The new school year is fast approaching! Please visit your school websites for information about registration dates and times. We do need all families to complete registration forms.
Like everyone, Morrow County School District was disappointed to hear that Governor Kate Brown has placed a new mask mandate on Oregon public schools after announcing in June that we would all have local control of COVID-19 protocols. While Morrow County COVID-19 rates have returned to the numbers we were seeing last fall, we feel that we have safety protocols in place that would allow our schools to operate safely in-person. We understand and share the frustrations of our families and ask everyone to understand that school boards and administrators have little room to defy this order without risking daily fines imposed on the district and risks of sanctions on the licenses of our teachers and administrators. What can families and community members do to help advocate for a return to local control? Contacting your state representatives and the Governor’s office through the complaint link is a start. https://www.oregon.gov/gov/pages/share-your-opinion.aspx It is important that we work together in returning local control to the school district. As we continue to navigate state updates, MCSD will remain committed to providing full-day, everyday education programs for all of our students to include in-person and virtual options.
MCSD will continue with our current plan of optional mask use at our summer programs UNTIL OHA/ODE finalize their rule around K-12 mask use. https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64174 MCSD is committed to keeping our school buildings open to full-time, in-person learning this school year.
August Jumpstart starts in 1 week!
We would like to share with families and the public that Morrow County School District expects to fully reopen schools to full-day, in-person learning this fall. We maintain those expectations through guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and its Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year. Currently we anticipate that we will be able to return to school with the optional use of face coverings by students and staff as well as full use of our bussing system. For families that have found online or school at home works better for them, we will continue to provide this opportunity through our online school at MEC. There are always many details to opening school in the fall, and this year those details will include things like COVID-19 safety measures. We of course will continue to partner with public health officials and plan to keep families updated as we finalize those details as we move into August.
Don't forget to schedule your Well Care appointments - these cover the required sports physicals!
MCSD Virtual Program
It is time to start returning any technology that was checked out to students / families. This includes Chromebooks and hotspots for the summer.
Student's last day of school is June 10th - stay tuned for details on summer school programs.
Congratulations to the class of 2021! Please see each high school's website for graduation ceremony details.
In honor of the men and women who have died while serving in the military.
Opportunities for students 12 years and older to start getting their COVID-19 vaccines through Morrow County Health Department.
We have lots of great jobs - both licensed and classified! All with great benefits! https://www.morrow.k12.or.us/page/employment
MCSD has the best teachers!
Happy Administrative Assistant Day! Our office staff are amazing!
Kindergarten Roundup is coming! MCSD will be hosting pre-registration and meet and greet sessions at all three kindergarten sites May 3rd-6th. Please visit your community's elementary website for details!
We are hiring! Please visit our website for a complete job listing and application links! https://www.morrow.k12.or.us/page/employment Music Teacher - Windy River Elementary K-12 Grade Music/Band Teacher - Heppner Schools Innovative STEM Lab Teacher - Morrow County School District Life Skills Special Education Teacher - Morrow County School District 1st Grade Teacher - Sam Boardman Elementary School 2nd Grade Teacher - Sam Boardman Elementary School Computer Technology Teacher - Irrigon Jr/Sr High School ELD Teacher - Irrigon Jr/Sr High School JH Language Arts Teacher - Irrigon Jr/Sr High School Substitutes
PICTURE RE-TAKES will be on Wednesday, March 10. Orders may be submitted online at mylifetouch.com with Picture Day ID: EVTX38KTT. There are photo envelopes available through the HES office if unable to order online. Students needing retakes must return their photo packets. If your student did not get their picture taken yet, they MUST do a retake photo for student records/student ID cards.
Seniors – attached is the link for the Carl Troedson Scholarship. This scholarship is available only to Morrow County graduates, and numerous awards are made. Every senior should apply! *The deadline is April 1. Here’s the application - https://www.csascholars.org/troedson/
OABE is pleased to partner with MCSD to inform Spanish speaking families about these parent meeting opportunities. We believe these opportunities will add value to our Spanish speaking parent groups by providing additional support to their needs. As well as building collective efficacy amongst the group. The next scheduled parent meeting will be on February 26th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Professor Martin Davila. He is originally from Zacatecas Mexico and he is here as an exchange teacher. Currently he is working as a 4th grade DLI teacher in Canby Oregon. The theme will be, “Padres Activos en la Educación de sus hijos" Parents Actively Involved in their Children 's Education. If you have any questions please feel free to contact: Vicky Aguilar at firstname.lastname@example.org Antonio Ramos, email@example.com David Jaimes, Dje291980@gmail.com Araceli Farias, firstname.lastname@example.org Join Zoom Meeting https://bit.ly/cafecitofamiliaOABE