Eastern Oregon Head Start is Now Enrolling!
School is back in session on Monday, January 4th with all grades in Comprehensive Distance Learning. Grades K-6 will be on-site, starting January 11th. We have the potential to have grades 7-12 on-site on January 27.
January 4-8 - ALL Students in Comprehensive Distance Learning January 11 - Grades K-6 back On-Site! January 27 - Grades 7-12 MAY return to On-Site Learning.
LGSD will remain in Comprehensive Distance Learning with restricted Limited In-Person Instruction as we enter into our Winter Break period. Current data for Union County for (11/22/20 - 12/5/2020): Absolute case count: 156 Positivity Rate: 12.9%
Central Families, Just a reminder that Friday, December 4 is a non-school day for students due to Professional Development for our teachers. There will also be no breakfast and lunch pickup on Friday.
We will be closed November 23-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 30. Have a safe holiday week.
The La Grande School District is serving free to-go lunch and breakfast for all children from 0-18 years of age from 11:30 am-12:45 pm. Meals are served Monday-Friday on regular school days at Central Elementary. There will be no food service the week of November 23-27 during Thanksgiving break.
Wednesday, November 18 is Material Distribution Day at Central. Materials will be available for pickup from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm tomorrow.
As colder weather approaches, LGSD will use the following methods to communicate school closures or delays: Phone - monitor your for a call or text La Grande School District Website - updates will be posted to the District website Facebook/Twitter - updates posted to District social media La Grande SD - the new App on Thrillshare Radio Announcements Please visit the following link for more information: https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/inclement-weather-school-delay-closure-information
Dear Central Families, By now you have probably heard that K - 3 will be transitioning back to our CDL model due to the increase of COVID numbers in our schools and community. This is a disappointment for us all but we know it is necessary for your safety. I will share metric data with you shortly. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this will have on our families. Schools and teachers will communicate with students and families this week regarding transition of learning materials during our CDL instruction model. Today and tomorrow, our team will be preparing for the transition to CDL, which will begin on November 16th. Supplies, packets, and devices will be sent home on Friday, November 13th. We will continue to provide Material Distribution on Wednesdays, from 9am to 3pm in our school foyer. 3pm to 6pm will be self-serve in foyer, but we will have a staff member present to support you. CDL Schedule will be 8 to 12 on Mon., Tues, Thurs, and Friday. I will be sending a text message with links for important information today and tomorrow. We appreciate our students, staff, and families so much. Everyone has been extremely supportive, flexible, and has put forth tons of effort to make learning possible. If you have any questions, please call us at 541.663.3501.
LGSD K-3 will Transition to Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) starting November 16th due to current Metric Indicators and Local Data. Please visit the following for more information: https://www.lagrandesd.org/article/345786
La Grande School District Town Hall Meeting - starts at 6:30 p.m. View on lgsd.tv or La Grande School District Facebook.
The La Grande School District will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. This means ALL Virtual and In-Person Instruction will not occur.
Please attend the La Grande School District Town Hall Tuesday night, November 10, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The Town Hall will address, "How do the new Oregon Health Metrics impact the La Grande School District?" Also, "When can all students return to onsite learning?" Finally, the Town Hall will address the recent Union County cases and the process for making the decision on whether to return to primarily Comprehensive Distance Learning. The district invites you to submit your questions via email to email@example.com. District officials will look for trends in submitted questions and address those questions during the Town Hall. There will not be a live question and answer session so please be certain to submit your questions by November 9th. The Town Hall may be viewed at LGSD.tv and on the La Grande School District Facebook page. The district looks forward to, once again, providing the outreach and communication that supports our families.
Please complete the District 4-12 Reopening Survey. We appreciate your input. https://forms.gle/kmALptZd6Bq8RWsC8
Superintendent George Mendoza issued a public statement to La Grande School District staff, families and community regarding new COVID-19 standards to allow more Oregon schools to reopen. Please find the update from Superintendent Mendoza here: https://5il.co/mnur
Reminder-No school Wednesday, October 28 for Teacher Workday and No school Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30 for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you do not have a conference set up with your classroom teacher, please give us a call. We will see everyone on Monday, November 2.
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October 7, 2020 Hello Central Parents, Thank you for the last three days! We appreciate your gracious cooperation as we develop new processes to teach our students how to physically distance themselves. For the last three days, our students were monitored by their teachers during morning entry. The purpose of this was so the students would be comfortable not walking alone into the school since they have not been in the classroom this school year. Our kindergarten students have never been in the school. Plus, the teachers wanted to help teach them the routine of using the hand sanitizer station. The students have been learning the new routines well. So much so, that we feel that they are ready to enter the school on their own. Starting on Thursday, students can be dropped off at the curb and can walk straight into the school to their classrooms. We will continue to have support staff out front to assist students for the remainder of the year. Parents who walk up their child(ren) can walk them to their designated entry door: Kindergarten Students Outdoor Sensory Room Gate and to the classroom backdoor. Structured Learning Center Students Outdoor Sensory Room Gate and to the classroom backdoor. 1st and 2nd Grade Students Front doors 3rd Grade Students Side Cafeteria Doors near 2nd St. We will be sending home yellow identification cards to place on your dashboard or side window to attend to student safety. This card should be placed on the dashboard of your car. The cards will have your child’s name and their teacher’s name. These cards ensure that your child(ren) are released only to their parents, guardians, or assigned daycare provider. If you need additional cards for your family, please call the office to request. Please be selective with whom you pass out your cards to. These precautions are in place to make sure all students are kept safe. Remember, positive intentions. Thank you for trusting us with your child’s education. We appreciate your support. Better Together!
Kindergarten through 3rd Grades will begin learning onsite on Monday, October 5th. The schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8 am - 1 pm. Drop off begins at 7:50 am. If your student needs Transportation, they can be found on the Central Elementary website under menu, then document. More information will come out later this week. We can't wait to see our K-3 students!