The Oregon City School District's 7th Annual Family Focus Forum call for presentations is now open!
The Family Focus Forum is Oregon City’s premier family workshop event for families with students of all ages, and we’re looking for high quality presenters who can donate their time and expertise to share information and insight on topics geared towards supporting families and enhancing parenting skills. Topics from previous years have included positive discipline, sibling rivalry, managing stress, helping with homework, dealing with ADHD, nutrition, safety and more!
The Family Focus Forum will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, and will include both 60 minute and 90 minute workshops. The theme for the 2014 Family Focus Forum is "Navigating Transitions" and the focus is on providing parents with information and tools that can help them navigate through their many roles and transitions - creating positive home, work and school environments where parents and kids alike can flourish.
If you’d like to give a presentation at this exciting event please send submit your information with our proposal form. Please consider forwarding this information to others who you believe might be interested.
We will be selecting presenters in early December, so get your proposal in soon. This is an event you will want to be part of.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the Forum today.
Synergy ParentVUE (replacing Parent Assist) is a web-based tool that gives you the ability to monitor your student’s progress online.
If your student's school has your email address on file you will be getting an activation key today from "Oregon City School District".
ParentVUE currently allows you to view the following information about your student(s):
- Demographics (with Emergency Contact Info)
In the near future ParentVUE will allow you to also see:
- Class Schedule
- Health Information
- And More
If you didn't get an activation email please contact your school's main office.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released its school report cards for the 2012-13 school year. These report cards have undergone extensive redesign.
The report card formats include:
- Letter from principal or superintendent
- School and district profile
- Overall rating
- Academic progress over time
- Outcomes by student groups
- Information on curriculum and learning environment
Earlier this week, the Oregon Legislature voted to approve an increase of $100 million for Oregon schools, as well as measures that will reduce ongoing employee retirement costs for schools and other public services.
The added funds amount to just over a one percent increase in school funding statewide. This boosts state school funding from $6.55 billion to $6.65 billion this biennium (2013-15), setting an important baseline as the State plans school funding for 2015-17.
Legislative leaders decided to focus the state funding increase in the 2014-15 fiscal year only, and urge school districts to spend the money on added teachers, school days and lower class sizes. For Oregon City School District, this will likely mean the ability to restore a full school calendar in 2014-15, or at least get very close.
We are grateful for this extraordinary support of public education. While this week's vote does not solve Oregon’s school funding problems, or help districts add back all the programs and staff that have been cut as state support has declined over years, it is another important step in the right direction toward stable and adequate K-12 funding in Oregon.
Oregon City, Oregon – August 13, 2013 – Oregon City School District has announced that Ginger Redlinger, the current principal at McLoughlin Elementary, will take over as the Community Education department supervisor and the leader of the district’s new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives. Lisa Normand, currently the Community Education Supervisor, will be the next principal at McLoughlin Elementary School.
On April 27th, volunteers from all over the community came together to provide some landscaping TLC for Oregon City Schools. The District Office, Candy Lane Elementary, Gardiner Middle School, and the Jackson Campus all received a landscaping makeover along with various outdoor improvements.
"I was thrilled by the amount of volunteers that came out to help and was impressed by all that was accomplished," said Ted Thonstad, Director of Operations.
A special thanks to the Three Rivers District Boy and Cub Scouts, B & B Leasing, Rotary Club, Lions Club, SOLV and everyone that donated their time and support. The school district's maintenance crew was responsible for helping to prepare and coordinate the generous volunteer support.
"All of the volunteers were amazing and the work that was completed looks great," said Mike Riseling, Facilities Services Supervisor.
All four locations received weeding, cleaning, and new bark dust. Gardiner Middle School received pressure washing and got a fresh coat of paint on the football goal posts. Candy Lane Elementary had blackberry bushes removed and the windows were cleaned. The District Office got fresh new sod, blackberry bushes removed, bushes trimmed and had an irrigation system installed. Take a drive by and you’ll notice the improvements.
We are happy to announce that April Albers will be the next principal at Redland Elementary School. Mrs. Albers moved to Oregon City with her family in 2008 and started as a bilingual teacher at Candy Lane Elementary. For the last four years she has been the district Math Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA).
"I am confident that she will be an outstanding leader at Redland,” said Larry Didway, Superintendent. “She is widely respected for providing outstanding curriculum and instruction leadership in the area of mathematics and coaching for K-8 teachers.”
While teaching in Fort Collins Mrs. Albers was honored as Colorado Math Teacher of the Year. She has been an active leader in our Title 1 school wide planning process, and as the Math TOSA, has worked with teachers across the district helping to elevate math proficiency.
Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.