Schools plan for fall reopening
The Gladstone district is very hopeful that schools can reopen this fall so students and teachers can work together directly. Given the unknowns of COVID-19, schools are preparing for a range of scenarios from onsite learning or fully remote learning to a hybrid model that combines both strategies. Plans will be developed with input from parents, teachers, and staff following guidelines from the state. Periodic updates will be provided throughout the summer. Read more.
Fall Kindergarten registration now open online
Children who will be age 5 on or before September 1 are invited to enroll for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. For an overview of important points in this process, start here, then click on Online Registration to get started. If you have any questions, contact school secretary Heidi Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 503.496.3939.
GCCF provides free meals for kids
Gladstone Schools has a new pickup schedule for grab & go meals. Stop by each Wednesday to pick up 5 breakfasts & 5 lunches per students. Drive through & walk up service is provided to protect social distancing. Children need not come with you.
Gladstone Center for Children & Families
18905 Portland Avenue
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Wednesday through August 12
Gladstone graduation rate hits historic high
Gladstone High School’s Class of 2019 had a district graduation rate of over 91%. The rate, a historic high, is more than 11% above the state average. “Over the past three years, new support programs and high-interest electives helped propel our graduation rate,” said Gladstone High principal Kevin Taylor. “As a small school with big opportunities, we are immensely proud of our students’ accomplishments.”
District plan for new funding based on public input
The Student Success Act will bring Gladstone Schools over $1.4 million per year starting in fall 2020. The district plan for how to spend these funds to boost student achievement will be based on input from parents, staff and students gathered in fall 2019.
Find out more.