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It is that time of year- we can hardly believe it! Please join us in celebrating all of the amazing learning that has occurred this year! We will be hosting a BBQ dinner, resource fair and opening our classrooms for students to showcase artifacts of learning that they are proud of. It is always a fun night for all. Classrooms open at 5:00 and we will begin serving dinner at 5:30. Come join us June 6th at 5 pm.


5/8-5/12- Teacher Appreciation Week

5/1- State Testing Begins (Grades 3-6)

5/3 - No School (Mid-Quarter Grading Day)

5/18 - Kennedy's Got Talent 6:30 pm NMHS Auditorium

5/29- No School (Memorial Day)

5/30-6/2- Outdoor School- 6th grade

6/5- Field Day

6/6- Celebration of Learning 5-6:30 pm

6/8- Last Day of School


Safety & security are shared values in the Medford School District and always a priority. We do not take lightly the privilege and responsibility of caring for and educating your children.

A new partnership with Medford Police will begin this spring. The MSD School Marshal Program will provide dedicated security in our elementary schools and complement our school resource officers, who are primarily housed in middle and high schools.

Here’s some information about the program, which Grants Pass School District has had great success with over the years:

  • Marshals are recently retired law enforcement officers who are armed but do not wear uniforms.
  • Part of the effectiveness of the program is that they blend into the school community and can respond quickly to a variety of security incidents.
  • They will have a home school, but they will also rotate hours and locations daily.
  • We will phase them in until we have one-to-one coverage for all elementary schools.
  • They will be trained in security assessments, serve as certified ALICE instructors, and be a great resource for staff to leverage for space specific concerns and training.

We plan to have three Marshals this spring that will rotate schools and increase the number each year, with the goal of covering each elementary school.


Mark your calendars!

Kennedy's Got Talent returns to the stage on May 18th! This year our Patriots will be showcasing their talents on the North Medford Auditorium stage at 6:30 pm!

If your child will be performing in Kennedy's Got Talent, please keep your eye out for rehearsal information coming home with your performer.


3rd-6th grade students will begin English Language Arts tests May 1st testing in the morning from 8:15-9:15. Testing in Math will be the week of the 8th, and Science (5th grade only) will be the week of the 15th. It is critical that students arrive on time on testing days. Families can support and encourage their students to try their best, and ensure that they get plenty of sleep and a healthy breakfast before school.


Please notify the office if your child will be absent due to illness. If a student has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher in the last 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, has a persistent cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, an undiagnosed rash, has vomited or had diarrhea within the last 48 hours they should not be in school.


We understand that after-school plans might change regarding how your student will get home. We ask that you call the school office before 2:00 pm (M, T, Th, F) and 12:30 pm (W) to ensure we get a note to the teacher/student about the change in a timely manner. Please also make sure that whoever will be picking up your child is listed on their emergency contact list and that the office has been notified.


  • School starts at 7:50 am
  • Tardies begin at 7:55 am
  • Our schoolwide goal is to reduce our tardies this year. How often is your child on time for school?
  • Dress code reminder - pajamas are not appropriate everyday school attire and are to be reserved for spirit days and classroom parties.


Goal 1 - Increase reading scores to 62% on or above grade level

(currently 57%)

Goal 2 - Increase math scores to 55% on or above grade level

(currently 49%)

Goal 3 - Attendance 92% by all students (currently 91%) and decrease tardies by 25% (currently on track)

Goal 4 - Supporting student's Attitudes and Actions through behavior support