10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Policy Review Meeting - Superintendent Committee
6:30 PM School Board Meeting
Superintendent Andrew Grzeskowiak would like to invite community members to join the Siuslaw Stakeholder and Steering Committee meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018. The committee will be giving a brief review of their pre-bond planning work which includes assessments of facilities, long term project goals, and a list of bond project priorities. They hope to receive additional input from community members before they make a recommendation to the school board at the February 14, 2018 board meeting. The meeting will be held at Siuslaw High School on Monday, February 12 beginning at 6:00PM.
A quorum of the school board may be present to observe the committee meeting. No action will be taken by the school board at this meeting.
In early January 2018 the district conducted a professional survey of voters in the community to gauge interest for a potential bond in 2018. The information will help to direct and shape the elements of the bond package. Please see the results in the link below:
The school district also conducted an simple electronic survey for community members to take online. It contained the same questions as the professional survey and was an attempt to reach out to more of the community that was not part of the initial professional survey. The survey was available online and in paper format on the district website January 25 through January 31, 2018. The results of that survey will be posted soon. Thank you to all those who took part in the surveys!
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)
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.
2016-2017 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 of your child’s school by February 10th, 2017.
Please see the Parent Opt Out FAQ if you have general questions or want more information about the Oregon State Assessments.
If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s building principal.
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