The Main Things
An MSD Staff Communication that Cuts out the Clutter!
February 9, 2022
Main Thing 1: Masking Update
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is projecting hospitalizations to decrease to pre-Omicron levels by the end of March and thus planning to lift the statewide indoor mask requirement at that time.The Medford School District’s priority is, and has been throughout this pandemic, to provide the best education possible for students while keeping students, staff, and the community safe. We continue to follow the science and projections from health experts, as well as all requirements from ODE. We are leaning towards shifting our guidance to masks being optional as soon as the requirements are lifted for schools. Currently, masks are still mandatory indoors until March 31st. If you have any questions, please join us for our next On the Record meeting Tuesday, February 22nd at 4pm.
Main Thing 2: Summer Experience Jobs!
This summer, we are once again hosting our Summer Experience for students in kindergarten through 12th grade! The number of teachers and staff signed up to teach and assist will determine how many students we can serve. This is a great opportunity for flexible hours (half days and no Fridays) and you can choose to work one session or all three. Staff will also be highly compensated at curriculum rate and there will be significant prep hours. This is also a chance to teach a new subject and get creative! Positions will be posted on the district website on March 1st.
There will be three sessions, from Jun 21st through August 11th. Sessions will be half days from Monday - Thursday.
Session One: Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, July 7. (Not in session Fridays, Monday June 20th or Monday, July 4th.)
Session Two: Monday, July 11 through Thursday July 28th. (Not in session Fridays)
Session Three: Monday, August 1 through Thursday August 11th. (Not in session Fridays)
Main Thing 3: School Counselor Week
Black History Month
Regence Reimbursement for Home COVID Tests
Beginning January 15, 2022, employees and family members over the age of two who are covered on the MSD Regence Health plans will be eligible to be reimbursed for the cost of eight antigen COVID test kits per month.
You can purchase the test kits at an in-network pharmacy and the pharmacy will bill Regence directly.
If you purchase the test kit from an out of network pharmacy, reimbursement is limited to a net cost of $12 per test kit, for up to 8 tests per month. You can submit claims for reimbursement online at www.regence.com or you can submit for reimbursement using this form.