Volunteers Needed!

Calling all helpful and caring families!

We have a forecast of dry weather this Saturday, September 21st.
Please come to Robert Gray’s kindergarten playground (behind the building) at 9am Saturday
morning. We will have all the supplies ready for you, you just need to show up in painting
clothes and a creative spirit

We will be keeping an eye on the weather and if rain shows up, we will postpone to the next
dry weekend. We will send a cancellation e‐mail and post on Facebook pages.

Below are examples of designs that might be on the playground:

Playground game with numbers Playground paintings Hungry caterpillar

If you have any questions about this project please contact Amy Frazier, by school phone or e‐mail:


2019-09-19T14:04:15-07:00September 19th, 2019|

Urgent Communication

The Longview Police Department has given the district the “All Clear” signal. Any students still at school will now be allowed to take the bus or walk home. Students riding the bus will be dropped off at their normal bus stop. The school district worked closely with the Longview Police Department to keep our students and staff members safe, and to provide families clear information during this incident, and we appreciate your patience.

Safety and security of our students and staff members is our top priority.

2019-09-11T13:14:20-07:00September 10th, 2019|

First Day of School

Today we started off the 2019-2020 school year. We are happy to see our students again and can’t wait to have a fun-filled year with each and every one of them! Thank you all who made this first day of school a wonderful experience!

2019-08-29T16:18:22-07:00August 28th, 2019|

District seeking community advisors

Longview Public Schools is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on the Strategic Plan Review Committee. Our committees help provide essential community input to the district and help ensure that the schools reflect the public’s wishes.

Committee members must be residents of the Longview School District and have an interest in long-term improvement efforts for our schools.

To find our more about the Strategic Plan Review Committee, please visit Advisory Committees.

To apply, you may:

Applications are due by September 3, 2019.

2019-09-17T12:59:21-07:00August 26th, 2019|

2019 Welcome back, Explorers!

Dear Friends and Families of Robert Gray Elementary,

Our staff is excited for the upcoming year and have several new additions to share.

  • Sara Carlson is opening a new first grade classroom this year. Sara’s children attend Robert Gray  and we are happy to add her to our teaching staff.
  • Kim Halleck is our counselor and comes to us with many years of experience from the Kelso School District.
  • Jill Rivas and Misty Wilson will be teaching our Resource Rooms students. Joslynne Davidson – Bailey will be our psychologist.  Jill, Misty and Joslynne have all worked for the Longview School District for numerous years and we welcome them to Robert Gray.
  • Justyne Mullinex is an LPN and will be in our health room all day.
  • Mikiah Littlefield is our secretarial assistant and brings a wealth of secretarial experience AND prior knowledge as a primary teacher in the Kelso School District prior to becoming a mother.


Upcoming Events –

Monday, August 19 – Office opens from 8 to 4.  (Closed for lunch 12-1)

Tuesday, August 20 – Kindergarten teachers will call each kindergarten family regarding the Smart Start schedule.

Monday, August 26  – Student Supply Drop Off and Meet the Teacher, 5 to 6 PM.

Wednesday, August 28 – First Day of School for our 1st through 5th graders.

Tuesday – Friday, September 3, 4, 5, 6 – Kindergarten Smart Start ½ Days of either morning or afternoon.  (Teachers will be calling kindergarten families on Tuesday, August 20th with these schedules).

Monday, September 9 – Kindergarten students’first full day.

It is going to be a terrific year at Robert Gray Elementary.


Looking forward to seeing our Explorers and Families,

Lori Larson
Robert Gray Elementary Principal

2019-08-16T15:55:14-07:00August 16th, 2019|

Open Positions!

Longview Public Schools Seeking various positions. Go to our Careers page to find out more!

Longview Public Schools is hoping to start off a great year with new hires! If you or anyone you know is interested
in working for our school district then check out our fast track employment opportunities on our careers page!

2019-07-30T13:22:15-07:00July 11th, 2019|

Robert Gray Summer 2019 Information

Last day office is open: June 24, 2019

Meals for Longview kids:
Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
June 17 – August 20 (no meals July 1-5); Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – July 3 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:30pm
July 8 – August 16 Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Olympic Elem, 1324 30th Ave
June 17- June 28; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
July 8 – July 26; Monday – Friday
Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave and Alabama St
July 8 – Aug 16; Monday – Thursday
Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm, Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
June 17 – Aug 16 (no meals July 4-5); Monday – Friday
Snack 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Office opens in fall: August 19, 2019

First day of school: August 28, 2019

2019-08-22T14:35:05-07:00June 26th, 2019|

Summer Meal Program information

Summer Meals for Kids!

This year the Summer Food Service Program will offer free nutritious meals to all neighborhood children ages 18 years and younger at:

Northlake Elementary, 2210 Olympia Way,  June 17 – August 16, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am,  Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm  *No Meals July 1- July 5

Kessler Elementary, 1902 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – July 3, Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm,  July 8 – August 16 Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Olympic Elementary, 1324 30th Ave., June 17 – June 28, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave., July 8 – July 26, Breakfast 8:30 am – 8:45 am, Lunch 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Archie Anderson Park, 22nd Ave & Alabama St., July 8 – Aug 16, Lunch 12:00 pm  – 12:15 pm, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *Monday thru Thursday

Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd., June 17 – Aug 16, Snack 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm  *No Meals July 4- July 5

All meals will meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, so you know your child will be eating a healthy meal. Supervised activities will be offered at Northlake and Kessler Elementary Schools, Monticello Middle School, Teen Center, & Archie Anderson Park. For more information, contact City of Longview, Parks & Recreation Department at 360-442-5400. For more information about the program, or to volunteer to help, call the Longview Public School Nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Agriculture

2019-06-12T11:37:18-07:00June 12th, 2019|

Robert Gray Field Trip to the Port

A Field Trip to the Port of Longview begins with an hour long presentation by the Port that takes place in the classroom.  Dan Polacek brought to Robert Gray a video presentation that he had filmed using fly overs with a drone of the Port, Barlow Point, and Willow Grove.  The students were so engaged with the presentation!  Dan is an excellent speaker and conveys a lot of enthusiasm for the activities at the Port.  Attached are some pictures from the trip to the Port of Longview.  When you visit the Port, you take the entire one hour  trip aboard a bus.  The Berths can be super busy, and unless you know what you are doing, it is very dangerous.  So most of the pictures do not include the kids.  Also attached is a picture of our lunch picnic at Willow Grove, which is a Port owned and maintained property and another way the Port of Longview invests into the community of Longview.   In the pictures attached you will see one of the BIG HUGE cranes that the Port uses to load ships.  These cranes can be remotely operated!  They have over 80 tires each.  You will also see some huge tubes that are used for loading grain.  The Port of Longview has the most “state of the art” system used for loading grain which makes it very competitive with other Ports for exporting grain.  While students were touring, they passed by an Army Corps of Engineers ship in dock that is used for dredging the Columbia River.  When Dan Polacek, our guide from the Port,  announced it was an “Army” Corps of Engineers, the students on the bus began to cheer!  It was a busy day at the Port, so the kids really got to see so much.  Robert Gray will repeat this field trip every year.  It was very informative, exciting, and the kids learned a ton.

2019-06-12T11:48:45-07:00June 7th, 2019|