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We are small in number (155), but big in academics and character education.

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Fast Facts

Kelley Guilliot
Office Manger:
Matie Dougherty
32100 Old Oak Drive
Tangent, OR 97389

  (541) 967-4616
  (541) 924-3716

School Hours:

First through Fifth Grades

Wednesdays only -
  9:05 - 2:40


Extended Kinder for those that qualify starting September 30th.Dismissal at 1:30

Wednesdays only for extended Kinders -
  9:05 - 12:30

Total Enrollment:

Tangent is OUTSTANDING!!

The State released Report Cards for schools and Tangent Elementary earned an overall rating of OUTSTANDING!

If you would like to see the report card, the link below will allow you to see it.

Principal Newsletters

Mrs. Guilliot has started writing a newsletter that will go out to families about every 6 weeks. The first one just went home this week. If you did not recieve it, below is a link for you to access it.


Want to be involved in Parent Club?

Simply come to the office for information.

Tangent's Core Purpose:

To educate and inspire all students to reach their full potential, equipped to be positive, contributing members of society.

As elementary educators we realize our crucial roles in teaching reading, math, and writing. We are dedicated to focusing on academic skills while culturing character education, physical fitness, and an appreciation of the arts.

We also believe that in order to teach character traits, we must model them with children and one another.





About Our School:

Built in 1965, Tangent Elementary School is proudly educating its second and third generation of children. Located on an 8 acre campus amid fertile farm fields, Tangent Elementary serves a large area surrounding the community for which the school is named.


Our School Is Proud To Offer:

Character Education Program
Tangent Elementary students follow the same three rules in all settings at our school: be safe, respectful, and responsible.  Students who follow these rules are invited to participate in school wide rewards throughout the year. We have monthly assemblies to celebrate outstanding academic and Character Education behaviors.

Wildlife Habitat
An area in front of our school has been designated as a habitat for plants that are native to our area.  The purpose of this project is to familiarize students with plants that are native to Oregon.

Annual Events
We bring our school community together each year with the following events: major involvement in Harvest Festival, Fall Open House, Senior Dinner, music programs, carnival, science fair, and an end-of-the-year swimming trip, Muffins with Mom, Doughnuts with Dad

Community members and parents help in classrooms, prepare materials for teachers and work one-on one with students. Target Distribution Center continues to be our business partner, providing us with assistance for all our major events.

Parent Club
The Tangent Parent Club works tirelessly to raise funds to support student learning and activities. The club has been instrumental in raising funds for needed school items such as computers and projectors, library books, math manipulatives and musical instruments. They also play a major role in planning and putting on our annual events and coordinate volunteering in the school.

Dropping off and picking up studentsas of JANUARY 2012

Students should not be dropped off before 8:45 AM.  There is no one to supervise the students until 8:45 AM.  This time before school is a much-needed prep-time for all those associated with the school.   School begins at 9:05 AM. 


Additional Informaiton for Tangent Parents:

Free and Reduced Lunches

Greater Albany Public Schools and the State of Oregon offer the breakfast and lunch program at reduced prices or free for those families qualifying due to size and income.  We encourage parents who have had a change in their family’s situation, due to size or income, to complete applications.  Students who qualified for free or reduced lunches last year and have not filled out an application for the ’09-'10 school year will be excluded the middle of October.  If you have not filled out a new application for this school year, please do so immediately.

Kids Going Home

Please talk to your child in the mornings before they leave for school and give them directions of where they are to be after school that day.  The office gets calls frequently that could/should have been taken care of at home.  Please note that unless your student brings a note to the office or to his/her teacher, or the office receives a phone call.  Your student/s will ride the bus home if that is what he normally does. Students are required to ride the bus unless prior arrangements or notification has been made. Kindergarten Students…  If a guardian or designated adult is not at the bus stop to pick up your child, he or she will be returned to school for you to pick up.


Students receiving ANY kind of medication, over-the-counter or prescription, must have a medical release form filled out and on file in the office.  If your child is taking a prescription, the bottle must come to the office by an adult – NOT ON THE BUS – and be marked EXACTLY how it is to be dispensed (frequency and time of day).  All non-prescriptions INCLUDING cough drops, Tylenol, etc. must be accompanied by a medical release and dispensed from the office.

Volunteers are ALWAYS Welcome

Tangent School welcomes parents and community members who wish to volunteer.  However, ALL visitors need to enter through the front doors and check in at the office and obtain a badge.  Also, volunteers must complete Criminal History Verification form prior to volunteering.