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WELCOME TO 2014-15!
No delays or closures at this time.
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Highlights About Students & Staff

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South Albany HS teacher, students to participate in apprenticeship at OSU

OSU TAG

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

  • 1st Place: Paige Rogers, Takena Elementary
  • 2nd Place: Jackson Groch, Timber Ridge School
  • 3rd Place: Azlynn Warren, Lafayette Elementary

Middle School - Division II: Grades 6-8

  • 1st Place: Torin Christensen, North Albany M.S.
  • 2nd Place: Lane Giboney, North Albany M.S.
  • 3rd Place: Charlie DeRose, Memorial M.S.

High School - Division III: Grades 9-12

  • 1st Place: Theron Benedict, South Albany H.S.
  • 2nd Place: Chance Becknal, Albany Options School
  • 3rd Place: Gustavo Morales-Aparicio, South Albany H.S.

teacher Kelle Angel
South Albany High School Educator Named Leadership Advisor of the Year

At the state Leadership conference of April 28, 2014, South Albany High School teacher Kelle Angel was named Leadership Advisor of the Year for the state of Oregon.

Congratulations Ms. Angel!



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,


The start of a new school year is a time of tremendous anticipation and potential for students, parents, educators and administrators. Our Sodexo Schools teams look forward to new opportunities to consistently improve the Quality of Life and well-being of the students and clients we serve.

Over the summer, our Sodexo managers have made improvements, following protocols and programs that will strengthen the quality of the services we offer. Our objective is to make the 2014-2015 school year the best ever for our schools communities. 

We are ready to welcome you back to school with healthy, tasty meals, innovative health and wellness programming, impeccable facilities, a safe environment and anything else we can do to help our young students meet their potential. 

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

2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

Elementary Schools:

  • English | Español
    Note: Individual schools may choose to delete items from the supply list but may not add items 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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Find Your Bus Route The District's school and bus route information is available using Infofinder, an interactive, online bus route finder.

How it works:
Type in your address and zip code (include Drive, Street, Avenue, etc. Note: school and grade information is not required for a search.). Click the "Search" button to get a list of routes associated with your address. (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.)

Print options: Click the printer icon (printer) next to the school name to print bus stop information. To print a list of routes, schools, and an area map, print the page directly from your browser.

Notifications: You can also register to receive notifications sent out by the Transportation Department.

Contact Us

Address: 235 13th Ave. SE, Albany, Oregon 97322
Phone: 541.967.4626   |   Fax: 541-924-3712

Transportation Staff:
Kim Crabtree, Director
Tony Morrison, Dispatch/Router
LeeAnne Poris, Dispatch/Router
Lisa Morton, Dispatch/Secretary

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: 2014-2015

updated 6/17/2014

Kindergarten:

Grades 1—12:

Academic Calendars: 2015-2016

updated 8/4/2014

Grades 1—12:

 


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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 com-munities. During the school year the District has shortened school days — Early Release Wednesdays — so teachers can work together in PLCs.

Kids playingEarly 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.

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

   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")