The Main Things
An MSD Communication that Cuts out the Clutter!
September 19th 2022
Main Thing 1: Safety is our Priority
This year and every year, the Medford School District is focusing on safety and security. We are taking several steps to make sure our students and staff are safe. Some of those steps include incorporating more safety drills, locking all exterior doors, required ALICE training for staff and we are working closely with the Medford Police Department.
We want all families to be aware of SAFEOREGON. Through SAFEOREGON you can submit an anonymous tip if you see or hear about bullying, violence, drugs or harm to your school or student. You can report tips here or by calling or texting 844-472-3367. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a resource you can use to talk with your students about school safety.
Main Thing 2: Oakdale Middle School to Open 2023-2024
Renovations are underway at Oakdale Middle School and the school will open next year, 2023-2024. Next year, all 6th grade classes will move from our elementaries to one of our middle schools - McLoughlin, Hedrick or Oakdale. Ruch and MOA will continue to serve middle school aged students.
This exciting opportunity for 6th graders will give them access to activities and athletics at the middle school level. We are also working to keep the 6th graders somewhat contained separately from the 7th and 8th graders.
It is exciting! More information will come throughout the year.
Main Thing 3: Story of a Student
We are pleased to share with you our new ‘Story of a Student’ guiding document. Last Fall, we asked you what your hopes and dreams are for your students. We took your input to create the document that embodies the knowledge and skills our students need to bring their stories to life.
In the Medford School District, ALL are learning and learning is for ALL!
You can check out the full document here.