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  • RRSD #35 Update for Parents and Students Regarding Mandated School Closure Until April 28th.

     

    • This is an opportunity, not an obstacle!
    • How do we turn this into an inspirational time of individual and community growth?
    • We will model for our young people what it means to rise above and overcome!

     

    March 20, 2020

    Dear Community Members,

    The three statements listed above have guided the work of the Rogue River School District’s administrative team over the last five days.  We referred to these often as we developed a plan to offer necessary educational supports to our students during the extended closure we are experiencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With these statements at the core of our thinking and near to our hearts, we came up with a system that we believe will support our students educationally and allow our staff to productively and creatively engage our students in learning opportunities during the closure.

    Nothing that follows is meant to replace or replicate the traditional school setting.  School as we knew it two weeks ago is essentially on pause.  What follows is a plan to provide educational supports and learning opportunities to keep students learning while they are away from school.

    Here is the simplified gist of what our plan is:  We are a 1 to 1 Chromebook district. We will deploy Chromebooks to all students beginning April 1st.  Staff will come to work on March 30th-31st for coordination and training on how we can deliver educational supports via our Chromebooks.  Once Chromebooks are deployed, students with internet access will be able to access work online.  Students without internet access will be given jump drives pre-loaded with lessons, resources, and materials that are similar to what will be available online so that we are being equitable to all of our students. Lower elementary staff will work with Principal Wright to develop age appropriate resources that may include the use of Chromebooks along with other educational tools.  Detailed instructions on how to access work will be provided on or before April 2nd!

    How getting the Chromebooks will work: 

    Parents will do the following to get a Chromebook for their student:

      • Write your Child's Name on a piece of paper in large letters so it can be seen through the car window from at least six feet away.  
      • The Chromebook and any additional materials that your student will need will be handed to you through your car window.
      • Please don’t get out of the car
      • If your student/s need anything from their locker, ask the Chromebook crew, and they will direct you to park and enter the building.  
      • If you have children attending more than one school, pick up devices at each school.  

     Pick Up Schedule for Chromebooks:

      • High School Students:  Pick up from the Jr./ Sr. High School during the 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. windows on Wednesday the 1st of April

     

      • Jr High Students: Pick up from the Jr./ Sr. High School during the 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. windows on Wednesday the 1st of April

     

      • RRES Students K - 3:  Pick up from the East Campus where the buses drop off students during the 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. windows on Wednesday the 1st of April

     

      • RRES Students 4-6:  Pick up from the West Campus behind the building near the music room during the 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. windows on Wednesday the 1st of April

     

      • South Valley Academy:  Contact the school

    Possible Questions:

    •  If I can’t pick up Chromebooks during these advertised times, how do I get it?  Call your school April 1st and we will make special arrangements with you.  Contact info below.

     

    • If I don’t have internet, what does my student do?  Pick up a Chromebook and contact your school on April 1st.  We have a plan to deliver materials via jump drive and we will provide educational supports for your student.

     

    • What about seniors and graduation?  We are waiting on further guidance from ODE, but we expect they will be held harmless for closure times or will be responsible for reduced credit standards.  Graduation is expected to go on as currently planned.

     

    • What about credits for high school students during quarter 3 and 4? We expect further guidance from ODE soon.  We expect students will be held harmless for closure times or will be given greater flexibility in earning credits this spring.

    Meal service updates:

    The Rogue River School District will be providing meals at the following times and locations: 

    • Anyone 18 and under can pick up a grab and go lunch and breakfast at Rogue River Elementary East from 10 am to 11 am Monday through Friday starting March 30th.

    Starting April 1st The Rogue River School District will offer the following additional meal pickup locations and times:

     

    • Rogue River Junior Senior High School 11:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 1898 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537

     

    • Evans Valley Fire Department 11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.  8677 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537

     

    • The Depot 11:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. 7923 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537

     

    • Scoops 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 6415 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527

     

    • Foots Creek Market 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3175 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill, OR 97525

     

    To receive a meal, the person must be present.

    *  For students who are unable to make one of locations listed above, please contact your school for alternative arrangements.  

     

    To contact Your School With Questions about Chromebook pickup or lunch service, please email or call after March 30th:

    RRES-West: cheryl.hansen@rogueriver.k12.or.us    582-3233

    RRES- East: whitney.langfield@rogueriver.k12.or.us  582-3234

    RRJSHS :     chris.carmiencke@rogueriver.k12.or.us 582-3297

                       tori.kirkpatrick@rogueriver.k12.or.us       582-3297

    SVA:            brandi.cameron@rogueriver.k12.or.us    582-6010

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Administrative Team

    Rogue River School District #35

     

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    March 18, 2020

    Dear Community Members,

    Yesterday, in light of the COVID-19 situation, the Governor’s office ordered that schools remain closed to students until April 28th.  This is a short communication to highlight what this will mean for you, your students, and the Rogue River School District.  We will follow with more details and information in the days to come.

    • The RRSD is prepared and ready to begin providing supplemental education and learning supports to students on April 1st  as per the Governor’s order.

     

    • We have the ability to deploy Chromebooks to all students and have a plan being formed to make sure every student has the ability to access education and learning opportunities through our school beginning April 1st.

     

    • Starting April 1st, we expect to begin working with students via various forms of communication to roll out our educational plans with you and your child.

     

    • We will continue offering food services to all community members 18 and under until the closure ends, with the exception of our regularly scheduled Spring Break.  We are working on improving this service and making it even easier to access.

     

    • Together with the Oregon Department of Education, we are making plans for seniors, graduation, and graduation requirements.  

     

    • By late Friday afternoon (3/20/20), we will provide more detailed information.

     

    For now we want you to know the following;  we see this as an opportunity to shine for our students, families, and community.  These changes are an opportunity, not an obstacle. We will be positive and encouraging as we roll out creative ways to do education; we ask that you do the same.  We want to set an example for our young people so they can see how we make this an inspirational time of individual and community growth, not a time of fear or anxiety.

    Sincerely,

    The Administrative Team

    Rogue River School District #35

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    March 13, 2020 5:15 p.m.

    Good Afternoon Rogue River Community,
     
    Less than one day after directing schools to stay open in response to the COVID-19 situation, the Governor’s office has mandated we all shut down starting Monday and stay shut down until the end of the month. 


    Due to the late notice and unexpected reversal of guidance, we have worked intensely throughout the day to figure out what this means for our schools, students, and staff.  There are still many unanswered questions we have, our students have, our families have, and our staff have.  The administrative team will continue working next week to answer questions regarding long term impacts of and responses to this closure.


    Students will not be back to school until April 1, 2020.  During this time we will try offering a breakfast/lunch combo to be picked up at the RRES East Campus in the cafeteria.  You must be a Rogue River School District student and the student must be present to get the breakfast/lunch.  The meal will be offered March 16th, 2020 from 10-11:00 a.m. We will evaluate the need and response to this offering on Monday and then continue the program through the week if there is enough interest.  We will communicate with you of the extension or non-extension of the meal provision.

    Per the guidance we have received, we are shutting down access to our buildings from all public groups and activities except for the meal offering noted above. We will do a deep cleaning over Spring Break to make sure the buildings are as clean as possible prior to students returning.


    As the Governor’s office and ODE give more guidance and the administrative team has more time to process and plan, we will keep you updated. 


    Thank you for being as patient as possible during this unprecedented and challenging time.  Please follow the Oregon Health Authority’s guidance and exercise measures to protect yourself and your family from possible exposure by washing your hands, covering your coughs, and practicing social distancing.
     

    Sincerely,
     
    Patrick Lee
    Superintendent
    Rogue River School District

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    March 13, 2020 UPDATE

    Good Morning Rogue River Community,

    Less than one day after directing schools to stay open in response to the coronavirus threat, the Governor's office has mandated we all shut down starting Monday and stay shut down until the end of the month.

    Due to the late notice and unexpected reversal of guidance, we will be working frantically throughout the day and the upcoming week to update you on what this will mean for your children's education and your community. Please have patience and give us the time we need to collaborate and work as district leadership to figure out the best pathways for our students moving forward. For now I can tell you this, yes, we will be closed to students starting Monday. Today it is business as usual, at least to the best of our abilities. All sporting events and practices are officially suspended until the end of the month.

    There will be more information coming out throughout the day as we have it.

    Patrick Lee
    Superintendent
    Rogue River School District

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    Dear Community Members:

    The RRSD is working together with other regional school districts, The Jackson County Health Department, and the Oregon Health Authority to follow recommended practices to prevent or slow the spread of novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.   At the time of this writing, there are no known confirmed cases in Southern Oregon, but we are still taking precautions to protect our staff, students, and community members. Here is some abbreviated information to help keep you informed. 

     What we at RRSD are doing:

    • Following Jackson County Health and Oregon Health Authority Guidance for proper sanitation practices in our buildings.
    • Installing more sanitizer dispensers throughout the district.
    • Staying informed and in contact with local and regional health experts.
    • Communicating with the community.

    What you can do:

     

    What if a student or staff member gets COVID-19?

    • We will work with The Jackson County Health Department and the Oregon Health Authority for guidance on how to proceed. We are educators, not health experts. We will let the health experts guide us on how to properly respond and direct us on what information can be shared.
    • Updated OHA recommendations for response to COVID-19 cases in Oregon schools - 

    https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/COVID-19-cases-in-Oregon-schools.pdf

    We value your children at RRSD, and we will do our best to maintain normal educational functions while exercising preventative best practices district wide.

    Sincerely,

    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.”    

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