Gilbert Heights Elementary
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Hello Gilbert Heights Families,

Return to School Schedule

As you know, we are reopening our elementary schools for in-person instruction beginning April 5th.  Our staff have been training and preparing for the safe return of students and have received training in a variety of safety protocols such as:

  • Identifying the signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • How to screen both themselves and students
  • Knowing the logistical, operational and physical changes to their specific building to ensure safe cohorting and physical distancing, including where each cohort enters and exits, hallway directional flows, restroom assignments, cohort classroom assignments, etc.
  • Proper use of PPE equipment
  • School-wide response to a symptomatic student or staff member
  • Cleaning and sanitizing

On Monday, April 5, we will be excited to welcome our first cohort of in-person elementary students back into our building. This is a day we’ve all been eagerly awaiting since last Spring. 

All families should have received a letter last week with your student’s cohort assignment and which days and times they will be coming to school. If your child will ride the bus, you received a phone call this week with the bus stop and the time of pick up. 

I have attached a parent handbook to this email to help you prepare. The handbook and other useful information can be found above in the rotator slides entitle Returning To School Resources. We are doing everything in our power to ensure that we have a smooth and safe transition back to in-person learning.  

Thank you,

 Barbara Kienle, Principal

 Gilbert Heights Elementary

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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