Dear Scappoose School District Community;
We continue to monitor the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our community while planning for the 2020-21 school year. A lot has changed since we first closed our school buildings to prevent the spread of COVID-19: New research from around the world has helped us understand COVID-19 a lot more, and health experts in our local community and from across the state have now developed guidance for how to safely reopen school buildings.
Importantly, countries that have managed to safely reopen school buildings have done so with declining infection rates and on-demand testing. Presently, Oregon has neither. The escalating infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not yet under control.
County-specific metrics released by the governor, Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education further warn of the risk in reopening our school buildings too soon.
Given these factors, Scappoose School District will begin the 2020-21 school year in a “Comprehensive Distance Learning” model on September 8, 2020.
I know for many that this is a disheartening message to receive. There’s nothing we want more than to be together again in our schools. Our district leaders will continue to work with staff, students, and families as we reshape our fall plans for this current, unfortunate reality. We will continue to reach out to you with updates and opportunities to provide input.
Scappoose School District
Kindergarten online registration is available here. If you do not have internet access, packets will be available at the District Office during summer hours.
Grant Watts and Warren will be open August 10th to pick up or drop off registration information.
Scappoose School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or sex in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Student Services or the Superintendent at 971-200-8000. Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation should contact the Director of Student Services at 971-200-8000. Persons having concerns or complaints about Title IX should contact the Title IX Coordinator, Adam Strachan at 971-200-8005. Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination against an individual because he/she has opposed any discriminatory act or practice or because that person has filed a charge, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing.
Discrimination complaint form
Members of the public, parents, staff and students are encouraged to make their concerns known to the district and to give the district an opportunity to review those concerns and respond to them. Complaints about instructional materials, staff members, alleged violation of state standards or retaliation against a student or a student’s parent who in good faith reported information that the student believes is evidence of a violation of state and federal law, rule or regulation, should approach the principal and, if possible, resolve the problems at this level.
Complaints about Board policy or administrative regulations should be referred directly to the superintendent.
Complaints against the principal may be filed with the superintendent.
Complaints against the superintendent should be referred to the Board chair on behalf of the Board
Complaints against the Board as a whole or against an individual Board member should be made to the Board chair on behalf of the Board.
Complaints against the Board chair may be made directly to the Board vice chair on behalf of the Board.
When a complaint is made directly to the Board or to an individual Board member, it will generally be referred to the superintendent for evaluation and possible investigation. A Board member shall not attempt to consider such complaints in any official capacity acting as an individual Board member.
If the person(s) having a complaint fails to resolve the concern with the principal or the superintendent, the person may request that the matter be referred to the Board. If the Board deems it advisable, it may provide for a hearing of the complaint at an official meeting of the Board.
The superintendent shall develop administrative regulations designed to encourage the timely resolution of public complaints while providing a system of review which will allow both the complainant and other affected parties an opportunity to be heard.
If a complaint alleges a violation of state standards or a violation of other statutory or administrative rule for which the State Superintendent of Public Instruction has appeal responsibilities, and the complaint is not resolved at the local level, the district will supply the complainant with appropriate information to file a direct appeal to the State Superintendent as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 581-022-1940.
Public Complaint - Form
All students should feel safe at school and in their communities. SafeOregon gives kids, parents, schools, and their communities a way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.
Our district has adopted the Standard Response Protocol for student safety and drill procedures. For additional information about the types of drills and procedures we use, please consult the links below. For more detailed information about the Standard Response Protocol and the I Love U Guys Foundation, please consult their website.