This afternoon, Governor Brown announced that in the interest of the health and safety of all Oregonians, Oregon’s public schools will close in-person classes for the remainder of this school year.
What does this mean? This is what we know today.
Teachers and other staff have been reaching out to students and parents this week and are preparing for online learning to take place next week. Chromebook distribution continues to happen this week and we will make sure that students have the tools they need to access these materials. Meals continue to be served to students. A slight change in meal distribution options will be made soon and you will receive further information in the coming days.
We know that there will be many individual questions and we will work through the state’s newest guidance document to provide that information to our students and parents in the coming week. This decision impacts everyone and I recognize that many families will struggle to support long-term learning from home, especially those who have work responsibilities outside of the home. We know that we all need to provide grace and support during this difficult time.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this ever-evolving situation in our state and country. Our teachers are looking forward to connecting with all of our students and I know are working hard to create accessible learning for all. We are committed to keeping you informed as soon as we learn more from our state’s leaders.
Matt Utterback, Superintendent