​The 2023 Fresh Impressions Art Show runs March 20 through April 25 at the Florence Events Center (FEC). The art show includes work from our Siuslaw Middle School and Siuslaw High School creative art and pottery students. The art show is viewable at the FEC Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Artist Reception is Thursday, April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. with the awards ceremony starting at 6 p.m.
​On behalf of Siuslaw High School staff and students, we wish to extend our thanks to our businesses and community partners who participated in our Student Job Fair on March 17th! It was a win for both our students and the community!  Our vendors included: Abby's, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, City of Dunes City, City of Florence, City of Florence-Police, Fred Meyer, Goodwill Job Connections, KCST Radio, Kitchen Klutter, Lane County, Marines, Mo's Restaurant, New Friends Memory & Residential Care Florence, Nosh, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Coast Humane Society, Oregon Pacific Bank, Oregon State Parks, PeaceHealth, Safeway, Sea Lion Caves, Shorewood Senior Living, Siuslaw National Forest, Siuslaw Public Library, Siuslaw School District, Three Rivers Casino, U.S. Coast Guard, Western Lane Fire and EMS Association, and Worksource Lane Employment Department.
The PreACT test will be offered to tenth-grade students the first week of April for students who pre-register with School Counselor Laura Osbon by Thursday, March 23.    Students interested in the test may send an email or stop by her office and register for the test.  The PreACT was adopted as Oregon's nationally-normed college entrance practice test. The purpose of the assessment is to predict the success of students on college entrance exams and provide practice for students.
​Siuslaw High School is holding an open house event for eighth-grade students (next year's ninth graders) and their families on Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.,  We will have two welcome sessions. The first starts at 6 p.m. The second kicks-off at 7 p.m. These are repeating events intended to accommodate as many schedules as possible. At both sessions, we will review next steps in getting students registered for classes and offer tours of the high school.   High school staff will visit Siuslaw Middle School the very next day, March 22, to help eighth graders make their official requests for high school classes next fall.   The high school staff is anxious to meet your students as next year’s 9th graders and we hope to see you on the 21st.
​The district has launched community outreach surveys for the school board's strategic planning initiative and the ODE Integrated Guidance process.  School board strategic planning will be an ongoing process, with these surveys being an intermediate part of the process. From the data collected here, focus groups will be formed to examine district and building level data to help inform both goals and strategies for future operations. This will overlap into next school year.  ODE's Integrated Guidance process is an alignment of six initiatives that have common elements, in an attempt to decrease redundancy in state reporting requirements by districts. This first draft aligns: High School Success, Student Investment Account, Continuous Improvement Planning, Career & Technical Education, Every Day Matters (student attendance), and Early Indicator Intervention Systems.  Surveys are split to address four focal groups: parents & guardians, community members, students, and teachers & staff.  Surveys will be open through the end of the day, Monday, March 20, and the Lane ESD staff will run a simple tally on the results so district staff can prepare initial reports for the board in April and prepare for the community forum groups.  All of the individual survey links are on the district website's survey page
Parent Teacher Conferences are March 9, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and March 10, 8 a.m. to noon.   Siuslaw Elementary School: 541-997-2514  Siuslaw Middle School: 541-997-8241  Siuslaw High School: 541-997-7488
PTA Hosting Adolescent Wellness and Suicide Prevention Forum Wednesday, March 15, at 6 PM at Siuslaw Middle School . The event aims to raise awareness about the importance of mental health among young people and to highlight the resources available in Florence, Oregon that promote well-being and safety. The event can be livestreamed at pta or directly at​. Several local and regional organizations have volunteered to support our community at this event, including Coastal Counseling, LLC, Siuslaw Outreach Services, Mobile Crisis Response Team, Oregon Integrated Health, PFLAG, Options Counseling and Family Services, Lines for Life, Lane County Public Health, among others. The focus of this talk will be on how to recognize signs of distress in kids and teenagers, what to do when those signs appear, and how to help someone who may be struggling.
2-Hour Delayed Start for Wednesday, March 1 Due to Icy Weather Conditions
Siuslaw School District Students of the Month
Siuslaw Schools are now updating to a full-weather closure for Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Please be safe if you chose to travel on the roads today.
​UPDATE:  There is no school today for Siuslaw School District schools.
Siuslaw School District greatly appreciates our 22 bus drivers and associated staff members. ​National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day is February 22.​ It’s a reminder and an opportunity to say thanks to the people responsible for getting our students to and from school safely every school day.​ Thank you to our transportation department for all they do to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students! We are thankful that our bus drivers encourage our students when they see them in the morning and later in the afternoon when students return home.
​There is a change in today's Boys Basketball games.  JV and JV2 will now play at Siuslaw Middle School (2525 Oak Street).  Boys JV will play at 4:30p.m. and Boys JV2 at 6 p.m.   Varsity Boys will still play at SHS at 7:30. Girls JV will play at SHS at 4:30 p.m. and Girls Varsity at SHS at 6 p.m.
​The Siuslaw High School Student Job Fair is scheduled March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We currently have 30 vendors signed up to participate; however, we have room for more! Thus, local businesses looking to recruit and train for the upcoming season contact Pam at 541-997-5470 for more information.  ​Vendors who have signed up to participate include:   Abby's Legendary Pizza Air Force Army Army National Guard Boys & Girls Club of Western Lane County Central Lincoln PUD City of Dunes City City of Florence City of Florence - Police Darlings Marina & Restaurant Driftwood Shores Fred Meyer Goodwill Job Connections Hoagland Properties - River House Inn/Old Town Hotel KCST Radio Marines Mina Dickson LPC/Counseling Services LLC Nosh ODOT Oregon Pacific Bank Oregon State Parks PeaceHealth Safeway Sandland Adventures Sea Lion Caves Shorewood Senior Living Siuslaw National Forest Siuslaw School District Western Lane Fire and EMS Association Worksource Lane Employment Department
City of Florence Transportation System Plan Stakeholder Advisory Meeting (3 PM) & Open House (5:30 PM) Wed., Feb. 8 at FEC. Includes picture of child on bicycle, handicapped van, and couple walking with their dog.)
Siuslaw School District is joining 196 other school districts, 19 education service district boards, and 17 community college boards throughout Oregon to celebrate January as "School Board Recognition Month."  Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.  These dedicated local leaders give their personal time and energy to handling the critical task of budgeting and overseeing the management of Oregon's public education structure. Our board chair is Bob Sneddon, our vice chair is Maureen Miltenberger. Our directors are Frank Armendariz, John Barnett, Brian Lacouture, Dianna Pimlott, and Kady Sneddon. Our student representatives to the school board are Tiffany Rasmussen and Riley Olson. ​
​Siuslaw High School is hosting a Student Job Fair for ninth- through twelfth-grade students on Friday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you are a local business looking to recruit and train for the upcoming season, you are invited to participate in this free event. Tables will be provided for vendors along with an open audience of candidates: Siuslaw High School and Siuslaw West students.  Student participants will have the opportunity to visit booths from vendors, submit an application and/or a resume, and interview for part-time jobs, seasonal work, and other youth apprenticeships.    This event will allow students to present themselves professionally, participate in interviews, and gain feedback from our area employers while assisting with seasonal recruitment needs.   For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Pam Hickson at 541-997-5470.
​The Siuslaw High School yearbook staff is seeking senior pictures and quotes, which are due by Thursday, January 12. Each senior is asked to send a picture and quote to
Support your Siuslaw High School Junior Class Fundraiser by purchasing a Siuslaw Viking blanket. Order information at