Robert Gray Middle School

Honoring the unique characteristics
of young adolescents.

5505 SW 23rd Portland, OR 97239Ph (503) 916-5676Fx (503) 916-2629

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  • School Supply List for 2017-18

    The school supply list for 2017-18 is here. We ask that in addition to individual supplies, you consider donating shared supplies. This helps our preserve our budget. Thank you!
  • Fall Registration

    Please bring your RGMS student/s to one of our two fall registration times, TUESDAY, August 22 from Noon-6:30 PM or WEDNESDAY, August 23 from 9:00 AM-Noon. Students will receive their schedules and locker assignments, have a chance to find classrooms, and parents can fill out forms and take care of fees. This is a great time to help your child get comfortable with the layout of the school. We will make changes right then and there on locker assignments and class schedules if they are not the best as assigned. If you miss the on-site registration event, please plan to come in as soon as you can thereafter. And, please don't change vacation plans to make this event! We will be here when you are ready. Class schedules will not be finalized until noon on Tuesday, so please don't look on Synergy until then!

  • Lockers

    Lockers are all personally assigned at Robert Gray and will be given out starting on August 22 at fall registration. If you have changes to the forecasting sheet submitted in the spring, please email them to bmadison@pps.net. Opening lockers can be a challenge for new students. Once students have their locker assignments, they are welcome to come to school and practice opening them. This link has a list of links that can help demonstrate opening a combination lock. Buying a padlock can be a good source for practicing, too.
  • Project Community Care

    Project Community Care, our citywide school volunteer event, will be 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, August 26. We look forward to seeing you there! This activity counts as community service hours for students.
  • Class Schedules

    Class schedules for students will be available at fall registration starting on August 22. This is  time-consuming process that requires a lot of finessing. Most students' elective requests are accommodated. Changes can be made on site at fall registration or through emailing jjeans@pps.net. 
  • Jump Start Day for Grade 6

    Wednesday, August 30, is Jump Start Day, a special day for RGMS students in grade 6. All students attend on August 31. Students will learn to manage their school supplies, find classes, navigate lunch and meet their new peers and teachers. This is a great way to start middle school and it goes a long way toward easing transition anxiety.
  • Water Bottle Etiquette

    Students are encouraged to carry water bottles. Only durable bottles with lids are allowed, which includes juice and other drink bottles. Many water bottles end up in our lost and found each year, so please label them!

    Yes, these:

    water bottles  
     
    NOT these:
    water bottles not allowed
  • Find Your School: Interactive Map

    Are you sure where your child will go to school next year in PPS? You can use this SCHOOL FINDER, which is an interactive map. Just put in your address in the box in the upper left and it will tell you schools for this year and next year.
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  • RGMS Logo Water Bottles on Sale Now!

    $5 in the main office, cash, check or pay on pps.schoolpay.com.

    Every student needs a durable water bottle that doesn't have a squirt top, with a lid, marked with their name.

     

    water bottle

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  • Free school meals: Get your application in by October 11

    All students who were receiving free or reduced-price meal benefits at the end of last year must complete a NEW meal application for the 2017-18 school year. Students who have not submitted a new application will be required to pay full price starting Thursday, October 12th.

    Applications are available at your school office, cafeteria and online at www.pps.net/nutrition.

    If your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, you do NOT need to submit a free or reduced-price meal application. All students at CEP schools do not pay for school meals. The CEP schools are: Alliance @ Meek, Boise Eliot/Humboldt, Cesar Chavez, George MS, Harrison Park, King, Lent, Pioneer @ Youngson, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton and Woodmere.

  • PPS Board names Guadalupe Guerrero as next superintendent

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    The Portland School Board on Friday unanimously voted to hire Guadalupe Guerrero to lead Portland Public Schools as its next superintendent.

    Guerrero, now a deputy superintendent in San Francisco Unified School District, has dedicated himself to ensuring that all students – especially those traditionally underserved – have access to a well-rounded education that sparks learning and success in school.

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  • PPS Pulse, August 15, 2017

    Welcome to our weekly newsletter PPS Pulse. The current issue has great information on how PPS is preparing for back to school, introductions to our new board members and exciting news about our next superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero.
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  • Meet your new PPS Board members

    Three new members joined the PPS Board after the May 16 election, bringing a wealth of experience, activism and passion to the job. Julia Brim-Edwards, Scott Bailey and Rita Moore were inaugurated last month and will serve the PPS community for at least the next four years. Brim-Edwards was elected chair. Moore was elected co-vice chair along with Julie Esparza Brown.

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