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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

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.

Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted on: October 17, 2018

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YOU’RE INVITED!

STUDENT-PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Fall Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences are planned for October 24 & 25.  The conferences are designed to review the progress students have made during the first 9 weeks and to discuss their educational program for the rest of the year.

Conferences at Calapooia Middle School will be held “arena style” in the school cafeteria.  We’ve tried to plan our conference hours so there are a variety of times that might accommodate parents work schedules.  Parents should plan about 45 minutes if they want to see all their student’s teachers.  Parents will also be able to pick up their PIV letters if they weren’t able to at Open House.  Also, the Book Fair will be open for you to purchase books or other items that will be offered.  The details:

WHAT: School Conferences

WHEN:    Wednesday, October 24

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 25

8:00 am – 11:30 am,

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

WHERE:    Calapooia Middle School Cafeteria

Due to scheduling conflicts, some teachers may not be available at the times listed above.  They would be happy to arrange another time to meet with you at your request.  If you are unable to speak with them during conference times, please contact the school office to leave a message for the teacher at 967-4555, or via e-mail through our website “albany.k12.or.us”.

 

Instrument Drive

Posted on: August 30, 2018

Help fund your community

Please donate any available wind instruments; trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, flute, etc.

Instruments can be dropped off at the GAPS district office, Calapooia, or picked up by appointment.

If you have any questions or for appointments please contact: matthew.scott@Albany.k12.or.us or (707) 834-5373

Lisa Harlan selected for GAPS assistant superintendent position

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Greater Albany Public Schools recently selected Albany resident Lisa Harlan for the assistant superintendent position. The post is currently held by Tonja Everest, who will assume superintendent duties at the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD on July 1.

Harlan was offered the position after an extensive application process. Her official appointment is pending School Board approval at its June 4 meeting.

“A very rigorous hiring process revealed that Lisa is all about kids,” said Everest. “The committee was impressed with her passion, practical decision-making and authentic communication style. They also appreciated her deep knowledge in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and behavior,” she said.

Harlan is currently the Director of Elementary Education for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. She brings bilingual skills and extensive experience in educational leadership. She has taught high school and middle school Spanish at Corvallis High School and Western View Middle School. She has served as a middle school assistant principal at Linus Pauling Middle School, a middle school principal at Cheldelin Middle School and an elementary principal at Lincoln Elementary Dual Language School in Corvallis. She has also been a Director of School Improvement for the Oregon Department of Education.

Harlan earned her B.A. in Education from Western Oregon University, her M.Ed. From University of Oregon, and her administrative licensure from Portland State University.

Harlan is an Albany resident with children in GAPS schools. Upon accepting the offer for the position, she said, “I am so glad to serve a district that has served my family so well.”


La Sra. Lisa Harlan fue seleccionada para la posición de Asistente Superintendente del Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany

Las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany, recientemente seleccionó a la residente deAlbany Sra. Lisa Harlan, para la posición de Asistente Superintendente. El cargo actualmente lo ocupa la Sra. Tonja Everest, quien asumirá sus obligaciones como superintendente de Linn Benton Lincoln ESD el 1° de julio. A la Sra. Harlan se le ofreció el puesto después de un extenso proceso de contratación. Su nombramiento oficial está pendiente de la aprobación de la Mesa Directiva en su junta del 4 de junio.

Un proceso de contratación muy riguroso reveló que Lisa se enfoca en los niños", dijo la Sra. Everest. "El comité quedó impresionado con su pasión, su toma de decisions práctica y su auténtico estilo de comunicación. También apreciaron su profundo conocimiento en las áreas de planes de estudio, instrucción y comportamiento", dijo. La Sra. Harlan es actualmente la Directora de Educación Primaria de las Escuelas Públicas del Distrito Salem-Keizer. Ella aporta habilidades bilingües y una amplia experiencia en liderazgo educativo. Ella ha enseñado español en la preparatoria y secundaria en la preparatoria Corvallis High School y escuela secundaria Western View Middle School. Ella se ha desempeñado como subdirectora de la secundaria en la escuela secundaria Linus Pauling Middle School, directora de la escuela secundaria Cheldelin Middle School y como directora de la escuela primaria de idioma dual Lincoln Elementary School en Corvallis. Ella también ha sido Directora de Mejoramiento Escolar para el Departamento de Educación de Oregon.

La Sra. Harlan obtuvo su grado de bachiller (B.A) en el área de la Educación en la universidad “Western Oregon University”, su grado de master en Educación en la  universidad “University of Oregon”, y su licenciatura administrativa en la Universidad “Portland State University”.

La Sra. Harlan reside en Albany con niños en las escuelas de GAPS. Al aceptar la oferta para el puesto, ella dijo: "Estoy muy contenta de servir a un distrito que ha servido tan bien a mi familia.”

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.

Student All-Stars: Calapooia Middle School

Posted on: May 9, 2018

At the first annual GAPS Student All-Stars Celebration, the School Board honored outstanding students from each school. Students were nominated by school staff and introduced by the school principal.

Calapooia Middle School All-Stars are: 

Katelyn Haury

Katelyn leads by example. She is a kind, helpful, hardworking student. Katelyn approaches every challenge with enthusiasm and a positive attitude, leaving Calapooia Middle School a better place.

Vadim Hubenya (not present)

Vadim Is a positive role model among his peers. He is hardworking, dedicated and capable student who gives 100% effort to every task. Vadim’s positive attitude, amazing work ethic and kind heart impact Calapooia Middle School every day.

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