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North Santiam School District

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April 22, 2022

CHANGE IN 2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

The NSSD Board of Directors voted yesterday to change this school year's calendar and convert Friday, May 27, 2022 to a non-school day.


Board members recognize decisions about school schedules impact families and can add additional strain. They also acknowledge the levels of stress in school staff are concerning and the risk of burnout is real. NSSD staff have gone above and beyond to find creative ways to serve students over the last two years and have often sacrificed the time they needed to take care of themselves.


It is the hope of the Board that this extra day off will help staff feel valued and deeply appreciated and recharge to finish the year strong AND renew their dedication to return in the fall. The last two years have been tough on students and families too so we hope the long weekend allows them and their families some extra time to refresh as well!


Since no additional days were needed for inclement weather, the District is well above the instructional hours minimum required by ODE so this will not impact the ending date for the school year.

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Here are a couple of things happening soon that we want you to know about.


Superintendent Finalist Q & A - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ Stayton High School Gym

Each finalist will have 30 minutes allotted to answer questions. If you have an idea for a question, you can submit it at this link: QUESTIONS.


6:00-6:30 = Lee Loving

6:30-7:00 = Dr Jose Silva


The Q & A's will be livestreamed so look for the link on the District's website and Facebook page on Tuesday. There will also be an online comment card for viewers to share their feedback with the school board.

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Parent Surveys Are Back!


NSSD is prepped to launch a cohesive set of student, parent and staff surveys to enable a comprehensive look into our schools and district from multiple perspectives. These anonymous surveys will be focused on gathering information on the overall experiences students are having with teachers, how engaged they are in school, rigor of coursework, school safety, emotional health, bullying, and preparedness for the future.


Please watch for the surveys starting the first week of May and share your thoughts and experiences. When we know better, we do better!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

The 2022-2023 school calendar is available and can be viewed by clicking HERE.


April 26, 2022 -New Supt. Finalists Q & A Forum - 6:00 pm, SHS main gym

May 2 - May 5, 2022 - NSSD Board vote to hire new superintendent

May 17, 2022 - 2022-2023 Budget Committee Meeting - 7:00 pm, District Office

May 27, 2022 - NO SCHOOL- Staff appreciation/retention bonus day

May 30, 2022 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

June 9, 2022 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies
Mari-Linn ~ 6:30 pm / Stayton Middle (held at SHS) ~ 7:00 pm / Sublimity ~ 7:00 pm

June 10, 2022 - Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony - 7:00 pm, Salem Armory

June 14, 2022 - last day of school