Distance Learning & Supplemental Education Letter (April 1, 2020)
Central Linn Elementary
We hope you are all well and healthy! We have two important messages for you. First, you should be hearing from each of your students’ teachers this week with login information for your child to begin accessing various online supplemental programs. Second, beginning Monday of next week, the elementary school will have packets of work for your child. These packets will be available to be picked up from the HS from 11:30-1:00 each Monday. If you are unable to pick up the packet, prefer to have the packet online, or need the packet delivered, please reach out to your child’s teacher. New packets will be available each week on Monday. Thank you for your patience as we continue to support your children during this difficult time.
Central Linn Junior/Senior High
Teachers are working on plans to continue education through new avenues. Students please begin checking your school email address daily beginning Tuesday, March 31st. Parents please begin checking your email address that you have on file with the district daily beginning Tuesday, March 31st. Further information will be sent to you by Central Linn staff through your email address. Students if you are unable to access your school email, please call the high school office 541-369-2811 and leave your name and a call back phone number.
Superintendent Letter (March 17, 2020)
Dear Parents and Community members,
Our community, our state, and much of the world are now dealing with an unprecedented public health crisis. Today, Governor Kate Brown issued an Executive Order extending the closure of all public schools through April 28th.
This action is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect Oregonians at the highest risk of contracting the disease, the Governor said in her Order. “I also recognize that school closures disproportionately impact Oregon’s most vulnerable children and families,” but “action is necessary to minimize disruptions…on Oregon’s health care system, first responders, and emergency workers.”
Governor Brown’s order will ensure that schools continue to receive funding during this closure so that employees will not be laid off and vital services, including meals for students, can continue. We will also have information coming at the end of spring break on supplemental educational options for your students.
Schools are essential to communities. We know that extending the school closure will cause difficulties for many families who rely on their schools for meals, and a safe place to be during the day. Since the COVID-19 coronavirus first emerged in Oregon, we have followed the guidance of our public health agency partners, including the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education, in taking preventative steps to make staff and students safe.
Please make every effort to follow published health-related guidelines such as regular handwashing and social distancing. During this health crisis, it is not recommended that students congregate with groups of people or friends. We still have time as a community to slow down the spread of coronavirus by working together.
We are in uncharted waters, but please know that Central Linn School District, in collaboration with local and state authorities, is doing its best to support our broader community as the reality of this unprecedented crisis continues to evolve.
Sincerely Brian Gardner,
Meal Offerings During School Closures
The Central Linn School District is offering families curb-side lunches at the Central Linn High School for pick up from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. March 16th through April 28th. There will be breakfast options ready to go home with the lunches. Children do not need to be enrolled in Central Linn but must be present to pick the lunches up.
If families do not have the ability to drive, please contact Wellness Coordinator, Audrey Borders, at 541-973-1890 for assistance.
Please take care.
School Closure Letter (March 13, 2020)
We appreciate your patience as we have navigated this complicated COVID-19 situation together for the last few weeks.
Last night, Governor Brown ordered that all Oregon K-12 schools close beginning Monday, March 16 and concluding Tuesday, March 31. At this time, Central Linn students are to stay home starting Monday, March 16 and are expected to return to school on Wednesday, April 1.
All athletics and activities will be cancelled during the closure period.
We appreciate your continued patience and will provide updates as new information becomes available.
COVID-19 Letter (March 9, 2020)
Dear parents, students, community and staff,
With the recent diagnosis of Coronavirus in Oregon, we are doing all that we can to keep our students and staff safe by initiating additional cleaning protocols. If the virus spreads and school closure is recommended based on public health officials guidelines, we will communicate through the Alert call system and our district website. You can do your part in keeping everyone safe by implementing the CDC recommending precautions to stay health:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap is unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (or sleeve) and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched
- Stay home if you’re sick.
If you suffer with influenza-like illness or any fever, stay home until at least 72 hours after being free of fever (100° F [37.8°C]), without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Together we will get through this.
Conversation with the Principal (October 15, 2019)
To view the notes from the October 15th “Conversation with the Principal”, please visit the designated section on the Communications page to download them.
Continuous Improvement Plan
We want your input! We are working on our District’s Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) as well as our application for funds under the Student Success Act (SSA). This may result in a significant investment in education at Central Linn by the state and your input on where we should spend that money is vital. Please use the link below to take the survey.
Central Linn is participating in Project PRIDE (Positive and Restorative Investment in Discipline Reform in Education). Project Pride is about making discipline fair for all students and making all students feel welcome and respected at school. Please go to the link below to complete a parent survey:
Letters to the Central Linn Community
Academic and Facilities updates from the school board’s communications officer, Rebekah Schneiter.
Please visit the Communications page to download them.
Contacting the School Board
Letters, emails and other written materials submitted to the school board are considered public record. In lieu of public comment, you may send a letter via U.S. mail to:
Central Linn School Board
Attn: Board Secretary
PO Box 200
Halsey, Oregon 97348
Also, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will send your email simultaneously to all school board members, the superintendent, and school board secretary.