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  • Kathryn M. Verhappen, Principal
    7101 Newport Ave.
    Norfolk, VA 23505

    Phone: (757) 451-4150
    Fax: (757) 451-4157

    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Student Hours: 8:55am - 3:20pm
    Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 am



District Announcement

Welcome Statement

  • Welcome statement 

    Welcome to Granby Elementary School, home of the Bulldogs! The mission of Granby Elementary School, where caring is at the heart of everything we do, is to ensure that all families and students are engaged in purposeful learning, students are using metacognition and comprehension strategies across all curriculum areas to ensure life-long learning.


    Norfolk Public Schools and Granby Elementary

    will focus on Equity and Opportunity for ALL students by providing a rigorous, engaging, collaborative and

    supportive learning environment

    for our students and families.


    Granby Cares!!!!






    Middle School/High School Student Professional Development Opportunity

    Middle School/High School Student Professional Development Opportunity

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  • Click the link below for the Math Parent Workshop hosted by Ms. Overton, Title 1 Teacher and Mrs. Carter, Math Specialist

     Parent Workshop: Math

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    INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS: Engaging Families and Students in purposeful learning, students using and implementing Metacognition and Comprehension strategies across all content areas.

    Schoolwide Smart-e Goal: By the end of 2020-2021 school year, ALL STUDENTS will show growth.  75% of the students will meet or exceed grade level benchmarks in math and reading as measured by the SOLs, PALS, VKRP, performance tasks, STAR, and eportfolio.  25% of the students will show growth within their current tier.


    Updated Master Schedule



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    Grab n' Go Meals
    Grab and Go Meals-Updated October 26, 20202
    School Nutrition is providing Grab-N-Go meals at no charge to ALL children (ages 18 and under) at 34 locations each week from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper are being distributed together.

    These meals are convenient, safe, and nutritious! To learn more about supporting our school meals program while saving your family time and money, visit: and
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  • Drive for Five

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  • Follow the link below to the health metrics. 

    Select Norfolk City in the drop down menu.  We must be in the green for Norfolk and regional statistics for 14 days before the Norfolk School Board considers sending any students back to school.

    Health Metrics

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  • The School Board approves in-person learning under certain conditions.  Click below:

    School Board Meeting Decision Letter

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  • NPS Attendance Letter:  Goal  100% Engagement

    Please follow the link below to see the NPS Attendance Letter:

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  • Pandemic EBT Information

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  • Christmas Assistance Anyone?

    Click the link below to view the flyer:

    Christmas Assistance

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  • Click the words below for the Virtual Meals flyer:

    Virtual Meals Information

    School Take-out lunch

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  • Device Pick-up for the week of August 31st (Tuesday and Thursday).  Click the Link below:

    Round 2: Device Pick-UP



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  • Registration for the 2020-2021 school year for new Kindergarten and transfer students will begin July 2nd by appointment only. We will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-2. Please email Mrs. Verhappen at


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  • Updated Guidelines for Specialty Programs, Spring 2020

    Due to the extended school closure mandated by Governor Northam, the Specialty Program Committee has reviewed the application process and the following adjustments have been made:


    ·         There will be no program testing;

    ·         There will be no interviews; and

    ·         There will be no portfolio reviews or auditions.


    Each student’s application will be evaluated by using the established district rubric which includes reviewing the application information and the student’s record. 

    For the lottery schools: The lotteries for Academy for Discovery, Southside Stem, Ghent, and Academy of International Studies will be conducted the week of April 6, 2020.

    For all programs: Students will be notified of their status for the 2020-21 school year in a mailing scheduled to be sent out on April 27, 2020.

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  • If you need to contact your child's teacher, please refer to the link below.  The document that contains the contact information updates as information is added.  Click the link below.

    Updated Teacher Contact List:

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  • Click below to read the COVID Letter:

    COVID Letter to Parents

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  • Click here to order:  Yearbook 2019-2020


    Want your child's cherished memories from 2019-2020 documented-order a yearbook!!


    Yearbook 2019-2020

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  • For tutoring questions, please contact Mrs. Verhappen at 451-4150 extension 3010.

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  • Do you want to be a volunteer in your child's school? 

    If so, follow the link below and follow the step by step process.


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    Supply Lists 2019-2020

    Click below for your grade-level supply lists.

     Supply Lists 

     *Note:  You can also find the supply lists, every year, at the local Wal-mart (Tidewater Dr.) and outside the Main Office at Granby Elementary.

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