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.
01-13-17 - Hood River County School District Facilities Assessed For Safety
Significant snow levels in Hood River County in recent weeks have forced a number of school closures and delays. Our decisions to operate or not have all been made with student safety as our top priority. In light of the storms, we have been monitoring and analyzing our facilities to ensure our students and staff remain safe, warm, and dry.
You may know that in Bend this week, an elementary school gym roof collapsed because of the heavy snow load. Fortunately, the building was unoccupied at the time of the collapse and no one was injured. Our thoughts go out to the staff and families in Bend as they deal with the ramifications of repair, rebuilding, and finding alternate locations to teach students.
Hood River County School District maintenance staff, our construction bond project manager, and administrative officials have spent time over the last few days (in consultation with a structural engineer and architects) analyzing the snow load on our roofs, ensuring drains are clear and functioning, and determining if the weight on the roofs is exceeding design standards. Today, every facility was directly inspected and we are pleased to report a sense of confidence and relief that our facilities are faring well.
We will continue to communicate information about school closures, make-up days, and more as the winter weather season continues. When it is overcast outside, just know that it is bright and vibrant inside our schools. We hope that you stay safe and warm.
01-04-17 HRCSD Students To Make Up Two Missed Snow Days
Hood River County School District students will make up the two-missed snow days on January 27th and June 14th. The January 27th date was pre-planned in the 2016-17 school year calendar in case of a school closure as are the additional days added at the end of the school year. Students will have school on January 27th and the last day of school will be June 14th. In the event of future school cancellations, the district will communicate additional make up days at that time. Click here to download revised School Calendar.
Los Estudiantes del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River Tendran Que Recuperar Dos Días Perdidos Por La Nieve
Los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River recuperaran los dos días faltados por la nieve el 27 de enero y el 14 de junio. La fecha del 27 de enero fue pre-planeada en el calendario del año escolar 2016-17 en caso de un cierre de escuela al igual que los días adicionales agregados al final del año escolar. Los estudiantes tendrán clases el 27 de enero y el último día de escuela será el 14 de junio. El último día del trimestre para la escuela secundaria y la preparatoria será el viernes, 27 de enero. En el caso de futuras cancelaciones escolares, el distrito comunicará días adicionales de recuperacion en ese momento. Calendario escolar revisado.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Site Team Meeting: Wy'east Middle School
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Site Team Meeting: Hood River Middle School
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Site Team Meeting: May Street Elementary School
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Finance Advisory and Bond Oversight Committee
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Board Meeting