District COVID-19 News
January 10, 2022 - COVID and Quarantine Protocol Change
In response to ODE & OHA changes on COVID testing, quarantine, and exposure protocols, Willamina School District is adjusting our protocols to match. Please review the chart linked below for the new protocols.
October 21, 2021 - Quarantine Protocol Change
Willamina School District is adjusting COVID exposure quarantine protocols in accordance with CDC and local health authority recommendations. For the full letter from the superintendent, please click the link below or visit the News page.
April 13 - Superintendent Letter Regarding COVID-19 Cases
Carrie Zimbrick, superintendent of Willamina School District, has written a letter to staff and families about recent COVID-19 cases. Please use the link below to read the full letter:
August 12 - School Reopening Updates
In response to community questions and added requirements, the district has developed additional resources. Please see below for the new information.
In addition, the school will begin registration on August 17. For more information, please visit the Willamina School District Registration page.
July 29th - School Reopening Plans
Willamina School District has taken all requirements and community input to generate a reopening plan. For the Superintendent's letter and more information, please visit the 2020-2021 School Year Reopening Plans page.
May 14th - Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
Oregon is the recipient of a grant to provide funds to children experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs is working in close partnership with the Department of Human Services and Oregon school districts in supporting The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).
Parents do not need to apply for this benefit.
If your child(ren) were enrolled at Willamina School District as of March 16 they are already eligible for free or reduced price meals at school through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Your household will automatically receive an Oregon Trail Card or benefits added to your current Oregon Trail Card for the amount of approximately $384.00.
If your child is attending a different school and are not currently receiving free or reduced price meals through their school lunch program and you think they may be eligible, please contact their school district nutrition services to apply.
If your child is eligible, you will be contacted shortly by DHS. Instructions will be included to activate or refuse benefits.
Please don’t forget that you can still get “grab and go” meals from Willamina School District’s meal distribution sites. IN ADDITION to the benefits mentioned above.
If you have any questions please contact Lynne Shore at 503-876-2702 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 7th - Distance Learning Update and School Supply Pick-up on April 9th
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.
Willamina Elementary Principal
School Supply Pick-up
When: Thursday, April 9th, 9 am - 1 pm
Where: Willamina Elementary - Bus Loop
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.