​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 siuslaw.yearbook@gmail.com.
Support your Siuslaw High School Junior Class Fundraiser by purchasing a Siuslaw Viking blanket. Order information at tinyurl.com/SHSBlanket
Siuslaw Elementary School is celebrating Spirit Week December 12 through December 16.   Monday: Holiday Sweater Day: Show off that ugly sweater or holiday hoodie! Tuesday: Channel Your Flannel: Wear your favorite flannel. Wednesday: Holiday Hat Day: Wear your favorite holiday hat. Thursday: Holiday Character Day: Dress up as your favorite holiday character. Friday: Pajama Day: Wear your cozy pajamas. ​NOTE: No costume-style masks or costume face coverings.
​The SHS Key Club is hosting a gift-wrapping fundraiser at Siuslaw High School.  Thursday, Dec. 8: 5 to 8 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 10: 12 to 3 p.m.  The SHS Key Club can either hold on to gifts for later pick-up or wrap them while you wait.
​On Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue will host the Marine Toys for Tots at the main fire station at 2625 Hwy 101 in Florence. U.S. Marines, Coast Guard members, the Florence Police Department, and your local firefighters will be giving away toys for infant children up to 14 years old.   Since 1947, Marine Toys for Tots has provided toys to children of all income brackets. Celebrate the holidays at your local Fire/EMS department. Parking will be at the north parking lot of Siuslaw Middle School, and you’ll be told when to move up to the fire department. This year,  parents/guardians may come into the station to get the toys.   Documentation: Go to: www.toysfortots.org  or the Toys for Tot’s link on www.svfr.org  to see what qualifies as proper documentation. If you’d like to give toys, they are being collected at Florence’s Bi- Mart, True Value, and The Jolly Egret (on Bay Street). You can also donate money on the website.  There are three options for getting toys.  First: (By December 7) Go to: www.toysfortots.org  or Facebook’s “Lane County Toys for Tots.” Once there, click on “Apply for Toys” and follow the steps. Toys will then be bagged and waiting for your arrival. No waiting.  Second: Fill out the paperwork at the station before going in to choose the toys. First come, first serve.  Third: Fill out the paperwork at the station and indicate what you wish, and the items will be bagged up and brought out to your car. First come, first serve.  Note: We will try to match what you seek for your children.  If you need more information, please contact (541) 600-4483.
​Siuslaw High School is celebrating Winter Spirit Week Dec. 12 through Dec. 16.   Monday, December 12: Pajama Day Tuesday, December 13: Ugly Sweater Day Wednesday, December 14: SWINTER: 1/2 summer clothes & 1/2 winter clothes Thursday, December 15: Class Colors Day: 9-10 Green & 11-12 Red Friday, December 16: Flannel Friday Day
Siuslaw schools are participating in the Student Health Survey (SHS), a survey sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division and the Oregon Department of Education. The survey will gather information about health risk behaviors of students in grades 6, 8 and 11. The survey will be conducted online either in the classroom or remotely and includes questions about:  ·         Student health and safety  ·         Student mental and behavioral health  ·         School climate and culture  ·         The impact of COVID-19  All student responses are private and anonymous. The results help to narrow the focus of overall youth health and wellness initiatives statewide.    On Monday, December 12th, Siuslaw High School 11th graders will be taking the survey during PRIDE classes. The survey should take less than 30 minutes to complete.  While we encourage all students to participate, the decision to do so is voluntary. If you do not wish your child to take this survey, please complete the form on the back of this letter and return to your students PRIDE teacher. This form is only required if you do not want your student to participate.  If you would like to review the survey before you make a decision about your student's participation, please visit https://tinyurl.com/OregonStudentHealthSurvey​ or https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/BIRTHDEATHCERTIFICATES/SURVEYS/Pages/student-health-survey.aspx​​​ for additional information about the Student Health Survey.  If you have any specific questions, please contact Principal Harklerode at the school.
​Ticket pricing for local basketball and wrestling events is $6 for adults, $4 for students, and FREE for Siuslaw students with an online ticket or an ASB card.   Tickets are available online at bit.ly/siuslawtickets.  There are no additional fees associated with online sales.  Tickets and can also be purchased at the door (cash only).  For online tickets use the south entry to the main gym from the courtyard and for cash sales use the north entry.  Basketball has their first home game tonight at 4:30 p.m. and wrestling's first home tournament is Thursday, December 29.
Congratulations, SHS Cross Country!​ ​Our Siuslaw High School Cross Country participated in the Pacific NW Regional XC Showcase in Washington this weekend. The boys team placed first and for the second year in a row, they were named the champions! We were shy one member for our girls so were unable to compete as a team; however, they did well individually, too!   Boys:  1: Kyle Hughes 2: Samuel Ulrich 13: Jacob Blankenship 15: Brayden Linton 30: Camden Linton  Girls:  3: Alison Hughes 4: Corduroy Holbrook 12: Jane Lacouture 13: Adylin Holbrook
YAOP resource materials available at tinyurl.com/YAOPSlides from The Center on Parenting and Opioids
​Congratulations Siuslaw Esports! Both teams, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, made the Pacific Division 2022 Playoffs! Matches begin after Thanksgiving break on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All are welcomed to cheer on Siuslaw High School gamers in Mr. Looney’s tech lab!
​Siuslaw High School recently recognized 128 students for earning an academic letter for honor roll (those who achieved 3.5 or higher for two consecutive semesters in an academic year). Congratulations to our SHS student who received this achievement!
The Siuslaw High School Winter Concert is coming soon. Looking for a sure-fire, low-cost way to ignite your holiday spirit? Look no further! On Monday night, December 12th, at 7 pm on the FEC mainstage, your Siuslaw Bands and Choirs will present their Winter Concert for 2022. It's a full evening of young musicians playing and singing their hearts out for their home crowd. You'll hear ancient carols, modern jazz, and everything in between, and the price for admission is, like all gifts, FREE! Happy Holidays and see you there!