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! I would like to thank the Grinnell-Newburg School District staff for completing the recent survey about meeting your communication needs, as well as ways that I can further support you in your role. We had quite a response and I greatly appreciate it! I will be sending out communications to staff bi-monthly and will share the results of the survey at the upcoming listening tour meetings.
Other items that will be shared at the listening sessions will include substitute teachers (a look at our data), mental health of students, tech director interviewing and next steps, and any other items that you would like for me to follow up on. If you have any questions that you would like for me to have ready for your school’s listening event, please feel free to email me.
The topic for this SIAC meeting is to review the Initiative on Relationships. We are looking for your feedback on student experiences and what we can do to assist students to get connected! We look forward to our discussion.
GHS Presents: The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy
March 5, 6 & 7, 2020 – 7:30 pm Each Evening
Tickets $12 in Advance or $15 at the door.
Tickets Available Now in High School Office or McNally's
Based on the famous Charles Addams cartoons in The New Yorker magazine, the Addams family lives in a mansion in Central Park not seen by most people. The inhabitants are decidedly “not normal,” and include the living, the dead, and the undecided. The play begins with an introduction to the family then continues with the story of the eighteen-year-old daughter who has fallen in love with a young man that comes from a “normal” mid-west family, and how the families interact. The action takes place in and around the Addams Mansion.
Students who joined the club got a free copy of the book, courtesy of the Friends of DCL, and we met over the lunch hour on separate days to discuss the books. The choices this year were a graphic novel memoir Hey Kiddo by Jarett Krosoczka and The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.
We have so many wonderful people who make our school and community better. Nominations can be submitted for students, staff, or community members who have gone above and beyond to support our students. Please send a nomination email to aboveandbeyond@grinnell-k12.
Friday, February 21
4:30 Winter Freedom Quest @ Davis
7:00 Tiger Paws Annual Winter Show @ GHS
Saturday, February 22
8:00 All State Large Group Speech @ Ames
10:00 State Wrestling @ Des Moines
6:00 Girls Varsity Basketball Regional Tournament @ GHS
Monday, February 24
4:30 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Knoxville
4:30 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ GMS
Tuesday, February 25
TBD Girls Varsity Regional Tournament
4:15 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ South Tama
Wednesday, February 26
5:00 SIAC Meeting
6:00 Board Meeting
Thursday, February 27
4:30 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Oskaloosa
4:30 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ GMS
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!