|Address:||333 S. 10th
Coos Bay, OR 97420
|Grades:||K – 3rd|
|School Hours:||7:50am – 2:32pm|
|Friday 7:50 – 11:30am|
|Office Hours:||7:00am – 3:30pm|
Registration Information 2014-15
Student Calendar 2014-15
Student Calendar Spanish
Supply List K-7
K Parent Handbook Spanish
Student Handbook Spanish
Bridges in Mathematics
Below is the order in which Coos Bay Schools will notify parents, staff and the community in case of school closure or other emergency.
Auto Caller – Parents/guardians of students and staff receive a phone call or email with the message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Your school’s office will be happy to assist you. A recording of the message will also be available at 541-267-6149.
Flash Alert – Emails and/or texts of the message are sent to subscribers. Go to http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1374 for more information on how to subscribe.
Media Outlets – The media (TV, radio, newspaper) is notified via Flash Alert. They also receive a separate email from the district office.
Webpage – The announcement is posted on the district’s webpage at www.cbd9.net
Facebook – The announcement is posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Coos Bay School District
Welcome to Blossom Gulch Elementary!
Blossom Gulch is a community school for approximately 400 kindergarten through 3rd grade students this year. Our motto is “Children First” and we are proud of our students’ academic achievement as well as the quality education we provide in a caring environment. We will continue to make the academic and social success of all students our primary focus.
We have a school wide Title I program that provides reading, writing and math instruction as well as counseling services and parent outreach activities. We have an active Booster Club/PTA whose fundraising provides enrichment activities, field trips and technology for all of our students. Look in our calendar of events for these activities!
Blossom Gulch has many excellent educational programs for students. These include:
- Title I Reading and Math
- Resource Room, Indian Education, Speech
- SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
- ESD Adaptive Lifeskills Program
- ELL English Language Learner’s Program
- ESD RPATS program
- Parent Outreach Program
- Southwestern Oregon Community College Cadets
- Marshfield High School Student Cadets
- Enrichment Assemblies
- Active Parent Teacher Association
- Accelerated Reader Program
- Healthy Kids Learn Better Project
- Positive Behavior Support
- Second Step Curriculum
Our school is located near Marshfield High School and is surrounded almost entirely by beautiful forest (see our Nature Trail Page).
Click here for a map and driving directions.
Hello Blossom Gulch Families,
I have to admit I’m glad the mild temperatures and sun have returned to the Oregon coast! I’m continually amazed how tired I am of the rain after only a couple of days.
Our behavior focus this month is on Kindness. I am also reminded how important it is to be mindful of our emotions and the effect they have on our relationships. Our emotions have many variations: joy, contentment, serenity, frustration, sadness, sorrow, guilt, etc. If we break them down into their simplest elements, there are really only two important categories: one sends positive messages and the others send negative messages. Being mindful of our emotions helps us realize that they are also affected by our thoughts, our self-talk, and many are prompted by our senses. For example, hearing a compliment prompts a good feeling; seeing someone smile at you prompts a nice feeling.
Our actions speak volumes about who we are as people and a community. We all need to teach our children the power of being kind and friendly. There is great power in showing random acts of kindness to everyone. I hope all of us this month will take a few minutes to remember to smile, pay someone a compliment and show kindness to everyone.
Take care and best wishes to everyone,
Calendar of Events
|2||Character Dress up Day|
|3||No School In Service Day|
|7, 8, 9||Parent/Teacher Conferences|
Kindergarten Registration begins at Coos Bay Schools April 14th & 16th
Kindergarten Registration for Coos Bay Public Schools 2015-2016 school year kicks off with Kindergarten Round-Up Night on the following nights:
Tuesday, April 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Blossom Gulch
Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Madison Elementary Schools.
Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Learning kits will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students.
This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2015. Parents are required to bring legal proof of birthdate and an updated immunization record to the pre-registration. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc.
If a parent is unsure of the school their child will be attending, they are encouraged to review the Attendance Areas map at the following link:
Bunker Hill parents, please go to Blossom Gulch for the Round-Up night. Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after April 16th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.
For more information, go to www.cbd9.net – Kindergarten Registration or contact the schools between the hours of 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM.
Blossom Gulch Elementary School – 541-267-1340. Located at 333 S 10th St. in downtown Coos Bay
Madison Elementary School – 541-888-1218. Located at 400 Madison St. in Empire
Bunker Hill Elementary Update
Coos Bay School District is pleased to be re-opening Bunker Hill Elementary School. There are going to be a lot of exciting activities coming up and we’ll use the school’s website to update new-to-the-school staff, parents and community. Check their website at www.bunker.cbd9.net for updates. If you have any questions, ask your school’s principal.
Bunker Hill Zone Area Map – click here
The map shows the school attendance zones for the K-3rd grade students. Parents, find your street address on the map and it will show you the attendance zone for which school your child will be attending.
Intra-District Transfer Form (transfer between schools) – click here
The district understands there may be circumstances where you wish for your child to attend a school outside of your attendance zone. Click on the link for the Intra-district Transfer Form to request that. (If you don’t have access to a computer, you can get the form from the school office.) Please fill out the form and turn it in to the school office by April 1st.
The April 1st deadline is important. This will allow the district time to consider class sizes, purchases, etc. and make necessary adjustments before the school year starts. You will know the results of your request before school is out in June. If circumstances change after that, please update your school office or the district office.
The Principal position has been posted and interviews are coming up shortly. There will be opportunities to meet the principal and staff in the coming months.
The following teachers have been selected to be a part of the Bunker Hill teaching team:
Kindergarten: Mary-Margaret Stockert & Laura Gieselman
1st Grade – Misty Howerton & Lisa Harnden
2nd Grade – Dayna Inskeep & Hope Huntley
3rd Grade – Terri Kinnaird and Ann Marineau .
Additional staff will be announced as they are selected.
School Attendance Zones
Each home belongs to a school attendance zone based on their address. Sometimes there are circumstances where parents wish their child to attend a school in a different zone.
For 2015-16 school year, Coos Bay School District is asking parents/guardians who wish their student to attend a school in a different zone to please fill out the Intra-District transfer form by April 1st.
Usually the deadline is in August, before school starts. This year, the district needs the information sooner. Having it will allow the district to plan for class sizes, curriculum, etc. before the school year begins.
Click here for the form or pick up a copy at the school office.
It’s important to turn in the form by April 1st. We appreciate your help in meeting this deadline.
Coos Bay School District Facebook Account
|Coos Bay School District is pleased to announce that a Facebook account has been created for the district to share school events and activities with parents, students and community members.
“Like us on Facebook” at: www.facebook.com/CoosBaySchoolDistrict