10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Policy Review Meeting - Superintendent Committee
The school district is considering an option for restructuring mandated teacher development time. Instead of our current Early Release Fridays, the other option is to block professional development time into 6 non-school days across the school year. In the new, Consolidated Professional Development Calendar, students would attend school until approximately 3:00PM every day, including Fridays, but have 6 other longer weekends throughout the year. The new proposed Consolidated Professional Development model has no early releases on Fridays. The total amount of time in professional development is the same, but the routine of the school week would change for students and families.
Now that you have had a chance to review both calendar options, please click on the survey link below to indicate your preference. Thank you for your time.
Siuslaw School District Calendars
2017-2018 Student Calendar Future Spring Dates: 2018-2019 (3/23/19 - 3/31/19), 2019-2020 (3/21/20 - 3/29/20), 2020-2021 (3/20/21 - 3/28/21)
2017-2018 Notice for Statewide Tests
Dear Siuslaw School District Parents/Guardians,
Here is some important information about this school year’s state tests:
Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate from high school ready for college or a career.
Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests in English Language Arts and Math cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help our school district get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Siuslaw students are performing. As we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources and work to improve our educational system, our students’ performance overall is a big factor in planning and decision-making.
Siuslaw School District has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of state assessments this spring. Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully and then print, complete, and return the form to the main office before your child begins testing.
If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s building principal.
The district is committed to the optimal development of every student and believes that a positive, safe and health-promoting learning environment is necessary for students to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental and social success. Learn more about the district's committment to wellness here.
Our school district uses the National Weather Service to guide our decisions about school closures or activity cancellations.
The transportation department and administration closely monitor the local weather and the forecasts throughout the day. Below is a list of media outlets that will carry emergency information. We will also have any changes posted on the district website and will institute our automated phone messaging system(School Messenger) regarding closures beginning no earlier than 6:00AM. Please make sure that the schools have any changes in your contact information as we head into winter storm season.
If parents or guardians feel it is unsafe for their children to attend school during inclement weather events, they may call the school office to excuse their child from school. Please know that we don’t make these decisions lightly and will continue to carefully monitor weather situations.
In the event of adverse weather, please click here for information on where to tune to receive updated information on possible closures, delays or early dismissals.
Community News and Parent Resources
Siuslaw School District 97J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or age in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, in accordance with Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Lisa Utz, Special Programs Director, Siuslaw School District 97J (541)997-5456, email@example.com