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General Information

School & Office Hours

  • School Office Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Summer Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Main Entry Doors are Locked Until 8:00am
  • All Classrooms Open at 8:10am
  • School Begins at 8:30am
  • Students must stay with their parents until the classroom opens at 8:10am.
  • Preschool 3's AM, 5 Day PreK is dismissed at 11:30am
  • 3 Day PreK is dismissed at 11:45am
  • Kindergarten - 8th Grade is dismissed at 3:00pm

School Calendar

Click Here to Download the 2019-20 yearly calendar

School Supply Lists

School supply lists for the upcoming school year have been posted and are available below:

Field Trips & Volunteers

All school-sponsored trips are considered an extension of the classroom; therefore, students are expected to follow all school rules for conduct and attitudes while on field trips or representing the school in other fashions.

Chaperones are vital to a successful field trip.  We will not take field trips without adquate supervision; therefore, we encourage parents/guardians to become GCS volunteers.  In order to be able to chaperone and/or attend a field trip, the following must be completed:

  • Sign up with the classroom teacher 5 days prior to the date of the trip
  • Complete and submit a Driver's Information Form
  • Complete and submit a background check (or have a current background check on file)

Each teacher will be arranging the field trips for his/her own class.  Oregon State law mandates that our students are adequately secured in an appropriate child restraint whenever traveling in a vehicle with seat belts.  Siblings are not to accompany chaperones on any field trip.

Students are reminded that radios, mp3 players, iPods, iPads, tablets, laptops, headsets, and other music paraphernalia are not to be brought to school activities.  If chaperones or teachers wish to play music, it is their perogative to do so, accepting responsibility for the content of what is shared.  Students are to treat chaperones with the highest respect.  Obedience and quick compliance to their requests is expected at all times.  All GCS students must wear a Gaarde T-shirt or sweatshirt on every field trip.  Gaarde Wear is ordered at the beginning of each school year by submitting a Gaarde Wear order form.

Car Line

Car line is quick and efficient.  Note:  All students must use the car line system unless the student is escorted by the parent/guardian into the main building and into their classroom.

Drop Off:  
AM (all grades)                                                                                         8:10a-8:25a

Pick Up:
AM Preschool, 5 day Pre K & all 3's      (11:30a pick-up)                    11:30a-11:45a
AM Preschool, 3 day Pre K                     (11:45a pick-up)                    11:45a-12:00p
Half Day K                                                 (12:30 pick-up in office)       12:30p-12:45p
All Day K-8th                                                                                              3:00p-3:15p

AM Drop Off:  All vehicles must enter the campus via the upper driveway marked “ENTER.” Follow the arrows around, staying to the back of the parking lot, pulling forward to the stop sign.  A student/staff member will open the door to unload your student from the car.  All vehicles must exit from the premises from the lower driveway marked “EXIT.”   Students may not be dropped off in the front or back parking lot after the close of car line.

All Class Pick-Up Requirements:  A Gaarde provided placard must be prominently displayed in your front passenger-side window.  Your student's teacher should always be notified if another individual will be picking up your student.  Any individual other than the parent of the student must be listed on the student's enrollment form, otherwise, the student will not be released.  Any student not picked up at the end of the designated car line time will be escorted to the front office, and parents will be called.

Preschool classes (11:30a/11:45a):  A Gaarde provided placard must be prominently displayed in your front driver side window.  All vehicles must enter the campus via the upper driveway marked "ENTER."  Pass the circle island (on the right), go around the island (stays to the right) and a staff member will open the vehicle door to load your student.

Half Day Kindergarten (12:30p):  No PM car line is available for half day kindergarten students.  Parents must park and pick up their students from the front office.

Safety Precautions:

  • For the student's safety, the speed limit on campus is 5 MPH.
  • Be sure to pull forward to the stop sign.
  • Cars need to stay close together to avoid congestion on Gaarde Street.
  • No student (except middle school student) is to get out of the vehicle until a staff memeber opens the door.
  • Parents are to remain in the car during car line.
  • Please refrain from cell phone use during car line.
  • No one is to pull their vehicle out of the car line to pass other cars.  If this does occur, the administration will contact the individual and readdress this safety issue.
  • Opting out of car line?  Parents are to walk students through the front of the building.  This procedure is required by any and all individuals dropping off/picking up students.

Carline Map

Morning & Elementary/Middle School Carline Preschool Pick-Up

Click Here to Download the Carline Map

Gaarde Christian School   |   11265 SW Gaarde St., Tigard, OR 97224   |   503.639.5336
Gaarde Christian School is a ministry of Faith Journey Church