LGSD Families: As a reminder, all students need to register for the bus each year, even if they rode the bus last year and still attend the same school. Please call MidCo Bus Company (541-963-6119) to register your student or students. The one page registration form can be found on the LGSD website at the following link: https://www.lagrandesd.org/browse/169787 Please email completed registration forms to Kathaleen Maley at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at their office at 1901 Jefferson St. Due to COVID restrictions and contact-tracing, LGSD is urging all parents who have the ability to transport their own kids, to please do so! Masks will be required while riding the bus per State mandate. Registering your students for the bus early helps make the start of school a smoother transition for all. Many Thanks!
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Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics (GRH) will host a virtual public Town Hall on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 6 PM to 7 PM to address critical concerns of hospital capacity. The Town Hall will be live streamed at www.EOalive.TV www.fb.com/eoalivetv and www.fb.com/grh01. There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions at the end.
If you have questions about the Oregon k-12 School Mask Requirements, this is a resource created by LGSD for you: https://5il.co/x5jf
We can't wait to see our students at the end of the month!
La Grande School District welcomes students and families to join us at our annual Resource and K-8 Registration Fair. This is an opportunity for new and prospective K-8 students and family to register for the 2021/22 school year, get school supplies, clothing vouchers, and connect with local groups and agencies that provide additional supports. Representatives from each elementary school, middle school, and online academy (LVLA/Home Link) will be there to answer questions and provide support. High school registration will happen at La Grande High School later this month. The Resource and K-8 Registration Fair is at La Grande Middle School from 8am - 6pm today, August 12, 2021. Per governor's orders, masks will be required at this event. We appreciate your support and partnership as we start the 2021/22 school year together! Please see our website for more information at lagrandesd.org.
The La Grande School District is receiving phone calls from concerned community members regarding headlines such as, "The state of Oregon will no longer require its students to demonstrate proficiency in math, reading and writing in order to earn a high school diploma." Though passing the state assessments will not be required in Oregon for graduation, please know the La Grande School District will still be providing quality instruction in math, reading and writing, still be assessing student's skills in Fall/Winter/Spring in Reading, Writing, and Math in all grade-levels, still be encouraging students to take Advance Placement (AP) and dual credit English and Math courses, and still be requiring the rigorous credit requirements for receiving a high school diploma. We are aimed at "preparing all students for their brightest future!"
This school year, the La Grande School District will to continue to provide Grab N Go meals at Island City Elementary and Central Elementary from 12:00-12:30 each school day. There will be both breakfast and lunch provided in each bag. Meals are free for children 0-18 years of age. Also, all students attending school this year will receive both breakfast and lunch free of charge. They will need to enter their ID Number just as they have in the past, but the meal is free.
The La Grande School District Student Registration and Resource Fair will be on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm at the La Grande Middle School. The fair is for all La Grande School District K-12 students and their families. The registration portion will be available for NEW La Grande School District K-8 students only. New students of La Grande High School need to register at LHS on August 19-20, 2021. For more information see: https://www.lagrandesd.org/article/493442
This fall, LGSD students will attend school full-time, five days per week. The Oregon Department of Education is now revising guidance to support K-12 schools in safely delivering in-person instruction. That guidance, Ready Schools, Safe Learners, is expected on or before July 24th. LGSD will work with a committee of parents, community members, and staff to update our safety plans and those will be released in early August.
Governor Brown has signed an order, lifting all remaining COVID-19 restrictions. This allows the La Grande School District to no longer require masks during our indoor and outdoor summer programs. The Oregon Health Authority recommends unvaccinated individuals and other vulnerable persons continue to wear masks and practice other health and safety measure to stay safe from COVID-19.
It's time to picnic! Come by your elementary school on Wednesday, June 30th from 12:15-1:15 to read, relax and listen to a great book from a very special Mystery Guest! Free books and snacks for all elementary students attending. Students need to attend with an adult. Remember, this its the last Literacy Picnic for June. There will not be picnics in July. We will return with Literacy Picnics the first three weeks in August.
Sign up for the summer reading program offered by Cooke Memorial Library! https://cityoflagrande.beanstack.org/reader365ibrary!
We are proud of our graduates!
The first day of school for Grades K-7 & Grade 9 is August 30th. The first day of school for Grades 8, 10, 11 & 12 is August 31st. See you this fall!
The La Grande School District Student Services Department has a lot of helpful information on their webpage at https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/contacts. Learn about who to contact and click on "Parent Resources" to find out about services, legislation, policies, student rights, and more.
LGSD Summer Camp News! 1) Required permission forms for LGSD summer camps. Be certain to provide yours to the LGSD staff member greeting you on the first day of camp. Form: https://5il.co/tb97 and 2) Wait lists for summer camps. An update is provided here: https://5il.co/tb98
"Kindergarten is such an essential point in a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development. Certainly, our teachers focus on exposing students to foundational literacy and numeracy skills, but above all else we want students to feel excited about learning, to interact with other children, and to understand how to participate as a part of a school community." - Ryan Westenskow, Principal, Greenwood Elementary
See what positions are available at https://www.lagrandesd.org/page/employment-opportunities. Cook, custodian, paraeducator and more . . .
If you decide the COVID-19 vaccination is right for you or your student, CHD is adding new COVID-19 vaccines clinics every week. Appointments are available and CHD is now offering appointments for children 12 years of age and older. For more information or to schedule a vaccine, visit www.chdinc.org/gv or call 541-962-8800