Central Point School District #6

Superintendent’s Office

Samantha Steele
(541) 494-6201
Amy Shipley
Executive Secretary to
the Superintendent &
Board of Directors
(541) 494-6202

A letter from the Superintendent

Welcome Back

District 6 staff members have been busy preparing classrooms and planning instruction—we’re excited about the return of your children to our schools today.

Whether your student is in elementary school, middle school or high school, you can expect a skilled and passionate staff committed to your child’s learning and growth. Each of our schools serves a distinct school community and provides the resources, programs and instruction tailored to that school community. Our schools also work with strong parent teacher organizations, site councils and community partnerships so that your child is both challenged and supported.

Our community partnerships remain essential to our strong school community. The Crater Foundation (along with Central Point Rotary) ensures that every Kindergarten student in the district receives all of his or her supplies. Junior Comets provides a wide range of elementary and middle school sports programs When that child graduates from high school, the Crater Foundation promises scholarship money, just for applying. La Clinica is our partner in student health—School Based Health Centers are located on the Crater Campus, at Jewett and at Scenic (a mobile unit for Hanby and Patrick will be also be available beginning this month). Students from all of our schools are welcome to visit the health centers for care. Southern Oregon Head Start shares our commitment to learning and growth and getting kids started in pre-school is essential. Southern Oregon Head Start will not only serve students at the Central Point Elementary site, but a new site at Sams Valley Elementary will open this month. Finally, our district partnership with Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.

The District 6 community has much to be proud of. In the last school year, our schools’ test scores improved, while the state demonstrated a downward trend. Our schools typically outperform the state—for example, we graduate more of our students and have fewer dropouts. In the past seven years we have also significantly increased the number of our students who go on to post secondary education. Further, some of our schools were singled out for major awards—Sams Valley Elementary was designated a model school, Crater Renaissance Academy was honored as a top high school by US News and World Report and Jewett Elementary was awarded a Bilingual Education Grant to design the Two Way Spanish/English Immersion program initiated this year.

District 6 schools and staff are committed to unfolding the potential of every child—we value your partnership in that mission.

Samantha Steele



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