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 Friday! I hope that you have had an enjoyable week! This weekly update has many celebrations and appreciations! It is a busy time as we bring the 2018-19 school year to a close. There is still a lot to accomplish over the next few weeks. Stay focused and stay dry!
Last week we celebrated our teachers! I want to thank all of our staff for your hard work and dedication to your students and families. Thank you for all that you do each and every day!
On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, three Grinnell College students made a “pitch” for the Grinnell
College Wilson Center’s SPARK challenge for a grant to bring together Grinnell Schools Davis
Elementary students with residents of The Mayflower Community for a reading enhancement
program. The project was chosen for funding at an estimated cost of $5,000 by a panel of judges and will be used during the 2019-2020 school year for transportation, training, and a work-study position.
The students are Taylor Gaskins, Shabana Gupta, and Andrew Jopeck. They termed the
proposal, “Reading with Retirees Club.” The three students have been enrolled in Professor
Monty Roper’s SPARK short course, where they worked on the development of the project.
Efforts have been coordinated with Brian Conway, Principal at Davis Elementary School, and
Steve Langerud, Executive Director of Grinnell’s Mayflower Community.
Our 8th grade students had an opportunity to visit the high school last week to get the lay out of the building! We look forward to our 8th graders becoming GHS students in the fall!
Grandfriends Day was last Friday! What a wonderful celebration for Grandfriends and students to spend time reading, playing and learning about their school. It was a wonderful day!
What a wonderful band concert! Our band students in grades 5-12 put on quite of performance for a packed audience this week! Great job!
GHS students had first-hand experiences with recent visits to Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg and Victor Manufacturing in Victor. This included Mr. Winkleblack's welding certificate students and members of the high school robotics team.
It included detailed plant tours and visits with employees. They were creating valuable real-world connections with successful area industries. Both emphasized the need today for skilled tradespeople in their workforce.
Friday, May 17
8th Grade Campout
Boys & Girls State Track & Field
5:30 Varsity Baseball Scrimmage @ Home
7:15 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Pella
Saturday, May 18
Varsity Girls Regional Tennis
Boys & Girls State Track & Field
Monday, May 20
JV/V Boys Soccer Sub-State
Varsity Girls Tennis State Team
Elementary Track & Field Day @ GHS
Grinnell College Commencement
9:00 Varsity Boys Tennis Sub-State @ Pella
10:00 JV/V Girls Golf @ Oskaloosa
3:35 Insurance Meeting for All Staff @ GHS Media Center
Tuesday, May 21
5:30 Varsity Baseball @ Home
5:30 Varsity Girls Soccer @ Home
5:30 JV Softball @ Home
7:30 Varsity Softball @ Home
Wednesday, May 22
5:00 JV/V Boys Soccer Sub-State @ Home
6:00 School Board Meeting
7:00 Fine Arts Awards Night
Thursday, May 23
JV/V Boys Golf State Tournament
5:30 JV Baseball @ Home
6:00 JV Softball @ Home
7:30 Varsity Baseball @ Home
7:30 Varsity Softball @ Home
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 email@example.com. Please call 641-236-2700 with questions.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!