With the current power outage affecting Island City Elementary, phones are down but school is operating as close to normal as possible. Dismissal will be at 2:35 PM, as normal. Families picking up students are asked to park and pick up students from the west Soccer Field at the normally scheduled time. Please avoid the bus area as we want to ensure everyone's safety. OTEC indicates this issue should be resolved by Thursday morning. Thank you for your patience!
Welcome to new 2nd Grade Teacher, Kelly Bryant! Kelly will be teaching at Island City Elementary this year.
La Grande Optimist Pack 515 invites you to a Scouting Adventure on Wednesday, September 14th at 6 PM.
Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students 09-01-22 La Grande School District will continue to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all district students for the 22-23 school year. The meals are available at all schools without the need for parents to complete any paperwork. The district is providing the meals for the second year through CEP, Community Eligibility Provision. According to Michelle Glover, Business Director at LGSD, the district qualified for the program before the pandemic based on the percentage of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. During the 21-22 school year, free meals were provided through pandemic-relief programs, but it was year one of CEP, which Glover said the district had to use last year. The good news, however, is that CEP is for a total of four years, so two years remain after this one. “Especially considering recent rises in food prices, we are pleased that the district can continue to provide free meals for all our students, because children having consistent nutrition contributes to student success in classrooms,” Glover said. For questions about free meals, please contact your child’s school. ###
Back to School Rally 08-24-22 While students were busy picking out new school backpacks and school supplies, their teachers and everyone else who supports their learning at La Grande School District were also getting ready for back to school. On Wednesday, August 24th, all employees of the district gathered in the high school auditorium for a Back to School Rally. This annual gathering before the new school year starts is a great opportunity for all staff to reconnect, meet new employees, get information from the district and get ready for the year together. “Our Rally is always a great, uplifting event when all LGSD employees gather and get motivated for the new school year. Being together to share district planning and goals is a good start for serving students,” said Scott Carpenter, Assistant Superintendent of LGSD. At the event, Carpenter gave a short overview of recent district summer camps, which served more than 1,000 students, and highlighted other district programs and plans. School principals introduced their building staffs. Shawn Brooks, fourth grade teacher at Central Elementary, shared some words about how he works to make his classroom successful by ensuring it’s a safe place where students trust him and the environment in order to learn most successfully. Finally, Braden Carson, valedictorian of the La Grande High School Class of 2022, spoke. Carson, who also won nine state championships during high school, talked about being positive, optimistic and kind, plus working hard and having a “no problem” mindset to resolve issues. He said his teachers at LGSD showed him that teaching is a lot more than educating kids, it’s inspiring kids and using their strengths to reach them. “You inspired me to do my greatest work,” Carson said. ###
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The first day of school for students in grades kindergarten through 7th grade, as well as 9th grade students will be Monday, August 29, 2022. Students in grades 8, 10, 11 and 12 will begin on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
Join us at the end of summer Community Block Party on September 8th!
Get ready for school!!
Come Join Us!
We have an opening for a Spanish teacher at LHS! Join our Team! www.lagrandesd.org/jobs
Calendars are available at lagrandesd.org/calendars
Calendars are available at lagrandesd.org/calendars
Mid Columbia Bus Company is looking for bus drivers!
The LGSD track will be closed for regular maintenance from June 27th to July 10th.
Thank you to all our students, parents, families, teachers and staff for a great school year! Despite the challenges, you have made it a successful year of learning and thriving in our district. Have a wonderful summer!
Check out LGSD Summer Camps! Free! High schoolers have some fun activities offered for you and your friends! Check them out!
Art Center East has so many summer youth art classes. Please check out their offerings from ages 0 to middle school to high school! https://5il.co/1bl7o Here is a complete list of their offerings! https://artcentereast.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/PDF-ART-CENTER-EAST-SUMMER-CLASSES.pdf
We love hearing what LGSD students like about their school!
If the proposed district bond is passed, $8.845 million would be available for proposed bond measure projects: **Replace the Annex at La Grande Middle School with a new Academic & Athletic Center **Relocate Maintenance Department to Adams Professional Plaza