Family Tech Support Process
Things to know/try before contacting the help desk:
link to Advisory slides
Completely shutdown and restart your computer. This small action solves many issues.
Make sure that all parts of the charger are completely connected. If the charger is still not charging the Chromebook you may need to flip the USB-C plug over.
For better internet connection move to a room with windows or move closer to a window
Students are unable to check their own data use. When they have reached the mobile data limit they will still have data but after 30GB of use the connection will significantly slow down*If you are still in need of support with your Chromebook, charger, or accessories you can contact the Technology Help Desk @ 503-258-4733.
Oregon state assessments and 2020-21 opt out information
Every year, students throughout Oregon take state assessments prescribed by the Oregon Department of Education. The purpose of these assessments is to show individual student growth over time and to provide student-specific data that teachers can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving learning goals. Results are also used to inform course placement and to provide focused feedback to students and parents.
Oregon state law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the Oregon Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of state assessments for the 2020-21 school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, please fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school. The form can be accessed in English at
or in Spanish at
Additionally, the Oregon Department of Education has sent us the following information regarding the state’s application for a waiver to pause state testing in English Language Arts and Math:
Under the Student Assessment Bill of Rights, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon’s school districts must provide families with a “Notice of Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form” 30 days before the start of statewide testing.
This year, school has been significantly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. In response, ODE plans to ask the United States Department of Education for a temporary pause (also known as a “waiver”) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math testing. A pause is also being requested for science testing, but science testing is not subject to this opt-out rule.
- If this waiver request is approved, then statewide ELA and Math testing will not happen this year, and there will be no need for parents to submit opt-out forms to their child’s school.
- If the waiver request is not approved, test windows will open on April 13, 2021.
ODE will update your district regularly with news about the waiver.
(Click this link to view the letter in Spanish: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Spanish_Opt-Out_Form.pdf
If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, please contact our Assistant Principal, Jeanne Seamone.
Upcoming Immunization Information
Exclusion day is February 17th
Please review the links below for additional resources. Students must be up to date prior to Exclusion Day.
Student Health Centers English
Student Health Centers Spanish
GBSD shares update on health metrics and online instruction
If you need to talk with a counselor?
Please feel free to send an email to your student's grade level Counselor listed below:
Nicole Anderson(6th grade)
Katieann Beam (7th grade)
Darcie Locke (8th grade)
If you would like to arrange a meeting, please click on this link to request:
IN THE NEWS!
- Outlook article on the Chromebook rollout/program.
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- Check out Clear Creek Middle School in the Outlook
Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.
Decision comes as COVID-19 school health safety metrics improve
Dr. Perera receives Tom Ruhl Ally Award from OALA
Sam Barlow High School Coach Jay Jacobsen receives ‘Coach of Significance' Award from the United Soccer Coaches Association
Coach honored for this dedication to student athletes and advancing the sport of soccer
Degrees and Certifications:
Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) Educational Administration from Concordia University-Portland (2017) Continuing Administrator License Certificate (CAL) from Lewis & Clark College (2012) Initial Administrator License Certificate (IAL) from Lewise & Clark College (2007) Masters of Science (MS) Technical/Professional Writing from Portland State University (2005) Continuing Teaching License Certificate (CTL) from Portland State University (2005) Initial Teaching License Certificate (1999) Bachelors of Arts (BA) English from University of Portland (1999) Bachelors of Science (BS) Secondary Education from University of Portland (1999)
Dr. David Atherton
Clear Creek Middle School is a student-focused and supportive learning environment. Our mission is that a focus on Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, and Results will guide our decisions and interactions with students, staff, families, and community members. Our continued efforts as a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) school promote and reward desired behaviors rather than focusing on punishing students. Our focus is to encourage students’ social-emotional growth, building skills to make the right decisions as a community member in and out of the school to be future-ready as a 21st Century Learner.
We continue to support the 4Rs seeking to sustain success. While success is defined as a destination, we want it to be sustainable for our students in high school and after graduation as life-goals, and directions, change. If students have the knowledge and skills to adapt to learning situations, then they will sustain success in their lives, positively contributing to society. We realize that while students spend a lot of time at CCMS, families need additional support outside of school time. To that end, our staff works to provide wraparound services, connecting students and families with community resources and social services.
As we continue to work towards these goals, we want to ensure that we are communicating effectively and receiving feedback from a variety of stakeholders make the best decisions. We primarily use email and our website to keep families updated on school events, as requested by families in surveys. Ensure your email address is updated in ParentVue. For families who do not have electronic access, we provide copies in the office or by request.
Just as we expect students to grow, our staff also pursues personal and professional learning and growth. For students to be future-ready, staff continues to explore emerging practices to be 21st Century educators for 21st Century students.
Our School Improvement Plan has three objectives with eight supporting targets:
- All teachers will use instructional strategies and initiatives that are grounded in evidence-based practices, strengthen the core academic program, increase the quality and quantity of learning time, and address the learning needs of all students:
- AVID and Culturally Relevant Teaching practices;
- Differentiated instruction for English Language Learners and Special Education inclusion in mainstream classes;
- Instructional Technology use to promote student engagement, learning, and growth through Google Classroom and Applications.
- School leaders will actively promote a shared vision for equity, cultural competence, and high expectations:
- Student social-emotional learning through Culturally Relevant Teaching, Cultural Proficiency, Trauma-Informed Practices, student-focus groups, and targeted advisory lessons to teach or reteach social situational behavior and language;
- Student growth mindset based on rigor, relevance, and perseverance;
- Staff communication to engage families through Google Classroom, Parent/StudentVue, meetings, phone, and email to celebrate successes and provide needed support.
- All instructional staff at the school will be engaged in aligning instruction and local assessments to state standards:
- Staff Professional Learning Teams focus on intentional alignment of Common Core Standards, curriculum resources, instructional best practices, and assessments for student-learning;
- Students learn academic language needed to succeed in any learning environment or post-secondary options.
We look forward to partnering with you to support your scholar’s social, emotional, academic, and physical growth. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff want to work with you to help this growth for every student to succeed.
David Atherton, Ed.D.