Linda Vickrey Linda Vickrey
(541) 267-1340
Address: 333 S. 10th
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-1340
Fax: (541) 267-7109
Grades: K – 3rd
School Hours: 7:50am – 2:32pm
Friday 7:50 – 11:30am
Office Hours: 7:00am – 3:30pm

Parent Information

Oregon State, District and School Report Cards

Registration Information 2014-15

Student Calendar 2014-15

Student Calendar Spanish

Supply List K-7

Dress Code


K Parent Handbook

K Parent Handbook Spanish

Student Handbook

Student Handbook Spanish

Computer Lab

Quick Links


Enchanted Learning

Toy Theater

SITE Council

Parent Guide to the Common Core State Standards

Bridges in Mathematics

Math Websites

Notification of School Closure or Other Emergencies

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 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

Facebook – The announcement is posted on Facebook at Bay School District

Welcome to Blossom Gulch Elementary!

Blossom Gulch ElementaryBlossom 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.

Principal’s Message

Hello Blossom Gulch Families,

We are so thankful to the wonderful families at Blossom Gulch for taking time to attend Teacher-Parent Conferences last week.  Our children benefit by the strong connection we have.  The staff at Blossom Gulch joins me in thanking you for the continued support you provide to students each day by getting them to school on time and providing them with the good rest they need to be ready to learn each day.  We are looking forward to the final few months of school as your child continues to learn and prepares for their next grade level.

Parent Surveys – If you have not completed a Parent Survey, I hope you will take a few minutes to do so.  Our Surveys are posted on the Blossom Gulch webpage.  We read every survey and your input and comments are greatly appreciated, as we are always looking for ways to improve.  If you already completed a Parent Survey, THANKS!

After School Pick-up – After careful consideration, we have decided to make the following changes regarding changes to our after school routines.  We respectfully request that early pick-ups must be done before 2:00 (M-TH) and 11:00 (Fri).  The large volume of parents arriving and calls coming in between 2:00 and 2:30 is creating a safety concern and disrupting student learning.  We deliver transportation changes to classrooms at 2:00 (M-TH) and 11:00 (Fri).  For this reason we will no longer take phone calls regarding transportation changes after 2:00 (M-TH) and 11:00 (Fri).  We ask that you make your plans earlier in the day so we have adequate time to deliver messages without disrupting class.

Best wishes,

Linda Vickrey


Calendar of Events

3  No School  In Service Day
 7, 8, 9  Parent/Teacher Conferences
14  Kindergarten Registration 4-6 pm
24  School Carnival 5:30-8:00 pm
4-7  TV Turn off Week


Title 1 Surveys

Blossom Gulch Student Survey

Blossom Gulch Parent Survey

Blossom Gulch Staff Survey


On Monday, April 27, Coos Bay Public Schools invite parents and community members to join them for the Regional Smarter Balance Parent Night. This region-wide event will be an introduction and round table discussion about the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) student tests and how they differ from our old tests.

Last month, students in Oregon started taking the new Smarter Balance assessment. This marked a huge milestone in a multi-year process that began with Oregon’s adoption of the Common Core back in 2010. The new test mirrors the rich instruction going on in Oregon classrooms with questions that ask our students to explain, describe, analyze, and reflect. It is, without a doubt, a better test than our previous fill-in-the-bubble assessment and will provide us with valuable information about what students know and can do. This feedback on student learning will help us to identify gaps as early as third grade, adjust instruction as needed, measure the growth in student learning over time, and target efforts and resources to where they are needed most. – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton

You’re welcome to join us in this discussion. The meeting will be held at Milner Crest April 27th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. It’s located at 1255 Hemlock Ave. in Coos Bay, off N 10th St. above Mingus Park. Please call Chad Putman, Director of Teaching and Learning at 541-267-1319 or for more information.

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 for updates. If you have any questions, ask your school’s principal.

Bunker Hill Zone Area Mapclick 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.

Civil War Connections

Students, families, and community members are invited to participate in “Civil War Connections: 150 Years in 150 Minutes” on May 1, 2015, a Community Learning Night at the Marshfield High School campus. Evening events will introduce attendees to the culture of Civil War America. A complimentary Civil War-era meal will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MHS cafeteria. Participants will “enlist” in the MHS Gym’s foyer and receive an informational packet. Activity stations – including communicating with signal flags, using codes, writing with quill pens, and games and pastimes of the era – will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the MHS Gym and Pirate Hall. This event corresponds with the culmination of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015) and is a prelude to the May 30, 2015, rededication of the 1915 Sailor-Soldier Monument in the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.

CWC poster

Coos Bay School District Facebook Account

facebook 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.
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