Wolverine News

November 1, 2021

Dear Families,

Looking ahead in November, there is a lot happening in a short amount of time. Please take a few moments to read through our current newsletter.

Important Dates in November:

  • November 11: Veteran's Day, No School
  • November 19: End of Trimester 1
  • November 22, 23: Student-Led Conferences, No School
  • November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • November 29: School Resumes

If you ever have any questions or concerns, I can be reached via email at catanese@gresham.k12.or.us or via phone at 503-663-3323.

Go Wolverines!

Ms. Elise Catanese


Wolverines are EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)

Student-Led Conferences

This year conferences will be student-led and conducted virtually through your child's advisory class via Google Meets. Conferences are scheduled for 20 minutes. It's important that your child is with you during the conference as they will be reviewing their progress and final grades for each class.

Parents should receive a letter from their advisory teacher by November 8 to sign up for a conference time.

Please contact your student's advisory teacher or the Main Office at (503) 663-3323, if you need assistance in scheduling a conference day and/or time.

Positive Referrals

The following students have received a POSITIVE referral for positively exhibiting the 4R's while at school. Positive office referrals are an additional way to recognize students for their EPIC demonstration of the school-wide expectations and to keep the focus for all on the positive.

Congratulations Wolverines!

Alaina Brown

Kelvin Bolden

Reece Mosley

Silas Gentry

Melissa Duarte

Andy Lopez Cecilio

Desiree Sanchez Cardenas

Mason Beckett-Plante

Uriel Hernandez Lopez

Cassidy Sippel

Brody Nastasia

Lola Kirsch

Lorena Goodwin Marron

April Glenn

Book Fair opens November 4

The Book Fair is open November 4 - 12 (No School on Nov. 11)

Books make great gifts! Share with family and friends, shop online and set up an ewallet for your student shopper! Create your wishlist & set up your ewallet today!


Boys Basketball is right around the corner!

The Boys Basketball season is about to begin! Tryouts are the week of November 8-12 (no school on the 11th). Games will start on December 1. Signups will begin this week during lunch time.

If your 7th or 8th grade student would like to participate, they will need to complete the Out of School time form and have a current sports physical on file. Forms are attached below. Doctors/physicians may use their own physical form in place of the GBSD Physical Form.

OST (Out of School Time) Form - English

OST (Out of School Time) Form - Spanish

GBSD Physical Form

Library News


  • Return Books

  • Check Out Books

  • Request Books

Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunch. Wednesdays before school.

Care Solace Partnership


Support your family’s well-being

Gresham-Barlow School District is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We are proud to announce our partnership with Care Solace to support our ongoing commitment. If you or your family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace will quickly connect you to community providers matched to your needs. Call 888-515-0595 or search on your own at caresolace.com/gbsd.


Apoya el bienestar de tu familia

El Distrito Escolar de Gresham-Barlow está comprometido con la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias. Estamos orgullosos de anunciar nuestra asociación con Care Solace para respaldar nuestro compromiso continuo. Si usted o un miembro de su familia está buscando ayuda con la salud mental o el uso de sustancias, Care Solace lo conectará rápidamente con proveedores comunitarios que se adapten a sus necesidades. Llame al 888-515-0595 o busque por su cuenta en caresolace.com/gbsd.


Поддержите благополучие вашей семьи

Школьный округ Грешем-Барлоу стремится к обеспечению здоровья, безопасности и благополучия наших учащихся, сотрудников и семей. Мы с гордостью объявляем о нашем партнерстве с Care Solace, чтобы поддерживать наших учеников. Если вам или члену вашей семьи нужна помощь в связи с психическим здоровьем или употреблением психоактивных веществ, Care Solace быстро свяжет вас с местными поставщиками услуг, соответствующими вашим потребностям. Позвоните по телефону 888-515-0595 или выполните поиск самостоятельно на сайте caresolace.com/gbsd.

Covid Notification Letters

If there is a positive case of Covid in our school, you will receive a notification letter sent via School Messenger indicating that there has been a confirmed positive Covid case in our school. This is just a notification. There is no further action needed on your part.

If your child was exposed or in close contact with someone with Covid while at school, your child may need to quarantine. Close contact is described as closer than 6 feet without a mask for 15 minutes or longer. If that is the case, you will receive a phone call and a separate letter with quarantine details and timelines.

As always, please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions. 503-663-3323.

Covid Testing Consent Forms

Dear WOMS Families,

We are required to have Covid testing consent forms on file in the event we need to test your child for Covid.

Please note: Testing kits are only available for students that are symptomatic. We are not a COVID testing clinic and do not offer testing to families and community members.

Please complete a form and return or email authorized forms to mattecheck@gresham.k12.or.us

Covid Testing Consent English (Fillable)

Covid Testing Consent English (Printable)

Covid Testing Consent Spanish (Fillable)

Covid Testing Consent Spanish (Printable)

Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

Dear Parents,

The Parent/Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook for the 2021-2022 school year is available to review.

R&R English Handbook

R&R Spanish Handbook