In-Person and At-Home Learning Options are Being Offered for the 2020-2021 School Year.
Letter to the Community from Superintendent Gardner – July 30, 2020
Central Linn Parents and Community,
I would first like to acknowledge the stress that our families are feeling right now. Raising children is hard in normal times, doing so in the face of a pandemic that has impacted the economy, our daily lives, our relationships, our safety, our ability to look forward to anything, and any sense of normalcy that we want and that our children need; this is why school is so important right now. School gives our children something concrete to hold onto when few things are certain.
Letter to the Community from Superintendent Gardner – July 23, 2020
Central Linn Parents, Staff, and Community,
I am writing this letter in order to keep you as up to date as possible in this time of continual change and uncertainty and to ask parents for their help.
First, the regulations update from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Yesterday, we received an update from ODE with required guidance for reopening schools. Central Linn receives roughly 50% of its funding from ODE and must follow ODE guidance to receive those funds. The biggest change is that ODE will now require all learners K-12 to wear face coverings at school. I was expecting the requirement ages 10 and up, and I was caught off guard when I learned the requirement would extend to the younger children. I know that the face covering issue has been politicized; however, I want to be clear: Central Linn School District is not making a political statement. We are simply adhering to state regulations. On the positive side, there is mounting evidence that the wearing of face coverings will add a layer of safety to our most vulnerable children and staff.
School Board Community Letter – July 2020
Dear Central Linn Community:
Thank you for your participation in our survey that was sent out gaining your opinion about what school should look like for the fall of 2020. It was overwhelmingly clear that the families of CL want to see their students back in the classroom. At the July School Board Meeting, the School Board, approved a revised calendar for the 20/21 school year. All schools must decide locally how to best meet the ODE and OHA guidelines for education during COVID19. Smaller school districts have an easier time providing in-person education due to the nature of these guidelines. We decided that it was in the best interest of the students and community that we offer a 5-day school week with shorter days for the upcoming school calendar.
Letter to the Community from Superintendent Gardner – July 14, 2020
Parents, community and staff,
Monday night the Central Linn School Board adopted the enclosed modified school calendar. This modified calendar represents what we think is best for kids in the upcoming 20-21 school year. It does not represent what we think is the best model for the long term, it does not foreshadow a trend, it is simply the best thing for kids based on available resources, Oregon Department of Education (ODE) guidelines and learner needs.
Summer Food Program
Mondays ~ 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Starting Monday, June 15th you may pick up at the High School Breakfasts and Lunches for the week. For all children up to 18 years of age, even if they do not attend Central Linn.
If you are unable to get to the High School for meals pick-up, please contact Audrey Borders at 541-973-1890 to arrange delivery.
Childcare for Essential Workers
If you are an essential worker in need of childcare please contact Pollywog @ 541-917-4884; https://pollywogfamily.org or call 211.
For all Letters & Notices concerning the COVID-19 School Closure please see the Communications Page. The Communications Page can be found under the drop down menu at the top of the page. Please look at both the School and the Communication Pages for information as we continue to navigate this difficult time.
Virtual Phone System
We have implemented a virtual phone system that will allow staff to receive calls forwarded to their personal phones. For the Elementary School Staff dial 541-801-3387; For the High School Staff dial 541-801-3385, follow the prompts to reach the staff member. You may also leave a voicemail.
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.
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 email@example.com. This will send your email simultaneously to all school board members, the superintendent, and school board secretary.