COVID-19 Information

Willamina School District will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16 until Tuesday, April 28 2020.

District COVID-19 News

April 7th - Distance Learning Update and School Supply Pick-up on April 9th


Dear Families,

We hope that you are all healthy and doing as best you can during this crazy time! A lot has changed since we said "see you later" to our students on March 13th. The Governor has declared that schools will not open back up until April 29th. The Oregon Department of Education has mandated that during this time, all school districts provide families and students with "distance learning" set to begin April 13th.

Teachers have spent the last week reaching out to all families, in order to see how students are doing, establish a connection with families and find out how best to get educational materials to your child(ren) during this time. We understand that access to the internet and technology is an issue for some of our families. This week, teachers are busy preparing online classrooms for your child to learn in remotely, have remote access to their teacher and complete assignments. To meet the needs of all students, they will prepare printed materials that match the online standards and distribute those accordingly, either pick up or mail.

We know this is a difficult time, there are unique situations and that most parents didn't sign up to be teachers. Our staff is committed to helping all of our families and students, academically or non-academically. Now, more than ever, we are a bulldog team, united for kids. We appreciate your flexibility, patience and support. Together we will get through this!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us for support, resources or guidance.

Respectfully,

Sarah Norwood

Willamina Elementary Principal


School Supply Pick-up

When: Thursday, April 9th, 9 am - 1 pm

Where: Willamina Elementary - Bus Loop

More information

This Thursday, April 9th guardians will be invited to go to school to pick up your child's personal belongings. These items will be already packaged in a bag, and a drive through pick up time will be assigned to you. If you have notified your child's teacher that your child will be able to access online learning if given a device, Chromebooks will be available with a parent waiver signed. If you are NOT able to come up between 9:00 - 1:00 on Thursday, please notify your child's teacher to make other arrangements. We understand there are parents who are working and know we need to be flexible to meet all needs.

If you have children with different last names, select the time that works best for you and you will be able to collect all supplies. There is no need to come up more than once.

Times are organized by a student's last name:

9:00 - 10:00am Student Last Name A-D

10:00 - 11:00am Student Last Name E-J

11:00 - 12:00pm Student Last Name K-O

12:00 - 1:00pm Student Last Name P-Z

April 1st - Distance Learning for All

The Oregon Department of Education has provided direction for the school districts to implement. For more information about this process go to "Distance Learning for All".

March 30th - Planning Meeting Scheduled

Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick and selected staff will meet on March 30th to discuss plans to address supplemental educational opportunities for students. The details regarding the plan will be provided after the meeting.

March 17th - Gov. Brown News Release

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Tuesday, March 17th, extended the statewide school closure until April 28th in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read the governor's release from Tuesday, March 17th.

March 13th - School Closure Announcement

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Thursday, March 12th, declared a statewide school closure until April 1st in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read the Superintendent's letter announcing the closure.

March 12th - Superintendent Letter to Families

Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick has written a letter to families regarding the COVID-19 virus and the new guidance for gatherings and social distancing. Read the COVID-19 Letter to Families.

Updated 4/7/2020 2:00p