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Oregon City School District Collective Bargaining Agreement

On behalf of SCO, I wish everyone a safe and relaxing spring break. The spring break officially begins next Monday, April 6, 2020 and continues until Tuesday, April 14, 2020. During this scheduled break, teachers are not required to teach students and students are not required to complete school work. I hope that students and teachers will be able to catch up this week to catch up on school work or whatever is needed, and to take the much-needed “breath” of all the tension and change that is happening in our lives. Of course, the first thing is to stay safe and healthy. We cannot thank Mercy Health and the Department of Health enough for their incredible commitment to streamlining the trial process and helping our community stay safe and educated. This process is an important component of the potential opening of our schools and the safety of students as the virus continues to spread. This mobile team is available from Monday, October 19, 2020. Uncertainties remain about how schools will begin next year. I would like to remind all our employees, parents and families that we are far from knowing anything realistic about next fall. There are many ideas and rumors that are based on some of Governor DeWine`s comments on a possible learning scenario. Nothing is concluded and it is far too early to panic, worry or get excited.

Personally, I have serious doubts about any type of mixed learning option that works for many reasons, and many of my colleagues do as well. We`ll be ready, whatever the situation. COVID Positive Letters: As you`ve seen, we`ve sent letters to every positive COVID-19 students and OCS collaborators. Please do not be alerted if we send these letters home. Parents are contacted when other students are exposed. Employees are contacted if he has been suspended. If you have not been contacted by our nurses or the Ministry of Health, there is nothing to worry about. They may seem frequent, but our numbers are very low. To date, we do not have student or staff contracts going back to one of our schools.

Individuals are COVID-19 at parties, weddings, funerals, recreational sports, and directly from family members and close friends. The school remains a safe place for students. Every Monday, we publish the updated figures on the main page of our website to see our community. You will find the figures here: www.oregoncityschools.org/ I ask all our parents to support our teachers by encouraging your children to work as best as possible on their tasks and activities, especially high school students. High school students are the most vulnerable to not doing their jobs without parental nudging and waiting to do so. As a father, I know that my direct commitment at the high school level was much lower than my children in the lower classes. Commitment is more important than ever. We expect students to finish their work and do it in good faith. Thank you for your cooperation and work in helping us all reopen our schools safely.

Hal Gregory, Superintendents of Technology/Device Repairs are only performed on Mondays by appointment. Repair dates must be scheduled by email student_techhelp@oregoncs.org. Meals are always available every Monday until the end of the school year. The last day OCS offers meals is Monday, May 18, 2020. You can book your meal by calling the OCS hotline at 419-608-6030 or by emailing us at emergency@oregoncs.org. It seems that at the end of the tunnel associated with the reopening of the state of Ohio, we start to see a little light and we have an idea of what will follow. What we don`t know will look like in the next school year. I am not yet in a position to draw any conclusions and I do not recommend that anyone else do so.

Starting tomorrow, some adaptations will be made, including staggered opening hours in the classroom, increasing the transition period and implementing appropriate traffic patterns for students.

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