The Main Things

An MSD Staff Communication that Cuts out the Clutter!

March 31, 2022

Student Summer Experience Application, Educator Retention, and Attendance Zoning Gallery Walks!

Main Thing 1: Student Summer Experience Application

The Summer Experience application for students is officially open! If you have a student at home, click here to fill out an application. This is a hands-on, minds-on, worksheet free, and cost free summer learning experience for ALL learners. There are three sessions available. The first two sessions focus on enrichment programs for K-7 grades, credit attainment in grades 8 -12, or credit retrieval in grades 9-12. The third session is a “bridge program” for incoming kindergarteners, 7th graders, and 9th graders.

We are also still looking for staff to work at Summer Experience! We have a variety of positions open including teachers, educational support staff, office staff, nurses and more. Click here to view and apply for positions!

Session dates:

Half days and no Fridays!

  • Session 1: June 21- July 7

    • Not in session June 20 or July 4

  • Session 2: July 11 - July 28

  • Session 3: August 1- August 11

Learn more about Summer Experience by visiting our website here!

Main Thing 2: Educator Retention

We know this year has been full of challenges and we want to thank you for hanging in there. Your work makes a difference! On behalf of our students, thank you for staying with education.

Main Thing 3: Attendance Zoning Gallery Walks

We are making great progress on Oakdale Middle School! In April, the public will have the chance to weigh in on proposals built by our Attendance Zoning Committee for new middle school school boundaries to take effect when Oakdale Middle opens in 2023. We need your feedback on the proposals! Feedback will go to our Board of Directors who will make a final decision in May or June. We are having four gallery walks for the community to view the proposed boundaries and offer feedback. For those who don’t care to see the maps in person, we will send the proposals and feedback form electronically by April 12.

Gallery Walks:

  • Oak Grove: Wednesday, April 13 from 5-6pm

    • Oak Grove (Spanish): Wednesday, April 13 from 6-7pm

  • Griffin Creek: Tuesday, April 19 from 5-6pm

  • Lone Pine: Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30-6:30

  • Howard: Thursday, April 28 from 5-6pm

    • Howard (Spanish): April 28 6-7pm

Other Things

Regional Climate Survey

The Regional Climate Survey is closing soon! Make sure to take the survey if you haven’t already. Southern Oregon Regional Educator Network (SOREN) partnered with teachers, union reps, school administrators, and Panorama Education to survey school staff in Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties to get a barometer on how educators are feeling after two very unique school years. Your participation is invitational and completely confidential, which means that no one in your district will ever see your individual responses. The results of this survey will help the SOREN Advisory Team and school districts better understand experiences of educators in our region, so they can celebrate strengths and identify opportunities for the system to improve. We will also be sending out the MSD’s Work Well survey in May as a tool for us to learn how we can better support our staff.

Staff Shout Out

Know someone who is embodying our Leadership Definition and deserves a shout out for their hard work? Nominate them here! We look forward to celebrating our acting with courageous leadership, building collaborative relations, living disciplined character, and ensuring high quality student learning.

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