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.
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You can click here to see how the bond measure will affect your taxes. It is roughly 64 cents per day for an average home here in Grinnell.
Please keep watching our website for any further updates in the near future.
Welcome back to school! I want to thank all of our parents and staff who attended this week’s registration day! It was pretty awesome to see our students and parents gearing up for school. You may notice that our schools are busy as staff return to prep their rooms for the first day of school August 23, 2018. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming open houses (see dates below) in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your last few days of summer.
Over the summer our heroic maintenance department has fixed 12 Heat pumps, replaced two and will be working on one-two more after this last week’s incident for a total of 16 failures. These Heat pumps are the means for heating and cooling the middle school. Please know that some rooms may not be as cool as students would like during the first few days. We are working on this as quickly as possible to be completed just after school starts.
Please know that many of our systems in the district can no longer be maintained. They are beyond fixable due to their age. We can not go back in time as to what should have been done, we can only move forward. Our heroic maintenance staff has increased the longevity of these systems beyond their life. We are grateful for their work, but our systems are tired. We currently do not have the dollars available to fix all of our systems in HVAC, electrical and plumbing. I encourage you to please stay informed about the upcoming bond issue. The district is hosting several informational meetings. I look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions.
Saturday August 11 10:00-12:00 (Story time room)
Monday August 13 2:00-3:00 PM
Thursday August 23 6:00-7:00 PM
Friday August 31 1:00-2:00 PM
Wed. September 5 7:00-8:00 PM
Monday September 10 12:00-1:00 PM
We have a second round of electronics for sale at great prices! Please click here to see the list and fill out a bidding sheet.
Each school will have designated fire lanes. Please know that you can drop off students and pick students up in these fire lanes during dismissal or drop off. You may not be parked in the fire lane or remain there for long periods of time. Please know that the Grinnell Police Department may ticket you if your vehicle has been parked in the designated fire lane. Your building principals will provide instructions for you as it pertains to your student’s school.
Have you checked out the recent virtual backpack? There is an upcoming opportunity to learn about self defense. There will be scholarships available for participants. Also be sure to take advantage of the backpack for kids held at the Drake Library tomorrow from 10:00-12:00. There are other items too such as girl scouts, farm fest, and much more! Please visit our virtual backpack weekly to see amazing opportunities for our students.
The administrators worked in TEAMS to develop leadership skills this last week. Their challenge was to solve a mystery box puzzle by gathering clues and solving problems in order to escape the room. The winning team to escape first was Brian Conway, Bill Gruman, Sarah Seney and Jerica Latcham. It was an awesome activity sponsored by our very own Central Rivers AEA.
Thursday, August 16 - Football Fall Preview Night 6:45 T.T. Cranny Field
Bailey Park Elementary - Tuesday, August 21 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Fairview Elementary - Tuesday, August 21 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Davis Elementary - Tuesday, August 21 from 4:30-6:30 pm
Middle School New Student Orientation - Monday, August 20 from 4:30-5:15 pm
5th grade - Monday, August 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm
6th grade - Tuesday, August 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm
7th grade - Monday, August 20 from 7:00-8:00 pm
8th grade - Tuesday, August 21 from 7:00-8:00pm
Freshman Orientation - Tuesday, August 21 from 6:00-8:00pm
Click here to sign up for Bus Transportation for the 2018-2019 school year.
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!