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  • Wolverine Newsletter

    Wolverine Newsletter 1/18/22

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  • Immunization Exclusion Day

    Dear Parents,

    Immunization Exclusion Day is February 16th, 2022. Your student(s) should be up to date with any of their required vaccinations to remain in school by February 16th. 

    If your child has recently received their vaccinations, or if you would like to check the status on your child's vaccination record, you can email Tamara Cochran @ cochran20@gresham.k12.or.us or feel free to contact the office at (503) 663-3323.

    Here are some available School Based Health Clinics.

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  • Test To Stay & Test to Return Programs


    Keeping Students in School Safely:

    Test to Stay and Test to Return Programs

    With low in-school transmission of COVID-19, the Gresham-Barlow School District has been exploring ways to maximize access to in-person learning while continuing to keep our COVID-19 numbers low. Beginning in January, we will start a Test to Stay and Test to Return Program so students exposed to COVID-19 can stay in school safely. Learn More About these Programs.

    If your child has received updated Immunizations, including Covid, please send or email your documents to our Health Assistant Pamela Mattecheck at mattecheck@gresham.k12.or.us.

    You can also FAX them directly to West Orient at (503) 663-2504. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at (503) 663-3323.


    Mantener a los estudiantes en la escuela de manera segura:

    Programas de Prueba para permanecer y Prueba para regresar

     Con baja transmisión de COVID-19 en la escuela, el Distrito Escolar de Gresham-Barlow ha estado explorando formas de maximizar el acceso al aprendizaje en persona sin dejar de mantener bajos nuestros números de COVID-19. A partir de enero, comenzaremos a utilizar un Programa de Prueba para permanecer y Prueba para regresar para que los estudiantes expuestos al COVID-19 puedan permanecer en la escuela de manera segura. 

    Más información sobre estos programas.

    Si su hijo/a ha recibido inmunizaciones actualizadas, incluido Covid, mande o envíe un correo electrónico con sus documentos a nuestra asistente de salud Pamela Mattecheck a mattecheck@gresham.k12.or.us.

    También puede enviarlos por fax directamente a West Orient al (503) 663-2504.

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la oficina principal al (503) 663-3323.

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  • Legacy Health Vaccine Clinics

    Dear Families,

    West Orient Middle School would like to provide as much information as possible on opportunities for our students and their families to receive the COVID-19 vaccination should they choose to do so. 

    Legacy Health will be holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics at North Gresham and East Gresham Elementary Schools during December and January.

    See the Flyers below for details:




    If your child has received updated Immunizations, including Covid, please send or email your documents to our Health Assistant Pamela Mattecheck at mattecheck@gresham.k12.or.us.

    You can also FAX them directly to West Orient at (503) 663-2504. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at (503) 663-3323.


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  • Order Your Yearbook Today!

    The 2021/2022 Yearbooks are available to order online through our community partner Lifetouch! The cost of the Yearbook is $15.00!  

    All orders and payments will be handled directly through Lifetouch this year. In the Flyer, you will find the yearbook ID code, and order deadline date of April 7, 2022. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year!

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  • Voluntary Sports Insurance

    Dear Parents,

    For families who wish to purchase Voluntary Sports Insurance, the enrollment portal is now active at: https://www.myers-stevens.com/enrollment-page/
    More information and materials will be available in the coming weeks.
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  • Sports Participation & Insurance Waiver Form


    If your child plans on participating in a Fall or Spring sport, please complete the OST Participation form, Insurance Waiver and submit a current physical (not older than 2 years). 

    Feel free to contact the main office if you have any questions @ (503) 663-3323 or FAX documents to (503) 663-2504 

    OST Participation Form English

    OST Participation Form Spanish

    Insurance Waiver Form

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  • Immunization Rates March 2021

    Dear Families,

    Here are the Immunization Rates from March 2021.

    English & Spanish versions.

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  • WOMS Bell Schedule 2021-2022

    Here is our Woms Bell Schedule for 2021-2022


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  • OST Out of School Sports & Physical Forms

    OST English Registration

    OST Spanish Registration

    Physical Form

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  • Dear Parents,

    This is the initial letter that informs parents of their rights in regards to student testing by the state. 

    The 30-day Opt-Out forms will be sent home later in the year.

    English Annual Notice

    Spanish Annual Notice

    Russian Annual Notice

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  • Covid Testing Consent Forms

    Dear WOMS Families,

    We are required to have Covid testing consent forms on file in the event we need to test your child for Covid. A new form needs to be completed for each school year.

    Please note: Testing kits are only available for students that are symptomatic. We are not a COVID testing clinic and do not offer testing to families and community members.

    Please complete a form and return or email authorized forms to mattecheck@gresham.k12.or.us


    Covid Testing Consent English (Fillable)

    Covid Testing Consent English (Printable)

    Covid Testing Consent Spanish (Fillable)

    Covid Testing Consent Spanish (Printable)

    Covid Testing Consent Russian (Fillable)

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  • Return To Learn First Day of School Information

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  • School Calendars 2021-22 

    School Calendar (English

    School Calendar (Spanish)

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  • Student Supplies

    Effective for the 2021-2022 school year, Gresham-Barlow School District will be supplying students with any necessary school supplies for the school year. 


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  • Return to Learn Health and Safety Plan for 2021-22

    GBSD schools are taking health and safety precautions based on state guidance to maintain a safe learning environment. Review our Health and Safety Plan to learn about the precautions in place.

    Return to Learn Health and Safety Plan  

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  • Rights and Responsibility Handbook

    The Parent/Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook for the 2021-2022 school year is available to review.

    R&R English Handbook

    R&R Spanish Handbook

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  • West Orient now has apparel and shoes available for purchase

    Apparel: westorient.gearupsports.net

    Shoes: gearupsports.net/shoes

    West Orient Gear Up Sports - Flyer

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at West Orient Middle School

    Let's Talk!

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Principal's Message

Phone: 503-663-3323


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Catanese


I’m Elise Catanese, principal of West Orient Middle School, home of the WOLVERINES. As a community of learners, the students and staff at West Orient Middle School strive to practice respect, responsibility, relationships, and results. High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school. It is with pride that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of West Orient Middle School students.

School Mission

Wolverines are EPICEngaged Persistent Intentional Career and college ready

School Vision

All students are socially, emotionally, and academically prepared to reach their fullest potential.

School Communication

Communication is key to student success! All school information can be found on our school website, westorient.gresham.k12.or.us. Our weekly newsletters, Wolverine News, are created on the Smore website and contain the most current information including school announcements, upcoming events, important dates, and school celebrations. Wolverine News is emailed to parents weekly via School Messenger and uploaded to our school website. ParentVUE is another valuable communication tool that provides parents and guardians access to information regarding their child’s academic progress, current grades, attendance activity, and class schedules via the internet. Both Wolverine News and ParentVUE can be found on our school website. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WOMSwolverines.

School Theme

Our theme for the 2021-22 school year is Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It.  At West Orient we feel that if you have a dream and believe in yourself, that you are more likely to achieve whatever it is you set your mind to. It's called a positive mindset. Research shows that by practicing a positive mindset every day you're better able to handle stress and have better mental and physical well-being. This year our goal is to have a positive mindset and encourage everyone to behave in a more positive and optimistic way! 


If I can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Go Wolverines!

Elise Catanese
West Orient Middle School

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney