CSD40 Update

Creswell School District - 5.20.22

In this update:

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • School Meals for 2022-23
  • CHS Spring Sports Award Night - May 26th
  • Kudos for the CMS Choir
  • School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction
  • Field trips provide expanded opportunities for learning and career exploration
  • CHS Prom 2022
  • CHS National Honor Society Inductees
  • CMS Track and Field - World Wide Welcome Youth Relay
  • Creslane Jogathon - Fun in the Rain
  • KITS - Kids in Transition to School
Community Resources
  • Shop with a Cop for School Supplies
  • Food for Lane County - Free Cooking & Nutrition Classes
  • Ophelia's Place - Summer 2022 Activities

Message from Superintendent Mike Johnson

Dear CSD Families,


In May and June, there are many reminders that the school year is coming to a close -- prom, field trips, jogathon, district and state tournaments, and field days. These experiences create fond and lasting memories for many students. Following the past two years, we have an even greater appreciation for how meaningful in-person learning and extracurricular experiences are.


As COVID case counts have increased and the CDC COVID-19 Community Level has risen from low to medium in other counties across Oregon, it is important that we continue to work together to protect the health and safety of our community. Please continue to monitor your student's health carefully, keeping them home and seeking testing if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Your partnership has been so important this year and your diligence has allowed our classrooms to welcome students all year long. Here's to a wonderful final few weeks and to the memories our students are making along the way.


Mike Johnson
Superintendent

School Meals for 2022-23

Over the last two years, Creswell School District has been able to provide free, nutritious meals to our students due to the USDA waivers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. These waivers are set to expire on June 30, 2022.


To continue to receive free or reduced price meals, families will be encouraged to complete the Free or Reduced Price Meal application form to determine eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications will be available this summer.


Thank you for your understanding as we readjust our program based on federal funding.

Spring Sports Awards Night - May 26th

CHS' spring sports awards night will be Thursday, May 26th at 6:00pm in the CHS Commons. During the evening, spring sport seniors, all league/district selections, and anyone that qualifies for state will be recognized. We are excited that this event will be in person for the first time in over two years and look forward to celebrating our spring athletes.

Kudos for the CMS Choir

Congratulations to the Creswell Middle School Choir who, under the direction of Erik Telfer, earned 1st Place in their division at Oaks Park "Music in the Park Festival” with a rating of Excellence. Thanks for sharing the gift of song and representing Creswell so well!
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Creslane's Spring Choir Concert was a huge success! Thanks for a great year!

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School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction

In response to increasing levels of COVID-19 across the state, ODE and OHA recently issued a School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction. The advisory is designed to help schools work with local partners to continue to operate in-person through the remainder of the school year.


How can you help ensure our children have consistent access to in-person instruction?


  • If your child is sick with COVID-like symptoms, do not send them to school.
  • Seek a COVID-19 test. Free at-home tests can be ordered at COVIDTESTS.GOV.
  • Vaccination remains the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19 and reduces spread of the disease. Visit Get Vaccinated Oregon for more information.

Field trips provide expanded opportunities for learning and career exploration

Creswell High School Prom 2022

Congratulations to CHS' new National Honor Society Inductees!

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CMS Track and Field team - World Wide Welcome Youth Relay

In conjunction with the World Athletics Championships coming to Eugene in July, the Creswell Middle School Track and Field team took part in the World Wide Welcome Youth Relay, dedicated to welcoming one of the 200+ global track and field teams on their way to the WCH Oregon22. Together as a team, the MS team ran a relay at the middle school track, sharing greetings and encouragement for the team from Finland who will be using Creswell district facilities as they train and acclimate in advance of the championships.
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World Wide Welcome Youth Relay - CMS

Creslane Jogathon - Fun in the Rain!

Creslane students didn't let a little rain stop the fun of Jogathon! Thank you to Creslane's PTO and all the volunteers, parents, students, staff, and donors who worked to make this year's event a successful and fun one.

KITS - Kids In Transition to School

Registration is now open for a FREE kindergarten summer program at Creslane. KITS offers opportunities for students to get comfortable with their school, gain school readiness skills, and meet new friends.


To register your child, click here.


*** Please note that the KITS session dates have been updated. Morning and afternoon sessions will be available July 11 - August 25 ***

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Shop with a Cop for School Supplies

Sisters in Law, a local law enforcement officers' wives group, is partnering with the Springfield Target and all local police agencies for Shop with a Cop for School Supplies. This is a unique opportunity for children from disadvantaged circumstances to go school supply shopping for the upcoming school year with a local law enforcement officer.


Applications are due by June 1st.

English: https://forms.gle/V5sbCagAYsYB6sLB6


Spanish:https://forms.gle/vY7VPvo25G9SqdRD7


Eligibility criteria for Shop with a Cop:

  • Child must be going into K-5th grade in the upcoming school year
  • Family must reside in Lane County, OR.
  • One child per family
  • First time participants only
  • Child must be able to separate from family while shopping
  • Parents/Guardian must remain on site to pick up child after the event

Food for Lane County - Free Cooking & Nutrition Classes

Did you know that Food for Lane County offers free cooking and nutrition classes for area residents on limited food budgets? Classes require the use of a smart phone or computer with internet connection. Click on the links below for more information about the classes and to register. For other questions, contact Dana at dbaxter@foodforlanecounty.org; 541-343-2822.


Upcoming May Classes


Ophelia's Place - Summer 2022 Activities

Ophelia's Place is offering in-person and virtual activities this summer for girls 10-18. To learn more, visit their website at OpheliasPlace.net and explore their calendar of activities below.