August 8, 2016
Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!
The first day of school is just around the corner (on August 30th) and your children will soon be stepping onto school buses, walking through school doors, and entering their school’s classrooms, gyms, auditoriums and cafeterias. Here in the school district, support staff have been working hard throughout the summer to get our curriculum organized, buses tuned up, and our schools and classrooms cleaned and ready for students.
As I reflect on the 2015-16 school year, I feel so proud and humbled to serve the children and families in Hood River County. I can’t possibly rehash all the amazing successes over the course of last school year, but there are a number of accomplishments that required the efforts of our entire educational community that we should all take pride in:
8-8-2016 - Substitute In-Service
The 2016/17 Substitute In-service will be held on August 25, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hood River Valley High School Theatre, 1220 Indian Creek Road, Hood River. Pre-registration is not required. The Inservice is open to returning and new Licensed and Classified substitutes. If you are a returning substitute, you can complete your SafeSchools trainings any time before the Inservice. Log into your SafeSchools account: http://hoodriver.or.safeschools.com. Your User ID is your first name.last name. New substitutes will be provided their log-in info once they have filled out the hiring packet, after the inservice.
7-27-2016 - School District Budget Committee Members Needed
The Hood River County School District is looking for committed citizens to join its budget committee. The committee of appointed community members and school board members are tasked with reviewing and approving the District’s budget. Vacancies are in the following regional areas:
Zone 1 - 3-year term through June 2019 (West Hood River and Cascade Locks) Zone 5 - 3-year term through June 2019 (Parkdale)
A map of the District zone boundaries is available online at:
The budget committee, made up of seven citizens and seven school board directors, meets in May to review the proposed budget, take public comment and approve a budget to be reviewed by the school board. Once approved, it's set for final adoption by the school board.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., September 30, 2016.