North Santiam School District

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September 21, 2023

Message from Supt. Loving

North Santiam School District Families -

I am writing to you to reaffirm the North Santiam School District's strong commitment to fostering a safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment for every student in our district.

At the North Santiam School District, we firmly believe that every student deserves the right to learn, grow, and achieve in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. We are dedicated to upholding the principles of belonging, diversity, and inclusion. As such, we will continue our efforts to ensure that our schools remain safe places where every student is treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected status.

To fulfill this commitment, we will continue to:

  • Implement and Enforce Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies: Our school district has comprehensive anti-discrimination policies in place that strictly prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment. District policy also prohibits the display of hate symbols on school property and in school programs. We will consistently enforce these policies, taking all necessary actions to investigate and address any reported incidents promptly and effectively. For more information, please see the policies and rules linked at the bottom of this letter.

  • Promote Belonging and Inclusion: We actively foster an inclusive educational environment that recognizes, welcomes, and values the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of all students, staff, and community members.

  • Provide Education and Training: Our district will continue to provide education and training for students, staff, and administrators to raise awareness of the district’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and to promote a culture of respect, acceptance, and belonging.

  • Support Reporting Processes: We will maintain accessible reporting processes for individuals to report incidents of discrimination and/or harassment.

    • Students and families are encouraged to report any concerns about harassment, discrimination, bias, or a hate symbol to the school administrator or other trusted adult.

    • Staff are expected to elevate such reports to the administration so they may be addressed.

    • Formal complaint procedures are also available - please see the links below.

  • Regularly Review and Improve: We will regularly review and assess our policies, administrative regulations, practices, and initiatives to identify areas where improvements can be made and to ensure our commitment remains steadfast.

Again, the North Santiam School District remains dedicated to ensuring that no student ever feels discriminated against or unsafe while at school. Collectively, we will work towards creating an environment where all students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

I welcome your input, collaboration, and support in achieving these commitments. Together, we are building a brighter and more inclusive future for the students in our community.

Thank you for your partnership in these shared efforts to provide a safe and rigorous educational experience where every student has the opportunity to flourish.

Thank you,

Lee W. Loving
North Santiam School District 29J

Policies and Regulations:

Policy AC - Nondiscrimination

Regulation AC-AR(1) Discrimination Complaint Procedure and Form

Regulation AC-AR (2) - Racial Harassment

Policy ACB - Every Student Belongs

Regulation ACB - AR Bias Incident Complaint Procedure

Policy JBA/GBN - Sexual Harassment

Regulation JBA/GBN-AR(1) - Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure

Regulation JBA/GBN-AR(2) - Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure

Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinators:

The district has designated the following staff to respond to questions and concerns about Title IX and the district’s anti-harassment/ anti-discrimination policies:

Danielle Blackwell

Human Resources Director


Lee W. Loving



Director Blackwell and Supt. Loving may also be reached at the address and telephone number listed below.

1155 N 3rd Ave

Stayton, OR 97383



October 13: NO SCHOOL- State-wide Teacher In-service Day

November 3: NO SCHOOL- Grading Day

November 6-8: School Conferences (see schools for times)

November 8: EARLY RELEASE (see schools for times)

November 9: NO SCHOOL- Conference Payback Hours

November 10: NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day

November 23-25: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break

The 2023-2024 school calendar can be viewed by clicking HERE.