Open Enrollment Begins for 2018-19

Creswell School District is now accepting Open Enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year.

During the regular February meeting, the Creswell SD Board of Directors voted to accept all inter-district transfer requests for grades K-11 received by April 2nd.

Form must be returned to Creswell School District administration office, 998 West A St., by 4:00 p.m. April 2nd.

2018 Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests in English Language Arts and Math cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Creswell School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Creswell students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system. (Assessment Infographic, English and Spanish)

Creswell School District has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. This Oregon Department of Education form (English and Spanish) and further information explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully then print, complete, and return the form to our school’s main office by February 1st, 2018.

If you have any questions feel free to contact your student’s principal.

School Board Recognition

Creswell School District joins the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month.

Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors for our community’s largest employer. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.

Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized. We’d like to take an extra moment to recognize Tim Rogers and Paul Randall for their significant levels of achievement in leadership and development. This fall, Mr. Rogers received a platinum award for completing coursework through the Oregon School Boards Association’s (OSBA) Leadership Institute. Mr. Randall received a bronze award for his ongoing professional development efforts.

Our school board members are committed to improving student achievement and to fighting for the best for all of our students, Thank you board members for your dedication to Creswell students, and congratulations Mr. Rogers and Mr. Randall!

Air Quality Info for Schools and Activities

Update: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Activity Updates

No updates to report.

Air Quality Information

Wildfire smoke in our area is impacting our students’ outdoor activities. We are closely monitoring air quality and are in regular contact with local agencies during this wildfire season to help guide our decision making around school-sponsored student activities taking place outside. Creswell School District staff are monitoring the Air Quality Index data gathered and posted by Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) and doing regular visual inspections of outside air quality to determine outdoor activity levels for students, per the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Guidance for School Outdoor Activities During Wildfire Events.

Once school begins, decisions about outdoor activities, including sports, recess and PE will be made throughout the day, using the OHA guidelines mentioned above.

Our athletic directors, coaches, and support staff are communicating with families and students participating in OSAA activities regarding these health guidelines. School staff will notify families if any changes are made to games or practice times and schedules. Decisions regarding games will be made daily, as necessary.