What’s happening at GHS?

Schools plan Distance Learning for fall
Because protecting the health of staff and students is paramount, we will begin the new school year with Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Our program will offer a regular weekly schedule, substantial learning time, interactive teacher feedback, challenging academics, opportunities to connect with peers, regular grading, student meals, and academic support.

Schools provide free meals for kids this summer
Gladstone Schools has a new distribution schedule for grab & go meals. Drive through & walk up service is provided to protect social distancing. You will receive 5 breakfasts & 5 lunches for each child each week.

Gladstone Center for Children & Families
18905 Portland Avenue

9-10 a.m. every Wednesday
…………………………………………………………………………………….
Register for school in Gladstone
If you recently moved to Gladstone, you can register for school and participate in our distance learning program from home until schools reopen as usual.   To register, contact the school secretary:
Kindergarten — Gladstone Center for Children & Families
Heidi Smith: smithh@gladstone.k12.or.us
Grades 1-5 — John Wetten Elementary
Linda Alberico: albericol@gladstone.k12.or.us
Grades 6-8 — Kraxberger Middle School
Jennifer Bokenyi: bokenyij@gladstone.k12.or.us
Grades 9-12 — Gladstone High
Vicki Baker: bakerv@gladstone.k12.or.us

To transfer to Gladstone from another district, contact Natalie Weninger at weningern@gladstone.k12.or.us
………………………………………………………………………………………….
Taking care of yourself is Job One!
In difficult and uncertain times, the most important thing you can do is take care of yourself. Here are some tips from GHS counselors on self care strategies to manage your stress and help you focus on the positive. 
……………………………………………………………………………………………
Reaching GHS Staff:
During the COVID-19 school closure, GHS staff is working from home and available by phone and email. If you call the school, please leave a message and your call will be returned as we are able.

Transcript, Education Verifications and Records Requests should be emailed directly to GHS Registrar, Vicki Baker: bakerv@gladstone.k12.or.us

All other inquiries can be emailed to the GHS Principal’s Secretary, Shaun Southmayd: southmas@gladstone.k12.or.us and she will forward messages to the appropriate staff member.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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 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 the latest about the plan.