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APSF Awards $40,000 to GAPS teachers

Posted on: December 21, 2018

The Albany Public Schools Foundation awarded $40,000 in classroom grants during the month of November.  Funded projects ranged from electronics, to materials for art, reading, music and physical education. Grant applicants have received their grant status notification letters.

Primary funding for the Classroom Grant Program comes from three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

See the list of award recipients for details!


Fundación de las escuelas públicas de Albany (APSF por sus siglas en inglés) otorga $40,000 a maestros de GAPS

La Fundación de las Escuelas Públicas de Albany, otorgó $40,000 en subvenciones para los salones de clases durante el mes de noviembre. Los proyectos financiados van desde electrónica, hasta materiales para arte, lectura, música y educación física. Los solicitantes de subvenciones han recibido sus cartas de notificación de estado de concesión.

La financiación principal para el Programa de Subvenciones de Aula, proviene de tres eventos de la Fundación de Escuelas Públicas de Albany: “iSwim for Kids” (Evento de natación), la Gala de Beneficios de “iCelebrate Kids” (Evento recreativo) y “iRun for Kids” (Evento de carreras).

¡Vea la lista de ganadores de premios para más detalles!

School Board approves bond proposal for May election

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The School Board unanimously voted to send a $159 million bond measure to voters in the May 16, 2017, election.

The measure would:

  • Make upgrades and improvements, including replacing roofs, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical systems in schools around the District.
  • Make energy improvements, including replacing old, inefficient high maintenance heating/ventilation systems, doors, which would save energy costs.
  • Make safety/security upgrades, including automatic door locks, fire alarms, security cameras to improve the safety of students.
  • Make seismic upgrades to enable buildings to better withstand earthquakes.
  • Renovate and/or add classroom space to support vocational/technical classes for all district middle school buildings.
  • Renovate and add classrooms and a cafeteria at Oak Grove Elementary School; purchase property and construct a new elementary school in NE Albany to address growing enrollment and reduce overcrowding.
  • Complete the first phase of West Albany High School’s rebuild that would include new classrooms, commons, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative space; and multipurpose space for vocational/technical education and gymnasium uses at South Albany High School.

The bond proposal is the result of a more than two-year process to identify facility needs in the District. The projects were reviewed by architects and recommended by a community-based District Facilities Advisory Committee (DFAC) that was made up of community members, parents and staff members.

DFAC initially identified more than $250 million in facility needs. This proposal represents the School Board’s priority to balance the most critical needs and the cost to taxpayers. This bond proposal is expected to increase taxes by an estimated $.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value because the 2006 bond is expiring.

For more information, read the resolution and explanatory statement. 

Find more information on the bond information page.

Student Success Act / Ley de Éxito Estudiantil

Posted on: October 10, 2019

The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427), a historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. Greater Albany Public Schools could be able to access an estimated $5.5 million per year through a state application process.

Districts are allowed four broad uses for the grant proposals:

  1. Increasing instructional time
  2. Addressing student health and safety needs
  3. Increasing adults/decreasing class size
  4. Expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.

Programs must also meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs and increase academic achievement as well as reduce disparities among student groups.

We want to be sure to invest these resources in alignment with our community vision. In conjunction with a new Strategic Plan, input from parents, teachers, staff, students, and the community at large will shape the future of Greater Albany Public Schools!

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  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. (In Spanish with English interpretation)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. (In English with Spanish interpretation)
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 –  6:00-7:30 p.m. (In English with Spanish interpretation)

Spanish Translation 

La Legislatura de Oregón aprobó y la Gobernadora firmó la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de $ 2 mil millones (HB 3427), una inversión histórica y muy necesaria para las escuelas desde Kínder hasta el 12 grado. Las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany, podrían acceder a un estimado de $ 5.5 millones por año a través de un proceso de solicitud estatal.

Los distritos tienen cuatro usos generales para las propuestas de subvención:

  1. Incremento del tiempo de instrucción.
  2. Abordar las necesidades de salud y seguridad de los estudiantes. 
  3. Aumento de adultos/disminución del tamaño de la clase.
  4. Expandir oportunidades de aprendizaje integrales.

Los programas también deben satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y conductual de los estudiantes y aumentar el rendimiento académico, así como reducir la desproporción entre los grupos de estudiantes.

Queremos asegurarnos de invertir estos recursos de acuerdo con nuestra visión comunitaria. ¡Junto con un nuevo Plan Estratégico, los aportes de padres, maestros, personal, estudiantes y la comunidad en general darán forma al futuro de las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany!

Encuesta de participación comunitaria (Inglés) Encuesta de participación comunitaria (Español) Encuesta de participación estudiantil (Inglés) Encuesta de participación estudiantil (Español) Descargar folleto imprimible (Inglés) Descargar folleto imprimible (Español) Foros Comunitaios (Ingles y Espanol)

Cold and Flu Season is upon us!

Posted on: October 7, 2019

The season of sickness is upon is!  We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of district policies regarding sickness and medications.  The following information can be found on the district web page under the nursing page:

*All medication must be checked in to the office by an adult.  This includes cough drops!*

Please do not send an ill child to school.  Follow these guidelines for communicable disease and exclusion to help keep our community healthy. Keep your child home for:

Fever greater than 100.5 degrees – May return when temperature is below 100.5 degrees for a minimum of 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Vomiting – May return when there has been no vomiting for 24 hours.

Diarrhea, 3 loose or watery stools in 24 hours or sudden onset – May return after diarrhea has resolved for 24 hours.

Stiff neck or headache with fever – May return when symptom free or with doctor clearance.

Sleepy, lethargic or irritable – May return when symptom free with doctor clearance.

Colored drainage from eyes, ears or nose.  Skin lesions that are weepy, fluid or pus-filled – May return when resolved or with written clearance from the doctor.  Sores must be covered.

Rash, sores or wounds – May return when resolved or with written clearance from the doctor.

Difficulty breathing, congestion, serious, sustained, or productive cough with or without fever – May return when symptom free or student has been on antibiotics for 24 hours, with written release from the doctor.  Antibiotics are not effective for viral illness.

Strep throat – Must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and have written consent from the doctor to return to school.  Contact your health care provider for any severe sore throat.

Yellow color of skin/eyes – May return with written clearance from doctor.

White, clay colored, or bloody stool – May return with written clearance from the doctor.

Brown or bloody urine – May return with written clearance from doctor.

Keep your child home for any symptoms or complaints that prevent them from active participation in usual school activities.

After an illness of two or more weeks, surgery or other change in health status – May return with written instruction from the doctor regarding medication or special health needs at school.

 

 

Fall Conferences Coming Soon – Sign up!

Posted on: October 4, 2019

Fall Parent – Teacher Conferences will be held October 23rd and October 24th.  All Clover Ridge teachers will be using an online sign up process this year for scheduling conferences.  Please see the attached documents at the bottom of the page for directions on how to sign up.  Conference times are as follows:

Wednesday October 23rd

4:30-8:00pm

Thursday October 24th

8:00 – 12:oopm

12:40 – 4:40pm

5:00 – 7:00pm

There is no school October 24th and 25th.

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School Registration Dates and Times / Fechas y horarios para la inscripción en la escuela

Posted on: August 8, 2019

Welcome parents! Please click HERE for our registration process. School registration times and locations are posted HERE.

Warning: As we have thirty-five construction projects running in the district, please heed the construction signs; some schools will have alternate locations for registration.


Spanish Translation

Fechas y horarios para la inscripción en la escuela

¡Bienvenidos padres de familia! Por favor marque  AQUÍ para obtener nuestro proceso de inscripción. Los horario y lugares para la inscripción en la escuela están publicados  AQUÍ.

Advertencia: Como tenemos treinta y cinco proyectos de construcción en ejecución en el distrito, preste atención a las señales de construcción; algunas escuelas tendrán lugares alternativos para la inscripción.