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South Albany Dance Team

The South Albany High School Southern Belles dance team competed in the DDCA championship in Canby on December 6 and earned first place among 5A teams in the Large Jazz event and second place in the Hip Hop event.
The coach is Amanda GaVette.


LEGO Robotics Team heading to the State Championship


2014 -2015 ORTOP Philomath State Qualifying Tournament, 2nd Place Champions Award

On December 6, The Bacon Bricks, an all-girls robotics team led by teacher Mark Gullickson earned second place at the ORTOP Regional State Qualifying Tournament held in Philomath. They are now heading to the State Championship Tournament which will be held in Hillsboro this coming January.

This year, the research challenge theme is called, “World Class Learning Unleashed" and is centered upon improving the way people learn. Participating teams had to research a topic under this theme. The Bacon Bricks developed an innovative way for students to learn about the Cartesian coordinate graphing system. They have worked collaboratively with educators and professionals in the fields of mathematics and science education, both in the USA and in Europe. They have also been working with a partnership/buddy school in Zelenograd, Russia. To date, they have shared their FLL research project with more than 104,000 students all over the world. The Bacon Bricks were also selected by the national FIRST LEGO robotics organization as the featured research project team in the USA. Teachers and schools in both the USA and Russia - and others in Europe too -have begun using their innovative solution for teaching elementary students how the Cartesian coordinate graphing system works.

Students Tour Local Firms, Career Exploration Opportunities Focus on Manufacturing, Technology


Students Tour Local Firms, Career Exploration Opportunities Focus on Manufacturing, Technology

Students Tour Local Firms, Career Exploration Opportunities Focus on Manufacturing, Technology
Photo curtesy of David Patton, Albany Democrat Herald

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.

Nutrition Information

Greater Albany Public Schools Dining Services

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,


With the holiday season upon us, I hope you will all have the opportunity  to relax and enjoy time together with family and friends.  

As we reflect on the past year of our partnership, our Sodexo schools teams are proud of the work we have done to improve the health, safety and well-being of the students and clients we serve.  As we move forward into 2015, we will continue our commitment to provide the very best Quality of Life services to your school community - a promise we strive to deliver on every day.

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.

Wishing all of you a joyous holiday season, and a healthy, happy new year.

dunmore

Regards,

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

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.) If you live in an outlying area and did not have a student from your household riding the bus last year, Infofinder may not be able to identify a route. Please contact the Transportation Office at 541-967-4626.

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

Calendars

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:

 


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 2013-14 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.

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).