Students in Sandy High's 'Intro to Engineering: Robotics/Drones' class worked in teams to build robots, then the teams competed. The course, taught by Zach Duell, exposes students to basic skills of coding and engineering, and prepares them for the more advanced robotics and drone engineering courses.
The Oregon Department of Education released their statewide report today showing Sandy High's graduation rate remains steady. The 2022 rate for students attending classes at Sandy High is 91.2%. When including students in alternative programs, the rate is 86.7%. As a comparison, Oregon’s statewide rate is 81.3%. Sandy High’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses continue to be a high-leverage point for student engagement. Nearly 97% of the students involved in a CTE program graduated on time. Hands-on learning through CTE courses has the added benefit of demonstrating to students the usefulness of other core content courses such as Math and Language Arts. Sandy High Principal Sarah Dorn said, “We recognize the need to meet all of our students where they are, while also maintaining rigorous academic offerings.” Academic supports include: After-school tutoring Credited summer school courses Academic plans developed with students and families, providing specific interventions and opportunities to recover credits. Student Success Coaches and community liaisons working directly with students, families, and their teachers to provide targeted opportunities to stay on track for graduation. Advisory teachers tracking student data to ensure all students are meeting attendance and academic expectations. CTE programs that are regularly reassessed to meet industry needs and student interests, and Middle school programs that articulate with Sandy High programs to ensure continuity within the learning experience. Principal Dorn added, "We will continue to support students in any way that will help them graduate and become positive contributors to their future workplace and community.”
If you or somebody you know is having a Mental Health Crisis or there is a concern for student safety, please contact 911 or go to the Emergency Room.
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
Clackamas County 24/7 Crisis Line 503-655-8585
Speak Up for Safety: call or text 971-529-0292 or email SpeakUp@stu.ortrail.k12.or.us
Oregon Trail School District (OTSD) distributes all community flyers through the Peachjar digital platform. This includes flyers about community events, youth sports, and enrichment programs provided by local groups and organizations. All parents with an email address on file should automatically be registered to receive digital flyers from Peachjar. If you are not registered, go to peachjar.com and sign up to receive the digital community flyers to view on your smartphone or computer.
The Oregon Trail School District (OTSD) Budget Committee has vacancies. Interested applicants must reside within OTSD boundaries, be a registered voter, and not be employed by OTSD. Completed applications may be submitted to the district office or any school office. The application and meeting calendar are attached. Budget Information Questions? Call the OTSD Business Office at 503-668-5541.
With inclement weather conditions forecasted starting Thursday and continuing through Friday, Portland General Electric encourages customers to prepare for potential power outages. PGE’s meteorologists are keeping a close eye on weather conditions, while wire-down and damage assessment crews, among others, are preparing to mobilize quickly for potential restoration efforts. PGE prepares for storms year-round by inspecting equipment and trimming trees, but with ice in the forecast, it’s still a good idea for people to be prepared for the possibility of outages. Learn more at portlandgeneral.com/beprepared. PGE recommends people prepare an outage kit that includes: Flashlight or headlamps. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and alarm clock or watch. Car charger for your cell phone, laptops and/or tablets. 72-hour supply of ready-to-eat food and water. Extra blankets. Bottled water for people and animals (if you rely on electricity to pump water). If you have an electric garage door opener, learn how to operate it manually. Protect home electronics by investing in surge protection equipment. See options at portlandgeneral.com/surge . Be familiar with safe cooking, heating, and lighting practices. Information on safe generator use and other safety tips are available on portlandgeneral.com/safety . For customers whose power is out, PGE offers several ways to get updates or report an outage: Text updates : Log into your PGE account or call PGE’s Customer Service team at 503-228-6322 or 800-542-8818 to make sure PGE has your contact information so we can update you with outage information via text message (outage texts are currently available for residential and small business customers with fewer than six accounts). Online : Go to portlandgeneral.com/outage to view PGE’s outage map. App : Download the PGE app at the Google Play Store [play.google.com] or Apple App Store [apps.apple.com] . Links also available at portlandgeneral.com/app . Phone : Call 503-464-7777 or 800-544-1795 to report a power outage or downed line through our automated system. Customers can also request a call back when power is restored.
Dear Parents/Guardians, As cold and flu season is now in full swing, we would like to remind families of our school exclusion policy, which is listed in the box below. This policy is in place to ensure that ill students get the rest they need to get better more quickly and to help protect other students and school staff from getting sick. Oregon Trail School District School Exclusion Policy Please keep your child home if they are showing any of the following symptoms: • Fever greater than 100.5 • Vomiting in the last 24 hours • Stiff neck or headache with fever • Any rash with or without fever • Diarrhea (3 watery or loose stools in 1 day) • Jaundice (yellow-tinged skin and/or eyes) • Skin lesions that are "weepy" or draining (fluid or pus-filled) • Colored drainage from eyes • Brown/green drainage from the nose with a fever greater than 100.5 • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; severe, sustained cough • Unusual behavior change - such as irritability, lethargy, or drowsiness COVID note : in addition to fulfilling the criteria above, anyone who tests positive for COVID must isolate five days from the onset of symptoms, with the first day of symptoms being day 0. Masking is encouraged on days 6 – 10. What you can do to protect yourself and your family: · Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm, soapy water, especially before eating · Keep hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth · Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing · Don’t share food, drink, or utensils · If medically appropriate, vaccinate yourself against influenza each year Contact : Bri Leiblein, OTSD Nurse email@example.com ; 503-668-8011 X7802