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! This past week we honored many Veterans who joined us at our schools to thank them for their service. Interestingly, as I headed over to the Middle School’s program, I stopped to look up at the bright blue sky following our snowy morning start, and saw this eagle flying above. I of course, took an immediate photo and reflected. The Bald Eagle was chosen by our Founding Fathers as the national emblem of the United States of America in 1782. The majestic beauty of this bird symbolizes the strength and freedom of America, according to many articles I have encountered regarding the selection of the eagle. How ironic that I was heading to a Veteran’s Day program when I saw this eagle. The eagle also reminded me of my father, a Marine Veteran who served at the tail end of World War II, who has long since passed away. He collected statues of this once endangered bird, as a reminder to him of service, freedom, and country. He later lived beyond the war to serve his community as a councilman, mayor, and advocate for youth programs and other city endeavors. To this day, every time I see a Bald Eagle, I am reminded of my father and all of the Veterans who have served, and I quietly say “thank you”.
It was a busy Board meeting this week! The Board approved the replacement for all staff computers K-12, and student iPads for all K-8 students. This transition will occur over the winter break. Rest assured that our technology department is working hard to establish a schedule to meet with teachers to assist them during this transition time. I encourage staff to begin to move documents to the cloud or back up to an external hard drive. Our tech team is here to assist you.
The Board heard from our Central Rivers AEA representative, Karen Aldrich, who shared with the board how the AEA can support our work. We are grateful for the support of our AEA who assist us with our curriculum frameworks and standards instruction, special education support for our students, and a great deal of assisting us in getting connected with the right trainers and staff as we navigate on doing what is best for our students. Thank you Central Rivers AEA!
Lisa Johnson shared our five year projections based upon some assumptions as we examine the financial status of the district. We are pleased with the direction that we are heading! This Summary was shared with the board this week. One other highlight was that we are replacing a very old Timpani at the middle school that drummed its last sounding beat. The very old timpani set was no longer repairable.
I want to thank our above and beyond recipients for serving our students! Please share with us your story about a parent, community member, teacher, staff member or student who has gone above and beyond to serve our Grinnell-Newburg School District. Email aboveandbeyond@grinnell-k12.
Rick Wenndt - Bus Driver Deanna Vogt- Second Mile
The combination of our 6th grade and high school choir fall concert is certainly one that you do not want to miss each year. Below are some photos captured from the event.
Students in Mr. Winkleblack’s Intro to Manufacturing class created designs to be engraved this week using the CNC Router in the wood shop.
Thank you to the support of the Grinnell Newburg School Foundation for assisting with funding this activity. The students shared about how this project engaged them to persevere in completing the challenging task to make these quilts. They all did an amazing job!
Friday, November 15
4:30 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Home
Monday, November 18
4:30 Middle School Wrestling Meet @ Home
6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball Jamboree @ Home
Tuesday, November 19
1:00 LHC Vocal Music Festival @ Dallas Center-Grimes HS
4:30 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Oskaloosa
4:30 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Home
5:00 Central Iowa Debate League Championship & Banquet @ Grinnell College
Thursday, November 21
8:00 All State Music Festival @ Ames High School
9:00 Opus Honor Choir 5th-9th Grade @ Ames High School
4:30 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Home
4:30 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Knoxville
6:00 JV Girls Basketball Scrimmage @ Ankeny
7:30 Varsity Girls Scrimmage @ Ankeny
Have a fabulous 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 email@example.com. Please call 641-236-2700 with questions.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!