Welcome to Spray School District!
March 24, 2020
Good morning parents, I wanted and give you an update on what we are trying to do here at our school. It goes without saying we are in uncharted waters when it comes to what we are all facing. Schools around the state see changes daily. I started this email with one message and now one hour later have changed it. With this in mind here is what we are planning for next week.
Teachers are to meet on a teleconference Monday March 30 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss how best to serve our students. We will let parents know shortly after this on how we accomplish this.
We plan to deliver lunches to all students, and am working with the cafeteria and bus drivers on how best to do this starting Monday the 30th.
It is my current understanding schools should not attempt online learning unless districts can guarantee that ALL students have equitable access.
Spray School District will not offer online school at this time. We cannot do so and guarantee equitable access for every student nor can we provide the various student services that are necessary for a free adequate public education.
What we plan to offer is supplemental materials that students can access from home. We will be working to distribute chrome books for student use and families without internet we will try to find ways to serve these families.
I have attached a web site from another district that has some supplemental resources that parents can use to support their efforts to keep students engaged and learning. We are concerned about this more than about points and grades at this time. When the teachers get back on March 30 and 31st we will communicate with you our efforts as we develop our own resources. These materials again are supplemental and are not graded or expected to be completed. We wanted to make available to parent some outside help. Open up this hyperlink for access. I will also be working with teachers to forward links that will also be useful.
Notice on the page there are:
Elementary Resources: Learning Enrichment Page for Elementary
Secondary Resources: Learning Enrichment Page for Secondary
If you have any questions about these sites or have difficulty please contact me here at school.
Remember be safe, follow local state and federal guidelines regarding safe distancing and hygiene.
March 19, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians, and Community Members,
In keeping with the latest directive by the Governor, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Department of Education, Spray School District will close school beginning Monday, March 16 - April 28, with a plan for students to return on April 29th. All staff will be expected to return on Monday, April 27th. During the closure, all athletic events, practices, after school, and extra-curricular activities are canceled.
- Grab and go lunches will continued to be handed out at the south side cafeteria door (by playground) Monday - Thursday 11:30am to 12:30pm (except for spring break)
- We will keep this site updated with any information we receive from the state or local authorities on changes in closures and re-openings
- I will email updates to those with emails and you can continue to check this web site for the latest information.
Thank you for your understanding and patience while we all work through this situation. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at 541-468-2226 or email at ljohnsonspray.k12.or.us
Please click on the link below for employment opportunities with the Spray School District.
Are you between the ages of 15 and 18? Do you want a summer job? You might consider the YCC 2020 Summer Program with the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This summer, the Youth Conservation Corps is sponsoring this eight-week program for youth ages 15 to 18. The program will run from June 15, 2020 to August 11, 2020. This is full time employment for the summer, working 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The program consists of learning the day to day operations of a National Park Service Park and hands on experience working with different divisions within the park. Contact information and applications below:
Send completed applications to:
Attn: Shane Loescher, YCC
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
32651 Hwy 19
Kimberly, OR 97848