Greetings! Welcome to the 2022-23 school year, and welcome to the Gordon Russell Middle School Website. It is here that we will strive to provide you with any and all relevant information, dates, and announcements that will serve to enhance our students and families' experience during their time as a Thunderbird. We hope that you will also take the opportunity to download and utilize ParentVue to see your students' current grades and attendance- contact the office for your activation code. In addition, we are launching a new family communication tool called ParentSquare.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
A student is considered a new student if he or she was NOT enrolled in Gordon Russell Middle School on the last day of the prior school year, or the student was NOT enrolled at Hall, Kelly Creek, or Powell Valley Elementary Schools at the end of 2021-2022 school year and currently lives in GRMS boundaries.
To enroll a new student for the 2022-2023 school year please fill out a registration packet (online registration is located under the "PARENTS" tab), obtain a current PGE electric bill, proof of age document (birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate, etc.), current immunizations and parent/guardian valid drivers license.
Gordon Russell Middle School qualifies for free breakfast and lunch for all students under the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). If you only have children attending CEP schools, you should not apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMS). If you have at least one child at a school that is not CEP, please submit an application for FARMS. See the district webpage for more information.
AT ALL SCHOOLS, a la carte purchases have a cost to the family and must be pre-paid by account or in cash. A la carte purchases include milk without a school meal, bottled water, chips, cookies, and other snack and beverage items that are not part of a school meal.
All students have a meals account that follows them throughout their career at GBSD. This account is accessed when getting a meal using the student ID number, which is also the child’s PIN. Money may be added to the account by sending cash or check with your student to the cafeteria in the morning. Checks should be made out to Gresham-Barlow Nutrition Services. You may also add money by credit card using mymealtime.com. MealTime charges a small transaction fee for online payments.
SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION RATES REPORT
The State of Oregon requires schools to notify parents of their immunization rates for each required vaccine. These rates will be posted on our school’s website, in our school office, and sent home to parents. The rates attached are the exemption rates as of the February exclusion date, which is always the third Wednesday of that month. Schools are required to publish this information twice each school year. These rates will be posted within thirty days of the February exclusion date. The same information will be shared again during the first month of school next school year. Again, these rates are collected and tallied each February.
INFORME DE ÍNDICE DE VACUNACIÓN ESCOLAR
El estado de Oregón requiere que las escuelas notifiquen a los padres las tasas de vacunación para cada vacuna requerida. Estas tasas se publicarán en el sitio web de nuestra escuela, en la oficina de nuestra escuela y se enviarán a los padres. Las tasas adjuntas son las tasas de exención a partir de la fecha de exclusión de febrero, que es siempre el tercer miércoles de ese mes. Las escuelas deben publicar esta información dos veces cada año escolar. Estas tasas se publicarán dentro de los treinta días a partir de la fecha de exclusión de febrero. La misma información se compartirá nuevamente durante el primer mes de clases el próximo año escolar. Una vez más, estas tasas se obtienen y se contabilizan cada mes de febrero.
FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD FUNDRAISER
You can help Gordon Russell Middle School earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
- Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Gordon Russell Middle School at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
- You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number, PF027.
- Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Gordon Russell Middle School earn a donation!
- You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
- If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.
Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.
Support available for LGBTQ2SIA+ Students and Staff
Teachers will use funds for learning projects, library books, and more
Students learn the importance of teamwork in bringing this classic to life