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The Gresham-Barlow School District
Employee Newsletter
March 2021


SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE

Celebrating a milestone: Welcoming students back to our buildings
As we face the next set of challenges, it's time to refocus and unite
STRUCTURED SKILLS CENTER WELCOMES STUDENTS BACK TO CLASS
Limited In-Person Instruction begins for students in the program
“Get-to-know-you” activities help students get to know their teacher and classmates
SAM BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL STAFF CREATE PANDEMIC TWIST ON POPULAR TUNE
This pandemic version of the classic song “At Last” is performed by Sam Barlow High School choir teacher Amber Schroeder with lyrics by Sam Barlow High School receptionist Kena Nelms.
It was created to inspire SBHS staff during comprehensive distance learning.
TITLE 1 PROGRAM UPDATE
Connecting with families is key to Title I Program’s success during comprehensive distance learning
Online reading groups are also making a difference in growing students’ reading skills

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Staff can now reset their own password
Process varies depending on whether you’re using a MAC or Windows Computer
We were so excited to welcome elementary-aged students in specialized programs back for LIPI! Students and staff were thrilled to see each other!
To honor Black History Month, Sam Barlow High School teacher Alejandra Garcia shared that she is inspired by the late Rita Pierson!
The fifth grade teacher team at Powell Valley Elementary has been busy working with their students on the Endangered Zoo project!
Dates to remember
  • March 18: Budget 101 Meeting- Virtual Meeting- 7 pm
  • March 22-26: No School, Spring Break
  • March 29-30: No School K-5 CDL
  • March 29-30: CDL & LIPI for 6-12 continues
  • April 1: Board Work Session, Virtual Meeting- 6 pm
  • April 1: Board Business Meeting, Virtual Meeting - 7 pm
  • April 5-9: National Library Week
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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