Gilbert Heights Elementary
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Hello Gilbert Heights Families,

Dear GH Families,
We are winding up the 2020-21 school year. It has been difficult and challenging us all to learn in new and different ways. Here are a few things this week for you to know:

Chromebook Round Up
Students must return their Chromebooks and chargers at the end of the year. We have two drop off days planned. Please help us round up our technology so we can  clean them and prepare for next year. 
Drop off in front of GH school:
June 17, 1:30-3:30
June 18, 9:00-3:00
June 21, 1:00-3:00
June 22, 9:00-3:00

Library Newsletter: LINK
Please read about the Multnomah County Summer Reading Program 

Report Cards
Our end of year report cards will be sent home June 24, 2021.

Food Pantry
Our Food Pantry will be changing times.   We will now be open Friday’s, 9:00AM-10:00AM starting June 25th, 

Summer SUN
Do you have a DDSD elementary student? Our elementary SUN Sites are creating large activity kits full of summer fun for your students and families. The kits will be available in mid-July. Fill out our interest form below so we can contact you when they are ready!

¿Tiene un estudiante de primaria DDSD? Nuestros sitios de SUN de primaria están creando grandes kits de actividades llenas de diversión de verano para sus estudiantes y familias. Los kits estarán disponibles a mediados de julio. ¡Complete nuestro formulario de interés a continuación para que podamos comunicarnos con usted cuando estén listos!

COVID Vaccine Clinic
GH will be hosting a  COVD Vaccine Clinic on June 24th, 1:00-6:00PM. Details will be posted on David Douglas School District website and the Gilbert Heights website. 

2021-22 School year
School  will start on September 7, 2021. We will post class lists prior to the first day. 

I want to thank you for your help in navigating this year. I have enjoyed my time at Gilbert Heights and it has been an honor to be part of this journey with you.  I know you will welcome Shannon Deems as the new GH Principal next year. 

Barbara Kienle

Interim Principal, 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. 

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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  • 08 Jul

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Virtual Meeting - View streaming link details by clicking "View all"

  • 12 Aug

    Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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