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Students Tour Local Firms, Career Exploration Opportunities Focus on Manufacturing, Technology
Students at Albany middle schools aren’t quite ready for full-time jobs, but when they are, they may not have to leave Albany to find them. That’s the word from several local businesses acting as tour guides this year in Timber Ridge, Calapooia, Memorial and North Albany Middle Schools. Josephine Fleetwood of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce is working with district schools to provide a middle school careers program. The after-school Career Exploration Club meets for an hour on early release Wednesdays for five weeks, spending one Wednesday each at local firms and organizations.
Seven Calapooia students visited Concept Systems which provides factory automation and systems integration services to manufacturers. Ed Diehl, president and co-founder of the company said that labor shortage is a big concern as not enough new employees are entering the field and those who currently have the skills are beginning to retire.
South Albany High School students visited CADD Connection, a company which creates 3D modeling for building designs.
2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
Pinnacle Parent Portal
The Pinnacle Parent Portal allows you to access student grades, attendance, and assignment information.
The District's school and bus route information is available using Infofinder, an interactive, online bus route finder.
Address: 235 13th Ave. SE, Albany, Oregon 97322
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:
Greater Albany Public Schools
718 Seventh Ave. SW
Albany, Oregon 97321
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.
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 2013-14 you DO NOT need to complete one as approval is good for two years.
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.
Academic Calendars: 2014-2015
Academic Calendars: 2015-2016
The District's Online Library Catalog (organized by school)
Please go to our delays and closures web page to locate information about our FlashAlert system. Parents may register with FlashAlert to get notifications.
One 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.
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.
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.
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 com-munities. During the school year the District has shortened school days — Early Release Wednesdays — so teachers can work together in PLCs.
Early Release. There are 35 early release days scheduled for 2014-15. 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.