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.
I hope that you are enjoying this gorgeous weather today! The outlook for the weekend looks pretty good too. I want to thank everyone for assisting our students as they experienced the New State Assessment, (ISASP). After only a few glitches, it looks like the overall testing sessions went well.
This week has flown by so quickly! There is quite a bit going on to prepare for end of the year activities as well as summer school, summer curriculum work, and the start of next school year. Speaking of next year- the calendar will be modified at next week’s board meeting after finalizing the GNEA contract. Good News too! The recommendation to the Board will be to hold the last day for students and teachers on May 29, 2020 rather than June 1, 2020. Check out the recommended draft calendar changes here: Revision
This week I have been working on the required State documentation for the overall operational safety plan. I had an opportunity to meet with Chief Sicard and Chief Rielly, as we plan for an administrator’s safety work session next Tuesday. I also want to thank Chad Nath for assisting me to plan the agenda for this work session.
We will be hosting two informational meetings on May 1 from 6-8 at GHS in the library, and May 6 from 6-8 at the Drake Community Library, to share with the public our facility ADHOC committee’s current progress. We would like for our community to attend so that we can hear your feedback before moving on to next steps.
The next ADHOC committee meeting will be held on May 7 at GHS in the library beginning at 6:00 PM.
Our next Board meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2019. The agenda has been published and can be viewed here. We have some documents that still need to be linked and hope to have all of them ready by Monday.
Some highlights for this meeting are: Bleacher proposal, projector proposal and security cameras, Davis and Bailey Park PLTW State recognition, approval of the GNEA contract agreement and much more. It will be a busy meeting.
Congratulations to Grinnell FFA! Paige and Beula received their State Degree, AG Sales was 3rd Silver, and two Greenhands experienced their first State FFA convention by participating in the Quiz Contest.
We have had a great response to early OLR so far this year. If you haven’t registered you student yet please follow the instructions below.
Online Registration for the 19-20 school year is now open!
We have opened Online Registration for the 19-20 school year. Please log in to your Parent Portal and click on the blue "Online Registration" link. If you cannot remember your username or password, please contact Elizabeth Plagge via email email@example.com or phone 641-236-2677.
Once again another amazing concert performed this past week. The Fairview students did an amazing job! Thank you Molly Loftin, music teacher, for planning another awesome celebration of music, movement, and artistic expression. Thank you to the Fairview Staff for supporting students during this event. Great job!
First graders students had a lot of fun learning how to use keynote on their ipads. The class completed a survey of their favorite zoo animal, created a graph in using the data, came up with questions about their graph, and learned how to use audio to answer the questions.
Rotary is looking for students to sign up for Ryla! The RYLA Conference for 2019 is July 14-19, held at Grinnell College. https://rotary6000.org/sitepage/ryla
Time is running out! Many of our Grinnell students in the past who attended exclaimed that this was an amazing leadership experience! Sign up ends at the end of April.
Friday, April 19
6:00 Academic Banquet @ Grinnell College
Saturday, April 20
9:00 Varsity Boys Tennis @ Pella
Monday, April 22
1:00 JV/V Boys Golf @ Gateway Golf Course
4:15 Varsity Girls Tennis @ Home
4:30 Middle School Girls Track Meet @ Pella
4:30 Middle School Boys Track Meet @ Oskaloosa
Tuesday, April 23
2:00 JV/V Boys Golf @ Edmundson Golf Course
4:15 JV/V Girls Golf @ Pella
4:15 Varsity Girls Tennis @ Home
4:30 JV/V Boys & Girls Track Meet @ Home
5:30 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Ahrens Soccer Fields
5:30 Varsity Boys Soccer @ Pella
Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, April 25
10:00 JV/V Girls Golf @ American Legion Country Club
4:15 JV/V Boys Golf @ Bos Landen Golf Club
4:15 Varsity Girls Tennis @ Pella
4:15 Varsity Boys Tennis @ Home
4:15 JV/V Girls Track Meet @ Carlisle
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!