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Gladbrook Reinbeck school registration and mandatory annual notifications

July 9, 2017
Reinbeck Courier


Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School parents will receive "mail-in" registration information via the US Postal Service around July 25, 2017. This packet will include information and all the mandatory forms to register school-aged children. For the 2017-2017 school year, parents may register online, by mail, or in person during the "Walk-In" registration day.

Ways to Register:

(1) Mail In: Simply download, print and complete all the applicable forms and mail in along with a check, or pay on-line. All the forms are available on the G-R website at You will see the link for registration materials displayed prominently on the front page. If you do not have access to the website please call 319-345-2712, or stop by the district office and we will mail you a packet of the applicable materials.

(2) In Person: Stop in one of the attendance center offices on August 9, 2017. Bring completed forms or packets will be available to complete, if needed.

(3) Online: In an effort to simplify the registration of your child/children for the 2017-2018 school year, G-R is offering online registration through your JMC parent access. Just go to the G-R website at Click the "JMC Access" button under the "QuickLinks" column, log in to your JMC parent account and follow the registration instructions.

The process of updating contact and demographic information, as well as allow permission for internet, field trip, medications, etc. can all be done electronically within the JMC system to eliminate completing multiple paper forms.

You may be directed to a few forms that the school will require parents to print off, sign and return to the school prior to the registration deadline. These forms could include documents such as the free/reduced lunch forms (optional), laptop use forms (required for use) which you can email (to:, mail or return to the school in person.

Parents taking advantage of the on-line and mail-in registration are asked to submit their materials prior to August 9, 2017. Walk-in registration will be held at each campus on August 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Families wishing to apply for free and reduced lunches are asked to have the application to the G-R Business Office at 600 Blackhawk St., Reinbeck, Iowa 50669, prior to registering August 9th. Registrations received after August 9th will be assessed a processing fee.

The on-line payment processing firm, PaySchools, is available to parents who wish to pay their fees electronically. The district is encouraging on-line and mail-in registration in order to alleviate congestion during walk-in registration.

Families new to the Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district are asked to call the school's business office at (319) 345-2712 so registration information can be mailed to them.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary and the G-R Junior High-High School buildings will be hosting open house from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please take this opportunity to stop in and meet your child(ren)'s teacher(s), walk through their schedule, etc. This is a great time for parents and teachers to begin building a positive relationship for the year.

Ninth grade High School transition meeting will be held at the beginning of the JH-HS open house night on August 22, 2017. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. in the JH-HS Auditorium.

New student orientation and 5th - 12th Grade 1:1 Computer roll out will be held on the first day of school, August 23, 2017.

Bus routes will be on the district web site in early August. The web site is


The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School has adopted a policy designed to assure parents and students the full implementation, protection and enjoyment of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). A copy of the school district's policy is available for review on the district's website.

This law requires the school district to designate as "directory information" any personally identifiable information taken from a student's educational records prior to making such information available to the public.

The school district has designated the following information as directory information: student's name; address; telephone listing; electronic mail address; photograph; date and place of birth; major field of study; dates of attendance; grade level; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height of members of athletic teams; degrees honors, and awards received; the most recent educational agency or institution attended; student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc. (A student's SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.)

You have the right to refuse the designation of any or all of the categories of personally identifiable information as directory information with respect to your student provided that you notify the school district in writing not later than September 1 of this school year. If you desire to make such a refusal, please complete and return the slip attached to this notice.

If you have no objection to the use of student information, you do not need to take any action.


Level I:

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary = Jessica Weber

G-R Junior High-High School = Jill Aalderks

Level II:

Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary = Bradi Johnson

G-R Junior High-High School = Andrew McQuillen

Classes begin August 23, 2017! Welcome back!



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