Last night the department of education issued new guidance as schools shift to distance education to serve students. More detailed information can be found in the News section of the website at https://bit.ly/Distance-Shift
On Monday, March 30th, most school staff will be working remotely to prepare the next units of supplemental educational materials for students. The meal service schedule can be found at https://5il.co/e02a Be well, be safe & healthy!
Information about Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the US Small Business Administration can be found here https://bit.ly/SBA-Docs The school district will share out information from other agencies as it comes in. Thank You.
Meal services for students will continue during Spring Break and for the remainder of the closure each Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Please see the link https://5il.co/e02a for specific locations and times.
For details on cancelling of large events related to the Governor's health declaration, please see the letter and other notes at http://bit.ly/March-12-update Thank you.
CONFERENCES CANCELLED AFTER NOON THURSDAY, NO CONFERENCES FRIDAY DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS.
Please visit this link http://bit.ly/2W4A3E8 to see a special article about Siuslaw wrestler Elijah LaCosse in The Oregonian. Way To Go!
March 11th - The Oregon Health Authority recommends that a child should stay home if they a cough, fever and shortness of breath. The combination of these are the main symptoms of COVID-19. Answers to frequently asked questions from OHA are at http://bit.ly/2TjjbaZ
Today's health information update letter can be accessed directly at https://5il.co/dimi As updated information comes from other government or health agencies that may impact school operations or the Florence community, the school district will help to pass that along.
Here is a quick link to the OSAA information and resources page on coronavirus and the efforts to protect student-athletes and spectators at all school activity events like games, concerts and other student participation events. http://bit.ly/OSAA-Health
Quick ways to receive credible information regarding public health issues would be to follow @OHAOregon @LaneCountyGov on Twitter. The Oregon Health Authority and Lane County update regularly. Other credible sources would be @CityFlorenceOR and @CDCgov
FIRST GRADE PARENTS -- Please check backpacks for a goldenrod note coming home from Mr. H today.
The Lane Transit District is offering free travel on all regular bus routes to students in Lane County. If you would like to have a free pass issued to your child by a school office, please go to http://bit.ly/LTD_bus_pass_request or call a school office. Thank you!
Draft calendars for next school year are available for review at http://bit.ly/2020-2021_Calendars Please take a minute to complete the 3 question survey to state your preference for how professional development time is scheduled. Thank You!
Second Semester starts Monday, February 3, 2020! The school board approved calendar from last May is at https://5il.co/6xi7 Please ignore the unapproved draft that is being peddled on social media!
SES Lunch Menu Change: Tuesday - Nachos, Wednesday - Pulled Pork, Thursday - TBD.
The final outcome of the disciplinary action from the anonymous threats that occurred after school on Monday, January 13th can be found at https://5il.co/cfy9 This message was also sent by email to all parents and guardians.
It is that time of year! Learn how the school district communicates school closures during inclement weather: https://5il.co/5xv5
Jan 14, 2020 The person that posted the anonymous threats at the Middle School has been identified; there are no further threats to student safety. It was a hoax. Normal school operations for January 14th, but staff will be on the alert for any students impacted by this incident.
We wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all the Watch D.O.G.S. who helped out with both set-up and take-down for the Kindergarten Winter Program! Thanks to your help, we were able to have a great program for our kinder families without disrupting the PE classes that also happen in the multipurpose room. The program ended at 10:30 and our 11:00 P.E. class was able to use the MPR that day. Way to go, dads! We couldn't have done it without your help! Thanks! Mr. Ken and Mrs. Whisler
Welcome Back Tuesday Students!
EVERY DAY MATTERS! Dec 10 Enrollment: 583 - Absence 87 = Attendance 496 (85%)
Dec 9: Enrollment 583 - Absence 68 = Attendance 515 (88%)
5th Grade Parents, Please be looking for a letter coming home today regarding playground behavior. Mr. H
Safety Alert Update - The incident from this morning was near HWY 101 & Surfview Lane - Again, call police immediately if you see a white male in a white cross-over or white compact car with tinted windows.
Safety Alert - Please see the link https://5il.co/b602 for more details. Police are looking for an individual that approached a student near a bus stop this morning - white male in a white cross-over vehicle with tinted windows. Call 911 if you see this vehicle.
The Oregon Family Support Network is offering the 'Parents Helping Parents' workshop to all parents in the community. The first session is next week, 10/29 at 6pm. More details are at https://5il.co/aynm
Reminder TONIGHT is the Watch DOGS Pizza Kick-off Party at 6:00 in the Cafeteria.
Quick reminder...this Friday, October 11th, is the Oregon state-wide in-service training day for staff so it is a non-school day for students. If you need a fresh copy of the annual school calendar, it can be found at https://5il.co/6xi7 Have a great weekend!
September 26, 2019 - Direct calling to school phones is out of service, please call 541-997-2651 to have your call routed to the proper location. Thank you for your patience while technicians are out on performing repairs.
In both social and national media sources, there have been recent calls to organize student walkouts across the country. Student absences for such events are unexcused by state attendance definition; more details are at https://5il.co/abyz . Thank you.
The Siuslaw School District is hosting a professional development opportunity for anyone that is working with school age youth. For more information on the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program please go to http://bit.ly/MMSAP_training
The Food Backpack For Kids 2nd Annual Matching Funds Donation Campaign is underway! For more information please visit http://bit.ly/FoodBackpackForKids
The district will be hosting a grief support open house at Siuslaw Middle School on Wednesday night September 4th from 5 to 7pm. Full details can be found at http://bit.ly/SupportOpenHouse2
The district will be hosting a grief support open house at Siuslaw Middle School on Wednesday night August 28th from 5 to 7pm. Full details can be found at http://bit.ly/SupportOpenHouse
The Oregon Family Support Network is hosting a 'Journey to Advocacy' workshop on September 17 & 18; for more details, please see the workshop flyer https://5il.co/8pfl
Remember...free breakfast and lunch for any person under the age of 18 as part of the Summer Meals Program. Meals are served at 4 locations around town, Monday thru Friday, until 8/16. All the details can be found here https://5il.co/8ect
Due to closure of the 4th and 5th grade building, Twilight will be closed today. Please make arrangements for your student for after school. Thank you!
4th & 5th graders are being moved to the Cafeteria for the remainder of the day due to a fire in a bathroom. All students are safe ant the fire department was called as a precaution. Parents can check out students if they choose at the office.
Only a few days remain for the Youth Truth Family Survey. Please give us your feedback so we can continue to improve our school. Mr. H ytsurvey.org/lblesdfamily19
Due to a number of changes in the lunch schedule this week, we are trading the menu for Wednesday and Thursday this week. Wednesday will now be Hot Dogs and Baked Beans Thursday will be Hamburger with Oven Fries. This makes it easier to accommodate field trips.
The Siuslaw Education Association is sponsoring an Oak Street Morning Greeting and a series of Grade-Ins on May 8th as part of their Red For Ed activities. All school activities will occur as planned. For more info, please link to https://5il.co/7lnc
This Saturday the EDUCATION CELEBRATION! will be held at the Middle School.The Celebration features carnival games, project demonstrations, entertainment, BJ's Ice Cream, food, fun, face painting and much more. This is an all ages event. Inexpensive tickets for food and games will be sold at the door. It's all happening on Saturday May 4th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak Street.
Over the next few weeks students will be surveyed in homeroom about how they get to school to assist the City of Florence with an ODOT Safe Routes to School grant. The ODOT parent survey is at http://bit.ly/SurveyLinks or on the Parent Survey Page of the website. Thank you.
We had a great time meeting incoming Kindergarten students at our Kick-Off event. If you have or know of an incoming Kinder, please come see us in the office to get registered for next year. It's a big help if we know how many Kinders to expect in the fall. Mr. H
The 2019-20 school year calendar is awaiting board approval of one professional development date, February 7th, 2020 (moving Monday PD to Friday of that week). The updated calendar is posted here https://5il.co/6xi7 pending final action in May.
The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors is seeking people interested in filling the vacancy for Board Position #5. This term expires June 30, 2019. The application & details can be found at http://bit.ly/2TCLxic or under 'school board' on the district website.
The traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is located in the field behind Siuslaw MS. The Wall That Heals is open to the public, 24 hours a day until April 7th at 3pm. This will be the only visit in Oregon; please feel free to visit this piece of history.
Hello SES Families, Just a reminder that school starts up again on Tuesday, April 2nd. Teachers report back on Monday for professional development in Math and Report Card revisions. Mr. H
The 2019-20 School Year Calendar was approved by the School Board on March 13, 2019. Copies are available either thru the Parent or Student Resources links of the main menu on the district website or directly with this link https://5il.co/6xi7
The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors is seeking people interested in filling the vacancy for Board Position #3. This term expires June 30, 2019. The application & details can be found at http://bit.ly/2TCLxic or under 'school board' on the district website.
The Facility Advisory Committee is seeking general community input on all educational facilities and opportunities in the Florence area. The survey link is available here http://bit.ly/Fac_Com_Survey
3/8 - No Delays, Buses on Regular Routes - Some chance of slick spots on roadways, please take care on your morning travels.
For educators and school or community volunteers, the Masons are sponsoring the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program training April 12th & 13th at Siuslaw Middle School. For registration details and more, link here https://5il.co/6tv1
Informational Posting - The Joint Committee on Ways and Means is holding a public hearing this Saturday (March 9th) in Coos Bay at the Marshfield High School Auditorium from 1-3pm.
The 2019-2020 School Year Calendar draft and survey is up through March 7th on the district website. It is the first item under the menu tab, or use the link http://bit.ly/Calendar_info directly. Thank you.
It's been a great "Read Across America Week" at SES. Thanks to all for participating! Check out our website for our door art projects. https://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/o/siuslaw-elementary-school
2/28 - 7:15pm – No anticipated weather delays for school or bus route changes for Friday, March 1st. Any emergency changes will be communicated by automated call, website and social media in the morning. Have a good night!
2/28 - No delays & all buses on regular routes. Watch out for trouble spots in localized areas as the temperature dips right before sunrise
Welcome to Read Across America Week where each day has a special theme. Monday's theme is Fox In Socks Day where we all where mismatched or crazy socks.
SES Families, Saturday looks like a rainy day so its a great time to head to the Siuslaw Public Library for the BEAR Faire. (Be Excited About Reading) Kids get free book + extra book if you come dressed as your favorite character! Therapy dogs to read with! 12:30-2:30
The first draft of the 2019-20 School Year calendar is up on the district website. It is the first page link under the menu and includes an optional survey, with commentary. Next action by the School Board will be March 13th.
This Friday we will be holding two flag dedication ceremonies at SES. We will be hosting a standard honor guard that includes ceremonial rifles. This is an exception to our policies on weapons at school. Parents can contact teachers to have their students opt-out. Mr. H
Regular Schedules - All Buildings February 6th, 2019 - No Weather Delays Welcome to the Siuslaw School District GO VIKINGS!
February 6th - Regular schedules & start times for all schools today, no weather delays for busses. With some possible 'slick spots' remaining from yesterday off of the main roads, stay safe on your morning drive.
We are running a two hour delay today, February 5th, 2019. Classes begin at 10:35. We will have a quick breakfast beginning at 10:00. Lunch schedules will all remain the same.
If you family is anything like mine, the school lunch menu weighs heavily on kids minds. With that in mind I need to announce a change to the menu this week. Due to all SES students attending the Winter Music Festival at the Florence Events Center on Thursday January 24th, we need to switch the Wednesday and Thursday menu. Hot Dogs will now be served on Thursday and nachos moves to Wednesday.
The Florence Community PTA does so many great things in our schools. If you are not a member, please, see below to help support our PTA: http://www.florencepta.org/online_membership_form.aspx or, to print: http://florencepta.org/2018-19%20Membership%20Form.docx
SES Families- Teachers report back tomorrow to work on a new technology initiative and revising student report cards. We look forward to having students back Tuesday the 8th. Mr. H
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!! Enjoy the last week of break. We'll see students back on Tuesday, January 8th.
Special 'thank you' to City of Florence Public Works, Lane County Public Works, CLPUD & ODOT for helping to make travel to school as safe as possible today. Plenty of people in fluorescent yellow & orange out early braving the rain and wind!
Toys for Tots is going on right now until 4:00 at the Siuslaw Valley Fire Station.
2 Hour Late Start for Tuesday 12/18/18 - The wind overnight has left debris on the roadways that the work crews are clearing now. Parents if it is unsafe to travel at your home, please err on the side of caution and keep your children at home. (repost of 544am)
For Parents & Guardians that did not have time to complete the ODE survey on Chronic Absenteeism during conferences, the survey link will be open on the district website main page under the menu as 'Conference Attendance Survey Link' thru the end of the month. Thanks!
Tomorrow is the PTA "Breakfast With Santa" at Crossroads Church $10 for adults and $5 for kids. We hope to see you there.
Parents, we would love your help with a survey about school/district attendance policies. You'll have an opportunity at conferences or you can follow the link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Attend_ParentsGuardians Mr. H
SES families, Just a reminder that we ask students not to wear Halloween costumes to school on Wednesday. Instead, wear Halloween colors as part of our Red Ribbon Week celebrations.
At 8:45 we participated in the Great Oregon Shakeout by having our first earthquake drill of the year. Ask your kids how it went.
If you are interested in contributing to the Food Backpack for Kids Matching Campaign or the Siuslaw Education Foundation with fundraising efforts thru Amazon Smile or Fred Meyer Rewards Program, detailed notes can be found at http://bit.ly/Co_Ed_partners
Reminder - There are no Early Release Fridays this school year. The school day ends at regular time on Fridays; the Elementary school at 2:50pm, Middle & High Schools at 3:10pm. Thank you!
A little foggy out, but a great day to start the 2018-19 school year! Grades 1-12 officially start today.
We had a great Back-to-School BBQ this evening. Thanks to all who came. We're really looking forward to seeing kids on the first day of school for 1st-5th Grade tomorrow.
All students can receive both free breakfast & lunch during the month of September. Please see the NEWS feed or the building Facebook page for full details.
SES Twilight is pleased to announce that we will be able to provide after school programming this year for Kindergarten through 5th grade students at SES beginning Monday September 10th. Applications and information will be available at the SES Back to School BBQ on Tuesday Sept. 4th. After Sept. 4th, applications will be available in the SES front office.
Twitter is one more way to keep up with announcements across the district. Please make sure to follow @SesVikings for the elementary school, @SiuslawMS for the middle school, @SiuslawHSViking for the high school & @Siuslaw97J for district wide messages! Thank you!
I love the first day back with all staff. We can’t wait to for school to start! Well, I suppose we can wait until Wednesday. Mr. H
First day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 5. New student orientation is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 10 am - Noon.
SES Families, If you missed registration last week, please stop by the main office between 9:00 and 3:00 this week to get all set up for the new year. Mr. H
SES Registration is this week. Come by Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 to 3:00 to get all squared away for the upcoming school year.
Have a great summer!