WOMS Wolverine Newsletter
March 7, 2023
West Orient Middle School
Mark Your Calendars
March 7 - Track meeting for parents and students at Deep Creek Damascus starting at 5:15 PM
March 10 - End of Trimester 2 - grading day - No Students
March 13 - Barlow HS team visits 8th grade classrooms
March 14 - 8th grade Band Festival
March 20 - Barlow HS team visits 8th grade classrooms (part 2)
March 23 - 8th Band to Barlow
March 27-31 - Spring Break
April 4 - Barlow Family Night (incoming 8th graders) from 5:30 - 8:15 PM
Barlow High School Info Night!
Alternate Pick Up Options
If you plan to have your student picked up by a adult that is not on the emergency contact list, you need to either contact the office in advance or send a note with your student that they can bring to the office. We are not able to release your student to someone not authorized on your emergency contact list without your permission.
Thank you for your support and understanding as your student's safety is our number one concern.
Track and Field Meeting - March 7th
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend with your student(s). More information on the meeting can be found here.
We are still working to fill all of our coaching positions. If you are interested, please go to the district website to and follow the Jobs link on the upper right side of the page.
8th Grade Only - Panoramic and Individual Picture Day - March 15th
Order Your Yearbook Today!
You can pre-order a Yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year! It's a great way to capture the memories from the year. The cost is $15.00 and students will receive them on the last week of school!
Yearbook ID Code: 9883123
Get yours today! The deadline to pre-order is April 26th, 2023.
Contact the office at (503)663-3323 for any questions.
Girls Basketball Update and Reminders
We are currently hiring Education Assistants across the district. Do you know someone who is looking for a job in education? If you know someone interested, please have them apply through the district site under Job ID 1673. Interviews will be ongoing until the 25 positions are hired.
Deadline - March 31, 2023
Parent Requests For IN-DISTRICT Transfers
Accepted March 1-31, 2023 * Deadline is March 31, 2023
The Gresham-Barlow School District will accept in-district transfer requests for the 2023-2024 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, 2023.
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 more registrations have been received. For further information, contact the Gresham-Barlow School District Office at 503-261-4575.
Solicitud de los padres para Transferencias DENTRO DEL DISTRITO
Se aceptan del 1º al 31 de Marzo del 2023 * Hay plazo hasta el 31 de Marzo del 2023
El Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow aceptará solicitudes para transferencias dentro del distrito para el año escolar 2023-2024 durante el mes de Marzo solamente. Si ustedes viven adentro del distrito y quieren que su hijo(a) asista a una de las escuelas de Gresham-Barlow afuera del área de su vecindario, necesitan una solicitud de transferencia del distrito. Si su estudiante tiene una transferencia dentro del distrito corrientemente y pasará de primaria a secundaria o de secundaria a preparatoria, ustedes deben entregar una nueva solicitud.
La solicitud digital de transferencia estará disponible en la sección de transferencias del sitio web del distrito, http://gresham.k12.or.us/Page/2249. El vínculo a esta solicitud también se puede enviar directamente por correo electrónico si lo solicita en cualquier escuela del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow u oficina del distrito. Las solicitudes se deben presentar antes del 31 de marzo.
Ustedes serán notificados por escrito después de haber revisado todas las solicitudes. Por favor noten: Solicitudes para kindergarten y primer grado no serán decididos sino hasta finales del verano después de las inscripciones para primaria. Para mas información por favor contacten a la oficina del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow al 503-261-4575.
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Please send your student to school with a fully-charged Chromebook and Earbuds!
A few reminders for families
- The rainy season has begun. We try our best to have recess outside whenever possible. Please be sure to send your student to school with a jacket or sweatshirt to help keep them warm and dry.
- If your student has medication needs during the school day, an adult is required to bring in the medication in the original container. Students may not transport medication themselves.
- If your student plans to ride home on a different bus, please send a note with your student. The note must be turned in at the front office for approval at the beginning of the day.
- Please make sure your student has money deposited in their lunch account. Free and reduced applications are available online or in our office. Breakfast is free for all students.
- Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle to school each day.