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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.

Here we go!

Posted on: August 10, 2018

Plans are coming together, school is around the corner! If you haven’t already, please enroll students on-line, and provide proof of address. Mrs. Heilman is back in the office at Fir Grove, and Mrs. Bailey is . . at the 5th grade location–or NAE office. No Oak Grove phones until 8/28–but then it will be the same ph number as before. 541.967.4596. Email works for Mrs. Bailey!

Online Registration has started!

Posted on: July 24, 2018

Online Registration has started for returning students!  A returning student is one of the following:

  1. Attended a school in the district during the 2017-18 school year through the end of the school year.
  2. Kindergarten student if the enrollment paperwork was submitted after Kindergarten Orientation and Enrollment in May.

If a student is new to the district for this school year, go to the Enrollment page for information on how to enroll your student.

If you have your PIV number (bright yellow flyer sent home with report cards in June) and an e-mail address you are ready to register your student.

Here is the link to register:

If you do not have the flyer with the PIV number, contact your student’s school after August 2 or attend a district computer lab.  PIV numbers will only be given to the legal parent/guardian at the district computer lab locations. State or government issued photo identification is required to receive this information.

See the Online Registration page for the parent information flyers and additional information.

If you need assistance, please come to a District Computer Lab.  Here are the dates and locations:

July 23-27       7 am to 7 pm          District Office                          718 SW 7th AVE
July 23-27       7 am to 7 pm          Welcome Center                     701 19th AVE SE
July 23            7 am to 1 pm           South Shore Elementary       910 Bain ST SE
July 24            7 am to 1 pm           South Albany High School    3705 Columbus ST SE
July 25            3 pm to 7 pm          West Albany High School      1130 Queen AVE SE
July 26            7 am to 1 pm           Timber Ridge School             373 Timber Ridge ST NE
July 27            7 am to 1 pm           Periwinkle Elementary          2196 21st AVE SE

La inscripción en el Internet está ahora abierta para los estudiantes que están regresando. Un estudiante que está regresando es uno de los siguientes:

  1.  Haber asistido a una escuela en el distrito durante el año escolar 2017-18 hasta el final del año.
  2.  Estudiante de Kínder, si la inscripción en papel fue presentada después de la orientación de Kínder e inscripción en el mes de mayo.

Si un estudiante es nuevo en el distrito para este año escolar, vaya a la página de inscripción para nuevos estudiantes para saber cómo inscribir a su estudiante.

Si usted tiene su número PIV (enviado a la casa junto con las boletas de calificaciones en junio) y una dirección de correo electrónico, entonces ya está listo para inscribir a su estudiante.

Aquí está el enlace para realizar la inscripción:

Si usted no tiene el volante con el número PIV, contacte a la escuela de su estudiante después del 2 de agosto o vaya a uno de los laboratorios de computadoras del distrito. Los números PIV se entregarán sólo a los padres/apoderado legal, en los lugares de los laboratorios de computadoras del distrito. Se requiere una identificación con foto expedida por el Estado o el gobierno, para recibir esta información.

Ver la página de  Inscripción en el Internet para encontrar volantes informativos para padres e información adicional.

Información de los Laboratorios de Computadoras del Distrito
Si usted necesita ayuda, por favor venga a uno de los Laboratorios de Computadoras del Distrito. Aquí están las fechas y los lugares:

23-27 de julio  7 am a 7 pm       Oficina del Distrito                  718 SW 7th AVE
23-27 de julio  7 am a 7 pm       Centro de Bienvenida             701 19th AVE SE
23 de julio       7 am a 1 pm        South Shore Elementary        910 Bain ST SE
24 de julio       7 am a 1 pm        South Albany High School     3705 Columbus ST SE
25 de julio       3 pm a 7 pm        West Albany High School      1130 Queen AVE SE
26 de julio       7 am a 1 pm        Timber Ridge School              373 Timber Ridge ST NE
27 de julio       7 am a 1 pm        Periwinkle Elementary           2196 21st AVE SE

Attention teachers: Apply for a fall APSF grant

Posted on: June 26, 2018

The annual Albany Public Schools Foundation grant application window is open. Teachers can apply for a classroom grant for the 2018-19 school year.

Applications are due on Oct. 15 and are available online at

Priority is given to requests in the areas of art, music, STEM, and health and wellness. Teachers who received a grant from the foundation during the previous year must submit an evaluation before being considered for a new grant.

Last year, the foundation awarded $37,683 in classroom grants for programs, projects and materials. Grants are funded by the three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

For more information, visit the APSF website or contact Executive Director Aimee Addison, 541-979-2773 or

Out with the old…Oak Grove demolition has begun

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Demolition of Oak Grove Elementary School has begun. The “newer” section with the gymnasium and four classroom pod has been completely torn down and only a pile of rubble remains.

Fencing to the east of the campus is being removed and the new two-acre land purchase to the east of the school is being prepped for the new bus loop and staff parking areas. Two trees were taken down today and preparations are beginning for asbestos abatement in the older portion of the building that was built in 1948.

The new school is expected to open in time for school in fall 2019.

See more information about the project. 

Oak Grove demolition. Pile of rubble. Prepping the field. Removal of two trees. Pile of rubble.

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