Dear MSD families, We want to share an important update on funding for the after-school programs and clubs in our school district. (Note: this does not apply to the child care program provided by Camp Fire.) Unfortunately, MSD did not receive a renewal for the competitive grant that has funded our after-school programs over the past five years. While this news is disappointing, please know that we understand these safe and engaging activities play a vital role in your child's personal and academic development. Our dedicated team is actively working to identify alternative sources of funding to support after-school programming. We will keep you updated on our progress and any developments. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this challenge. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s school . Sincerely, Superintendent Brockett
Dear MSD families, Your student is registered for Aviation Camp, scheduled for Monday - Friday, July 10 - 14 at the Evergreen Space Museum. The camp runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided each day of the five-day camp. Your student can ride a bus from your nearest elementary school to Evergreen and back. Approximate pickup and dropoff times are below. (Note: these times may shift depending on traffic. Buses may be later than the times indicated below, but will not leave earlier than the posted times.) There is no school supervision during the drop-off or pickup times. Bus info Bus #1 Wascher 7:50 a.m., return 4:05 p.m. *Grandhaven 8:10 a.m., return 3:50 p.m. Memorial 8:20 a.m., 3:40 p.m. Bus #2 **Newby 8 a.m., return 4 p.m. Columbus 8:15 a.m., return 3:50 p.m. ***Buel 8:30 a.m., return 3:40 p.m. Additional notes: *Grandhaven bus will come to front of school via McDonald Lane entrance. **Newby bus will come into entrance on Second Street. Please park in staff lot off Michelbook, not in the bus lane. ***Buel bus will come to back of school, off Booth Bend Road. Please park in staff lot at Booth Bend entrance. If you prefer to drive your student to camp, you must check them out with camp personnel before they leave. The Space Museum is on the far right as you face the Evergreen campus from Highway 18. Questions? Call Kindra Butler at 503.565.5424. We’re excited to see your children at camp!
Dear MSD families, Your child is listed as eligible for school transportation. So we can create the most efficient bus routes, please complete the form below. Please fill out this form even if you do NOT expect your student to ride the bus to or from school next year. Things to know: You must fill out the form for each of your students. You must acknowledge the behavior expectations for students who ride MSD buses. If your child receives transportation as part of an IEP, you do NOT need to complete the form. Please call 503.565.4000 with questions or issues.
Dear MSD families, Later this week, you should receive an email with information and a “snapcode” to register your returning student(s) for the 2022-23 school year. This process, which replaces the registration paperwork sent home in previous years, updates your student(s) registration and contact information. The process has been simplified. Here’s a quick overview of what you will need to do. If you have questions or issues with the new system, please contact your child’s school for assistance.
Dear MSD families, You are receiving this message because your child is listed as eligible for school transportation. Please fill out the form below to let us know whether or not your student will need bus transportation to and/or from school next year.
Dear MSD families, Schools across the state and nation have been struggling to keep schools open due to staffing shortages. McMinnville School District faces the same struggles, but we are fortunate to have outstanding staff who have gone well above and beyond, giving up daily preparation and planning time to fill in for one another and ensure our students could continue with in-person learning. While we are thankful our schools have been successful in remaining open, our middle and high schools faced a nearly 25% student absence rate over the past two weeks. As we near the end of the first semester, we want to allow teachers time to address the needs of the students who have missed school. On Thursday, January 20 and Friday, January 21, 2022, we will have a two-hour delayed start time for our middle and high schools. Each school will share their bell schedule for the two days. If your child rides the bus, the pick-up times will be two hours later than usual. Click here for route information. Please know it is vital that ALL healthy students attend school on these two days. The staff is working to ensure every student is provided with required materials and support to end this semester on a positive note, and their attendance is the first step to success. We thank each of you for your support and understanding through these challenging times. Sincerely, Superintendent Brockett
Dear MSD families, Today I met with Yamhill County Public Health and discussed the new CDC/OHA guidelines for shortening isolation and quarantine periods to five days. These updated guidelines are based on what science is showing about transmission of the virus, particularly the omicron variant. After meeting with them, the district believes we can safely implement the five-day isolation and quarantine periods and have listed the new guidelines below: If you test positive for COVID-19 (Isolate), regardless of your vaccination status: Stay home for five (5) days, avoiding contact with others to the fullest extent possible. If you have no symptoms after five (5) days, you can return to school. There was an update in vaccination status descriptions. The protocol now requires that you are “up to date” on vaccinations, meaning you have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six (6) months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months. If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) and are up to date on vaccinations (vaccinated/boosted): You can continue to attend school, as long as you stay asymptomatic. If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) outside of the school setting and are unvaccinated or not up to date on vaccinations (vaccinated/boosted): Stay home for five (5) days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for five (5) additional days. After day five (5), you can return to school if you are asymptomatic If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine) inside of the school setting and are unvaccinated or not up to date on vaccinations (vaccinated/boosted), you are eligible for the Test to Stay program You can take a rapid test at school and if the test is negative you can remain in school. If you test positive, you will need to isolate for five (5) days. You will also need to test on day five (5). If you tested positive or had an exposure this week and were told you had to isolate/quarantine for 10-days you will be receiving a message from the district with your new date to return to school. Thank you for your patience and understanding of the changes being made. Our intention is to always keep our students and staff safe, while also ensuring our children have the fullest access possible to in-person learning. Sincerely, Superintendent Brockett
MSD is implementing a new “Test to Stay” program that allows unvaccinated students who have been exposed at school to participate in in-person learning under certain conditions. Students who participate in the program must have a guardian consent form on file. To find out more about the program, click here . To fill out the consent form, click the “Form” button below. Please contact your child’s school with questions.