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Rebekah Beck
Principal, Redland Elementary School

Ms. Beck is returning to Oregon City School District from The Dalles Middle School where she served as vice principal. She is a former Gardiner Middle School teacher. Ms. Beck is an experienced educator with teaching credentials for mathematics, science and elementary education in Oregon and Washington. Ms. Beck completed her bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in curriculum development and instruction from Eastern Washington University. She also completed the educational leadership and administration license program at University of Oregon. Her skills and enthusiasm will be a great match for the Redland Elementary School community.

Rachel Engstrom
Vice Principal, Gardiner Middle School

Ms. Engstrom is a veteran classroom teacher and middle school leader in the Oregon City School District. She began her teaching career in 1997, and has maintained a focus on early adolescence and middle school level education. Ms. Engstrom has served in multiple teacher-leader roles, including as an AVID coordinator. In 2014, she completed the rigorous process to earn certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She earned her bachelor's degree in art history from Loyola Marymount University and her master's degree from George Fox University. She also completed the Education Leadership and Policy Program at Portland State University. Her middle school experience, along with proven track record of leadership, will be a great resource for Gardiner students and families.

Candice Henkin 
Principal, John McLoughlin Elementary School 

Ms. Henkin is returning to the Oregon City School District from the Reynolds School District where she served as principal at Wilkes Elementary School. She is an accomplished teacher, specialist and administrator who previously worked at Mt. Pleasant, King and Holcomb Elementary Schools. She earned her bachelor's degree in human development from Warner Pacific College and her master's degree in special education from Portland State University. She also completed the Education Leadership and Policy Program at Portland State University. Her deep commitment to community building and instruction will be an asset to students and families at McLoughlin Elementary.

Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten Readiness Programs

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Enrollment is now open for full-day and half-day early childhood education programs at multiple locations across the district. 


New for 2017-2018 - Los Exploradores Spanish Immersion Pre-Kindergarten Program 

  • Curriculum aligned with Oregon Early Learning State Guidelines
  • Convenient location at Jennings Lodge Elementary
  • Public School Environment
  • Ages 4 and 5
  • Monday - Friday
  • Full Day Program
  • Limited spots remaining


For more information visit the early childhood programs page or contact Cheryl Howell at cheryl.howell@orecity.k12.or.us or 503-785-8420 ext. 7312

Summer Lunch Program | June 19th - August 18th, 2017

Join us for Free Nutritious Summer Meals for youth 1-18 years old. 

Dates for All Locations: 

  • June 19 - August 18, 2017, Monday-Friday 

Holcomb Elementary School

Gardiner Middle School

Eastham Community Center

Candy Lane Elementary

Clackamas County Housing Authority

Rivercrest Park

Kingsberry Heights Apartments

Food Menus 

Oregon City School District is an Equal Opportunity Provider. 

Please call Nutrition Services at 503.785.8440 with questions or email Chris Davison at christian.davison@orecity.k12.or.us

For more locations and information text "food" to 877877, call 1-866-348-6479 or visit summerfoodoregon.org.  

Safe and Welcoming for All Students

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In March of 2017, the Oregon City School Board passed a resolution (PDF) that affirms the district’s commitment to creating safe and welcoming school environments for all students. The full text, in multiple languages, is available below.

In basic terms, the resolution says that everyone is welcome in our schools regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status, country of origin or other factors. It also says that everyone is entitled to academic success regardless of their background or family circumstances and each student will be provided the necessary supports to ensure that success. 

We will do our best to maintain a positive, inclusive environment in our schools. Anything you can do to reinforce these attributes would be greatly appreciated. 

Oregon City Schools will continue to be, a place where students and their families can focus on learning without fear of discrimination or harassment. We have communicated this message with the leadership, staff, and students in our schools, but more remains to be done. Through communication and training, we can ensure that everyone in our schools knows how to be sensitive to their colleagues, students, and families. 

Parents and staff are an important influence on the lives of your children. Thank you for thinking about how we can all work together to make our district a safe and welcoming place for all students and families.


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