January 12, 2021
Thank you so much for your continued support. It has been so valuable to have our students here at school everyday and we are appreciative of your efforts to make this happen. I wanted to provide you with some reminders & updated information.
No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 18th and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. We will not have school on Monday, January 18th.
End of Semester 1 - Friday, January 29th
Semester 1 ends on Friday, January 29th. Report cards for all K-12 students will be mailed the following week.
Possible No School - Snow Day - Friday, February 12th
We have a “snow day” scheduled for Friday, February 12th. If we need to use the day to make up for a missed school day, I will let you know. If we do not have a canceled school day, we will have a no school day.
No School - Presidents’ Day - Monday, February 15th
Presidents’ Day will be observed on Monday, February 15th and we will not have school.
No School - Teacher Professional Development Day - Friday, February 26th
Teachers will be engaging in professional development on Friday, February 26th and therefore students will not have school. The professional development day was included in our board developed calendar, but did not make it on our handbook calendar.
11:48 Release Until the End of Third Quarter
At the December school board meeting, the board voted to continue our 11:48 release schedule until the end of third quarter, April 14th. As a school, we will continue to monitor the situation and I will let you know if there are any changes to this schedule.
COVID-19 Student Symptom Flow Chart
You can access the student symptom flow chart on the school website. The flow chart has been updated based upon the current CDC recommendations for quarantine.
School Board Appreciation Month
By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. This January, we’re encouraging all members of the community to thank a board member. Please thank them for volunteering their time and playing a critical civic role that helps form the bedrock of our democracy—public education. As a crucial bridge between the local community and the school district, their efforts are instrumental in helping all of us realize the hopes and dreams we have for the children of our community. Our current school board members are Joe Dean, Brendan Norman, Camden McMahon, and Ken BeLieu. We would also like to thank Carl Allaway for his 36 years of service to the Trout Lake community.
Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy
This February, Trout Lake voters will decide on a 2-year EP&O replacement levy for the school. The EP&O levy supports important programs, services, and positions not funded by the state and is used for extracurricular activities, food services, and critical maintenance infrastructure updates. All Trout Lake voters will receive an informational mailer during the week of January 18th. You can also find information about the EP&O levy on the school website.
Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA)
The OSAA has a tentative start date of February 22nd for the first high school sports season which would be volleyball, soccer, and cross country. As we get closer to the start date, I will send additional information. You can see up-to-date information on the OSAA website.