Shady Cove School Newsletter

Welcome Back-September 2023

Principal Message

Our staff is excited to welcome back our scholars and families for the 2023-2024 school year! We hope you enjoyed your summer break!

It continues to be a privilege and honor to serve as the principal of such a dedicated and student-centered learning community. I feel it is important for you to know our vision and mission that guides our operations and focus each and every day..

Our Vision is:

ALL scholars possess the skills needed to seize opportunities and achieve success in a global society.

Our Mission is:

Shady Cove School is a caring place where research based educational practices and scholar data are utilized to ensure ALL scholars develop the skills and confidence to realize their full academic and social potential.

While keeping our vision and mission statements in mind, we look forward to partnering with you to help make this a successful year for your child!

We all know raising a child takes a village and we are so fortunate to have a PTO that supports our families, students and teachers! We are in search of more members. For additional information you are welcome to email and like them on Facebook by searching for @ShadyCovePTO.

We encourage you to sign up for the EPSD 9 App as well as regularly check our school webpage, Facebook, student Canvas course and your email to stay informed and connected about events, dates and times. You can find the QR Code for the EPSD 9 App to scan and download below.

The Shady Cove staff and I feel privileged to be part of our Shady Cove School families and community. We are energized and committed to making this a fantastic school year. We look forward to a successful year with our scholars and families. School starts on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:35am. Drop off and breakfast starts at 8:17am. I would like to remind everyone of the change of schedule this year regarding NO early release Wednesdays. Instead we will conduct professional development throughout the year. Please see the district calendar for those dates. Enjoy the remainder of your summer and we will see you soon!


Amy Isackson

Shady Cove School, Principal

Have you registered yet?

We still have families that have not registered for school. This is critical. Even if your child attended Shady Cove School last year, you need to log on and register them. To register go to your ParentVue Account or Click HERE for Online Registration information and to complete this process. Your child will be unable to attend the first day of school unless they are registered prior to August 31.

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Start 8:35 am*

End 3:25 pm

NO Early Release Wednesday

*Students are not allowed on campus prior to 8:17am unless they are riding the bus.

Breakfast and Lunch

All students will receive free meals again this year. There is no paperwork you need to fill out at this time.

Who is my teacher?

To find out your student's teacher log in to ParentVue. If you don't have a ParentVue account please click the link for how get one. For additional information or questions call our front office.

How will my child be picked up?

We like to have an organized dismissal so we can ensure our scholars are safe. Please inform your child how they will be picked up from school. Please remember, only guardians and people you have added to the emergency contact list can pick up your child. If you are a parent of a K-2 grade scholar please inform the office of how they are getting home. (There was an email that was sent out to you with a link to respond.) This is so important, especially the first week of school.

Drop off and Pick up procedures

Thank you for your continued support with our Drop off/ Pick up procedures. This goes pretty smoothly when everyone is following these procedures. Please remember, we put these procedures in place to help with the safety of all of our students. As a reminder:

  • Students are not to be on campus or dropped off before 8:17 am. (Gates will not open until 8:17 am.)
  • Adults are to stay in vehicles. (The only exception would be if you needed to buckle or unbuckle a student in a car seat.)
  • Have students exit on the passenger side for safety reasons
  • When dropping off/picking up you must go through the drop off line. Don’t park off to the side of the street or in a parking space and have your child walk to or from your car. (This is for safety reasons)
  • Pull up to the furthest Drop off/Pick up Zone.
  • There are 2 drop off and pick up locations (See table below for the drop off location of the classroom teacher.)
    • If there are multiple siblings they will be dropped off at the location of the youngest sibling. This means they may be walking across our campus and that is OK.

  • For safety reasons, if a student walks to school they will go to the closest drop off location so as NOT to walk on 62.
  • The tardy bell rings at 8:35 am and students should be in class.

Again, we want to thank you for supporting us with this.

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Our buses will be getting to our school prior to student drop off times. Buses will drop students off, they will go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast. These students will be supervised by an instructional assistant.

Please be in contact with transportation (541-830-1245) if you have any questions about pickup or drop off times. Bus routes are also located on our district website under transportation.

dates to remember

9/5 School starts for grades 1-8

9/5 Kindergarten family meetings

9/6 ½ of Kindergarten class will attend (see teacher for more information)

9/7 Other ½ of Kindergarten class will attend (see teacher for more information)

9/8 All Kindergarten attends

9/19 Back to School BBQ - Food will be served 5-5:45pm, visit classrooms from 6-7pm (more information to come)

9/22 NO SCHOOL - District Professional Development Day

10/5 Picture Day

10/20 NO SCHOOL - District Professional Development Day

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Cell Phones

We believe that creating a classroom where we have fewer distractions will increase student learning along with helping to develop social skills. We are also aware that cell phones have become a major distraction to our students learning environment and for this reason we are limiting cell phones on campus. Students will not be able to use their cell phones in any instructional area on campus or in restrooms. Limited access to devices helps students stay focused on their learning and the learning of others.

Cell phones will be expected to be turned off and put away in their backpack or turned in to the teacher. (Teachers will share their policy with students and families.)

Although students will not be able to use their cell phone in instructional areas and during instructional time, students will have access to a landline for emergencies. If you need to speak with your child during the school day, please call the office, and we will make sure you are able to communicate any important information with them.


iPad insurance is $25 per student. It may be paid through ParentVue or by sending check or cash to school with your scholar. We highly recommend this insurance. You never know when an accident is going to happen. If you have not paid the insurance then you will be responsible for the cost to fix or replace the iPad.

IPad insurance is an annual fee. If you had insurance for the 2022-23 school year it is still effective until September 5, 2023. During the 2023-2024 school year, EPSD9 will continue to offer optional iPad insurance to students and families. The annual insurance will be effective from September 5, 2022-September 3, 2023. The cost for the insurance is $25.00. Without insurance, students will be responsible for all repair or replacement costs. If your student did not have iPad insurance for the 2022-23 school year, students will need to bring their iPad to the office to verify the condition of the iPad prior to acceptance of your insurance payment. Please click on this link for more information on iPad Insurance.


School pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 5th. All students will have their picture taken. If you would like to purchase pictures, please send your student to school with their picture packet and payment. You may also pay online at:

Dress Code

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Additional Dress Code Information

  • Cologne and perfume should be limited due to safety and allergy concerns.

  • Dressing in layers allows for comfortable weather changes throughout the day. Please be sure to label your child’s clothing.

  • Students should wear comfortable clothing that will allow them to participate in school activities.

  • Student shoes should be appropriate for playground play and please note your child’s PE schedule in order to send your child to school with the appropriate footwear for PE activities. Flip flops, platform sandals, or high heels are not safe footwear at school and are highly discouraged.

  • Any clothing that is considered to be gang related will not be allowed.

  • Unusual hairstyles that are distracting to the learning environment, need constant attention, or obstruct the student’s vision are discouraged.

  • Keep your hands, arms, legs and clothing free of writing or markings. Sharpies are not allowed for student use at school.

  • All decisions of dress and grooming appropriateness are at the discretion of the principal or the principal’s designee.


Student shoes should be appropriate for playground play and please note your child’s PE schedule in order to send your child to school with the appropriate footwear for PE activities.. Flip flops, platform sandals, or high heels are not safe footwear at school and are highly discouraged.


Water is essential. Please remember to send your student to school every day with a refillable water bottle. Water bottle filling stations are available for students to refill their water bottles as needed.


Eagle Point School District uses Canvas, a learning management system (LMS) to provide teachers, students, and families tools that enhance learning and communication both inside and outside of the school building. Teachers use Canvas to deliver course materials, contact information, and utilize the calendar feature, which puts all of your child's assignments and other important date information for all courses into one, color-coded calendar. Canvas helps keep a student's school life simple, as all course information is found within one tool, not scattered across many. How to access my student's CANVAS as a parent observer. Here is a link to more information regarding Canvas. (Some of our primary teachers also use SeeSaw. Please contact your child's teacher for more information about if they use SeeSaw.)

Reporting Student Absences

If your student will be absent for the day, please call our office at 541-830-6220 or email Thank you for helping to keep our school healthy by keeping students home when they have a fever over 100.4, are vomiting, or have diarrhea. If they miss school due to a doctors or dentist appt please ask your doctor's office for proof of visit and email or fax to (541)830-6226.


The T-DAP immunization booster is required for all 7th grade students. Be sure to visit your health care provider and get this booster before exclusion day. Please send a copy of the shot record to the school office once it has been received.

Reunification Information

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