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

Fall Conferences


Wednesday, October 29 & Thursday, October 30

No School October 29-31

  • 8:30 AM - Noon

  • 1:15 - 4:00 PM

  • 5:00 - 7:45 PM

Conferences are held “Arena Style”. This means teachers will be clustered in central locations (cafeteria, library, upper hall rooms). If you haven't signed up, most teachers still have slots and their sign up sheets will be available starting at 8:30 AM on Wednesday. Online sign-up is now closed.

Tips for Effective Conferences: From PPS and from the National Association of Elementary School Principals

 Please have your student run Synergy StudentVue and show you their grades before attending conferences. All RGMS students are expected to be able to do this. Thanks!

ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOK SALE at CONFERENCES: See the info on this page. Come shop while you are waiting for conferences!


Book Sale

PIL Athletics

Middle School Winter Sports


Girls' Basketball

·         You can register online and get contact information at wilsonyouthbasketball.com

·         Practices will be held at Jackson Middle School

·         Download the general information flyer here and the pre-season meeting flyer here


Youth Wrestling

·         Starts November 11 and goes through early February

·         Open to boys and girls in grades 1-8

·         Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:15 in the Wilson Wrestling Room on the bottom floor directly below the basketball gym.

·         There will be a wrestling demonstration in the Wilson Wrestling Room Tuesday, October 28 at 7 PM, followed by a brief parent meeting

·         Download the information flyer here

Fred Meyer Rewards for Music

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the RGMS Music Department at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Search for us by name or our non-profit number 89230. Then, every time you use your card, RGMS music earns a donation. It doesn't affect your other Fred Meyer Rewards Card benefits and we make money!

Run for Gray

What a great RUN! Please turn in pledge sheets and donations before October 15. Prize drawings will be held on October 6, 7, and 8. The final class prize will be drawn on October 15. Thanks so much for all of your support!

Join the PTA

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

Parent Volunteer Survey

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


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.


All dates and times subject to change.

RGMS Calendar in Excel

RGMS Calendar in Google

PPS Calendar


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

Lunch Money & Menu

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.

Download the RGMS lunch menu.

PPS News

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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