Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Robert Gray Middle School

Preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century

5505 SW 23rd Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 916-5676 | Fax: (503) 916-2629

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!
Nutrition Services provides delicious, high quality, nutrient-rich meals to support learning.

Join the PTA

It's never too late to join the awesome RGMS PTA! Click HERE.

PTA Barbeque & Open House

Please bring your family and join us for the Robert Gray:

PTA BARBEQUE

Monday, September 22, 2014

5:00-6:15 PM

$7 Donation per person suggested

Amazing spread of food!

Volunteers Needed: http:////vols.pt/fgkgXW

RGMS OPEN HOUSE

6:15-6:30 PM, Principal’s Adddress, Cafeteria

6:30-8:00 PM, Visit your students’ classes

Parent Volunteer Survey

Please fill out this Survey Monkey to tell our wonderful PTA volunteer coordinator, Claire Cowan, your interests.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHMNVCN

How to Get Help

Whom to Call: See this chart to know how to get help directly.

ACADEMICS: There are many ways to help your child keep up with school and homework.

  • Week at a Glance: Many teachers post their weekly or monthly calendars on the RGMS website.
  • ParentVue & Student Vue: Students' grades are posted on Synergy and can be seen by using ParentVue and StudentVue. Please keep in mind that when using an online grading system, it may take a while for you to see the grades.
  • Daily Planner: Each student has a daily planner which has calendar spaces for all assignments. In addition, the Bookmark pages are used to track daily reading at home.
  • Binder or Accordion File: Helping students sort and organize their binders or accordion file is invaluable. Please help them recycle papers not needed, locate homework, and organize work to be turned in (then check that it did get turned in.)
  • Locker: Feel free to check in at the main office and then go to your child's locker with him or her to look for missing work. If a locker change is needed, contact Mrs. Madison, principal. Changing locker location or partner can help.
  • Texting & Timers: Teach your student to set the timer on their phone to remind them to show up for things like test retakes at lunch. Texting them with reminders can help, too.
  • Online Textbooks: The science textbooks are online and easy to use at home. See the teachers' webpages for information.
  • Contact the Teacher: Emails addresses are located on the RGMS website. Phone contact is through the main office, 503-916-5676. Going directly to the source is often the best route.

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL: We are here to help young people grow!

  • Talk to Your Child: Make time each day to talk to your child about things going well and problems they may experience.
  • Learn about Young Adolescence: This fascinating and perplexing stage of life has been researched and there are many excellent publications out there that can help you understand and accept your child's struggles.
  • Interact with Peers: Keeping your child busy can help them make friends and mature well. RGMS has an excellent SUN Community School with numerous extended-day activities.
  • Exercise: Vigorous physical activity and time spent outside are super helpful for teens.
  • Get Counseling: Our school guidance counselor, Ms. Hyde, and our assistant principal, Mr. Jeans, are excellent sources for seeking help at school.

School Choice

SCHOOL CHOICE: The transfer window has closed. Only hardship transfers can be considered now. Contact the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Office at 503-916-3205 for more information.

for generaly information, Check out our What Parents & Students Want to Know About RGMS flyer. It has lots of frequently asked questions and information for parents and students.

Our RGMS Course Information flyer has specific information about core and elective classes.

RGMS Sponsors

The Robert Gray Foundation would like to give huge thanks to our sponsors in the drive to raise funds for our programs.

Calendars

RGMS Calendar (all dates & times subject to change)

PPS Calendar

PTA

RGMS PTA now has a page on this site. Check it out!

Lunch Money

Depost online at mylunchmoney.com.

Send cash or check to the RGMS kitchen before meal time.

Complete the application for free/reduced lunch by October 14.

PPS News

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 

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Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  

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PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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