Parent Resources

  • We hope the information you find here on this page and the pages listed in the sidebar will help you learn more about the district and its schools.  Click on the different topic links to obtain specific information related to registration and enrollment, transportation, school transfers, and other student and parent resources. 

Parent Frequently Asked Questions

If your student needs a Chromebook, please contact your school. Currently, we are providing one Chromebook for every GBSD student.

Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be prompted to log into their Chromebook using a Clever Badge QR code. Students in all other grades will log into their Chromebook using their full Gresham-Barlow email address (e.g. smith123@gresham.k12.or.us) and student ID number as their password.
To see example steps of how to login, click here. (Available in English and Spanish)
To watch a video on how to login, click here.

Gresham-Barlow School District has a list of area providers, as well as information about free public WiFi for families. For a list of resources, click here for more information.

Clever is our student single sign-on portal, which is used for students to access curriculum applications. Students log into Clever by using their GBSD email address. Once signed in, students have instant access to a number of applications used in their classrooms without a need to sign in again.

Clever can be accessed from the Student Resources page on your student's school website, or by clicking here.

StudentVue and ParentVue are portals for students and parents respectively to access up to date information on attendance and grades, as well as the ability to update demographic information.
To access StudentVue or ParentVue, click here.

If you have a technology related question that is not able to be answered by your teacher, please call your school front office for assistance. If needed, further information will be sent along to the Technology Services department. Additionally, if you would like to send us a message, you are welcome to do so via Let's Talk by clicking here.

If you have a technology related question that is not able to be answered by your teacher, please call your school front office for assistance. If needed, further information can be sent along to the Technology Services department.
Additionally, if you would like to send us a message, you are welcome to do so via Let's Talk by clicking here.

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Internet Resources

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    Find the free Xfinity Wifi Hotspots available closest to you

    Xfinity has opened up free wifi hotspots to families throughout the community.

    You can view these free hotspots at the link below by typing in your zip code.

     http://wifi.xfinity.com/

     

    Discounted Home Internet Services

     The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that provides a temporary discount (up to $50/month) on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.

    If you know of any families who could benefit from this program, please share this information and encourage them to enroll at this site: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/

    Your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:

    • Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
    • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
    • Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;
    • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
    • Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year;
    • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.

     

    Internet service providers in our region:

    Most Internet providers are waiving late fees and suspending data usage limits due to COVID-19.

    The following are Internet providers you can contact to activate Internet services:

     

    Comcast Basic Internet:

    Free for low-income customers for 60 days and $9.99/month after that: www.internetessentials.com/Apply

    Comcast: 

    corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

    CenturyLink: 

    https://www.centurylink.com/home/

     

Data Privacy and Security

  • Overview
    In the Gresham-Barlow school district, student data security is a top priority.  We work to ensure that privacy, confidentiality, security, and the appropriate use of data are respected especially when Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is collected. This “data stewardship” involves all aspects of data, from planning, collection and maintenance to use and dissemination.  To that end, here are our best practices for keeping data secure: 

    Policy
    Our Directory Information (code: JOA) and Personally Identifiable Information (code: JOB) policies are our guiding documents for how we manage and share student data.  With every new service/application we bring online, a data sharing agreement based on these policies is put in place clearly stating how vendors can and can not use student data.  

    Application Purchase Review
    Before a new service/application is purchased, a review is done by both the Teaching & Learning and Technology Services departments.  Applications are assessed for educational value, content appropriateness, and data security.  When an application passes review, a data sharing agreement is signed by both the vendor and the district before the application is implemented for use. 

    Web Filtering
    The district takes every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety and well being of our students online by blocking inappropriate web content. While a filter is NOT 100% effective, it does discourage most inappropriate use and helps students to avoid distractions and focus on using the computer for learning and for schoolwork.  Because web filtering can not block all inappropriate materials, teachers & parents still need to be vigilant when students use the Internet. Our acceptable use policy (code: IIBGA-AR) provides guidance on this topic.

    Staff Training
    The single biggest threat to data security is people.  We annually train staff on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as well cybersecurity awareness to help staff spot fake emails that attempt to solicit login credentials.  We also promote good practice around the physical security of devices and the use of strong passphrases to secure online accounts.  We encourage staff to promote these best practices with students at every opportunity.

    Student Training
    Our teachers often utilize the activities and lessons from the Digital Citizenship curriculum created by Common Sense Media.  This is a research based curriculum that is made freely available to give students the skills they need to be good digital learners and participate in the global digital community.  Specific skills that are covered include privacy and security, digital footprint and identity, media balance and well-being, relationships and communication, cyberbullying, digital drama and hate speech, and news and media literacy.  We encourage parents to go through the age appropriate “take-home resources” with their students and complete the families activities for each lesson.

Who to Contact

  • John Koch - Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Schools
    Tracy Klinger - Assistant Superintedent of K-12 Teaching & Learning
    Jade Joseph - Administrative Assistant to John Koch & Tracy Klinger
    Contact Asst. Supt. K-12 Schools or K-12 Teaching & Learning: 503-261-4575

    Nancy Singleterry - Homeless and Housing Instability Contact
    Contact the Federal Programs Department: 503-261-4579

    Alayna Windham, M.Ed. - Connections Coordinator
    Email: windham@gresham.k12.or.us
    Contact the Connections Coordinator: 971-229-5575