Letter to the Community from Superintendent Gardner – November 24, 2020
Dear Central Linn Community,
I thought it was time for a quick update on the status of in-person instruction at Central Linn. We are currently operating in-person instruction grades K thru 3 and Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) with Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) grades 4 thru 12. There are no changes to this schedule following Thanksgiving break.
Restorative Practices Grant Survey
Central Linn is in the second year of participating in a Restorative Practices grant through the University of Oregon. We have received staff training in Restorative Practices, which has been used to teach students problem solving skills when they experience conflict.
The link below is a parent survey which is necessary for Central Linn to continue with the Restorative Practices grant for another year. Please click on the link to complete the survey.
Letter to the Community from Superintendent Gardner – October 30, 2020
Greetings Central Linn Community,
Today Governor Brown released an update to the metrics that controls the conditions necessary for us to reopen schools across the state and here in Central Linn. The School Board and I have been working diligently for months to influence state guidance on reopening of schools because we believe strongly that kids need to be in school. Our voice was heard and had some impact, but we by no means received as much flexibility as we desired.
Open Letter to Governor Brown from the undersigned members of the Central Linn School Board
Governor Brown, we understand the difficulty of your leadership in these tumultuous times. We do not envy the choices you need to make to keep Oregonians safe.
We, at Central Linn, take the COVID-19 crisis seriously and strive to keep our community safe. Our Opening plans this year were derailed due to having too many transfers from other districts. We have those transfers because we put a quality product on the table. We consider this anomaly a relatively minor violation of the ‘Rural and Remote’ exception to the matrix. We have a very tight cohort and safety plan, we feel that our kids are safer in school than they are almost anywhere else. Not only are they safer from COVID-19, but safer from the damage to our kids and families that COVID has imposed on them. School is the safest place in many of our children’s lives; school is a place where they are fed, many are clothed, all are loved and supported, and where friendships are made. Isolation is not good for the mental health of our children and is putting a great deal of stress on them and their parents. We have successfully been operating K-3 and know we could do so K-12.
We ask you to allow local school districts like ours, supported by local taxes and governed by local boards, to make local decisions about what is best for our community. We are not deniers, we want to keep our community safe and we feel that we are best equipped to make those decisions with guidance, not mandates, from the state.
Signed by Board Members:
- Jennifer Duringer, Board Chair
- Rebekah Schneiter, Vice Chair
- Parker Leigh
- Randy Smith
- David Karo
- Brian Tenbusch
- Tony Isom
Central Linn School District’s SIA Application
The Student Investment Account (SIA) funds are non-competitive grants available to all Oregon school districts and eligible charter schools.
COVID-19 Communicable Disease Management Plan
The purpose of this plan is to provide a guidance process during a novel viral pandemic. This plan will lay out Central Linn’s communication protocol, screening protocol, isolation measures and protection measures.
CL Distance Learning vs. Home Schooling
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School Board Community Letter – August 13, 2020
Dear Central Linn Community:
We, the Central Linn School Board, want you to know how hard the Central Linn Staff has been working this summer during unpredictable and stressful circumstances. Not only has admin been working overtime to run up to three different scenarios and schedules, making sure cohorts are not mixing and coordinating that each child take the courses they need for graduation, but a team of teachers has also been working with admin as a committee to create a blueprint for school reentry in the 2020-2021 school year. This is just one of the many tasks they’ve had to navigate in an every-changing pandemic. (Principals are not contracted for the month of July, teachers are not contracted for summer, but our CL staff is working regardless.)
June Parent Survey Results
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In-Person and At-Home Learning Options are Being Offered for the 2020-2021 School Year.
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 Parent Resources page. The Parent Resources 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 Parent Resources 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 Parent Resources 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.