Updated guidance were released today by ODE. Students will return from Spring Break on their current schedule - any new changes will not be made until the start of the 4th quarter; full details are on the reopening information page.
Governor Brown issued Executive Order #21-06, and Siuslaw schools are already in compliance with the new order. Any changes in ODE guidance that come out later this week will be implemented at the turn of the quarter in April, if necessary.
Viking Football game tonight at 7pm - Enjoy the game on YouTube Live https://youtu.be/dONSnGH0uBI or on KCST Radio
A Siuslaw School District Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00PM (Special Meeting/Work-Session). The regular meeting start time is 6:30PM. Both can be viewed on YouTube Live at: https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Public comment can be emailed to email@example.com by 1:00PM the day of the board meeting. Please call or email the district office if you have questions. Phone: 541-997-2651 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Agenda: https://5il.co/qbp7
A Siuslaw School District Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6:00PM (Special Meeting/Work-Session). The regular meeting start time is 6:30PM. Both can be viewed on YouTube Live at: https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Public comment can be emailed to email@example.com by 1:00PM the day of the board meeting. Please call or email the district office if you have questions. Phone: 541-997-2651 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AGENDA - https://5il.co/pee6
The Siuslaw School Board Special Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 6:00PM can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel.
The Siuslaw School Board Special Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:00PM can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel.
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:00PM (regular meeting start time is 6:30PM)can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Public comment can be emailed to email@example.com by 1:00PM the day of the board meeting. Please call or email the district office if you have questions. Phone: 541-997-2651 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Siuslaw School Board has a position open on the SSD97J Budget Committee. An application and information on the opening may be found on the district website here: /o/siuslaw-school-district/page/budget-committee-openings The application deadline is January 12, 2021 at 4:00PM.
Siuslaw High School Winter Choir Concert 2020!!! Thursday, December 17th starting at 7pm :) Your Siuslaw Choirs present a virtual concert for the winter season, to remind everyone that the gift of music is one of the best things for raising spirits, spreading cheer, and restoring hope. Link to the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/misterbonesm/playlists
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:15PM (regular meeting start time is 6:30PM)can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Public comment can be emailed to email@example.com by 1:00PM the day of the board meeting. Please call or email the district office if you have questions. Phone: 541-997-2651 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GSA Club will be showing the movie "Love, Simon" virtually on Tuesday December 15th @ 6:30pm. Please fill out the Google Form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchNRakst2qeZdncLibDtyzp4BJsYetT2zy2pbhAFy225G7gg/viewform?usp=sf_link) with your first and last name so you can be added to the GSA Movie Google Classroom Meet page. SHS students and staff are welcome! On Monday December 14th from 3:00-4:00 pm, you may come to the front door at SHS to pick up a theater box of candy and popcorn for the movie!!
Parents, Students and Staff: A lot of the Chromebooks are not getting logged off which is causing the devices to get behind in the software updates. This is fixed with the latest software update and from now on the devices will get a message to restart the Chromebook automatically. For now, please log off of your Chromebook, Shutdown the Chromebook and then power it back on. This will apply the update that has already been downloaded to the device. If you have any other questions or need assistance please use our helpdesk at: http://bit.ly/siuslawsdpublichelpdesk
Siuslaw Food Services will be on regular schedule thru Tuesday 11/24 this short holiday week. Florence Food Share dinners will be delivered Tuesday this week (not Thursday). Regular schedule resumes Monday 11/30. Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:00PM (regular meeting start time is 6:30)can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Please email email@example.com with questions.
Solo una nota rápida: prueba gratuita de Covid-19 el sábado 14 en Florence FoodShare. La asistencia para cuentas de Internet residencial para estudiantes todavía está disponible. Todos los detalles y enlaces en el feed de noticias escolares del sitio web o https://5il.co/n1ht
Here is a live link to the text doc for the November 13 general reminders on free Covid Testing and the Internet Assistance program that is posted on the News Feed of the website. https://5il.co/n1ht
Just a quick note – Free Covid-19 testing on Saturday the 14th at Florence Food Share. Student home internet account assistance is still available. All details and links on the School News feed of the website.
Vikings, It is an annual tradition to honor America’s Veterans with an assembly here at Siuslaw High School. In this CDL environment, unfortunately, that assembly won’t be happening. In honor of Veteran's Day Tuesday will be Patriotic Day. Dress up in your most American gear and show your patriotism and support for the Veterans of America. Snap a selfie of you participating in Patriotic Day and submit it to the yearbook staff for possible submission in the book. Up to 10 students across the 4 grades will be awarded a Dutch Bros gift card for the best dressed. Show that Viking Spirit and American pride. Submit your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, Mr. Shinn
We are entering into the time of year when the weather is unpredictable. Adverse weather may cause a delay in the start of school, cancellation of school or early dismissal. If any of these actions are taken, the district will make the decision as early as possible. The district will use NOAA/National Weather Service as the official source for information on weather related matters (SSD Policy EBCD). Notification information: https://5il.co/5xv5
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:15PM (regular meeting start time is 6:30)can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Please email email@example.com with questions.
Conferences are coming! Reminding Siuslaw Families that conferences start tomorrow at 8am. We will be holding conferences this Thursday, October 15th from 8am to 8pm and Friday, October 16th from 8am to 12pm. If you have yet to sign up for conferences, it’s not too late. Please login to your ParentVUE account (not available via the app, but through a web browser) to sign up for conference times or call the office prior to 1pm today to save a spot. If you have already signed up for times, you will be receiving an invitation to a Zoom meeting, if you have not already. An announcement was recently sent out to help students and parents who need assistance getting Zoom set up on their Chromebooks. Also, Ms. Sneddon will be at the high school during conference times to help with any Chromebook issues or pick-up. Thank you and we looking forward to meeting with you!
Siuslaw students and parents: If you are having trouble accessing the conference Zoom link from your teacher on the Chromebook, please see the image attached. If you need any other assistance contact the student/parent helpdesk at: http://bit.ly/siuslawsdpublichelpdesk
Conferences will be held on October 15th from 8 am to 8 pm and October 16th from 8 am to noon. Due to COVID-19, all conferences will be held virtually this year. You can sign-up for conferences through your ParentVUE account. Both the middle and high school have mailed out parent activation codes for all parents who have not yet activated their accounts. There are video tutorials on both the middle and high school’s homepages for how to activate your accounts and signup for conferences through parentvue. You can also look for an email with information and links to the video tutorials. If you are unable to participate virtually, we ask that you call your school’s office to schedule a phone conference. We look forward to meeting with you. Here is a link for the Conference Flyer and links to video tutorials: https://5il.co/lrr6
Hello Siuslaw Families, High School teachers are beginning to update grades for students in their scheduled classes. Please visit your StudentVue or ParentVue account to see where you or your students are after three weeks of school. Also, you will be asked to utilize your ParentVue account to sign up for conferences on October 15th or 16th, so if you are not familiar with it this would be a good time to become acquainted. If you need assistance logging into your account, please contact the high school office at (541) 997-3448. Also, if you have any questions about the progress of your student, please visit with the teachers during their scheduled afternoon/evening office hours and try to avoid APL times as this is time to support students from 1-3pm. The teachers office hours and how to contact them can be found on the high school website. The link to our staff page is https://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/o/siuslaw-high-school/staff and a schedule of teacher's office hours can be found here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/948157/Teacher_APL_Times.jpg Thank you all and have a great day!
Student Travel Opportunity Here is the link to RSVP for the meeting on Oct. 22nd: https://rsvp.eftours.com/9g9b3gj
Teachers will be available Monday-Thursday from 1-3pm for applied learning time and on one evening. This schedule for individual teachers is posted to our home webpage to be downloaded. The link can also be found here: https://5il.co/l4nl
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00PM (regular meeting start time is 6:30)can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Great News! The shipment of Chromebooks has arrived. We have all hands on deck preparing them for distribution. Student Chromebooks can be picked up at Siuslaw Middle School this week, Wednesday-Thursday from 1-7 pm. High school students need to stop by the high school to receive their schedules and materials before receiving their Chromebooks.
SCHOOL STARTS 9/16 At the September 3rd School Board meeting, the first day of school was moved to September 16, 2020. High School students & families will be able to pick up schedules, textbooks, and other materials on September 14th and September 15th from 9am-7pm. This will be a physically distanced event. Please keep an eye out for emails & phone calls from the school with additional communication and materials. Be well and be safe! See you for pick up on the 14th & 15th. 2020-21 Student Calendar link - https://5il.co/klz4 English calendar link - https://5il.co/knp9 Spanish language calendar link - https://5il.co/knp8 - Enlace del calendario en español
*NEW Calendar* The first day of school has been pushed out to Wednesday, September 16th to allow additional time to get technology, and training, into the hands of students and parents. Revised/Revisado (9/3/2020) - 2020-2021 - Student Calendar/Calendario Estudiantil – https://5il.co/klz4
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 6:00PM can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Please email email@example.com with questions or information on public comment. Agenda: https://5il.co/kk38
YEARBOOK PICK-UP If you purchased a yearbook for the 2019 - 2020 school year you may pickup yearbook on the following dates and times: Monday August 24th from 10:00 AM to 3:OO PM Tuesday August 25th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pickup will occur at the curb, near the school, of the North (Student) Parking lot. These pickup times are for individuals that ordered and paid for yearbooks last school year. Extra yearbooks will be made available on a first come, first serve basis at a later date. Social distancing measures will be in effect.
The first day of school has been pushed out to Monday, September 14th to provide time to get technology, and some training, into the hands of students and parents. The week of September 8th through September 11th is going to be the Technology Orientation, Training and Distribution week. The goal is to begin the adventure of Comprehensive Distance Learning on Monday 9/14. Revised(8/12/2020) - 2020-2021 - Student Calendar – English https://5il.co/gwlw Revisado(12/08/2020) 2020-2021 - Calendario Estudiantil – Español https://5il.co/gwlz
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:00PM can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/97JYouTubeChannel. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/97JBoardInformation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or information on public comment.
New School Registration All Siuslaw Schools are holding registrations events from August 11-13th. This event is for all students enrolling in hybrid or Comprehensive Distance Models. Tuesday, August 11th- 9:00-3:00 Wednesday, August 12th- 12:00-6:00 Thursday, August 13th- 9:00-3:00 Please report to your child’s school in order to register. This information is vital to our efforts to create classes and plan for various re-opening models. In order to maintain safe procedures and social distance, packets will be distributed and completed with no need to enter the school.
The Siuslaw School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 6:00PM can be viewed on YouTube Live at https://bit.ly/SiuslawBoardMeeting. Meeting materials may be found on the school district website at https://bit.ly/2021-21BOARDINFO. Email email@example.com with questions or information on public comment.
Today, the Oregon Department of Education released the 3rd version of Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance for the upcoming school year. The full document can be viewed or downloaded at https://5il.co/ijr5
Adjustments to Summer Meal Service times beginning Monday July 20 are posted here https://5il.co/ie5j
School nutrition meal services for students are continuing thru the summer each Monday, Wednesday & Friday - please see https://5il.co/i1w0 for locations & times!
To comply with Governor Brown's order for mandatory face coverings in public areas, and to protect the safety of school staff working over the summer, please have a covering on when entering district buildings. Thank you and stay safe!
Board of Directors Meeting, June 17, 2020 Siuslaw School District 97J – Virtual Meeting 6:00 pm – Special Meeting-Work Session 6:30 pm – Regular Board Meeting Board meetings will be live streamed on the district’s YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/rzXn8beW1Hw
The Summer Meal Service Schedule can be found at https://5il.co/h50j . Meals will continue to be served at locations in the community through September 4th. More details on the News Feed of the website. Thank you!
If your family has an outstanding chrome book, textbook or other item of school property, please make plans to return it your home school by 3:00pm on Friday, June 12th. The main office in all three schools will be open to receive any items you have to return. On behalf of the entire Siuslaw School District, we hope you enjoy the summer months. As news about the fall becomes available, we’ll be sure to keep the community informed.
The Class of 2020 graduation video is compiled and ready; please visit https://youtu.be/ZFj3cum_OKg to view!
Due to technical difficulties, the new link for the YouTube live stream of the SHS Graduation is: https://youtu.be/TZVZ_H78jEs
Hello all, Due to technical difficulties we have had to change the graduation link: https://youtu.be/ML6T6LUx06o Graduation will be streamed live at the above link starting at 5:55pm on June 5th. Please share with your families.
Reminder - Siuslaw HS Class of 2020 Virtual Scholarship Awards Night starts at 6pm - View on YouTube Live https://youtu.be/YTv2Gq6LxG4
School Property Return On Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd, all school property needing to be returned to any Siuslaw school can be brought to the Middle School between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. This includes all Chrome Books, text books, library books, or other equipment that needs to be returned. Staff will be on-hand to check-in items. We will be observing social distancing guidelines and ask others to do the same.
No food service routes will run on 5/25/20 in observance of Memorial Day. Two additional meals will be added to the Friday, 5/22 food service routes to supplement until we are back to our regular schedule on 5/27.
Tonight's special board (5/20) meeting can be viewed on YouTube Live at 6pm through this link https://youtu.be/MzFz_Fjwmys
Hello seniors and parents of seniors, Caps and gowns will get here Thursday morning. Mr. Moser and I will be at the high school on Thursday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm to hand out caps and gowns, graduation tickets, senior bills and leftover 6th grade letters. We will be on the North side, student parking lot and you will just need to drive through and we will meet you at your car window. For students or parents unable to make it on Thursday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm you can call Chris Holden at 541-999-8875 to make arrangements to get your items and drop any final items off like text books, library books and Chromebooks. We look forward to seeing you Thursday. Sincerely, Kerri Tatum
During this challenging time there are many resources available for students and families. Please reach out if you are needing support and share these resources to help care for our community. ❤️ -- Durante este tiempo desafiante, hay muchos recursos disponibles para estudiantes y familias. Comuníquese si necesita apoyo y comparta estos recursos para ayudar a apoyar a nuestra comunidad. ❤️
This link https://5il.co/fxtp will take you to the updated list of resources for assistance during the current crisis. The newest resources are labeled with yellow highlights.
Seniors and Families, Hello, I am happy to share that we have finally been given some direction from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) on what we can do for graduations. This was released on Thursday, April 30th. I wanted to wait to make a decision in hopes that we would be able to have a normal, or close to, graduation. I will be meeting with a group of our senior students on Tuesday, May 5th to start solidifying plans. Our tentative plan will be for an outdoor ceremony at the football stadium on June 5th. We will begin to work out the details to accommodate students, families, community and maintaining the social distancing guidelines. As we have more to share, we will share with you and the community. Sincerely, Kerri Tatum ODE's Guidance can be viewed here: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/ORED/2020/04/30/file_attachments/1439877/ODE%20OHA%20Guidance%20on%202020%20Graduation%20and%20Moving%20Up%20Ceremonies.pdf
HELLO SIUSLAW STUDENTS!!! This week is Dude, Be Nice Week and we are doing a couple things to help spread the nice :) Throughout the week: 1. Virtual High Fives (Brady Bunch style so please turn on your videos during chats for a second) 2. Chalk art and positive messages in driveways and around town. We plan on leaving a box of chalk at all 3 schools for people to come grab a couple as soon as we know it won't be raining for a couple days (Probably not until Wednesday) 3&4. Social media shoutouts to people about being kind & general positive messages using hashtag #SiuslawBeNice 5. Virtual Bingo cards for everyone to fill out and submit for a prize when completed. I have attached a Bingo Card and you need to get a black out to win.
Again, if you or your student is having issues and need additional support please visit our distance learning resource page at: https://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/o/siuslaw-high-school/page/shs-distance-learning
I just wanted to spend a moment to thank all the families that have been working hard to support their students in their continued learning either online or through paper packets at home. You all are rock stars!
The following link https://5il.co/fpdh takes you to an extensive list of Covid-19 resources for health care, food & hunger resources, housing assistance, and economic development, small business & worker supports.
Forecasting for 2020-21 school year will happen next week. Check out our 2020-2021 SHS Course Description Guide for a full list of classes and electives offered. https://5il.co/fp0h
Distance Learning Supports for Parents https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/685993/School_Outreach.mp4
The staff at the high school had some fun with quarantine related songs in a lip sync... Enjoy! :) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bMfAr-0Gk-Z8jfAOQMcIOyxEA4LmxIeO/view?usp=sharing
Reminder - New food service routes & times start today! Same locations as before, just different times around bus arrivals. Complete schedule is at https://5il.co/fg3e
The latest information on grading guidance and the updated executive order from the governor can be found at https://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/distance-learning-main-page This updated guidance follows along with previous directives for students in grades 9-11 released last week.
Dear Siuslaw High School Families, We are a week into our distance learning and though there have been some hiccups, it is nice to see teachers and students reconnecting. Please encourage your students to check in to each class every day. Even if students are not officially meeting, there is generally new information on teachers’ pages on a daily basis. Progress reports for semester 2 will be attached to ParentVUE and StudentVUE later today. We will not be sending them out in the mail. Final grades for semester 2, will be graded with a Pass “P” or Incomplete “I”. Please encourage your student to continue to work towards completion of all of their classes. It is extremely important that we continue to progress towards completing graduation requirements. Many people have asked about graduation and at this point we do not have an answer. Our greatest hope is that social distancing measures will be lessened by June and we will be able to honor the class of 2020 with an official graduation ceremony. In the event that is not possible, we are working on some contingency plans and will make a decision in early May. Thank you for your patience and we want to continue to reassure you that we will make sure we do something special for this class to acknowledge their achievement. Finally, we just want to ask you to take care of yourself and your kids during these unprecedented times. If you need help, please reach out. Our counselors and the administrators are here to help in any way we can. We miss your students and want to continue to partner with you during this school closure. Please reach out if we can be of assistance. Sincerely, Kerri Tatum
State level updates on course grading guidance can be found in the letter linked at https://5il.co/f6r6. Thank You
Remind is a communication tool that allows teachers, parents and students to communicate without sharing phone numbers, but still using a text message format. You will get a notice in your email or on your cell phone to claim your Remind account.
Students & Teachers, Good luck on your first official day of distance learning. Please have patience and grace with each other. Go Vikings! Email me with any questions or needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on Graudation and Distance Learning can be found at https://5il.co/ew73 Governor Brown has closed all schools through June 15, 2020. Distance Learning will continue to get students ready for a return next fall. Seniors will be a call about graduation.
Good Evening Siuslaw Students and Families, Today was our first day of our "Soft Start" in Google Classroom. I met with teachers this afternoon and they expressed how good it was to see many of you. We have had a couple things come up that we want to share with you to hopefully make this transition a bit smoother. 1. To go to your Google Classroom you need to be logged into your school google account (i.e email@example.com). This is the account teachers will be posting assignments to and how you will you go to Google Meet to attend classes. Links for classes will be in your class feeds. 2. We are still hoping to collect your personal email accounts so we can update you on school wide or class wide information. This is a different account then the one above. Your school accounts do not allow you to access email. If you have not updated your email address, please do so here: https://forms.gle/iVuhFYRWhcQ6rRdy6. If you do not have an email account, please go to https://accounts.google.com/sigNup and sign up for one. 3. We will be doing report cards on April 17th. This will allow you an additional week to turn any late work in and/or do the supplemental work in order to raise your grade(s). Google Classroom school schedule will be as follows: Period 1 8:00am - 8:25 am Period 2 8:30am - 8:55 am Period 3 9:00am - 9:25 am Period 4 9:30am - 9:55 am Period 5 10:00am - 10:25 am Period 6 10:30am - 10:55 am Period 7 11:00am - 11:25 Again, this week is a soft start in order to trouble shoot and practice prior to our official "Go Live" date of April 13th. If you have any questions, run into issues or need help, please feel free to email your teachers or me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello Siuslaw Students, We will officially start our Distance Learning on April 13th, but many of our teachers plan a soft start tomorrow to touch base with kids and trouble shoot this new world of digital learning. You should have received emails from many of those teachers. We sent packets home to the students that indicated they needed them, for the rest of the students and in order to accommodate meal deliveries the Google Classroom school schedule will be as follows: Period 1 8:00am - 8:25 am Period 2 8:30am - 8:55 am Period 3 9:00am - 9:25 am Period 4 9:30am - 9:55 am Period 5 10:00am - 10:25 am Period 6 10:30am - 10:55 am Period 7 11:00am - 11:25 Again, this week is a soft start in order to trouble shoot and practice prior to our official "Go Live" date of April 13th. We can't wait to get back to work with you, please email your teachers if you have any questions. If you have not updated your email address, please do so here: https://forms.gle/iVuhFYRWhcQ6rRdy6. If you do not have an email account, please go to https://accounts.google.com/sigNup and sign up for one.
Join Leadership 2020-2021! You can be President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer of your class. If you are interested & want more info or an application, please contact Mrs. Moser. e-mail: email@example.com OR phone: 541-997-5479 (Please leave a message)
As you have heard we will be switching to Distance Learning for All in Oregon. This is a new and exciting time for students and staff. We will be doing a robocall tomorrow for all 6-12 grade students and will update you as we finalize our plans. Thank you for your patience and grace. We can not wait to start working with our students again. High school students, please update student email addresses here: https://forms.gle/iVuhFYRWhcQ6rRdy6. If you do not have an Email account, please go to https://accounts.google.com/sigNup and sign up for one.
Last night the department of education issued new guidance as schools shift to distance education to serve students. More detailed information can be found in the News section of the website at https://bit.ly/Distance-Shift
On Monday, March 30th, most school staff will be working remotely to prepare the next units of supplemental educational materials for students. The meal service schedule can be found at https://5il.co/e02a Be well, be safe & healthy!
Staff Spotlight This week I want to take a moment to spotlight an amazing individual. Natalie Blankenship is one of the most valuable support staff we have at Siuslaw High School. Mrs. Blankenship is willing to jump in and help in any way at any time. When she was told to go home and spend time with her family, she came in against administrator advice to ensure she could help and the work got done. Mrs. Blankenship is our registrar and athletic secretary. She is able to help in any situation and is hands down an amazing leader on our team. Thank you so much for your assistance at all times.
Information about Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the US Small Business Administration can be found here https://bit.ly/SBA-Docs The school district will share out information from other agencies as it comes in. Thank You.
Meal services for students will continue during Spring Break and for the remainder of the closure each Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Please see the link https://5il.co/e02a for specific locations and times.
Students - As we work to figure out what the next few weeks will look like, we are asking for your Email addresses so that we can ensure communication. Please take a moment to fill out this form: https://forms.gle/iVuhFYRWhcQ6rRdy6. If you do not have an Email account, please go to https://accounts.google.com/sigNup and sign up for one. Thank you.
Hello Siuslaw Families, The teachers have been hard at work making every effort to put meaningful content together for you. Please check our websites for the most up to date information. For those of you who are needing a paper packet of instructional materials they will be on busses that are doing food deliveries Thursday and Friday. They will also be available for pick up at the middle school Thursday and Friday from 11-1. Additionally, if you have requested to borrow a Chromebook they will be available at the middle school Thursday and Friday from 11 to 1. The high school will also be open from 11 to 1 on Thursday and Friday if students would like to come get things out of their lockers. The packets are for students of all grade levels K-12. If you cannot pick up a packet during those times, please call the MS office at 541-997-8241. The middle school will also be emailing copies of the packets as well as have links on the websites to either the packets or the teachers online work it you are going to be doing the work electronically. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for your child to access this information. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding during this incredibly difficult time for our community and country.
SHS Students and Parents, SHS staff has put together assignments for you. For these 2 weeks (3/16-3/20 & 3/30-4/3) we will be focusing on English and Math. Work can be found here: https://bit.ly/2WmaSNF Packets will also be delivered with lunches on Thursday, 3/19.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Sean O'Mara. Mr. O'Mara is in charge of getting seniors through government and economics. On top of teaching out students how to adult, Mr. O'Mara also offers college classes to SHS students through LCC. Mr. O'Mara is especially busy during the spring sports season as he is the head varsity softball coach. Thank you Mr. O'Mara for your leadership.
For details on cancelling of large events related to the Governor's health declaration, please see the letter and other notes at http://bit.ly/March-12-update Thank you.
Please visit this link http://bit.ly/2W4A3E8 to see a special article about Siuslaw wrestler Elijah LaCosse in The Oregonian. Way To Go!
March 11th - The Oregon Health Authority recommends that a child should stay home if they a cough, fever and shortness of breath. The combination of these are the main symptoms of COVID-19. Answers to frequently asked questions from OHA are at http://bit.ly/2TjjbaZ
Staff Spotlight If you have ever been down the English and Social Studies wing you have likely heard Mr. Shinn greeting students and talking to his colleagues. Mr. Shinn teaches US History at Siuslaw High School as well as being in charge of yearbook and our baseball program. Like so many of us, he wears multiple hats. Mr. Shinn is also the voice of Viking basketball and is an assistant coach for the football team. Thank you to Mr. Shinn for all you do.
Today's health information update letter can be accessed directly at https://5il.co/dimi As updated information comes from other government or health agencies that may impact school operations or the Florence community, the school district will help to pass that along.
Here is a quick link to the OSAA information and resources page on coronavirus and the efforts to protect student-athletes and spectators at all school activity events like games, concerts and other student participation events. http://bit.ly/OSAA-Health
Quick ways to receive credible information regarding public health issues would be to follow @OHAOregon @LaneCountyGov on Twitter. The Oregon Health Authority and Lane County update regularly. Other credible sources would be @CityFlorenceOR and @CDCgov
Staff Spotlight Alicia Hernandez is Siuslaw High School's Staff Spotlight this week. Sra. Hernandez teachers her students Spanish. Sra. Hernandez is friendly and patient with her classes as they navigate the ins and outs of a new language. We are extremely fortunate that Sra. Hernandez is AP Spanish trained because next year she hopes to offer advanced language classes to her qualified students.
The last day to order a Siuslaw High School 2019-20 yearbook is this Friday, February 28th. Cost is $75. This is the last chance to guarantee getting a yearbook for this school year.
Staff Spotlight Mary Wrightson is this week's SHS staff spotlight. If your student has missed a day of school, you likely have worked with Ms. Wrightson. Ms. Wrightson is the friendly face and voice behind the attendance calls to our office. Ms. Wrightson works hard to ensure our students are where they are supposed to be and has been a huge asset in the high school's attendance efforts this school year.
The Lane Transit District is offering free travel on all regular bus routes to students in Lane County. If you would like to have a free pass issued to your child by a school office, please go to http://bit.ly/LTD_bus_pass_request or call a school office. Thank you!
Draft calendars for next school year are available for review at http://bit.ly/2020-2021_Calendars Please take a minute to complete the 3 question survey to state your preference for how professional development time is scheduled. Thank You!
Staff Spotlight This week we are spotlighting Debi Free. Ms. Free is our finance secretary and has done a phenomenal job keeping all of our purchases straight and accounts in order. Ms. Free is extremely helpful and always checks up on orders and assures they get here on time. If you have been to a sporting event in the last two years you have likely met Ms. Free as she does gate at most home contests.
Staff Spotlight Trisha Holden is a Special Education Aide at Siuslaw High School and is this week's staff spotlight. Mrs. Holden is one of the most caring and kind individuals. As an aide in many of our classrooms, she is a quiet presence supporting and advocating for her students. Mrs. Holden is always patient even when challenged to repeat her expectations multiple times. She anticipates student and staff needs and supports our school in so many quiet and unseen ways. Thank you so much for your dedication to our school.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Melanie Goeddel. Ms. Goeddel is always willing to take on new challenges so that students have additional opportunities. Ms. Goeddel has taken on Forensics and AVID in addition to Future Success and 9th grade English. Ms. Goeddel is a strong advocate for her students. She is an essential part of our English department and her leadership and determination is largely responsible for many of the positive changes we have seen with our 9th grade classes.
Second Semester starts Monday, February 3, 2020! The school board approved calendar from last May is at https://5il.co/6xi7 Please ignore the unapproved draft that is being peddled on social media!
Staff Spotlight Neil Wartnik is Siuslaw High School's staff spotlight this week. Mr. Wartnik teachers English Language Arts including three college courses. Mr. Wartnik cares deeply about our school and our students. In addition to teaching, Neil Wartnik is a respected wrestling coach in the state. Recently his team was nominated for a sportsmanship award from the officials association. Mr. Wartnik teaches his wrestlers several important character qualities including grit and work ethic. Thank you for all you do.
The final outcome of the disciplinary action from the anonymous threats that occurred after school on Monday, January 13th can be found at https://5il.co/cfy9 This message was also sent by email to all parents and guardians.
Staff Spotlight Sara Truax is this week's staff spotlight. Ms. Truax teaches Physical Education and health as well as coaching basketball and track. Ms. Truax is always looking at new ideas for PE and has consistently brought in new activities for her students. Her students look up to her and we are so pleased to have her as a member of our staff.
It is that time of year! Learn how the school district communicates school closures during inclement weather: https://5il.co/5xv5
Staff Spotlight Patti Williams is this week's staff spotlight. Mrs. Williams teaches math at Siuslaw High School. Thanks to her caring demeanor and patience we see many positive outcomes in our On Campus Alternative Math class. Mrs. Williams has done several jobs around the high school and is an amazing source of information for all of us. She holds us all to a high standard and is always a team player.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Eddie Mielke. Mr. Mielke is in charge or out Business and Computer Science Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Mr. Mielke teaches a wide array of classes, many of which are dual credit options for students. Mr. Mielke's class is in charge of much of the new signage you see around the district. Look out for our students to start competing in eSports soon!
Siuslaw High School adopted 11 local families this year. This is our fourth annual Holiday Food Basket Drive. Students sign up in their PRIDE class to bring food to provide holiday meals to local families. In addition, the knitting club made hats and our AVID class did a toy drive. Thank you to Siuslaw Outreach Services for pairing us with families and The Shippin' Shack for providing boxes.
Staff Spotlight Kim Pickell is this week's staff spotlight at Siuslaw High School. Mrs. Pickell teaches art at the high school. Each year her students create beautiful new creations with her coaching. In addition to all she does at the high school, Mrs. Pickell is involved in several charitable organizations. She teachers her students how to give back as demonstrated last week with the 2019 Empty Bowls Artist Reception.
It takes a lot of courage and preparation to get up in front of your colleagues and present high quality professional development. Today at Mapleton Middle and High School, Melanie Goeddel and Anna Moser did just that in front of many of their colleagues. Thank you ladies for knocking it out of the park. #teachersteachingteachers #thisisAVID #collaboration Thank you Mapleton for hosting us.
Staff Spotlight Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Liz McClellan this week. Ms. McClellan is wrapping up her student teaching this week with Mr. O'Mara. Ms. McClellan's students learned about economics and created business plans under her direction. Ms. McClellan will be subbing in our district in the coming months.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School is spotlighting Special Education Aide, Barb Fiorito. Ms. Fiorito works with our special education students supporting them in their classes. This year, Ms. Fiorito has also joined forces with Mrs. Johnson to start a knitting club. Their club is knitting hats for our Holiday Food Basket families. Students have really gotten into this hobby.
Attention Seniors! We will be taking the Class of 2020 senior photo tomorrow morning at 9:30 by the flagpole. Please plan to be there if your would like to be part of this.
Staff Spotlight Chris Johnson is this week's staff spotlight for Siuslaw High School. Mr. Johnson fills many roles at the high school. Not only does he get amazing results on the track and cross country course but he gets those same results in the Honors English I and AP Literature classroom. There is no bigger advocate for Siuslaw Athletics and Siuslaw High School than Chris Johnson. Thank you for all you do.
Dear Families, We are thankful! As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank: • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job. • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning • Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on Wednesday, November 27th and reopens Monday, December 2nd. We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
Staff Spotlight This week Siuslaw High School would like to spotlight Alexis Wells. Mrs. Wells joined us recently from the middle school and has quickly jumped into Siuslaw High School and taken over the Biology classes. When introduced officially to students, the applause was overwhelming. Please help us welcome Mrs. Wells!
Safety Alert Update - The incident from this morning was near HWY 101 & Surfview Lane - Again, call police immediately if you see a white male in a white cross-over or white compact car with tinted windows.
Safety Alert - Please see the link https://5il.co/b602 for more details. Police are looking for an individual that approached a student near a bus stop this morning - white male in a white cross-over vehicle with tinted windows. Call 911 if you see this vehicle.
Staff Spotlight Kyle Lewis is our Culinary Arts teacher at Siuslaw High School and a leader in the Career and Technical Education Department. Mr. Lewis has updated his kitchen over the last few years to industry standard commercial kitchen allowing SHS to offer college credits to high school students. In addition to building an amazing program, Mr. Lewis has taught students to run a coffee cart and take on various catering jobs throughout the year. Recently, Mr. Lewis' class butchered a cow, cut and wrapped the meat and sold it for profit. Their sausage fundraiser is happening now.
The Oregon Family Support Network is offering the 'Parents Helping Parents' workshop to all parents in the community. The first session is next week, 10/29 at 6pm. More details are at https://5il.co/aynm
Staff Spotlight This week's spotlight goes to Tara Haley. Mrs. Haley is our Testing Coordinator and Counseling Assistant. This week she ran our 2nd Annual College Board Day with over 500 moving parts. When Mrs. Haley takes on a project we can count on it being well planned and organized down to the fine details. Thank you Mrs. Haley for all you do for Siuslaw High School students.
Wednesday, October 16th, is College Board Day. Here are a few tips that will ensure you are ready on Wednesday: · No cell phones in the testing rooms · Bring #2 pencils · Calculators · 10th grade and all PSAT students report to Math wing · 11 & 12th grade and all SAT students report to English wing The math department has a limited supply of calculators and will provide those on a first come first serve basis only. Students need to plan to bring their own calculator as it will be helpful for the math portion of the test!
Staff Spotlight This week's staff spotlight is Mrs. Rogers. Mrs. Rogers is our Health Occupations Teacher, HOSA Adviser, Alternative Education Lead Teacher and GED Coordinator. Stephanie works hard to ensure positive outcomes for all of her students. This week alone she helped four students earn their GED. Great job Stephanie!
Quick reminder...this Friday, October 11th, is the Oregon state-wide in-service training day for staff so it is a non-school day for students. If you need a fresh copy of the annual school calendar, it can be found at https://5il.co/6xi7 Have a great weekend!
Mr. Perry's Banned Books class is writing Costa's Level 2 and 3 questions and answering them as a class. The class is studying Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. Students need to be familiar with Costa's (and/or Bloom's) Levels of Thinking to assist them in formulating higher levels of questions. 3—Applying. (Off the Page) Evaluate. Generalize. Imagine. Judge. 2—Processing. (Between the Lines) Compare. Contrast. Classify. Sort. 1—Gathering. (On the Page) Complete. Define. Describe. Identify.
On October 7th, Siuslaw High School will be holding our Local Scholarship and Financial Aide Kickoff event starting at 6:00 pm in the Siuslaw High School mall.
Staff Spotlight Thank you to Mr. Rowbotham for all he does for the high school. Not only is Mr. Rowbotham an amazing high school band director, he has brought in Harmony Bridge and works to partner with the Eugene Symphony, but Mr. Rowbotham can be counted on to help others whenever asked. Thank you for all you do!
September 26, 2019 - Direct calling to school phones is out of service, please call 541-997-2651 to have your call routed to the proper location. Thank you for your patience while technicians are out on performing repairs.
In both social and national media sources, there have been recent calls to organize student walkouts across the country. Student absences for such events are unexcused by state attendance definition; more details are at https://5il.co/abyz . Thank you.
The Siuslaw School District is hosting a professional development opportunity for anyone that is working with school age youth. For more information on the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program please go to http://bit.ly/MMSAP_training
The Food Backpack For Kids 2nd Annual Matching Funds Donation Campaign is underway! For more information please visit http://bit.ly/FoodBackpackForKids
The district will be hosting a grief support open house at Siuslaw Middle School on Wednesday night September 4th from 5 to 7pm. Full details can be found at http://bit.ly/SupportOpenHouse2
The district will be hosting a grief support open house at Siuslaw Middle School on Wednesday night August 28th from 5 to 7pm. Full details can be found at http://bit.ly/SupportOpenHouse
The Siuslaw News wrote a great article regarding the changes in expectations of spectator conduct at high school events. https://thesiuslawnews.com/article/sportsmanship-from-fans-a-must
High School Band students: We are holding a Viking Band Camp this week the 19-23rd from 9:00am - Noon. During the camp we will focus on learning the music that will be played during the football games this fall. We hope to get the year started off strong and we are excited again to support our high school athletics and provide entertainment for the games. Take care, Chris Rowbotham Director of Bands
Season tickets for Viking Football are available for purchase at the High School Office. The price for reserved seats will be $30.00 per seat. Previous year ticket holders have until Monday, August 26th to purchase reserved seat tickets. After August 26th All remaining tickets will be open to the public to purchase on a first come basis. Fall Family Passes are also available to purchase at the High School for $50.00. Siuslaw High School accepts Cash and Check only. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:00 pm.
Siuslaw High School Picture Day Dates: Tuesday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 14 Picture Day ID: FO569116Y0
The Oregon Family Support Network is hosting a 'Journey to Advocacy' workshop on September 17 & 18; for more details, please see the workshop flyer https://5il.co/8pfl
Remember...free breakfast and lunch for any person under the age of 18 as part of the Summer Meals Program. Meals are served at 4 locations around town, Monday thru Friday, until 8/16. All the details can be found here https://5il.co/8ect
Due to closure of the 4th and 5th grade building, Twilight will be closed today. Please make arrangements for your student for after school. Thank you!
The Siuslaw Education Association is sponsoring an Oak Street Morning Greeting and a series of Grade-Ins on May 8th as part of their Red For Ed activities. All school activities will occur as planned. For more info, please link to https://5il.co/7lnc
This Saturday the EDUCATION CELEBRATION! will be held at the Middle School.The Celebration features carnival games, project demonstrations, entertainment, BJ's Ice Cream, food, fun, face painting and much more. This is an all ages event. Inexpensive tickets for food and games will be sold at the door. It's all happening on Saturday May 4th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak Street.
Over the next few weeks students will be surveyed in homeroom about how they get to school to assist the City of Florence with an ODOT Safe Routes to School grant. The ODOT parent survey is at http://bit.ly/SurveyLinks or on the Parent Survey Page of the website. Thank you.
The 2019-20 school year calendar is awaiting board approval of one professional development date, February 7th, 2020 (moving Monday PD to Friday of that week). The updated calendar is posted here https://5il.co/6xi7 pending final action in May.
The pesticide application notice for April 20,2019 can be found at http://bit.ly/Pesticide_Notice or under 'Facilities & Maintenance' on the district website. Notice details are on the left side of the page under 'Contents'.
The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors is seeking people interested in filling the vacancy for Board Position #5. This term expires June 30, 2019. The application & details can be found at http://bit.ly/2TCLxic or under 'school board' on the district website.
The Siuslaw High School Class of 2019 is asking for pictures for their graduation slideshow. If you have and pictures, from baby to present, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is located in the field behind Siuslaw MS. The Wall That Heals is open to the public, 24 hours a day until April 7th at 3pm. This will be the only visit in Oregon; please feel free to visit this piece of history.
The 2019-20 School Year Calendar was approved by the School Board on March 13, 2019. Copies are available either thru the Parent or Student Resources links of the main menu on the district website or directly with this link https://5il.co/6xi7
The Siuslaw School District Board of Directors is seeking people interested in filling the vacancy for Board Position #3. This term expires June 30, 2019. The application & details can be found at http://bit.ly/2TCLxic or under 'school board' on the district website.
The Facility Advisory Committee is seeking general community input on all educational facilities and opportunities in the Florence area. The survey link is available here http://bit.ly/Fac_Com_Survey
3/8 - No Delays, Buses on Regular Routes - Some chance of slick spots on roadways, please take care on your morning travels.
For educators and school or community volunteers, the Masons are sponsoring the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program training April 12th & 13th at Siuslaw Middle School. For registration details and more, link here https://5il.co/6tv1
Informational Posting - The Joint Committee on Ways and Means is holding a public hearing this Saturday (March 9th) in Coos Bay at the Marshfield High School Auditorium from 1-3pm.
The 2019-2020 School Year Calendar draft and survey is up through March 7th on the district website. It is the first item under the menu tab, or use the link http://bit.ly/Calendar_info directly. Thank you.
The first draft of the 2019-20 School Year calendar is up on the district website. It is the first page link under the menu and includes an optional survey, with commentary. Next action by the School Board will be March 13th.
Congratulations to Audrey Lowder, 2019 Future First Citizen. https://www.thesiuslawnews.com/article/11th-annual-florence-area-chamber-of-commerce-siuslaw-awards?fbclid=IwAR3jnqUsOTIxBmmfE9pBAgz9cTSWf2Gou1vjFRjsEh4Jlg5pkV-K2Xz2ilA
Special 'thank you' to City of Florence Public Works, Lane County Public Works, CLPUD & ODOT for helping to make travel to school as safe as possible today. Plenty of people in fluorescent yellow & orange out early braving the rain and wind!
For Parents & Guardians that did not have time to complete the ODE survey on Chronic Absenteeism during conferences, the survey link will be open on the district website main page under the menu as 'Conference Attendance Survey Link' thru the end of the month. Thanks!
Siuslaw XC Boys and Girls teams will be making a trip to the state meet next weekend. Both teams finished 2nd behind Marist.
The Siuslaw Education Foundation is looking for a Development Specialist to coordinate fundraising activities and grant writing. Details about the request for proposal can be found at http://bit.ly/SEF_development
The CTE construction class at Siuslaw High School is selling Adirondack chairs. Contact Clint Tatum at 541-902-7436 or email@example.com to order yours.
Thank you to The Siuslaw News for the article on Siuslaw High School’s AVID program. https://thesiuslawnews.com/article/keeping-the-doors-to-academics-open
Reminder - There are no Early Release Fridays this school year. The school day ends at regular time on Fridays; the Elementary school at 2:50pm, Middle & High Schools at 3:10pm. Thank you!
A little foggy out, but a great day to start the 2018-19 school year! Grades 1-12 officially start today.
All students can receive both free breakfast & lunch during the month of September. Please see the NEWS feed or the building Facebook page for full details.
Twitter is one more way to keep up with announcements across the district. Please make sure to follow @SesVikings for the elementary school, @SiuslawMS for the middle school, @SiuslawHSViking for the high school & @Siuslaw97J for district wide messages! Thank you!