East Orient Elementary School

Home of the Soaring Eagles April 13th, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear East Families,

This week we finalized the transition to hybrid with all our grade levels returning to school. The transition has been smooth and we are now starting to settle in with our new schedules and routines. The staff of East Orient would like to thank all of our families for their patience and flexibility.

In this newsletter, we have information regarding our Connect to Kindergarten event. Please see below for all the details. If you do have an incoming Kindergartener and would like to attend our event, please RSVP with the link below or call the school office. We will be pushing out digital informational videos for those families who prefer not to attend in person.

Dates To know

April 13th - @ 6:00 PM -PTC Meeting ( Virtual Link)

April 14th - No School - Grading Day

April 29th - Connect to Kindergarten

Connect to Kindergarten

Thursday, April 29th, 5:30-6:30pm

7431 Southeast 302nd Avenue

Gresham, OR

We strongly encourage parents to RSVP for this event.

Connect to Kindergarten Night

Thursday, April 29th, 2021


A virtual video presentation will be available for families who are unable to attend in person.

*In the case of a Covid uptick, our Connect to Kinder event may be modified into a virtual event.

East Orient’s Connect to Kindergarten, is a time to tour the building, visit kindergarten classrooms, meet our staff and have any registration questions answered.

  • The evening will begin with a presentation in the gym that will include our principal, counselor, kindergarten teachers, office staff and PTC.

  • After the presentation, families will break off into their small cohorts for a socially-distanced building tour and visit kindergarten classrooms for a short activity.

  • Due to Covid-19 safety protocols and needed space for social distancing, we are asking that only ONE parent/guardian accompany their kindergarten student. Please make arrangements for any siblings. We ask if you would RSVP to the school office @ 503-663-4818.

Online Registration Information is below

*An enrolling kindergarten student must be 5 years old on or before September 1st, 2021.

**Students who are 6 years old by September 1st, 2021 will need to register for 1st grade.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Online Registration Instructions

*You will need access to a desktop or laptop computer and a current email address.

  • Click on the Parents tab and choose Online Registration from the drop down menu. Carefully read and follow the instructions.

  • Choose the Blue tab that applies to you.

  • Upload the required documents (or bring in to the school office)

  • 1. Proof of Address 2. Birth Certificate

*You will receive an email that your registration has been received for review.

  • Next, on the East Orient Online registration page, click on the link under School Specific Registration Information that applies to your child’s grade (1st-5th or kindergarten) for additional forms/information.

  • Download, print and return the completed forms to East Orient or you may visit us in person to complete these forms.

Spanish Instructions Link

Russian Instructions Link

New Student Registration is Open for the 2021-2022 School Year.

New families may register online for the 2021-2022 School Year. In order to complete the registration, please be prepared to upload (or make arrangements to bring in to the school) one piece of current residency, a birth certificate, and immunization paperwork.

Click here for New Student to East Orient Registration

Transportation Changes?

It is important to notify the school as soon as possible when any changes need to be made to your student’s end of day transportation, whether it be a permanent change or just a one day change. With the shortened hybrid in-person schedule, we ask that you contact the school office @ 503-663-4818 by 2pm with any same day changes (unless an emergency situation arises). If you are wanting your student to change to riding the bus home permanently, please also contact First Student before contacting the school, as the hybrid schedule and protocols require more planning. They can be reached at 503-665-8193. (Be sure to know your student’s cohort day).

*Please remember, that students may not go home with “friends” on other busses. Due to Covid-19, students may only ride their scheduled bus to and from school.


Gresham-Barlow School District’s "ParentVUE" provides parents and guardians access to information regarding their children’s demographic information, attendance activity, emails from the teacher, report cards, and class schedules via the Internet.

You may login to ParentVUE using the link below. You will be taken to a login window in our Synergy (electronic Student Information System) website. You will need both your username and password to be able to log in. If you have not yet activated your account, you may receive an activation key by contacting one of the schools your children attend.

Important: Please do NOT bookmark the Login Page as that will inhibit you from being directed to the fastest available server and could result in slower browsing speeds.

Login to ParentVUE

Download ParentVUE Getting Started Guide (pdf)

Oregon State Assessment for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

This year, we will be doing something different for our state testing of 3rd-5th grade students.

Each student in grades 3 -5 will only take one assessment. During a normal school year, 3rd-grade students would have four assessments and 5th grade would have 5 assessments. This year, we obviously have much fewer assessments.

3rd Grade- English Language Arts (ONLY)

4th Grade- Mathematics assessment (ONLY)

5th Grade - Science assessment (ONLY)

We will be asking our eGBSD students to come to the school and take their assessments. Hybrid students will be taking their assessments while they are here. More information will be coming out about this in the coming week or two.

Each test will be one hour long.

If you would prefer to opt your child out of state testing this year, please click on the fillable PDF below and email it to the school office or your child's teacher.

2020-21 School Yearbook

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We have decided to go ahead and continue with a yearbook for the 2020-21 school year. We want to ensure that we've documented the year, the best that we can. We are asking parents to send in pictures throughout the year of our Eagles, as they participate in online learning. If you have a picture of your little eaglet that you'd like to share, please email it to milliken2@gresham.k12.or.us. We will be reminding everyone as the year goes on. Thanks for helping us ensure we have a yearbook to document this crazy year:)

4th Grade Garden Project

A huge thanks to Troy Guisto and Burns Feedstore for donating the raised garden bed shown below. Our fourth graders have a plan for planting vegetables in the coming weeks. I can't wait to see the transformation of our courtyard into a fun and production veggie garden.
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Informational Links for Parents

Ready Schools,Safe Learners Guidance for Schools

I-ready Family center

Here's a great place to explore and learn how to support our students with i-ready math and reading.