19100 S Windy City Rd Mulino OR 97042, 503-632-3290

                           Friday, September 7, 2018

IMPORTANT  DATES                 Late Start Fridays,  Sept. 14, 21,28 Oct. 5,26

          October 1                      PTG Meeting 6:30 Library

          October 4                       Individual Picture Day (flyers will be coming home soon)

          October 12                     Statewide In-service / NO SCHOOL

        October 17                     CONFERENCES/NO SCHOOL

        October 18                     CONFERENCES/NO SCHOOL

        October 19                     Grade Day/NO SCHOOL

          Oct. 24                Make-up  (retake) day for individual pictures


Welcome Back.  Please see the Welcome Back Letter from Mr. Conley and a new Revised Menu for September. 



Picture day is coming!  Thursday, October 4th.  Mark your calendar!  All students will be photographed.  You will receive a portrait order form in two weeks. 



  • If you haven’t already returned your child’s student verification form (yellow) emergency closure/permission form (pink) please do so as soon as possible.  It is very important to have current phone numbers and information in case of an emergency.
  • Please call the office if your child will be late or absent.  The automated system  makes safety calls each morning by 10:00 am when students are marked absent without prior notice.  This is a safety issue.
  • When providing your own transportation, please drop off your child/children off no earlier than 5 minutes before the start time, (8:55 am – 8:50 if they are eating breakfast) and please pick them up promptly after school.  Also if you are picking your children up after school, please send a note with them or give the office a call before 2 pm.  For safety reasons we need to know if students are not riding the bus.  Any and all information regarding a student being picked up or a change of destination must be relayed directly to the office since we are responsible for students.  If we have not received a note to hold your child, he/she will be sent on the bus to their regular destination.

Dear Clarkes Families, 

I’m honored to be joining the CES community this year as Principal, and am eager to meet and get to know you all.  This is work I love! As was the case with Mrs. French, I have other assigned duties that take me out of the building a couple days a week – a fact of life for most small, rural schools.   In my case, I also serve as Principal at Rural Dell Elementary, and am there Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings.


My commitment to the Clarkes community is absolute, and while not always physically in the building, I stand ready to serve you whenever needed.  Please call Doris at (503) 632-3290 to reach me, or connect with me directly via email at:  I return calls and emails fairly quickly.  When circumstances warrant, I am prepared to leave one school and travel immediately to the other to support staff and students.


Additionally, we are ordering digital devices to make direct communication instantaneous and personal.  I anticipate being able to FaceTime, Google Hangout, etc. with families in the very near future, and will distribute that number once we have it.  My goal is to ‘be there’ when you need me, whether I’m ‘there’ or not.


I have ambitious goals for our community, and look forward to hearing your thoughts, ideas, needs, concerns, etc. as we chart a course for the future of Clarkes.  Ours is a community rich with history, and a commitment to our kids’ future.  I’m proud to join in that tradition, and to work alongside you as we collaborate to overcome barriers and build the future our children deserve. 

Yours in Service,

  Larry Conley, Principal

(503) 632-3290  x7721 (CES)

(503) 651-2128  x7681 (RDES)

Molalla River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or sex in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Special Education Director or the Superintendent at 503-829-2359.Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation should contact the Special Education Director at 503-829-2359.IN                                                                                      

en a student arrives late, parents please have him/her check into the office before going to class.  Students arriving more than 5 minutes after start time are Tardy.  Students leaving more than 5 minutes before release time are Tardy.