Wolverine News

October 25, 2021

Dear Families,

The Orient Parent Teacher Club is hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Gresham tomorrow, Tuesday October 26 from 4 PM - 8 PM. A portion of the proceeds will directly support East Orient and West Orient schools. Come show your support for our teachers and students! Go Wolverines!

Important Reminders:

  • Student Arrival Time: Our arrival time for students has changed from 8:35 AM to 8:40 AM. Starting October 18th, students should not be dropped off at school prior to 8:40 AM. This also includes students who walk to school.
  • Student Pictures: Picture packets were sent home with students last Friday. If your student missed picture day, retakes are scheduled for November 12. Students can bring their order form and money with them on picture day or parents can order online from Lifetouch.

Again, thank you for partnering with us to help ensure a successful start to the school year.

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)

School Spirit Day

West Orient is having a School Spirit Costume Day this coming Friday, October 29. Please carefully review the following guidelines;

  1. All costumes must be in good taste and appropriate for school.

  2. No excessive blood or gore.

  3. Any make-up, hair dye or other preparations must be completed at home.

  4. Costumes must be respectful of all people and groups of people.

  5. School dress code rules still apply, including: No fake weapons of any kind (swords, clubs, knives, guns, etc.), no promotion of violence, drug or alcohol use and no inappropriate language displayed.

  6. Costume masks are not allowed. Face masks/coverings must be worn.

  7. Costumes should not disrupt instruction.

  8. Students may be asked to change if the costume is deemed to violate any of the guidelines.

Thank you for helping us ensure a safe and fun school spirit day!

Book Fair Coming Soon!

The Book Fair is coming to West Orient!!!

November 4th - November 12th (No School on Nov. 11)

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 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

State Testing Information

Each year students in middle school take state tests in English Language Arts and Math. These tests ensure that all students move from grade to grade with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. This year students will test sometime between March 8th and June 3rd. Please see our school website for more information about the tests and the rights of parents regarding student participation on these tests.

Library News


  • Return Books

  • Check Out Books

  • Request Books

Tuesdays & Thursdays during lunch. Wednesdays before school.

Oregon Battle of the Books


Join the West Orient OBOB team today!

GO TO https://forms.gle/TLH1YLYy78bq2sfX6 TO JOIN!


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