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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

Calapooia honors staff member for keeping students safe

Posted on: November 3, 2017

On Thursday morning, Calapooia Middle School administrators called a school meeting before classes started to honor a staff member as a “hero” for her quick thinking and action to ensure student safety.

Special Education Assistant Ashley Custis was on bus duty earlier this week when she prevented a student from running in front of a bus after school.

Assistant Principal George Sanchez said, “Heroes don’t fly around in capes like in the movies. They come to school every day and teach everybody.”

Calapooia Middle School students at assembly in gym

School Board honors Calapooia Middle School All-Stars

Posted on: October 24, 2017

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Calapooia Middle School for earning the highest scores on the 2016-17 state assessments in language arts, math and science.

Calapooia students (pictured from left) are Katelyn Haury, seventh-grade English Language Arts; Elisha Billman, eighth-grade English Language Arts; Sara Nafziger, sixth-grade English Language Arts and math; Emma Porris, seventh-grade math; Zachary Patten, eight-grade math and science.

National School Lunch Week celebrates healthy school meals

Posted on: October 12, 2017

This week, schools are celebrating National School Lunch Week. GAPS joins schools around the country in recognizing the hard work and dedication of school food service staff members who work hard to prepare healthy and appealing meals for students.

Here are a few facts about nutrition services in our schools from Nutrition Services General Manager Kathy Pitzer:

We serve an average of 7,700 meals per day. That is broken down by 2,500 breakfasts, 4,500 lunches, 700 other (after school suppers, ala carte purchases, etc.).

There are around 90 food service employees in the 21 schools plus four support staff at the Nutrition Services Department.

We buy locally grown/produced food where/when we can. Currently there are about seven local vendors we work with, including Lochmead Dairy for milk, Truitt Family Farms for beans and Bob’s Red Mills for granola.

Schools plan bus safety drills for October and November

Posted on: October 4, 2017

The transportation department will work with all elementary and middle schools in October and November to practice emergency evacuations. The emergency plans for all of GAPS schools include the option to evacuate students and staff to the Linn County Fair and Expo Center.

This is a required training at all Oregon schools in the first eight weeks of the school year. A second training will be in spring.

In the event of an emergency, students and their teachers would be bused to the Expo Center and stay there until they could be picked up by their families. The school would provide supervision for the students and supervise the release of students to families. Parents would use the Expo Center parking lot when picking up their student/s.

If a school evacuation to the Fair and Expo Center is necessary, families will be notified. If the situation at the school is such that the building is to be evacuated, law enforcement personnel will likely close off the surrounding neighborhood and prevent anyone from accessing the school campus. Emergency responders will instead direct family members to pick up their child at the Fair and Expo Center.

The drill will help students who are non-bus riders become familiar with buses and reduce potential anxiety about transportation during an actual emergency.

During the training, students will load the buses and be taught bus safety by the drivers. The buses will not take the students anywhere during this drill, but the idea of the training is to practice loading for the same reason students practice leaving the building for a fire drill.

Students walking in a line on a sidewalk next to the school

 

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