Covid Test Kits for Students
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have partnered to expand access to at-home COVID-19 testing for all children. They have provided iHealth COVID-19 Home Test Kits for every student enrolled in our school.
These test kits will be distributed for students to carry home on Thursday, May 26th. Students will also be provided with a flyer that has some information from the Oregon Health Authority about the test kits. These flyers as well as translations in multiple languages can be found at the following OHA web site:
Please check with your student when they get home to make sure that they have brought the test kits home for your supervised use. Thank you for all your help in keeping schools safe and open!
OSAS Testing Parent Information
ALL STUDENTS GRADUATE PREPARED
In 2010, Oregon adopted higher K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Math to ensure all students move from grade to grade with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. Because we raised the bar for what we expect students to know and be able to do, we have also changed the way we measure student progress through our state tests.
Why does participation matter?
While no single test can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, statewide tests provide educators and administrators with information about what educational approaches are working and progress and where additional resources are needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed.
Description of rights
Help identify schools and Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. Schools will provide parents with the 2021-22 form at least 30 days prior to the start of testing.
In-District Transfer Requests
Parent Requests For IN-DISTRICT Transfers
Accepted March 1-31, 2022 * Deadline is March 31, 2022
The Gresham-Barlow School District will accept in-district transfer requests for the 2022-2023 school year during the month of March only.
If you live within the Gresham-Barlow district and want your child to attend a Gresham-Barlow school outside of your attendance area, you need to request an in-district transfer. If your student currently has an in-district transfer and is moving from elementary to middle or middle to high, please submit a new request.
A digital transfer request form is linked below and also will be available on the Transfers section of the district website, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. The link to this form can also be emailed to you directly if you request it from any GBSD school or district office. Forms must be submitted by March 31, 2022.
You will be notified in writing after review of all requests. Please note: kindergarten and first grade requests may not be decided upon until late summer after elementary registration. For further information, contact the Gresham-Barlow School District Office at 503-261-4575.
Solicitud de los padres para Transferencias DENTRO DEL DISTRITO
Se aceptan del 1º al 31 de Marzo del 2022 * Hay plazo hasta el 31 de Marzo del 2022
El Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow aceptará solicitudes para transferencias dentro del distrito para el año escolar 2022-2023 durante el mes de Marzo solamente. Si ustedes viven adentro del distrito y quieren que su hijo(a) asista a una de las escuelas de Gresham-Barlow afuera del área de su vecindario, necesitan una solicitud de transferencia del distrito. Si su estudiante tiene una transferencia dentro del distrito corrientemente y pasará de primaria a secundaria o de secundaria a preparatoria, ustedes deben entregar una nueva solicitud.
La solicitud digital de transferencia estará disponible en la sección de transferencias del sitio web del distrito, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. El vínculo a esta solicitud también se puede enviar directamente por correo electrónico si lo solicita en cualquier escuela del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow u oficina del distrito. Las solicitudes se deben presentar antes del 31 de marzo.
Ustedes serán notificados por escrito después de haber revisado todas las solicitudes. Por favor noten: Solicitudes para kindergarten y primer grado no serán decididos sino hasta finales del verano después de las inscripciones para primaria. Para mas información por favor contacten a la oficina del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow al 503-261-4575.
Order Your Yearbook Today!
The 2021/2022 Yearbooks are available to order online through our community partner Lifetouch! The cost of the Yearbook is $15.00!
All orders and payments will be handled directly through Lifetouch this year. In the Flyer, you will find the yearbook ID code, and order deadline date of April 7, 2022. Yearbooks will be distributed at the end of the school year!
Sports Participation & Insurance Waiver Form
If your child plans on participating in a Fall or Spring sport, please complete the OST Participation form, Insurance Waiver and submit a current physical (not older than 2 years).
Feel free to contact the main office if you have any questions @ (503) 663-3323 or FAX documents to (503) 663-2504
OST Participation Form English
OST Participation Form Spanish
Covid Testing Consent Forms
Dear WOMS Families,
We are required to have Covid testing consent forms on file in the event we need to test your child for Covid. A new form needs to be completed for each school year.
Please note: Testing kits are only available for students that are symptomatic. We are not a COVID testing clinic and do not offer testing to families and community members.
Please complete a form and return or email authorized forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
GBSD encourages all to denounce division, racism, hate speech
Listening sessions with students, staff, and families will inform the work
Degrees and Certifications:
I’m Elise Catanese, principal of West Orient Middle School, home of the WOLVERINES. As a community of learners, the students and staff at West Orient Middle School strive to practice respect, responsibility, relationships, and results. High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school. It is with pride that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of West Orient Middle School students.
Wolverines are EPIC! Engaged Persistent Intentional Career and college ready
All students are socially, emotionally, and academically prepared to reach their fullest potential.
Communication is key to student success! All school information can be found on our school website, westorient.gresham.k12.or.us. Our weekly newsletters, Wolverine News, are created on the Smore website and contain the most current information including school announcements, upcoming events, important dates, and school celebrations. Wolverine News is emailed to parents weekly via School Messenger and uploaded to our school website. ParentVUE is another valuable communication tool that provides parents and guardians access to information regarding their child’s academic progress, current grades, attendance activity, and class schedules via the internet. Both Wolverine News and ParentVUE can be found on our school website. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WOMSwolverines.
Our theme for the 2021-22 school year is Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It. At West Orient we feel that if you have a dream and believe in yourself, that you are more likely to achieve whatever it is you set your mind to. It's called a positive mindset. Research shows that by practicing a positive mindset every day you're better able to handle stress and have better mental and physical well-being. This year our goal is to have a positive mindset and encourage everyone to behave in a more positive and optimistic way!
If I can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
West Orient Middle School
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney