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Updates to test results for lead levels in D6 schools

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

April 20, 2017

Results of our follow up tests for faucets which exceeded EPA limits during our 2nd round of testing in December are listed below. These tests, along with future tests, are part of the District’s protocol to locate the sources of lead. Remedies to correct lead levels which exceed EPA limits may include replacement of fixtures, the addition of filters, and/or other plumbing projects.  Alternative sources of water may be supplied if plumbing work cannot be completed in time for school.  This process represents our commitment to provide our students and staff with water which meet standards set by the EPA.

Test Results_3rd Round_Jewett Elementary

Test Results_3rd Round_Mae Richardson Elementary

Test Results_3rd Round_Patrick Elementary

Test Results_3rd Round_Scenic Middle School

Test Results_3rd Round_District Office

Test Results_3rd Round_Central Point Elementary

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL DISTRICT #6, JACKSON COUNTY, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, will be held at the DISTRICT OFFICE, 300 ASH ST., CENTRAL POINT.  The meeting will take place on May 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  An additional, separate meeting of the Budget Committee will be held to take public comment.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  The meeting for public comment will be on May 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., held at 300 ASH ST., CENTRAL POINT.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at the DISTRICT OFFICE on or after May 2, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Head Start

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Head Start offers pre-school services for ages 2-5. For more information visit: www.SOCFC.org.

Kindergarten Round Up

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Calling all 2017-2018 Kindergartners!  Central Point School District 6 will hold Kindergarten Round-up on the following dates/times:

Monday, May 8, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Patrick Elementary
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sams Valley Elementary
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A-L Central Point Elementary
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. M-Z
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Jewett Elementary
Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. A-L Mae Richardson Elementary
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. M-Z

This is a chance to see your child’s school and learn about the Kindergarten curriculum and program.  Please bring your child’s immunization records and birth certificates.  We look forward to seeing all of you.

Instructional Make-Up Dates for January “Snow Days”

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The School Board approved calendar changes at the February 7th meeting that designate the following dates as instructional days for District 6 students:  March 10th, March 22nd, March 23rd and June 15th

In order to develop a plan for “snow day” make-ups, the district prioritized meaningful instructional time for students, minimizing hardships on families and aligning as closely as possible to the original district calendar and schedules as possible.  Additionally, we developed a plan that allowed for some flexibility for schools to meet the needs of their school community and staff.

Calendar Changes 

March 10th—Instructional day for students (previously designated as a work day/ PD day)

March 22nd and 23rd—Instructional days for students (previously designated for Parent Conferences)

March 24th—Teacher Work Day/ PD Day/ Parent Conferences (individual schools will submit plans for how to use that day and notify parents regarding conference scheduling).

June 14th—Full Instructional day for students (previously designated “2 hour early release”)

June  15th—Last day for students—1 hour early release (previously designated “Teacher Work Day”)

June 16th—Teacher Work Day

Updates to test results for lead levels in D6 schools

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

December 21, 2016

Results of our follow up tests for faucets which exceeded EPA limits during our testing in November are listed below.  These tests, along with future tests, are part of the District’s protocol to locate the sources of lead.  Remedies to correct lead levels which exceed EPA limits may include replacement of fixtures, the addition of filters, and/or other plumbing projects.  Alternative sources of water may be supplied if plumbing work cannot be completed in time for school.  This process represents our commitment to provide our students and staff with water which meet standards set by the EPA.

Thank you.

Test Results_2nd Round_Hanby_Sams Valley_Patrick

Test Results_2nd Round_Jewett Elementary School

Test Results_2nd Round_Sams Valley Elementary

Test Results_2nd Round_Scenic Middle School

Test Results_2nd Round_Crater High School

Test Results_2nd Round_Hanby Middle School

Test Results_2nd Round_District Office

Updated information and test results for lead levels in D6 schools

Monday, December 12th, 2016

December 11, 2016

I want to update you about lead testing in our schools’ water sources.  Following the news from Portland Public that revealed levels of lead that exceeded EPA standards in a few of their aging school buildings last spring, we opted to begin testing for lead in our buildings.  In June of 2016 random water samples were collected from every district facility and tested for lead—none of the random samples collected in June exceeded EPA standards for lead. Copies of the results were provided to the Mail Tribune and links to the actual reports, by building, were posted on the District’s website and FaceBook.

Under current law, all of our school buildings, with the exception of Sams Valley Elementary, are exempt from mandatory water testing because they are served by city water systems.  The laws are based on the fact that municipal water systems test the water prior to distribution to the community, including the schools.  In Sams Valley, where water is from a well, water samples are analyzed weekly for chlorine and every three years for lead.

In the last few months, the Oregon Legislature and the Oregon Health Authority have released recommendations for lead testing of water systems.  One of these recommendations suggests that in order to identify sources of lead, schools should test all taps used in schools for drinking or food preparation.  While this was only a recommendation, and our initial, random, tests revealed no issues with lead, I felt that a voluntary test of all taps used in our schools for drinking, food preparation, and potential consumption was again, a good idea (our buildings, including the plumbing, are aging). Therefore, our maintenance staff collected samples from 790 water sources in our buildings.

Results of this second-round of testing are now in and are posted by building, below.  Results continue to demonstrate that overall, our drinking water is safe.  However, results also revelaed that 6% of water sources within the district have lead levels which exceed the EPA limits.  Only one of those sources was a drinking fountain—the majority were restroom faucets.   These taps, if used for drinking or food preparation, were shut off immediately.  Taps where shutoff is not possible have tagged clearly with an explanation that they are not to be used for drinking or food preparation.  Remedies to correct this issue may include replacement of fixtures, the addition of filters, and/or other plumbing projects. Alternative sources of water may be supplied if plumbing work cannot be completed in time for school.

Our commitment is that no person will be allowed to drink or prepare food with water from fixtures that are found to exceed EPA standards or are unsafe.  I will continue to keep you updated as we work to correct the few sources within the district which require attention.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns related to this issue.

Sincerely,

Samantha Steele

Central Point Elementary

Jewett Elementary

Mae Richardson Elementary

Patrick Elementary

Sams Valley Elementary

Hanby Middle School

Scenic Middle School

Crater High School

District Office

 

Test results for all District 6 schools indicate lead levels below EPA standards

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Like many of you, we were concerned about drinking water after seeing news about unhealthy levels of lead in some elementary schools in Portland.  Currently, Oregon law does not require schools to test drinking water, however, District 6 collected water samples, on June 2, 2016, from all district facilities (except Sams Valley—that facility was tested in September of 2015 as part of routine required testing for well water)  to test for lead and copper.  Although some samples contained small amounts of lead, all samples were below EPA standards.  Samples were taken from a variety of sources in each building and collected according to the protocols established by Neilson Research.  Neilson also conducted the analysis of each sample and their reports, by building, are linked below.

Central Point Elementary

Jewett Elementary

Mae Richardson Elementary

Patrick Elementary

Hanby Middle School

Scenic Middle School

Crater High School

District Office

2014-15 Special Education Report Card

Friday, May 6th, 2016

District Report Card in English

District Report Card in Spanish

2015-2016 School & District Report Cards

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

 

Elementary Schools

 

 

Middle Schools

 

 

High Schools