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The Gresham-Barlow School District
Employee Newsletter
November 2020
UNUSUAL START TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
School begins with instruction entirely online due to COVID-19 pandemic
Behind the scenes, planning is underway so schools are ready for in-person instruction when school health metrics show it's safe to do so
CANVAS UPDATE
Common course and home page templates for Canvas are coming soon
Templates provide a structure that will keep the courses similar across the district and allow consistent navigation for students and families.
INSTRUCTIONAL COACH HONORED FOR HER WORK IN LITERACY
Sarah Hayden selected for the prestigious 'Celebrate Literacy Award' from the International Literacy Association and Portland Reading Council
Award pays tribute to educators who excel in the areas of professional practice, advocacy for literacy education and community involvement, leadership in professional development, and attention to diversity
SAM BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL COACH HONORED FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Girls Varsity Soccer Coach Jay Jacobsen receives ‘Coach of Significance' Award from the United Soccer Coaches Association
Jacobsen celebrated for his dedication to student athletes, their academic success, and their lives after high school
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Family tech assistance phone line receives hundreds of calls from families needing support
Technology staff and educational assistants join forces to meet ongoing need during comprehensive distance learning
GBEF Update
School supplies available for students and GBSD educators
Supplies donated by the community
REDUCING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
GBSD staff members have a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19
You can protect yourself and others by continuing to wear masks, practicing social distancing, and thoroughly washing your hands.
SPOTLIGHT ON SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
Five tips for establishing or re-committing to habits that support our well-being
Taking care of our physical, emotional, and mental health is something educators should be doing all the time so that we can be at our best for our students.
Dates to remember
  • November 19: Board Work Session, Virtual Meeting via Zoom - 6 pm
  • November 23: School Day, Evening Parent Conference
  • November 24-25: Parent Conferences - No School
  • November 26-27: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
  • December 3: Board Work Session, Virtual Meeting via Zoom - 6 pm
  • December 3: Board Business Meeting, Virtual Meeting via Zoom- 7 pm
  • December 17: Board Work Session, Virtual Meeting via Zoom - 6 pm
  • December 21-31: Winter Break- No School
  • January 4: School Resumes
Inspire and Empower Each Student
Questions or Comments? Contact Athena Vadnais
gbsdcommunications@gresham.k12.or.us | 503-261-4550
Gresham-Barlow School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any educational programs, activities or employment.
Gresham-Barlow provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.

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