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Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive

Thank you to all of the families who have donated to the canned food drive. Items can still be brought tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17th, to the school. These donations go to the food bank in Athena that also serves Helix. If you know of a family who could use assistance, please contact Sharilyn Newtson at 457-2175. Happy Thanksgiving!

Surplus Desks for Sale

The Helix Elementary School has 40+ 1st - 5th grade combo desks that are considered surplus equipment. All desks are in very good shape and are to be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis for $10.00 each, or two for $15.00 ($5.00 each for current Helix School District students). Call the Helix SD office, if you are interested or have questions.

Community Weight Room Access Policy (during school year)

The Helix School District appreciates the community support displayed when local patrons were asked to vote on GO Bonds in 2008 and 2012.  The success of both of these bonds being passed, has allowed the District to complete several construction projects. One main project was the addition of a gymnasium and weight room. The District would like to provide public access to the weight room, on a limited basis.  The following are the policy guidelines to allow public access:

  • Weight room will be open 6:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday - Thursday.  One of our custodians will unlock the weight room at 6:00AM, and the other custodian will close down the weight room and secure the building at 6:00PM.

  • The weight room will not be open in the evenings when there is a home MS or HS volleyball or basketball game. The weight room will close two hours prior to the game.

  • A surveillance system is currently in place and will be used to monitor activity or review premises, in the event that damage has occurred in the weight room.

  • All must sign in and out, each time they use the facility.  Sign in sheet will be located on a table in the weight room.  Prior to using the weight room for the first time, a person must report to the Helix School District Office to sign a Liability Waiver/Assumption of Risk form. Failure to have a signed waiver form on record in the Helix School District Office, when using the weight room, may result in a Trespass charge being filed with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department.

OSAA Required Physical Form

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

Students in grades 6-12 must have a physical examination performed by a physician every other year prior to practice and competition in athletics.

CALLING GRISWOLD VETERANS

If you are a Griswold High School graduate who has served in any branch of the U.S. military with an honorable discharge, please contact us with your name, graduation year, branch of service, and a brief overview of your service, including years served. We want to include your name on the future Griswold Veteran’s Memorial. You may also register at: