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 the 13th! Happy Full Moon! Students are in the swing of things as the month of September flies by. It is hard to believe that we are ½ way through our first full month of school. I hope that you enjoy the highlights in this weekly update! It has been one of those weeks in which the behind the scenes work for the administrative team ramps up as we complete the required state reports.
I have to mention that our students continue to impress me with their kindness and helpfulness. I watched students on the playground assist others, high school athletes high five students entering the buildings and students thanking our athletes for being there, students greeting their teachers with smiles, and staff remarking on our amazing students this year! It has been a wonderful start to the 2019-20 school year.
Did you know that more than 700 athletes from Iowa attended our Cross Country Invitational? Middle school, JV and Varsity runners, headed out to Arhens park to participate this past week. Thank you to all of the volunteers, workers, and coaches for hosting such an impressive event.
Thank you to our athletes for greeting our elementary students on Fridays!
The SIAC committee met this past week to review the building goals. I am grateful for the feedback we received. The principals will take the recommended feedback and update the goals next week. I will be sending them out to the Board to review the recommended changes. Next we will discuss the changes in the superintendent's report at our next Board meeting, and I will make a recommendation to the board for approval. Next April, we will begin this process much earlier so that we can start the year with our final goals in place. Our next SIAC meeting will be held in November 6, 2019 at 5:00 in the GHS media center.
ESTES construction provided the board an update about our summer projects that were finished on time and $200,000 under budget. This is wonderful news! Larry Niswander was our above and beyond award recipient and the board approved the student council fundraisers. We shared with the board that we believe based upon current student attendance at each school, we may be up around 15 students this school year. This is not final at this time. We need to wait until October 1, 2019 to submit final numbers. We will provide certified and open enrolled numbers following our final report due October 15.
Friday, September 13
4:45 9th grade Football @ ADM
7:30 Varsity Football @ ADM
Monday, September 16
5:30 Varsity Girls Swimming Meet @ Williamsburg
6:00 JV Football @ Home
Tuesday, September 17
4:15 8th Grade Football
4:30 JV/V Cross Country Invitational @ Edmundson Park
4:30 Middle School Cross Country Invitational @ Edmundson Park
4:30 7th Grade Football @ Home
4:30 8th Grade Volleyball @ Newton
4:30 7th Grade Volleyball @ Home
5:30 9th Grade Volleyball @ DCG
5:30 JV Volleyball @ DCG
7:15 Varsity Volleyball @ DCG
Wednesday, September 18
6:00 Ad hoc Facilities Meeting @ GHS Media Center
Thursday, September 19
4:30 Middle School Cross Country Invitational @ Diamond Trail Golf Course
4:30 Varsity Volleyball @ Des Moines Christian
Friday, September 20
5:00 9th Grade Football @ Home
7:30 Varsity Football @ 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!