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Highlights About Students & Staff

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Southern Belles win 5A Dance Title

South Albany High School Southern Belles win 5A Dance Title

The SAHS Southern Belles and Gent Dance Team earned first place in the state 5A state dance team completion on March 20, The team earned 83.11 points to finish ahead of seven other squads. The dancers have a history of achievement at the competition, having earned third place in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and second place in 2013.


Albany Robotics Teams Excel At State Competition

On January 18th & 19th, two of the six LEGO robotics teams made up of students from the District each won trophies at the State of Oregon, First LEGO League State Championship Tournament.

Neon Sparks

 The Neon Sparks LEGO Robotics team includes Itzel Ayala, Keely
 Kohlleppel, Emma Houdek, Elyse Peter, Katrina Clare, Katie Tracy, Lilly
 Jorgensen-MacDougall and Cassidy Johnston; Team Mentors Kassandra
 Clare and Alayna Walters; and Coach Mark Gullickson.

The Neon Sparks, comprised of Timber Ridge School students and coached by teacher Mark Gullickson, won the 2013-2014 State LEGO Robotics Championship, Rookie Team of The Year award. This year there were more than 250 Rookie Teams in Oregon, out of the nearly 500 total teams state-wide that competed.

Team What?, a neighborhood team comprised of three Memorial Middle School students and a former district student, Team What?won the 4th Place Overall award. This year the Team's project, "EarTooth", was designed to help the deaf community be more informed during natural disasters.

Team What? LEGO Robotics team: River Hobbensiefken, Garret Tyson, Sam Rossback and Patrick Spence. The team's coached by Robin Hobbensiefken, parent
of a team member.


Calapooia Students Present At OHSU Symposium

Students in Calapooia Middle School's advanced computers class recently joined teacher Cindy Etherton in presenting at the Oregon Academic Technology Society (OAtS) Symposium held at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and did a fabulous job.

Students Josiah Balderas, Lauren Burton, Cole Weaver and Seth Cullison. The students — Josiah Balderas, Lauren Burton, Cole Weaver and Seth Cullison — interacted with teachers, university professors and IT professionals. Many individuals at all levels of education, including symposium organizer, Scott Christian, commented on the students' professionalism and insight.


Torin Christensen won 1st Place in the 2013 Division I (Grades 1-5) Oregon Stewide Spelling Championship

Albany Student Wins 1st Place In State Spelling Championship

Oak Grove Elementary student Torin Christensen won 1st Place (Division I) in the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship held August 31st at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

Christensen, who won 1st Place in the May 21st regional spelling contest (Grades 1-5), was invited to participate in the statewide spelling contest.


Nutrition Information

Greater Albany Public Schools Nutrition Solutions

Sodexo supports student engagement and improves the Quality of Life for the entire Schools community. By focusing on Quality of Life services, we reinforce the overall experience of a student’s educational journey. – Steve Dunmore, President Sodexo Education – Schools

Dear Students and Parents,


Recognizing that millions of children and families in the U.S. face long-term health and social challenges as a consequence of childhood obesity, Sodexo recently joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to announce new commitments to battle this epidemic.

Sodexo made six commitments to PHA which include two that are especially important for our K-12 students: 

  • By 2016, 90% of our K-12 schools will implement new programs to increase the selection of healthier lunch options.
  • By 2018, we will serve 17 million additional free breakfasts to our K-12 students. 

Sodexo currently serves 2 million healthy and delicious meals per day based on the USDA’s nutrition guidelines so that students are engaged and ready to learn in school.

PHA works with the private sector and First Lady Michelle Obama, PHA Honorary Chair, to garner meaningful commitments to help end the childhood obesity crisis. Its more than 60 partners work to make healthier choices more accessible and affordable for busy parents and families

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please email us anytime with questions, comments or suggestions about how we can improve your students’ dining experience. 

dunmoreRegards,

Steve Dunmore, President Sodexo Education – Schools

Hello Greater Albany Community!

Welcome to our new website, dedicated to student well-being and keeping parents, teachers, students and the community informed! Feel free to email us with any questions, and check back soon for more news.

Greater Albany Public Schools | Nutrition Solutions | 3610 Grand Prairie Road South Albany, OR 97321 | tel. (541) 967-4622 | Contact Us

School Supply Lists

School Calendars

2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR

Elementary Schools:

  • English | Español
    Note: Individual schools may choose to delete items from the list but may not add items to the supply list or require fees as an alternative.
    Backpack

Middle Schools

Pinnacle Parent PortalParent Portal

Pinnacle Parent Portal
The Pinnacle Parent Portal allows you to access student grades, attendance, and assignment information.

Bus Routes

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Interactive Bus Route Finder
Online bus route information is available from Infofinder which lets you find school and bus route information by typing in your street address. You can also register to receive notifications sent out by theFind Your Bus Route Transportation Department.

How it works

1. Type in your address and zip code, including Dr, St, Ave, etc. (school / grade isn't required for a search.)
2. Click search button to get a list of routes associated with your address. Print bus stop information by clicking the printer icon (printer) next to the school name. To print a list of routes and schools plus an area map, print the page from your browser.

NOTE: PM bus stop times listed are approximate due to unforseen traffic, weather, etc. Students are to be at the assigned stop at least 5 minutes before the posted times.

Business-to-School Liason

Deb Burchfiel is the Business-to-School Liaison for the Greater Albany Public School District. She coordinates career-related work opportunities for Albany high school students. Student opportunities may include job shadows, career-related field trips, mentorships, structured work experiences, internships, co-operative work experiences, and informational interviews.

If you work for or own a business that would like to participate and provide Albany high school students training for their future careers, please contact Josefine via the information below:

Deb Burchfiel
Business-to-School Liaison
Greater Albany Public Schools
718 Seventh Ave. SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
Phone: 541-936-4922
Fax: 541-924-3780
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Greater Albany Public Schools  logoVolunteer

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.

Volunteer Policies

The district requires all volunteers to be familiar with its volunteer policies. Policies include JHFF, 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 view the District's Volunteer Guidelines (English or Español) for more.

Safety trainings are also available to volunteers to assist them in providing a safe and secure environment for themselves and students. If interested, please click on the following link: SafeSchools Training.

Criminal Background Check

Please complete the District's online Criminal Background Check form one time only within a two-year period. If you completed a background check for 2012-13 you DO NOT need to complete one as approval is good for two years.

    Select Application Form In English En Español

For more information about volunteering please contact the Human Resources Department by phone: 541-967-4501; fax: 541-967-4587; or at 718 7th Ave. SW, Albany, OR 97321.

Calendars (All Schools)

School Calendars

Academic Calendars: 2013-2015

updated 3/20/2014

Grades 1 - 12:

Kindergarten:

 


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Library Catalog

The District's Online Library Catalog (organized by school)

 

Delays & Closures

FlashAlertPlease go to our delays and closures web page to locate information about our FlashAlert system. Parents may register with FlashAlert to get notifications.

Pre-Kindergarten Outreach Committee

Pinnacle Parent PortalOne of the goals of the Pre-Kindergarten Outreach Committee is to contact parents and community members who work with children younger than kindergarten age to inform them of current school expectations.

  • Click here to view the Kindergarten Readiness brochure (in English & Español).

School Finder & Boundary Information

School Boundary Information

Boundary Maps


Easy-To-Use School Finder

Locate your assigned school by using the Infofinder website.Find Your School

  1. Click the "Find Your School" button

  2. Under "My Address" type in your street address and zip code. Be sure to include Dr, St, Ave, etc. (Note: You do not need to select a school or grade when you search.)

  3. Click the search button to view the schools associated with your address.

 

SafeSchools online safety training

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SafeSchools online safety training program

Greater Albany Public Schools is using SafeSchools online safety training program to train staff and parents on school-related safety issues. SafeSchools offers trainings in all facets of school safety, and its compliance management system tracks all the training for the district, allowing us to easily demonstrate state and federal compliance with safety mandates.

As a district parent, you will need to register in order to take your optional trainings. Click on the link below to go directly to the registration page where you will enter your basic information, including your username.

  Register: albany.or.safeschools.com/register/dc021a1f

  Already Registered? Click here to sign in.

Once you login to the site, you will see a list of courses assigned to you, and the date on which they are due. To begin a course, click on the title then follow the prompts. To earn a certificate of completion, you must complete all sections of a course and pass the quiz. You do not have to take SafeSchools courses in one sitting, however; if you are called away, the system will remember where you left off and allow you to pick up again at that point.

Your participation will help to make Greater Albany Public Schools a safer place to work and learn! If you have any questions, please contact Dustie Branton, 541-967-4503.


Early Release Wednesdays & PLCs

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Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). PLCs give principals, teachers and staff the opportunity to meet to discuss curriculum, assessments, and how to meet individual student needs.

All schools within the Greater Albany Public School District participate in these communities. During the school year the District has shortened school days — Early Release Wednesdays — so teachers can work together in PLCs.

Early Release Days. The District has Kids playing35 early release days scheduled for 2013-2014. On these days students will be released from school 60 minutes early and may participate in activities sponsored by the our Community Partners.

Letter to Parents. Superintendent Delapoer has written a letter to parents explaining why PLCs are important to your child.
Superintendent's letter
   View the Superintendent's letter.

Advanced Diploma Program

Advanced Diploma Program

Advanced DiplomaThe Advanced Diploma program is designed specifically to address the needs of motivated seniors who are seeking a seamless transition into the community college environment.

Under the program, a high school senior completes all the requirements for graduation. But instead of receiving a diploma, the student remains in the Greater Albany Public School District for an additional year.

The student then enrolls in Linn Benton Community College (LBCC), and the school district pays for the student's books and tuition for 12 credits of instruction per term with money received from the State School Fund.

Upon completion of the year, the student will:
   • receive a high school diploma,
   • have earned 36 college credits,
   • be well on the way to an Associate's Degree.   

    Learn more about the Advanced Diploma
    Log in to Advanced Diploma Moodle page (Login as "guest")