Oregon Schools CLOSED Through April 28

The Oregon Department of Education on Tuesday 3/17 announced that Governor Kate Brown has extended the Statewide School Closure for students in Oregon through Tuesday, April 28. Through Executive Order 20-08, Governor Kate Brown ordered public schools to remain closed to students from March 16, 2020, through April 28, 2020, unless that period is extended or terminated earlier by the Governor. 

View the ODE press release.

Our school district is sharing this information with our students, families and staff. We will be developing plans for this extended closure and will be providing information on a continuous basis.

Thank you.

Welcome to Heppner Elementary School!

New Snow Routes in Heppner this Winter

Similar to last year, if the Morrow County School District needs to delay school due to inclement weather, schools will be school bus on snowy roadon a 3-HOUR Delay. For Heppner schools, the district is trying something new.

In cooperation with Mid Columbia Bus Company, the district has created Heppner Snow Routes. After the 3-HOUR Delay, when school opens, there may be times students will be asked to go to the Snow Route locations in order to be transported to school. This is for Heppner Schools only, not for other schools in the district.

Here are the locations: Heppner Snow Routes. The routes can also be found under the Information Tab or the Shortcuts Menu on the school website.

Mid Columbia Bus Company will be contacting families about the new Snow Routes. If you have questions, please call your child's school directly.

COVID-19 District Update - Monday, March 16

Dear Morrow County Families,

On March 12th Governor Kate Brown announced that all schools in Oregon will be closed from March 16th to March 31st because of the COVID– 19 virus.  We know this directly affects you and your child and are working on answering questions that you may have.  This situation changes rapidly so we are also putting information on our website and through our district Facebook page as we receive it.  We will continue working on how to best support you and your student through this situation over the next few weeks.

These are the things that we are doing or know as of now:

  • Buildings and facilities are closed to non-essential staff from March 16th -31st.
  • We will have a grab bag breakfast, lunch and snack at locations in each community from March 16th -31st from 9am –noon.  This is a free meal to any student.  This will need to be picked up in person by each student, no area to eat will be provided.
  • School facilities and grounds are closed to all athletics and community activities
  • We do not know if we will be making up these days in June, that information will come later.
  • We will update our website with information as we get it.

Dirk Dirksen, Superintendent
Morrow County School District

 

Estimadas familias del condado de Morrow,

El 12 de marzo, la gobernadora Kate Brown anunció que todas las escuelas en Oregón permanecerán cerradas del 16 al 31 de marzo debido al virus COVID-19. Sabemos que esto lo afecta directamente a usted y a su hijo y estamos trabajando para responder las preguntas que pueda tener. Esta situación cambia rápidamente, por lo que también estamos poniendo información en nuestro sitio web y en nuestra página de Facebook del distrito a medida que la recibimos. Continuaremos trabajando en la mejor manera de apoyarlo a usted y a su estudiante en esta situación durante las próximas semanas.

Estas son las cosas que estamos hacienda o sabemos a paratir de ahora:

  • Los edificios e instalaciones están cerrados para el personal no esencial del 16 al 31 de marzo.
  • Tendremos un desayuno, almuerzo y merienda en bolsas en lugares de cada comunidad del 16 al   31 de marzo de 9am a tarde. Esta es una comida gratis para cualquier estudiante. Esto deberá ser recogido en persona por cada estudiante, no se proporcionará un área para comer.
  • Las instalaciones escolares y los terrenos están cerrados a todos los deportes y actividades comunitarias.
  • No sabemos si recuperaremos estos días en el mes de junio estaremos dándoles más información en cuanto esté disponible.
  • Actualizaremos nuestro sitio web con información a medida que la obtengamos.

Dirk Dirksen, Superintendente
Distrito escolar del condado de Morrow

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