For Tuesday, January 17: Schools closed due to inclement weather. Athletics, activities, evening events,
and meetings canceled.
Snow Days Update
Wondering about about make-up days after all this snow?
Find out about the process for adding back days in
Superintendent Schlachter's Message [More]
School Bond Update
The future is bright
Superintendent Schlachter's Bond Update [More]
Pathways Fair 2017
Feb 22-Pathways Fair for 7th/8th students/families
Learn about programs at our high schools [More]
Snowy, icy weather?
How to know if school is delayed or canceled [More]
2016 School Bond Election Update
Gresham-Barlow School Bond
Election Update [More]
7TH AND 8TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL IS BACK! TRYOUTS will be Friday, January 13th 4:00-5:30
We are very excited that this year we will be offering school Basketball here at GRMS! This is a no “cut sport”. Students must have all paperwork in before they will be allowed to tryout. If a student misses tryouts they will not be considered for the A Team. Teams will be leveled by ability and grade. Paperwork will be available in the main office. All paperwork must be complete before tryouts
The State of Oregon now requires schools to notify parents of their immunization exemption rates for each required vaccine. These rates will now be posted on our school’s website, in our school office, and sent home to parents twice a year. The rates attached are the exemption rates as of last spring. Schools are required to publish this information twice each school year. Approximately the second week of March we will post the updated rates. These new rates are collected and tallied in mid-February 2017.
SUN WINTER SESSION INFORMATION
Registration for Winter Session is open now. Activity guides and registration forms can be picked up in the main office or the SUN Office (Rm 1). Registration forms will be accepted until classes fill up at which time we will create a waiting list. Wrestling participants require a current doctor’s physical and insurance information to be on file before starting. For more information please contact SUN Site Manager, Jennifer Tanaka, at 503-367- 3974, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year as a part of an ongoing anti-bullying campaign Gordon Russell Middle School will be taking part in The Great Kindness Challenge. This national event is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible, choosing from a checklist of 50 suggestions. On January 23rd we will have a kick off assembly for students, staff and parents to attend and support (more details to come). Students will be encouraged to complete the checklist and turn it in at the end of the week for a drawing for prizes. We look forward to this great event.
CONTACTING A TEACHER
If you would like to contact a teacher, the best and timeliest way is through email. Most questions or concerns can be taken care of this way. If you still feel that you need to meet, please arrange an appointment time with the teacher. This way they can make sure they have adequate time to spend with you. On the day of your visit, please make sure to sign in the front office and get a visitors badge.
School personnel may not give children medication without written permission from the parent/guardian and doctor. Parents must bring the medication to the school office and complete the required district form before the medication can be given. Students may never transport medication. Prescription medication must be prepared and labeled by a pharmacist at the direction of a physician. The district requires a signed permission form and instructions from the student’s parent, which includes: name of student, name of medication, route, dosage and frequency of administration will be needed. Prescription medication must remain in the original container from the pharmacy or doctor’s office. Nonprescription medication must be brought to school in original container or packaging and must follow recommended guidelines for dosage. Nonprescription medication means only commercially prepared, non-alcohol based medication to be taken during school hours that is necessary for the student to remain in school.