7.28.20 Redmond School District Fall Reentry Update

Good afternoon Redmond School District Community,

Our reality continues to change as we navigate this pandemic and plan for return to school in September. Although our intent is to welcome students back on site in some capacity, we know that our local and state response to the pandemic is in a constant state of change.

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced new health metrics that determine how and when school districts in Oregon will reopen. These metrics are based on the number of COVID-19 cases and the COVID-19 positivity rate per capita––both on a county and statewide level––setting requirements for when it is safe for in-person instruction to resume, and when the level of COVID-19 spread in a community would warrant a transition to comprehensive distance learning. You can view more information about current COVID cases by county statewide on the Oregon Health Authority’s website

Redmond School District is working to interpret these new metrics and understand how these guidelines will affect reopening this fall. We ask that you please stay tuned for additional information.

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Fall Reentry Information

Redmond School District will comply with the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance, which was recently updated on July 22, 2020. This includes the updated guidance regarding face coverings and cohort sizes.

Parents and community members can visit the district’s new Fall 2020 Website to learn about educational options for the fall and to complete an intent-to-enroll in our full-time online program.

“Redmond School District, along with all of Oregon’s 197 school districts, is preparing to follow the requirements set forth by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority. We know that there is nothing better than in-person instruction. In order for us to do so, we must comply with the new public health mandates set forth by our governor to keep our teachers, staff and students safe. We have purchased appropriate PPE and are ready to support our teachers and students this fall.”

Charan Cline, Ed.D.

Superintendent

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RSD Fall Reentry Update 7.20.20

Good afternoon Redmond School District families,

Redmond School District is ready to support our students as we reenter the 2020-2021 school year in a safe and inclusive environment. The district is developing plans that follow ODE’s Ready Schools, Safe Learner’s guidance, which continues to evolve over the course of the pandemic. It is our deepest desire to see our students in person but know that the health and safety of our students, staff and community is of utmost priority.

A few weeks ago we shared our preliminary plans for the fall, which involves the following options for return to school, from which parents will make a choice: 

Elementary (K-5th): 

Full-Time On-Site (All In), or Full-Time Online

Middle & High School (6th-12th): 

On-Site & Online (Hybrid), or Full-Time Online 

To help you understand these options and navigate your decision for the fall, we’ve created the following website: https://fall2020.redmondschools.org. Please click the link to register for the option that will work best for you and your child.

On our Fall 2020 website, you can learn about these options, view videos …

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Redmond School District Fall Reentry Plans

July 3, 2020

Good afternoon Redmond School District Community,

This is my first week with the Redmond School District and I am honored to be part of this incredible district and beautiful community. I hope that this email finds you and your family safe and healthy as we approach a long holiday weekend. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate your continued engagement during these challenging times. Although rules are changing rapidly, I want to assure you that the district is working tirelessly to develop a re-entry plan for the fall that is safe and inclusive with a variety of options for all students.

Two weeks ago we asked you to complete a survey regarding your family’s readiness and preference to return to school next fall. Your feedback clearly illustrated that a safe return to in-person instruction with flexible learning options was a top priority.

I want you to know that Redmond School District will strive to provide on-site instruction to as many students as possible for as much time as possible. Using the Oregon Department of Education’s …

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Redmond School District Fall Reopening Survey

As we transition to next year, we are looking forward to opening our schools and welcoming students in the fall! We miss seeing students on a daily basis and are working diligently to bring everyone back together safely. It is our guiding value to provide on-site instruction to as many students as possible for as much time as possible. Using the ODE Re-Entry Guidance, we will develop reopening structures and practices that are safe, inclusive, and flexible.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY FOR EACH STUDENT YOU HAVE ATTENDING REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT: You will be asked to complete this short set of questions for each student in your family as you may have different preferences depending on which level the student will be attending, in addition to our need to gather data by school. Upon finishing the survey, you will be redirected to the start of a new survey for another student in your family. Repeat this until all students in your household have been represented.

Click Here to Take the Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YW67J72

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Herbicide Application Notice

It is mandatory for each facility to post this notice on their school website in addition to the site notices that will be posted by our grounds personnel.  These actions satisfy our due diligence to provide public notification as required by law.  Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

The Facilities Department hereby gives notice that Helena Chemical Company personnel will spray all turf areas for broadleaf weeds in grass at the following site and date between 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., weather permitting.  

All Schools and Facilities, Turf Areas

Wednesday – Friday, June 24-26, 2020

These grass areas will be posted as closed from 6:00am – 2:30pm or until the grounds personnel have determined the product being applied has had sufficient time to dry on the vegetation.  Please notify staff and the public of this application at least 24-hours in advance of the application date. 

The product being applied is listed below.  The safety data sheet is located in the red SDS binder at your facility.

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Redmond School District Fall Reopening Plans

June 17, 2020

Good afternoon Redmond School District Families,

Last week the Oregon Department of Education released Version 1 of Ready Schools, Safe Learners for Oregon school districts as they plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Since the release of this guidance, Redmond School District’s leaders have been working to review the recommendations and develop a plan that will be the right fit for students and families in Redmond, Oregon. 

Redmond School District will strive to provide on-site instruction to as many students as possible for as much time as possible. Using ODE’s guidance, Redmond School District will develop reopening structures and practices that are safe, inclusive, and flexible. Our district’s leaders are developing a plan that prepares for future pandemic outbreaks to include a swift response to pivot learning strategies to mitigate gaps in our students’ education. 

The district will collaborate with our local public health authority to provide a solution that meets the Oregon Health Authority’s guidelines for a safe reentry to school. The Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance outlines a number of strategies ranging from physical …

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Redmond K-12 Online Enrollment Begins in August

Started in 2012 and designed for student success, Redmond K-12 Online expands Redmond School District resources with a rigorous, supportive, and flexible learning option for students in Kindergarten-12th grade.

Students learn in a digital, multimedia rich environment with the option of accessing the many benefits of their neighborhood school.   A local learning coach and academic mentor work together to support student learning both at home and/or onsite at the Redmond K-12 Online Technology Center.

If you are interested in enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit Redmond K-12 Online’s website and complete an interest form

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