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Holiday Meal Availability and Resources / Disponibilidad y recursos de comidas navideñas

Posted on: November 24, 2020

For Thanksgiving week/weekend, households will be able to receive meals for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday when they pick up their children’s meals on Wednesday, Nov. 25. 

Households also now have the option to pick up meals for Saturday and Sunday every week when they receive meals on Friday! The weekend meals will be packaged together in a larger bag than the daily meals. Click here for the upcoming distribution schedule and menus. 

Please visit to see all GAPS meal bus stops and site locations.

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

Para la semana / fin de semana del Día de Acción de Gracias, los hogares podrán recibir comidas para los días jueves, viernes, sábados y domingos cuando recojan las comidas de sus hijos el miércoles 25 de noviembre.

¡Los hogares también tienen ahora la opción de recoger comidas para los días sábados y domingos todas las semanas cuando reciben comidas los viernes! Las comidas del fin de semana se empaquetarán juntas en una bolsa más grande que las comidas diarias. Haga clic aquí para ver el calendario y los menús de la próxima distribución.

Por favor visite para ver todas las paradas del autobús con las comidas de y lugares de reparto de comidas de GAPS.

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

Statewide Freeze Update on Athletics

Posted on: November 23, 2020

UPDATE: The Governor’s Office and OHA has released new Statewide Freeze Guidance for K-12 School Sports. Starting today all indoor sports and activities (including weight training and conditioning) are prohibited.

Please visit the OSAA media release HERE for more details.

New Quarter 2 Schedule

Posted on: November 3, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

We wanted to make you aware of a few changes we made to the high school schedule to improve virtual learning for all of our students.

Students and staff from both SAHS and WAHS discussed some of the biggest challenges and concerns, and the new schedule will better address these areas. 


  • Lunch remaining an hour and coinciding with pick up and drop off routes 

    • In order to ensure our HS students are able to have a lunch that aligns with lunch routes, 5th period will be moved before lunch.

    • This also coincides better with elementary, middle, and family lunch times. 

  • Office hours for students in order to get help and access teachers

    • Students need time to access help from their teachers outside of class.

    • Teachers will be available from 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to work one-on-one with students. 

  • Quality instructional time for HS classes

    • Classes will be 65 minutes with synchronous and asynchronous learning. Teachers will build in time for lecture/direct instruction, time for individual and/or group work, and class activities. While students will be expected to work for 65 minutes, there will be opportunities for them to work independently during the class. This provides a better opportunity for students to ask questions in class and for teachers to mimic a classroom situation more authentic to the way in-person learning is structured. If and when we are able to transition to hybrid learning, this will also make the transition to school much easier. 

When are are able to attend classes in a hybrid model, we may need to make adjustments to our schedule.

South Albany Students Take The Lead in Forums for Albany Mayoral and Council Candidates

Posted on: October 5, 2020


The Linn County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Oregon and South Albany High School are cosponsoring two election forums this season—one for Albany mayoral candidates, on Thursday, October 8, and one for council candidates, on Thursday, October 15. Both forums will be held online, as Zoom webinars, and will be live-streamed on YouTube.

The October 8 forum will feature Sharon Konopa, Albany’s current mayor, and her opponent, Alex Johnson, who is currently a member of the Albany City Council.

The October 15 forum will include five candidates for Albany City Council: Keith Kolkow and Sean Knowles (Ward I); Amanda Dant and Ray Kopczynski (Ward II), and Marilyn Smith (Ward III). (Two other candidates, Jessi Brenneman and Matilda Novak, have declined to participate.)

Both forums will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be moderated by Rena Howard, a member of the debate team at South Albany High School. South Albany history students have prepared questions for both forums.

Pre Registration is required for joining the Zoom forums and can be done by visiting the Linn County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Oregon Facebook page where the link for the YouTube live-stream will also be available