Stayton Elementary School

January Cheetah News


A collaborative school that strives for excellence by providing a positive and nurturing environment that allows our diverse student population to develop self worth and reach their highest potential

Principal's Message

I hope you had a restful and wonderful winter break. It is so good to be back and see all the smiling faces of students and staff. Our staff is ready to finish the year strong. As many of you know the new Omicron variant is expected to surge over the next few weeks here in Oregon. This variant spreads much more quickly and easily than all previous variants. With the help of the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Department of Education has come up with a layered health and safety protocol to help us maximize full-time, in-person learning and reduce disruptions for students, staff and families. The virus can pass through one or two layers but not all. That’s why every layer matters and every layer helps keep students in class. The layers include: symptom screening, training and education, cleaning and disinfection, hand washing, airflow and circulation, COVID-19 testing, isolation and quarantine, cohorting, physical distancing, face coverings and COVID-19 vaccinations.

You can do your part by monitoring your child for symptoms and keeping them home if they have any one of these symptoms: cough, fever 100.4+, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste/smell. Also keep your child home if they have 2 or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion/runny nose, or nausea. Let’s all do our part to stay healthy and keep kids in school!

Mrs. Moore

Big picture

When To Keep Your Child Home From School

Students should be excluded from school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

* FEVER - a measured temp. equal to or greater than 100.4 degrees

* COUGH - a persistent cough that is frequent or severe

* DIFFICULTY BREATHING - unable to catch your breath while at rest

* DIARRHEA - three or more watery stools in 24 hours

* VOMITING - at least one episode that is unexplained

* SKIN RASH/SORES - new rash not previously diagnosed

* EYE REDNESS/DRAINAGE - unexplained onset

School Start Time

Just a reminder that school starts at 8:05am, Tues. - Fri. and at 9:05 on Mon. Students should be in their classrooms at this time, ready to start their day. Exterior classroom doors will be closed at 8:05/9:05 so if you arrive after that, you will need to bring your student to the front office to check in. Thanks so much!

Reporting Student Absences

Please use our online absence reporting system. You can find this on our website.



Important Dates for January:

3rd - End of winter break. Welcome back to school!

7th - Kids Heart Challenge Kick Off

17th - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

20th - NSSD Board Meeting 6:00pm

28th - NO SCHOOL - Grading day

Mission Statement:

Providing opportunities for personal growth through shared learning experiences and meaningful interactions for our diverse student population.