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Posted on: March 17, 2021


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Mask must be: 

Worn at ALL times

Must cover and be worn over nose and mouth

Face shields are permitted ONLY with face mask

If student forgets his/her mask, one will be provided

NOTE: Practice wearing a face mask before starting school

Water Bottles: 

Hybrid students will receive a water bottle on his/her first day of Hybrid instruction

Water bottles will be kept at school and washed on Wednesdays


Washing hand and using hand sanitizers will be used often throughout the day.  

  • When arriving at school
  • Before and after eating
  • When entering or leaving a room

Not feeling well? 

Let an adult know!

An adult will give you a hall pass to get to where you need to go. 

You may be asked to go to the Isolation Room, located in the cafeteria. An adult will meet you there!

On Site COVID Testing

One requirement upon our return will be to have on site COVID-19 testing.  

If a student presents signs that they may have COVID-19 they will be sent to the Isolation Room where they will remain until a parent picks them up.


IF there is a consent form  (digital consent form can be found here) to test for COVID-19, the student will administer their own nasal swab under the supervision and guidance of an adult. 


In order to correctly administer our COVID-19 test a student will need to take a large cotton swab, insert it into one nostril until they feel resistance, circle around the nostril 5 times, remove the cotton swab and repeat this process in the other nostril. The swap will then be passed to the adult and inserted into a test kit where it will remain for 15 minutes. 


The test will offer a positive, negative or inconclusive result. We will not be sharing results with students, only the adult that picks them up. Students will not be asked to self administer a test unless they have a consent form on file.

Call the office to report any illness: 

    • Headache or stomach ache
    • Throwing up or diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Any illness or not feeling well and staying home
  • Covid related symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea


Please call the office to inform of any instance in which: 

  • Student is experiencing any Covid symptoms in the past 10 days
  • Anyone in the household is experiencing Covid symptoms in the past 10 days
  • Student or family member has been diagnosed with Covid
  • Student or a family member awaiting Covid test results
  • Student has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Covid in the past 14 days
  • Student has traveled outside of Oregon in the past 14 days. 

This will ensure the safety and well being of all families, students and staff. 

GAPS Board adopts updated calendar to accelerate hybrid return / La Mesa Directiva de GAPS adopta un calendario actualizado para acelerar el regreso al aprendizaje híbrido

Posted on: March 9, 2021

On Monday night the Greater Albany Public Schools Board unanimously voted to approve an updated calendar that will accelerate the return of grade 3-8 students to in-person hybrid learning. 

The biggest changes include students in grades 3-5 beginning hybrid learning on Tuesday, March 30 and middle school students returning April 5th (grade 6) and 6th (grades 7 & 8). Middle school students will be starting in-person hybrid nearly two weeks earlier than had been scheduled. 

The first day of hybrid in-person learning will remain on Monday, March 29, following spring break, for grades K-2 as well as Albany Options School. The timeline for South and West Albany High School students also remains as scheduled, aligned with the start of the fourth quarter, as construction at WAHS will not be completed for occupancy until April 13.

Please note: All families who wish to keep their children in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) will still be able to do so. 

GAPS must continue to follow all Ready Schools, Safe Learners safety guidelines as we return to in-person learning. 

Updated Calendars

Updated reopening timeline K-5

Updated reopening timeline 6-12

More Information:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

Spanish Translation

El lunes por la noche, la Mesa Directiva de GAPS votó unánimemente para aprobar un calendario actualizado que acelerará el regreso de los estudiantes de 3º – 8º grado al aprendizaje híbrido en persona.

Los mayores cambios incluyen que los estudiantes de 3º – 5º grado comiencen el aprendizaje híbrido el martes 30 de marzo y los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria que regresen el 5 de abril (6º grado) y el 6 de abril (7º y 8º grado). Los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria comenzarán el aprendizaje híbrido en persona casi dos semanas antes de lo programado.

El primer día de aprendizaje híbrido en persona seguirá siendo el lunes 29 de marzo, después de las vacaciones de primavera, para K-2º grado, así como para la preparatoria Albany Options School. El cronograma para los estudiantes de las preparatorias South y West Albany High School también se mantiene según lo programado, alineado con el inicio del cuarto trimestre, ya que la construcción en WAHS no se completará para su ocupación hasta el 13 de abril.

Tenga en cuenta que: Todas las familias que deseen mantener a sus hijos en el aprendizaje integral a distancia (CDL por sus siglas en inglés) aún podrán hacerlo.

GAPS continuará siguiendo todas las normas de seguridad de “Ready Schools, Safe Learners” (Escuelas Preparadas, Estudiantes Seguros) a medida que regresemos al aprendizaje en persona.

Calendarios actualizados:

Updated reopening timeline K-5 Spanish

Updated reopening timeline 6-12 Spanish

Más información:
Escuela Primaria (Kinder-5° grado)
Escuela Secundaria (6°- 8° grado)
Escuela Preparatoria (9°-12° grado)

What’s Happening at Lafayette

Posted on: February 17, 2021

On Wednesdays a lot of work happens behind the scenes!! We are gearing up for Hybrid Learning!!

¡Los miércoles, se realiza mucho trabajo! ¡Nosotros nos estamos preparando para Aprendizaje Híbrido!


Superintendent Update – 2-2-21 / Actualización de la Superintendente 2 de febrero del 2021 

Posted on: February 2, 2021

The governor’s office, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Education and our local public health authorities have advised for the need to quarantine for 14 days if you leave the state. All staff and students who travel outside of the state or country will need to quarantine for 14 days before returning in person to school buildings. This requirement is in effect and will remain in effect for the foreseeable future in order to protect our staff, students and their families.

Quarantine after out-of-state travel applies to anyone who leaves the state for “non-essential” reasons. Essential travel includes traveling for work purposes, medical care or health purposes, safety and security, and any other reasons in which travel may be deemed essential.

Students who have traveled out of state may continue comprehensive distance learning for 14 days after their return and then may resume in-person instruction (if applicable) after their quarantine period is over. If your student has traveled out of state or is going to travel out of state, please notify their school.

Thank you for your cooperation with this policy in order to better protect the health and safety of our GAPS staff, students, and families.

Building bridges together,


Melissa Goff

La oficina de la Gobernadora, la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón, el Departamento de Educación de Oregón y nuestras autoridades locales de salud pública, han informado sobre la necesidad de ponerse en cuarentena durante 14 días si sale del Estado. Todo el personal y los estudiantes que viajen fuera del Estado o país deberán permanecer en cuarentena durante 14 días antes de regresar en persona a los edificios escolares. Este requisito está en efecto y permanecerá en efecto en el futuro previsible para proteger a nuestro personal, estudiantes y sus familias.

La cuarentena después de un viaje fuera del estado, se aplica a cualquier persona que abandone el Estado por razones “no esenciales”. Los viajes esenciales incluyen viajar por motivos laborales, de atención médica o de salud, seguridad y protección, y cualquier otro motivo por el que el viaje pueda considerarse esencial.

Los estudiantes que han viajado fuera del estado pueden continuar el aprendizaje a distancia integral durante 14 días después de su regreso y luego pueden reanudar la instrucción en persona (si corresponde) después de que finalice su período de cuarentena. Si su estudiante ha viajado fuera del Estado o va a viajar fuera del Estado, notifique a su escuela. 

Gracias por su cooperación con esta política para proteger mejor la salud y la seguridad de nuestro personal, estudiantes y familias de GAPS.

Construyendo puentes juntos,


Melissa Goff

GAPS to provide Winter Break meals for first time / GAPS proporcionará comidas durante las vacaciones de invierno por primera vez

Posted on: December 17, 2020

The GAPS nutrition services and transportation teams are going above and beyond to provide free meals over winter break for the first time! 

All four bus routes will be operational at their normal times and destinations and eight meal sites will be open from 12-1 pm on Mon-Wed in each of the two winter break weeks (Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30). Families will be able to pick up two meals on Wednesday. 

Please see the special Winter Break meal sites in the graphic below and visit to see all bus schedules and menus.

Free Meals Winter Break 12-1

When picking up meals at sites or bus stops, please make sure that you and your children wear face coverings. To ensure the safety of our serving staff and drivers as well as other families, please adhere to state guidelines that require face coverings to be worn in all public spaces. 

For more holiday food availability and other resources in our community, please see the following Holiday Resource Guide in English or Spanish or visit

Spanish Translation

¡Los equipos de transporte y servicios de nutrición de GAPS van más allá para proporcionar comidas gratis durante las vacaciones de invierno por primera vez!

Las cuatro rutas de autobús estarán operativas en sus horarios y destinos normales y ocho sitios de comida estarán abiertos de 12 a 1 pm de lunes a miércoles en cada una de las dos semanas de vacaciones de invierno (21-23 de diciembre y 28-30 de diciembre) . Las familias podrán recoger dos comidas el miércoles.

Por favor, vea los sitios de comidas especiales durante las vacaciones de invierno, en el gráfico a continuación y visite para ver todos los horarios de los autobuses y menús. 

Free Meals Winter Break Spanish

Cuando recoja las comidas en los sitios o paradas de autobús, asegúrese de que usted y sus hijos usen cubiertas para la cara. Para garantizar la seguridad de nuestro personal de servicio y conductores, así como de otras familias, siga las pautas estatales que exigen que se usen cubiertas para la cara en todos los espacios públicos.

Para obtener más información sobre la disponibilidad de alimentos navideños y otros recursos en nuestra comunidad, consulte la siguiente Guía de recursos navideños en inglés o español o visite