Thank you Springfield School Districts Cooks and Custodians

Thank you to our Springfield School Districts cooks and custodians for keeping our students fed and our school clean and sanitized during this unprecedented time! Check out the Register Guard article about yesterday’s “parade of recognition and thanks” below!

https://www.registerguard.com/news/20200331/kudos-to-cooks-parade-at-two-rivers-dos-rios-elementary-celebrates-lunch-heroes

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UPDATE from Springfield Public Schools 3/20/2020

Dear TRDR families,

During this unprecedented time we know that there are many questions and concerns about what’s next in Springfield Public Schools and how your child will continue to access education.

Please know that SPS staff fully understand your concerns and are working to answer many of these questions in the days to come. We want you to know that we’re in this with you and will be communicating as frequently as necessary for the duration of this extended school break.

Continuing education updates:
As of today, SPS schools will remain closed through April 28th in response to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak unless extended or the closure is lifted by order of Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Families can expect updates on supplemental education from Springfield Schools, by March 30. This will allow for SPS staff to put together strategies to equitably serve all students as we move forward.

Although we do not yet have answers to all of your questions, we do have some new information for families regarding access to food and other resources during this extended break from regular school.

New SPS resource:
In an effort to capture your questions, concerns, and needs, we’ve set up a new email account:
askSPS@springfield.k12.or.us.

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) can also be found on the Springfield District Website at www.springfield.k12.or.us/coronavirus. This list will continue to be updated as additional questions come in and as we have answers.

Food service:
Springfield Public Schools will continue to serve meals to all children younger than 1 to 18 years old. Beginning March 23 through the remainder of the extended closure, SPS will be serving hot to-go lunches as well as breakfast meals for the next morning.

Meal distribution locations have also changed. Families can pick up to-go breakfast and lunches between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at any of the following locations:

Centennial: 1315 Aspen St, Springfield, OR 97477

Ridgeview: 526 N 66th St, Springfield, OR 97478

Two Rivers – Dos Rios: 1084 G St, Springfield, OR 97477

Guy Lee: 755 Harlow Road Springfield, OR 97477

Yolanda: 2350 Yolanda Ave, Springfield, OR 97477

Agnes Stewart: 900 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478

Walterville: 40589 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478

Maple: 2109 J St, Springfield, OR 97477

* Note: Families can pick up meals at any of the schools listed.

Other food sources:
Food for Lane County has a number of locations where sack lunches and other food is available. For a list of food pantry locations and information about other meal sites visit https://foodforlanecounty.org/ or call (541)- 343-2822 to find the location, days and hours of the emergency food pantry in your area.

Additional health and mental health resources:
Lane County Public Information  – 541.682.1380

HOOTS –  Helping Out Our Teens by CAHOOTS –  crisis intervention, counseling, mediation, information and referral, transportation to social services, first aid, and basic-level emergency medical care. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 541-246-2332

Lane County Behavioral Health – 541-682-7253 (also available in Spanish)

Looking Glass Youth and Family Crisis Line: 541-689-3111

White Bird Clinic Crisis Line 541-687-4000

Mental Health Crisis Response 888-989-9990

Additionally, a student support line has also been set up for families wishing to speak with a SPS school counselor. Springfield Student support line: 541-726-3209.

Unemployment services:
The Oregon Employment Department has provided a summary of general guidance to employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus which can be found at.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx.

We know this is a challenging time for our entire country. Families are faced with circumstances none of us have seen before. Springfield Public Schools is committed to continued support of all students and families throughout this extended closure. Please know, we miss your students, our families and our staff. We encourage families to utilize the community resources available and reach out when things are overwhelming. We are all in this together.

Thank you for your ongoing patience, support and understanding.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in school at the end of April.  Be well!

Charlie Jett,

Principal, Two Rivers – Dos Rios

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TWO New Principal Logs and List of Online Learning Opportunities for Students

Hello wonderful TRDR families,

We hope you are all safe and staying healthy during this unprecedented time.  As we start settling in for the school closure to last until the end of April, here is a list of Online Learning Opportunities (click here)  that you can access with your students.  Some of them are free, others offer 30 day free trials, while others require payment.  We hope you will find them helpful to engage your students.

Below are links to TWO NEW PRINCIPAL LOGS.  We hope they put smiles on everyone’s faces.  While we hope you are all reading during this time, certainly remember to like and subscribe to our school’s YouTube channel (link here).  Our videos are meant to keep everyone excited about being at school.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in school at the end of April.  Be well!

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UPDATE: All Springfield Public Schools Closed March 16 – April 28th

Hello TRDR families,

The following is an announcement from Springfield Public Schools:

Good evening Springfield families,

Today has been a whirlwind of information as we collectively look for ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. We began with firm intentions to remain vigilant in our practices to keep schools healthy and safe educational environments as well as for schools to remain open and provide the high quality education and needed social services to the students and families of Springfield.

We have kept our schools open and healthy for as long as recommended by state and local public health authorities. We know that in addition to education, schools provide vital support to our communities and families and that closure will have a major impact on our families.

At 10:20 pm Governor Brown issued an executive order closing all schools in Oregon beginning March 16, until Wednesday, April 1. All Springfield Public Schools will close to students effective Monday, March 16. Currently, there are NO known cases associated with Springfield schools.  UPDATE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH – SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED THRU APRIL 28TH.

Friday, March 13, is the last day of school, including athletics, activities and clubs for students. Friday, is a regularly scheduled half day and school offices will remain open throughout the afternoon so that students and families can collect their belongings, and medication in advance of the extended break.

We understand that extended school closure will create hardship for many families. The school day is the centerpiece of the lives of many people. Children count on the reliable routine that the school day offers, from the classroom setting to the many people at school who know them, care for them, and provide recognition of them five days a week.

Families, too, count on that routine and the knowledge that their children are cared for during the day. Contemplating additional time without that structure and care may seem overwhelming. Please know, Springfield Public Schools is doing our very best to make decisions that will help care for all of us as we navigate this challenge. This will include making to-go meals available to students beginning Monday, March 16 at any school location from 11 am -1 pm.  UPDATE:  Two Rivers – Dos Rios will serve both breakfast and lunch from 11:00am-1:00pm starting Monday, March 23rd through the end of the school closure.

On March 30, staff will report to buildings to work to assess the status of the coronavirus in Oregon and prepare to welcome students returning Wednesday, April, 1.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to work through this difficult situation. We will get through this together as a community. 

Springfield Public Schools

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What’s Happening March 9th to March 13th

Monday 3/9 Regular Schedule
Tuesday 3/10 Success Assemblies 9AM grades 3-5 9:30AM grades K – 2
Wednesday 3/11 Regular Schedule
Thursday 3/12 5th Grade Wax Museum 6PM
Friday 3/13 EARLY RELEASE 12:30PM

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Great Turnout at Kindergarten Information Night (link to presentation)

We had a wonderful turnout of parents and families of our prospective incoming kindergartners last night at our Kindergarten Information Night! If you missed our event, or attended, but would like to review the presentation materials again, below is the link to the presentation shared with all who attended. Thanks again for coming and learning about what kindergarten looks like at TRDR!
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Upcoming Day Camps at Nearby Nature

Nearby Nature offers day camps for children ages 3- 13 years held at Alton Baker Park. Click the link below for more information.

Nearby Nature Day Camps

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What’s Happening March 2nd to March 6th, 2019

Mon 3/2 Regular Schedule
Tue 3/3 Regular Schedule
Wed 3/4 Regular Schedule
Thu 3/5 Kindergarten Information Night (new incoming 2020 Kinders) 5:30PM
Fri 3/6 NO SCHOOL– Grading Day

Have a wonderful week!

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PTO Survey!

Parents and families, our PTO is seeking input and feedback about when it would be best to hold PTO meetings to boost parent and family member attendance.  Please take a moment to complete the short survey linked below.  Please copy and paste the link below to reach the survey.  Thanks so much!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6NyDie_dusPPGk2xyoYj1HrIg54KbY7ez_8CToD6rlBALvg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

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The February “Principal Log” is here!

The February “Principal Log” is here! Principal Jett reviews the exciting events that took place in February 2020 at Two Rivers – Dos Rios Elementary School, including a visit from Smokey the Bear and our annual Dr. Seuss “Read Across America” Title 1 Reading Night.

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