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District Operational Updates Relating to COVID-19

WHSD Distance Learning Information

Parents and Guardians,
 
We are about to embark in our first efforts at continuous learning for our students.  Please know that this will be an continually evolving process for all of us.
 
Teachers are making activities that are posted on our website and at 
 
The teachers are also posting and sending out the activities via email and/or classroom postings in several formats.  
 
We will also have printed packets available at the WGS office and the WHS office. The printed packets will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Friday, April 3rd and Monday, April 6th.
 
If you are unable to access or pick-up learning packets for your student, contact Vice Principal O’Malley at omalleys@warrentonk12.org or 503-861-3376.
 
Thank you for your patience as we work through and adjust our methods of delivery over the coming days and weeks.
 
Sincerely,
Rod Heyen
Principal WHS/WGS

WHSD Parent Survey: Help us support your child's learning while schools are closedPlease take a few minutes to respond to the attached link and help us support your child/ren while schools are closed.

WHSD Updated School Closure Information

Dear WHSD Students, Families and Staff members:

In a typical school year, today would have been the first official day of spring break for our district.  Obviously, nothing is typical about this school year.    In the midst of these difficult times and as we head into "spring break,"  I want to take the opportunity to update you on our plans while schools are closed:

How long are schools going to be closed?

As per Governor Brown's Executive order WHSD schools (along with all Oregon schools) are closed through Tuesday, April 28th.  Students are scheduled to return Wednesday, April 29th.  ​

​​​Will meals be provided for the entire time schools are closed?

Yes. WHSD will continue to provide grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to youth 18 y.o. and younger every weekday (yes, this includes spring break) through Tuesday, April 28th at the following times and locations:

 

Breakfast:  Warrenton Grade School Cafeteria from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 
Lunch (and Breakfast for the next day)
 
Warrenton Grade School from 11:30 to noon
 
Alder Manor Bus Stop from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 
Old Hammond Library from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
 
Sunset Park from 11:30 a.m. to noon
 
 
We will be adding locations for our lunch program. If you or someone you know is not able to access meals at these times and locations, please contact me directly via email at rogozinskit@warrentonk12.org or by phone at 503-468-9178. We will make arrangements to ensure all youth in our community can access these meals.
 

What about academics?

Much of this week has been spent working with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to clarify their requirements and expectations for academic programs while schools are closed.  Our district leadership team has been meeting regularly to develop a plan that will meet ODE's requirements and sustain the progress of our students in these difficult times.  To that end, earlier today Principal Heyen met via video-conference with our teachers to prep them for the work ahead.  As "spring break" is upon us, our teachers will officially begin working on March 30th to generate grade-level, subject-specific learning activities that will be shared with you on a weekly basis. Our goal is to have the first set of these learning activities to you by April 6th (but, we're going to work hard to have them ready sooner).

To be clear, these learning activities will be offered as a means to sustain learning while schools are closed.  They will not be officially collected,  nor will they count toward your child's grade.  We will do our best to provide opportunities for your child to receive feedback on work they do complete, but no formal grades will be assigned.  

What's most important?

Please reassure your child/ren that our administrators, teachers and staff members will be working to minimize the stress that the closure of schools adds to an already VERY stressful time.  We will do everything in our power to be a source of support, stability, and positivity for you, your children, and our community.

To that end, do not hesitate to contact me directly if there is anything our district can do to better support you and your family during these challenging times.

Again, I can be reached via email at rogozinskit@warrentonk12.org or via phone at 503-468-9178.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

 

Tom Rogozinski

Superintendent

Warrenton Hammond School District

Childcare For Essential Workers

WHSD is excited to open Warrior Care for our coastal community warriors (a.k.a “Essential Workers”)! We are shooting for an opening date of Wednesday, April 1. Cost will be $35 per child, per day. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. Hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

The application for Essential Workers is attached to this email. You are able to type in the information, but it is unable to be saved (via a Save As function) and then emailed. You will either need to 1. Type and then print out to hand-deliver, 2. Print and then fill out by hand to hand-deliver OR 3. Type and then click print. Most computers/programs allow you to print to PDF. Then you could save the new PDF to your computer and attach to an email. A typed name on the signature line will serve as a signature.  

 

Applications can be submitted via email to devosm@warrentonk12.org, via fax to 503-861-2911, via mail to WHSD, 820 SW Cedar Ave., Warrenton, OR 97146 or in person on Monday, March 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please drop off through the open window at Warrenton Prep where there will be a basket. On the Warrenton Prep window there will also be blank forms if you are unable to print one out.

 

Spaces are limited and you will be notified as soon as possible if you are placed. If you have any questions please email Michelle DeVos at devosm@warrentonk12.org or call 503-861-2281. 

 

Note to the current Warrenton Prep/Kids Care families... As soon as school is able to resume so will regular Warrenton Prep and you will continue to have your spot in that program. Warrior Care fulfills the Governor's directive that schools offer child care to essential workers.

 

New Lunch Schedule Starting March 30th

WHSD School Closure Extended

Dear WHSD Families and Staff Members:
 
As you most likely know, Governor Brown has extended the closure of all Oregon public schools.  WHSD schools are now closed through April 28th.  Students are scheduled to return to school on Wednesday, April 29th.
 
WHSD will continue to provide grab-and-go breakfast and lunch each weekday for youth ages 18 and younger through April 28th.  The times and locations remain the same.  
 
Our district administrators are working closely with the Oregon Department of Education to develop plans to provide supplemental education for students during this closure.  We are also consulting with ODE regarding expectations and options to provide daycare and expanded support programs.    We will be receiving more specific guidance from ODE in the coming days and I will update you as our plans for these programs take shape. 
 
Thank you for your patience and flexibility.  Our district will continue to support our kids and our families to the best of our ability during these very difficult times.
 
Tom Rogozinski
Superintendent
Warrenton Hammond School District
Warrenton, OR
(503) 861-2281