Gilbert Heights Elementary
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Dear Gilbert Heights Caregivers,

As we approach the end of another year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we have undertaken together. It has been a year filled with challenges, growth, and achievements, and I am immensely proud of each and every student who have crossed through out doors.

Our dedicated team of teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to provide a high-quality education and a nurturing environment for our students. They have embraced innovative teaching methods, adapted to a new reading curriculum, and continued to inspire and motivate our students. Their commitment to excellence is truly commendable, and I am grateful for their tireless efforts.

This summer Gilbert Heights will go through significant bond work and our building will be closed. Our office staff will be relocated to South Powellhurst 2900 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236. Gilbert Heights staff will be in the office intermittently through the summer, if you are looking to connect with Mrs. Deems, Ms. Wolf, or our secretaries Julie Keim and Michelle Cook, please call our number at 503-256-6502 or send us an email.

As we embark on the well-deserved summer break, I wish you all a rejuvenating and enjoyable time with family and friends. Stay safe, stay curious, and return in the next academic year with renewed energy and enthusiasm. Together we will continue to learn, grow, and support one another as we build an inclusive and empowering learning community. Thank you for an amazing year, and I look forward to the adventures that lie ahead.

In admiration,

Shannon Deems (she/her)

Principal, Gilbert Heights Elementary

David Douglas School District

503.256.6502 | GH Website

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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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Shannon Deems

Assistant Principal
Natalie Wolf

Allie Baumann

Julie Keim

Records Secretary
Michelle Cook

Health Assistant
Jen Ponce


School Calendar

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  • 08 Aug

    Mustang Parent Group Meeting

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • 06 Sep

    GH Open Market Food Pantry

    9:15 am - 10:15 am

  • 12 Sep

    Mustang Parent Group Meeting

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

District Calendar

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  • 08 Aug

    School Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Click "View all" for meeting details

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