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Join us in the Superintendent Search process!

Posted on: December 21, 2018

The search is underway for a new superintendent, and our school board is asking for your input!  What qualities would you like to see in a new leader? What experience should that person have? Should the board consider special areas of knowledge or skills?

In January, there will be two ways to share your input: in person at focus groups or through an online survey.  The focus groups and online survey will gather the perceptions of staff, students, parents and community members to create a district profile for the search process.  

To share in person:
Student & Parent Focus Group – January 16 – 7:00-8:00 pm
The Student & Parent Focus Group is ideal for current students and parents in the district.

Community Member Focus Group – January 17 – 7:00-8:00 pm
The Community Member Focus Group is ideal for any one who is part of the community.

To share online:
If you are not able to share in person, please consider sharing your thoughts through an online survey. The survey will be open January 14-21.  Staff and parents will receive a link to the survey by e-mail and the link will be posted on the Superintendent Search page.

Our school board and search committee members will use your feedback as they move forward in the selection process. Choosing a new superintendent is one of the most important decisions a school board can make, and we look forward to your participation!


¡Únase a nosotros en el proceso de búsqueda del Superintendente!

¡La búsqueda está en marcha para un nuevo superintendente y nuestra Mesa Directiva está solicitando su opinión! ¿Qué cualidades le gustaría ver en un nuevo líder? ¿Qué experiencia debe tener esa persona? ¿Debería la Mesa Directiva considerar áreas especiales de conocimiento o habilidades?

En enero, habrá dos formas de compartir su opinión: en persona en grupos de conversación o mediante una encuesta en el Internet. Los grupos de conversación y la encuesta en el Internet, reunirán las percepciones del personal, los estudiantes, los padres y los miembros de la comunidad, para crear un perfil del distrito para el proceso de búsqueda.

Para compartir en persona:
Grupo de conversación de padres y estudiantes – 16 de enero – 7: 00-8: 00 pm
El grupo de conversación de padres y estudiantes, es ideal para estudiantes y padres actuales en el distrito.

Grupo de conversación de miembros de la comunidad – 17 de enero – 7: 00-8: 00 pm
El grupo de conversación de miembros de la comunidad, es ideal para cualquiera que forme parte de la comunidad.

Para compartir en el Internet:
Si no puede compartir en persona, considere compartir sus ideas a través de una encuesta en el Internet. La encuesta estará abierta del 14 al 21 de enero. El personal y los padres recibirán un enlace a la encuesta por correo electrónico y el enlace se publicará en la página de Búsqueda del Superintendente.

Los miembros de nuestra Mesa Directiva y del comité de búsqueda, utilizarán sus comentarios a medida que avanzan en el proceso de selección. ¡La elección de un nuevo superintendente es una de las decisiones más importantes que una Mesa Directiva puede tomar, y esperamos su participación!

APSF Awards $40,000 to GAPS teachers

Posted on: December 21, 2018

The Albany Public Schools Foundation awarded $40,000 in classroom grants during the month of November.  Funded projects ranged from electronics, to materials for art, reading, music and physical education. Grant applicants have received their grant status notification letters.

Primary funding for the Classroom Grant Program comes from three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

See the list of award recipients for details!


Fundación de las escuelas públicas de Albany (APSF por sus siglas en inglés) otorga $40,000 a maestros de GAPS

La Fundación de las Escuelas Públicas de Albany, otorgó $40,000 en subvenciones para los salones de clases durante el mes de noviembre. Los proyectos financiados van desde electrónica, hasta materiales para arte, lectura, música y educación física. Los solicitantes de subvenciones han recibido sus cartas de notificación de estado de concesión.

La financiación principal para el Programa de Subvenciones de Aula, proviene de tres eventos de la Fundación de Escuelas Públicas de Albany: “iSwim for Kids” (Evento de natación), la Gala de Beneficios de “iCelebrate Kids” (Evento recreativo) y “iRun for Kids” (Evento de carreras).

¡Vea la lista de ganadores de premios para más detalles!

Inclement Weather Procedures

Posted on: November 3, 2017

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November 1, 2017

Dear Parents:

Sometimes we have to close school, delay the start of school, or release early because of bad weather.  This is the annual reminder of procedures for school closures or schedule changes due to inclement weather.

When the decision has been made to close school or delay the start, we rely on local radio and television stations for notifications.   Closure and delayed start information will ordinarily be broadcast by 6:30 a.m.  Closure information will also be posted on the district website at www.albany.k12.or.us

Our district also subscribes to FlashAlert.  This service forwards school closure information to local radio and television stations.  Staff, parents, or community members wishing to receive these notices directly can register at http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=879.    Notifications then will be sent to you via email.  For those of you with tablets or smart phones, you can also receive messages by downloading the FlashAlert Messenger app.  This app is available on Google Play or the iTunes app store.   There are no costs to the recipients for using the email or app for notifications.

All addresses registered on FlashAlert will remain confidential.  You will receive an email message once per year asking if you wish to continue your subscription and to confirm your email address.  Subscribers should be aware that some email spam filters may prevent messages from being received.

Below are some of the radio and television stations who will be notified of school closures:

FM Radio Stations: AM Radio Stations: Television Stations:
KEHK FM 102.3

KFLY FM 101.5

KKNU FM 93.3

KLOO FM 106.3

KOOL FM 99.1

KRKT FM 99.9

KSND FM 95.1 (Spanish)

KFIR AM 720

KGAL AM 1580

KLOO AM 1340

KSHO AM 920

KWBY AM 940 (Spanish)

 

KATU Chan 2

KEZI Chan 9

KGW Chan 8

KLSR Chan 34

KMTR Chan 16

KOIN Chan 6

KVAL Chan 13

  *The television channel may vary according to listening area.

If you have questions about the procedures summarized above, please contact the school or contact the District Office at 541-967-4501.

Sincerely,

Randy Lary

Human Resources Director

2017-18 Registration Dates and Times

Posted on: June 20, 2017

School is out for summer break. School offices will be closed for the month of July.

Calapooia Middle School Registration Times:

  • August 15th– For All Returning 7th, 8th and incoming in-district 6th graders 

8:00am – 1:00pm

3:00pm – 7:00pm

  •  August 16th– For All Students New to the District

8:00am – 1:00pm

  • August 22nd– Make up registration for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and new students

2:00pm – 7:00pm

Registration times have been posted for all schools in the district. Find the date and time for all Albany Schools.

8th Grade Promotion

Posted on: June 2, 2017

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be on June 15 at 6:00 pm in the large gym.  Afterwards will be the 8th Grade Celebration party put on by the PTSA in the cafeteria.  Any major office referrals could prevent you from attending both of these events.

 

 

Suicide Prevention Information for Parents

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Dear Parents,

As a result of the popular new series on Netflix, “13 Reasons Why,” about teen suicide, the Calapooia counseling department would like to provide you with some information that may prove helpful in responding to associated concerns.  Please note that even while your student may not watch this show, there is a strong possibility that they will be exposed to the film’s content via conversations with friends.   We want to remind parents of the importance that youth have access to informed adults that they can turn to and have candid conversations with.  The theme of suicide is not one that middle schoolers are prepared to grapple with alone.  Hopefully, your student already knows that if something makes them feel uncomfortable, then it is probably a good idea to reach out and speak to a trusted adult.  Likewise, it is important that parents understand the warning signs and have information regarding how to address any concerns that may come up.  HELPGUIDE, in collaboration with Harvard Health, has an excellent article regarding warning signs and how to best help a struggling teen.  You can find it at: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.htm

Further information can be found at:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Finally, due to the sensationalistic nature of the media, it is increasingly important that we expose students to stories of hope and resilience.  We all need to hear stories about courageous individuals that have overcome great hardships, only to become strong role models in their communities.   Students also need to know that help is available and that even healthy adults ask for help when needed.   If your child appears to be struggling, don’t ignore the problem.  Be direct and ask if they are having any thoughts of hurting themselves or of suicide.  Seek professional help in these cases and ensure your son or daughter that there is always hope to recover.

24 hour crisis lines:  

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273-(TALK) 8255

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ youth: 1 866 488-7386

 

Estimados Padres:

Como resultado de la popular nueva serie de Netflix, “13 Reasons Why” (“13 Razones del porque”),  acerca del suicidio adolescente, el departamento de asesoramiento de Calapooia,  le gustaría proporcionarle información que podría ser útil para responder a las dudas asociadas. Tenga en cuenta que aunque su estudiante no pueda ver este programa, existe una fuerte posibilidad de que se exponga al contenido de la película, a través de conversaciones con sus amigos. Queremos recordarles a los padres la importancia, de que los jóvenes tengan acceso a adultos informados, en quienes puedan acudir y tener conversaciones abiertas.  El tema del suicidio no es algo que los estudiantes de secundaria estén preparados a afrontar solos. Con suerte, su estudiante ya sabe que si algo les hace sentir incómodos, entonces seguramente es una buena idea hablar con un adulto de confianza. Asimismo, es importante que los padres entiendan las señales de advertencia y tengan información sobre cómo abordar cualquier preocupación que pueda surgir. HELPGUIDE (guía de ayuda), en colaboración con Harvard Health (Harvard Salud), tiene un excelente artículo sobre señales de advertencia y cómo ayudar mejor a un adolescente que está teniendo dificultades. Se le puede encontrar en: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.htm

Puede encontrar más información en:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Fundación Americana para la Prevención de Suicidio)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (Alianza Nacional Sobre Enfermedades Mentales)

Por último, debido al carácter sensacionalista de los medios, es cada vez más importante que expongamos a los estudiantes a historias de esperanza y resistencia. Todos necesitamos escuchar historias sobre personas valientes que han superado grandes dificultades, sólo para convertirse en modelos de conducta fuertes en sus comunidades. Los estudiantes también necesitan saber que la ayuda está disponible y que incluso los adultos sanos piden ayuda cuando es necesario. Si su hijo/a parece estar teniendo dificultades, no ignore el problema. Sea directo y pregunte si está o están teniendo pensamientos de hacerse daño o de suicidarse. Busque ayuda profesional en estos casos y asegure, a su hijo o hija, que siempre hay posibilidad y esperanza de recuperarse.

Líneas  de Crisis 24 horas:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Línea Nacional de Ayuda y  Prevención de Suicidio):

1 800 273-(TALK) 8255

 

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ youth (Trevor línea de ayuda para jóvenes LGBTQ) : 1 866 488-7386

2017 Optimist Winners

Posted on: March 9, 2017

Ella Galvan, Megan Montes, and Nicole Spriggs are the 2017 CMS Optimist Winners.  Congratulations!

Obtenga la oportunidad de ganar un paquete de premios de Disney

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Premio Mayor

Paquete de vacaciones de Disney, valor de $5,000

2do Lugar

Paquete de hospedaje en Great Wolf Lodge, valor de $1000

Los ganadores serán sorteados el 4 de mayo del 2017.

Esta rifa está siendo organizada por la “PTSA” (la asociación de padres, maestros y estudiantes) de Calapooia M.S.

Información de la recaudación de fondos para los estudiantes y los padres:

Los ganadores serán sorteados el jueves 4 de mayo a las 7pm.  Los ganadores no necesitan estar presentes.

Cada boleto cuesta $10.00. Un máximo de 2,000 boletos serán vendidos. Cada boleto vale 1 (una) entrada en la rifa.

Los estudiantes colectarán el dinero y los pedidos para los boletos. Los boletos serán enviados directamente al comprador por la “PTSA” de Calapooia Middle. Todos los pedidos deben ser entregados a la oficina de Calapooia Middle School.

La “PTSA” de Calapooia Middle School en coordinación con los

ganadores, realizaran las reservas para ambos paquetes de vacaciones.

Premios para los estudiantes:

Se realizarán sorteos semanales para todos los estudiantes que vendan boletos.

El recaudador de fondos en 1er lugar recibirá una tarjeta de regalos de $100.

 El recaudador de fondos en 2do lugar recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de $75.

 El recaudador de fondos en 3er lugar recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de  $50.

Para más información o si tiene preguntas, por favor contacte a

Chaundra Carter al (541)936-4701

Por favor NO contacte a la escuela directamente.

CMS PTSA Disney Raffle

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Grand Prize

$5,000 Disney Vacation Package

2nd Place

$1,000 Great Wolf Lodge Package

Winners will be drawn on May 4, 2017

This Raffle is being organized by the Calapooia M.S. PTSA

For more information or if you have questions please contact

Chaundra Carter—(541)936-4701

Please DO NOT Contact School directly

 

Student and Parent Fundraiser Information

Winners will be drawn on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7pm.  Winners do not need to be present.

Ticket Prices are $10.00 Each with a maximum of 2,000 Tickets being sold.  Each ticket is worth 1 (one) entry into the drawing.

Students will collect money and orders for tickets.  Tickets will be sent out by the Calapooia Middle School PtSA directly to buyer.  All orders are to be turned into the Calapooia Middle School Office.

The Calapooia Middle School PTSA, in coordination with the

winners, will arrange both vacation packages.

Prizes for Students:

Weekly Prize Drawings will be held for all students who sell tickets.

Top Fundraiser will receive a $100 Gift Card

2nd Place fundraiser will receive a $75.00 Gift Card

3rd Place Fundraiser will receive  a $50.00 Gift Card

School Board approves bond proposal for May election

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The School Board unanimously voted to send a $159 million bond measure to voters in the May 16, 2017, election.

The measure would:

  • Make upgrades and improvements, including replacing roofs, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical systems in schools around the District.
  • Make energy improvements, including replacing old, inefficient high maintenance heating/ventilation systems, doors, which would save energy costs.
  • Make safety/security upgrades, including automatic door locks, fire alarms, security cameras to improve the safety of students.
  • Make seismic upgrades to enable buildings to better withstand earthquakes.
  • Renovate and/or add classroom space to support vocational/technical classes for all district middle school buildings.
  • Renovate and add classrooms and a cafeteria at Oak Grove Elementary School; purchase property and construct a new elementary school in NE Albany to address growing enrollment and reduce overcrowding.
  • Complete the first phase of West Albany High School’s rebuild that would include new classrooms, commons, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative space; and multipurpose space for vocational/technical education and gymnasium uses at South Albany High School.

The bond proposal is the result of a more than two-year process to identify facility needs in the District. The projects were reviewed by architects and recommended by a community-based District Facilities Advisory Committee (DFAC) that was made up of community members, parents and staff members.

DFAC initially identified more than $250 million in facility needs. This proposal represents the School Board’s priority to balance the most critical needs and the cost to taxpayers. This bond proposal is expected to increase taxes by an estimated $.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value because the 2006 bond is expiring.

For more information, read the resolution and explanatory statement. 

Find more information on the bond information page.

Important Notice: Please read!

Posted on: January 14, 2019
Attention parents-
For student and staff safety, our front doors will now be locked throughout the school day.  If you need to stop by the school, please call the front office at (541)967-4555 and someone from our office can let you in.  Thank you for your patience with this! Student safety is our biggest priority, and this change is to help ensure that everyone is safe throughout the day.
Por la seguridad de los estudiantes y del personal, todas las puertas de la escuela estarán cerradas durante el horario escolar. Sírvase llamar a la oficina principal al 541-967-4555 y mencionar la razón por la cual necesita ingresar a la escuela. Se verificará que Ud. es un contacto de un estudiante y deberá presentar una identificación legal. Muchas gracias por su comprensión y su cooperación. CMS

2019 Best School Districts in Oregon

Posted on: December 5, 2018

A company called Niche researches U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. They recently released their school district rankings. The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Greater Albany Public Schools ranked #8 in the state of Oregon with an Overall Niche Grade of B+.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/12/04/these-are-oregons-top-30-school-districts-for-2019.html#g/446765/24


Los mejores Distritos Escolares en Oregon del 2019

Una empresa llamada “Niche” analiza a universidades, escuelas, vecindarios y
empresas de los EE. UU. Recientemente publicaron su clasificación de distritos
escolares. La clasificación de los mejores distritos escolares del 2019, se basa en un
análisis riguroso de estadísticas clave y en millones de evaluaciones de estudiantes y
padres que utilizan datos del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Los
factores de clasificación incluyen, calificaciones de exámenes estatales, preparación
para la universidad, tasas de graduación, calificaciones de SAT / ACT, calidad de
maestros, calificaciones de distritos de escuelas públicas y más. Las Escuelas Públicas
de Albany se ubicaron en el número 8 en el estado de Oregón, con una calificación
general de la empresa Niche de B+.

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/12/04/these-are-oregons-top-30-
school-districts-for-2019.html#g/446765/24

Middle School Track Highlights

Posted on: May 15, 2018

The last district middle school track meet was May 10. The four middle schools competed on the West Albany High school track.

The track program is a popular GAPS middle school athletic sport. This season, more than 300 athletes participated from all four GAPS middle schools.

More photos are posted on Facebook.