Dear SHS Parents...

An Update on Limited In-Person Instruction

On October 30, guidance came out from ODE that encouraged and expanded our ability to bring students onto campus. NSSD prioritizes the safety of our students, staff, and community, so we are embarking cautiously on this effort, limiting our numbers for Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) to half of what we are allowed by the state.

Stayton High School sent out a survey recently to gauge interest in participating in LIPI so that we may build plans to meet that need. Meanwhile, like high schools across the state, SHS has a high number of students in danger of earning Incompletes in several classes. Many of our best interventions for students are not as effective during distance learning; therefore, we are putting Quarter School into action.

We have invited about 200 students to participate for two days next week, with only up to 70 spread out on campus at a time. We know that those invited are not the only students who could benefit from in-person support. However, given our limitations, we had to target those most at risk. We are planning this quickly and carefully as a means of triage and will use this first attempt at Quarter School to see how we might improve and expand this intervention next quarter.

If you have been contacted about your student joining us next week, we are excited to see them and work with them to get caught up. If you have not been contacted and are interested in your student participating in LIPI in the future, you may complete this survey if you haven't already done so:

To all of you doing your best to make it through distance learning, we acknowledge your efforts and your struggles. Thank you for hanging in there with us.

Best Regards,

Susanne Stefani