Stoops' Scoop

February 10, 2021 - Edition 19

Friday, February 12th - No School (Teacher Workday) end of Semester 1

District Shares Plans for Students to Return for Hybrid Instruction Starting March 1st

Superintendent Stoops and school administrators presented the latest information for transitioning students to in-person instruction at the Regular Board Meeting on February 8th. The presentation can be found here on the District Website. Kindergarten and First Grade students will begin with Hybrid Instruction on March 1st. Grades are added every two weeks with all grades transitioned to Hybrid Instruction by April 5th. The board presentation includes a short video to introduce families and students about procedures for at school during Hybrid Instruction. After board discussion and parent input at the board meeting, administrators are working on moving up some of the transition dates. The Transition Calendar can be found here, In-Person Transition Calendar.

Monday, February 15th is President's - No School

Next Family Forum is February 18th

Mt. Angel School District continues to host Family Forums to update families and the community on teaching and learning during the restrictions of the pandemic. This is a recurring opportunity for parents to receive the latest updates and ask questions from school administrators. Here is a zoom link to the Family Forum. Family Forum in Spanish. Administrators are receiving a lot of requests from families and are trying to respond in a timely manner. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. We do want to hear your questions and concerns, and hope you will take advantage of the Family Forums, and Public Input opportunity at Regular Monthly Board Meetings. Resources are also available on our website and updated regularly. Thank you for continuing to advocate for your kids as we do our best to keep you informed with the latest information.

Limited In-Person Instruction Continues to Expand

Schools are advancing with plans for students to return to in-person instruction starting March 1st. At the same time schools are expanding the number of students attending for up to 2 hours per day for Limited in-person instruction (LIPI). Limited In-person Instruction must be in addition to core (regular daily) instruction and students can only attend for up to 2 hours per day. LIPI started at Kennedy High School the week of February 1, and will be expanded by adding two additional cohorts of up to 10 students each next week. Mt. Angel Middle School will start 3 cohorts of 5-7 students next week, and 3 additional cohorts of 5-10 students the week of February 22nd. Each cohort will attend LIPI two days per week. St. Mary's Public School will start LIPI next week as well. They will bring in 5-10 students at each grade level, again 2 days per week. The CTP program at JFK will also be expanding by 1-2 cohorts next week. Students with the highest needs are selected for LIPI. If your student is selected for LIPI you will be contacted directly by your school.

District Calendar for 2020-2021 is Revised Again

Mt. Angel School Board approved a revised calendar for the current school year at their regular board meeting on Monday, February 8th. You can find the new parent calendar on our website here: The revised calendar adds two days to the end of the school year to make up for days lost due to a 3-day power outage in the Mt. Angel area.

USDA Extends Food Service Waivers through end of 2020-2021 School Year

We are pleased to announce that the USDA has again extended the waiver to continue with our ability to provide free meals to children up to the age of 18. We continue to offer two programs. Grab and Go at St. Mary’s Elementary between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. And meal delivery on school days (M-F) between 9 am – 12:30 pm to addresses within the Mt Angel School District boundary. See for specific address delivery times. Important changes to the delivery program that we need to mention. We cannot leave food unless we are sure someone is home at the time of delivery. Acknowledge the delivery by opening your door, or look out the window to make contact with bus drivers. Also, unless you wish to open your door to accept delivery, please place a cooler or container on your doorstep and we will place your meals in the container. Some food may be perishable. Be sure to eat, refrigerate or freeze the food as needed. If you receive meal delivery, you cannot pick up duplicate meals at the Grab and Go site.

Families with students in grades K-2nd will be receiving a survey soon, to assist with meals during Hybrid Instruction.

If you are not already pre-registered for meal delivery you may complete a form online at or by calling the district office at 845.2345.

Season 2 Sports Activities are now in Session

Sports are starting up at various levels of contact. OSAA is expected to update guidance for schools any day. You can access new COVID-related sports information on the OSAA Website.

Annual ESSA Notifications to Families

Annual parent notifications can be found here: Annual Notifications