Updated School Reopening Guidance
Estacada School District Families,
Estacada School District leadership have worked to create a comprehensive plan that features two different learning options: a hybrid part-time on-campus model and a 100% virtual model. This plan was developed with the understanding that our district may need to transition between these two models based on restrictions and the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community.
Today, Governor Kate Brown announced new guidelines and requirements around on-campus learning in the fall. These metrics will be used to determine whether or not we will be able to offer our hybrid on-campus option in the fall.
At this time it is too early to tell whether our county’s COVID-19 cases will be low enough in September to allow us to open our doors to students. We will keep families updated as we work through these difficult decisions.
One thing that remains constant is our dedication to providing high quality learning for all students. We are confident that even if students are unable to return to in-person learning on September 8th, we will still be able to support them through our virtual learning opportunity. The Estacada School District has built a best-in-class online learning platform, allowing students to experience school anywhere while learning daily alongside their neighborhood friends, guided by a highly qualified teacher creating individualized instruction for your child. Our district has made significant investments to ensure that we are continuing to improve our virtual school through increased technology, staff training, increased support resources for families, and the implementation of one Learning Management Platform districtwide.
As soon as we have the “green light” to reopen our school buildings, we will do so. We still are planning to execute the protocols and plans we have created to ensure a safe start to on-campus learning. We also ask that you respond to your child’s back-to-school survey sent from your building principal if you have not done so already. Your participation is crucial in ensuring a smooth transition back to in-person school.
Regardless of the way we will be starting school, we will work diligently to meet each student’s individual needs while maintaining student and staff safety. Thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to connecting with you and will continue to keep you informed over the coming weeks.