FEBRUARY 26, 2021

Dear HRMS Families,

This newsletter contains information on the HRCSD Night Activity Bus, HRCSD 2021-25 Strategic Plan, and Information on Helping Kids Return to In Person Learning.

The HRCSD Night Activity Bus

HRCSD started the Night Activity Bus on Wednesday, February 25, 2021. A Cascade Locks route will start on March 2. Our buses will have one student per seat with masks worn at all times.

(An extra bus will be available if needed per capacity max)

BUS 26 will depart at:




BUS 30 will depart at:

5:55pm LEAVE WY'EAST (go to HRVHS)

6:00pm LEAVE HRVHS (go back to Wy'east)

6:25pm LEAVE Wy'east

The buses run a modified drop-off route. Please contact our Transportation Department at (541) 354-1388.

HRCSD requests input as we develop our 2021-25 strategic plan

Hood River County School District (HRCSD) is seeking input to inform its 2021-2025 strategic plan. The purpose of the strategic plan is to set goals for HRCSD and to develop a plan to achieve them.

HRCSD invites students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members to share their thoughts on what is working well and what HRCSD can change to improve student success. This input will help HRCSD make improvements to its programs and services. As you consider what is working well and what can be changed, please think beyond the COVID-19 health pandemic.

To gather input, HRCSD is using this Thought Exchange. It may take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and responses are anonymous.

Click the "Participate" button to share your thoughts and then rate at least 20-30 of the thoughts that others have shared. Your participation is confidential, so no one will know who shared or rated which thoughts. Please come back often to rate new ideas.

This Thought Exchange closes on Friday, March 5, 2021.

HRCSD appreciates your time and participation in the Thought Exchange. In the Thought Exchange, participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing where 20 individuals will win a gift bag that includes HRCSD and HRVHS items.

If you have any questions about the Thought Exchange, please email Stephanie Hoppe, director of communications, at

Thank you for sharing your input!

Thought Exchange Quick Tips:

  1. This exchange is confidential. Your thoughts will be shared, but not your identity.

  2. Please be polite and respectful as you share and rate thoughts.

  3. If you see a thought that is rude, hurtful or identifies a person or group, you can report it by clicking in the upper right corner of the thought.

  4. You do not need to rate all thoughts in this exchange. It is appreciated and recommended to rate around 30 over the time the exchange is open.

Return to In Person Learning Tips for Families

Prepare and gather information:

  • Get the facts:

    • Watch informational videos that are posted on the school district website.

    • Read the weekly newsletters for your child's school.

    • Listen for announcements or updated information.

    • Talk to your child about how school is going to look different.

  • Prepare:

    • Practice wearing a mask

    • Practice washing your hands properly

    • Read the social distancing guidelines

Return to school resources:

As school reopen and students return to in-person instruction, HRCSD recognizes the importance of helping students make this transition. HRCSD encourages parents/guardians to reach out to their school administrator and/or counselor if they have any questions and/or need any additional assistance during this time.

Please click on the link below to find more information on the Hood River County School District Webpage.

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or words of praise for the people or programs of Hood River Middle School. Thank you and have a great day.


Excellence. Every student. Every day.

1602 May Street, Hood River, Oregon 97031 • 541.386.2114 Fax 541.387.5070

Brent Emmons- Principal

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