​Many Siuslaw students are involved in the CROW production of The SpongeBob Musical at Florence Events Center.  Please come out and support our local students and the arts. Tickets are available, in-person or livestream, for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.   For tickets and information, visit: https://www.crowkids.com/spongebob​   Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for youth under 12.
Today, April 15, our Siuslaw High School team, the Viking Vanquishers placed 6th in the state! They won the regional tournament March 15. The Siuslaw High School team includes Seamus Burke, Abby Jones, and Lillie Leland with coaches Kelly Joslin and Melanie Goeddel. Siuslaw Middle School had multiple teams with the 6th-grade team coached by Kelly Dotson, the 7th-grade team coached by Hilary Roach, and the 8th-grade team by Ryan Roach. Pictured in the graphic is the 7th-grade team, The Rebels, with Chloe Bilbrey, Eden McCord, Leala Lent, Natilee Isham, and Melissa Coombs. Siuslaw Elementary School Booking Cheetahs were coached by Greg Jorgenson and Kassy Keppol. Their team is composed of Logan Alcorn, Landon Linton, and Macie Moore.
Family Bilingual Literacy Nights begin April 18 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays​ from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. at Siuslaw Elementary School, room 9. This evening program will run through August and is designed to assist and support families with English literacy development and is for families who value biliteracy as a relevant skill.   There are adult and school-aged children English lessons and practice as well as preschool language activities for children who are not yet in Kindergarten. Attendees can expect to network and visit with families, learn English, and work on reading, writing, and communication skills.   To register to attend this program, email kkeppol@siuslaw.k12.or.us. A meal will be provided on the introductory night on Tuesday, April 18.​
Human trafficking flyer
​Join us for Junior/Senior Prom 2023 Saturday, May 6 at the Florence Events Center from 8 to 11 p.m. This year's theme is ‘Arabian Nights.’ The night will be filled with dancing, bright colors, an assortment of desserts, and perhaps some exotic animals.   Tickets will be sold the 2 weeks leading up to Prom. Make sure to get your tickets early as the prices will increase the second week of sales! The week of April 24-28 individual tickets will be $25 and couple tickets $45. The second week of sales, starting May 1-5, ticket prices will increase. Individual tickets will be $35 and couple tickets $55.   This will be an unforgettable event.   Thank you for supporting the Class of 2024.
​Let's celebrate School Library Month! Swing by your school library and say "Hi!" to either Ms. McKenzie, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. Gray, or Ms. Luevano. ​ Students can fill out an "I LOVE MY LIBRARY because..." slip (available in each school library) for chances to win free books and coffee!
Siuslaw Outreach Services (SOS) and Soroptimist of Florence with support from PeaceHealth are hosting  a Community Awareness Night Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at the Florence Events Center. The presenters include In Our Backyard, an organization that fights human trafficking through education, mobilization, and partnership, Dr. Susan Inman, a Florence Soroptimist member and local expert on human trafficking, as well as Mike Gallagher, who recently retired from the Portland Police Bureau and served his last 11 years in the Sex Trafficking Unit and was also a Task Force Officer out of Portland's FBI office.   The Community Awareness Night will include a Human Trafficking Expert Panel Q&A, the opportunity to hear from national and community experts on best practices to protect your kids and teens, and real talk for parents about social media safety. Additionally, learn how children are at risk every day and in every home if they have internet access. Furthermore, human trafficking can happen to anyone--no matter race, age, or gender.   To learn more about this event, visit facebook.com/Florence.Soroptimist or scan the QR code on the Soroptimist flyer (https://5il.co/1rz7s) ​or on the Siuslaw School District post about this event.
The PTA Talent Show is open to all students in Siuslaw School District, but students must audition. Pick up an audition form from your school office or download at tinyurl.com/PTATalentShow. Audition forms are due to your school office by Friday, April 7, at 8:30 a.m. Auditions will be held April 17 and 18 after school in the Elementary Music Room. Those who are participating in the Talent Show will need to attend the rehearsal on May 2. The PTA Talent Show is May 3rd and 4th from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Florence Events Center. For more information, contact Siuslaw Elementary Music Teacher Mrs. Sarles at asarles@siuslaw.k12.or.us.
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​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 https://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/page/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 tinyurl.com/florence pta or directly at https://www.youtube.com/live/N3LjvOvPp9Y?feature=share​. 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.