SCHOOL BOARD SELECTS 2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR
The School Board, at its February 8, meeting selected a calendar for the 2016 -17 school year. As the district has traditionally done, school will begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day, in this case, September 6. Winter Break will extend from December 19 through January 2, 2017. Spring Break will range from March 27 – 31 and the last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 15. Because there was considerable discussion as to the scheduling of parent conferences, the directors voted to identify the most important dates now and continue the consideration of conferences at a future meeting.
Read more from the February 9, 2016 Education Update
Transfer Applications move to Online Application
Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their "resident school" - the school assigned based on the parent/guardian's legal address of residence.
Parents are able to apply for a transfer to another school or district of choice depending on space availability and the district’s transfer policy. For more information about transfers, click here.
Greater Albany Public School District uses an electronic flyer distribution program called Peachjar. Peachjar replaces paper flyers. Through Peachjar, each school can send eflyers to its families, and community organizations can send approved eflyers to all families in the district.
This is an effort to save paper, reduce copy costs, and help parents keep better track of these messages.
If you provided your email address to your school on your student’s contact information form, a Peachjar account has been established for you. You will receive an email from Peachjar with your login information. You do not need to login to receive or view e-flyers. The login is provided so you can manage your account or choose delivery preferences. You can opt out of receiving the messages. Fliers can always be viewed on the school websites for at least one month. Look for the Peachjar link on each school website.
If you did not provide your email address and would like to receive Peachjar eflyers, let your school office know to add your email address to the district contact form or you can sign up at Peachjar by clicking “register” in the top right corner.
If you are not receiving emails from Peachjar, there are two possible reasons for this:
Peachjar is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Helpful Family Resources:
In case of Emergency always dial: 911
211 Information Line: Dial “211” for access to a 24 hour hotline for community resources and social services.
ABC House: (541-926-2203) Child abuse intervention center. www.abchouse.org
Albany Police Department: In an emergency, dial 911 www.cityofalbany.net/departments/police
Boys and Girls Club of Albany: (541-926-6666) Provides recreational and competitive athletic opportunities, supervised after school activities. The dental clinic in the building provides low-income children with dental screening and treatment. www.bgc-albany.org
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence: Provides confidential shelter and comprehensive advocacy services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. www.cardvservices.org
City of Albany: City website has information for library, recreational opportunities, public works and emergency services. www.cityofalbany.net
Community Outreach: (541-758-3000) Provides shelter to homeless families, mental health care and medical clinics. www.communityoutreach.org
Dolly Parton Imagination Library: The program provides one book each month to children age birth through five years of age to promote early literacy. To enroll: www.unitedwayoflinncounty.org/dolly-parton-imagination-library
FACT: Families and Communities Together: (541-924-3720) School district social services activity. http://albany.k12.or.us/departments/specialprograms/index.php
Family Tree Relief Nursury: (541-967-6580) Child Abuse prevention program, providing early interevention services at no-cost to high risk families. www.familytreern.org
FISH of Albany: (541-928-4460) Provides free clothing , diapers, personal hygene and household items to need families. Food pantry provides a five-day supply of groceries. Prescription assistance for life threatening issues.Guest house provides emergency shelter for pregnant and parenting teens and their children. www.fishofalbany.com
Greater Albany Public Schools: (541-967-4501) www.albany.k12.or.us
Inreach Services: (541-812-4059) Medical, Dental and mental health care. www.samhealth.org/inreach
Jackson Street Youth Shelter: (800-901-2904) Serves homeless, runaways and other youth in crisis. www.jacksonstreet.org
Linn County Health Department: (541-967-3888) Promotes the health and well being of all Linn County residents. www.co.linn.or.us/health/
Linn County Mental Health: (541-967-3886) Promotes the mental health of all Linn County residents. www.co.linn.or.us/health/mental_health/mh.htm
Linn County Sheriffs Office: (911) emergency number, (541-967-3950) non-emergency number. www.linnsheriff.org
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA: (541-926-4488) provides health and fitness activities, youth mentoring, single parent family activities, programs for seniors. www.ymcaalbany.org
Mighty Oaks Children’s Therapy Center: (541-967-7551) Provides comprehensive, family-centered therapy by licemnsed pediatrict specialists for children (birth to 22 years) with all types of disabilities. Services include physical therapy, speech and laguage therapy and occupational therapy. www.mightyoakschildren.org
Oregon State Police: (911) emergency number, (541-967-2026) non-emergency number. www.oregon.gov/osp/pages/index.aspx
Parenting Success Network: (541-917-4899) Parenting support for Oregon families in Linn and Benton Counties. www.parentingsuccessnetwork.org
Pre-Primary Speech and Language: (541-466-3110) provides speech and laguage therapy in a pre-school setting to 3-5 year old children with speech and langage delays. www.fcpreprimary.org
Salvation Army: (541-928-4774) Emergency shelter, clothing, food pantry, holiday assistance programs www.salvationarmyusa.org
Welcome Center: (541-704-2376) School district agency offers activities and translation assistance for Spanish speaking families. http://albany.k12.or.us/departments/
Albany Online! Learning Program
Albany Online is a program offered by the Greater Albany Public School District. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade may attend school online through this FREE full-time home learning option.
The new semester for Albany Online and GAPS will begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. We suggest starting your enrollment process at least a week prior to this date in order to be enrolled and ready to start the semester on time.
Please contact the Albany Online office, at 541-924-3759, M-F 8:30 – 2:30 with any questions.
Current Albany students must contact your local school and secure a referral in order to enroll with Albany Online.
Students from outside the Greater Albany District must secure an Inter-District Transfer from your resident School District office before calling our office to enroll. We cannot enroll students until a signed transfer form has been received.