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,

As we close the 2014-15 school year, I wish to reflect on the school year. It was suggested by a number of parents that if there were adults moving up and down the sidewalk and opening car doors they would be willing to let their children out of their cars … and this might help move traffic along. I think it’s worked pretty well. I have truly enjoyed being part of the Blossom Gulch Valet Service and would like to share some of the things I’ve learned opening car doors:

There’s no better way to start the day than saying “Good Morning” and “Have a great day” to students and families. We saw so many wonderful smiles every single day! It provided us with a positive way to start each and every day.

Car exhaust stinks! There’s no other way to put it. On those foggy, cold winter mornings I sometimes wondered what I was doing out here smelling all those fumes. But the smiles were still there and it really didn’t seem all that bad.

There are so many different door handles. Most of them are just regular, ordinary door handles that have been around for a long time. But then some car manufacturers decided to put them at an angle and some even blend into the car so well that initially they are difficult to see.

As a driver I like my dark, tinted windows. However, that’s not true when I’m trying to decide which car door to open. With time this got easier as I became familiar with everyone’s vehicle.

There is such a tremendous bond between parents and children. What better way to start your day than hearing everyone say “I Love You”. These 3 words set the tone for the day – and everyone needs to know they are loved.

Mrs. Saveland is wonderful! She has so much enthusiasm and it was so much fun working with her every day. Can I say that again … Mrs. Saveland is wonderful!

We have a huge responsibility each day as parents relinquish their children to us. We take our job very seriously. Children are your most precious gifts – and it is our job to keep them safe, teach them lots of really cool and important things, and have fun.

I LOVE my job! There’s no better way to start the day than getting a smile from a child, saying good morning and have a great day to students and families. It’s been a great opportunity for me to get to know so many wonderful people.

Thank you to everyone for making this year very special!

Best wishes for a wonderful summer – and we’ll see you again in September.

Linda Vickrey


Calendar of Events


 Bowling 3rd grade 
 Kindergarten Swimming
 Bowling 2nd grade 
 Mudflats Field Trip Logan & Kinnaird
 MARE Field Trip to Tidepools 1st grade
 Mudflats Field Trip Delgado & Davidson
 Donuts for Dad 7:00-7:45 AM
 Bowling Stone & George
 Bowling Stewart & Ainsworth
 Volunteer Appreciation Assembly 7:50 AM
 Field Day 8:40-10:40 Kindergarten & 1st grade; 9:40-11:20 2nd & 3rd grade  Swimming: 1 PM 3rd Grade
 Last day of school dismissal at 11:30 
 Swimming: 9:30 Ward & Connick


Free Summer Lunch Program

We are very excited to announce that in addition to our traditional free summer lunch program serving those 18 and younger at Blossom Gulch, Madison and Millicoma Schools, Coos Bay Public Schools will be delivering free lunches to several locations this summer, per the schedule linked below.

Free lunches will be offered beginning June 22nd through August 21st. An volunteer will be driving the school district van and distributing and documenting the meals with other volunteer help. Please contact Elisa at 541-267-1479 if you need additional information.

Summer Lunch Menu 2015

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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