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  • Dan Goldman Fall 2014
    So, October is here, the leaves are falling, the rain is coming, and my daughters have switched from wanting to be witches for Halloween to wanting to dress like "little men." Their idea is to wear little suites and ties, which makes me just laugh because (apparently) I am in a Halloween costume 5 days a week! The fall is always filled with great culture building activities in our schools like homecoming week at HRV (with air guitar, the bonfire, all the home sports games, and the dance) it's a great time to celebrate being an Eagle! Click here to read full article (PDF)


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Located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, the Hood River County School District provides exceptional opportunities for students. Thanks to strong community support, our schools offer full-day kindergarten, experienced and expert staff, extracurricular programs at middle and high schools, and a wide range of college-credit and advanced-placement courses. More than 80 percent of our graduates pursue education beyond high school. We have recently invested $25 million to increase energy efficiency, add classrooms and upgrade key components of our school buildings. Come check us out!

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11-17-14 - Enterovirus (EV-D68) Information

Dear Families:

The cold and flu season are upon us and we want to keep you informed on various illnesses that are in the news and show up in our schools. One of those is the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

This virus has many of the same symptoms of a common cold with the coughing, sneezing, and fever. The virus affects everyone a little differently, but children with asthma are particularly at risk for severe symptoms.

Please read the fact sheet from the CDC: “What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68” for more information. If you have further questions please contact your physician or the Hood River County Health Department at 541-386-1115.

You can learn more here (English):

Enterovirus (EV-D68) Informacion

Estimados padres de familia,

Estamos entrando en la temporada de resfriados y gripe queremos mantener le informado sobre diversas enfermedades que se son noticias y se presentan en nuestras escuelas. Uno de ellos es el Enterovirus.

Este virus tiene muchos de los mismos síntomas de un resfriado común de tos, estornudos y fiebre. El virus puede afectar a todos pero un poco diferente a los niños con asma quien estan en particularmente mas riesgo de síntomas graves.

Para obtener más información favor, de leer la hoja informativa de los CDC: "Lo que los padres deben saber acerca de Enterovirus D68" ( Si usted tiene más preguntas por favor póngase en contacto con su médico o con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hood River en 541-386-1115.

11-17-14 - Upcoming Finance Advisory Committee Meeting11-17-14 - Upcoming Finance Advisory Committee Meeting
The next Finance Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 19th at 4:00-5:30pm in the District Office Boardroom. Discussion will be held on Summary of revenues and expenditures YTD October 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Click here to download agenda.

11-10-14 - School Board Approves Additional Resources for 2014/2015
At the October 22, 2014 School Board meeting, the HRCSD Board of Directors approved spending the remainder of the school district's contingency funds (just under $120,000) to address critical areas of need. This action was taken because the District is experiencing an increase in student enrollment, which will result in additional revenue to the District for this school year. Read more...

11-07-14 - Middle and High School Morning Bus Route Pick Up Times Moved Later
Beginning Monday, November 10th, the following middle and high school morning bus routes will be picking up students between 5 and 15 minutes later. Routes affected are: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, and 22. This change will be for the remainder of the school year.  Bus drivers have been communicating this information with students over the past week.  Students will still arrive in time to eat breakfast.  If you have any questions please contact the Transportation Department at 541-354-1388.

A partir del Lunes 10 de noviembre, las siguientes rutas de secundaria y preparatoria por la mañana comenzaran con 5 a 15 minutos de retraso. Las rutas afectadas son ruta 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, y 22. Este nuevo horario es para el resto del año escolar. Algunos conductores de autobús por una semana ya han comunicado a los estudiantes sobre el cambio. Los estudiantes continuaran llegando con suficiente tiempo para desayunar. Si tiene preguntas favor de comunicarse al departamento de transportación al 541-354-1388.

11-03-14 - 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 a budget of approximately $40 million. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014 at 5pm. Read more...

10-27-14 - New Parenting in the Gorge Guide
The 2014-2015 Parenting in the Gorge Guide is now available for finding valuable resources throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Click here to go to our Community Resources page to find the Guide in either English or Spanish versions.

10-15-14 - HRVHS Seniors Recognized in National Hispanic Recognition Program
Two Hood River Valley High School seniors, Annelise Acosta and Lucas Campos-Davis, have earned certificates from the College Board's 2014-2015 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). Read more...

10-10-14 - HRVHS Students Attain National Academic Honors
HRVHS Seniors Annelise Acosta and Miriam Starrett Recognized as National Merit® Scholarship Commended Students. Read more...

10-06-14 - HRVHS Senior Logan "Maui" Glass Recognized as National Merit® Scholarship Semi-Finalist
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Hood River Valley High School senior Logan "Maui" Glass as a semifinalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This academically talented high school senior has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. Read more...


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