Hollydale HERO Highlights

A news publication for the parents and students of Hollydale

Home of the Heroes

Hollydale is an equitable community learning to think creatively and achieve high academic goals to contribute to the global society.


After 23 years of service with the Gresham Barlow School District and 20 of them being at Hollydale Elementary Mrs. Rector is retiring!

Monday February 28, 2022 is Mrs. Rector's final day with us here at Hollydale! We would like to THANK her for her years of dedication and service to the Hollydale Community! She will surely be missed!

We wish you the best in your new adventures Mrs. Rector!

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  • Thursday March 10, 2022 NO SCHOOL Grading Day
  • Friday March 11, 2022 NO SCHOOL C&I Day
  • Wednesday March 16, 2022 Hollydale PTC Meeting in Library
  • Thursday March 31, 2022 In-District transfer Request Deadline
  • Wednesday April 20, 2022 Immunization Exclusion Date (Subject to change)
  • Connect to Kindergarten April 20, 2022 4:00-5:30pm


We are excited to announce Hollydale PTC (Parent Teacher Club) is back up and running! There are a number of exciting things happening with PTC this spring so stayed tuned for more information soon!

The first official PTC meeting of the 2021-2022 school year will be held March 16th 5pm in the library at Hollydale.

We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new Hollydale families as well! Nominations for 2022-2023 PTC board members will be held at this meeting. If you are interested in serving on the board of your Parent Teacher Club please email Lindsay Cereghino at president@hollydaleptc.org

We can’t wait to reconnect with you all soon!

Hollydale PTC

Attendance & Calendar Club

Calendar Club is starting Monday 2/28! This is an incentive program for students with developing attendance numbers. As absences have greatly improved school wide with things from the pandemic slowing down we are now able to focus on working with students and their families to help improve their attendance. Attendance rates greatly effect how students succeed in the classroom both academically and with social emotional needs of our students and we want ALL our students to feel successful here at Hollydale and beyond!

Connect to kindergarten

If you or someone you know has a student who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2022, and will be attending Hollydale as a kindergartener in the fall please mark your calendar!! We will be hosting a Connect to Kindergarten event Wednesday, April 20, 2022. More details to come.

State Testing Opt Out

State Testing for grades 3-5 is between April 1, 2022 and June 10, 2022. If you would like to Opt your student out please complete the attached form.

Opt-Out Google Form - English

Opt-Out Google Form - Spanish

Opt-Out Google Form - Russian

Immunization Exlcusion Day

Immunization Exclusion Day is April 20, 2022.

Your student(s) should be up to date with any of their required vaccinations by April 20, 2022 in order to remain in school by that date. If your child has recently received their vaccinations, or if you would like to check the status on your child's vaccination record, you can email Jessica Nguyen @ nguyen74@gresham.k12.or.us or feel free to contact the office at (503) 661-6226.

Here are some available School Based Health Clinics.

Parent Requests for In-District Transfers - Deadline is March 31, 2022

The Gresham-Barlow School District will accept in-district transfer requests for the 2022-2023 school year during the month of March only.

If you live within the Gresham-Barlow district and want your child to attend a Gresham-Barlow school outside of your attendance area, you need to request an in-district transfer. If your student currently has an in-district transfer and is moving from elementary to middle or middle to high, please submit a new request.

A digital transfer request form will be available on the Transfers section of the district website, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. The link to this form can also be emailed to you directly if you request it from any GBSD school or district office. Forms must be submitted by March 31, 2022.

You will be notified in writing after review of all requests. Please note: kindergarten and first grade requests may not be decided upon until late summer after elementary registration. For further information, contact the Gresham-Barlow School District Office at 503-261-4575.


If you have any questions or would like to connect with me, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at ramirez26@gresham.k12.or.us or by phone 503-661-6226. I look forward to hearing from you.