January 15, 2017
Greetings HRCSD Educators,
Welcome to 2017! I hope you all enjoyed the winter break and celebrated the coming of a new year with the people you cherish. So many good things happened across our school district in 2016: your collective work brought increased graduation rates, increases in student attendance, increases in the numbers of students taking dual credit/college-level coursework, decreased suspension/expulsion rates, a great number of athletic and academic championships and honors, and a substantial community-supported capital bond.
02-23-17 - District Recognizes Transportation Staff
The Hood River County School District transportation department staff is recognized for their important contributions to student learning. The District bus drivers are often the first and last person that our students encounter on a daily basis, and our professional drivers take this responsibility very seriously. Read more...
02-22-17 - Last Late Start Monday Reminder
This is a reminder that there will be school on Monday, February 27th for all students. It is a Monday Morning Late start, so schools will start at the following times:
This is the last Monday Late Start for the remainder of the school year. This is so that students can make up some of the missed instructional time because of the weather-related school closures and delays.
Este es un recordatorio de que habrá escuela el lunes 27 de febrero para todos los estudiantes. Es un lunes de Comienzo Tarde, así que las escuelas comenzarán en los siguientes horarios:
Este es el último lunes de Comienzo Tarde por el resto del año escolar. Esto es para que los estudiantes puedan compensar parte del tiempo de instrucción perdido debido a los cierres y retrasos de la escuela relacionados con el clima.
02-16-17 - Impacts of National "Day Without Immigrants" Protest on the HRCSD
Today, the rate of absenteeism across our 9 school sites was approximately 400% greater than typical, with 735 students not in attendance. It is no coincidence that today is also the date of a national protest movement called, “Day Without Immigrants,” which called for immigrants to stay home from work or school, close their businesses, and abstain from shopping. The protest is aimed at highlighting the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture. Across the country businesses have been closed, public services have been impacted, and schools have experienced high rates of absenteeism. Read more...
02-11-2017 - School Board Adopts Resolution to Protect Undocumented Students at School
At the School Board adopted resolution 16-17-2017 declaring it's commitment to protect undocumented students at school and ensure equitable access to curriculum, instruction, and assessment to all students.
En la Junta Escolar aprobó la resolución 16-17-2017 declarando su compromiso de proteger a los estudiantes indocumentados en la escuela y asegurar un acceso equitativo al currículo, la instrucción y la evaluación a todos los estudiantes.
02-02-17 - Truax to Replace Virk for At-large Position 7
On January 25, 2017, the Hood River County School District Board of Directors selected Mr. Rich Truax to replace Jan Veldhuisen Virk for the at-large position after her 18 years of dedicated service. Five qualified applicants interviewed for the position at the January 25 School Board meeting at Westside Elementary School. Read more...
02-01-17 - More Winter Weather Forecasted in the Near Future
Dear HRCSD Families,
There is more wintry weather forecasted in the near future. The Hood River County School District has three ways to address student safety when the road conditions worsen.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM New School Open House #2: May Street Elementary School
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM School-Community Work Group: May Street Elementary School
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Board Meeting