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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find breakfast or lunch menus?

Click here for menu information from Chartwells the GBSD food service provider.

Can I pay for meals online?

Yes. Go to MealTime Online to put money in your child's account.

What vaccinations does my child need?

Vaccine and Immunization information is available on the District Parent Resources page.

When does the school bus pick up and drop off my child?

You can find route information for your child, including information about snow routes and more, at the District Student Transportation page.

What should I do if my child is sick?

  • In general, you will need to keep a sick child at home so they won't spread their illness to other students and staff. 
    Students should never come to school if they have a fever or have thrown up in the last 24 hours.
  • For a guide about student health from the Multnomah Education Service District, click here.
  • Remember to call and let your school know that your child is sick and at home.

What if I think my child has the flu?

Here is a collection of useful information about the flu and what to do

Where can I find the school supply list?

Supplies for the 23/24 school year are provided by Gresham-Barlow School District. 

How do I register my child for school?

Contact us for registration information, or visit the District Enrollment page.

How can I find out about school closures?

Where can I learn about or sign up to volunteer?

  • First, check with your school's Parent Club.  
  • Additionally, you may also go to the Volunteer Infomation page to learn more or to access the online volunteer application.

How can I contact my child's teacher?

Contact information for teachers can be found in the Staff Directory.

When are parent conferences?

Parent Conference dates can be found on the School Calendar.

What is Connect to Kindergarten?  When does Connect to Kindergarten take place?

Connect to Kindergarten is an annual event that takes place during the spring before your child is expected to begin kindergarten. At this event, you will be able to:

  • Tour kindergarten classrooms
  • Meet staff
  • Learn what you can do over the summer to make sure your student is ready​

Dates can be found on the School Calendar.

What time does school start and end?

School hours can be found on the About Our School page, or at the top of every page.

Do you have before school or after school programs?

Champions Before and After School program at Hollydale.

Champions has a great solution for busy working families, before and after school enrichment programs right inside Hollydale Elementary School!   A variety of group and individual activities are designed to keep your child exploring and growing.  From art, dramatic play, music,  motor skills, and problem-solving, to science, technology, language, math, and homework assistance, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills – whether school is in session or not.  Champions is proud to be awarded corporation accreditation from AdvancED, a global leader in advancing excellence in education through accreditation.
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Champions offers:
Before & after school programs beginning before school at 6:30 AM, and after school until 6:00 PM on school days.

All day sessions on non-school days.

Winter Break, Spring  Break, and summer camp programs are open to all families – even those who don’t attend Champions during the week.
Champions is State Licensed and accepts DHS subsidy.

Enroll today by visiting our online registration system at 
For assistance enrolling or to learn more call Champions Customer Care at 1-800-246-2154
Site Director for Hollydale Elementary School may be reached at  503-665-2040 or
Area Manager Jessica Hamilton may be reached at 503-358-7149 or

What is PTC/PTO/PAC/Booster Club?

Parent booster groups in our district have a variety of names like "PTO", "PTC", "PAC", or just "Booster Club".