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Reynolds plans Indigenous family night, Gresham-Barlow will host meeting on returning to school, more

PMG PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Gresham-Barlow School District will hold a virtual meeting about how the district is planning for when students can return to school buildings for their education.

Gresham-Barlow hosts meeting for return to school

The Gresham-Barlow School District is holding a virtual town hall to talk about the coronavirus health metrics and the district's planning for the eventual return to in-person learning. The presentation, in English and Spanish, will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. Register for a link to the open house at gresham.k12.or.us/Page/9274.

Reynolds holds Indigenous family night

Reynolds School District will hold a virtual Native American Family Night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. They plan for families to "come together" online, share a fun activity and provide input on what programming they would like to see at Reynolds for Indigenous students. Community partners will share information to support families. RSVP at signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aa9a822abfec34-reynolds.

Reynolds is among top 10 in homeless students

The Reynolds School District again made the top 10 list for the number of homeless students it serves, according to the 2019-20 Statewide Report Card released Friday, Nov. 20, by the Oregon Department of Education.

Reynolds had 609 homeless students last school year, or 5.6% of its student body. Beaverton School District had the highest number with 1,871 or 4.5% of its student body.

Many other districts, mostly small and rural, had much higher percentages of homeless students, however. In the tiny Falls City District west of Salem, nearly a quarter of the students, or 23.2%, were homeless, but that amounted to only 44 students.

Falls City was followed by Prospect schools, west of Crater Lake, with 46 homeless students or 21.6% of its student body.


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