CSD40 Update

Creswell School District - 9/16/21

In this update:

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Back to School Highlights
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • How You Can Help Keep Kids in School
  • Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications

Message from Superintendent Mike Johnson

And we're off! The 2021-2022 school year is officially underway. Our team planned and prepared all summer and we are so glad to welcome all our students and staff to the new academic year. Whether you are new to the district or a long-time CSD family, we are glad you are part of our community. We are excited to get to know your students and look forward to watching them learn and grow.

During the past several weeks, our teams spent a great deal of time instituting health and safety measures designed to promote a safe return to full-time in person learning and working together to expand our skills as educators and administrators. During our all-district kick-off event, Dr. Rob Hess provided an inspiring talk and reminded staff about the importance of teamwork, culture, decisions, feedback, and balance as we usher in the school year.

Back to School Highlights

Back to school is always an exciting time. This year, we are focusing efforts during the first few weeks on building care, connection, and community and helping students develop their routines as they return to campus or enter their new school.

COVID-19 Updates

We work closely with Lane County Public Health to communicate with families if a student has been exposed to a COVID-19 case. Below is information regarding LCPH's isolation and quarantine protocols.
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How You Can Help Keep Students in School

During a back-to-school press conference with Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill said he believes returning to physical classrooms can be successful if communities follow school health advisories that will remain in place until October 1st.

Among them:

  • Requesting that families and staff limit their non-essential gatherings with people from other households and, if they must, suggesting that they gather outdoors and wear masks.
  • Asking those who are eligible to get vaccinated.
  • Having schools host early events like back-to-school activities online or outdoors when possible.

If your student is feeling ill, please keep them home from school and contact the school. Notify the school of any COVID-19 exposures within your household. Wash your hands. Wear face coverings when you can't physically distance. By working together and doing our parts, we can help keep students in school and learning.

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Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications

Thanks to a USDA program, all Creswell students can receive free meals this year. However, by completing a free and reduced price meal application, your student may be eligible for additional benefits. For more information, visit our website here.
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