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.
01-31-17 - School District Announces Plan to Make-Up Lost Instructional Time for Students
Last night, the District and the teacher’s union came to an agreement on changes to the 2016-17 School Year Calendar as a result of the many hours of lost instructional time due to weather. To date, eight (8) full school days had been cancelled in addition to multiple delayed starts.
The following provisions will allow students to recoup 8 days of missed instructional time, while ending the school year at a reasonable date.
Please be sure to update your family calendars with the following important changes:
31 de enero del 2017
Saludos Familias de HRCSD,
Anoche, el Distrito y el sindicato de maestros llegaron a un acuerdo sobre los cambios en el Calendario Escolar 2016-17 como resultado de las muchas horas de tiempo de instrucción perdido debido al clima. Hasta la fecha, se han cancelado ocho (8) días escolares completos, además de múltiples retrasos de comienzo.
Las siguientes provisiones permitirán que los estudiantes recuperen 8 días de tiempo de instrucción faltado, mientras que terminan el año escolar en una fecha razonable.
Asegúrese de actualizar los calendarios de su familia con los siguientes cambios importantes:
01-27-17 - CGESD Board Seeks Superintendent
The Columbia Gorge Education Service District is beginning a search for a new superintendent that will join the district on July 1, 2017. Milt Dennison, the Interim Superintendent, will end his contract on June 30, 2017. The CGESD Board is asking for patron input on areas related to the search. On this web page you will find a link to a brief survey with a summary of input presented to the Board. The survey will remain open until Friday, February 10 at 4:00 PM.<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/columbiagorgeesd>
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.