Central Point School District #6

FAQ and FaceBook live event on “D6 Connected” postponed due to Oregon Department of Education delay

March 28th, 2020 – 6pm

Dear D6 Families,

Today, the Oregon Department of Education announced it will delay the release of rules to school districts for remote and distance learning during the COVID-19 closure, until Monday, March 30.  Previously we were told these rules would be released this past Friday.

The Central Point School District has developed and is ready to launch a comprehensive remote learning program called D6 Connected.  Unfortunately, the delay in ODE providing the rules and specific details we need, means we must push back our release of the program specifics and Facebook live event Q & A . As soon as ODE releases their rules, we will be able to release the FAQ for D6 Connected that will include specifics in some important areas, including information for graduating seniors.

D6 staff has worked hard to develop a comprehensive plan that allows for every student to continue their academic progress, receive support services like advising and counseling and have a rich, engaging, challenging and supported remote school experience—delivered by their own teachers and support staff.

  • We have a plan to provide the highest level of services possible via remote learning for Special Education students, English Language Learners and students who may be at risk.
  • We have a plan to provide technology for the families who need it, to assure this content accessible.
  • We have a plan to provide more than digital content—we want to be sure that students have some learning experiences that don’t involve the computer and challenge students to be active, problem solve and create.
  • We have a plan to assure that the supplies and materials your child needs are available.

Your child’s teachers have worked hard to learn new platforms and creatively find a way to deliver content, provide activities and stay connected. D6 remains committed to realizing the full potential of every student and D6 Connected will be ready to roll out on April 1st.

Some important details of D6 Connected still require approval from ODE and approval is important in order for our programs to remain in compliance so that high school students receive credits and all students progress academically with the supports they need to be successful.

A note to Seniors: I want to assure our graduating seniors that each of you will be able to talk with an advisor, principal or teacher from your school next week to plan your path to a diploma.  If you were “on track” to graduate prior to the COVID-19 closure, you are “on-track” now. If you were behind in credits, we will work with you to assure that you can earn those credits and meet the graduation timeline you established before the closure.  Graduating seniors who plan to transition to colleges and universities can be assured that we will work with you to be sure the closure will not impact your admission to higher education or your preparedness for college level coursework.

Finally, as we wait for more information to be released, please know that you can contact me at any time with questions or concerns about D6 Connected remote learning or the impact of the closure on your child and family.  Please contact me at samantha.steele@district6.org or 541-494-6201 (office) or 541-840-5644.

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