It has been a great week! Tomorrow - students should wear PE appropriate clothing. We will also have our first PAW rewards experience. We will start dismissal at 11:30. Thank you for all that you do! West is the BEST!
Have a WONDERFUL 4 day weekend Bulldogs! See you on Tuesday!
Hey West Families! WE have had a wonderful time getting to know your child! They are the best!! I just wanted to go over the afterschool pick-up procedures. 1. Whatever you put on your registration for PM pick-up is what we HAVE to do, unless you call before 1:30pm to tell us of a change. Call Taylor in the office, if you have questions. 2. Please do not block driveways as you wait and have your blue sign ready so we can move the line along more efficiently. 3. We will start to start sending students out at 2:30/11:30. 3. No cars are allowed in our parking lot before or after school. It is a safety issue. Please wait in line. 4. If you are walking to pick up your child, please go to the bottom gate. We will call your child to come meet you. Thank you for your patience and giving us grace as we get this new school year started!
Tomorrow is a big day for our 3rd graders! We can't welcome you to West! We will see our 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday! See the website for bus details. Breakfast and Lunch are free. School starts at 8:00 AM. Don't forget your mask!
West Families! We are excited to start school! Remember 3rd grade starts on Monday and 4th and 5th grade start on Tuesday. Our school day starts at 8:oo and ends at 2:30 Monday-Thursday and 8:00- 11:30 on Fridays. Don't forget that breakfast and lunch are free for all students this year!
The West is excited to see you on campus! Drop by a for a minute.😊 We will have cool treats, a chance to meet your teacher, and tour the campus.🍦👩🏫🗺
Don't forget to register your child for school! If you are needing assistance, call the West office or stop by Tuesday 7:30-3:30, Wednesday 12:00-8:00, or Thursday 7:30-3:30. We would love to help! https://sis-sutherlin.cascadetech.org//Sutherlin/PXP2_OEN_Login.aspx
Dear West Families, Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! The staff has been busy reorganizing, moving classrooms, painting, and planning for the first day of school on Monday, August 30, 2021 for third grade and Tuesday, August 31, 2021 for fourth and fifth grade. As you travel by the school, you will notice murals at the end of hallways, street signs, and inspirational thoughts. Our goal this summer was to make the outside the building reflect the joy each and every person at West experiences on the inside. We hope it brings a smile to your child’s face! Key Dates and Times: *Now – Registration opens online (use your current ParentVue account) *August 10 – West Office is available to assist in online registration (7:30 AM-3:30 PM) *August 11 – West Office is available to assist in online registration (12:00 PM-8:00 PM) *August 12 – West Office is available to assist in online registration (7:30AM-3:30 PM) *August 16 – Regular West Office hours open (7:30 AM -3:30 PM) *August 23 – West Office closed in the morning *Monday, August 30 First Day of school for 3rd grade *Tuesday, August 31 First Day of school for 4th and 5th grade *No School – Friday, September 3 or Monday, September 6 Remember: School Supplies: We will be working with PTO to provide school supplies for your child. There will be a $15 school supply fee in the online registration. Backpacks, and head phones are not included, please ensure your child has these items on the first day of school. Some things are already back to normal. We will be having five-day, in-person learning Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM- 2:30 PM and Fridays 8:00 AM – 11:20 AM. As always, there are many details to opening schools, and this year those details will include things like COVID-19 safety measures. I am working closely with the Superintendent, the School Board, and staff to make sure we have the most successful and safe school year possible. Please continue to check our school Facebook and Website for all updated information. In closing, I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you. Together, we will create a joyful school community. Please enjoy the rest of your summer. I can’t wait to meet you. Warm Wishes, Cary Cermak-Rudolf, Principal 541-459-3688
Free Summer Good Program 2021 Grab and Go Monday - Thursday Middle School Pick up dates and times. June 21st to July 22nd (No meals served on July 5th) Breakfast 8:30 am 9:15 am Lunch 11:45 am to 12:30 pm West Intermediate Pick up dates and times. July 6th to July 29th Breakfast 7:30 am to 8:15 am Lunch 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Introducing Sutherlin School Districts Mobile App. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh0Eok7Iz3k
In the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session, the legislators passed House Bill 3427, Student Success Act, and it was signed into law on May 20, 2019. This law aims to correct three decades of under investing in our schools and our children and includes sweeping provisions for new and improved services for children and families. Part of this Student Success Act is the Student Investment Account (SIA). The SIA is a non-competitive grant program which, when fully implemented, represents an investment of close to $500 million going directly to Oregon school districts and eligible charter schools. The purpose of the Student Investment Account is to meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs, increase academic achievement, and reduce academic disparities for historically underserved students. We would like your input on how to best utilize these funds in order to best serve the students and families in our community. Sutherlin Community Feedback https://douglasesd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_243wCLLxcV1itYG
There will be no lunches delivered during spring break March 22nd thru March 26th. Lunch delivery will resume Monday March 29th. Thank you, Sutherlin School District
QPR - Suicide Prevention Training March 16th, 2021 QPR Flyer link https://bit.ly/2ObzmHN
At Will Employee Position https://www.applitrack.com/douglasesd/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=849
Good evening Parents, Today (January 18, 2021) the Douglas Public Health Network informed us of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case at East Primary School. We are working closely with the Douglas Public Health Network to respond to this news and protect the health of our staff, students and community. We have begun the process of notifying parents of the children in the cohort affected, asking them to quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be keeping all first grade students at home for Tuesday the 19th. (Not all first grade students are quarantined) In-person instruction will resume for the students and staff who are not in first grade classrooms. We will continue to follow and maintain the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education guidelines; namely practicing handwashing, physical distancing to the degree we can, requiring people wear masks inside the building, and upholding cleaning and disinfecting protocols. We understand families are concerned. We will keep families and the school community updated with any new information as it becomes available, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone's right to privacy. If you have concerns or questions about COVID-19, please call the Douglas Public Health Network hotline at 541-464-6550, seven days a week between 8 am - 5:00 pm. Terry Prestianni, Superintendent
Oregon “Return to Play” Letter Writing Campaign Below is a letter addressed to Governor Brown that emphasizes the importance of providing co-curricular opportunities for Oregon High School student-athletes this school year. The letter contains information, data and research showing how high school athletics can be done in a safe and productive manner. We need you to gather as many signatures in support of the letter as possible. Please forward this email to your athletes, parents, staff and community members as it contains the letter itself and instructions on how to provide an electronic signature. To make the letter writing campaign a success we will need a unified effort from our schools, coaches, athletes, parents and community members. To provide an electronic signature to endorse the “Return to Play” campaign letter, complete the form at the following link: https://sites.google.com/lakeview.k12.or.us/return-to-play-electronic-sign/home . Please note, that after submitting the form, you may see a white blank page. That is normal and you should assume your response has been recorded. In completing the form, we also ask that you list your local state representative and senator. To find your local representatives, you can type your address at the following link and it will provide you with your local representatives: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/findyourlegislator/leg-districts.html We believe one letter with a large number of supporters, will have a greater impact. With the proposed February 8th start date for football practice we would like to have signatures collected no later than Jan 26th. On January 27th we will be sending the letter and collected signatures to the following state decision makers including your local state representatives and senators. • Governor Brown • Patrick Allen – OHA Director • COVID-19 Reopening Team • Oregon State Senators & House of Representatives from your local area
1/5/2020 Good afternoon Sutherlin Students, Staff and Families, I am happy to announce that Sutherlin School District will be returning to in-person instruction thanks to improved countywide metrics as well as changes from the State. Grades PK-5 will return on Monday January 11th and secondary students grades 6-12 will return on Tuesday January 19th. Grades 6-12 will return on the A/B schedule as prior to Thanksgiving. If your student was enrolled in comprehensive distance learning prior to Thanksgiving break, they will remain in distance learning. Students who were attending school in-person prior to Thanksgiving break will return to school in-person on the above-mentioned dates. Home meal deliveries will continue for distance learning students; Please remember to order through SchoolPay. In-person students will have meals served at school, but still need to order. We thank you for your patience over the past few weeks, and we look forward to seeing more students on campus. Terry Prestianni, Superintendent
Good Afternoon. As you can imagine, we are receiving a high number of questions from parents and staff regarding when the Sutherlin School District will return to onsite instruction. At this time, we do not have a clear directive from the Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority. Sutherlin School District will continue with our current educational model through the first week of January for all grade levels (K-12). During the first week in January, district administration will review state level guidance and provide families an update. Our Administrative Staff, School Staff, and School Board is committed to returning back to onsite instruction as soon as possible in a safe manner. As a district, we also don't want to put families or staff in a situation of moving between CDL and In-Person instruction each time state guidance/metrics changes. We know COVID-19 has created hardships for families, students, and staff. We appreciate your ongoing patience as we move into the new year. I wish all families a safe and joyful holiday. Terry Prestianni Superintendent
Take Root Parenting Connection Winter 2021 Virtual Event Schedule http://bit.ly/37qEQF8
November 24, 2020 Dear Sutherlin School District Staff and Families, Sutherlin School District is taking steps to ensure the safety of all students and staff. A student at Sutherlin Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19, but has not been in school since last week. We are working closely with the Douglas Public Health Network to respond to this news and protect the health of our community. Sutherlin Middle School is canceling all on-site classes for Wednesday November 25th due to lack of coverage for quarantined staff. All other Sutherlin Schools will continue with classes as planned. We have begun notifying staff and parents of the children in the cohort that a student tested positive, asking them to quarantine and monitor for symptoms. We’re providing quarantine guidance and informing parents of exposed children that someone from the DPHN will be in daily telephone contact to provide additional monitoring. All schools in Sutherlin School District will return to Comprehensive Distance Learning Monday, November 30. We encourage our community to follow and maintain the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education guidelines; namely handwashing, staying home when sick, physical distancing, mask wearing and practicing disinfecting protocols. We understand families are concerned and our hearts go out to everyone directly affected. We will keep families and the school community updated with any new information as it becomes available, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone's right to privacy. If you have concerns or questions about COVID-19, please call the Douglas Public Health Network hotline at 541-464-6550, seven days a week between 8 am - 5:00 pm. Sincerely, Terry Prestianni, Sutherlin School District Superintendent