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 December! It is my best hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and had an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends. This week we will highlight amazing student activities led by staff. I want to thank our staff for your energy, commitment and service to our students and families in which you are teaching valuable lessons on serving our community. We have amazing students and each day I have the opportunity to watch how the #WeAreGrinnell awesome Tiger Staff open the doors to students to explore our world!
Tanner Alger, Yonatan Ambrosio, Mary Blanchard, Lauren Bolte, Nola Conner, Alana Ferguson, Jenae Kastendick, Kaitlyn Kriegel, Max Levandoski, Cole McGriff, Payal Patel, Malynn Pavey, Lydia Roudabush, Shivani Subramaniam, Rebekah Veldboom, Kara West, AJ Wilkins, & Katie Witt
Case Fenner (Varsity all-conference); Timo Mobley-Benoist (JV all-conference)
Miles Latham (Outstanding Delegate at the Iowa Youth Symposium)
Shivani Subramaniam & Emily Small
All District: Dodge Sauser, Wyatt Hunter, Dallas Sauser, Eli Rose, Matayas Durr, Logan Astelle, Cole McGriff, Parker Johnson, Preston Dodd, AJ Wilkins, Owen Coffman, Kam Steveson, & Trey Gohlmann
All Academic: Kyle Dillon, Preston Dodd, Will Doty, Matayas Durr, Trey Gohlmann, Stone Jepson, Parker Johnson, Ian Kephart, Landon Kirby, Jacob Lowe, Cole McGriff, Rhett Nagel, Jared Nickel, Michael Norenburg, Josh Osbourne, Eli Rose, Dodge Sauser, Alex Smith, Richard Toe, AJ Wilkins, Chase Williams, & Blake Wilson
All-Conference: Daysi Harris, Abby Furness, & Addy Petig
All-Academic: Lauren Bolte, Natalie Brown, Kylie Cline, Abby Furness, Daysi Harris, Kate Kriegel, Addy Petig, Alexis Shaffer, Makenna Smith, & Katie Witt
Academic All-State: Abby Furness, Addy Petig, & Katie Witt
All Conference: Mary Blanchard, Anjali Jones, & Isaac Bryant
All District/Regional: Mary Blanchard, Anjali Jones, Isaac Bryant, & Robert Groves
All State: Mary Blanchard
- Recent Award Winners: (front row) Max Maltas, Olivia Montgomery, Ashton Hale, Emma Dewey, Maddison Schrack, & Kaitlyn Kriegel; (back row) Emma Ware, Anna Ellis, Tara Kastendick, Jenae Kastendick, Alana Ferguson, & Brock Beck
Students and staff worked on reading blankets for Read 2 Lead Wednesday after school. Mrs. Cirks coordinated this service learning project .
Teachers shared a passion they have with students before break on Tuesday. Then students got to do an activity related to the passion. Ex. Scrap booking, basket weaving, crafting, baseball, playing the violin, spreading kindness, sharing about natural resources, and being with family.
We are excited at Davis to get our Sensory Path hallway set up!!!! Sensory paths are creative pathways designed to help children build connections in their brains responsible for sight, touch, sound, etc. We are excited to be able to have children start using this at our building and we are excited to add to this hallway in the future with more sensory paths!
US History students building an AIDS Quilt for our Civil Rights Unit. Each chose a person to remember and present.
The Board of Education will host their reorganization meeting on Wednesday. Following the reorganizational meeting, the principals and I will share our State of the District, staffing recommendations for next year, seek our at Risk Grant approval, take a look at the first draft of the calendar. More items for approval can be found on the Board Agenda that is posted on our website.
This is the time of year when I begin to reflect upon our progress and share our story about Grinnell and how special it is to be a part of an amazing school district and community. I know at times we have our challenges, but in the end, we roll up our sleeves and find ways to navigate toward positive outcomes. I am grateful for our dedicated staff, Board, parents, partnerships, and students.
Friday, December 6
4:15 Middle School Wrestling Meet @ Montezuma
4:45 JV Girls Basketball @ Oskaloosa
6:00 GMS Jazz Band Festival of Trees @ Drake Community Library
6:00 JV Wrestling @ BGM
6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Oskaloosa
7:45 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Oskaloosa
Saturday, December 7
8:30 JV Wrestling @ West Delaware
10:00 Varsity Boys Swimming @ Newton
11:00 Varsity Wrestling @ West Delaware
2:00 JV Boys Basketball @ Home
3:30 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Home
Sunday, December 8
7:00 Connected PTO Meeting @ Davis Elementary Library
Monday, December 9
4:30 Middle School Boys Wrestling Meet @ Home
Tuesday, December 10
7:00 7th & 8th Winter Concert (Band & Choir) @ GHS
Thursday, December 12
4:15 Middle School Wrestling Meet @ Belle Plaine
4:30 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Knoxville
4:30 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Home
4:45 JV Boys & Girls Basketball @ Home
5:30 Varsity Boys Swimming Meet @ Des Moines
6:00 9th Grade Boys Basketball @ Home
6:15 5th Grade Winter Concert @ GHS
7:30 6th Grade Winter Concert @ GHS
6:15 Varsity Girls Basketball @ Home
7:30 Varsity Boys Basketball @ Home
Have an Awesome 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!