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  • Read our school newsletter, North Star News, here
    ¡Lea nuestro boletín escolar, North Star News, aquí
    Читайте нашу школьную газету "Новости Северной звезды" здесь!



    Did you know that our newsletter can be translated into many different languages? Just click on the newsletter link, and from a computer click the Translate button and select your language. From a tablet or mobile phone, click on the accessibility icon, then click on Translate and select your language.

    ¿Sabías que nuestro boletín se puede traducir a muchos idiomas diferentes? Simplemente haga clic en el enlace del boletín y, desde una computadora, haga clic en el botón Traducir y seleccione su idioma. Desde una tableta o teléfono móvil, haga clic en el icono de accesibilidad, luego haga clic en Traducir y seleccione su idioma.
    Вы знаете, что наша газета может быть переведена на множество разных языков? Просто нажмите на ссылку газеты, нажмите кнопку Перевести и выберите свой язык. С планшета или мобильного телефона нажмите на значок специальных возможностей, затем нажмите "Перевести" и выберите свой язык.
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    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.


    Отчет об уровне иммунизации школы

    Штат Орегон требует, чтобы школы уведомляли родителей о степени иммунизации каждой необходимой вакцины. Эта информация  будет опубликована на веб-сайте нашей школы, в нашем школьном офисе и отправлена домой родителям. Прилагаемые данные являются данными  освобождения на февральскую дату исключения, которая всегда является третьей средой этого месяца. Школы обязаны публиковать эту информацию дважды в течение каждого учебного года. Эти показатели будут опубликованы в течение тридцати дней с даты исключения в феврале. Эта же информация будет опубликована снова в течение первого месяца школы в следующем учебном году. Опять же, эти показатели собираются и подсчитываются каждый февраль.

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  • ParentSquare

    ParentSquare is our new communication tool district-wide (replacing Remind and SchoolMessenger). The app is free for download for all Android and iOS devices. Download it today to stay updated with school information, events, alerts, and to communicate with your student's teacher!

    For more information and helpful tips, click here.

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    Enrollment Flier

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  • kinder kinder

    Kindergarten registration is open for the 2022/2023 school year! Please register by June 1st. A child must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2022 to enter kindergarten. All registrations are done online. Click this link to register.

    The following documents are required for registration. Please have them ready to upload when registering online:

    • The student’s original birth certificate
    • Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or rental agreement
    • Immunization records

    You will also need the names and phone numbers of emergency contacts and persons you authorize to pick up your student from school.

    Would you like your child to be bilingual? Next year North Gresham is starting its third year of Dual Language Immersion (DLI)! This program is open to incoming kindergarten, first, and second graders. Click on this link for more information and to apply, click here. 

    If you know of a neighbor who may have a student entering kindergarten in the fall, please pass this information along.

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    Click here to apply. 

    Haga clic aquí para aplicar.


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    Exciting News - Welcome Back Volunteers!

    Effective December 6, 2021, GBSD is able to welcome back volunteers into our schools! In order to be able to volunteer, volunteers will need:

    1. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    2. A completed and approved volunteer application

    Since it's been two years since we've been able to have volunteers in our building, all past volunteers will need to reapply. New volunteers will also need to complete an application. To apply to volunteer, go to: https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/Page/62

    Important: It takes about two weeks to process applications. If your application is not approved, you will receive a letter from the district. Approved applications do not receive notices. To check on the status of your application, please call or email the school: 503-661-6415, thomas82@gresham.k12.or.us.

    Once approved, you can reach out to our PTC and/or your student's teacher for volunteer opportunities. All volunteers need to sign-in at the office when coming to the school to volunteer.

    Questions? Please contact Nina Thomas at the school number and email listed above.

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  • welcome to north

    North Gresham Families, get a look inside our school and meet the teachers and staff! Click the link below to watch!
    The videos are segmented so that you can watch the ones you're interested in, but we recommend watching the welcome video from the principal and office, the specialists video, the cafeteria video, and your child's grade level video. We hope you enjoy and feel more connected!
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  • report card report card info

    How can I view my chid's report card?
    All report cards are visible in ParentVue. Report cards are no longer sent or mailed home. If you need a ParentVue account, please contact the school for an activation key. 

    Parent's Guide to Report Cards 

    ¿Cómo puedo ver la boleta de calificaciones de mi hijo? 
    Todas las boletas de calificaciones están visibles en ParentVue. Las boletas de calificaciones ya no se envían ni se envían por correo a casa. Si necesita una cuenta de ParentVue, comuníquese con la escuela para obtener una clave de activación.

    Guía para padres sobre boletas de calificaciones

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  • weather


    In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather, please make sure you are signed up for our district's SchoolMessenger system. You can opt-in by texting "Y" or "YES" to 67587. You will receive messages to your phone. You can also download the app by visiting the website here: https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/home.


    If school closes early while students are already here, we will send a message to families to notify you of the early school closure. Please note that we send students home as you directed on the blue emergency transportation form you filled out in the beginning of the year. We do not have the ability to call all families and ask how students will get home in the event of an early closure, or to receive a high call volume for last-minute changes. In order to get students home safely and quickly, we rely on advance planning and the information from the emergency transportation form. If you didn't fill out a blue emergency transportation form at the beginning of the year, or need to make a change to your form, please contact the office as soon as possible.

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    What can you do with your ParentVUE account?
    * Register students for school
    * View report cards
    * View attendance
    * View bus routes
    * Update your contact information and emergency contacts
    * Find out who your child's teacher is
    * and more!
    If you registered your student online, you have a ParentVUE account! Here's the link to login:
    If you forgot your username or password, you can reset those.
    Don't have a ParentVUE account? Please contact the school for an activation key!
    ¿Qué puede hacer con su cuenta de ParentVUE?
    * Registrar estudiantes para la escuela
    * Ver boletas de calificaciones
    * Ver asistencia
    * Ver rutas de bus
    * Actualice su información de contacto y contactos de emergencia
    * Descubra quién es el maestro de su hijo
    * ¡y más!
    Si registró a su estudiante en línea, ¡tiene una cuenta de ParentVUE! Aquí está el enlace para iniciar sesión:
    Si olvidó su nombre de usuario o contraseña, puede restablecerlos.
    ¿No tienes una cuenta de ParentVUE? ¡Comuníquese con la escuela para obtener una clave de activación!
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    More information & sign-up here!  

    ¡Más información y registrate aquí!

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at North Gresham Elementary

    Let's Talk!

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  • Transfer Information

    District transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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  • In case of Inclement Weather

    Learn how to find out about emergency school closures due to snowstorms and icy conditions.

    School Closure Information

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District News

Principal's Message



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sewell

August 2020

Dear North Gresham Elementary School Families,

My name is Shawnda Sewell and I am thrilled to be the next principal of North Gresham Elementary School!

This is my 20th year in education, and for the past 6 years I served as the Principal of Highland Elementary School right here in the Gresham Barlow School District. North Gresham Elementary School has a great reputation for having exceptional staff members who love their students and provide them with rich academic and social experiences. Additionally, the students have been characterized as energetic and eager to learn. I have no doubt that together we can continue to get through these unprecedented times stronger and better than ever.

As a North staff, we will embrace the challenges of the future while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable staff, involved parents and committed students come together to make North Gresham a wonderful, unique place. The beginning of the year will look and feel different but we will continue to be rooted in a student-centered focus with the strength coming from the partnership of our community.


Shawnda Sewell
North Gresham Elementary School