Upcoming Events


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    Our office is closed for the summer. Here is some important information and upcoming dates:
    Do you need to register your kindergartener? Go to www.gresham.k12.or.us, select Parents and then click on Kindergarten.
    If you're new to our district and need to register your 1st-5th grader, go to www.gresham.k12.or.us and select Parents and then click on Online Registration.
    Upcoming Dates
    7/18-8/11 Summer SUN Program
    7/25-8/11 EKT Program
    8/24 School Office Reopens
    9/5 Labor Day, School Office Closed
    9/6 First Day of School for 1st-5th Grade
    9/6-9/8 Kindergarten Gradual Entry
    9/12 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten
    SUN Contact Information
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  • Read our summer school newsletter, North Star News, here!

    ¡Lea nuestro boletín escolar de verano, North Star News, aquí!


    summer news


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    Kindergarten registration is open for the 2022/2023 school year! Please register by June 1st. A child must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2022 to enter kindergarten. All registrations are done online. Click this link to register.

    The following documents are required for registration. Please have them ready to upload when registering online:

    • The student’s original birth certificate
    • Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or rental agreement
    • Immunization records

    You will also need the names and phone numbers of emergency contacts and persons you authorize to pick up your student from school.

    Would you like your child to be bilingual? Next year North Gresham is starting its third year of Dual Language Immersion (DLI)! This program is open to incoming kindergarten, first, and second graders. Click on this link for more information and to apply, click here. 

    If you know of a neighbor who may have a student entering kindergarten in the fall, please pass this information along.

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    If you have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2022/2023 school year, please join us for North’s Connect-to-Kinder event on Wednesday, April 20th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. This event will be at our school and is an opportunity for you and your student to come meet the teachers and see the classrooms.

    This event will be drop-in style, so you can come anytime during the event between 4:30-6:00 p.m. Masks are optional. We hope to see you!

    For more information and helpful family tips for incoming kindergarten students, click on the newsletter links below:

    Connect-to-Kinder Newsletter (English)
    Connect-to-Kinder Newsletter (Russian)
    Connect-to-Kinder Newsletter (Spanish)

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    Click here to apply. 

    Haga clic aquí para aplicar.


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    Exciting News - Welcome Back Volunteers!

    Effective December 6, 2021, GBSD is able to welcome back volunteers into our schools! In order to be able to volunteer, volunteers will need:

    1. Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    2. A completed and approved volunteer application

    Since it's been two years since we've been able to have volunteers in our building, all past volunteers will need to reapply. New volunteers will also need to complete an application. To apply to volunteer, go to: https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/Page/62

    Important: It takes about two weeks to process applications. If your application is not approved, you will receive a letter from the district. Approved applications do not receive notices. To check on the status of your application, please call or email the school: 503-661-6415, thomas82@gresham.k12.or.us.

    Once approved, you can reach out to our PTC and/or your student's teacher for volunteer opportunities. You will need to bring proof of your vaccination status when you first come to volunteer and check-in with the office. After you've provided proof, going forward you will only need to sign-in at the office when coming to the school to volunteer.

    Questions? Please contact Nina Thomas at the school number and email listed above.

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  • vaccine vacunas

    COVID-19 vaccine clinics for 5-11 year olds are available now! Click here for a printable PDF. 

    ¡Las clínicas de vacunación COVID-19 para niños de 5 a 11 años ya están disponibles! Haga clic aquí para obtener un PDF imprimible.

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    North Gresham Families, get a look inside our school and meet the teachers and staff! Click the link below to watch!
    The videos are segmented so that you can watch the ones you're interested in, but we recommend watching the welcome video from the principal and office, the specialists video, the cafeteria video, and your child's grade level video. We hope you enjoy and feel more connected!
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    How can I view my chid's report card?
    All report cards are visible in ParentVue. Report cards are no longer sent or mailed home. If you need a ParentVue account, please contact the school for an activation key. 

    Parent's Guide to Report Cards 

    ¿Cómo puedo ver la boleta de calificaciones de mi hijo? 
    Todas las boletas de calificaciones están visibles en ParentVue. Las boletas de calificaciones ya no se envían ni se envían por correo a casa. Si necesita una cuenta de ParentVue, comuníquese con la escuela para obtener una clave de activación.

    Guía para padres sobre boletas de calificaciones

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    In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather, please make sure you are signed up for our district's SchoolMessenger system. You can opt-in by texting "Y" or "YES" to 67587. You will receive messages to your phone. You can also download the app by visiting the website here: https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/home.


    If school closes early while students are already here, we will send a message to families to notify you of the early school closure. Please note that we send students home as you directed on the blue emergency transportation form you filled out in the beginning of the year. We do not have the ability to call all families and ask how students will get home in the event of an early closure, or to receive a high call volume for last-minute changes. In order to get students home safely and quickly, we rely on advance planning and the information from the emergency transportation form. If you didn't fill out a blue emergency transportation form at the beginning of the year, or need to make a change to your form, please contact the office as soon as possible.

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    Tell us what you think!

    The Gresham-Barlow School Board needs your input to help with the process of selecting the next superintendent of schools.

    The Gresham-Barlow School Board is conducting a superintendent search to replace Dr. Katrise Perera who resigned on June 30. While the board conducts the search, James Hiu is serving as Acting Superintendent. 

    Your participation is essential! The school board needs your input to help with the process of selecting the next superintendent. To gather feedback, the school board is using a tool called ThoughtExchange so as many people as possible can participate. You can participate in a variety of languages including Spanish or Russian.

    The School Board wants to know:

    What should the new superintendent know about our District, and what important skills and qualities would help them be most successful in the role?

    To participate, visit: bit.ly/GBSuptSearch

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    Click here for information from the Oregon Health Authority about the Covid-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds.

    Families with students attending schools in Multnomah County are invited to a panel webinar with local health professionals to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations. Tune in to this important webinar, co-hosted by the Multnomah County Health Department, Multnomah Education Service District, and Multnomah County school districts, on Wednesday, November 17th at 6 pm.

    More information can be found here: https://www.multnomahesd.org/vaccine-forum-5-11.html

    Registration for the event can be found here: https://multnomahesd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x9jZlWw5QOOZXAASpCzw0w

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    What can you do with your ParentVUE account?
    * Register students for school
    * View report cards
    * View attendance
    * View bus routes
    * Update your contact information and emergency contacts
    * Find out who your child's teacher is
    * and more!
    If you registered your student online, you have a ParentVUE account! Here's the link to login:
    If you forgot your username or password, you can reset those.
    Don't have a ParentVUE account? Please contact the school for an activation key!
    ¿Qué puede hacer con su cuenta de ParentVUE?
    * Registrar estudiantes para la escuela
    * Ver boletas de calificaciones
    * Ver asistencia
    * Ver rutas de bus
    * Actualice su información de contacto y contactos de emergencia
    * Descubra quién es el maestro de su hijo
    * ¡y más!
    Si registró a su estudiante en línea, ¡tiene una cuenta de ParentVUE! Aquí está el enlace para iniciar sesión:
    Si olvidó su nombre de usuario o contraseña, puede restablecerlos.
    ¿No tienes una cuenta de ParentVUE? ¡Comuníquese con la escuela para obtener una clave de activación!
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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.
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    More information & sign-up here!  

    ¡Más información y registrate aquí!

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice mattters at North Gresham Elementary

    Let's Talk!

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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

    Sign up to receive messages from your child's school and GBSD!

    Learn more here

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  • Transfer Information

    Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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  • In case of Inclement Weather

    Learn how to find out about emergency school closures due to snowstorms and icy conditions.

    School Closure Information

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District News

Principal's Message



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sewell

August 2020

Dear North Gresham Elementary School Families,

My name is Shawnda Sewell and I am thrilled to be the next principal of North Gresham Elementary School!

This is my 20th year in education, and for the past 6 years I served as the Principal of Highland Elementary School right here in the Gresham Barlow School District. North Gresham Elementary School has a great reputation for having exceptional staff members who love their students and provide them with rich academic and social experiences. Additionally, the students have been characterized as energetic and eager to learn. I have no doubt that together we can continue to get through these unprecedented times stronger and better than ever.

As a North staff, we will embrace the challenges of the future while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable staff, involved parents and committed students come together to make North Gresham a wonderful, unique place. The beginning of the year will look and feel different but we will continue to be rooted in a student-centered focus with the strength coming from the partnership of our community.


Shawnda Sewell
North Gresham Elementary School