NSSD Closure Updates & Survey
March 19, 2020
Household Technology Access Survey
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Recomendations
At-Home Learning Activities For Students
Grab and Go Meal Service
"Grab & Go" meal service started on March 16. These items are free to any children between the ages of 1-18 who reside in our District boundaries. We have pick-up stations at Stayton Elementary, Stayton Middle, Sublimity and Mari-Linn Schools. Times are listed below and include breakfast items as well. We are investigating ways to deliver items to students who may not be able to access these locations. It would be helpful to identify these areas so if transportation is a barrier to your student being able to access meals, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message From Superintendent Gardner (Repeat from 3-18-20)
First and foremost, districts are required to deliver learning opportunities for students. As this may sound simple, there are many elements to be considered, including meeting the learning needs of ALL students equitably. During the week of March 30th, staff will work on a solid plan, develop lessons, and assess student technology needs. Lessons will be ready for your students on Monday, April 6th. High school seniors and graduation requirements are a top priority. Please rest assured the State is very aware of this and is working on a process to allow seniors meet their requirements. Information on supplemental learning opportunities will be made available to families on or before Friday, April 3rd.
Second, the District began serving breakfast and lunch to students on Monday and will continue to do so. A list of sites and times has been published on social media and the District website. We hope to expand the availability of these meals for students who are not able to get to the current sites. There will be more information to come.
Finally, the District is asked to provide daycare of school-aged children (grades K-5) to essential employees in the area. This would include, but not be limited to, medical staff, first responders, etc. Again, more information will be made available soon.
There are many questions that families may have that have not been answered here. We encourage parents who are interested to check out the State’s current FAQ regarding the closing of Oregon schools at https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Pages/COVID-19-FAQ.aspx We will keep you updated as new information becomes available.
As you can guess, there are many unknowns and details to work through. What you can be sure of, however, is that the health and safety of our staff and students is top priority. With patience and compassion, we will get through this very difficult situation together.
Andy Gardner, Superintendent