Gilbert Heights Elementary
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Hello Gilbert Heights Families,

January 8, 2021

Dear GH Families,

Welcome to 2021! We are so excited to get 2021 started and continue another year of excellence at Gilbert Heights. 

Return to School: The School Board recently made the decision to continue in Comprehensive Distant Learning (CDL) until Spring Break due to persistently high levels of coronavirus cases, ongoing uncertainty, and the need for families to have consistency for planning.

 This means that unless there is a dramatic drop in the rate of infection, and/or the availability of widespread testing, vaccines and contact tracing, David Douglas schools will remain closed to most in-person learning until at least March 29.

Chromebooks and Materials: Students in grades K-2  have been picking up their new touch screen Chromebooks. These will help our youngest learners navigate their on-line curriculum easier. We also will have the materials that were originally missing from our FuelEd curriculum available to pick up for all students, grades K-5. Office is open 8:00-3:30 for pick up. 

Site Council: If you are looking for ways to be involved at GH, please consider joining our Site Council. Site Council is a group made of school staff and parents that meet regularly throughout the year to help make school decisions on professional development and assist in creating our school improvement plan. We currently have two open positions for parents. Our  next meeting will be in January. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me. We value your participation. 

Staff Appreciation: If you have a GH staff member that you would like to acknowledge, please complete the Parent Applause Form and I will share your kind words. You can also email me directly if that is easier for you.  Parent Applause Form

In Partnership,

Barbara Kienle,


Gilbert Heights Elementary School Mission Statement
Gilbert Heights will provide meaningful, equitable and highly effective instruction so that each student will grow and thrive socially, emotionally and academically.  We will ensure this occurs in a safe, respectful and culturally responsive environment where all students, families and staff feel welcomed and supported. 

Most district communication and updates for families will occur via email and online platforms, and all student education will occur in this format.  If you need assistance with this, please reach out via DDSD family support for technology: Phone number-503.261.8391, Email: The district is currently applying for grants to help provide Wifi to families in need.

Office Contacts

12839 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97236

Fax: 503-261-8454

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Barbara Kienle

Kim Anderson

Julie Keim

Records Secretary
Michelle Cook

Health Assistant
Wendy Warren


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District Calendar

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  • 29 Jan

    Grades K-8 and DDHS: No School

    School Day for FRC and CTP

  • 11 Feb

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Virtual Meeting - View streaming link details by clicking "View All"

  • 17 Feb

    Immunization Exclusion Day

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