Central Point School District #6

The Central Point School District 6 office is currently open with limited staff.  However, our staff is available by appointment at any time.  To make an appointment, please call 541-494-6202.

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Contact Us

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

Transportation Center
(541) 494-6930

District Office Hours

Monday – Friday:

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Central Point School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, disability, sex, gender identify or expression, in the administration of any of its educational programs and services or in its employment practices.

For more information about District discrimination policies or how to make a report, click here.

Bus Routes – Beginning Monday, April 5

April 2nd, 2021 by Amy Shipley

Updated bus routes beginning Monday, April 5 can be found here.

If you do not see a stop with your address, please find the closest stop to your house. Please expect the bus 10 minutes either before or after the posted time as routes continue to be refined.

*Updates were made to Route 30 (SVE only) and Route 34 (HMS only) as of 4/3/21.

*Updates were made to Route 33 (SVE & Crater) as of 4/6/21.

D6 Express Update – Beginning April 12, 2021

April 2nd, 2021 by Amy Shipley

Beginning Monday, April 12 the D6 Express will only run on Wednesdays. Grab and Go meals will still be available daily at the Crater window from 12:45 – 1:15 and CPE, Jewett and Patrick from 11:45 – 12:15.

D6 Express Routes – Spanish

Updated Bus Routes – Beginning April 5

April 1st, 2021 by Amy Shipley

Updated schedules for morning pickup and afternoon return to home times for out of town schools (Patrick Elementary, Hanby Middle School, and Sams Valley Elementary) will be posted Friday afternoon.  In town elementary bus schedules will remain the same.  Scenic Middle School and Crater bus stop locations will be the same, but pickup and return to home times will be one hour later beginning Monday, April 5th.

Kindergarten Launch

March 15th, 2021 by Amy Shipley

Calling all 2021-2022 Kindergartners!  If your child will be 5 by September 1, 2021, please join us virtually for Kindergarten Launch at your neighborhood school. Kindergarten Launch is a time to learn about the kindergarten program and to meet staff and teachers.

Kindergarten Launch – English

Kindergarten Launch – Spanish

Updated D6 Express Routes – 3/10/21

March 10th, 2021 by Amy Shipley

Beginning March 11, 2021 D6 Express Route 6 will no longer run.

Please note, routes 5 and 7 will run on Wednesdays only.

D6 Express Routes

D6 Express Routes – Spanish

 

Community Survey on Superintendent Search

February 2nd, 2021 by Amy Shipley

We want to hear from you! Follow this link to complete our community survey. This survey will help us develop an “Ideal Profile” for the selection of our next superintendent, who will join our district in July 2021.

School Re-Opening Guides

January 29th, 2021 by Chuck Whiteley III

CPE – English
CPE – Spanish
MRE – English
MRE – Spanish
JES – English
JES – Spanish
PES – English
PES – Spanish
SVE – English
SVE – Spanish
SMS – English
SMS – Spanish
HMS – English
HMS – Spanish
BIS – English
BIS – Spanish

CRA – English
CRA – Spanish

CAHPS – English
CAHPS – Spanish

2020 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities

January 29th, 2021 by Chuck Whiteley III

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon.  The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2020 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets.

Who qualifies for the exemption?

A child qualifies if he or she meets all of the following criteria:

  • Qualifies as a dependent of the parent(s) for tax year 2020;
  • Is eligible for early intervention services (birth to age 3), early childhood special education services (ages 3 to 5) or receives special education as defined by the State Board of Education of the state where the child attends school; and,
  • Is considered to have a disability as of December 31, 2020 under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and related Oregon laws.

What documentation must be submitted with the tax return to qualify for this exemption?

As the tax instruction booklet indicates, the child must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), as well as a current eligibility statement as a student with a disability.  If you do not have these documents contact your District for a copy of the IEP/IFSP cover sheet, and eligibility statement.  Copies of the IEP/IFSP cover sheet and eligibility statement are not required to be submitted with the tax return.  However, parents are advised to retain a copy with their 2020 tax records as the Oregon Department of Revenue may ask the parents to provide such documentation. If you have any Special Education related questions, please contact your local education provider.

Oregon Department of Revenue Online Instructions and Forms

For further information and assistance in completing Oregon tax forms, consult a tax professional or contact the Oregon Department of Revenue at 1-800-356-4222.  Oregon income tax forms/publications are available at the DOR website (www.oregon.gov/DOR).  That process will allow you to claim the additional tax exemption for the 2020 year.

Updated D6 Express Routes – 2/5/21

January 27th, 2021 by Amy Shipley

Update as of February 5, 2021! Route 7 will no longer stop at Tea Pot on Wheels.

D6 Express Routes have been updated and will begin on February 2, 2021. Please note, routes 5-7 will run on Wednesdays only.

D6 Express Routes – Spanish

Looking forward

December 18th, 2020 by Samantha Steele

As the calendar year ends, there is some hope for a better 2021; initial vaccinations against COVID-19 have begun in Oregon.  Whether your focus is getting kids back to our campuses or being able to socialize with family and friends again, we finally have some hope for the not-too-distant future.  Further, Governor Brown has communicated with school district superintendents that her priority is to have Oregon students back in our schools by February.

Following the three weeks of “scaled back LIPI,” in December, D6 schools will resume or expand LIPI beginning January 4th. Specific LIPI programs and schedules are available from your principal.   January 2021 will also be an opportunity for schools to gear up for a hybrid learning model tentatively beginning February 2.  Every D6 school developed a hybrid plan in August and many of those plans will need to be revised or updated for current circumstances.

While we may have students back on campuses by February, school is likely to look much different from a year ago—the protocols that must be in place to assure staff and student safety and meet statewide guidelines will result in a “hybrid” model for most of our schools.  This means that many students will attend school for either partial weeks or partial days.  The “hybrid” model will vary by school primarily because our school buildings are so different—schools with lower enrollments and larger classrooms will be able to accommodate more of their students each day and week.  Schools with smaller classrooms and larger enrollments will be able to accommodate fewer of their students.  You will receive more information from your child’s school as these programs and schedules are finalized.

 

Is on-site learning really going to happen by February?

We honestly have no idea, but we’re optimistic and we want to be prepared.  Most of us have whiplash from the constantly changing guidelines, rules and COVID numbers.  We’ve learned a lot since March, primarily that all plans are subject to dramatic change.  Nonetheless, our goal is to have our students and staff back in schools as soon as possible, provided our schools are safe for kids and staff.

 

Why is the district pushing to get kids back in school?

Our kids need to be back in school for their physical and mental health and because school is where most kids learn best.  Many of our students do not have the resources and support they need to be successful in comprehensive distance learning and all of our students are missing the learning activities, collaboration and social aspects of on-site learning.

 

Is it safe to have kids and staff on site?

Our schools have been serving students on-site for months through LIPI and to date, we have not had a case of COVID transfer at a school site.   The Oregon Department of Education has referenced the following information regarding safety on school sites: click here to review the articles.  We recognize and respect the dangers of COVID and COVID transfer.  There is no such thing as “no risk,” but the protocols established for school sites are working, much the way the protocols for salons are working to prevent spread of COVID.

 

What are the protocols we can expect for on-site learning?

The “operational blue prints” for each school provide the specifics for the protocols (you can access those blueprints here) but the general protocols, across all D6 buildings include:

  1. Reduction of the total number of people on site
  2. Daily Screening for symptoms
  3. Face mask requirement (there are some very specific circumstances where a face “shield” may be worn)
  4. Sanitizing spaces between uses
  5. Physical distancing
  6. Personal hygiene, including handwashing/hand sanitizing

 

Will distance learning be available for my child if I am uncomfortable with in-person learning?

Yes.  We recognize that every family has different circumstances and needs.  Please keep in mind that the distance learning will likely look a little different once we move into a hybrid model—we want our students to remain in their regular classes and with their regular teachers, but teachers need time to integrate distance and hybrid.

 

There is currently a massive number of cases in our county, why plan for LIPI/Hybrid now?

Jackson County is experiencing a huge spike in cases, mostly the result of social events.  We have consulted with the Jackson County Health Department about our school programs, including LIPI, and on November 11th, The Jackson County Health Department recommended that all current LIPI in schools could continue.   Part of the health department’s rationale was a track record of safety at school sites and part was the role that schools play in contact tracing, allowing for swift responses to positive cases and exposures that would otherwise not be addressed for days, leading to more community spread.  In instances where LIPI has been canceled or scaled back in D6, it is only because the case count in Jackson County jeopardized our ability to provide necessary staffing.  Finally, we anticipate a change in guidelines or metrics to come from the Governor and ODE that will allow for a move to hybrid by February and we want to be prepared for our students’ return to schools.

 

Why doesn’t the district establish a LIPI program that is aligned across all schools?

Limited In Person Instruction (LIPI) is driven by two factors—need (student need) and resource (staffing and space).  LIPI is not intended to be a district wide program.  This means that elementary is likely to have more LIPI than secondary (in general, need for in person is greater for younger students and at secondary,) and schools with more space or lower enrollment are able to serve a greater percentage of their student body per day than schools with larger enrollment or smaller spaces.

Need more information?

More information about LIPI and the hybrid models will be available soon.  You may also contact your child’s school or contact me directly at samantha.steele@district6.org or 541-494-6201 (office) 541-840-5644 (mobile).

 

 

 

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