The Main Things

An MSD Family Communication that Cuts out the Clutter!

April 19, 2022

Attendance Zoning Gallery Walks, Dual Language Program, and Celebrating Children's Day/Book Day!

Main Thing 1: Attendance Zoning Gallery Walks

Have you weighed in yet on potential attendance zone changes for our middle schools? Oakdale Middle School opens in August 2023, which is when new attendance zones take effect. Learn about different attendance zone scenarios at our Attendance Zoning Gallery Walks where you can view maps in person and hear directly from the Attendance Zoning Committee members who put the scenarios together. This is a great opportunity to engage in what will be an important part of MSD history! Here are the remaining dates gallery walk dates:

  • Griffin Creek, Tuesday, April 19 from 5-6PM

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

  • Howard, Thursday, April 28 from 5-6PM

    • Howard (Spanish), April 28 from 6-7PM

You can also view the four scenarios and take the feedback form online here.

Please note, these scenarios are not final. The Attendance Zoning Committee will use the feedback to make a recommendation to the Medford School District Board of Directors. A final decision is expected at the May 19 Board meeting. In addition to the feedback form, the public can offer public comment before the Board on the topic during a May 5 public hearing.

Main Thing 2: Dual Language Program

Did you know the Medford School District has a Dual Language Program? This is an opportunity for your student to learn how to read, write, and speak in English and Spanish! Students also have the opportunity to earn a prestigious biliteracy seal. All MSD incoming kindergartners and first graders are eligible to apply. Click here for details and to fill out the application. The program is housed at Jackson Elementary School. Applications are due on May 2nd.

Main Thing 3: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day

We are joining our friends at the Jackson County Library this month to celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day called Día. It is an annual celebration to honor children and connect them to literacy. Throughout the month of April, stop by any Jackson County Library branch to pick up and take home a Children’s Day/Book Day kit. The Medford branch will also have a celebration on April 30th with performances, art, activities, books, food, and more. Details can be found on Jackson County Library’s website here.
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