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.
Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Families and Friends:
It is my best hope that everyone has enjoyed an amazing summer. As the State Fair comes to a close, our staff is gearing up! New teachers began their day today as an official Grinnell Tiger! We welcome you to our team and look forward to introducing you on Tuesday to all staff.
This has been a very busy summer for construction. We have had some challenges, but the good news at this point of our summer construction project is that it looks like we will come in approximately $200,000 under budget, plus we did not have to dive into our contingency money. That is spectacular news! I want to thank our custodial crew for your flexibility and creative work around boiler replacements, electrical panel shifts, roofing and closures, and working with our contractors to ensure that you had the chance to complete the interior cleaning work to be ready for students.
School Offices and the District Office will be closed on Tuesday, August 20th so that all staff can attend opening day activities together. If you need assistance please call or come to the office before or after Tuesday. Thank you for your understanding.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing on Tuesday! We will begin with networking in the high school cafeteria at 7:30 am. The high school auditorium will not be opened until 8:00 am. Also, as you walk into the cafeteria please be sure to get a name tag, and check the group roster list. You will need to know this for an activity later that morning. Groups include all custodians, cooks, teachers, paras, bus drivers, administrative assistants, district office staff and administrators.
We look forward to our students and families returning to school! Elementary and Middle school begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:15 pm.
Grinnell High School will be starting a new schedule during the 2019-20 school year to ensure that students can have access to more courses while still maintaining participation in both music programs. Band & Concert Choir Students will start during our 1st period block from 7:40 - 8:25 AM. This will rotate about every three weeks between ensembles. The ensemble that doesn't meet during 1st period will meet during 2nd period (9:00 - 9:55 AM). All students will have access to our E-Squared Program from 8:30-8:55 AM. Therefore, the school day starts at 8:30 AM for everyone who are not participating in Band and/or Concert Choir. Our dismissal time will also change from 3:15 to 3:20 PM. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Seney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (641) 236-2720.
Thank you to the Bayer employees and Grinnell College student volunteers for your dedication to our school and community. The Davis Tigers are grateful!
Below are Bayer employees who put together a Gaga Ball Pit at Davis Elementary for a community service day.
Below are also some pictures of Grinnell College students and staff members working to mulch, paint, and pull weeds around Davis Elementary.
August 16: Preview Night for GHS Fall Athletes
August 20 First Day For All Teachers
August 23 First Day of School
August 23 Fall Middle School Sports
August 29 Ag Day Central Park
Be sure to check out the Virtual Backpack! After school programs, clubs, and fall activities have been posted!
Have a wonderful 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!