WINTER WEATHER ALERTS

Greetings Host families!

As I am sure you all know – we may get snow!

We do not know what tomorrow may bring but if there are school delays or closures it will be reported on the main Green River web site. Please click on the following link for updates. http://www.greenriver.edu/

We encourage all GRC Host families and students to register for the GRC Safety alerts. You will receive a text alerts and/or email alert regarding closures or delays at GRC. Please click the following link to add this alert system to your cell phone or email. http://www.greenriver.edu/about-us/campus-safety/green-river-safety-alerts.htm

Best regards, stay safe and warm,
The Housing Team

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We Love Referrals

Your Green River Housing Team is always looking for new host families. Our best prospective host families come with referrals from our active and amazing current host families; like you!

As you visit with family and friends during this season; think about whose lives could be enriched by hosting one or more of our international students.

Prospective Host Family Orientation Meetings are held in IVC 101 at 6:30PM

  • January 5th, 2017
  • February 2nd, 2017
  • March 2nd, 2017

 

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Fall Quarter Finals

Fall Quarter is coming to a close this week.                                                                                              December 6th – Study Day – No Academic day classes                                                                 

December 7th – 9th – Final Exams all day                                                                                                           Please click HERE for Final Exam Schedule

 

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Winter quarter is fast approaching!

The following notification was sent to all host families. Please respond by November 16, 2016.

WINTER IS HERE!

Well, not yet; but it sure feels like it! Can you believe we’re already getting ready for Winter 2017 students’ to join our GRC family!?

It’s time to let us know if you’re available to host this quarter.  Please copy & paste the following questions with your answers in a reply email to me by November 16th! The Housing Team will begin placing students on November 28th, so it is crucial for us to know each host families update.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE A FULL HOUSE, WE NEED AN UPDATE PLEASE!!

** Please note that we do not have many students for Winter Quarter. You might want to consider a short term program student! Remember STP’s require a little more from you in that the students are to be dropped off/picked up daily.  We ask that you spend extra time hanging out & touring around with these students since they will only be here a couple of weeks. With that said, you are compensated a bit more than a long term student!

Respond by November 16th, 2016.  If we do not hear from you, we cannot place student(s) into your home!

(Cut /paste & answer these questions in your reply email)

  1. How many available long term openings do you have?
  2. When will you have these rooms available?
  3. Male or Female or Both?
  4. Would you like to be considered for Short Term Programs this Winter?
  5. Any home changes; kids, pets, family …any changes of who’s living in the home, or has your son/daughter turned 18?
  6. Students (include their Student ID number) currently living with you.
  7. Phone number or email changes?

 

Be sure we have your email that you check often to ensure you don’t miss any communication from us! Also, please remember to check your junk and spam mail; some servers sort our emails as spam, but we promise it’s not!

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No Classes

Greetings host families,

This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, October 26th, 2016 is an in-service day (no daytime academic classes and no IESL classes).

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Re-visits are happening!

What is this new policy?

  • Every host family will have a re-visit every two years.

What does this mean for you?

  • You will be receiving a call from one of the housing team members to schedule an in-home appointment with you.
  • This visit will take about 30 minutes of your time.
    • We will take up-to-date photos of you and your home
    • Update your transportation agreement
    • Ensure background checks are within 5 years for everyone 18 years and older in your home
    • Make sure all compliance documents are signed and updated

We look forward to visiting with all of you in the near future.

 

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How’s it going?

group-shotWe are three weeks into fall quarter. By now I hope you and your students have settled into a routine and that all is going well.

We have updated our host family manual and it is chalked full of great information and resources for you and your students. Please take a moment to read the manual, if you still have questions, feel free to contact us at housing@greenriver.edu.

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