Back to School information 2017-18

Here in Gladstone, we are excited about the start of the new school year, and we can’t wait to have your join our community!

Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

First day of school:
September 5 — grades K-6 and 9

September 6 — grades 7-8 and 10-12

School supplies:

GCCF/Kindergarten: For $25 per student we will purchase at the discounted school rate your child’s school supplies and have them in your child’s classroom by the first day of school.

John Wetten Elementary: Supply lists are here: http://gladstone.k12.or.us/elementary/1109-2/

Kraxberger Middle School: Supply lists are here:
http://gladstone.k12.or.us/middle/files/School-Supply-Lists-2017-18-2.pdf .

Gladstone High School: Information here
http://gladstone.k12.or.us/high/school-supplies/

Registration &/or Back-to-School Open House Events:

GCCF/Kindergarten:
An Open House & free barbecue dinner  for all incoming kindergarten students & their parents is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30. This is an opportunity to drop off any registration paperwork and to pay supply fees.

John Wetten Elementary:
Registration for John Wetten takes place Tuesday, August 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.  This is an opportunity to pay your fees and turn in your completed paperwork which will be mailed to you in advance of the event.

John Wetten students and their families are invited to an Open House on August 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  This is the time to bring in school supplies, and to meet teachers and other staff.

Kraxberger Middle School:
Join us on Wednesday, August 23rd  from 9 to 11 a.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.  This is a chance to take care of your back-to-school paperwork and fees. Bring your questions!

Gladstone High:
Students should return completed paperwork and pay fees on the following schedule.
Seniors — August 22 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Juniors — August 22 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Sophomores — August 23 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Freshmen — August 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

New bell schedule for Gladstone High:
For the 2017-1018 school year we will begin at 8:00 am, 15 minutes earlier than last year.  School will end at 3:00 pm, 15 minutes earlier than last year.  The primary reason for the shift is allowing students’ access to extra help after school from their own teachers.  Students will have a half hour after school every day to access teachers for questions, clarifications, and extra help.  Last year it was just 15 minutes after school.  Teachers will still be available in the morning from 7:30 to 8:00, when classes start.  A second reason for the change is to reduce the amount of school missed by the many students participating in sports and after school activities due to travel in our league.  15 minutes doesn’t seem that much but the time adds up over the year.  Bus scheduled pick up and drop off times will not change.

Any questions? Our head secretaries and principals are available to take your calls:
Kindergarten/GCCF: 503.496.3939
John Wetten Elementary: 503.656.6564
Kraxberger Middle School: 503.655.3636
Gladstone High School: 503.655.2544

We can’t wait to welcome your kids into our classrooms!