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Limited In Person Instruction scaled back at D6 schools

Monday, November 16th, 2020

All District 6 schools will significantly reduce on-site learning the week of November 16 through 20th due to multiple positive COVID cases and exposures among staff and students that have resulted in quarantine.  We have not seen evidence of spread at our school sites and our protocols—masks, physical distancing, screening, sanitizing and limiting the number of people at our sites—have proven effective.  However, the surge of cases in our school community has limited our ability to staff programs at each site.

Your child’s school principal will provide details about the LIPI services that will continue for specific groups of students including students who do not have internet connection.  YMCA childcare will continue at Jewett, Central Point Elementary and Mae Richardson (the YMCA program is temporarily closed at Patrick and Sams Valley Elementary because of COVID cases) Comprehensive Distance Learning will also continue.  Meal services will continue via the D6 Express and “grab and go” at all sites except Patrick Elementary (Gold Hill families should use the Hanby Middle School site). Patrick Elementary will resume “grab and go” meal service on Tuesday, November 17 from 11:15am – 12:30 pm.

Our goal has been and continues to be maximizing on site learning for students–our schools are prepared to increase the number of students on site as allowed by the new Oregon Department of Education rules for Limited in Person Instruction (LIPI).  We are also planning for a move to “hybrid” or full on-site learning when the metrics in Jackson County allow.  It’s incredibly frustrating to see a huge surge in Jackson County and specifically in the Central Point area, just as our schools prepared to serve more students.  Cases in our school community and in Jackson County are monitored daily—our schools are prepared and eager to resume in person learning (LIPI) as soon as we are able to staff those programs—expect an announcement by December 2.



New metrics provide hope for re-opening D6 schools—we want kids and staff safely back in our schools, classrooms and playgrounds

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced new, relaxed metrics for re-opening schools in Oregon (you can access the new metrics here).  Although cases in Jackson County are currently too high for schools to be eligible for immediate transition to on-site learning, the metrics are within reach—community practices that include physical distancing, wearing masks and washing hands will help reduce the transfer of COVID-19 and allow our schools to open.

In addition to new metrics for re-opening, the Oregon Department of Education has revised requirements for “Ready Schools Safe Learners” including more generous rules for Limited In Person Instruction (LIPI)–larger cohort groups (up to 20 students) are now allowed and schools are no longer limited to 250 students per week.   The “2-hour” per day rule still applies and the distancing requirements for transportation on school busses remain—both a challenge for families and schools.

District 6 will continue to maximize “in person” learning wherever possible.  Schools have already begun planning to bring additional students on campus for Limited in Person Instruction (LIPI) as soon as next week.  Further, our schools are preparing to transition to more on site learning (elementary level and hybrid plans) so that when Jackson County meets the metrics, we can move quickly to return students to schools.

Finally, protocols that keep students and staff safe continue to be implemented at our schools.  Mask requirements, screening for symptoms, physical distancing and sanitation protocols assure that students and staff in our buildings are protected from the transmission of COVID-19.  We recognize the impact school closure has on kids and families and the D6 staff is working hard to maximize every opportunity for in person learning.   Don’t forget to turn your clocks back tonight—we recommend turning them back to 2019.

Division 22 Assurances

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

As reported to the School Board on October 20, 2020, Central Point School District 6 is in compliance with all state standards for the 2019-20 school year set forth in OAR chapter 581, division 22.

Division 22 Report to Community

District 6 schools: “gentle” return to instruction September 14

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of D6 families—we recognize that many are suffering significant impact from wildfires.   We also have students and families who are eager to get “back to school” and there are families at every point in between.  Beginning Monday, September 14th, instruction will resume for most students; students and families can expect communication from D6 teachers and staff to determine individual needs.  Because every D6 family may have different needs, D6 schools’ have prioritized services:

First priority

  • Outreach to D6 families to provide support for any challenges they currently face—housing, meals, clothing, healthcare, mental healthcare or other challenges.
  • D6 Express will resume to provide meals and delivery of requested supplies or other items to students and families. Please check out the new D6 Express routes.
  • Grab and Go meals will be available at Jewett, Crater, Patrick Elementary and Central Point Elementary.
  • Childcare through the YMCA and with D6 staff at each of our elementary schools. Look over this flier (English)(Spanish) for more information.
  • Childcare through Kid-Time will be available beginning 9/21 at Crater High School.    Please use this link (English) (Spanish) to learn more.
  • Direct support of statewide efforts to fight wildfire—Scenic Middle School is serving as the Central Incident Command Post for State Fire Marshal operations in Jackson County.
  • Direct support of recovery efforts–Crater High School is serving as the Incident Command Center for an Urban Search and Rescue team.
  • Support for families throughout Jackson County who have been impacted by wildfire. We’ve offered our facilities, resources and support to children and families from outside D6 who have lost homes in regional fires.

Second priority

  • “Gently” resume live instruction, activities, Zoom calls and other instruction, K-12, with maximum flexibility. This means school staff will work with each family to provide support, including as much extra time as students need before a “return” to comprehensive distance learning.
  • “Gently” resume plans for limited in person instruction and other “in person” activities and events. Schools will initiate transportation services for in-person instruction, support or to get students access to internet.

In addition to the devastation caused by the wildfire event in Jackson County, we now have hazardous level air quality.  Plans to provide a significant portion of childcare activities and limited in person instruction outdoors, will be suspended until the air quality improves and outdoor activities are safe.

Finally, D6 staff, community, businesses and families have demonstrated incredible generosity and support for those who have lost homes, been displaced or who are actively working to fight the wildfires or on the recovery efforts.  If you would like to help with the recovery efforts, please use this link for Rogue Valley Recovers.

Escuelas del Distrito 6: regreso “Suave” a la instrucción el 14 de septiembre

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Nada es más importante que la salud y la seguridad de las familias del D6; reconocemos que muchas están sufriendo un impacto significativo por los incendios forestales. También tenemos estudiantes y familias que están ansiosos por “volver a la escuela” y hay familias en cada punto intermedio.  A partir del lunes 14 de septiembre, la instrucción se reanudará para la mayoría de los estudiantes; los estudiantes y las familias pueden esperar la comunicación de los maestros y el personal de D6 para determinar las necesidades individuales.  Debido a que cada familia D6 puede tener diferentes necesidades, las escuelas D6 han priorizado los servicios:

Primera prioridad

  • Comuníquese con las familias D6 para brindar apoyo para cualquier desafío que estén enfrentando actualmente: vivienda, comidas, ropa, atención médica, salud mental u otros desafíos.
  • D6 Express se reanudará para proporcionar comidas y entrega de los suministros y otros artículos solicitados a los estudiantes y sus familias. Por favor, consulte las nuevas rutas de D6 Express
  • Las comidas para llevar estarán disponibles en Jewett, Crater, Escuela primaria de Patrick y Primaria de Central Point.
  • Cuidado de niños a través de la YMCA y con el personal de D6 en cada una de nuestras escuelas primarias. Consulte este folleto(Ingles) (Espanol) para obtener más información.
  • El cuidado de niños por parte de  Kid-Time estará disponible a partir del 21 de septiembre en la Preparatoria de Crater. Utilice este enlace(Ingles) (Espanol) para obtener más información.
  • Apoyo directo a los esfuerzos estatales para combatir los incendios forestales: la escuela secundaria Scenic se desempeña como el Puesto de Comando Central de Incidentes para las operaciones del Jefe de Bomberos del Estado en el condado de Jackson.
  • Apoyo directo a los esfuerzos de recuperación: La preparatoria de Crater  está sirviendo como el Centro de Comando de Incidentes para un equipo de Búsqueda y Rescate Urbano.
  • Apoyo a las familias de todo el condado de Jackson que se han visto afectadas por incendios forestales. Hemos ofrecido nuestras instalaciones, recursos y apoyo a niños y familias de fuera de D6 que han perdido hogares en incendios regionales.

Segunda prioridad

  • Reanudar “lentamente” la instrucción en vivo, las actividades, las llamadas de Zoom y otras instrucciones, K-12, con la máxima flexibilidad. Esto significa que el personal de la escuela trabajará con cada familia para brindar apoyo, incluido todo el tiempo adicional que los estudiantes necesiten antes de “regresar” al aprendizaje integral a distancia.
  • Reanudar “lentamente” los planes de instrucción limitada en persona y otras actividades y eventos “en persona”. Las escuelas iniciarán servicios de transporte para instrucción en persona, apoyo o para que los estudiantes tengan acceso a Internet.

Además de la devastación causada por el incendio forestal en el condado de Jackson, ahora tenemos un nivel de calidad del aire peligroso. Los planes para proporcionar una parte significativa de las actividades de cuidado de niños y una instrucción limitada en persona al aire libre se suspenderán hasta que la calidad del aire mejore y las actividades al aire libre sean seguras.

Finalmente, el personal, la comunidad, las empresas y las familias de D6 han demostrado una generosidad y un apoyo increíbles para quienes han perdido sus hogares, han sido desplazados o están trabajando activamente para combatir los incendios forestales o en los esfuerzos de recuperación. Si desea ayudar con los esfuerzos de recuperación, utilice este enlace link for Rogue Valley Recovers.

Recursos y Actualizaciones de eventos de Incendios Forestales Escuelas del distrito 6 de Central Point (CPSD)

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
9 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2020, 6:30 PM


Las escuelas del Distrito Escolar de Central Point se cancelan hasta el viernes 11 de septiembre de 2020.

Las escuelas del Distrito Escolar de Medford se cancelan hasta el viernes 11 de septiembre de 2020.

Las escuelas del Distrito Escolar Phoenix-Talent se cancelan hasta el viernes 11 de septiembre de 2020.


Las comidas para llevar se sirven en las siguientes escuelas de 11:15 am a 12:30pm, de lunes a viernes.

  • Crater High School  655 North 3rd Street, Central Point, OR
  • Scenic Middle School 1955 Scenic Avenue, Central Point, OR
  • Jewett Elementary School 1001 Manzanita Street, Central Point, OR
  • Central Point Elementary School 450 South 4th Street, Central Point, OR
  • Mae Richardson Elementary School 200 West Pine Street, Central Point, OR
  • Patrick Elementary School 1500 2nd Street, Gold Hill, OR
  • Hanby Middle School 806 6th Avenue, Gold Hill, OR
  • Sams Valley Elementary School 14235 Table Rock Road, Central Point, OR



  • Por favor, informe a su supervisor si hay necesidades inmediatas con las que podamos ayudarle.


  • La Escuela Primaria Patrick es actualmente un refugio para las familias que han sido evacuadas.
  • Crater High School es actualmente un sitio para personal de bomberos fuera del área.
  • Scenic Middle School es actualmente un sitio para el personal de Oregon Fire Marshall.
  • United Way ha lanzado un fondo de bomberos para ayudar a los cientos de personas que están siendo desplazadas activamente por los incendios en nuestro condado. Si desea apoyar con donaciones, hágalo aquí: www.unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give

Wildfire Event Updates and Resources

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

UPDATE – SEPT. 9, 2020, 6:30 PM


Central Point School District schools are canceled through Friday, September 11, 2020.

Medford School District schools are canceled through Friday, September 11, 2020.

Phoenix-Talent School District schools are canceled through Friday, September 11, 2020.


Grab and Go meals are served at the following schools from 11:15 am until 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Crater High School  655 North 3rd Street, Central Point, OR
  • Scenic Middle School 1955 Scenic Avenue, Central Point, OR
  • Jewett Elementary School 1001 Manzanita Street, Central Point, OR
  • Central Point Elementary School 450 South 4th Street, Central Point, OR
  • Mae Richardson Elementary School 200 West Pine Street, Central Point, OR
  • Patrick Elementary School 1500 2nd Street, Gold Hill, OR
  • Hanby Middle School 806 6th Avenue, Gold Hill, OR
  • Sams Valley Elementary School 14235 Table Rock Road, Central Point, OR



  • Please let your supervisor know if there are immediate needs we can assist you with.


  • Patrick Elementary School is currently a shelter for families who have been evacuated.
  • Crater High School is currently a site for out of area fire personnel.
  • Scenic Middle School is currently a site for the Oregon Fire Marshall personnel.
  • United Way has launched a fire fund to help the hundreds of folks who are actively being displaced by the fires in our county. If you would like to give, do so here: www.unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give

Instruction will be canceled in all D6 schools through September 11th

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

The impact of wildfires in Jackson County has become increasingly urgent, tragic and challenging.  D6 families and staff have lost homes, or been displaced or have family suffering huge loss.

Power outages and internet access are also huge obstacles to providing distance learning during this wildfire event.   In order to focus our efforts on supporting families and community, instruction will be canceled in all D6 schools through September 11th.

September 10-11

  • Live instruction, Zoom meetings, or other “real time” activities are canceled.
  • Grab and Go meals will be served at ALL D6 schools from 11:15 am until 12:30 pm.
  • YMCA childcare will be available at CPE, JES, MRE, PES and SVE.
  • Patrick Elementary is a temporary shelter site for families who have been displaced.
  • The Crater High School campus is a housing site for out of area fire crews.
  • Scenic Middle School is a command center for the Oregon Fire Marshal and a housing site for out of area fire crews.


Important update: fire impact on D6 schools for Wednesday, September 9

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Important update: fire impact on D6 schools for Wednesday, September 9

Updated at 7:00 am, Wednesday, September 9

Fires in Jackson County have resulted in evacuations, power outages and impacts on services for our families and staff.  Students will continue to have access to remote learning platforms, but all school buildings are closed on Wednesday, September 9, including YMCA childcare.

For Wednesday, September 9 only

  • The D6 Express will not operate.
  • Grab and Go meals will be available at Patrick Elementary and Crater High School.
  • All “in person” or “on site” instruction, activities, athletics, meetings or other events are canceled.
  • YMCA childcare is canceled today.
  • All “live” or “synchronous” instruction, Zoom meetings, phone calls or other real time activities are canceled.
  • Transportation routes will not operate.


Be safe.

D6 Connected 2.0 Update for families – September 4, 2020

Friday, September 4th, 2020

D6 Connected and the YMCA partner for childcare at five elementary sites

D6 and the YMCA have partnered to provide D6 families childcare in a “micro-school” environment at each of our elementary schools, with D6 staff.  Costs range from $135 per week per child to $0 per week per child. Please look over this flier (English) (Spanish) for more information about the program and costs.  If you need childcare and cannot afford to pay, or want to know more about reduced costs, please contact  Bethany Pitts bpitts@rvymca.org or 541-772-6295 ext. 114.

Kid-Time Learning Lab, community micro-school and D6 partner for childcare and learning supports at Scenic

Additional childcare in a micro-school environment will be offered at Scenic Middle School for school age students K-6th grade.  The Kid-Time Learning Lab operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm and costs range from $675 per month (per child) to $150 or less.  Please use this link (English) (Spanish) to learn more. If you need childcare and cannot afford to pay, or want to know more about reduced costs, please contact learninglab@kid-time.org or 541-772-9922. 

Free meals for kids 18 years old and younger will continue through December 31

Yay!  Our school sites will continue to offer free meals and the D6 Express begins Tuesday, September 8th—see the D6 scheduled routes here.  Schools offering free breakfasts and lunches through “grab and go” can be found here, along with available times.

The D6 Express!  We’re back on the road beginning September 8

The D6 Express is back with meals, materials and fun!  Please check out the new D6 Express routes where you can grab a meal, turn in materials or pick up items you’ve requested from your school.

NEW! Sams Valley Elementary will provide space and internet for secondary students

Living the serene life in the country sometimes means no access to internet.  If you don’t have access to the internet for remote learning, please contact your child’s school for assistance; we can provide technical help, technology, hot-spots and other services to assure that you can get on-line.   Sams Valley Elementary is providing limited on-site instruction for elementary kids in the mornings and a safe, supported space for secondary kids in the afternoon.  Please contact your child’s school for more information.

Need help with a neighborhood micro-school?

Neighborhood micro-schools are organized and supervised by parents.  It’s a great way for like-minded parents to work together so that students can engage together in the comprehensive distance learning provided by D6 schools, parents can share supervision and kids can continue to develop social skills while having some fun.  Once you’ve formed a neighborhood micro-school, contact one of our micro-school gurus for resources, consultation and anything else that will make your neighborhood micro-school a success!  Kim Bennett (kim.bennett@district6.org) and Amanda Davenport (amanda.davenport@district6.org) can help.  Please note that parents are responsible for organizing and supervising their neighborhood micro-schools.  D6 does not go into individual homes to background check parents or evaluate those homes for safety.  As much as we’d like to help match up interested families, we do not want to give the impression that we’ve “vetted” an individual or a group.  Please apply the same vigilance and caution you would before sending your child into any private home.  If you are interested in a micro-school that has been “vetted” by D6, consider one of our community micro-schools—the YMCA or Kid-Time.  

 Need more information about D6 Connected 2.0?

Please go to https://d6connected.district6.org/ to get specific information about your child’s school including contact information for technical support or other resources.

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