Online Registration for the 2019-20 School Year is open, and we encourage parents to register early!
Online registration can be handled in the convenience of your home. Please click on the following link to begin the registration process: Online Registration (Students are considered "new" if there is no family information in our information database. If you are a parent of a returning student, please access Online Registration through your Parent Portal, so as to avoid having to re-enter your information. See directions below.)
We welcome families who have recently moved to the Grinnell-Newburg School District, and encourage parents to contact the building your student will be attending. Parents are invited to schedule a tour of the building, and to meet your student's building principal and administrative staff. Appointments are not necessary but are recommended. Welcome to the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District!
Please note: If you do not have access to a computer, kiosks will be available over the summer at each building for you to fill out your registration application. If you plan to register at a building, please plan to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. (Buildings are closed for the month of July.) The District will also be hosting a registration night August 1.
Existing Students: Accessing Online Registration from your Parent Portal
For parents of existing students, online registration can be accessed from your parent portal. (If you have not set up your parent portal account, please find the directions at the end of this article.)
In the bottom left hand corner of the page you will find the link for Online Registration. Clicking on the link will open up Online Registration in a new window.
Handy Hints as you are going through the registration module:
When you begin you will be given a Confirmation Number. Please save this number. If you need to stop and return to the application, this will be needed to access your saved application.
To move through each section use the “Next” button. To move from section to section, click on the “Save and Continue” button. Please ensure all information is entered correctly before moving on to a new section.
Fee Payment and Lunch Accounts
After submitting your registration application, please return to your portal account to submit payment for your student’s instructional fees.
Once in your portal account, click on the “Payments” tab to submit your online payment.
**Can be completed after July 1, 2019
**Families applying for Free and Reduced: Please submit all forms before beginning the payment process.
Directions to set up your parent portal for the first time
To set up an account you will need a key code. Key codes can be obtained from your building administrative assistant. Please enter your key code and follow the steps to set up your Campus Portal account. You will be able to create your own username and password.
You will only need to do this once.
Please call 641-236-2700 during regular business hours if you have any questions regarding any of these processes.
Happy Graduation Weekend! I would like to take the time to congratulate our 2019 Graduates! I would like to wish them well as they continue their journey in life. Thank you parents, teachers, and staff for guiding them toward this milestone. It was wonderful getting to know so many of them this year. Best wishes to all! Dream big and enjoy your journey!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau
I look forward to the awards night Saturday and the Graduation Ceremony this Sunday! Enjoy your weekend.
Congratulations to our students for their acts of kindness toward their classmates. Thank you for being wonderful role models!
A letter was sent to all Band and Choir parents this past week about the schedule change for next year. Please contact Mr. Seney, Mr. Henderson, or Mr. Dressler if you have any questions.
Dear GHS Band & Concert Choir Parent,
This letter is to inform you that GHS will be changing the schedule for the 2019-20 school year to ensure that students in both Band & Concert Choir can participate in both programs, while having the opportunity to access AP courses, electives, and other dual-credit courses that they may wish to take.
To ensure that this happens successfully and without a cut to our music programs, we’ve reimagined our daily schedule so that Band & Concert Choir students will be able to continue to meet with their instructors daily. The adoption of this new schedule will require Band & Concert Choir students to adhere to a 7 period day which will begin at 7:40 AM every day. Band & Concert Choir will alternate between 1st and 2nd periods based on a schedule set by Mr. Henderson and Mr. Dressler.
For students in both Band and Concert Choir, their 1st period will run from 7:40 to 8:25 AM. They will all have access to our E-Squared program from 8:30 to 8:55 AM and will start their 2nd period class at 9:00 AM. However, their 2nd period class will also be Band or Concert Choir (whichever didn’t meet 1st period).
For students in either Band or Concert Choir, they will need to follow the schedule laid out by Mr. Henderson & Mr. Dressler to ensure they know when they are expected to be in 1st period (7:40 AM) or if their day will start at 9:00 AM.
Mr. Henderson & Mr. Dressler will use “REMIND” (or another app) & Google mail to ensure that students in either Band or Concert Choir programs are aware of their schedules.
Here are a couple of examples of how this may look:
During the 2 weeks prior to State Marching Band Contests, Mr. Dressler may utilize the 2nd period slot for Marching Band in the fall. During those 2 weeks, Mr. Henderson will be utilizing the 7:40 AM rehearsal time.
Before our annual “Meet the Composer” event, Mr. Henderson may be utilizing the 2nd period slot for Concert Choir, while Mr. Dressler utilizes the 7:40 AM rehearsal time for Band.
We look forward to being able to enhance our students’ experiences, maintain the integrity of our programs, and work toward ensuring that students are able to take full advantage of the programs we offer at GHS.
Yours in education,
Kevin Seney, Principal
Roger Henderson, Vocal Music
Levi Dressler, Instrumental Music
Congratulations to all of our students who were honored this past Wednesday night at the Fine Arts Awards night! Many awards were received!
Bailey Park and Davis students are learning about the giving gardens.
Thank you to our Plants Science Class for the wonderful landscape work in front of our high school sign.
Home Baseball with East Marshall has been cancelled for tonight
Softball @ GV Christian has also been cancelled for tonight
Friday, May 24
Boys State Tennis @ Waterloo
5:30 JV Baseball @ Home
5:45 Varsity Softball @ Grand View University (CANCELLED)
7:30 Varsity Baseball @ Home (CANCELLED)
Saturday, May 25
9:00 Varsity Softball Tournament @ Williamsburg
10:00 Boys State Tennis @ Waterloo
10:00 Varsity Baseball Invitational @ BGM
7:00 Honors Awards Night @ GHS
Sunday, May 26
2:00 Graduation @ GHS
Tuesday, May 28
Girls State Golf Tournament
5:30 JV Baseball @ Oskaloosa
5:30 JV Softball @ Oskaloosa
6:00 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Nevada
7:30 Varsity Baseball @ Oskaloosa
7:30 Varsity Softball @ Oskaloosa
Wednesday, May 29
Girls Golf State Tournament
6:00 ADHOC Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 30
Boys Soccer State Tournament
5:00 Varsity Softball @ Vinton - Shellsburg
Have a great weekend!
Interested in volunteering for the Grinnell-Newburg Schools? There are many ways that you can help to enrich the educational experiences of our students through volunteering. From reading to a class, to volunteer coaching, to helping out with activities, there is something for everyone.
Applicants would need to submit a volunteer application and a background check. Please download the documents and email them to Judy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 641-236-2700 with questions.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!