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Information about school closures and delays

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

We value instructional time and will delay or close schools only when transportation to or from our schools is deemed unsafe.  When inclement weather is predicted, Deena Engberg (our First Student manager) and I will be in nearly constant communication.  She will be out on the roads by 5:00 am to determine bus safety.   Ultimately, we determine whether or not it is safe to transport students to and from our schools.  Sometimes, this means that schools are open and we operate “snow routes” and sometimes it means that conditions may seem great in town, but are bad enough in rural areas to warrant a delay or closure.

The following is our communication protocol for school delays or closure:

  • District 6 staff will receive an email with the details of the delay or closure, immediately following the decision.
  • Approximately 15 minutes after notification to staff, Deena Engberg will notify the media with delay or closure information, along with any changes in bus routes.  We will also ensure that the District website and the District Facebook pages are updated at the same time that media is notified.
  • If you have questions or concerns, you are always welcome to contact me directly: samantha.steele@district6.org  541.494.6201 (office)  541.840.5644 (cell).

 

First Student has already prepared for winter driving conditions as higher elevation routes have buses with automatic drop chains and drivers have been trained in safe driving procedures for rain, snow, fog and ice.  Drivers have already had “chaining class” and “snow training,” so they are well prepared for winter driving.

My weather wish is that the snow will fall heavily in the mountains all winter, but only on the valley floor for Christmas day and the occasional weekend afternoon—enough to facilitate snowman construction.

District 6 New Email

Monday, July 27th, 2015

District Staff

It is now official, we have migrated off of Gmail and onto Microsoft Exchange. What does that mean? What that means is that Gmail is no longer available for staff. Don’t worry, all of your emails have been migrated over to the new mail server and can be viewed using any web browser (mail.district6.org), smart phone or using Outlook. Please click on one of the HOW-TO’s for setting up your devices.

Outlook 2013 Setup

Outlook Android Setup

Outlook iPhone Default Mail Setup

Outlook iPhone Outlook Mail Setup

Late Start / Early Release

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The Central Point School District will continue on a one-hour late start/early release schedule on Wednesdays during the 2016-2017 school year for the purpose of teacher collaboration time.  Elementary schools (Central Point Elementary, Mae Richardson Elementary, Patrick Elementary, Jewett Elementary and Sams Valley Elementary) will release one hour earlier than regular dismissal time every Wednesday.  Scenic Middle School, Hanby Middle School, Crater Renaissance Academy, Crater School of Business Innovation and Science and Crater Academy of Health and Public Service will start one hour later than regular start times on Wednesdays.

Research provides a strong rationale for regular collaboration time that allows teachers to engage in data analysis and instructional planning to meet the needs of all learners.  Further, our schools are tasked with implementing the Common Core Curriculum Standards and preparing for a new statewide assessment (Smarter Balanced Assessment).  District 6 schools have made significant gains in student achievement over the past seven years, even during times of budget reductions, and that success is the direct result of educators working collaboratively to improve instruction.   However, we have much more to accomplish and recognize that providing dedicated, consistent time for that work is imperative.

We recognize that the early release/late start schedule on Wednesdays may present challenges for some families.  We will communicate with local community organizations and childcare providers to ensure that they are prepared to provide services to families for an additional hour on Wednesdays.  Further, First Student can provide transportation to some day care providers after school on Wednesdays (please contact your school regarding the possibility of transportation).  We also recognize that time devoted to collaborative work results in improved student achievement and we appreciate the support from our families to provide this opportunity for our staff and ultimately, for our students. 

DAILY BEGINNING & ENDING TIMES

CENTRAL POINT ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (extended day) 7:45 am     1:15 pm 7:45 am     1:15 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:55 am       2:20 pm 7:55 am     1:20 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:55 am       2:25 pm 7:55 am     1:25 pm
JEWETT ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (full day) 7:55 am       2:20 pm 7:55 am       1:20 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:55 am       2:20 pm 7:55 am       1:20 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:55 am       2:25 pm 7:55 am       1:25 pm
RICHARDSON ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (extended day) 7:55 am      1:30 pm 7:55 am      1:20 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:55 am        2:20 pm 7:55 am       1:20 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:55 am        2:25 pm 7:55 am       1:25 pm
PATRICK ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (full day) 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:10 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:15 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:45 am        2:15 pm 7:45 am       1:15 pm
SAMS VALLEY ELEMENTARY Monday – Friday Wednesday
Kindergarten (full day) 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:10 pm
Grades 1 – 3 7:45 am        2:10 pm 7:45 am       1:10 pm
Grades 4 – 5 7:45 am        2:15 pm 7:45 am      1:15 pm
HANBY MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday – Friday Wednesday
9:00 am        3:45 pm 10:00 am        3:45 pm
SCENIC MIDDLE SCHOOL 8:50 am        3:25 pm 9:50 am        3:25 pm
CRATER CAMPUS Monday – Friday Wednesday
7:50 am – Early Bird 8:50 am        3:45 pm 9:50 am         3:45 pm