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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!

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.

Attention Parents! NAMS Is Under Construction / ¡Atención Padres! NAMS está en construcción

Posted on: August 9, 2019

 ➡ ¡Atención Padres! NAMS está en construcción: Clic AQUÍ

DEAR PARENTS, 

North Albany Middle School is under construction, so school registration will be taking place at North Albany Elementary in the cafeteria

August 14 5-8 p.m.
August 15 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  12-3 p.m.
  5-7 p.m.

Please click HERE for a list of our schools and their registration times and locations. Remember! There are three steps to registration, and school registration is the last step. Please follow the instructions for registration HERE.

Also, please heed the construction signs throughout the district. We have thirty-five construction projects going and need for everyone to be safe!

Thank you!


Spanish Translation

¡Atención Padres! NAMS está en construcción

Estimados Padres:

La escuela secundaria North Albany Middle School está en construcción, por lo tanto, la inscripción en la escuela se realizará en la cafetería de la escuela primaria North Albany Elementary.

14 de agosto 5-8 p.m.
15 de agosto  7:30-10:30 a.m.
  12-3 p.m.
  5-7 p.m.

Por favor marque AQUÍ para obtener una lista de nuestras escuelas y sus horarios y sus lugares para la inscripción. ¡Recuerde! Hay tres pasos para la inscripción y la inscripción en la escuela es el último paso. Siga las instrucciones para la inscripción AQUÍ.

Además, preste atención a las señales de construcción en todo el distrito. ¡Tenemos treinta y cinco proyectos de construcción en ejecución y necesitamos que todos estén seguros!

¡Gracias!

School Registration Dates and Times / Fechas y horarios para la inscripción en la escuela

Posted on: August 8, 2019

Welcome parents! Please click HERE for our registration process. School registration times and locations are posted HERE.

Warning: As we have thirty-five construction projects running in the district, please heed the construction signs; some schools will have alternate locations for registration.


Spanish Translation

Fechas y horarios para la inscripción en la escuela

¡Bienvenidos padres de familia! Por favor marque  AQUÍ para obtener nuestro proceso de inscripción. Los horario y lugares para la inscripción en la escuela están publicados  AQUÍ.

Advertencia: Como tenemos treinta y cinco proyectos de construcción en ejecución en el distrito, preste atención a las señales de construcción; algunas escuelas tendrán lugares alternativos para la inscripción.

Fill the Canoe!!!!

Posted on: August 8, 2019

Fill the Canoe is Red Canoe Credit Union’s annual school supply drive. Each year, they collect new school supply donations from members of the community and match the donations pound-for-pound. 

What we need: school supplies for kindergarten to grade 12, especially backpacks, binders, calculators, pencil boxes and wooden #2 pencils.

Where to drop off: GAPS District Office, 718 Seventh Ave. SW, Albany

Dates: August 5th to 23rd

Red Canoe believes every child deserves the chance to start the school year with the right tools to succeed. As their largest philanthropic event, Fill the Canoe has served the needs of children since 2007.

Supplies can also be dropped off at the FACT office: 701 19th Ave SE, Albany, OR 97322 Phone: 541.924.3720/Fax: 541.924.3776

Grief Counseling at GAPS / Consejería por duelo en GAPS

Posted on: July 17, 2019

Consejería por duelo en GAPS: Clic AQUÍ

Upon hearing the news of the death of a GAPS student, Greater Albany Public Schools will have district counselors available at the district office. We recognize our families and community may be struggling and require additional resources and support at this time. Please see us on Thursday, July 18, from 12-4 p.m., and Friday, July 19, from 12-2 p.m. Check in at the front desk.

What • FREE Grief Counseling
Where • GAPS District Office
718 Seventh Ave. SW
Albany, OR 97321
When • July 18, 12-4 p.m. and
July 19, 12-2 p.m.

Questions about this service? Please call: (541)967-4501.

Linn County Department of Health Services

Linn County Department of Health Services offers emergency crisis support. Mental Health Services provides a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week crisis service for Linn County which includes:

Phone: (541)967-3866 or 1(800)304-7468

Their webpage with additional resources can be accessed here: https://www.linncountyhealth.org/mh/page/crisis-services


Spanish Translation 

Al escuchar la noticia de la muerte de un estudiante de GAPS, las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany tendrán consejeros de distrito disponibles en la oficina del distrito. Reconocemos que nuestras familias y nuestra comunidad pueden tener dificultades y requieren recursos y apoyo adicionales en este momento. Por favor visítenos el jueves 18 de julio de 12 a 4 p.m. y el viernes 19 de julio de 12 a 2 p.m. Registrarse en la recepción.

Que: Consejería GRATUITA por duelo 
Dónde: Oficina del Distrito GAPS
718 Seventh Ave. SW
Albany, OR 97321
Cuando: 18 de julio de 12 a 4 p.m. y  19 de julio de 12 a 2 p.m.

¿Preguntas acerca de este servicio? Por favor llamar: (541)967-4501.

Departamento de servicios de salud del Condado de Linn

El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Linn, ofrece apoyo de emergencia en caso de crisis. El servicio de salud mental brinda un servicio de crisis las 24 horas, los siete días de la semana para el condado de Linn, que incluye:

  • Evaluación inicial de detección de crisis
  • Triaje por teléfono
  • Intervención en momentos de crisis
  • Investigación previa al compromiso
  • Servicios de conexión de ayuda en el Hospital

Teléfono: (541)967-3866 o 1(800)304-7468

Se puede acceder a su página web con recursos adicionales aquí: https://www.linncountyhealth.org/mh/page/crisis-services