Central Point School District 6

Sams Valley Elementary


Contact Us

Address: 14235 Table Rock Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502
Phone: (541) 494-6870
Backup Phone: (541) 826-2456
Fax: (541) 826-2469
Email Contact Form

Hours of Operation

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


Sams Valley Elementary Update – School Closure May 22nd

May 21st, 2014 by admin

Sams Valley Elementary will be closed for a second day, Thursday May 22, while Serv-Pro, a professional cleaning firm, sanitizes the facility and its contents.

The school was closed Wednesday as a precautionary measure while cleaning began, following the unexpected death Tuesday of a teacher’s aide. Jackson County health officials have conducted an inquiry (Jackson County Health & Human Services) and concluded that she died from complications from strep bacteria (i.e., strep throat).

The health department has stated that it is very uncommon for strep throat to develop into a life-threatening condition and noted that the strep bacteria are very common.  Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, District 6 will close the school Thursday as cleaning continues with hospital-grade sanitizers.

Two other school staff members have suffered illnesses, but have not reported any complications, nor are their illnesses or symptoms similar to the employee who died.

Superintendent Samantha Steele said that as the district grieves the loss of the beloved teachers aide, it remains focused on ensuring the health and well-being of students, staff and school visitors.

“We’ve worked closely with Jackson County Public Health to protect students and staff from any potential risk, however small,” Steele said. “We are confident that when the school reopens Friday students will be returning to a safe and healthy learning environment.”

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Samantha Steele, Superintendent, at 541-494-6201 or samantha.steele@district6.org

Sams Valley Elementary School closed Wednesday, May 21

May 21st, 2014 by admin

Sams Valley Elementary will be closed on Wednesday, May 21 for cleaning, as a precautionary measure, due to an unexplained illness.   Busses will not pick up Sams Valley students on Wednesday and the school is expected to re-open on Thursday, May 22.

After consultation with Dr. Jim Shames, Public Health Officer and Medical Director of Jackson County Health, District 6 officials determined that Sams Valley Elementary be closed for cleaning. Dr. Shames emphasized that although public health is not at risk, cleaning the facility, as a precaution, is a prudent step to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Additional information, as it comes available, will be posted on the Central Point School District website www.district6.org

Crater High School Graduation

May 13th, 2014 by anna.gray@district6.org
Crater High School is proud to announce that our 2014 Graduation ceremony can be viewed online June 4th starting at 7:30 p.m.  at www.tablerocksports.net.  This is a new feature allowing those that cannot attend to watch the ceremony online!

Teacher of the Week~ Mrs. McKinnis

February 7th, 2014 by christine.beck@district6.org

Our very own Mrs. McKinnis was recognized as the KOOL 103.5 and Rogue Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Week on February 6, 2014.  We are so excited and proud of Mrs. McKinnis.  This is her first year at Sam’s Valley Elementary and we are happy to have her as part of the SVE family.  One of her students and parent nominated her for this award through the Rogue Federal Credit Union website.


Nancy McKinnis




Tree Planting with Mr. Jenkins and Ms. Ziemann

February 7th, 2014 by Angela Lewis

4th and 5th graders from Mr. Jenkins and Ms. Ziemann’s classes went on a field trip to participate in the Josephine County Tree Plant.  Check out the KOBI Channel 5 newscast featuring one of our students!


District 6 schools in session on March 19th and 20th

February 7th, 2014 by Angela Lewis

The board approved a revised district calendar (the “13-14 calendar” link has been updated on our website) to restore part of the instructional time lost due to inclement weather in December.  March 19th and 20th (previously scheduled for Parent/Teacher Conferences) will be regular instructional days for students.  Schools will not be in session on Friday, March 21st–that day is set aside as compensatory time for teachers to conduct “vital” parent conferences between March 10th and April 15th.  The district recognizes both the importance of restoring instructional time and providing some time for Parent/Teacher conferences.  Although teachers will not be able to meet with every parent, parents are always welcome to contact teachers or the principal about their student’s progress.   Also, note that June 10th and/or June 11th have been set aside as “contingency” student contact days should the district be subject to additional closure dates because of weather or other emergency conditions.   Should you have questions or concerns about the revision calendar, please contact your principal or Samantha Steele at samantha.steele@district6.org.

Sam’s Valley Community Organization Chili Feed

December 12th, 2013 by christine.beck@district6.org

The Sam’s Valley Community Organization Chili Feed and Warming Hands Event has been postponed to Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:30pm.

We look forward to everyone joining us for an evening of Chili, a movie showing of “Olive, the Other Reindeer,” and cookie decorating.  Reminder…we are accepting donations for gloves and socks for our warming hands, warming hearts projectJ  

Snow Routes for Sam’s Valley Elementary

December 10th, 2013 by christine.beck@district6.org

RT. 30 (Duck Bus) JOHN DAY DRIVE – Meet at the bottom
Times: SVE 6:16-6:30 CHS&HMS 7:27-7:35
HOLCOMB SPRINGS – Meet at Pelton Ln
Times – SVE 6:40-6:47 CHS & HMS 7:42 -7:50
ROCK CRK/CROSSWAY RD, – Meet at Bottom
Times – SVE 6:55-7:00, CHS & HMS 8:00-8:05
DUGGAN RD – Meet at Valley Vista Rd Times – SVE 7:06-7:13, CHS & HMS 8:07-8:14

RT. 31 (Fish Bus) RAMSEY CANYON ROAD – Meet Meadows & Beagle Rd
Times: SVE 7:10-7:15, CHS & HMS, 8:08-8:12

– Meet at Antioch Rd and Beagle Rd
Times: SVE 6:50-7:05 CHS & HMS 7:50-8:05

Meet at Shiloh and Jones Rd
Times: SVE 6:50-7:00 CHS & HMS 7:45-8:00

RTS 35 – 39 (Lamb, Panda, Dinosaur, Penguin, Basketball) NO SNOW ROUTES -
Times: SVE, HMS, CHS Routes Run Nornal Times

2013-2014 School Supply List

August 8th, 2013 by admin

*Print a copy of our supply list by clicking here:

Supplies 2013-2014 (WORD)

2013-2014 supply list (PDF)



Inclement Weather

December 17th, 2012 by christine.beck@district6.org

With the changes in the weather it is also a good time for a reminder that inclement weather can sometimes prevent school from operating on time or at all. Please stay tuned to local radio stations, and TV stations, and /or check our District #6 website: www.district6.org for news of delays in starting times or closures. It is also important to plan ahead with your child and their daycare provider, if school was delayed in starting or closed. It is equally important to keep us up to date with your phone numbers and emergency contacts.