Central Point School District #6

Updates to test results for lead levels in D6 schools

December 21st, 2016 by matt.price@district6.org

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

December 12th, 2016 by amy.shipley@district6.org

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

June 16th, 2016 by amy.shipley@district6.org

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

2015-2016 School & District Report Cards

January 14th, 2016 by Julie Petersen

 

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District 6 New Email

July 27th, 2015 by admin

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.

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Central Point School District 6

January 20th, 2015 by kimbra.lecornu@district6.org
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Late Start / Early Release

July 9th, 2013 by darlene.rambo@district6.org

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

 

Contact Us

 

Address: 300 Ash Street
Central Point, OR 97502
Phone: (541) 494-6200
Fax: (541) 664-1637
Email Contact Form

 

District Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM