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

Thursday, Friday no school

Nov. 26-27: No school in recognition of holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Robert Gray Theater

"The Fearsome Pirate Frank"

Fall Play: Performance, RGMS Staff Preview Thursday 12/3/2015 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fall Play: Performance, Opening Night Friday 12/4/2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Fall Play: Performance, First Weekend Saturday 12/5/2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Fall Play: Performance, Second Weekend Friday 12/11/2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Fall Play: Performance, Second Weekend Saturday 12/12/2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Fall Play: Performance, Closing Show Sunday 12/13/2015 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

TICKETS: To reserve the best seats in the house complete the Premium Ticket Form. All reserved tickets are $15 each.  The completed form and payment must be received by December 2nd in order to secure your seats.  Forms can be turned into the drama box in the office.  Please make checks payable to RGMS PTA. General Admission tickets will be on sale at the door each evening.  General Admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Come watch a great show and support RGMS theater!

Contact Jules Moorhouse, Artistic Director, for more information.


Book Sale



·         Lunch recycling program support

·         We also need a leader for our famous Multicultural Fair, the biggest event of the school year held each Spring.  An awesome way to really become a part of and make a difference in the RGMS community.


Please go to - http://vols.pt/BQrN47 to find out more about these opportunities or sign up! Send it to the grandparents, get them signed up, too J   

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!

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.



RGMS Calendar 2015-16

PPS Calendar 2015-16

All dates and times subject to change.  

Google Calendar coming soon. 

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School Messenger

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

Join the RGMS PTA online using this link.

Join the RGMS PTA by downloading this form.

Scrip Order Form

RGMS Video News & Announcements

The RGMS video editing students invite you to watch their video news and other entries at this link.



Sometimes people just don’t get along. That is not always bullying. Bullying and harassment are: unfair, one-sided, repeated, there is a power imbalance and someone is threatening or intimidating another person, and the victim has told the harasser to stop and it continues. If you are wondering if what you experienced is bullying- click here for more guidance: bekind.pps.net and then please make a report using this button.

For other student interactions of concern, please download and use this INCIDENT REPORT FORM to make a report.


RGMS welcomes volunteers! Please be sure to fill out and submit the Criminal History Background form before volunteering in any capacity, including field trips. The form can be filled out at THIS LINK.

Lunch Money & Menu

Depost online at myschoolbucks.com.

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

Complete the application for free/reduced lunch.

Download the RGMS lunch menu.

PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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