Regular school attendance is important.
If you know your student will be late or absent, please call the school office by 9:00am.
Schools closed Thursday, December 8 due to inclement weather.
Afternoon and evening activities canceled.
Typically the Gresham-Barlow School District decides whether to close school early in the morning. We are making this decision the night before because of the predicted timing of the storm.
Forecasts for December 8, 2016, show that significant snow should arrive by 10 a.m. and the snow will be followed by freezing rain and sleet.
While the roads may seem fine early in the morning tomorrow, we took into account that if an unusually strong storm hits later in the morning (as forecasted) it would be extremely challenging to get students and staff home in potentially dangerous conditions.
We hope that making this decision now will provide families with more time to make childcare arrangements.
While this decision will not be universally popular, we believe it is best to err on the side of caution. We made this decision tonight in the interest of keeping our students and staff safe.
Welcome to the 2014-15 School year at East Orient Elementary School,
It is with enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of East Orient Elementary School. I possess over 9 years of educational experience spanning grades K-8 with a specific concentration in elementary education where I’ve taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by three years of successful leadership as the Director of the Oregon Trail Academy (grades K-8) and one year as a Dean of Students at the Welches Schools.
I am excited to bring my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.
As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!
I look forward to working with you and your child.
East Orient Elementary School