Welcome Back

Full Day, Five Days, All Students!

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Greetings and welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We made it through a challenging year last year and I have to say that our students and staff rocked it! We have all rested up and are ready for a fantastic year. Summer School at CLES was a success with fun and engaging activities provided by our superb summer staff. We are so excited to get to offer full day school, every day of the week! (Mondays are still one hour late start). We will be offering the ExCEL after school program 5 days a week for free to all CL students. You must sign up. Sign up info will be sent out at the end of next week. We have some wonderful experienced new staff members to add to our already amazing team. Our custodians have been working so hard this summer and the building and outside looks amazing. I can't begin to express my excitement to get to see all of our students in a few weeks and meet some new faces!

Important Information

First Day

Tuesday September 7th is the first day!

School Hours

School begins at 7:35 and ends at 2:05 Tuesday-Friday

School begins at 8:35 and ends at 2:05 Mondays

If you are not riding the bus please be dropped off at 7:15 if you plan to eat breakfast. If breakfast is not needed please plan on arriving at 7:25.

Open House:

Open house will be outside on Thursday September 2nd from 6:00-7:00pm. A sweet treat will be served to the kiddos. Masks are not required as we will be outside but please do what you feel is safest for you and your family. Staff will be available for a meet and greet. No formal presentations will be made, just a friendly get together on the playground.

School Office: At this time, we cannot welcome families into our building. You may contact our office by phoning 541-374-8467. We also have a doorbell at our main entrance.The office will be staffed 7:00-3:30.

School Bus Transportation: We encourage families to use our school bus system. School bus route and times will be shared with families prior to the start of the school year.

School Drop off and Pick Up: If you plan to drop off and pick up your children, we ask that parents/guardians remain in vehicles. Please do not drop off your student before 7:15. On late start Mondays, please do not drop off your student before 8:15. When picking your student please queue up along School Road (our long driveway) allowing the bus to get by and pull forward. Once the bus has passed you may get in line behind it. Please do not come and park in the main parking area. You will have to wait for the bus and all cars to exit before we release your child if you do park in the main lot. School road is a one way road. Please do not perform a U turn in the drive. Instead please follow the bus around the backside of the building exiting onto WaNaPA street through Oneonta St.

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Important Information Continued

School Meals

Students will be offered free breakfast and lunch for the 21-22 school year. Students will eat breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria. Students who do not want school breakfast do not need to eat breakfast at school. Students may bring their own snacks; students will not be provided with school snack. Students may bring their own lunches if they do not want to eat school lunch.

School Supplies: We will be providing school supplies for our students for the 21-22 school year. We do ask that you send your children to school with a backpack and water bottle. The water fountains are shut off, but there is a water bottle filling station in the hallway. It is very important for your child to have a reusable water bottle here at school. We encourage them to leave their bottle at school so it is not forgotten at home.

ExCEL: ExCEL, Extended Community Enriched Learning, is a HRCSD program that is funded through a five-year grant administered by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). ExCEL is an academic enrichment program that offers activities for students after school.

ExCEL is a free program offering activities that surround various subjects this school year, including art, drama, reading, writing, and science. HRCSD is partnering with the Hood River County Prevention Department, Arts in Education of the Gorge, Gorge Ecology Institute, SMART Reading, and Columbia Gorge STEM Hub, to offer and enhance these opportunities for students.

Excel will run from 2:15-5:00 Monday-Friday.

School Volunteers: At this time, we are not able to have parent volunteers in our building. We will keep you informed of changes to this policy.

COVID Protocols

COVID protocols

  • Parents/guardians are to send healthy students to school & keep students home when ill.

  • Parents/guardians will screen students for primary COVID symptoms prior to sending students to school. Students must not come to school if showing any symptoms related to COVID-19 and/or if they have a fever. Primary COVID-19 symptoms include the following:

    • Fever of 100.4 F or higher

    • Chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath

    • Difficulty breathing

    • New loss of taste or loss of smell

  • Students and staff will need to adhere to daily use of masks, maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students to the greatest extent possible in all indoor settings and buses and engage in frequent hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer.

  • When students are at least three feet apart and everyone is wearing a face covering, students who are in close contact with someone with COVID-19 don’t need to quarantine unless they have symptoms.

  • Staff and students can be outdoors without a face covering

New Eagle Staff

Our amazing Eagle staff is growing! I am so excited to welcome our new staff members. This is going to be such a wonderful year with so much talent in our building!

Kindergarten/ First Grade, Jennifer Greer: Jennifer comes to us from Mosier School where she taught for 15 years in grade K, 1, & 2. She values relationships, creativity, and provides a caring classroom atmosphere with high expectations for her learners.

Instructional Coach and Math Teacher, Sharyn Hoffert: Sharyn comes from Gresham Barlow School District where she has taught for 25 years at various elementary grade levels. She is a proven teacher leader, with strong instructional practices that she is ready to share with our students and staff.

Physical Education, Stephanie Rolen: Stephanie is an enthusiastic experienced physical education teacher. She believes in creating fun and interactive lessons, focusing on building confidence and self-esteem. Stephanie is also a collegiate basketball official!

Evening Custodian, Lisa Powell: Lisa has been a great addition to the staff working extremely hard this summer to prepare our building for our learners. She joins us from the Corbett area.

Secretary/Bookkeeper, Danielle Herndon: Danielle has made a seamless transition to her new role as secretary. Many of you will miss her day care offerings in town, but we are excited to have her join us as a local Cascade Locks resident on our staff!

Family Engagement Specialist, Kelsey Contreras: Kelsey is joining us in a newly created role. She will be a family liaison working to support families with resources, parent engagement, outside agency connections, and best ways to support your students at home and at school. She is a local Hood River resident who graduated from HRV and has experience supporting learners through her work at Columbia Gorge Community College. She is also bilingual!

Eagle Staff

K/1, Jennifer Greer Jennifer.greer@hoodriver.k12.or.us

2/3, Annie Haifley Leanne.haifley@hoodriver.k12.or.us

4/5, Derek Gries Derek.gries@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Instructional Coach and 1st, 2nd, and 5th Grade Math, Sharyn Hoffert Sharon.hoffert@hoodriver.k12.or.us

ELD, Reading Specialist, 1st & 5th Grade ELA, Kate Gordon Kate.gordon@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Learning Specialist, Jana Arthur jana.arthur@hoodriver.k12.or.us

PE, Stephanie Rolen Stephanie.rolen@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Music, David Church David.church@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Student Support Specialist, Lacy Gries Lacy.gries@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Speech Pathologist, Jody Clough Jody.clough@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Family Engagement Specialist, Kelsey Contreras Kelsey.contreras@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Secretary, Danielle Herndon Danielle.herndon@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Instructional Assistants

Terri Back

Sheri Holloway- media

Karen Miller


Steve Malone

Lisa Powell

I don't know if you can tell, but I'll say it again, I am so excited to start this year. Our kids deserve a quality education delivered by loving , empathetic staff who believe that all students are capable of achieving high expectations and working to their fullest potential to reach their dreams. I cant wait to see what our students are capable of doing this year. They impressed me last year despite the challenges of 2020-2021 and now they have even more opportunity to shine!

Keep an eye out as any new information will be shared via newsletter. I will send via email/text, post to our Facebook page, and post to our school website. Once school starts I send a weekly newsletter out on Fridays.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!


Adrienne Acosta



541-374-8467 x 3790

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