WOMS Wolverine Newsletter

March 7, 2023

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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

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Medication Updates

If your student had a change or addition to medications that they would need at school, please let the main office know so that we have accurate information. An example would be a student that now requires the use of an inhaler but didn't have one prescribed at the beginning of the year. You can check your student's current medical information in Synergy or by contacting the office. Thanks for helping us keep everyone safe at school!
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On February 21, we dismissed students early because of the snow. We rarely have to make this decision. Sending students home in the middle of the day is also a complex endeavor. One of the critical components for keeping students safe is the fast notification to families. During that February 21 event, we used ParentSquare to communicate with all of you. This tool gave us the ability to almost instantly and efficiently communicate with thousands of staff, parents, and students, ensuring these people knew our plans as soon as possible. This communication enabled families to make the necessary adjustments. It was invaluable. If you haven’t downloaded the app, you should! Using the app makes communication with all of you efficient and fast especially if you have students in multiple schools.
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Barlow High School Info Night!

Incoming 8th graders and their families are invited to attend the Barlow HS Information Night on Tuesday, April 4th from 5:30 - 8:15 PM. A great opportunities to learn about all of the activities, sports, clubs, and classes offered next year!
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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.

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Track and Field Meeting - March 7th

The informational meeting for the West Orient/DCD Track team is around the corner!

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.

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8th Grade Only - Panoramic and Individual Picture Day - March 15th

Each year we take a panoramic picture of the 8th grade class to commemorate their time at West Orient! Families may purchase a copy of the class picture for $15.00 and also purchase individual spring pictures. The easiest way to is to purchase on-line. Here is the link with more information on prices and how to purchase: Info for Families
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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.

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Girls Basketball Update and Reminders

Girls Basketball has started and we wanted to share the Varsity and JV Games schedules. Please follow the link for more information.
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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.

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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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Finding it hard to keep up with news from your students’ schools? Download the ParentSquare App!

GBSD is using ParentSquare to stay connected with you! ParentSquare allows you to engage with your school and stay up to date on all the latest happenings. Download the mobile app today and all of your school’s information will be all in one place and easy to find! Have Questions? Check out this video: https://vimeo.com/362598038

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Additional Support Information:




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.