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2014-15 Student and Parent Handbook Albany 8J > Schools > Liberty Elementary

Welcome to Liberty Elementary School                                     

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Fast Facts

Principal: Rich Sipe

Office Manager: Tara Thompson

2345 Liberty St. SW
Albany, OR 97321

Phone: (541) 967-4578

Fax: (541) 924-3710

Total Enrollment: 370

Grades: K-5

Student Hours:
  • Kindergarten-5th: 9:00- 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: early release at 2:30 pm
Office and Staff Hours:
  • 8:00 am -4:00 pm


Mandatory Volunteer Training-October 15th.

(This meeting has been changed from October 8th to October 15)

New this year at Liberty, Mr. Sipe is asking that all parents that want to volunteer at Liberty attend a Mandatory Volunteer Training-October 15th at 7:00pm in the Liberty cafeteria. If you are unable to attend this meeting you will need to contact the Liberty office at 541-967-4578 to schedule a meeting with Mr. Sipe.


To Volunteer at Liberty Elementary

Greater Albany Public Schools appreciates the volunteer efforts that support our schools. The school district encourages parents and community volunteers to be in our schools for the primary purpose of enriching the education opportunities for students.

District policy requires all volunteers become familiarized with its volunteer policy. Policies include IICC and IICC-AR. For everyone's protection, GAPS requires all volunteers to complete a Criminal History Verification application prior to engaging in any volunteer activities.

Please go to to complete a volunteer application online. Select the Parents tab, then select the blue Volunteer tab, scroll down to Criminal Background Check and select which language you prefer to complete the form in. It takes about 3-5 days to process a volunteer application.

Thank you for all you do to support your child and this wonderful staff!


Information about fire at South Albany High School

There has been an outpouring of support for the students and staff at South Albany High School following the school fire. Please read the letters below to learn how the district is coordinating this support.

Band Director Letter 4.7.15

Maria Letter to Community 4.7.15

Lberty's Goal

To create a positive learning community where students learn to be collaborative and creative in a rigorous and respectful environment. We desire for every student to find joy at Liberty, create positive relationships and reach his or her academic potential.

Parents are essential partners in the success of our school community. If you would like to volunteer at Liberty, please contact either the front office or your child's teacher. Come see the amazing things that happen everyday in our classrooms!


Grow the love for Liberty Elementary School!

Sign up with eScrip to increase Liberty Elementary School's earnings. Plus, in the month of February, all new Liberty Elementary School supporters will be entered in a drawing to win one of 5 $100 VISA gift cards. It only takes a few minutes and it's free, get started right now at


Do you have a Green Thumb?

Thanks to a super volunteer (Kim Thorpe) and a grant from the GAPS school foundation, we are building a garden at Liberty. If you would like to help haul some soil, lay-down some barkdust and build the garden beds, please plan on joining us for one of our Liberty Garden days . It would be great if you could bring a shovel, wheelbarrow or garden hoe on the community garden daysl. Eventually we will be creating a cool fence that will include contributions from all our students at Liberty. When you visit Liberty take a moment to check out our Growing Garden project.

West Albany Turf Project

A group of community members and West Albany alum are organizing an effort to install a turf field at Bulldog Stadium and to refurbish the varsity soccer field. This project would be a great benefit for our Liberty community because it will create more practice space for our community sports teams, provide opportunities for year-round recreation during the school day and will be a strong partnership between the high school, middle school and Liberty. If you would like more information about this project, please click on the link below.

Turf Meeting Presentation


** Please click our Announcements tab to keep informed about important Liberty news!

2014-2015 Immunization Information


2014-15 Parent & Student Handbook


New Kindergarten Schedule


Liberty History

Built in 1949, Liberty Elementary School is proudly educating its third generation of Albany children. Liberty shares a 53-acre campus in a residential neighborhood, along with West Albany High School and Memorial Middle School.