Visit the Summer Academy webpage for Course Guides and Registration Forms. Summer Academy FAQ Elementary School Summer Academy Hosted at Sandy Grade School Session 1 will run J une 21-24, and J une 27-30, and July 5-7. Session 2 will run August 1-4, August 8-11 and August 15-18. Students will be on campus from 9 am-1 pm. Middle School Summer Academy Hosted at Cedar Ridge Middle School Session 1: Jun e 21-24 a nd June 27-30 AM Session: 8:00-11:00 PM Session: 11:30-2:30 Session 2: August 1-4, and August 8-11 AM Session: 8:00-11:00 PM Session: 11:30-2:30 High School Summer Academy Hosted at Sandy High School Session 1: June 21-24, and June 27-30 AM Session: 8:00-11:00 PM Session: 11:30-2:30 Session 2: August 1-4, and August 8-11 AM Session: 8:00-11:00 PM Session: 11:30-2:30
We want to thank the Ford Motor Company for donating a 2014 Ford Focus to the Sandy High Automotive Technology Program. Our Auto Tech classes teach everything from tool recognition to the high-tech automotive skills aligned with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) task areas. Each Sandy High CTE Program of Study has an advisory committee that includes industry experts reviewing course outcomes and matching them to industry/workforce standards and requirements. Tim Birkey, Suburban Auto Group, is a member of our Auto Tech Advisory Committee. Anyone interested in serving on the advisory committee may contact Sandy High Vice Principal Maria O’Meara at: email@example.com . The Auto Tech program needs additional project cars, and our Auto Tech teacher, Ryan Nystrom, would like to speak with anyone interested in donating a vehicle to the program. Specifically, the program could use 2006-2010 Ford Fusions, 2004-2018 Ford Focus, 1995-present Monte Carlo/Malibu, and 1982-2012 S-10s. But we would consider other donations. Please email Ryan Nystrom if you are interested in donating: firstname.lastname@example.org . Our program was also recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Oregon Region Porsche Club of America. Funds were used to purchase Valve Train Assembly tools.
Clackamas County Public Health is sponsoring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Sandy High School on May 11 . An appointment is preferred and recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. Pfizer and Moderna available for age 5 and up. Boosters available for age 12 and up. Clinic Date: Wednesday, May 11 Time: 4:00-7:00 PM Location: Sandy High Upper Gym Scheduler: Clackamas County Appointment Scheduler There is no ‘location code.’ Under ‘Requested appointment location’ select: Oregon Trail School District Clinic, Sandy H.S. Once the clinic is full, no additional times will be listed.
May is National Wildfire Awareness Month The memories of the 2020 Clackamas wildfires are a harsh reminder of the danger these disasters pose. Check out this Preparedness Challenge for tips and templates to help you protect your family, home & community the next time a wildfire strikes: https://www.clackamas.us/news/wildfire-challenge .
Oregon Trail School District Superintendent Aaron Bayer is announcing an administrative change impacting two schools for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year. Naas Elementary School Kimberly Brooks has announced she is retiring as Naas Principal at the end of this school year. Kimberly has served the Naas community since 2004. Superintendent Bayer said, “Naas staff and students have flourished under Kimberly’s leadership. She has proven time and again to be one of the best in public education and will be dearly missed.” Current Oregon Trail Academy Director Rachel Weeks has accepted the position of Naas Principal, effective July 1. Oregon Trail Academy Rachel Weeks stood out as the top candidate in 2021 when the OTA Board of Directors hired her as the school’s administrator. After one year with OTA, Rachel has been selected by a hiring committee to lead Naas Elementary School. During her time at OTA, she has used a student-centric approach and works diligently to raise the bar for students and staff. Superintendent Bayer said, “Rachel is a selfless leader who puts the school community first.”
At their meeting on April 26, the OTSD Budget Committee approved the 2022/2023 proposed budget . Following is Superintendent Bayer's budget message: Our mission has never been more critical than it is today. The academic success of our students is wholly dependent on how we traverse this budget cycle. We aim to continue allocating these funds to ensure our students have access to rigorous, robust, relevant, and reliable educational opportunities so that they may all arrive at the future they deserve. Two and a half years of navigating a pandemic, unexpected inflation rates, and myriad state and federal initiatives have drastically changed the landscape of public education, making it ever more difficult to help students fully realize their potential. Nevertheless, it is incumbent upon us to see to it that every child will irrefutably be advantaged by living in our communities, attending our schools, and graduating on time from Sandy High School. Our enrollment is slowly rebounding, our graduation rate is at an all-time high, better than 91.5 percent, our staff has done a remarkable job delivering on the promise of an OTSD education, and our community has remained steadfast in supporting all our children. We propose a budget this evening that will continue to build on the exceptional foundation we have created and serve to propel our students even further than our most recent successes. As a district, we will not relent in providing our very best for the students we serve and will ceaselessly work to intentionally leverage our resources to improve student outcomes, collectively elevating every child through to on-time graduation and a future that is sure to shine. We will continue addressing the needs of every student by: Increasing our overall FTE to educate and support all students. Adding to the Student Services budget to care for increased student needs. Furthering our CTE efforts to increase course offerings and improve current programming. Increasing building discretionary funds by 3% so the building can be more nimble and agile. Adding to the Facilities budget to match utility increases and modestly improve facilities. Upgrading network equipment and improving support services. We developed the 2022-2023 budget based on a $9.3 B funding level from the state. Given that this is the second year of the biennium, this number will not fluctuate. That said, there are 30,000 fewer students enrolled in Oregon public schools this year. The per-pupil allocation for the coming year may change based on the number of total students enrolled statewide. The proposal before you takes into account any variation in per-pupil allocation that may come by way of the state’s enrollment numbers. Addressing the current state of the economy Local property taxes are expected to increase by about 4%, and state-wide revenue is expected to increase by nearly 3%. In addition, w e anticipate that housing starts in our boundary will result in continued growth, and increased revenue will follow the additional students moving into our community. That said, we have had an enrollment decrease of close to 200 students since the pandemic. This decrease in enrollment, combined with our efforts to continuously increase staffing and student opportunities, results in a general fund deficit of $ 938,771, excluding the potential use of contingency for the new year. We believe reducing our staffing and adjusting offerings down to match our current allocation would be a disservice to our students and the community at large. Our current f und balance reserves provide us with an opportunity to weather this deficit and weigh the true impact of the decreased enrollment over the coming year. As many of you know, we have had an excellent history of right-sizing our budget and working with both of our employee groups to ensure we remain out of the reach of any financial trouble as we advance our cause irrespective of the outside influences that may negatively impact our budget. As a team, we will continue to drive down our deficit and work diligently to provide our students with the greatest opportunities possible in front of the best staff in the State. We will remain steadfast in our focus on the academic future of all children in the Oregon Trail School District. I respectfully submit the 2022-2023 proposed budget for your consideration and approval. Aaron C Bayer Superintendent
Sandy High FFA students attended their first state convention in 3 years this past weekend, proving that time has not changed the quality of our program and the success of our students. Sandy High students continue to impress the judges.
2022-23 Oregon FFA State Treasurer- Brekkan Richardson
1st Place and headed to Indy- Marketing Team- Frances Fancher, Brekkan Richardson, & Kay Jones
2nd Place- Prepared Public Speaking- Frances Fancher
3rd Place- Beginning Public Speaking- Henry Bennett
4th Place- Extemporaneous Public Speaking- Brekkan Richardson
Dairy Proficiency Finalist- Liz Collman
State Degree Recipients- Bailey Trachsel, Liz Collman, Carter Wallace, Frances Fancher, & Brekkan Richardson
Submitted by Trisha Smith, Sandy High FFA Advisor
Kindergarten registration is now open for 2022-2023. Kindergarten Kick-Off events are scheduled for 5:30 PM on the following dates: * Kelso Elementary, March 29 * Sandy Grade, April 5 * Naas Elementary, April 12 * Firwood Elementary, April 19 * Welches Elementary, April 26 If you are unable to complete your child's online registration/enrollment in time for the Kindergarten Kick-Off event, you may still attend the event.
Edgar Montellano, Sandy High Spanish and English as a Second Language teacher, is Oregon Trail School District's Amazing Educator for 2021-2022. Edgar exemplifies our goal to ensure all students succeed academically and realize the future they deserve. Read the article about Edgar on page 52 of Pamplin Media's Amazing Educators publication : https://cli.re/Amazing-Educators-March-2022 .