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How do we decide school closure days?

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Safety is our number one priority, and it is the main consideration when deciding school closures due to weather.

The district carefully evaluates road conditions and weather forecasts both the night before and early in the morning of a school day. The Superintendent and Director of Transportation start driving the roads around the district starting at 4 a.m. They consider the conditions of the roads, sidewalks and parking lots in Albany and the outlying areas.

They don’t make decisions lightly, but they choose to err on the side of caution in order to keep the more than 9,000 students and staff members safe.

It is not an easy process, and we understand that it can be frustrating for many parents. Making the decision is not an easy call, but we make that decision with the best possible information available and in the best interest of student, parent and staff safety.

Read the District statement about deciding school closures due to weather:

School Closure Process

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GAPS students honored vets with parade performances

Posted on: November 11, 2016

Hundreds of students from Albany schools marched the downtown parade route on Veterans Day to honor veterans and active military service members. The following schools were represented by marching bands, cheer and dance teams and banner-carrying elementary students.

  • Calapooia Middle School
  • Clover Ridge Elementary School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Memorial Middle School
  • North Albany Elementary School
  • North Albany Middle School
  • South Albany High School
  • Timber Ridge School
  • West Albany High School

Student All-Stars earned top state test scores in 2015-16

Posted on: October 25, 2016

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Memorial and Calapooia middle schools for earning the highest scores on the 2015-16 state assessments in reading, math and science.

Memorial students (pictured from left) are Kaya Chipman, eighth-grade science; Hannah Thorp, eighth-grade language arts and mathematics; Kenzie Harris, seventh-grade language arts and mathematics; Jackson Moyes, sixth-grade language arts; and Dru Huddleston, sixth-grade mathematics.

Calapooia Middle School (pictured from left) are Katelyn Haury, sixth-grade language arts; Sara Remple, sixth-grade math; Liliana Sanders, eighth-grade language arts; Sariah Young, eighth-grade math; and Logan Nord, eighth-grade science. Zachery Patten, seventh-grade math, was unable to attend.


Posted on: October 7, 2016

Students and Parents are invited to a Technology  Safety Night on Tuesday, October 25th, 6:30-7:30 pm at Memorial Middle School.  If you have a child or teenager that has access to social media, then you should come to our 4th annual Technology Safety Night! Learn about the latest apps, and the dangers they can pose, as well as online safety resources.  Bring your student!!

Special guest speaker Maria Schauble from the ABC House will be featured. Come listen and have a cookie!