Online Registration for the 2018-19 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 7.
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.
**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.
Weekly Update: July 20, 2018
Dear Grinnell Board of Education, Staff, Families and Friends:
Happy Friday! This week we celebrated our Tigers Baseball Team with an amazing win against Knoxville. Be sure to take a look at the final play in the short video that has been shared below. The team had another impressive season! Thanks to all of our Tiger Fans, Coaches and Players for an enjoyable summer of baseball.
I want to take a moment to thank our custodial crew for the fabulous work they are doing to prepare for our opening days this fall. This amazing crew has worked tirelessly this summer! Be sure to thank your school’s custodial crew for their hard work so that students and teachers have clean spaces upon their return! Way to Go TEAM!
Below please see some important information regarding the Bond informational meetings, National Night Out, and our upcoming hearing regarding the 11th avenue property.
Registration Night: August 7th 4:00pm-7:00pm
Registration is just around the corner. We will be holding a Registration Night on Tuesday, August 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the High School. Please bring any required medical, dental or vision forms. These forms can be found here. Also if your child received any vaccinations please bring an updated vaccination record.
Kiosks will also be available in each building for parents to register on-site during the day. Please plan to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m., keeping in mind that the building offices close at 3:30.
Online Bus Registration
We are asking parents to fill out the online bus registration form. This information helps us to plan bus routes and have an approximate count of students who will be needing bus transportation. Please fill out the online bus registration here. Thank you for completing as soon as possible so we can ensure that your student is accounted for as a bus rider!
National Night Out:
August 7th from 6:00-8:30! Following registration be sure to turn the TV off and put down the video games so that you can head out to the park for the annual National Night Out sponsored by our Grinnell Police Department! This is a fabulous family event. I hope to see you there!
Informational Meetings regarding the Bond Vote on September 11, 2018:
Please join me to learn more about the school Bond vote on September 11, 2018 hosted at the Drake Library in the Community Room. We have several meeting date options for our community to meet your needs:
Monday July 23 4:30-5:30 PM
Monday July 30 10:00-11:00 AM (SEED meeting)
Saturday August 11 10:00-11:00 AM
Monday August 13 2:00-3:00 PM
Thursday August 23 6:00-7:00 PM
Friday August 31 1:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday September 5 7:00-8:00 PM
Monday September 10 12:00-1:00 PM
If you are unable to attend a session during one of these times, please contact the district office if you would like to host a session and I will make arrangements to present to your group.
11th Avenue Property:
We have scheduled a hearing on the sale of the 11th ave. property on July 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the High School. The meeting will be held in the Board room.
Grinnell Tigers vs. Knoxville
Heading into the their final game against Carlisle: Tigers Couldn't Catch Up to Carlisle and
watched the game slip away early in a 6-2 loss to the #4 ranked team on Wednesday. Tigers ended the season 26-11. What a great summer!
Back to School Information:
Please be sure to check out the back to school newsletter. There are important dates regarding back to school events for you and your student to attend. You can also find your supply lists in the Back to School Newsletter
Phones will be down District wide on Monday, July 23 for a scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Enjoy your 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!