Hood River County School District

Excellence, Every student, Every day.


What's Up at HRCSD

Superintendent's Message

  • Dan Goldman

    June 13, 2016 


    Good afternoon HRCSD Educators,

    As we start our last week with students, I want to thank you for another great year in our school district. My own kids woke up this morning yelling, “Last Late Start!” I don’t know why not having “late starts” in the summertime is cause for celebration… but they are PUMPED!


    We all know that maximizing each student’s academic and social progress is what we’re all about. Hopefully you’re already taking a moment to reflect upon, and celebrate, your students and the growth they’ve made over the course of this school year. Some have made miraculous growth with seemingly little effort, while others have worked overtime to achieve incremental gains - most lie somewhere in between. Regardless, I’m sure that you have made a positive difference in your student’s lives over the course of the school year. 

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    Past Messages

    Thank you voters!

    April 2016

    February 2016

    November 2015

    August 2015

    June 2015 

    March 2015

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  • 7-29-2016 - RFP Notice of Intent to Award

    RFP Construction Program Management Services Due Date: 7/14/2016

    Intent to Award: 7/29/2016

    Issuing Agency: Hood River County School District for Construction Program Management Services to award Wenaha Group, Inc.

    Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Saundra Buchanan, CFO, saundra.buchanan@hoodriver.k12.or.us.

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  • 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.

    Applications are available online at the district website at: www.hoodriver.k12.or.us The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., September 30, 2016.

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  • 6-28-16 - Request For Proposals for Construction Program Management Services

    Sealed Proposal Responses will be received at the Hood River County School District located at: 1011 Eugene St., Hood River OR 97031 until 2:00 PM, July 14, 2016. No faxed or electronically submitted responses will be accepted. Read More...

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  • 6-28-16 - Water Quality Update

    In light of events in other states and in certain Oregon communities regarding water quality issues, I wanted to contact you about water testing in our schools. 


    Under current law, our facilities are exempt from mandatory water testing. The laws are based on the fact that municipal water systems test the water before it is distributed to the community, including the schools. Regardless, in September 2014 we initiated water quality testing at Mid Valley, Parkdale and Wy'east Schools because of the age of the plumbing infrastructure at those schools, and because we were beginning to collect information to help us plan for our recently-approved capital bond. The 2014 lab results were all within normal limits - good news.

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"Excellence. Every student. Every day." Located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, our experienced and outstanding educators deliver exceptional scholastic and extracurricular experiences to over 4000 students each day. Strong community partnerships and support, expert instruction, engaged students and high levels of volunteerism are the hallmarks of our schools.


Across the Hood River County Schools, we have one overarching goal: Every student graduates with the knowledge and courage to learn, serve and pursue their dreams. Our professional educators are preparing the leaders, thinkers and problem solvers of tomorrow - people who can make a difference in our community and our world. We invite you to be a part of our students' growth and successes!