May 18 Virtual Meeting for Families on Money for College
Athletics Info & Schedules!
For signing up for other "off season" sports Workouts, fill out this form:
In order to particpate in sports (offseason or regular season) each student must complete the following forms:
Signed copies of these two forms need to be brought to your first workout (then these are good for all future workouts this year):
GBSD Parent/Student Practice Guidlines (parent & student sign)
SPANISH GBSD Parent/Student Practice Guidelines (parent & student sign)
GBSD Waiver of Liability for COVID-19 for Student (parent & student sign)
SPANISH GBSD Waiver of Liability for COVID-19 for Student (parent & student sign)
As part of the athletics registration process, you must have a valid physical on file. These are good for two years, so most sophomores and seniors who participated last year should already have one on file. All incoming freshmen and most juniors will need to get a physical using the OSAA Physical Form and submit that to the athletics office. Please email a completed physical form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-Season Basketball, Swimming, & Wrestling WorkoutsHere is a new sign up form to use for off-season workouts during Season 3 (this would mostly be for basketball, swimming, and wrestling as those student athletes get ready for those sports.https://forms.gle/zaFmbMg6iVn1eAH27Athletes may participate in one other sport besides their current in-season sport (but their second sport will start the week of April 19). If an athlete isn't in a current spring sport, they may continue or begin workouts now.
CHANGE TO MEALS DISTRIBUTION
With the Gresham-Barlow School District implementing a Hybrid Instructional Model, the daily meal service is being discontinued.
In its place, beginning April 7 and continuing every Wednesday, the Nutrition Services Department will be offering 7-day Meal Box Kits. These kits will be delivered by school bus and families can also pick up the kits through evening curbside pickup at select schools.
To participate, each household will need to fill out an online form. A confirmation email will be sent once you have submitted this form. If you don't receive a confirmation email please contact the Nutrition Services Department at 503-261-4594.
School Site Pickup Locations:
Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm
- East Gresham Elementary - 900 SE 5th St - Gresham, OR 97080
- North Gresham Elementary - 1001 SE 217th Ave - Gresham, OR 97030
- Hollydale Elementary - 505 SW Birdsdale Dr - Gresham, OR 97080
- Gordon Russell Middle School - 3625 SE Powell Valley Rd - Gresham, OR 97080
- Gresham High School - 1200 N Main Street - Gresham, OR 97030
Bus Delivery Routes and Times:
Barlow Swag Makes Great Gifts!
Check out the online Bruins Spirit Sideline Store:
National Honor Society Tutoring Sessions
NHS is hosting peer led tutoring sessions to help students in specific subject areas. This is a great opportunity for students to get help and interact with other kids. Please see the schedule given below for details.
Days and Times for Tutoring Sessions:
- Wed.Tutoring Sessions will be from 1:00-2:00pm
Links to the Google Meet Sessions:
- Math Tutoring Class Meets
- Science Tutoring Class Meets
- Social Studies Tutoring Class Meets
- English Tutoring Class Meets
Multnomah County Student Health Center
FREE Clinic and Resources for ALL Students Living in Multnomah County
GBSD shares update on health metrics and online instruction
ASPIRE is a program that connects community volunteers with students to both mentor and assist them in choosing post high school options as well as completing applications for college and scholarships. Our ASPIRE Program has been instrumental in helping students succeed after high school by showing them the various options available to them. We are looking for more volunteers to become part of the ASPIRE Program and help in our College and Career Center. For more information, view this Video Clip. If you are interested, please contact Patty Neuenschwander in the College and Career Center at 503.258.4890.
Student of the Month
As part of our student recognition program we send PRIDE Notes (a post card) home to students who have demonstrated Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence. Each month we then compile a list of students, by grade level, and generate a ballot for staff to vote both a male and female student to become a Student of the Month. In order to spotlight our best and brightest, students receive a certificate, their picture is hung in a main hall for the month, and they get a PRIDE T-shirt.
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Award honors staff who go above and beyond the call of duty
Degrees and Certifications:
Dear Barlow Community,
For the past 22 years I have had the pleasure of working with students as an educator. During this time, I have been a science teacher, a technology teacher, a coach, and an administrator. Through my time in the Gresham Barlow School District I have worked at both Sam Barlow High School and at Gordon Russell Middle School. In each school I have learned some very different skills and walked away from each building with some life long lessons.
The first lesson I have learned is that regardless of where you are, a major component to school success is based on the community that supports a school. Whether that is a parent group, an athletic team, an academic department, or a group of high-energy students, community is what drives a school. Yes it is important that we provide a curriculum that pushes our kids to excel in academic areas, but it is more important that we structure our school in a way that builds a community of high expectations for all. For if we do this, and we support kids, there is no ceiling for what our students will accomplish.
The second lesson I have learned is that kids don't really care how much you know, until they know how much you care. It is our job as a school to build a community where there are no invisible kids and each student knows that they are important. There must be a place where every student feels safe, has an adult to talk to, and knows that they can reach out to a mentor at any given time. When we establish a culture such as this, students feel free to explore, stretch themselves academically, and are willing to help one another accomplished goals.
The third and final lesson I have learned is that education is a process. With that in mind, it is our job to provide students with an environment that works through developmental stages over a four-years so they can gain the skills needed to graduate from high school. That means we must support them academically, provide a safe environment for social interactions, and teach behavior expectations so all students can grow and learn while at Barlow. We must understand that a fourteen-year-old freshman boy is going to learn a little different than a senior girl. We must understand that a sophomore girl is going to face challenges that a sophomore boy will be clueless about. Through this process, we need to rely upon the relationships we have formed with our students to guide them on this journey, all the while pushing them to exceed their own personal expectations.
As I think about this upcoming school year I can't convey in words how honored I am to serve as your principal and lead Sam Barlow High School. It is a great school, a great staff, and a great community that deserves the very best. While I will never claim to know it all, I will always work my hardest to provide the best experience I can for you and your students.
Bruce C. Schmidt, Jr.
Sam Barlow High School