Gilbert Heights Elementary
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Hello Gilbert Heights Families,

Photo of the new Principal Shannon Deems

Welcome back to another school year! The state of Oregon has identified the first week of school (September 7-10) as Care and Connection Week. This is an opportunity for staff, students, and families to foster care, connection and community, and to create a healthy foundation for the school year. The past year, we relied heavily on your partnership in your child’s education and we are so grateful for that gift. Please watch the Back to School video attached below to learn more about our start to the school year.

As you may be aware, our district is following the state guidance and has identified a schoolwide staggered start at the elementary level as the best way to cultivate this opportunity. Gilbert Heights will be split into three groups based on last name/household. Students will attend one of the three days: Tuesday September 7th, Wednesday September 8th, or Thursday September 9th. These will be typical school days, 9:00am to 3:30pm. There will not be a late start this Wednesday. School buses will run as usual and lunch will be served. This staggered schedule will provide teachers the opportunity to get to know your child and their individual needs. All students will attend school Friday September 10th. 

We will be mailing letters to families sharing the day assigned to your student and who their teacher will be, as well as bus information. You will also be contacted the week of August 30 by your students’ teacher, reminding you of the day they will attend and welcoming them to Gilbert Heights. We look forward to welcoming your family back to Gilbert Heights Elementary. Please call the office if you have questions or concerns. We will see you in a few weeks!

Links to the Welcome Back Video

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With admiration,

Shannon Deems (she/her)

Principal, Gilbert Heights Elementary


Estimadas familias de Gilbert Heights,

W¡Bienvenidos de nuevo a otro año escolar! El estado de Oregon ha identificado la primera semana de clases (del 7 al 10 de Septiembre) como la semana de Atención y Conexión. Esta es una oportunidad para que el personal, los estudiantes y las familias adopten el cuidado de crianza, la conexión y la comunidad, y crear una base saludable para el año escolar. El año pasado, confiamos mucho en su colaboración en la educación de su hijo y estamos muy agradecidos por ese regalo. Mire el video de Regreso a la escuela adjunto a continuación para obtener más información sobre nuestro comienzo del año escolar.

Como ya sabrá, nuestro distrito está siguiendo la guía estatal y ha identificado un comienzo escalonado en toda la escuela a nivel de primaria como la mejor manera de cultivar esta oportunidad. Nuestros alumnos se dividirán según el hogar. Los estudiantes asistirán el Martes, 7 de Septiembre, Miércoles, 8 de Septiembre o Jueves, 9 de Septiembre. Estos serán días escolares típicos, de 9:00 am a 3:30 pm. No habrá un comienzo tardío este Miércoles. Los autobuses escolares funcionarán como de costumbre y se servirá el almuerzo. Este horario escalonado brindará a los maestros la oportunidad de establecer una base sólida para el año. Todos los estudiantes asistirán a la escuela el Viernes 10 de Septiembre. 

Enviaremos cartas a las familias para compartir el día asignado a su estudiante y quién será su maestro, así como información sobre el autobús. Las familias serán contactadas la semana del 30 de Agosto por el maestro de sus estudiantes, recordándoles el día en que asistirán y dándoles la bienvenida a Gilbert Heights. Esperamos con ansias el mes de Septiembre y les damos la bienvenida a nuestras familias a la Primaria de Gilbert Heights. Comuníquese con nosotros si tiene preguntas o inquietudes. ¡Nos vemos en unas semanas!

Enlaces al Video de Bienvenida

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Con admiración

Shannon Deems (ella / ella)

Director, Escuela Primaria de Gilbert Heights

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. 

GET CONNECTED!
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: family_help_desk@ddsd40.org. The district is currently applying for grants to help provide Wifi to families in need.

Office Contacts

503-256-6502
12839 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97236

Fax: 503-261-8454

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Principal
Shannon Deems

Counselor
Kim Anderson

Secretary
Julie Keim

Records Secretary
Michelle Cook

Health Assistant
Eleasha Tryon

 

School Calendar

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  • 24 Sep

    GH Open Market Food Pantry

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • 30 Sep

    Digital PBIS Assembly

  • 01 Oct

    GH Open Market Food Pantry

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


District Calendar

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  • 01 Oct

    Grades K-5: No School

  • 07 Oct

    Grades Early Release

  • 08 Oct

    Grades 8-12 and Community Transition Program: No School