• June 2020


    Community partnership update                                                               


    The Gresham-Barlow School District has been working with its contracted private alternative schools and charters to ensure all GBSD students have access to supportive and quality education. Specifically, we have been sharing how we    are each offering Distance Learning for All and what needs our students have in the programs in order to benefit from the new learning reality. 

    Connections Coordinator Alayna Windham has focused on re-engaging students who have previously disconnected from their education as well as supporting those students who are already reengaged. This spring she re-enrolled at least five new students who were previously unenrolled prior to the shutdown. She also successfully collaborated with Mt. Hood Community College, Rosemary Anderson High School, and OPEN School East to ensure our students in those programs have access to devices to engage in distance learning. 

    We continue to explore new and innovative ways of engaging our partners. This spring OnPoint Community Credit Union awarded the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation (GBEF) $2000 for the GBSD STEAM Driven Mobile Innovation Lab: The Tomorrow Bus. Thank you GBEF Executive Director Vicki Moen and TOSA Roger Hay! 

    Finally, the District is partnering with Metro East Community Media on several projects. Metro East is assisting with a video about West Gresham Elementary School, which will be    closing at the end of the school year. They are also assisting with the creation of several CTE videos featuring our Career Technical Education teachers at CAL, SBHS and GHS. And, last but not least, watch for a video coming soon highlighting the graduates from REY Academy.