7th - 12th Grade Parents, For information about 1st Quarter grades, please go to the Helix School webpage, click on Helpful Links, 1st Quarter Grades. Call the office or talk with your student’s teacher, if you have any questions. Thanks, Darrick Cope
Parents, Good morning. Following the Limited In-person guidelines, it appears that the Helix SD has the capacity to allow the 4th & 5th grade to attend in-person, a couple of days per week. Please contact your student’s teacher or the office for more info. Thanks, Darrick Cope
Dear Parent(s) of Seniors or graduates, As a current senior or recent graduate, it is time to complete the FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year. FAFSAs can be completed at www.fafsa.gov. By submitting it prior to December 1st, you will maximize the financial aid eligibility.
Parents, The 6th - 12th grade teachers will have a Character Strong training Tuesday, Oct 20th. Students in those grades will not be involved in Zoom classes with their teachers, on that day. However, students in grades K-5th, will follow their normal class routine. Thanks, Darrick Cope
Registration Open for AWS Girls' Tech Day Amazon Web Services Girls’ Tech Day is going virtual this year! We hope that you will encourage your students to join us on a magical and adventurous journey to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and more! This complimentary event will inspire and motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop and pursue their interests in technology. Girls’ Tech Day includes: Speaker Sessions – Learn about the experiences of students and women in technology. Interactive Coding Sessions – Compose a melody, code virtual models to walk a runway, program an online robot, or build avatars using artificial intelligence. Fun with STEAM – Create magic with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics), download the Girls’ Tech Day playlist, and much more. Activities are designed so that students can go at their own pace, and join the event as many times as they like between November 14 – 28. Our program also supports teachers and staff who want to participate with their classes, girls’ tech groups and clubs. If this sounds exciting, we ask that you share this information with your faculty, staff, parents and students. Only parents, guardians and teachers may register participants under the age of 18. All activities require an electronic device like a computer or mobile phone with Internet connection. Registration is now open, and simple. If you would like to learn more about Girls’ Tech Day, or register, click here http://www.cvent.com/events/aws-girls-tech-day/event-summary-bd517818d92949a99198c428f7b8a8bf.aspx , or contact me at email@example.com. Donna E. Oldham, APR (she/her/hers) Amazon Web Services Community Engagement Manager – Americas
There will be a parent meeting on Thurs., Sept. 24th at 7:00pm in the Helix main gym for all high school students interested in doing sports for the 2020/21 school year.
Just a reminder that Mon., Aug. 31 - Wed., Sept. 2 will be Orientation and materials pick up at the Helix School District. You should have been contacted and given a day and time to meet with your student’s teacher. If you have not been contacted, please call the office on Monday. Also, please bring a backpack, wagon, wheel-barrow, etc., to haul home your student’s materials. Thanks, Darrick Cope
Good afternoon. Just to reassure those wondering, out-of-district students who are currently enrolled and their preschool siblings are exempt from the regional moratorium on transfers. Thanks, Darrick Cope
Parents Reminder, Mandatory Registration Tues., Aug. 18 & Wed., Aug. 19, 7am-3pm. Helix will conduct Orientation on Mon., Aug. 31-Wed. - Sept. 2. Orientation will give parents and students a chance to meet with their teachers. More info will be give out at registration. Thanks, Darrick Cope
HELIX MANDATORY REGISTRATION If your last name begins with A-L Tuesday, August 18 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm If your last name begins with M-Z Wednesday, August 19 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Contact the district office, if you are not able to make it on the these dates/times to register. We will do our best to work with your schedule and set up an appointment. Please remember to bring your updated vaccination records. Face coverings are required by the state. If you are not wearing a face covering, we will assume you have a medical condition and can’t wear one. Thanks, DC
Good evening. The mandatory registration scheduled for Aug 11th and 12th has been rescheduled for Tues., Aug 18 and Wed., Aug 19. This change was initiated due to the final ODE, OHA and Gov Brown school update which will occur on Aug 11th. That will give the District time to implement any changes prior to registration. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks, Darrick Cope
It is with a heavy heart and a high level of frustration that I send this message. In a press conference today, Gov Brown and OHA reported on a COVID health metrics they have been using to assist them in determining whether or not schools can resume in-person instruction for the start of the 2020 school year. At this time, most schools in Oregon will not be allowed in-person instruction to start the school year. All school districts will be required to offer only Comprehensive Distance Learning instruction. Hopefully, as the health metrics change in Umatilla County and the cases per 100,000 decrease, the Helix School District will be allowed to return to in-person instruction. Thanks, Darrick Cope
Good evening. Just so everyone is aware, the plan is to have onsite classes in the Helix SD starting Monday, August 31, Monday-Friday, 8:23am-3:19pm. I am preparing an Operational Blueprint for Reentry that makes a few adjustments and provides for the required social distancing guidelines. More info will be provided as the plan develops. Contact me with questions or concerns. Thanks, Darrick Cope, Superintendent
Don't forget that Thursday, Sept. 5th is Grandparent lunch in the Helix School District. All grandparents are invited to have a FREE lunch with their grandchildren and visit their classrooms afterward. Students K-4th grade go to lunch at 11:05am, 5th-8th grade at 12:00pm and HS at 12:08pm. Hope to see you there!
Don’t forget the mandatory registration on Tuesday, August 13th from 7:00AM to 6:00PM and Wednesday, August 14th from 8:00AM to 12:00PM. Also, Dr. Earl will be offering free sports physicals from 9-11am on Tuesday, Aug. 13th. Call the Helix office 457-2175 if you have questions.
Junior Class BBQ Hamburger Feed at 5:00-6:30pm, tonight. Feed the family before you go to the Spring Concert at 7:00pm.
Friday, May 3rd is an early dismissal, 12:23PM. The Class of 2020 will be hosting a BBQ Hamburger fundraiser in the Helix School cafeteria on Tuesday, May 7th, from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. This event will be in conjunction with the Spring Concert.
Just a reminder, there will be an 8th grade parent meeting at 5:30pm and a Junior parent meeting at 6:00pm tonight in Mrs. Deruwe's classroom. Call the office at (541) 457-2175 to RSVP or if you have questions. Pizza, cookies and a beverage will be served.
Friday, March 22nd is an early dismissal at 12:23 PM. Spring break will be March 25th – 29th. Parent teacher conferences are Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th. Sophomores will have a Baked Potato Feed on Thursday, April 4th.
Thursday, March 7th, ~ Two hour late start for the Helix SD. Thanks, Darrick
Just a reminder, Friday, Feb. 1st is a teacher inservice day and an early dismissal. Students will be excused at 12:23 PM.
Griswold High School Basketball; Friday, Feb. 1 @ Nixyaawii--varsity only--6:00 PM girls, 7:30 PM boys; Saturday, Feb. 2 @ Cove--(possible 2:30 PM start with 1/2 JV girls) varsity girls at 4:00 PM, boys at 5:30 PM
Just a reminder, Friday, Jan 11th is the end of 2nd quarter and an early dismissal day. Students will be excused at 12:23 PM.
To check your 6th - 12th grade student's academic progress, login into the following website: https://sm.helix.k12.or.us/FamilyLink/Login.aspx?timeout=true
For an OSAA Physical Form, you can click on the following link: http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/PhysicalExamination-2017.pdf
For an OSAA Physical Form, click on Menu (top of page) and then Parent Resources. You will find a .pdf form in the Athletics folder.
Students, parents, staff and community members are encouraged to use SafeOregon, a statewide tip line for reporting student safety threats. The website is www.safeoregon.com.