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.
I want to take the time to thank all of our families for their patience as we evaluated the weather for Grinnell students this morning. There are many factors that we consider when we call a late start or cancellation. The good news is that the day warmed up, roads are pretty clear, and there is little to no wind for the ride home. Have a wonderful weekend!
Parent/Teacher Conferences are next week:
Thursday, January 30 from 2:00-8:00 and Friday, January 31 from 8:00 - 12:00. This means there will be a 2 hour early dismissal January 30 and no school on January 31. Please check with your school for further details about signing up for these conferences.
We will make up the January 17, 2020 snow day on February 17, 2020 as indicated on our approved calendar! All students and staff will be in session on President’s Day, February 17th.
The annual Band Boosters Potato Bar is tonight! Also, Jazz Night will be on tonight Friday, January 24 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The Middle School Jazz Band will perform at 5:15 and the High School Jazz Band will perform following the Middle School. We hope you will come support the Band Boosters at the Potato Bar while listening to the MS and HS Jazz Bands.
Mon. Jan. 27th @ Hotel Grinnell @ 7pm
Grinnell Mutual and the Grinnell College Center for Prairie Studies to bring ‘SILO’ to Grinnell, Iowa
Grinnell Mutual and The Grinnell College Center for Prairie Studies are sponsoring a screening of SILO, a Hollywood film about grain-bin entrapment, at Hotel Grinnell on Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. This special event is part of SILO’s Community Screening Campaign focused on FFA education, supported by a generous grant from Grinnell Mutual.
SILO is being shown in agricultural communities across the country. It is the first-ever feature film to address the very real threat of grain entrapment. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of the film and farm safety led by film producer Sam Goldberg.
The School Board met this past week to adopt next year’s calendar 2020-2021. They also accepted a recommendation to have students attend school on February 17, 2020 (President’s Day) as a make up snow-day. We will be in session on February 17th for all students and staff. Please mark your calendar! Other approved items were the CultureALL agreement, Hometown Ticket contract, and Davis Elementary School provided an update about the awesome activities that teachers are students are doing!
Mr. Mick and Mr. Warwick’s students created a great museum display celebrating the struggle for equality, women’s rights and the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Way to go US History kids! Great work! Check it out! This display is in the hallway outside GHS gymnasium! Special thank you to Alicia Carradus for all of her help making this a great example of student work!
Friday, January 24
Hoops for Hope - Postponed
4:45 JV Girls & Boys Basketball @ GHS- Postponed
6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ GHS- Postponed
6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ GHS- Postponed
7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ GHS- Postponed
Saturday, January 25
9:00 District Large Group Speech @ TBA
9:00 SEIBA Honor Band @ Iowa City West
10:00 Varsity Wrestling Tournament @ Williamsburg
Monday, January 27
4:30 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ GMS
4:45 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Norwalk
4:45 JV Boys Basketball @ Pella
6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Pella
6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Pella
7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Pella
Thursday, January 30
2 hour early dismissal for Parent/Teacher conferences (run from 2:00-8:00)
6:30 JV/V Wrestling Meet @ Pella
Friday, January 31
8-12 Parent/Teacher Conference
9:00 Scholarship workshop @ GHS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 641-236-2700 with questions.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering!