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School culture, student success and parent involvement are important at West Orient. 
Help us be successful by sharing your thoughts and feedback.
lease take 15 minutes to complete this anonymous on line survey by Wednesday March 8th.
 
Parent Survey 2016-2017
Thank you so much for your time!  We appreciate it!
Does your student have good attendance?
Oregon Law (ORS 339.010) states all children between the ages of 7 and 18 years who have not completed the 12th grade are required to attend regularly in public, full-time school during the entire school term.  This law further requires that the attendance of students be satisfactory.  

Research has shown that there is a strong relationship between 6th grade attendance and on-time graduation rates.  The Oregon Governor’s office has included the chronic absence rate among sixth graders and ninth graders as a key performance indicator in the achievement compacts that districts are signing with the state. 

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% or more of enrolled days.
Researchers found that students who improve their attendance during the middle grade years have better outcomes in high school than those who simply improve their test scores, even when the students start out at the same level. The report concludes that middle schools should invest in strategies to improve attendance. Please visit the link below for more info on this topic or see Files section below under Counselor forms and Resources for Parent Attendance strategies flyer.


http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregons-problem-with-chronically-absent-students-worse-than-national-average/

http://www.attendanceworks.org/

https://ccsr.uchicago.edu/publications/looking-forward-high-school-and-college-middle-grade-indicators-readiness-chicagoOregon Law (ORS 339.010) 

Announcements
2017 Pathways Fair



Gresham-Barlow School District
2017 Pathways Fair



If your student is in seventh or eighth grade, it's time to start planning
for high school now!

The Gresham-Barlow School District is holding a special event just for seventh and eighth grade students and their parents.

At the high school pathways fair:

  • Learn about the options available to high school students
  • Explore how the programs can lead to career or college
  • Discover how you can access the options so your high school education leads to a bright future!​
  • GBSD Pathways Fair at Mount Hood Community College
  • February 22, 2017
  • 5:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Mount Hood Community College-Yoshida Event Center-Gym-26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030
  • Questions? Contact your middle school principal


High School Forecasting - stay tuned for 2017 dates and more info
This coming spring (dates to be announced), 8th graders will receive a Power Point presentation from Barlow High School.
Springwater Trail High School (STHS) will hold a student only recruitment assembly at West Orient on Feb. 10 for all 8th graders. There will be a parent/student info nigh at STHS, Feb. 15, from 6-7 pm . Students will be made aware of the process to forecast and be given a current overview of classes, electives, and Honors and AP choices.
It would be great if any absences and appointments could be made with the upcoming dates in mind. Thank you!
STHS application process or go to STHS website and click on the left admissions tab to download an application to Springwater Trail High School.
SELF-MANAGER APPLICATIONS
ARE YOU A SELF-MANAGER? DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO APPLY TO BECOME A SELF-MANAGER?
Please review the below dates to know when you can apply throughout the year.
APPLICATION WINDOWS -
Oct.17 - Due Oct. 21
Dec. 5 - Due Dec. 9
Jan. 30- Due Feb. 3
Mar.13 - Due Mar. 17
May 1 - Due May 5

WEB DATES - Lunch with 6th grade
WEB Leaders,
Remember your first year as a 6th grader? Wasn't it fun to see your WEB leaders once in a while and hangout at lunch and recess? Well, now it's your turn! Below are the dates we plan to meet. Please remember to check these dates as they may change as needed.

“WEB WEDNESDAYS” ​ ​ ‘16-'17
(Please wear your WEB shirts at 6th grade lunch)

OCTOBER 12
NOVEMBER 30
JANUARY 25
MARCH 15

MAY 3

Does your student have good attendance?
Oregon Law (ORS 339.010) states all children between the ages of 7 and 18 years who have not completed the 12th grade are required to attend regularly in public, full-time school during the entire school term. This law further requires that the attendance of students be satisfactory.

Research has shown that there is a strong relationship between 6th grade attendance and on-time graduation rates. The Oregon Governor’s office has included the chronic absence rate among sixth graders and ninth graders as a key performance indicator in the achievement compacts that districts are signing with the state.

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% or more of enrolled days.
Researchers found that students who improve their attendance during the middle grade years have better outcomes in high school than those who simply improve their test scores, even when the students start out at the same level. The report concludes that middle schools should invest in strategies to improve attendance. Please visit the link below for more info on this topic or see Files section below under Counselor forms and Resources for Parent Attendance strategies flyer.


http://www.opb.org/news/article/oregons-problem-with-chronically-absent-students-worse-than-national-average/

http://www.attendanceworks.org/

https://ccsr.uchicago.edu/publications/looking-forward-high-school-and-college-middle-grade-indicators-readiness-chicagoOregon Law (ORS 339.010)

How to report bullying/harassment/unsafe behaviors or incidents
Hello Students/Staff

As a reminder and in addition to our health classes, the counseling department , staff, and admin, support bully prevention, self-harm, and abuse reporting and information in our PBIS expectation lessons and Principal talks on Student Rights and Responsibilities at the start of the year.

Remember to report any type of bullying, inappropriate language, or unsafe behaviors to others, on our Student Incident Report forms or district forms found below in the "Files" section below on this page.

Our school report forms are found in the office and by Ms. Robinson's Counseling office by her door on the wall. All reports will be treated with confidentiality, unless there is a threat of harm to others or oneself, or any other safety issue that may not be held confidential.

Please also see our district policies on abuse, bullying, and harassment also found below in "Files".
Files
 Newsletters
Attendance info and helpful hints.
 Self Manager Forms
Application and Status Change Files
 WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)
WEB is a group of 8th grade volunteers who assist in 6th grade transition activities, from Orientation to parent nights and meeting with 6th graders at lunch throughout the year.
 District Bullying Complaint Procedures.PDF
District Bully Complaint Form - includes Spanish and Russian language forms.
 Student Incident Reportcurrent.pdf
PDF version of the WOMS Bullying/harassment/abuse Report Form
Contacts
+ Clackamas County Crisis Line
+ Multnomah County Crisis Line
+ Robinson, Mrs.
Click on name to see details.

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