School District News

Are your child’s vaccines up to date?
Exclusion Day is February 15. That means if your child’s vaccinations are not up-to-date, they can be excluded from school until they are properly vaccinated. Find out more here: http://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/VaccinesImmunization/

Gladstone schools welcome non-resident students
Under Oregon law, students have the opportunity to attend a school outside their home district by applying for Open Enrollment. Gladstone is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for grades K-10 through April 1. Find out more and apply today.   

2 easy ways to support Gladstone Schools
Fred Meyer shoppers can link their rewards card to the Gladstone Education Foundation to support Gladstone Schools. They still get personal fuel points & rebates, and Gladstone Schools gets a quarterly donation from Fred Meyer. With 150 people signed up, the GEF raised $3,500 last year. To sign up, visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and enter Gladstone Schools, #80945.

Amazon Smile is another program that supports the Gladstone Education Foundation. To participate, shoppers should visit this website: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-1284265. Each time shoppers use this Amazon site, .5% of their purchase price will benefit Gladstone students.

School calendar changes in response to snow days
After missing several school days due to icy road conditions, the Gladstone School District revised the school calendar to add back instructional hours. Under the new calendar, April 17, originally planned as a staff-only day, will become a regular school day for students. In addition, 5 Wednesdays formerly planned as early-release days will become full school days. Those dates are as follows: April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, and May 31.

Win cash for college
The Oregon College Savings Plan is giving away one $529 account to a family at John Wetten Elementary School through the Be College Ready program. All elementary school parents are eligible to win, yet many parents have not entered! To enter the sweepstakes go to http://www.becollegeready.net/cash-for-college.shtml.

Sign up now for driver education & other activities:
Is your New Year’s resolution to learn something new? Gladstone’s Community Schools program offers classes and activities for adults and kids. From ukulele and Spanish to dance and sports, you will find fun, affordable courses for the whole family! Register now by clicking the Learning for Life button.