School Supply List

The 2016-17 Supply List is now available! (PDF)

Students Compete at NHD Finals

Big congratulations to Caiden Marks and Bethany Newtson who placed 6th in the nation at the National History Day competition this week at the University of Maryland with their entry - "The Historic Columbia River Highway: An Engineering Marvel Opens Exploration Through the Columbia River Gorge." They were also awarded the Outstanding Entry for the State of Oregon! Congratulations to other national competitors Mecaila Espey, Jake Sprenger, Ashton Marks, and Macey Tullis.


Community Weight Room Summer Hours

Community Weight Room Access Policy

The Helix School District appreciates the community support displayed when local patrons were asked to vote on GO Bonds in 2008 and 2012.  The success of both of these bonds being passed, has allowed the District to complete several construction projects. One main project was the addition of a gymnasium and weight room. The District would like to provide public access to the weight room, on a limited basis.  The following are the policy guidelines to allow public access:

  • Weight room will be open 5:00AM – 3:00PM, Monday - Thursday.  One of our custodians will unlock the weight room at 5:00AM, and the other custodian will close down the weight room and secure the building at 3:00PM.

  • A surveillance system is currently in place and will be used to monitor activity or review premises, in the event that damage has occurred in the weight room.

  • All must sign in and out, each time they use the facility.  Sign in sheet will be located on a table in the weight room.  Prior to using the weight room for the first time, a person must report to the Helix School District Office to sign a Liability Waiver/Assumption of Risk form. Failure to have a signed waiver form on record in the Helix School District Office, when using the weight room, may result in a Trespass charge being filed with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department.

2016 Crystal Apple Winners

Helix School District is proud to announce our Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016: Don Rydrych and Victoria Fox! The winners were recognized in a ceremony in Pendleton. Please join us in congratulating these great Helix School District employees!

Don Rydrych has been a Reading Buddies volunteer at Helix Elementary School for 10 years. Don and his late wife, Bernie, were some of the original elementary Reading Buddies. A longtime Helix resident and active community member, Don previously served on the school board. His positive attitude and willingness without hesitation to share his free time reading with students contribute to the success of the program and make him a wonderful choice for a Crystal Apple award.

Victoria Fox has worked in the district for four years and is a kindergarten teacher at Helix Elementary School. Victoria’s enthusiasm for teaching and her uncanny ability to motivate her students with her caring manner make her an outstanding educator. When concerns or issues arise, she is always willing to work with her team of colleagues to resolve the problem. The positive learning environment Victoria creates makes her students “eager to get to her classroom in the morning to begin their day.”

OSAA Required Physical Form


Students in grades 6-12 must have a physical examination performed by a physician every other year prior to practice and competition in athletics.