Hillside Family Newsletter

January 2021

A message from the principal

Dear Hillside Families,

Like many of you, I am happy to be done with 2020. Thank you for partnering with us during these difficult times. I have hope that 2021 will bring more moments of peace, joy and normality. Currently the Eagle Point school district is making plans to increase in-person instruction. Please stay in regular communication with our team so that we may plan with you. We will try our best to make this next transition as seamless as possible but recognize that there will be many hurdles along the way in order to stay compliant with all of the safety requirements. We appreciate your continued patience, perseverance and support.


Jodi Salinas



Jan 7th: PTO Meeting- 4:00pm

Jan 18th: Martin Luther King Day- NO SCHOOL

Jan 19th-21: No Limited in-person instruction

Jan 22nd: Teacher Work Day- NO SCHOOL

Jan 25th: Possible return to in-person instruction.

December Students of the Month

January Student of the Month Trait is "Communication":

I express myself clearly.

I am a good listener.

I am not afraid to ask for help when I need it.

Is your child well enough for school today?

Automatically Keep them home If your child has:

A fever of 100.4

a new cough

shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

If they have 2 NEW symptoms: Keep them home

loss of taste/smell

sore throat

congestion or runny nose

fatigue, muscle ache or body aches

*Even with this screening we are doing at school, symptoms may be missed. We ask parents to be diligent at home.


Happy New Year! As AVID scholars, students are learning how to set goals, work towards those goals, and reflect on their progress. One example might be finishing a chapter book. The student might develop a plan that includes reading one chapter each day or having an adult remind them to read daily. Reflecting on the strategies that helped them achieve their goal is important too. Ask your child to share some of their goals and the plan they will need to follow to reach the goal. Goals can be focused on school, sports, being a good friend, etc.

Technology Help

Hello everyone,

Statewide, ESDs have been collaborating to offer a comprehensive tech support helpline for families during CDL. The website is https://oregonhelpdesk.org/

Our families are still encouraged to use our 541.830.6700 tech support line during school hours. Lily Pineda covers the line and is multi-lingual so there are no barriers for our families. However, over the weekends and holidays, families may benefit from having access to the Oregon Help Desk.

Student Keyboards

We heard from the community that our PK-8 students would benefit from having an external keyboard to use with the iPad during CDL. The district has a limited number of keyboard that can be checked out to students. To receive a keyboard, please complete the linked application and you will be contacted by the technology liaison, Mrs. Pineda.

Application: https://forms.gle/qU3ReLNNV9U6aiY5A

Ipad Insurance information

Does your student have Ipad insurance? Just $25 per year covers many oopsies that could be very expensive. This can be paid in the office by cash/check or ParentVue by Credit/Debit.