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  • Tell us what you think!

    The Gresham-Barlow School Board needs your input to help with the process of selecting the next superintendent of schools.

    The Gresham-Barlow School Board is conducting a superintendent search to replace Dr. Katrise Perera who resigned on June 30. While the board conducts the search, James Hiu is serving as Acting Superintendent. 

    Your participation is essential

    The school board needs your input to help with the process of selecting the next superintendent. To gather feedback, the school board is using a tool called ThoughtExchange so as many people as possible can participate. You can participate in a variety of languages including Spanish or Russian.


    The School Board wants to know:

    What should the new superintendent know about our District, and what important skills and qualities would help them be most successful in the role?


    To participate, visit: bit.ly/GBSuptSearch


    Dinos que piensas! 


    La Junta Escolar de Gresham-Barlow necesita tu opinión para ayudar con el proceso de selección del próximo superintendente de escuelas. 


    La Junta Escolar de Gresham-Barlow está realizando una búsqueda de superintendente para reemplazar a la Dr. Katrise Perera, quien renunció el 30 de junio. Mientras la junta realiza la búsqueda, James Hiu se desempeña como superintendente interino. 


    Tu participación es esencial

    La junta escolar necesita su opinión para ayudar con el proceso de selección del próximo superintendente. Para recopilar comentarios, la junta escolar está utilizando una herramienta llamada ThoughtExchange para que puedan participar tantas personas como sea posible. Puede participar en una variedad de idiomas, incluido español o ruso.


    La Junta Escolar quiere saber: 

    ¿Qué debe saber el nuevo superintendente del Distrito, y que habilidades y cualidades importantes le ayudarán a tener más éxito en el puesto? 

    Para participar, visite: bit.ly/GBSuptSearch

    Мы хотим знать ваше мнение!


    Школьный совет Грешем-Барлоу нуждается в вашем участии в процессе выбора следующего суперинтенданта школ.


    Школьный совет Грешем-Барлоу ищет суперинтенданта, чтобы заменить доктора Катрис Перера, которая ушла в отставку 30 июня. Пока совет проводит поиск, Джеймс Хью исполняет обязанности суперинтенданта. 


    Ваше участие очень важно

    Школьному совету необходимо ваше участие в процессе выбора следующего суперинтенданта. Для сбора отзывов школьный совет использует ThoughtExchange - инструмент, который позволит участвовать как можно большему количеству людей. Вы можете участвовать на разных языках, включая испанский и русский.


    Школьный совет хочет знать:

    Что новый руководитель должен знать о нашем округе и какие важные навыки и качества помогут ему добиться наибольшего успеха в этой должности?


    Чтобы принять участие, посетите: bit.ly/GBSuptSearch

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  • Tell us what you think!

    School Board seeks input for Superintendent Search
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  • This letter informs parents of their rights in regards to student testing by the State of Oregon.  Opt-out forms will be available later in the school year.

    Annual Testing Notice - Eng

    Annual Testing Notice - SP

    Annual Testing Notice - Rus

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  • Return to Learn Health and Safety Plan for 2021-22

    GBSD schools are taking health and safety precautions based on state guidance to maintain a safe learning environment. Review our Health and Safety Plan to learn about the precautions in place.
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  • Many families fell behind on required vaccines and well-visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re here to help you catch up before in-person school starts in September! Visit one of our Back-to-School Immunization events in August to get your child up to date and protected against serious diseases like chicken pox, measles, mumps, tetanus and whooping cough. Call 503-988-5558 to make an appointment. Find more information at multco.us/school/school-immunizations. Can’t make it? Get your child up to date at any Multnomah County Student Health Center (multco.us/student-health) or Multnomah Community Health Center (multco.us/health/primary-care-clinics).


    Muchas familias se retrasaron en sus vacunas de requerido y las visitas de bienestar durante la pandemia de COVID-19. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarle a ponerse al día antes de que comience la escuela presencial en Septiembre! Visite uno de nuestros eventos de vacunación de Regreso a la Escuela en agosto para que su hijo tenga su últimas vacunas y esté protegido contra enfermedades graves como varicela, sarampión, paperas, tétanos y tos ferina. Llame al 503-988-5558 para hacer una cita. Encuentre más información en multco.us/school/school-immunizations.¿Se te hace difícil llegar a lugares de vacunación? Mantenga a su hijo al día con sus vacunas en cualquier Multnomah County Student Health Center (multco.us/student-health) o Centro de Salud Comunitario (multco.us/health/primary-care-clinics).

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at Powell Valley Elementary

    Let's Talk!

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  • Receive School Reminders/Updates via Text Message!

    Sign up to receive messages from your child's school and GBSD!

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  • Transfer Information

    Distrist 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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District News

Principal's Message

Phone: 503-661-1510


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. O'Daniel

Dear Powell Valley Elementary School Community,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new Principal of Powell Valley Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this note finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful online school year together in September. The current COVID crisis has had all of us thinking and working together differently. I hope that all of you are remaining safe and are taking care of each other!

The Gresham-Barlow website contains useful information and updates that you might find helpful. Students will begin online school September 14, 2020. Please be on the lookout for communication from your child’s teacher soon! As the year progresses we will continue to update families with information as we receive it. 

I will be reaching out to all of you soon with a family survey, I will also be starting a virtual coffee chat with the Principal shortly after our school year gets going. 

To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I will be online throughout the year to see you and hear all of the excellent learning!  I hope that you are excited for this coming school year, it may be different than what we are all used to but I know we can get through it together!! 

In closing, please know that my door is always open to you. I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.

With Gratitude and Respect,

Thelina O’Daniel

Principal-Powell Valley Elementary School

Go Panthers!!