CORRECTION: Crow-Applegate-Lorane SD has two (2) at-large vacancies on the Budget Committee. To apply please email your letter of interest to email@example.com. The first meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2020 and is likely to be conducted virtually (online).
Crow-Applegate-Lorane SD has one at-large vacancy on the Budget Committee. To apply please email your letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2020 and is likely to be conducted virtually (online).
Students/Parents, We start a new journey in education this week that has never been done before. In a short time, our world has been told to change what we deemed normal. Society has been asked to adjust and adjust over and over. We may not know when these social oddities may stop, but we do know one thing, education must go on. Our staff has put in a massive amount of effort to change their classrooms for distance learning. I can honestly say, through the work I have witnessed, that the staff at Crow Middle/High School cares deeply about their students! At the front of all of our conversations it has had the students in mind. Instead of complaining, having fear, or anxiety, our staff has asked how? How can we best serve our community and students? I believe they are going to achieve this goal of providing education in the best way possible for the students. In these next few weeks, we will all have to learn these new formats and skills. It will involve patience from all parties as we embark on this journey. With that, I want to give some advice for families that I hope will help. This is just advice that works for me, but I want to acknowledge that all families are different, and what works for yours can look many different ways. 1. Communication will be key. I encourage you all to communicate often with the teachers. No question is too small. Students have to be willing to ask through email, chats, or calls to teachers about what they need to know. Teachers can no longer read the non-verbal ques that they had in the classroom. 2. Create a work space for your student. It is best to try and find a space where your student can focus and work in a quiet place. I know this isn’t always possible, but try your best to provide a space for students to work. With the weather being better, this doesn’t even need to be inside, just one that creates focus. 3. Set up schedules. Along with a space to focus, students often underestimate how much time online learning can be. Our staff has been informed that their lessons should take about 30 minutes per class. That means a student with a full schedule could have upwards of three and a half hours of work a day, every day. This time doesn’t have to be done all at once, in fact, I encourage you to break this time up throughout the day. Whatever works for your student, set up a schedule for them to try and follow. Set timers and goals for each work period. I would also encourage physical breaks. Have your student go do something active during their breaks that will help reset their minds. 4. Patience, patience, patience! This is new for everyone. It will not be perfect. It is ok if it doesn’t go as smooth as you expected at first. Have patience in figuring out how these new things best operate for you and your student. If the internet goes down, that is ok. Work to get it back, and get back at the grind when you have it. Just to let you know, Rays is offering free internet to anyone that needs it, and our school is working on systems to help our community. If something is not working for you, let the teachers know and we will try to reach your needs. 5. Enjoy these moments. I have seen so many posts on social media, joking in nature, about how tired parents are of their children being at home. I encourage you to be one that fights this stereotype. The adults of the house set the tone for everyone. If the kids feel a tension or frustration, it will be passed on to them. When I speak to kids about what is the most important thing in their life, the number one answer, without question, is FAMILY! Kids love their families, even though teenagers can be fun at showing it sometimes, and we are getting more family time than I have ever had in my life. Love it, embrace it, and cherish how much time we get to spend with our families in this unprecedented time. To end, if any of our families have questions or concerns, please let us know. Those in need of a Chromebook will get the opportunity to check one out this week, stay tuned for communication on where and when. Thank you for all you do for our students. Sincerely, Principal Rodemack
Crow-Applegate-Lorane families: Click the link to see a CAL SD update following the Governor's decision to close schools for the rest of the school year. Inside: SOME info for the Class of 2020, plans for remote learning, and more. https://5il.co/ewc7
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will be making a live statement today at 1:00pm PDT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYg8pli6mL4&feature=youtu.be
Here is the morning update from the Oregon Health Authority. Updates coming this week on Class of 2020 grad pathway, school closure status, and student work changes under ODE's Distance Learning for All guidance. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/2856b96
Students will have access to thier lockers at the high school tomorrow to obtain any necessary items from 9-11am and on Monday next week from 1030-1230. If anyone has questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com Thank you
NOTICE - All Crow-Applegate-Lorane outdoor facilities including playground and athletic fields are closed to the public until further notice. https://5il.co/ehqm
CAL Families - Work packets are in various stages of preparation, and we will update availability by grade levels over the next day or two. Watch for website News, Live Feed, Twitter, and Facebook posts for updates. NOTE: Pickup days and times will be subject to change.
CAL Families - You can expect to receive a personal call from a CAL SD Teacher by the end of day 03/31/2020. You will be asked about internet access to assist our planning. No new State guidance regarding the pathway to graduation for the Class of 2020 (as of 2:35pm 03/30/2020).
Here are important links to the Oregon Food Bank https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/ and https://www.211info.org/food for access to a DHS SNAP advocate and other information.
Parents - Here's a link from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on ways to help your kids deal with stress and anxiety. Take care and be well. https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html
Oregon’s public universities won’t require SAT/ACT scores for admission joining thousands of other colleges across the USA. https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2020/03/oregons-public-universities-wont-ask-for-sat-scores-in-college-applications-anymore.html
An important update for the public from the Oregon Health Authority - especially if your employment status has changed. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/282647c ODE guidance coming soon on grad rules for Class of 2020 (see News story on district website).
Information is coming soon on school work packets to provide supplemental education and learning through independent study. Please see the post from 3/19/20 (below) for information and links on child care (starting April 1) and our breakfast / lunch program.
An open letter to Oregonians from the Oregon Health Authority. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/281a5b5
Attention Crow-Applegate-Lorane Families and Staff: As of 4:52pm on March 17, 2020, the Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order that extends public school closures in Oregon through Tuesday, April 28. Complete text at https://5il.co/dvjl
The regular Board Meeting scheduled for March 19 has been postponed until April 2 at 7:00pm in the Applegate Board Room. Remember that this is a location change from the Lorane Grange. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Click the link for the agenda: https://5il.co/dsr6
Effective Monday, March 16, offices at Applegate Elementary and Crow Middle/High School will be closed to the public through March 27, 2020. This is a change. Student meals will be available for pick up March 16-20 and March 30-31. See link for details. https://5il.co/dppz