Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find breakfast or lunch menus?

    Click here for menu information from Sodexo, the GBSD food service provider.

    Can I pay for meals online?

    Yes. Go to MealTime Online to put money in your child's account.

    What vaccinations does my child need?

    Vaccine and Immunization information is available on the District Parent Resources page.

    When does the school bus pick up and drop off my child?

    You can find route information for your child, including information about snow routes and more, at the District Student Transportation page.

    What should I do if my child is sick?

    • In general, you will need to keep a sick child at home so they won't spread their illness to other students and staff. 
      Students should never come to school if they have a fever or have thrown up in the last 24 hours.
    • For a guide about student health from the Multnomah Education Service District, click here.
    • Remember to call and let your school know that your child is sick and at home.

    What if I think my child has the flu?

    Here is a collection of useful information about the flu and what to do

    Where is the school supply list?

    Check out School Supply Lists, under the District's Parent Resources page for more information. 

    How do I register my child for school?

    Contact us for registration information, or visit the District Enrollment page.

    How can I find out about school closures?

    Where can I learn about or sign up to volunteer?

    • First, check with your school's Parent Club.  
    • Additionally, you may also go to the Volunteer Information page to learn more or to access the online volunteer application.

    How can I contact my child's teacher?

    Contact information for teachers can be found in the Staff Directory.

    When are parent conferences?

    Parent Conference dates can be found on the School Calendar.

    What is Connect to Kindergarten?  When does Connect to Kindergarten take place?

    Connect to Kindergarten is an annual event that takes place during the spring before your child is expected to begin kindergarten. At this event, you will be able to:

    • Tour kindergarten classrooms
    • Meet staff
    • Learn what you can do over the summer to make sure your student is ready​

    Dates can be found on the School Calendar.

    What time does school start and end?

    School hours can be found on the About Our School page, or at the top of every page.

    Do you have before school or after school programs?

    Information on before and after school programs can be found on the Before/After School Programs page under the Programs section of the website.

    What is PTC/PTO/PAC/Booster Club?

    Parent booster groups in our district have a variety of names like "PTO", "PTC", "PAC", or just "Booster Club". More information can be found on the Highland PTC Information page.