News & Announcements

  • 01-22-2020 - Water Boil Advisory Update

    The boil water advisory has been lifted by the City of Hood River public water system.  The District is working with the City and the Hood River County Health Department to follow their recommendations to clear the water lines at Hood River Middle School, May Street Elementary, Hood River Options Academy, and the Coe Administration Building to ensure it is safe to use and drink.  Regular operations will resume tomorrow as the water will be safe to consume. 

    For more information, visit or the Hood River City Facebook page.  If you have health concerns/questions, please contact your medical provider.


    El sistema público de suministro de agua de la ciudad de Hood River retiró el aviso de hervir agua. El Distrito está trabajando con la Ciudad y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hood River para seguir sus recomendaciones para limpiar las líneas de agua en la escuela Secundaria de Hood River, la Primaria May Street, la Academia de Opciones de Hood River y el edificio del distrito Coe para garantizar que sea seguro de usar y beber. El uso de agua regular se reanudará mañana, ya que el agua será segura para el consumo.

    Para obtener más información, visite o la página de Facebook de Hood River City. Si tiene inquietudes / preguntas de salud, comuníquese con su proveedor médico.

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  • 01-22-2020 - HRCSD Snow Make Up Days

    Hood River County School District Students Will Make Up Two Missed Snow Days


    Hood River County School District students will make up the two missed snow days from last week on January 31 and June 10. The January 31 date was pre-planned in the 2019-20 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 31 and the last day of school will be June 10. In the event of future school cancellations due to inclement weather, the district will communicate additional make up days at that time.

    Los Estudiantes del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River tendrán que recuperar los dos días perdidos por causa de la nieve

    Los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River recuperarán los dos días faltados por la nieve el 31 de enero y el 10 de junio. La fecha del 31 de enero fue pre-planeada en el calendario del año escolar 2019-20 en caso de un cierre de escuela al igual que los días adicionales agregados al final del año escolar. Los estudiantes tendrán clases el 31 de enero y el último día de escuela será el 10 de junio. En el caso de futuras cancelaciones escolares debido al mal tiempo, el distrito les comunicará días de recuperación adicionales en ese momento.


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  • Super Heroes Board

    Pictured: Dr. Corinda Hankins Elliott, Vice-Chair Dr. David Russo, Julia Garcia-Ramirez, Rich Truax, Tom Scully, Brandi Sheppard, Chair Chrissy Reitz, and Superintendent Dr. Sara Hahn-Huston.


    January is School Board Recognition Month!


    We appreciate our hard-working school board who volunteer great amounts of time throughout the year to help create a very successful school district here in Hood River County. School boards support student achievement by focusing on: vision, standards, assessment, accountability, alignment, climate, collaborative relationships and continuous improvement. Through their actions in these eight areas, school boards place student achievement at the center of what they do while engaging educators and community members.


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  • Getchis with award  

    WyEast STEM Teacher Wins Award


    Patrick Getchis, STEM Teacher at Wy’east Middle School, received the 2019 STEM Education Leader of the Year award for his years of excellence in STEM education. Patrick has led middle-school robotics teams to World Competitions several times. He has an impressive and innovative maker lab, constructed from the most recent Hood River County School District Construction Bond facilities improvements. His classroom is a place where all students are welcome and where everyone involved can see themselves as tech and STEM leaders. The GTA donates $1000 to the program of the STEM education award winner.  This donation will help Wy’east Middle School and the STEM program to continue to flourish.

    Additional finalists honored included Rob Gilchrist of Trillium Engineering and Jeff Knapp of Insitu for Tech Leader, and STEM educators Jeff Hawkins of Pacific Crest Innovation Academy, Jocelyn Paris of Wahtonka Community School, Dezirah Remington from Dufur School and Robert Wells-Clark of The Dalles High School.

    The GTA’s annual awards program recognizes and thanks the many companies, organizations and individuals working to advance the tech industry and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the Columbia River Gorge. The GTA Technology Leader and STEM Education Leader of the Year awards are presented to the individual or organization who made the largest positive impact on the technology and STEM education community of the Columbia River Gorge. See full article on the Gorge Technology Alliance website.

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  • Hood River County School District Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting GFOA


    10/07/2019 (Chicago, Illinois) --The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Hood River County School District by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial reporting (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.


    An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s) or department designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.


    The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.


    Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.

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  • Sharing Preschool Opportunities in our County

    Preschool is a critical time for a child's development! In an effort to get the word out about available preschool opportunities in our county, we are passing along information from Mid-Columbia Children's Council and Community Education.

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