Welcome to Spray School District

Welcome to the Spray School District website. Our mission is to Engage, Challenge and Prepare our students for the next step in Life! Our staff is committed to doing whatever it takes for our students to be successful You are invited to explore our website and learn more about our district.As we move from September to October school is operating smoothly with teachers teaching and students learning. 

On the way to school last month I was walking up to the building and I looked up and noticed  our school was built in 1920 and it dawned on me that we are coming up on a building that is approaching 100 years old!  With that information I have reached out to several people here in town and we came to the conclusion that we need to celebrate this important milestone.  So with that in mind we are in the planning stages of this celebration.  If you have an interest or have information about our building and want to help with our efforts please contact me here at school.  

 

Flu Imunization

Asher Community Health Center and the Wheeler County Public Health Department are offering FREE to you seasonal flu immunizations to children and school staff this year!

We are sending information regarding this home via your student today. If you are interested please fill out and return the paper work for your child to receive the flu vaccine.  Vaccinations will be given on October 17th during the day. Any questions please call the school.

Student Success Act

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Community Input Session

Subject: We need your input!

We need your ideas to better support our students!

On October 14 7:00 p.m. the superintendent Larry Johnson and local leaders are hosting a community input session at our school board meeting. You are invited to join in. The session is intended to hear about your needs, hopes, requests, and offers. You all have the opportunity to learn more about Oregon’s Student Success Act – a new law that provides an historic opportunity for our students, your family, and our educators. We really need your input on how best to support student success.

Improving education in Oregon will take all of us. Come add your voice to the conversation and help us develop a plan for our schools and district for the next three years!

Any questions please feel free to contact me here at school.

Larry Johnson

 

Superintendent Principal

Spray School District

541-468-2226

Student Success Act

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History

Signed into law in May of 2019, the Student Success Act is a historic opportunity for Oregon schools. When fully implemented this act will invest approximately $2 billion for early learning and K-12 education, and close to $500 million will go directly to Oregon school districts and eligible charter schools through the Student Investment Account.  Spray School District could receive up to around a $100k.  This account is a non-competitive grant. The focus of the Student Investment Account is on key areas for improvement – from reducing class size, increasing instructional time, addressing health and safety needs and ensuring a well-rounded education. The law requires school districts to meaningfully engage stakeholders to determine the best investments for students in their local community while explicitly focusing on student mental and behavior health, addressing disparities based on race or disability, and improving teaching and learning conditions.

The Student Success Act marks a turning point for education in Oregon.

  • When fully implemented, our state will see an additional $1 billion investment in education each year.
  • This offers a new opportunity to improve outcomes for students who have been historically underserved by our system.

Our school district has an important role to play. We are required to develop a plan for how we want to invest additional education funding.

  • We cannot write this plan alone.
  • You play an important part in helping us better understand what’s working well for students and where we can partner and improve.

We need your help and support. Our plan must be developed with broad input from staff, students, families and the community.

  • We need staff, student, and family voices in this conversation to make absolutely sure we are representing each and every student in our community.
  • Your input will be used to help us develop or adjust our strategic plan for the next several years and determine how we will seek to use the funds now available to us.
  • We want to hear from everyone. And we are extra focused on reaching students and families of color; students with disabilities; emerging bilingual students; students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care; and other students that have historically experienced disparities in our schools.

Together, we get to determine how to improve support by getting your input on these top 5 priorities specified in the new law.

  1. Reducing academic disparities for students 
  2. Meeting students’ mental or behavioral health needs
  1. Allowing teachers and staff to have sufficient time to: 
    • Collaborate with other teachers and staff
    • Review data on students’ grades, absences and discipline, based on school and on grade level or course
    • Develop strategies to ensure that at-risk students stay on track to graduate
  2. Establishing and strengthening partnerships with other districts, regional ESD’s and other local agencies.

Will you join in developing a plan for our students’ success?

  • Our district will host community input sessions on:

October 2nd 12:00 library

 

  • We will share our plans publically at the following school board meetings:
    • October 14th 7:00 p.m.
    • October 23rd spaghetti feed at Grange 6:00
    • November 11th 7:00 p.m. other dates to be announced on our web site.  Spray.k12.or.us