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Special Joint School Board and City Council meeting, Feb. 12, 2018

Posted on: February 12, 2018

A joint meeting of the Albany City Council and the GAPS School Board is scheduled for tonight. District representatives will update the Council on the District’s strategic planning, bond project developments, school programs and emergency management.

See the agenda

The meeting will be held at Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW. It will begin at 7 p.m.

Free engineering workshop for elementary and middle school students

Posted on: February 9, 2018

Early exposure to hands-on engineering activities can build interest in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

The Pipeline to Jobs project and Linn Benton Community College are sponsoring a hands-on workshop at Heritage Mall on Feb. 24 for elementary and middle school students. The event is free and open to all interested students.

Join us for a day of hands-on activities that give kids the opportunity to learn about how things are built, and engage in fun, creative kid-friendly engineering projects. Kids will enjoy building, learning, and creating something new at each station with our fun and experienced mentors. All supplies provided.

For more information, read the flyer. 

Attention Parents: You are invited to a TAG forum

Posted on: February 7, 2018

GAPS parents are invited to join parents of talented and gifted students in Corvallis for an informational night about the social-emotional needs of TAG students.

The featured speaker is Paula Prober, author, counselor and educator with more than 30 years experience.

The event will take place in the Linus Pauling Middle School Auditorium in Corvallis on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Childcare is available.

“Many staff members and families are eager for more support around TAG students and issues,” said Stacey Torres, District Talented and Gifted Facilitator. “I hope they can attend this event to​​ improve our ability to support our TAG learners.”

Read the flyer
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Transfer Window Open

Posted on: February 6, 2018

2018-19 Transfer Application Window Open Until February 28th.

Parents,

If you are interested in applying for a 2018-19 Transfer to another school, the online application link is now open and will close February 28th at 4:00 p.m.

To apply for a transfer you need to complete the online application which is located on our district website.

  • From the GAPS home page, click on the Parent Box to the right.
  • Click on the Information button.
  • Click on Transfer Requests near the bottom of the list.
  • Click on the 2018-19 Transfer Application box.
  • Click on the link to our online application.

There are several reasons a transfer request may be denied.  Those include overcrowding at the requested school, or if a student is failing to maintain minimum standards of attendance, behavior, or academics at their current school.  For more information about Student Assignment to schools please refer to School Board Policies JECA, JECB, and JECC.

On-line application for the 2018-19 school year is currently open until February 28th.  If you have any questions about the transfer process, you may contact the district office at (541) 967-4519 and ask to speak with Jennifer Hart.

 

La solicitud de transferencias 2018-19 abierto hasta el 28 de febrero.

Padres:

Si usted está interesado en solicitar una transferencia a otra escuela para el año 2018-19, el enlace de la solicitud esta ahora abierta y cerrara el 28 de febrero a las 4:00 pm.

Para solicitar una transferencia, debe completar la solicitud en línea que se encuentra en nuestro sitio web del distrito escolar.

  • En la página principal de GAPS, marque en el recuadro del lado derecho “Parent” (padres).
  • Marque sobre el botón de “Information” (información).
  • Marque sobre “Transfer Requests” (Solicitudes de transferencias) casi al final de la lista.
  • Marque sobre el botón “2018-2019 Transfer Application” (Solicitud de Transferencia 2018-2019).
  • Marque sobre el enlace de nuestra solicitud para ser llenada en el internet.

Hay varias razones por la cual una solicitud de transferencia podría ser negada. Estas razones incluyen la sobrepoblación en la escuela solicitada o si un estudiante no cumple en mantener los estándares mínimos de la asistencia, el buen comportamiento o buen estado académico en su escuela actual.  Para obtener más información acerca de la “Asignación del Estudiante” a las escuelas, por favor refiérase a las Reglas de la Mesa Directiva: JECA, JECB y JECC.

Las solicitudes en el internet para el año escolar 2018-19, están abiertas actualmente hasta el 28 de febrero. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proceso de transferencia, usted puede contactar al Centro de Bienvenida al (541) 704-2376.

Anti-Bullying, Anti-Harassment Task Force to meet on Feb. 7

Posted on: February 4, 2018

The second meeting of the new Anti-Bullying, Anti-Harassment Task Force is scheduled for Feb. 7 at Albany Options School at 6 p.m.

More than 40 parents, community members and staff attended the first meeting on Jan. 24. Participants had the opportunity to share, in small groups, why they were attending and what outcomes they anticipating.

At the meeting, district staff presented and overview of bullying and had participants break into small groups to analyze various aspects and data relating to bullying that they could share out to the larger group.

See the presentation.

At the end of the evening, the small groups focused on beginning to look at the various roles community stakeholders play in addressing the issue of bullying in our community. A summary of those findings will be presented at the Feb. 7 meeting.

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