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Message from Superintendent Johnson: New Guidelines, CSD Next Steps, & Returning from Spring Break

Dear CSD Families, My hope is that this letter finds you enjoying a safe, fun and relaxing Spring Break. Please read this update for important information. New Guidelines for Social Continue Reading →...

Grab and Go Curbside Lunch Service

Grab and Go lunch service continues at Creslane Elementary from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The service is free and available weekdays on all school days.  ...

2020-21 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests / Aviso Anual Sobre los Exámenes Estatales 2020-21

2020-21 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests / Aviso Anual Sobre los Exámenes Estatales 2020-21 2020-21 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests (PDF Link) 2020-21 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests Opt Out Continue Reading →...

Creswell SD: OPERATIONAL BLUEPRINT(s)

Under Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance, each school has been directed to submit a plan to the district in order to provide on-site and/or hybrid instruction. Continue Reading →...

Creswell SD Community Notification: COVID-19

A message from CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 40

Dear CSD Staff and Families,

This afternoon, we were notified that a person in Creswell High School on the varsity football team has been diagnosed with COVID-19. As members of the school community, we understand that this might raise concerns alongside a caring response. We are working closely with Lane County Health Department to respond to this news and protect the health of our community.

Each situation calls for different protocols. In this case, we will follow the following steps:

· I am communicating closely with LCPH.

· Nurse Melissa has been notified and is in communication with LCPH.

· The opposing team involved in the football contest on 4/9, has been notified.

· A letter has been posted on our website.

· Any additional students/families that need to be notified will be contacted by LCPH.

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through staying home when ill, wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid contact with people who have signs of illness. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Protect the community by following the Governor’s safety requirements. Wearing cloth face coverings reduces the spread of virus. Social distancing at least 6’ is recommended by OHA.

We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone’s right to privacy.

More information can be found on the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners pagethe Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 page and Creswell School District’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners page. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Melissa at mcole@creswell.k12.or.us

Sincerely,

Mike Johnson, Superintendent

Creswell School Board Meeting: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Creswell School Board Meeting for April 2021

The Creswell School Board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM. This will be a virtual meeting. Review the meeting agenda (link)

Please click the link below to join the School Board Meeting as an audience member (Meeting registration required): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a59OaJsRQhaGWVNfqpa7Mw (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

The active weblink to view this meeting on YouTube will be provided here on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Board Meeting Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg7QXeoKqNg

Written comments will be accepted and should be sent by email to info@creswell.k12.or.us . Comments must be received by noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Comments must be limited in length to be read in 3 minutes. Comments will be read into public record by the Board Chair at the meeting.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Cruzan at 541-895-6000

Creswell SD REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: After-School Program

Creswell School District is requesting proposals for an After-School Programs to support elementary and middle school students enrolled in Creswell School District. The District invites qualified organizations to submit proposals to provide after-school programs for elementary and/or middle school aged students.

Review the Request for Proposal (Link)

RFP ISSUE DATE: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
RFP CLOSING (DUE) DATE: Monday, May 3, 2021
NO LATE RESPONSES WILL BE ACCEPTED

Message from Superintendent Johnson: New Guidelines, CSD Next Steps, & Returning from Spring Break

Dear CSD Families,

My hope is that this letter finds you enjoying a safe, fun and relaxing Spring Break. Please read this update for important information.

New Guidelines for Social Distancing in Schools

As you may have heard, on March 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their revised recommendation for schools social distancing and safe spacing from 6’ to 3’. Please see this article for more information.

In response to the announcement from the CDC, Governor Brown announced early this week that Oregon will reduce social distancing in schools to align to the new CDC revised guidelines, and directed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to review and revise the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidelines to accommodate the new change. On March 22, 2021, ODE released the new Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance for Oregon schools. Please see this article from ODE.

CSD’s Next Steps for In-Person Learning

When we return from Spring Break, ODE and OHA will hold a statewide Superintendent’s meeting to process the social distancing revisions and all of the new changes to the RSSL guidance. Once I have clarity on the changes and aligned school safety protocols, I will process the information with the CSD leadership team and the leadership representatives of the Creswell Education Association and the Oregon School Employees Association. The final step will involve an Operational Blueprint review at each building by the principal and their planning committee members to process the new information for operational recommendations.

Students Returning to School from Spring Break

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or has come into contact with someone who is positive with COVID-19, please read about the COVID-19 reporting procedures on our website and contact CSD’s nurse, Melissa Cole, mcole@creswell.k12.or.us. This is a critical step in our mitigation plan as successful in-person teaching and learning opportunities depend on our community’s efforts to properly report positive cases of COVID-19.

Also, remember that 2020-21 is a “low threshold for illness year,” which means that schools cannot permit students on campus who are ill. Please reference this chart for specific information regarding when a child must stay home due to illness.

Recommended Quarantining After Travel

With many of our students returning from Spring Break to in-person learning, it’s a good time to clarify the statewide guidance for travel. It is recommended that people who are not vaccinated and who travel outside of the state of Oregon consider quarantining upon returning home. In accordance with the Oregon Statewide Guidance for Travel people are recommended to practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the state and limit their interactions to their immediate household. People may consider ending quarantine if they have no symptoms after 10 days with no testing or after 7 days with an antigen or PCR test.

If students choose to quarantine, instructional materials will be provided while out of school.

We are happy that our positive case numbers are dropping in Lane County and in Creswell. However, we will still require everyone on campus to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash/sanitize their hands frequently. We appreciate the support our families have given us and look forward to a successful and healthy finish to the school year.

Together, we will finish strong!

Sincerely,

Mike Johnson, Superintendent

Creswell SD: Budget Committee vacancy

The Board of Directors of Creswell School District 40 is accepting applications from district patrons to fill one budget committee vacancy. Applicants selected will serve a three-year term ending June 30, 2023. To be eligible for appointment, an applicant must live in the district; not be an officer or employee of the district; and be a qualified voter of the district. Interested patrons should submit a letter explaining the reasons for wishing to serve on the budget committee, along with a short resume. The vacancy is open until filled. Please email these documents to the Board secretary Marilyn Cruzan at mcruzan@creswell.k12.or.us. If you have any questions, please call Marilyn Cruzan at 541 895-6000.