Garfield’s Communication Highway
We do our best, nothing less at Garfield to keep our families informed of the many activities and events going on at our school. Here is a list of some of the many ways we do this. Let us know how we’re doing and your favorite way of receiving information (other than from your own student, of course.)
Garfield’s own website @ www.davenportschools.org/garfield/ Some things available are: Newly updated Parent Handbook with great information about all things Garfield and links to additional information. You’ll find announcements, calendars, The Garfield Gazette, pictures and much more! Check us out!
Davenport Community School District website @ www.davenportschools.org
Like us on Facebook at our new page. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?
Check out the Garfield video on YouTube created for new families highlighting our many activities, clubs, wonderful students and staff. Search for Garfield Elementary School Davenport, Iowa.
Staff emails are available on our Garfield website under the “Our Staff” tab.
FAMILY FOLDERS – Our wonderful new Family Folders are sent home on Thursdays with notes!
Student Planners are a wealth of information about homework, class activities and possibly a note from the teacher.
Weekly Garfield Emails (EBLASTS) are sent with important weekly information. Remember to update any email changes in the office. (Constant Contact)
Parent Portal – For each of your students, Parent Portal will enable you to E-mail teachers and to view: Attendance, fees, report cards and schedules. Click the link on our Garfield website. Because of online registration, we know that all parents now have their portal set up and ready!
KLJG Radio – Garfield is one of only a few elementary schools in the nation that has a FCC licensed FM radio station broadcasting at 100.1FM. Although currently unmanned due to the early start time, this has been a great experience for our 5th grade students and we are working on our scheduling.
The Garfield Gazette – published monthly with highlights from different grade’s activities, articles of interest and the next month’s calendar. This is sent home in the Family Folder but is also available digitally in our emails and on our website.
Morning Announcements – Birthdays and Skills for the week are announced along with important daily events, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Garfield Creed.
Outside Sign – Don’t forget to check out our lit outside sign as you drive or walk by!
TV Monitor – above office window and Scrolling Announcement Screen in our radio room window by the gym highlight news and videos within our building!