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South Albany HS teacher, students to participate in apprenticeship at OSU
South Albany High School (SAHS) teacher Carla Streng and three students will be participating in the Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering program at Oregon State University. Ms. Streng will serve as one of the Teacher Monitors checking in with and assisting student interns and their mentors during the summer. Tyler Whittaker will be working with Dr. John Simonsen on a biology-based nanotechnology project. Nicole Niskanen will be working with OSU's Dr. Ganti Murthy on his Biochemical Conversion of Grass Straw into Bioethanol project, and Scott Acker will be the intern on Dr. Rajiv Halhotra's research on Machining High-Strength Metal Alloys.
SAHS has never had this many students placed in one summer—just one every now and then in a random year. It's a spectacular example of the District's goal of awakening every student's love of life-long learning.
Spelling Contest Winners
The annual Greater Albany Public School District Spelling Contest was held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Calapooia Middle School. Each winner will receive a certificate and be recognized at the May 12, 2014 School Board meeting. The winners were:
Elementary - Division I: Grades 1-5
Middle School - Division II: Grades 6-8
High School - Division III: Grades 9-12
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 2012-13 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
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 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 35 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.
The Advanced Diploma program is designed specifically to address the needs of motivated seniors who are seeking a seamless transition into the community college environment.