Central Point School District #6

Update for D6 families

March 20th, 2020 – 6pm

This has been a challenging week for all of us and there will likely be many more challenging weeks in the wake of COVID-19.    The health and safety of families is the priority during this time, but school closures have also contributed to the uncertainty and in many cases, created hardships for families around childcare and meals.   Students miss their teachers and their friends; parents are concerned about their kids losing important education opportunities and our graduating seniors are worried about what school closure means for them.

D6 Connected, remote learning plan launches April 1

The D6 staff is finalizing an action plan that will allow every D6 student access to meaningful and engaging remote learning that keeps them connected to their teachers, their school and their peers.   School meals, including breakfast and lunch will continue to be available through the closure, with additional ways for you to access those meals.  We also have plans to provide our students access to technology, library books, counseling and advising services, along with a few opportunities for fun.   You’ve likely already heard from your child’s school or teacher as they survey families to learn more about your needs for remote school services.   If you haven’t answered a survey or talked with someone at your child’s school, this is the link to the survey D6 Connected Survey.  You can also contact me directly, anytime at samantha.steele@district6.org or 541-494-6201 (office) or 541-840-5644 (cell).   We’ll post more information and details about D6 Connected, our remote learning plan, on this site next week.


Information for graduating seniors

We are also concerned about the impact on our graduating seniors and recognize the incredibly short timeline for decisions.  The Oregon Department of Education has prioritized development of rules and guidance for graduating seniors and expects to have a plan to districts by early next week.   Superintendents were in a statewide meeting with ODE this afternoon (3/20/20) to review possible options for seniors as ODE develops guidance.  I want to assure graduating seniors and their families that District 6 is dedicated to taking every action necessary to assist seniors in graduating and in being as prepared as possible for their next steps.  As soon as ODE releases a plan for graduating seniors, it will be posted here.  Every senior in District 6 will have personalized support and communication from a staff member at their school to assist in meeting the requirements set forth by ODE.  Finally, in an effort to slow the rumor mill, none of the proposals superintendents reviewed today require seniors who are currently on track to graduate, to attend school this summer.   Again, please contact me if you have questions or concerns—samantha.steele@district6.org  or 541-494-6201 (office) or 541-840-5644.




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