ISST Quarterly Update

October 2019

K-8 Health Curriculum Update

  • Last week we met with the parents who volunteered to be part of the implementation review committee. The parents highly supported the work teachers recommended in August. The committee reviewed both the draft letter to parents for Spring instruction and the opt-out form and process. The communication we are designing will provide parents ample resources to make an informed decision. With many of the sensitive materials removed at K-5, we are hoping to not have many opt-outs. Thank you for your efforts to stay on-track with implementing this new curriculum.


  • K-5 Instruction:

    • Units 5-10 to be completed from January-June

    • Units 5,6 and 8 will be available for opt-out

    • Principals will show/explain opt-out form and letters home

    • Letter home will be sent late November

  • 6-8 Instruction:

    • Sensitive units will be done in Spring

    • No modification to curriculum, but opt-out form will be provided

    • Individual schools will communicate with parents when instruction will occur.

    • Letter home will be sent late November

Student Success Act Input

The district is continuing to collect input from stakeholders through the end of November. Principals will be providing staff time to complete the input form in the next couple of weeks. Visit the NSSD Website for more information. Thanks to all who have provided input.


The District Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) has also been posted and is available for feedback. Click here

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NSSD Annual Report

This Annual Report highlights many of the great accomplishments of the district last year.


Click here to view.

District Inservice October 11

I want to thank all our presenters for an outstanding day in NSSD! We had nearly 25 teacher leaders presenting some amazing learning opportunities for staff. Thank you for taking the time to complete the evaluation. This helps us continue to design days to better meet your needs.


Megan Scheidler, Jessica Roth, Rebecca Mitchel, Katelynn Ion, Emily Purdy, Kim Severson, Nicole Britton, Kelly Fields, Vicky Storey, Stephane Anderson, Elijah Neves, Danielle Flood, Cameron Johnson, Kristi Flemming, Hayley Humphries, Alyssa Shryock, Teal Carter, Shealon Cooper, Amy Erwin, Jeri Harbison, Traci Whiteley, Nicole Duncan


Special shout-out to Nicole Duncan for her efforts in designing and implementing a productive day!

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Discovery Education Information

Discovery Education provides staff with many resources to support your instruction. Click here to view the login instructions.


Passcodes are:

  • ML 4EE7-252C
  • SES 81D5-10A9
  • SMS 81D5-10A9
  • SUB 8241-BFFC



Welcome to Discovery Education!

Upcoming Professional Development

Thank you all who have attended our after school courses and classes. Click here for the upcoming district offerings.

Technology Updates

North Santiam has over 5,000 followers on the NSSD Mobile App! Teachers are utilizing the messaging system and have made nearly 30,000 parent contacts this year. Thanks for engaging parents!
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