The Main Things

An MSD Family Communication that Cuts out the Clutter!

December 14th, 2021

SafeOregon, Severe Weather Protocols, and Story of a Student are this week's Main Things with Bret

Main Thing 1 - SafeOregon

You may have heard about a suspicious statement reported by a South Medford High School parent last week. The statement was reported to SafeOregon, an anonymous tip line run by Oregon State Police. The Medford Police Department immediately investigated and deemed it a non-credible threat. We are encouraging staff and students, if they see something concerning, say something. SafeOregon is available to all students, staff, and community members. Call or text 844-472-3367 or email

Main Thing 2 - Severe Weather Protocols

Winter weather is in our forecast and we want you to be prepared! If there is a schedule change due to weather, you will be notified by 6am through a phone call, text, and an email. You can also check the district website: at 6 am for any schedule changes. Don’t worry, we will NOT be switching to CDL if there is a snow day. Click here for more on our winter weather protocol.

Main Thing 3 - Story of a Student

In the Medford School District, we hold students at the center of everything we do, so we need your help with our community effort to DEFINE our collective hopes and dreams for our students. If you haven’t already, please contribute! Here’s what you need to do:

1: Have a conversation with your student and ask:

  • At the end of your time in school and during your school years, what qualities, characteristics, and skills do you hope to possess?

  • Who do you hope to be?

  • Also, share with them your hopes, aspirations, and dreams for their K-12 story!

2: Next, use the information from your conversation and fill out this survey: English, Spanish.

A team will review the survey results after winter break and begin forming our Story of a Student in the Medford School District. Stay tuned for the results!

Other Things

Notice of Testing

State testing is set to begin after the new year. Please take a moment to review this information from the Oregon Department of Education. Grades 3 through 8 will test between March 8 - June 3, and grades 9 through 12 will test between January 11 - June 3.

AZ Committee

Our Attendance Zoning committee will be reconvening after the new year to work out new attendance boundaries in preparation for Oakdale Middle School’s opening in Fall 2023. To track progress on the school, click here. More details on the AZ Committee to come after winter break!

Happy Holidays!

We hope you have a wonderful winter break with family and friends. We know the holidays can be a joyous time, however, they can also be difficult. Please reach out to your school if you have any needs. We are here to support you. Happy Holidays and we will see you next year!
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Next Main Thing is a special edition on January 11th!

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