Senior Day Information for May 7th

Attention Seniors!!!

Senior Day is this Thursday, May 7th. We want to highlight a couple of details before you come to the school. We are looking forward to seeing you all!!!

• Please come at your scheduled time. We are trying to manage the flow of traffic by assigning times. Go to the link to find your scheduled time https://mcnary.salkeiz.k12.or.us/seniors

• ENTER on Chemawa and EXIT on Lockhaven. All traffic will be directed to enter at the Chemawa entrance, including seniors who are walking to Senior Day.

• You will need to stay in your cars. We need to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines. We will direct you through the assigned stations (see map).

• We will be CLOSED between noon and 1:00. Please do not come to the school at this time.

• Make sure to bring any district property with you to turn in such as music equipment and attire, athletic or JROTC uniforms, Chromebooks, library books, or textbooks.

• You can check your account balance online before you come on the 7th. Go to https://skpay.salkeiz.k12.or.us/

Atención Estudiantes del Grado 12!!!

Senior Day es este jueves 7 de mayo. Queremos darles unos detalles antes que vengan a laescuela. ¡Esperamos verlos a todos!

· Estamos asignando horas especificas cuando usted y su estudiante puedan llegar a la escuela. Por favor busque su tiempo programado en la página de McNary https://mcnary.salkeiz.k12.or.us/seniors

· ENTRA por Chemawa y SALIR en Lockhaven. Todo el tráfico será dirigido a entrar por Chemawa, incluyendo los que van caminando.

· Tendrán que quedarse en sus autos. Necesitamos adherirnos a las pautas apropiadas de distanciamiento social. Lo guiaremos a través de las estaciones asignadas (ver mapa).

· Estaremos CERRADOS entre el mediodía y la 1:00. Por favor no venga a la escuela en este momento.

· Asegúrese de traer cualquier propiedad del distrito para entregar, como equipo de música y vestimenta, uniformes deportivos o JROTC, Chromebooks, libros de la biblioteca o libros de texto.

· Puede consultar el saldo de su cuenta en línea antes de venir el día 7 de mayo. Vaya a la página https://skpay.salkeiz.k12.or.us/

Seniors - pay your school fees before pickup day on May 7th

Seniors, as you prepare for Senior Day on May 7th, one of the stations you will be going to is our Bookkeeper to clear any fees you may have on your account. Did you know you can go online and check your account balance? Did you know you can pay your fees online? Check out the details below! The online payment portal is located at: https://skpay.salkeiz.k12.or.us/

Parent login instructions:

To log in to the student account, please use the following username and password:

Username: Student ID number (found on student’s ASB/ID card or in ParentVue)

Password: Student last name (case sensitive – as it appears in ParentVue)

Once you log in, you should be able to see the list of fees.

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Estudiantes del 12° grado, en preparación para el Día de los Estudiantes del 12° grado el 7 de mayo, una de las estaciones a las que acudirán es la de contadora escolar para liquidar cualquier cuota pendiente que puedan tener en su cuenta. ¿Sabían que en línea pueden consultar el balance de sus cuentas escolares? ¿Sabían que pueden liquidar las cuotas en línea? ¡Consulten los detalles a continuación! El portal en línea para realizar los pagos se encuentra en: http://skpay.salkeiz.k12.or.us

Instrucciones de ingreso para los padres de familia:

Para ingresar a la cuenta de su estudiante, por favor, utilice la siguiente contraseña y el nombre del usuario:

Nombre del usuario: Núm. de identificación del estudiante (lo encuentra en la tarjeta ASB/ID o en ParentVue.

Contraseña: Apellido del estudiante (sensible al uso de letras minúsculas y mayúsculas-debe escribirse como aparece en ParentVue).

Una vez que haya ingresado, usted podrá ver la lista de las cuotas.

Senior Pickup Times - May 7th

On Thursday, May 7th seniors will have the opportunity to return any district property such as music equipment and attire, athletic or JROTC uniforms, chromebooks, library books or textbooks. Students will be able to pick-up their cap & gown, retrieve any items from their lockers, and pay any outstanding fees.


In order to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines and avoid long wait times, we are requesting that students try to arrive on campus at specifically designated times based off their last names.


All items dropped off or received will be done in our parking lot. Students or their guardians will remain in their vehicles throughout the entire process. There will not be access into the building.

Find Pickup times HERE

Hola, El jueves 7 de mayo, los estudiantes del año 12 tendrán la oportunidad de devolver cualquier propiedad del distrito, como equipos de música y vestimenta, uniformes deportivos o de JROTC, Chromebooks, libros de la biblioteca o libros de texto. Además, los estudiantes podrán recoger su toga y birrete de graduación, recuperar cualquier artículo de sus lockers y pagar las tarifas pendientes.


Para cumplir con las medidas apropiadas de distan-ciam-iento social y evitar largos filas, estamos solicitando que los estudiantes traten de llegar al campus a horas específicamente designadas en función de los apellidos.


Durante todo este proceso, todos los artículos entregados o recuperados se realizarán en nuestro estacionamiento. Los estudiantes o sus guardianes permanecerán en sus vehículos y no habrá acceso al edificio.

Hey Parents, YOU ROCK!

McNary Teachers want to give a HUGE shout out to all the parents out there learning to balance work and online school. We love you. YOU CAN DO IT!

Stay Home. Save Lives

In spite of the darkness the coronavirus has brought to our community, we are also seeing incredible stories of good – kind gestures, acts of appreciation and inspiring moments of neighbors helping neighbors. Our community cares and it is a ray of hope in these troubling times. What can you do? Right now, the best thing you can do is to follow the stay at home order issued by Governor Brown. Marion County has the highest infection rate in the state of Oregon. Our residents are vulnerable and reducing exposure is the most important thing we can do together to beat this virus. Staying home will save lives.

Statement from Superintendent Perry Regarding School Closure and High School Guidance

With the preservation of public health as the guiding light, today Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Education announced that our school doors will not open again for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Like you, we are hurting, but we know this latest guidance comes as another measure to keep us as safe and healthy as we can be.

For the Class of 2020 – we see you. There is no world in which this is fair. We will not give up on finding creative ways to honor you and restore every amount of normalcy that we can. At this time, no decisions have been made about graduation ceremonies or the opportunity for students to reschedule events like proms as we are awaiting further direction regarding social distancing requirements. As soon as we know, we will share that as we know you are anxious for information on the year-end traditions and celebrations.

With this announcement comes important guidance for high school students, particularly our nearly 3,000 high school seniors. There is no change to the number of credits required to graduate. We now consider March 13th as the final day of coursework just for students in the class of 2020, and we will issue a .5 credit as “Pass,” or “Incomplete” for the work completed t o this date. This guidance applies to students set to graduate in June of 2020. For those seniors who don’t have enough credits as of March 13, we will create individualized distance learning schedules to help you earn credits through the end of the school year to stay on track with the Class of 2020. In addition, Essential Skills and Personalized Learning Requirements are suspended.

This guidance issued by ODE aligns with the SKPS Distance Learning Plan in that the district will be moving to a pass, incomplete system in grades 9-12 for the remainder of the closure period.

As we evaluate this guidance, we will communicate additional details directly from your school, and high school seniors will receive individual guidance on next steps.

We will continue to honor distance learning for all of our students in grades K-8, and we will follow a plan to report on progress toward focused standards for Distance Learning. Distance learning begins on Monday, April 13, but please know we do not expect it to look like the school days we had only a handful of weeks ago.

To view the full guidance from the state, please click here.

If you weren’t able to get a Chromebook for your student, you can rent one for free for the remainder of the emergency closure. Just come to any one of our high schools between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. this Friday, April 10.

We will continue to provide free meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at all of our 35 sites throughout the duration of the emergency closure, and on Monday, we’ll open Eyre Elementary as an additional location, as well.

We know this is unlike anything we as educators, parents or student s have ever seen before. Since this emergency closure began, our priority has been and will continue to be our high school students. Our educators and administrators are committed to being problem -solvers and partners for our high schoolers so their paths to graduation are not interrupted by this pandemic. We’re grateful to our partners in neighboring districts, at the state and in higher education for taking extraordinary measures to help us provide individualized and unique learning opportunities.

We urge you – please err on the side of caution. Stay home. Stay healthy. Our buildings, fields and playgrounds may be closed, but we are still here to support you. We can’t wait to see all of you again.

Estimadas familias de Salem-Keizer:

El día de hoy, en aras de preservar la salud pública, la Gobernadora Brown y el Departamento de Educación de Oregon (ODE, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron que nuestras escuelas no abrirán por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Así como usted, nosotros también lo lamentamos, pero sabemos que estas pautas recientes son otras medidas para mantenernos seguros y saludables.

Graduandos del 2020: pensamos en ustedes. No hay forma de que esta situación sea justa para ustedes. No nos daremos por vencidos, conseguiremos formas creativas de honrarles y restablecer la normalidad lo más que podamos. Hasta este momento, no se han tomado decisiones relacionadas cos las ceremonias de graduación o con la oportunidad para que los estudiantes reprogramen los eventos como los bailes de promoción, ya que seguimos a la espera de más pautas relacionadas con los requisitos de distanciamiento social. Sabemos que están ansiosos por obtener información sobre las tradiciones y celebraciones del final del año escolar, y les informaremos tan pronto como obtengamos esta información.

Junto a este anuncio, fueron provistas pautas importantes para los estudiantes de la preparatoria, particularmente para los estudiantes del 12º grado. Actualmente consideramos el 13 de marzo como el último día de los cursos solo para los graduandos del 2020, y emitiremos un crédito de .5 como “Aprobado” o “Sin calificación” por el trabajo completado hasta esta fecha. Estas pautas aplican para los estudiantes que están listos para graduarse en junio del 2020. Para aquellos estudiantes que no obtuvieron suficientes créditos a la fecha del 13 de marzo, crearemos programas individualizados de enseñanza a distancia que les ayudarán a ganar suficientes créditos hasta el final del año escolar para que se mantengan en vía a la graduación junto con los graduandos del 2020.

Estas pautas emitidas por ODE se alinean con el Plan de enseñanza a Distancia de SKPS en el sentido de que el distrito pasará a un sistema de aprobación, sin calificación en los grados 9-12 por el resto del período.

A medida que evaluamos estas pautas, les comunicaremos los detalles adicionales directamente desde su escuela, y los estudiantes del 12º grado de la preparatoria recibirán orientación individual sobre los próximos pasos.

Continuaremos honrando la enseñanza a distancia para todos los estudiantes desde el kínder hasta el 8º grado, y seguiremos un plan para reportar el progreso hacia los estándares de la Enseñanza a Distancia, la cual comenzará el lunes, 13 de abril, pero tenga en cuenta que no esperamos que emule los días escolares que teníamos hace algunas semanas atrás.

Si usted no pudo obtener un Chromebook para su estudiante, aún puede obtener uno de forma gratuita por el resto del cierre escolar de emergencia. Solo tiene que asistir a cualquiera de nuestras escuelas preparatorias de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. el viernes, 10 de abril.

Continuaremos proveyendo alimentos gratuitos de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. de lunes a viernes en todos nuestros 35 sitios de distribución de alimentos por la duración del cierre escolar de emergencia, y adicionalmente abriremos la Escuela Primaria Eyre.

Sabemos que esto es diferente a todo lo que nosotros como educadores, padres o estudiantes hemos visto antes. Desde que comenzó este cierre escolar de emergencia, nuestra prioridad ha sido y seguirá siendo nuestros estudiantes de la preparatoria. Nuestros educadores y administradores están comprometidos a resolver problemas y ser aliados de nuestros estudiantes de la preparatoria para que su camino hacia la graduación no se interrumpa por esta pandemia. Agradecemos a nuestros aliados en los distritos vecinos, en el estado y en la educación superior por tomar medidas extraordinarias para ayudarnos a proporcionar oportunidades de enseñanza individualizadas y únicas.

Le instamos, por favor, a ser precavido. Quedarse en casa. Mantenerse sano. Nuestros edificios, campos y parques infantiles pueden estar cerrados, pero aún estamos disponibles para apoyarlo. Esperamos con entusiasmo verlos a todos nuevamente.

Christy Perry

Superintendente

Additional Opportunity for Students to get Chromebook

After distributing more than 20,000 Chromebooks on April 2 and 3, Salem-KeizerPublic Schools (SKPS) will offer an additional opportunity for students in need of devices to rent Chromebooks at no cost from the district for the duration of the emergency school closure. Chromebooks must be returned at the conclusion of the emergency closure. Students who have personal devices do not need to have a Chromebook to complete distance learning requirements that begin on April 13.

Devices will be made available at each of the district’s six traditional high schools – McKay,McNary, North Salem, South Salem, Sprague and West Salem – on Friday, April 10 from 8 a.m.until 6 p.m. Devices are available to any SKPS student in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students must either present their student ID or provide their ID number.

Families can preregister for the device here: https://forms.gle/3VLEidC7pxB4JbYs9

The distribution of devices comes in advance of distance learning requirements that begin onApril 13. This is also an opportunity for families to switch out any devices that may not be functioning properly or devices that came with improper chargers.

What:

Free Chromebook rental for students

When:

8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday April 10

Where:

McKay High, 2440 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem

McNary High, 595 Chemawa Road N, Keizer

North Salem High,765 14th St. NE, Salem

South Salem High, 1910 Church St. SE, Salem

Sprague High, 2373 Kuebler Blvd. S., Salem

West Salem High, 1776 Titan Drive NW, Salem

¿Todavía necesitas un Chromebook?

Los Chromebooks disponibles de forma gratuita estarán disponibles en cualquier escuela preparatoria entre las 8 a.m. y las 6 p.m. el viernes, 10 de abril.  Ingrese en este enlace para registrarse previamente para la adquisición de su dispositivo electrónico.  

https://forms.gle/3VLEidC7pxB4JbYs9

Los Chromebooks deben devolverse al finalizar el cierre escolar de emergencia. 


AP Testing Date Changes

College board recently announced changes to the dates for AP tests.

Exam Dates

Most AP teachers and students we surveyed prefer to test earlier, while the content is still fresh.

Exams will be given from May 11–22.

Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5.

Students can take exams at home or in schools, if they reopen.

Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

View the full testing schedule.

We encourage you to remind your students about exam dates for their courses.

Exam Format

Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.

Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.

For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.

Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Teachers and students may receive separate course-specific communications.

Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required. We'll provide additional details in the coming weeks to help students prepare.

Find out more information & get helpful links for studying at the College Board Website

Chromebook at Home Instructions

Download an instruction sheet for connecting to the SKSD Chromebook that was rented from the school. If you further assistance contact a teacher.

Student Edition - English

Student Edition - Spanish

Staff Edition

SKPS Offers Chromebooks to Students in need of devices.

Devices will be available for curbside pick-up April 2 and 3 at each of the district’s six traditional high schools

All Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) students in need of devices for supplemental learning will be able to rent Chromebooks at no cost from the district for the duration of the emergency school closure.

Devices will be made available at each of the district’s six traditional high schools – McKay, McNary, North Salem, South Salem, Sprague and West Salem – on Thursday, April 2 from noon until 6:30 p.m. and Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Devices are available to and student in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students must either present their student ID or provide their ID number.

The distribution of devices comes as the second phase of supplemental learning. On March 21, online supplemental materials were released. Beginning the week of March 30, hard copies of supplemental materials will be available for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays at the district’s 35 meal locations.

At this time, wifi hot spots are not available. An order has been placed for a limited amount, and further information will be forthcoming when it has been fulfilled.

What:
Free Chromebook rental for students

When:
Noon until 6:30, Thursday, April 2
8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 3

Where:
McKay High, 2440 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
McNary High, 595 Chemawa Road N, Keizer
North Salem High,765 14th St. NE, Salem
South Salem High, 1910 Church St. SE, Salem
Sprague High, 2373 Kuebler Blvd. S., Salem
West Salem High, 1776 Titan Drive NW, Salem

Students must bring their ID or know their ID number to obtain a Chromebook. Students must be present to receive a Chromebook.

SKSD buildings closed to the public.

SKPS Buildings Closed to the Public March 23-27

Salem, Ore. – In accordance with Governor Brown’s directives around social distancing, Salem-Keizer Public Schools buildings will be closed to the public March 23-27. For general inquiries call (503) 399-3000 or email  info@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

Meals will continue to be offered at 35 sites districtwide between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those locations are available here.

Message from SKSD Superintendent

This is a bilingual message from Superintendent Christy Perry and Elementary Level Director Olga Cobb for our community.

Emergency School Closure Extended

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) will extend the emergency closure through April 28. That closure could be shortened or extended at the direction of Governor Brown. Students are currently scheduled to return April 29.

“We are in uncharted territory,” said Superintendent Christy Perry. “At no time have our schools, our districts or our public education system been faced with so many uncertainties. We’re grateful for the continued guidance from the state so that we can help be sense makers for our community. We do not have answers to all of the questions at this time, but we will work as quickly as possible to chart an equitable and healthy path forward for our students, staff and their families.”

All regular staff will continue to be paid throughout the emergency closure that began on March 16. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers, instructional assistants, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff.

Meals will continue to be offered at 36 locations throughout Salem and Keizer from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Those locations are available here. In addition, the district is partnering with the United Way, Marion-Polk Food Share, Mano a Mano and local houses of worship to expand wraparound supports at sites as well as ways that the meal service can adapt to better meet the community’s needs.

District leaders are prioritizing creating a pathway to graduation for high school students. With additional guidance from ODE forthcoming, information for impacted students and their families will be provided the week of March 30. In the meantime, supplemental resources for learning will be distributed to families beginning the week of March 23. Resources for home learning are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded.

SKPS leadership has begun reaching out to first responders and healthcare workers to assess their needs and develop an emergency plan for their childcare.


Free Meal Sites during School Closure

Salem Keizer Public Schools is providing free meals to any child under 18 during the school closure. Check out the locations to get meals at the SKSD website here: 

https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/news/meal-sites-covid-19-closure/

SKPS to Close March 16 - April 1

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will close March 16 through April 1. All schools will be open Friday, March 13. During the closure, all school-based sports and extracurricular activities will also be cancelled. Additional guidance will be distributed to SKPS staff on Friday, March 13.

At this time, staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30. The state will assess and either confirm or adjust return dates by Wednesday, March 25.

SKPS staff are working on identifying ways to provide meals to students during the break and will have more information about that on Friday.

“Given the seriousness of the current situation, we firmly believe that this decision is the best one we can make given all available information and keeping the best interests of our students, staff, and community at the center,” said Superintendent Christy Perry.


SKPS will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with state agencies and will provide updates during the extended break.

Stay up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 Closures:

https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/news

SKSD Operations Updates

Dear Salem-Keizer Community,

With the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Oregon increasing, Governor Brown announced new guidance tonight regarding group gatherings and social distancing. We remain committed to keeping our schools open and safe. In accordance with this evening’s guidance and in order to minimize potential opportunities for the virus to spread, we have decided to proactively begin suspending events that bring large groups of students, adults, and community members together. This action is not related to a presumptive case. At this time, there are no presumptive cases in Salem-Keizer Public Schools.

Suspension of non-essential school-based activities begins immediately, effective Thursday, March 12, and will remain in effect for 30 days.

This includes the suspension of all school-based assemblies and events, off-campus field trips, and professional development meetings and events. With regard to athletics, we are following new state guidance denying audience admission at all school-based events, with the exception of essential personnel and credentialed media. The list of affected activities will grow as we work with partners and stakeholders over the coming days. We will update you as we make those decisions.

To be clear, we are taking every step possible so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for all of our students and keep our schools open.

We realize that this decision will impact every school community, and we know that many of the events, student performances and other gatherings that we are suspending are those that schools, students and families look forward to all year long. Suspending these events is consistent with guidance from health authorities, and we believe it is a prudent and responsible step to take at this time. We will be working with trip planners, event organizers and others who are responsible for the affected activities. In cases when we are mandated to offer access to community members (e.g. Board of Education meetings), we hope to offer continued online streaming and are currently exploring other alternatives, including virtual meeting platforms in order to continue the district’s governance and business.

The safety, health, and well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to work in close partnership with public health authorities to minimize both the spread of coronavirus and disruption to schools and students. We will continue emphasizing the importance of handwashing at school. Our custodians will continue to prioritize high-touch surfaces in classrooms and common areas. And we are making sure schools have adequate cleaning supplies.

Students, families and everyone in our community can best support our efforts by washing hands frequently, covering mouths when coughing or sneezing, and using hand sanitizer. Those experiencing symptoms of the cold or flu should stay at home, only returning to school or work when symptom-free for 24 hours. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor.

Finally, you can find district messages about COVID-19 coronavirus, resources, links to public health agencies and a question/comment form by visiting https://www.oregon.gov/oha.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time. We will continue to rely on the guidance from Oregon public health authorities, the Department of Education, and the Office of the Governor. Please know that this message and the decisions being made at this time are being done in collaboration with many of the State of Oregon’s largest school districts, including the Beaverton School District, Eugene School District, Hillsboro School District, Portland Public Schools, and Salem-Keizer Public Schools. We appreciate their partnership at this time. A high tide raises all boats, and we all collectively share concern for the health and safety of our students and communities.

With appreciation for all you do,

Christy Perry
Superintendent

Con el aumento en el número de casos confirmados de coronavirus COVID-19 en Oregon, la gobernadora Brown anunció esta noche una nueva recomendación con respecto a las reuniones grupales. Seguimos comprometidos a mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas y seguras. De acuerdo con la guía de esta noche, y para minimizar las oportunidades potenciales de propagación del virus, hemos decidido comenzar proactivamente a suspender los eventos que reúnen a grandes grupos de estudiantes, adultos y miembros de la comunidad. Esta acción no está relacionada con un caso presunto de Coronavirus. En este momento, no hay casos presuntos en las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer.

La suspensión de actividades escolares no esenciales comienza de manera inmediata, a partir del jueves 12 de marzo, y permanecerá vigente durante los siguientes 30 días.

Esto incluye la suspensión de todas las asambleas y eventos escolares, excursiones fuera de la escuela y reuniones y eventos de desarrollo profesional. Con respecto a los eventos deportivos, estamos siguiendo una nueva recomendación estatal que prohíbe la admisión de la audiencia en todos los eventos escolares, con la excepción del personal esencial y los medios de comunicación acreditados. La lista de actividades afectadas crecerá a medida que trabajamos con otras organizaciones y partes interesadas en los próximos días. Los actualizaremos a medida que tomemos esas decisiones.

Para ser claros, estamos tomando todas las medidas posibles para poder continuar brindando educación de alta calidad a todos nuestros estudiantes y mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas.

Sabemos que esta decisión afectará a todas las comunidades escolares, y sabemos que muchos de los eventos, conciertos estudiantiles y otras reuniones que estamos suspendiendo en las escuelas, son celebraciones que los estudiantes y las familias esperan durante todo el año. Suspender estos eventos es coherente con la recomendación de las autoridades de salud, y creemos que es un paso prudente y responsable en este momento. Trabajaremos con los organizadores de eventos y otras personas responsables de las actividades afectadas. En casos en los que tengamos que ofrecer obligatoriamente acceso a miembros de la comunidad (por ejemplo, reuniones de la Junta Directiva de Educación), esperamos ofrecer una transmisión continua en línea. Actualmente estamos explorando otras alternativas, que incluyen plataformas de reuniones virtuales para continuar con los asuntos y negocios del distrito.

La seguridad, la salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal son nuestra máxima prioridad. Continuaremos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con las autoridades de salud pública para minimizar tanto la propagación del coronavirus como la interrupción en las escuelas o para los estudiantes. Continuaremos enfatizando la importancia del lavado de manos en la escuela. Nuestros conserjes continuarán priorizando las superficies de alto contacto en los salones de clase y áreas comunes. Igualmente continuaremos suministrando a las escuelas con los materiales de limpieza adecuados.

Los estudiantes, las familias y todos en nuestra comunidad pueden apoyar nuestros esfuerzos lavándose las manos con frecuencia, cubriéndose la boca al toser o estornudar, y usando desinfectante para manos. Aquellos que experimenten síntomas de resfriado o gripe deben quedarse en casa, y solo regresar a la escuela o al trabajo si no han tenido síntomas por 24 horas. Si le preocupan los síntomas, consulte con un médico.

Finalmente, puede encontrar mensajes del distrito sobre el coronavirus COVID-19, recursos, enlaces a agencias de salud pública y un formulario de preguntas / comentarios visitando la página https://www.oregon.gov/oha.

Gracias por su cooperación y comprensión durante este difícil momento. Continuaremos confiando en la orientación de las autoridades de salud pública de Oregon, el Departamento de Educación y la Oficina de la Gobernadora. Tenga en cuenta que este mensaje y las decisiones que se toman en este momento se toman en colaboración con muchos de los distritos escolares más grandes del estado de Oregón, incluidos el distrito escolar de Beaverton, el distrito escolar de Eugene, el distrito escolar de Hillsboro, y las escuelas públicas de Portland y las escuelas públicas de Salem-Keizer. Agradecemos su colaboración en este momento y todos compartimos colectivamente la preocupación por la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y comunidades.