Registration/Technology Update and Other Important Info Sept 13, 2020

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September 13, 2020

Dear Gateways and SPS GED Families,

Our hearts go out to our community at this challenging time. Our staff has continued working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year and are here for you. Please find contact information here for latest information:

General Questions about any district school Let’s Talk Question Form

Below, you’ll find answers to your most frequent questions! 

How and when will I register and Chromebooks be distributed? 

Update: This week is registration and technology distribution. Wednesday Sept 16- Friday Sept 18 from 2-5pm. Free basic school supplies for GHS  and GED students will also be distributed during this time!

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When will school start?

The first day for all classes will be Monday September 21.

When will online courses meet?

Attached is a bell schedule for you to save and refer to. Students will attend classes either in the morning (Red Cohort) or the afternoon (Blue Cohort). Courses begin on September 14.

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How will students attend class?

Students will be using Google Meet and Google Classroom. We ask that you use the Chromebook provided by the district (most are brand new!), as they will easily connect to Google and have the apps needed for students already loaded. In case you missed it an orientation video went live last week! Click here for Orientation Video

What if I can’t attend during my assigned cohort?

We are not changing cohort groups at this time due to class size and ODE safety guidelines. However, if there is a specific need to share around this requirement, please fill out this form.

When will we get class schedules?

Early this week, schedules will go live on Student Vue. Please ensure you know how to log in to Student Vue or Parent Vue. There is also an app for phones! Jennifer Casco (541-744-8862) can help if you don’t know your student ID number.

Schedules will look different than they have before! We are on a 4X4 quarter schedule, which means students will only have 4 classes per term. GHS Students will continue to have 2 classes per term.

What if the schedule, when we can view it, has errors?

Schedule change requests will happen only if there is an error (a student already took the course). When schedules are live, and you notice an error, use this schedule change form to request that we investigate.

I notice “Applied Learning” as part of the schedule. What is it?

Applied learning will be the work teachers assign that is not live. For instance, practice, assignments, or learning modules on Google Classroom.

Virtual Back to School Night!

We will host a Virtual Back to School Night soon. More information will be sent with instructions about how to join!

Take Care and Stay Safe,

Lesa Haley

Principal GHS/SPS GED/SPS Online-Secondary

 

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Updated Sept 9, 2020

We must pause and acknowledge the tremendous impact the Holiday Farm Fire is having on many in our district.

Our hearts are with the many displaced residents and our district is working to support in many ways including providing facility space for shelters and staging areas for fire response teams. Because of the impact to both families and staff, as well as the unsafe air quality we have implemented several changes for this week.

  • Due to the ongoing and uncertain nature of the Holiday Farm Fire impacting large sections of our district the start of school will be delayed until September 21.
  • Technology Delivery is cancelled for the remainder of the week and will be held as follows:
    • GHS/GED
      • Wednesday Sept 16 – Friday Sept 18 2 pm – 5 pm
  • WiFI Devices: For those who do not have access to internet: will be available – at the Technology Department, 180 D Street (corner of Pioneer Parkway and E street)
    • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 am – 6 pm
    • Friday, Sept. 18, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Adjusted Semester Schedule for Secondary:
    • 1st Quarter – Sept. 21 – Nov. 19/20
    • Semester End – Feb 11/12
    • 3rd Quarter – April 16
    • End of Year – June 17
  • End of School Year and previously scheduled breaks do not change – Last day of school June 17

Food services will be available at our elementary sites not impacted by wildfire response for all children 18 and under, from 11 – 1 pm.

If you need anything please don’t hesitate to contact us at (541) 744-8862 or by email- first name.last name@springfield.k12.or.us

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Update Registration/Technology Pick up

Good morning GHS families,

While we continue to prepare for the start of teaching and learning on September 14, we must pause and acknowledge the tremendous impact the Holiday Farm Fire up the McKenzie River Highway is having on many in our district.

Our hearts are with the many displaced residents and our district is working to support in many ways including providing facility space for shelters and staging areas for fire response teams. Because of the impact to both families and staff, as well as the unsafe air quality we have implemented several changes for this week.

GHS Registration and Technology Pick-up: will be shifted to Thursday, Sept. 10, and Friday, Sept. 11 , 2-5pm both days.

Our dedicated staff continues to prepare to meet with students  virtually on September 14.

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GHS Orientation

We want to make sure you have important information on how to navigate school in our comprehensive distance learning model.  Please take time to watch the GHS Back to School Orientation. It contains very useful information.

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Registration /Technology /Supplies pick up

We wanted to give you a quick update in case you missed our previous communication.

September 14 will be the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year.  Starting in a Comprehensive Distance Learning and eventual blended (in-person and remote) learning

More details will be provided through an orientation video and open house. I encourage our families to frequently visit the district webpage and follow our social media for up to date and accurate information.

Registration/Device/School  Supplies Pick-up:  This year every student will get a chrome book. If you still have a device from last year please bring it with you and we will give you an updated device.   In addition, students will be given school supplies! This will be a drive through style similar to what we did in the spring.

When:         Wed    September 9              2 pm – 5 pm Last names A-M.                                                              Thurs  September 10            2 pm – 5 pm Last names  N – Z.                                                           Fri      September 11               2 pm – 4 pm Anyone who missed their pick up time

Where:  Brattain Building – 425 10th Street

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  • Enclosed demographic page and with any corrections.
  • Oregon State Driver’s License or Current State ID card
  • Proof Address of Legal guardian –bring 1 of the following
    • Current property tax bill
    • Current rental/lease agreement (must include parent/legal guardian name,address, property manager or owner name, and property manager or owner phone number.
    • Escrow papers
                                              OR…..
    • One piece of mail showing legal guardian resident address on service bill or tax return
      • Electric bill (dated within the last 45 days)
      • Garbage bill (dated within the last 45 days)
      • Cable/satellite bill (dated with the last 45 days)
      • State and Federal Revenue documents
  • Legal guardians are required to furnish copies of court orders appointing them sole custody.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (541) 744-8862. We are looking to seeing you soon!

Your GHS Staff

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