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 winter chill is in the air much sooner than I had hoped. Where did Fall go? Let’s hope that warmer weather arrives in the next few weeks. In the meantime, be sure to encourage your student to dress for the weather, and sometimes in layers is best, so that if the afternoon weather warms up students can be ready for the change.
The end of the first trimester is quickly approaching. Students are wrapping up projects, taking assessments and completing assignments. This can be a stressful time for some of our students. Please encourage students to check in with their teachers, remind them to get plenty of rest and eat healthy. It will also be helpful for you to check in with your student to let them know how you can support them during this time.
This week our administrators had an opportunity to learn about the CultureAll organization as we plan to build upon our current relationships initiative. We look forward to engaging in further exploration in how CultureAll can support our goals.
The administration and Danielson Evaluation pilot teacher group had an opportunity to work with a Danielson trainer to learn the framework model while reflecting on our practice this week. We are very excited about this opportunity to dive into a different evaluation model that will engage us in reflective practice as implement best practices.
The 2019 Iowa Nonprofit Summit and Iowa Nonprofit Awards took place on October 29-30 at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona. Pictured below are the recipients of the the Iowa Nonprofit awards: Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership received the Outstanding Non Profit Collaboration Award. Melissa Strovers also received the Outstanding Volunteer or National Service Manager award. Lt. Governor Adam Gregg presented these awards. Congratulations!
The Iowa Statesman Workshop and Concert was a success. The concert was simply amazing.
The SkillsUSA Club planned and executed a Junior Olympics activity for the Big Brother Big Sisters organization this week. These kids did such an awesome job and really showed great leadership skills. A few of the students will take a portfolio and presentation explaining the project to the state contest next Spring. Part of their portfolio is any possible publications about the project. Let’s help our students through publishing this event. Spread the word!
Our 4th grade students had an opportunity to watch the Wild Hockey Game this past week. We are grateful that students have an opportunity to attend various performance activities as many students may not have had this opportunity outside of the school experience.
Have you ever been to a Ukulele concert? Our 6th grade students enjoyed this experience.
What did you do during unplugged night? Some families we learned enjoyed game night, no homework night, went to a play, or read a book. However you experienced Unplugged Night, I hope it was enjoyable and relaxing for you and your family. The time to get re-connected without being connected is valuable time together.
Please remember to check our Virtual Backpack for upcoming events and activities. Turkey Shoot free Throw contest, gymnastics, Scouts, LINK, volleyball club and much more are posted for you to get signed up and get connected!
Remember that Veteran’s Day is on Monday! Students will be in attendance and are looking forward to many activities in honor of our Veterans.
Friday, November 8
8:00 Thespian Festival @ UNI
Saturday, November 9
7:00 Boys and Girls AAU Tournament @ GHS & GMS
8:00 Thespian Festival @ UNI
Sunday, November 10
7:00pm Grinnell Connected PTO Meeting @ Davis
Monday, November 11
2:30 Veteran’s Day Assembly @ GMS
5:30 Debate @ Norwalk
Tuesday, November 12
4:30 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Marshalltown
7:30 GHS Fall Choir Concert with 6th Grade @ GHS
Wednesday, November 13
5:00 SIAC Meeting
6:00 Board Meeting
Thursday, November 14
4:30 8th girls basketball @ Newton Middle School gym
4:30 7th girls basketball @ GMS gym
Have a great weekend! Stay Warm!
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!