School Closure Services Update 3/19/2020

March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 Update

Dear Parents and Guardians:

 I want to update you on services that we are working on to help support our students, parents and staff during this crisis:

 

  • Services

Currently, our food services department is providing over 500 meals each day through a drive-up program at LHS. We are looking to expand the number of sites we are serving as we identify further needs.  We have partnered with the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club to provide this service over the weekend as well. Information is available on our district website regarding this.

 

  • Academic Support

On Friday, March 20 we will share a document that includes recommendations for at-home learning through the rest of March. Families will get specific log-in instructions for Clever, an online learning hub that allows students to use district-vetted academic applications. Once teachers return from Spring Break on March 30, we will begin working collaboratively to develop a plan for April at-home learning. Students will be expected to interact with their teacher and the online resources on a regular basis.

 

  • Graduation Support

Teachers at Lebanon High School will be completing their nine week grades and this will help us to get a picture of where our seniors stand in regards to meeting current graduation standards. There is the possibility that graduation requirements may be adjusted, but we are simply guessing at this point. Our priority is to identify students who are in jeopardy of not meeting current graduation requirements and communicating options as information becomes available from Oregon Department of Education.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as our district works through this. We understand that this situation is causing a great deal of stress on everyone in our community. Our goal is to help reduce the negative impact of the shutdown on students, as well as to support our community through this challenging time. Updates will be provided as more information is made available.

 

Sincerely,

Bo Yates

Superintendent

Lebanon Community School District