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.

Winter Weather: Be Prepared & Stay Informed

wintry-mixWhen winter weather arrives and affects travel conditions, we are often asked, “Is Creswell School District operating on a regular schedule?”

School closure or delayed start decisions will typically be made by 6:00 AM.

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We encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their child(ren) based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their location.

Congratulations and Thank You

Thank you Northwest Community Credit Union!

Three mini-grants for education were recently awarded to Creswell School District staff.  These grants are part of Northwest Community Credit Union Project Community mini-grant‘s for education.

“The mini-grant process, from review of submissions, selection, and surprise presentations is so rewarding for our staff, and gives them an added insight into the needs and challenges of public education today. We are honored to be able to celebrate your teacher and help them create meaningful learning experiences for students.” – Kim Clark, Community Relations Coordinator, Northwest Community Credit Union

Music Instructor Sandi Green was awarded $1,150.00 for the music programs at Creswell High School and Creswell Middle School.

“A huge thanks to Northwest Community Credit Union!  We were just awarded a grant for $1,150 toward music theory books for the entire MS and HS programs. This will be such an enormous benefit to our amazing students. Thank you for seeing the power of music.” – Sandi Green

Second Grade Teacher Brandee Buehler at Creslane Elementary School was awarded $250.00.  She will be updating her classroom’s library with new books.

“The kids have loved having new books to read that they are interested in, and a more organized system to go along with them. The ladies surprised our class one day after lunch, and we were all ecstatic. What a wonderful experience!” – Brandee Buehler

Kindergarten Teacher Chemen Clearwaters at Creslane Elementary School was awarded $350.00. She will be purchasing traditional books and books on CD for a wider variety of materials that will help create life-long interest in reading.

“Those books will be used for our Daily 5 Reading Library, our Read At Home Program and also for kids just to enjoy when they’re finished with their work. I actaully had the students choose some of the books to order for our classroom.” – Chemen Clearwaters

Congratulations!

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.