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Lightning strike near SAHS

Posted on: September 18, 2020

Dear SAHS families,

Earlier this afternoon we had a lightning strike near South Albany High School that created a small fire. The fire has been extinguished and the South Albany campus and staff are safe and unharmed! We appreciate all of your concerns! Have a great weekend.

– Principal Hunter

REQUIRED FALL ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORMS

Posted on: August 2, 2020

Hi RedHawks!

The following forms must be turned in to the Athletic Office or Main Office before you can begin official practice. Printing and scanning the forms would work as well and you can send them to jason.platt@albany.k12.or.us

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION WAIVER: must be filled out and signed by both student-athlete and their parent/guardian:

Athletic Participation

Participation Waiver (Spanish)

COVID WAIVER: must be filled out and signed by both student-athlete and their parent/guardian:

Covid Waiver (English)

Covid Waiver (Spanish)

PHYSICAL FORM: good for two years.

PhysicalExamination-English

PhysicalExamination-Spanish

GAPS announces administrative updates / GAPS anuncia actualizaciones administrativas

Posted on: July 14, 2020

Greater Albany Public Schools announces the following administrative changes and assignments for the 2020-21 school year. These changes are in addition to the previous administrative assignments announced on May 1

South Albany High School

  • Kelly Bussard, principal at Oak Elementary for the last eight years, will be the new assistant principal at South Albany High School working with new principal John Hunter
  • Assistant Principal Richard Shaw will be assigned to another position within the district. 

Clover Ridge/Meadow Ridge Elementary

  • Elisa Stephens, principal for the former Clover Ridge Elementary, will be the new Lafayette Elementary principal.
  • Christy Gill will be principal at the new Meadow Ridge Elementary. Ms. Gill has worked in K-12 education for more than 29 years – all in the state of Oregon – most recently serving as the assistant principal at Prairie Mountain School in the Bethel School District since 2018. She worked in the Bethel School District since 2013, previously as the district’s Administrator for Student Achievement and as a Literacy Teacher on Special Assignment. Before moving into administrative roles, Ms. Gill was an elementary reading specialist and began her career as a teacher. Ms. Gill holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oregon and also completed an Initial Administrator Licensure program at the university in 2017.
  • Sue Turner will be the assistant principal at the new Meadow Ridge Elementary. Ms. Turner has been with Greater Albany Public Schools since 2015, serving as a kindergarten teacher at Oak Elementary. Prior to coming to Albany, she was a teacher in the North Clackamas School District for 17 years. Ms. Turner has degrees from Azusa Pacific (bachelor’s) and Lesley University (master’s), a teaching certificate from Point Loma Nazarene University, and earned an Initial Administrator licence from George Fox University in 2014. 

Oak Elementary

  • Kelly Bussard, principal at Oak Elementary for the last eight years, will be the new assistant principal at South Albany High School.
  • Shanda Brown will be the new principal at Oak Elementary. Ms. Brown has worked in the Salem-Keizer School District nonconsecutively since 2004, holding positions as an elementary literacy teacher, an ESOL teacher, an instructional coach, and most recently as a Title IA program assistant since 2016. She took a break from Salem-Keizer to work for the Oregon Department of Education from 2012 to 2016 as an education specialist focusing on school improvement for priority and focus schools. Ms. Brown earned degrees from Western Oregon University (bachelor’s) and Willamette University (master’s) and completed the Leadership 2000+ program at Portland State.

Lafayette Elementary

  • Principal Jodi Smith left the district to pursue a new opportunity in Arizona. 
  • Elisa Stephens, principal for the former Clover Ridge Elementary, will be the new Lafayette Elementary principal.

The search for the next Albany Options School principal is ongoing.


Spanish Translation

Las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany, anuncian los siguientes cambios administrativos y posiciones para el año escolar 2020-21. Estos cambios se suman a las asignaciones administrativas anunciadas el 1° de mayo.

Preparatoria South Albany High School

  • Kelly Bussard, directora de la primaria Oak Elementary por los últimos ocho años, ahora será la nueva Sub Directora de la preparatoria South Albany High School trabajo junto con el Director John Hunter.
  • Sub Director Richard Shaw será asignado a otra posición dentro del distrito.

Primarias Clover Ridge/Meadow Ridge Elementary

  • Elisa Stephens, directora de la antigua primaria Clover Ridge Elementary, será la nueva directora de la primaria Lafayette Elementary.
  • Christy Gill será directora de la nueva escuela primaria Meadow Ridge. La Sra. Gill ha trabajado en educación del Kínder al 12° grado durante más de 29 años, todos en el estado de Oregón, y recientemente se desempeñó como Sub Directora en la Escuela Prairie Mountain en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel desde 2018. Trabajó en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel desde 2013, anteriormente como Administrador del Distrito para el Logro Estudiantil y como Maestra de Alfabetización en Asignación Especial. Antes de pasar a funciones administrativas, la Sra. Gill era especialista en lectura de primaria y comenzó su carrera como maestra. La Sra. Gill tiene títulos de licenciatura y maestría de la Universidad de Oregon y también completó un programa de Licencia de Administrador Inicial en la universidad en 2017.
  • Sue Turner será la Sub Directora de la nueva escuela primaria Meadow Ridge. La Sra. Turner ha estado en las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany desde 2015, sirviendo como maestra de Kinder en Oak Elementary. Antes de venir a Albany, fue maestra en el Distrito Escolar North Clackamas durante 17 años. La Sra. Turner tiene títulos de Azusa Pacific (licenciatura) y la Universidad de Lesley (maestría), un certificado de enseñanza de la Universidad Nazarena de Point Loma, y obtuvo una licencia de Administrador Inicial de la Universidad de George Fox en 2014.

Oak Elementary

  • Kelly Bussard, directora de Oak Elementary durante los últimos ocho años, será la nueva Sub Directora de South Albany High School.
  • Shanda Brown será la nueva directora en Oak Elementary. La Sra. Brown ha trabajado en el Distrito Escolar de Salem-Keizer de manera no consecutiva desde 2004, ocupando cargos como maestra de alfabetización de primaria, maestra de ESOL, entrenadora de instrucción y, más recientemente, como asistente del programa Título IA desde 2016. Tomó un descanso de Salem –Keizer, para trabajar para el Departamento de Educación de Oregón de 2012 a 2016 como especialista en educación centrado en el mejoramiento escolar para escuelas prioritarias y enfocadas. La Sra. Brown obtuvo títulos de la Western Oregon University (licenciatura) y Willamette University (maestría) y completó el programa Liderazgo 2000+ en Portland State.

Lafayette Elementary

  • La directora Jodi Smith dejo el distrito para buscar una nueva oportunidad en Arizona.
  • Elisa Stephens, directora de la antigua escuela primaria Clover Ridge Elementary, será la nueva directora de la escuela primaria Lafayette Elementary.

La búsqueda del próximo director de la preparatoria alternativa Albany Options School está en curso.