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No School October 25 and 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted on: October 19, 2018

There will be no school for students on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 due to Parent Teacher Conferences.  To provide evening options for parents, conferences will be held in the evening on Wednesday, October 24 and all day/evening Thursday, October 25.  No conferences will be held on Friday and school staff will not be available.

Look for the schedule for your child’s school and plan to attend!

No hay clases el 25 y 26 de octubre – Conferencias de padres y maestros

No habrá clases para los estudiantes el día jueves 25 de octubre y el viernes 26 de octubre debido a las conferencias de padres y maestros. Para proporcionarles opciones para los padres por la tarde, las conferencias se realizarán por la tarde del miércoles 24 de octubre y todo el día/tarde del jueves 25 de octubre. No se realizarán conferencias el día viernes y el personal docente no estará disponible.

¡Busque el horario para la escuela de su hijo/a y planee asistir!


Albany Online Enrolling for the 2018-19 Academic Year!

Posted on: October 17, 2018

Albany Online is a public school program using an innovative educational model to provide your child with the best online education possible. As a program within the Greater Albany Public School District, our unique educational approach allows us to tailor an education that is specific to each learner.

By enrolling in our school, you are partnering with a team of knowledgeable and experienced educators. Teachers work with you in monitoring student progress, attendance, and content mastery while providing professional insight, instruction, and support. Our administrative staff is committed to the success of every child in the program.

We know that choosing the right educational setting for your child is an important decision for any parent to make. We encourage you to learn more about our program and how it may benefit your child. Our dedicated staff is here to assist you as you go through this exciting endeavor.

Call: 541-967-4607 for more information.

Albany Public Schools Foundation Big Impact Grant

Posted on: October 17, 2018

Exciting new grant opportunity for GAPS teachers! The Albany Public Schools Foundation will be awarding one Big Impact grant of up to $15,000. The grant proposal must be for a collaborative and innovative big impact project encompassing two or more schools. The applicant(s) can be teachers from multiple GAPS elementary, middle or high schools who collaborate on a big project/program. For instance, last year the elementary music teachers received a grant which purchased music instruments for all 15 elementary schools.  The goal of this new grant program is to help a new program get started or expand an existing program. The Foundation is looking for an innovative idea that engages kids in hands-on activities.

Big Impact Grant application:

The deadline to submit applications will be November 15th.

Interim Principal Announced for South Shore Elementary

Posted on: October 15, 2018

Sunrise Elementary School Assistant Principal Marcia Beltran has been hired as the Interim Principal at South Shore Elementary School. She will begin her duties as Interim Principal immediately.

Ms. Beltran has worked for the Greater Albany Public Schools District since 2012. She previously held positions as a teacher and Dean of students at South Shore before moving to Sunrise in 2017. She has also worked as a Career Pathways coach and has been heavily involved in the development of the Dual Language Immersion program at South Shore.

Ms. Beltran received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge. She also earned a Master of Education in Education Administration degree from Grand Canyon University.

First Ever AOS Students Attend University!

Posted on: October 10, 2018

In the history of Albany Options School (AOS) no student has been accepted to a four-year university, much less gone on to attend one. But AOS is all about “Why Nots?” Last Spring AOS had five students accepted into four-year universities with three currently attending Western Oregon University (the other two are attending LBCC). These three girls are first-generation college students in their families, and two of them were classified as homeless students. The three girls are majoring in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Pre-Nursing.


¡Los primeros estudiantes de AOS asistirán a la universidad!

Publicado el: 10 de octubre del 2018

En la historia de Albany Options School (AOS) ningún estudiante había sido aceptado a una universidad de cuatro años, mucho menos comenzado a asistir a una.  Pero AOS se trata del “¿Por qué no?” La primavera pasada AOS tenía cinco estudiantes aceptados a una universidad de cuatro años, con tres actualmente asistiendo a Western Oregon University (los otros dos asistiendo al colegio comunitario LBCC).  Estas tres jóvenes son estudiantes universitarias de primera generación en sus familias y dos de ellas fueron clasificadas como estudiantes sin hogar. Las tres jóvenes se especializarán en Psicología, Justicia Criminal y Pre-Enfermería.

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