Winter Weather Information

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made districtwide and are the same for each of our Creswell SD schools.

Typically, weather-related school schedule decisions are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. We believe students and families are best served when we are open. Our main concern and the reason for any school closure is the safety of our students and staff.

If the district decides to make a change to the school schedule or bus routes, it is communicated as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

  • Sign up for alerts through the FlashAlert Notification System. (Link) FlashAlert will send you alerts via email and “push notifications” through a free phone app.
  • Check our website.
  • Tune in to local news media.

If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

When school is in session during wintry weather, families are encouraged to consider the road conditions in their areas, make their own decisions based on safety, and notify the school if their student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about student absences for hazardous weather safety reasons will be honored.

Kudos!

Kim Kuhnhausen of Creswell Middle School was recently awarded Oregon VFW’s District 13 ‘Teacher of the Year’ and the District Recognition Award for National Citizenship Education Teacher. Congratulations!

“Today Mrs. Kuhnhausen was presented two plaques as VFW’s District 13 ‘Teacher of the Year’ and the National Citizenship Education Teacher – District Recognition Award!  Earlier this school year Mrs. Kuhnhausen received the local VFW Post Teacher of the Year Award. We are so proud and happy for Mrs. Kuhnhausen.” – Mrs. Shirley Burrus Principal Creswell Middle School

2019 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.

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 as soon as possible.

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