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COVID-19 Beaverton SD Update

Beaverton School District (BSD) recently released their tentative back-to-school plan. The BSD model has two paths: a) school-based hybrid model, or b) FLEX online school. The hybrid model includes both virtual learning and in-person learning. BSD explains that all daily work will be delivered online by neighborhood or option school teachers and the in-person instruction is intended to be “extra”…

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COVID-19 Medford SD Update

Medford School District (MSD) recently released its plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year. The first week of school will be pushed back a week (to September 7, 2020) to serve as a “soft start.” Kindergarten to sixth grade students will attend onsite school five days per week. Seventh to twelfth grade students will use a “hybrid” approach.…

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COVID-19 PPS Update

Portland Public Schools (PPS), the largest school district in Oregon, recently shared its tentative back-to-school plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The first day of school this year is September 2, 2020. The first two weeks of the year are slated to be a “check-in” period. Teachers can talk to students, collaborate with families about programs, and generally ease students…

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COVID-19 Video Resources for Families

For families that would like additional information, or visual representations, please find below links to a variety of video resources: A Message From ODE Director Colt Gill on the 2020-21 School Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MkfD3Sr0vQ&feature=youtu.be Return-to-School FAQ and Q&A Sessions for Beaverton School District: https://www.youtube.com/BeavertonSchools Oregon’s Guidance On the Next School Year (KGW News): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64nnHGmFNSw Message to PPS Students: https://www.pps.net/Page/15080 Message from…

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McMinnville School District – Office for Civil Rights

An Office for Civil Rights (OCR) complaint was recently filed against McMinnville School District (District.) The complaint alleges that the District’s websites discriminate against people with disabilities because the websites are inaccessible. The complaint was accepted by OCR and is currently being investigated. http://wiscarsonlawpc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/10201125-Notification-Ltr-C.pdf

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