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P.O. Box 668
201 Mountain View Drive
Gilchrist , OR 97737
Phone: 541-433-2295
Fax: 541-433-2688
Contact: Steve Prock
Email: procks@kcsd.k12.or. . .
Hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm

Gilchrist School Newsletter

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Principal's Corner

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

           Students at Gilchrist School will be participating in various activities throughout the month of October to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying and cyberbullying. On Monday, October 2nd, students K-12 participated in a worldwide campaign effort called “Stomp Out Bullying”. The first Monday of October is designated around the world as a “Blue Out”. Students were all given “Stomp Out Bullying “t-shirts for their participation in the event. A peer mentoring program was held in conjunction to the blue out. A lunch buddy program designed to pair high school students with the elementary students was held where students signed pledges promising to take a stand against bullying.

            On Friday, October 6th, students 7-12 participated in a Point Break workshop designed for students to not only hear about, but participate in experiences to discuss tolerance, understanding, respect, and reconciliation. There will be other events throughout the month and school year in which students will be given the opportunity to discuss ways where they can be proactive in stopping bullying and cyberbullying.

Steve Prock, Principal


Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 18th & 19th

        Gilchrist Jr/Sr High School will be hosting parent/teacher conferences on October 18th & 19th, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm both days. Teachers will be available in their classrooms both evenings to discuss student progress for the first 6 week grading period. Mr. Prock will be available to review transcripts and provide family’s information to the online parent/student viewer to access and monitor student attendance and grades. Please plan on attending!



            Thank you to all the families who have called in, or written notes to let us know that their child will be missing, or has been out absent from school. Calling in helps our office tremendously. Oregon attendance law states there are four reasons a student may be excused from school: 1) student illness 2) serious illness of a student’s immediate family member 3) extreme emergency 4) Principal has pre-approved the absence when satisfactory arrangements are made in advance of the absence. Let’s aim to “Strive for Five”, meaning to set a goal to be absent no more than five times in a school year. We want to partner with you to make on time school attendance a healthy habit for your student.


            Gilchrist School implements the Standard Response Protocol in its school safety plan for critical incident response. The SRP is a classroom response enhancement for critical incidents, designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders. The SRP is simple. It’s based on four actions. Each action is followed by a directive.

“LOCKOUT” – “Secure the perimeter”. When the threat is outside the building. It’s used to safeguard the occupants in the building.
“LOCKDOWN” – “Locks, Lights, Out of Sight” – When a threat is inside of the building. It’s used to secure individual rooms and keep occupants quiet and in place.
“EVACUATE” – Followed by a location – Used to move people from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
“SHELTER” – Followed by hazard and safety strategy – Used for group and self-protection. Gilchrist students and staff will conduct trainings throughout the school year using the Standard Response Protocol.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact the school.


Monday, October 2th – Blue Out Day – “Stomp Out Bullying”
Thursday, October 5th – College Fair @ Redmond HS
Friday, October 6th – Point Break Assembly
Tuesday, October 10th – VB (H) vs Prospect/North Lake 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 11th - PSAT/ASVAB Testing
Booster Club Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 12th - KCSD Give Back Day/Pep Assembly
Friday, October 13th - Grade Prep Day – No School for students
                                   VB (H) vs Chiloquin 2:00 pm, FB (H) vs Chiloquin 4:00 pm
                                  Fall Festival Dance 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday, October 17th - VB (H) – MVL Play-in game - TBA
Wednesday, October 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday, October 19th - No School for students – Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00pm
Friday, October 20th - No School for students – Conference make-up day
                                      FB (H) vs North Lake - 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 21st - VB @ MVL District Tournament @Chiloquin TBA



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