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To all GAPS staff: We want you to stay healthy during flu season! Get your flu shot at one of the upcoming seasonal flu shot clinics, which are free to all employees.
If you have questions, call Dusti Ker at the District Office, 541-967-4505.
Applications are open for the 2017-18 Albany Public Schools Foundation classroom grants.
Each fall, the Albany Public Schools Foundation accepts grant applications from teachers in the Greater Albany Public School District for innovative programs, tools and supplies supporting enrichment opportunities for students in the areas of art, music, science and health/wellness.
Grants are due on Oct. 13 and applications are open to all GAPS teachers.
Last week, architects and District staff shared information about the new elementary school new Timber Ridge. The new school is part of the May bond measure that was approved by voters.
The building design is complete, but many features are still in the development stage.
Overview of New Elementary
Opening in September 2019: 16-month construction timeline; groundbreaking planned for spring 2018
Currently designed for grades K-3.
Young students who are learning the ropes in the new school year are getting support from older students, who are riding along on bus routes to ease anxiety and help the students find their way home.
For the first three weeks of school, Timber Ridge students in teacher Shay Brunson’s leadership class are catching a bus to Clover Ridge Elementary School and riding along to help make the route run smoother.
Eight students in seventh and eighth grades currently participate as part of volunteer club in the class. They are Emily Hobson, Tyger DeBolt, Ruby Shumaker, Aaliyah Ware, Abby Hobson, Alex Brunson, Maddilyn Neely and Laura Lovell.
The program, now in its second year, is a hit with the student volunteers, the K-2 students they assist and the bus drivers.
The volunteer riders agreed that the first day was challenging, but the ride is smoother now. Route 6 bus driver, Diane, said she would love to keep her student volunteer all year. “I would love it,” said Abby, a seventh grader. She said she will be back to volunteer again on Diane’s bus next year.
Elementary schools around the district welcomed kindergarten students for the first day of school on Monday.
Kindergarten is a full-day program. Aside from starting a week later than students in the upper grades, the schedule is the same for these youngest students, who spend the year building foundational skills in language arts, math and science.
For information about kindergarten academic expectations, read about state standards: What is my child learning in kindergarten?