Bringing Roseburg School District news to you — Dec. 1, 2022
Message from the Superintendent
Hello friends, and happy December!
Winter Break will be here before we know it, but in the meantime, our students are digging deep into their lessons and enjoying a variety of meaningful activities. Additionally, there are winter sports, winter dances and concerts, and more coming up over the next couple weeks. Be sure to check out our school event calendars for the latest.
In today’s newsletter, we are sharing some updates about our efforts to improve safety and security in our schools. It can be a difficult topic to discuss, but I want to make sure our community is fully informed about the updates we are making. I am thankful to our School Board for prioritizing these improvements and am proud of the work we have accomplished so far. All students and staff deserve to feel safe in our schools.
We also have some exciting opportunities coming up in the next few months. Stay tuned for details about community engagement events, free parenting classes and our plans for bringing our facilities up to modern-day standards.
Thanks for reading, and thank you for your ongoing support.
Roseburg School District
SCHOOL DISTRICT SCOOP
Safety, security efforts help keep focus on learning
With school districts around the country working to improve safety and security, Roseburg School District has also ramped up efforts to ensure campuses remain havens for learning, creativity, fun and achievement.
Fencing, visitor management systems, emergency response training and more have been top district priorities since the School Board voted last June to immediately begin improving safety standards at every school. The vote came in response to the failure of the May 2022 school bond measure, which included funding for security upgrades and major building renovations.
“Days after the school bond failed, the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, occurred,” said Superintendent Jared Cordon. “Our School Board and fellow community members felt strongly that steps needed to be taken now to ensure our schools are as safe as possible for students and staff.”
Meet the district safety team
New fencing controls access
HIGHLIGHTS FROM AROUND THE DISTRICT
Pathways to success
A new resource at the Roseburg High School Career Center highlights well-paid trades and other careers that students can pursue by attending community colleges located in Oregon. The Oregon Community College’s Well-Paid Trades and Other Careers publication serves as a guide to various certificates and associate degrees offered at the colleges RHS graduates attend most often. The programs included in the guide provide education and training for in-demand jobs with starting wages of $20 an hour or more. Over 90 programs offered at nine Oregon colleges are included, from accounting to wildland fire management. RHS Career Center Counselor Jim Early said the goal behind creating the guide is to show students that there are paths to successful careers that do not require four-year degrees. Read the full story.
Orange R starts new broadcast
Spreading holiday cheer
Green Elementary students had the chance recently to cozy up in their pajamas and spend time thinking of others. Students spent part of their spirit week pajama day making holiday happiness cards for local senior citizens. Colorful messages of "Merry Christmas," "Feliz Navidad," "Happy Hanukkah" and more were included. Classes joined together to create the cards, with younger students making the designs and older students helping with spelling all the words. The fun and festive cards will be delivered to local retirement homes for Christmas.
COMMUNITY PARTNER SHOUT-OUTS
SCHOOL BOARD CLIPS
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Classified and licensed openings
We post new positions regularly! Apply online through Frontline Education.
- Special Education teacher, Developmental Learning Center at Hucrest Elementary.
- Special Education teacher, Learning Resource Center at Fullerton IV Elementary.
- School Psychologist.
- Instructional Assistant I (7 hours) at Fremont Middle School.
- Custodian (full time) at Fremont Middle School.
- Instructional Assistant III (6 hours), Developmental Learning Center at Fir Grove Elementary.
- Instructional Assistant III (6.5 hours), Developmental Learning Center at Fir Grove Elementary.
- Instructional Assistant III (6 hours), Turnaround Program at Fullerton IV Elementary (temporary through January 2023).
- Instructional Assistant III (7 hours), Developmental Learning Center at Hucrest Elementary.
- Food Service Assistant (7 hours) at Jo Lane Middle School.
- Instructional Assistant III (7 hours), Turnaround Program at Jo Lane Middle School.
- Instructional Assistant III (7 hours), Developmental Learning Center at Melrose Elementary.
- Food Service Assistant (3 hours) at Roseburg High School.
- Custodian (full time) at Roseburg High School.
- Instructional Assistant 1 (4 hours) at Roseburg High School.
- Instructional Assistant 1 (4.25 hours), Learning Resource Center at Roseburg High School.
- Instructional Assistant 1 (7 hours), Learning Resource Center at Roseburg High School.
- Instructional Assistant III (5.5 hours), Secondary Resource Center at Roseburg High School.
- Instructional Assistant III (7 hours), Developmental Learning Center at Roseburg High School.
- Instructional Assistant III (6 hours), Developmental Learning Center at Sunnyslope Elementary School (temporary for 2022-23 school year).
- Basketball Coach at Jo Lane Middle School.
- Head Girls Lacrosse Coach (club sport).
For more information, call Human Resources at (541) 440-4008 or visit our HR page.
2nd Annual Family Wellness Wonderland
Sat, Dec 17, 2022, 10:00 a – 3:00 p
Douglas County Fairgrounds