This fall, LGSD students will attend school full-time, five days per week. The Oregon Department of Education is now revising guidance to support K-12 schools in safely delivering in-person instruction. That guidance, Ready Schools, Safe Learners, is expected on or before July 24th. LGSD will work with a committee of parents, community members, and staff to update our safety plans and those will be released in early August.
Governor Brown has signed an order, lifting all remaining COVID-19 restrictions. This allows the La Grande School District to no longer require masks during our indoor and outdoor summer programs. The Oregon Health Authority recommends unvaccinated individuals and other vulnerable persons continue to wear masks and practice other health and safety measure to stay safe from COVID-19.
It's time to picnic! Come by your elementary school on Wednesday, June 30th from 12:15-1:15 to read, relax and listen to a great book from a very special Mystery Guest! Free books and snacks for all elementary students attending. Students need to attend with an adult. Remember, this its the last Literacy Picnic for June. There will not be picnics in July. We will return with Literacy Picnics the first three weeks in August.
The first day of school for Grades K-7 & Grade 9 is August 30th. The first day for Grades 8, 10, 11 & 12 is August 31st. See you this fall!
The La Grande School District Student Services Department has a lot of helpful information on their webpage at https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/contacts. Learn about who to contact and click on "Parent Resources" to find out about services, legislation, policies, student rights, and more.
LGSD Summer Camp News! 1) Required permission forms for LGSD summer camps. Be certain to provide yours to the LGSD staff member greeting you on the first day of camp. Form: https://5il.co/tb97 and 2) Wait lists for summer camps. An update is provided here: https://5il.co/tb98
"Kindergarten is such an essential point in a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development. Certainly, our teachers focus on exposing students to foundational literacy and numeracy skills, but above all else we want students to feel excited about learning, to interact with other children, and to understand how to participate as a part of a school community." - Ryan Westenskow, Principal, Greenwood Elementary
See what positions are available at https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/employment-opportunities. Cook, custodian, paraeducator and more . . .
The CDC's new guidance will not impact schools this school year. All individuals on our schools campuses must mask and physically distance. Yesterday, Governor Brown addressed how the new guidance will be implemented in Oregon and stated, "Nothing is changing for schools this school year, and I expect education staff and students to continue to wear masks and physically distance, as outlined in our Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance." Thank you for your cooperation.
La Grande School District Town Hall Meeting - April 1, 2021 View on LGSD.TV or La Grande School District Facebook
District Announces Hiring of New Central School Assistant Principal LA GRANDE - La Grande School District is pleased to announce, effective July 1, 2021, Jennifer Meléndez will become the new assistant principal at Central Elementary school, filling a vacancy created by current Assistant Principal Monica West replacing retiring Principal Suzy Mayes. Meléndez is currently dean of students at Elmhurst Elementary in Tacoma, Washington. Prior to her current position, Meléndez served as an elementary teacher for seven years, was a district elementary instructional coach, an English language development teacher and coach and a summer program administrator. She will complete her educational specialist degree in educational leadership in May. Superintendent George Mendoza commented, “ I am pleased to welcome Jennifer to Central Elementary and our LGSD team. One of our goals is to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment that challenges our students to reach beyond their own expectations and to become engaged lifelong learners who strive to make the world and La Grande a better place. I look forward to Jennifer helping us support these goals!”
LGSD Virtual Town Hall Tonight at 6:00 pm Join via LGSD.TV or La Grande School District Facebook
Tonight! Connect via La Grande School District's Facebook page or via LGSD.tv.
Please join us for our virtual town hall via LGSD.tv or our La Grande School District Facebook page. Questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the morning of January 21. We will look for common themes in questions and answer those at the town hall.
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.