Powers School District #31

CALENDAR ITEMS

NOV 6 LAST DAY OF 1ST QUARTER

NOV 11 NO SCHOOL-VETERAN'S DAY

NOV 12 & 13 NO SCHOOL-STUDENT LED CONFERENCE DAYS

NOV 23 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

NOV 25-27 NO SCHOOL-THANKSGIVING BREAK

Superintendent's Corner

November 5, 2020

Greetings everyone!

As we reach the end of the first quarter of the school year I thought I would send out another update on things here at the school.

First of all, I thought you might be interested to know a little about the state's new metrics for opening schools. Oregon has created more opportunities for schools to open and based it more on local data. The net result of that is that you will start to see more schools open in the next month in a variety of ways. During the meeting that the state released these metrics, some alarming statistics were shared regarding students and schools. The most troubling thing that I heard is that currently in the state of Oregon there are only 6% of K-12 students attending school in person. To put that in numbers, there are approximately 35,000 students attending some kind of in-person school and over 560,000 not attending in-person in any way. The state is hoping to improve those numbers by relaxing the metrics schools have to meet in order to open. I am thankful that we have been able to be open from the beginning and these new metrics will not impact what we are able to do here in Powers.

As I mentioned, we are at the end of our first quarter, which means report cards will be coming out. Normally we hand out report cards at our conferences, but this fall we are not having in-person parent conferences. We plan to have report cards sent home with kids next Tuesday afternoon. If you would rather pick your child's report card up yourself, please contact us and we will arrange that.

The goal is to allow you to have all the information available to you for the conference with the teachers. Conferences this fall will be held primarily via telephone. Peggy will be contacting all 7-12 student's parents to arrange a time. Elementary parents will receive a notice in the mail and may also be contacted by your child's teacher.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks for all the support from our great community during these challenging times!

Matt

Face Covering Update

Coos Health and Wellness released new guidance on acceptable face coverings. “Chin shields” are no longer able to be used as an alternative to masks or face shields.

Please read the information from Coos Health and Wellness to ensure your students are wearing the proper masks.

Contact the school at 541-439-2291, if you have questions regarding face mask requirements.


School-Based Mental Health

Family Game Night

Oregon Health Plan

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