Online Registration for the 2019-20 School Year is open, and we encourage parents to register early!
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.)
Online registration can be handled in the convenience of your home. Please click on the following link to begin the registration process: New Student 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.
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 Friday! We went from sun, rain, to the feel of snow in the air? Wow is it cold outside! It is expected to freeze this evening! If you are heading to the football game tonight, be sure to bundle up! Go Tigers!
This is also the time when we hear about many students and staff catching colds or experiencing flu like symptoms. Be sure to encourage your students to do some extra hand washing and stay home if you are experiencing a fever or flu like symptoms. Unfortunately, it hit me this week and I am disappointed that I will miss tonight’s game. I will be taking advantage of the streaming live opportunities as well as listening in via KGRN. Go Tigers!
Parent teacher conferences are coming up next week! I want to thank all of our staff for your hard work and dedication as you prepare for these conferences. This is a time when parents and teachers can come together to focus on assisting students to grow and learn as we have conversations about student progress. This is a time when parents and teachers can gather more information about students and to work together to meet our student’s learning needs. I hope you enjoy this time together! This activity can foster a wonderful opportunity to assist and support our students through a team approach! Happy Conferencing!
The Board of Education met this past week and approved the 2021 Spring Trip to New York. Watch for details coming from Mr. Hunter and Ms. Baumgartner. The board also approved the Danielson contract to continue to explore a new evaluation model! The team from Danielson will be coming in November to visit our schools. Also- the title 1 compact was approved. The compact can be used during parent teacher conference time. Please check with your building principals if you have any questions.
Congratulations to Jerica Latcham (payroll and HR) and Josiah Bailey, GHS student, for receiving the above and beyond recognition this past week during our Board Meeting. Josiah was recognized for his community recycling efforts and Jerica was recognized for an excellent/perfect score IPERS audit! Way to go! If you know of someone in our community, student or staff member who should receive the above and beyond award, please be sure to send your nomination to aboveandbeyond@grinnell-K12.
STEM activities has students exploring the world around them! What a wonderful learning week it has been! Our Tiger athletic teams were pretty awesome too!
Friday, October 11
3:30 Large Group & Individual Speech Auditions @ GHS
4:30 9th Grade Football @ Home
7:30 Varsity Football @ Home
Saturday, October 12
9:00 Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ Durant
Sunday, October 13
7:00 Connected PTO Meeting @ Davis Elementary Library
Monday, October 14
5:00 JV/Varsity Cross Country Conference Meet @ Oskaloosa
4:30 7th Grade Volleyball @ Lynnville-Sully
5:00 Middle School Cross Country Invitational @ Indianola
5:30 JV Football @ Newton
5:30 8th Grade Volleyball @ Lynnville-Sully
Tuesday, October 15
5:00 9th Grade Volleyball @ Pella
5:00 JV Volleyball @ Pella
5:30 Debate @ Knoxville
7:15 Varsity Volleyball @ Pella
Thursday, October 17
1:15 Early Dismissal for parent teacher conferences
2:00-8:00 Parent teacher conferences
4:30 8th Grade Football @ Knoxville
4:30 7th Grade Football @ Home
4:30 Varsity Volleyball Conference Meet @ Pella
5:30 Girls Varsity Swimming Meet @ Des Moines Hoover
October 18, 2019
8:00-12:00 Parent Teacher Conferences
4:45 9th grade Football @ South Tama
7:30 Varsity Football@ South Tama
Have a warm 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!