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    Ready Schools Safe Learners

    Ready Schools Safe Learners July 22, 2020 Edition Clickable Link

    July 23, 2020 Update

    Dear Families of the RRSD,

    This past June, 193 of you filled out our survey regarding your thoughts on our re-opening options for this fall.  Thank you so much for your feedback, as it had a huge impact on the early plans we developed.  Much has changed since then, and we wish to re-engage with our families to see if the opinions of our community have changed.

    Starting tomorrow (7/24/2020) and ending late next week, staff from the RRSD will be reaching out to as many families as possible in our district via phone call.  We will be asking a few questions to re-assess what our community is hoping the re-opening of schools will look like in the fall.  There continues to be guidance changes from ODE and OHA that we must follow, including requiring all students from K-12 to wear masks while on site in school.  You can read about the many changes at this link   https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Pages/Planning-for-the-2020-21-School-Year.aspx .

    We are trying to design the safest and most flexible plan possible to meet differing needs within our community.  Your input will be incredibly helpful in doing this.  We have chosen to do personal phone calls in an effort to reach as many families as possible.  The more families we reach, the more certain we can be about how many of our students wish to attend on site or online.  We need to know this to appropriately plan our staffing.

    Two notes:

    • You could receive multiple calls.  We apologize if this happens to you, but please just let your caller know if you have already answered the survey.
    • This may not be the last time this summer/fall we ask this of you since guidance, the health environment, and families opinions are rapidly changing.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Lee
    Superintendent
    Rogue River School District

     

    July 07, 2020 Update

    Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

    First of all, thank you for being resilient, flexible, and understanding during the challenging times we had to endure together this spring because of the COVID-19 virus.  It was not what any of us wanted, but together we all tried to make the best of the situation.

    I wish I could say those times are behind us, but it is becoming clearer by the day that impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to influence our lives on many levels, including what school will look like in the fall.

    Your administrative team has reviewed the guidance for safely re-opening provided by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and The Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  Guidance and directives from the state departments are changing regularly in response to new information and how the virus is impacting our state.  Please keep this in mind, as anything we plan to do could easily change as the situation and guidance changes.

    As part of our planning, we surveyed staff and families to see what both groups felt would be best for students and families in Rogue River.  After surveying parents/families and staff, the overwhelming response was in support of us opening our schools in the fall as close as possible to “normal” as opposed to having an all online or a hybrid style system.  Considering the guidance from the state and the input from our surveys, we are narrowing in on a framework for what school in the fall will look like for Rogue River Students and we currently expect it to involve all students reporting to school every day as per normal, but it is important to understand that any of this can change between now and late August with further guidance or directives from ODE, OHA, or the Governor’s office.

    We understand that some families may not be comfortable sending their child to school due to health concerns.  If this is the case for you or your family, please contact your school office in August, and we will make sure to provide you with a means to do school from home.

    In early August we will review new guidance from the state departments and bring some staff members and parents together with the administrative team to plan what our new school year will look like.  It is during this time in early August that we will finalize details for re-opening schools and implementing necessary safety procedures to be compliant with ODE and OHA’s guidance. Please watch closely for updates and details throughout the summer, and hopefully a final plan for re-opening which should be to you by August 15th, 2020.

    Sincerely,

    Patrick Lee
    Superintendent
    Rogue River School District

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    Hands

    Dear Community,

    There is much distress, discussion, and debate around the topic of racism in our country today.  Current events are shining a bright light across our nation, exposing a problem that continues to exist.  Because of the importance of this topic in our current time, I feel it important to affirm to our community that The Rogue River School District stands against racism of any kind. 

    The Rogue River School District is committed to loving and respecting each and every student that walks through its doors, regardless of the color of their skin or any other perceived label,  descriptor, or identifier that may apply. We state this so that our students and our community will have no doubt as to our stance.

    Respectfully,

    Patrick Lee
    Superintendent
    Rogue River School District

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    Teacher Appreciation Week  

    TEACHER APPRECIATION

    In the smoothest of times, teachers display their professionalism and commitment in a myriad of ways.  They work hard, inspire, challenge, and go above and beyond to help our students. These are anything but the smoothest of times.  In these times of challenge and opportunity, great teachers do all of the above and go even further with their efforts to be flexible, committed, and relentless in their desire to help our student body.  From what I have heard, the teachers of the RRSD are doing a tremendous job.

    Thank you for having the intelligence, commitment, and flexibility to learn in just a few days how to change the way you teach.  I hope your students and families appreciate you as much as I do for all that you have done to try and make this transition an opportunity to show just how committed you are to building relationships and connections with our students. 

    Thank you for all you do!
    Teachers are heroes!

    Patrick Lee
    Superintendent
    Rogue River School District

     

     

  • 2019-2020 DISTRICT GOALS

    • Student Character & Well Being
    • Outstanding Environment
    • Foster Communication
    • Pride and Image 

    MISSION STATEMENT

       “Rogue River School District will offer a high quality instructional program to
        help students acquire necessary academic and life skills to succeed in a
        complex competitive world, while also learning the importance of respect,
        accountability, and responsibility"

     VISION STATEMENT

       “Rogue River School District will offer an exciting interactive and safe learning
         environment where students can excel to the best of their ability, and become
         respectful, responsible, and productive citizens.”    

  • NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

    The Rogue River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Dr. April Harrison, Director of Special Programs/Title IX Coordinator
    518 Main Street, Suite B, Rogue River, OR 97537
    541-582-6003

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