General Info

Principal:  Justin Nicklous
Secretary: Mona Helm 
Secretary: Marti Olkowski
Grade Levels:  1-5
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19835 2nd St.
Bend, OR 97703

School Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Phone | Email

Office: 541-382-2853
Fax: 541-389-4197

Come Dressed Like a Pirate …

Talk Like a Pirate 

BE A PIRATE @ Tumalo !!!
Thursday, September 19th


It doesn’t matter whether the absences are excused or unexcused — each missed day represents missed learning time. Missed days add up quickly: When a student misses as few as two days a month, that’s 10% of the school year. This increases the risk of academic and social-emotional struggles. (2 absences a month x by nine months = 18 days/10% of missed school days in a school year.)

Who We Are

TUMALO TIGERS… We are a Community School that values strong academic achievement, high behavioral expectations and social growth in our students. 

Tumalo School Logo

Home of the Tigers

Our Principal

I grew up on 20 acres just outside Newberg Oregon where I spent time fishing in our creek and enjoying the property we shared with my grandparents. After graduating from Newberg High School I attended two years of community college before transferring to Western Oregon University where I met my wife, Misty. After graduation, we both began our teaching careers in Sherwood Oregon and spent time teaching at Archer Glen Elementary and Sherwood Middle School. In 2006 we decided to move to sunny Central Oregon with our two children Emma and Sam where I accepted a job teaching 5th grade at Sisters Middle School. After my first year at Sisters Middle School, I became Dean of Students in addition to teaching 7th /8th-grade math and coaching boys and girls basketball. I began my current position as principal of Tumalo Community School in July of 2012. This is my 25th year in education and 8th as principal at Tumalo Community School.  I’ve loved all my experiences in education and look forward to continuing to build strong lasting relationships with Tumalo students and their families along with leading my staff into the future. 

Justin Nicklous

Principal, Tumalo Community School

Recent Events

Tumalo Track Team Photo

Our Tiger Middle School Track Team … Awesome Athletes & Great Friends.

PTC Meeting Logo

Meetings begin after school at 3:45.

November 13th, December 11th, January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, and June 11th!


Students and Teacher Zip Line Fun

Mrs. Hopper and the Tumalo Zip Line … Smiles all around !!!!