Creswell School Board Meeting: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Creswell School Board Meeting for May 2021

The Creswell School Board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 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, May 12, 2021. Board Meeting Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP0oOsmz-9o

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, May 12, 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: NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

Review the Proposed 2021-2022 School Year Budget Document (PDF Link)

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to ORS 294.401, that a public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Creswell School District, Lane County, Oregon, will be held virtually on the 19th day of May, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss proposed programs with the Budget Committee. In response to the current health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Creswell facilities are currently closed to the public and meetings are being held virtually. Public comment will be taken in written format. Written comments received by 5 pm on May 18, 2021 will be read during the public comment section of the meeting on May 19, 2021. Public comments will be subject to a three-minute limit per community member. For more information on public comment, please provide your name, phone number, and address to the Board Secretary via phone message at 541-895-6000, or email to mcruzan@creswell.k12.or.us. A copy of the budget document may be viewed online at creswell.k12.or.us on or after May 14, 2021, or via email request to mcruzan@creswell.k12.or.us, or via phone message at 541-895-6000. A copy of this notice is also posted on Creswell’s District website at creswell.k12.or.us.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teacher Appreciation Week is observed annually during the first full week in May.

Although the week only comes around once a year we APPRECIATE our teachers all year long.

Please join us in letting our teachers know how grateful we are for the wonderful work they do for the youth of our community. Their dedication is timeless!

Message from Superintendent Johnson

Dear CSD Staff and Families,

As you may have heard in the latest news broadcasts, Lane County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 positive case counts and percentages, and will be moving to the Extreme Risk level on Friday 4/30. In the past two weeks, the COVID-19 positive case counts in Creswell has increased to the high-risk level as well.

At this time, we will remain in our current hybrid learning modes in our schools and our plans to increase in-person learning time will continue moving forward. However, the increasing infection rate in our area may impact other important school-related events, such as graduation ceremonies and attending athletics in-person. Therefore, it’s extremely important that we take the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and the community at-large.

Here are some ways to protect your family and our community:

  • Keep children who are sick at home. Please do not send them to school.
  • Teach your children to wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow.
  • Teach your children to maintain at least 3 feet distance from other people outside of your immediate household.
  • At all times, people who are sick should stay home from work or school and avoid other people until they are better.

Please be advised that during our in-person learning times (7:30am – 4:00pm), our outdoor facilities – playgrounds, fields, tracks, and paths – will be closed to the general public for the safety of our students and staff. Additionally, the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Athletics Association has restricted spectators at sporting events which also requires that the general public not access district facilities when sporting events – practices and games – are in session.

Beyond the school day and after sports activities, families are welcome to use playgrounds, fields, tracks, and do so at their own risk. However, please be mindful and respectful to staff that continue to work in the buildings after the instructional school hours.

Also, please note that playground equipment will not be sanitized by school staff after school, so visitors are recommended to take precautions for health and safety:

  • Follow state guidelines on outdoor recreation activities and face coverings.
  • Wash hands before and after visiting the playground.
  • Maintain physical distancing at least 6 feet from people outside your immediate household.
  • Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for use on surfaces that you touch.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Primary symptoms include cough, fever, headache, and shortness of breath.

I understand that this pandemic has been a long and challenging event, but we have demonstrated that when we work on this together in our community, we can slow the spread of COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Mike Johnson, Superintendent

 

Creswell SD Community Notification: COVID-19

Dear CSD Staff and Families,

This morning, we were notified that a student at Creswell Middle School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The student has not been on campus during the identified window, so school related activities are not a concern of LCPH.

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.
  • 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 SD Ready Schools, Safe Schools. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Melissa at mcole@creswell.k12.or.us

Sincerely,

Mike Johnson, Superintendent