COVID-19 UPDATES

March 29, 2020 – Update

Dear REACH Community,

This is an opportunity for all of us to grow.  Let’s be kind to one another and supportive.  

REACH is open to serve our students. 

Key Points

  1. Weekly Meeting, Tutoring, & Counselor – Advisory teachers will conduct meetings online with their students. Math and reading tutors will do their best to continue offering services given limited work schedules. Families need to understand this is a dynamic situation with a lot of variables. Many of our staff have young children at home due to the extended school closure, while they will do their best to keep children out of meetings there may be interruptions. We recommend shortening meetings to 30 minutes.
  2. Live Lessons (formerly Onsite classes) – In an effort to keep consistent schedules for everyone, classes will be taught at the same start time using Zoom. Our recommendation is to shorten 30 minutes for an hour class and 60 minutes for classes that are 1 ½ hour.
  3. Attendance – We will keep taking attendance to ensure consistent regular communication between staff and students. Our goal is to support our students and their families during uncertain times. Keep Strong Relationships!
  4. State Testing – has been suspended this year for students in public schools.
  5. Credits and Grading– Due to the state closing schools for a long duration we are awaiting further guidance on credits and grading. More than likely we will see adjustments to graduation requirements.
  6. Enrolling New Students – With the closure of schools under the executive order, REACH may not enroll new students after March 26, 2020, until schools are reopened by the Governor.
  7. Special Education Support – Online special education services such as speech therapy will continue online starting Wednesday, April 1st.
  8. Graduation – This is one of the most important times of celebration in a student’s and their families lives, We will do our best to offer in-person graduation, even if it has to be done later in June. Please be cautious about travel arrangements for family and guests. At the last resort we believe with our online tools we can offer virtual graduation, making the best of this difficult situation. Updates to follow
  9. Meals/Food – 

Rogue River School District – 

Rogue River Junior-Senior High School 11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 1898 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537

Evans Valley Fire Department 11:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.  8677 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537

The Depot 11:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 7923 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537

Scoops 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 6415 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527

Foots Creek Market 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 3175 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill, OR 97525 

Grants Pass School District – https://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/5050

Three Rivers School District – https://www.threerivers.k12.or.us/

Central Point School District – https://www.district6.org/2020/03/update-d6-connected-express-begins-monday-march-30-2020/

For others please contact the district where you live. 

 

Clarification of School Closure

On March 12, Governor Brown initially announced a school closure of two weeks for staff and two weeks and two days for students.  

On March 17, all public schools, including those operated by school districts, education service districts (ESDs), and public charter schools were closed through April 28 under Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-08

We will continue to provide instruction to our students and families during this closure. Teachers will still be asking for two (2) contacts per week.  If they cannot reach your child then they will be contacting you. 

Your local school district will be providing meals during this closure if you need help finding the information please contact your child’s teacher. 

On March 23, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, titled “Stay Home, Save Lives.” 

The governor signed Executive Order 20-08 closing schools through April 28. We will let you know if the April 28th date changes.

Mental Health and Social-Emotional Support Guidance

ODE has developed a set of resources to provide mental health and social-emotional support to districts. These resources provide trauma- and social emotional-informed guidance for students, families and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak as it disrupts everyday life in Oregon. We encourage school districts to share these resources with staff, students and families. These resources include topics such as:

  • Five key ways to support mental health for students during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond  
  • How to talk with children about the Coronavirus
  • How to cope with stress during an infectious disease outbreak
  • How to support high school seniors 
  • How to stop racism
  • Resources for migrant and non-English speaking families
  • How to prevent youth suicide  – youth version 
  • How adults can help to prevent suicide 
  • How to support children and teens through loss and trauma
  • How to support student and staff mental and emotional health and wellbeing in supplemental education activities 

In the event your student becomes ill and cannot complete daily schoolwork, please contact our registrar, Denise Purrier, at 541-299-0299 to report the absence. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us 541-299-0299

Stay Healthy and Safe!!! We are here to support you.

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