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.

School Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy

The Board of Directors of Creswell School District 40 is accepting applications from district patrons to fill a School Board of Director’s vacated position. The term for this appointment will expire June 30, 2019. Qualified candidates are asked to submit a board application outlining their qualifications and interest in serving on the board. Applications are available in the district office and here. The application must be received in the Creswell School District Office, 998 West A Street, Creswell, OR 97426, by 12:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017. To be eligible for appointment, the candidate must,

  1. have resided in the district for one year immediately preceding the appointment,
  2. be qualified to vote in the district, and
  3. not be an officer or employee of the district.

Recommendations will be made at an upcoming board meeting.

New Creswell HS Assistant Principal Selected

Creswell School District is pleased to announce that Alan Stearns has been selected as the next assistant principal at Creswell High School. Mr. Stearns comes to Creswell from Sutherlin School District, where he currently serves as a social studies teacher.

Before joining Sutherlin SD, Mr. Stearns spent seven years in Colorado as a high school teacher where his additional responsibilities included coordinating an AVID program, serving on school and district leadership committees, and coaching cross country and track. Mr. Stearns is an exceptional leader with a stellar track record for preparing students for success. He is excited to join CHS and the Creswell community.

Mr. Stearns recently completed his administrative licensure program. He earned his B.S. in History from Southern Oregon University in 2007 and his Master of Arts in Teaching from SOU in 2008.

Mr. Stearns is an Oregon native, originally from Oakland, Oregon. He and his wife enjoy traveling and working at the family ranch.

Mr. Stearns is a welcome addition to Creswell High School and Creswell School District.