Superintendent's Message

  • February 24, 2018

    Message from Superintendent Goldman on Student Safety,

    All the educators in the Hood River County School District would like to express our deepest, deepest sympathies to staff, students, families and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students and staff in our nation's schools deserve to feel - and be - safe while learning and teaching. In light of yet another school shooting tragedy - and the ensuing copycat social media threat here at home - we know many parents and community members might want additional information about how our schools are working hard to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. We often state that “school safety is our top priority;” and it truly is.

    We have very strong partnerships with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office, the Hood River Police Department and other local emergency responders. Our collaborative work has been highlighted across the state of Oregon as a best practice model in school safety: we develop procedures together, we practice together, and our communication systems are coordinated. As a community-wide team, we’ve implemented best practices such as the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method. We have a full time, uniformed Sheriff’s Deputy positioned in our schools, with an office at Hood River Valley High School. We are also a model district in the implementation of school-wide prevention strategies such as school-wide Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (which has been demonstrated in research and practice to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students) and prosocial skills/anti-bullying instruction using Second Steps and Lions Quest curricula.

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    24 de febrero de 2018

    Mensaje del Superintendente Goldman sobre la Seguridad Escolar

    Todos los educadores del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River les gustaría expresar nuestras más sinceras y profundas condolencias al personal, los estudiantes, las familias y la comunidad de la Preparatoria Marjory Stoneman Douglas en Parkland, Florida. Los estudiantes y el personal de las escuelas de nuestra nación merecen sentirse - y deben - estar seguros mientras aprenden y enseñan. A la luz de otra tragedia de tiroteo escolar - y la amenaza siguiente imitadora de las redes sociales aquí en casa - sabemos que muchos padres y miembros de la comunidad podrían desear información adicional sobre cómo nuestras escuelas están trabajando arduamente para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal. Seguido declaramos que "la seguridad escolar es nuestra principal prioridad"; y realmente lo es.

    Tenemos asociaciones muy fuertes con la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Hood River, el Departamento de Policía de Hood River y otros respondedores de emergencia locales. Nuestro trabajo colaborativo se ha destacado en todo el estado de Oregón como un modelo de mejores prácticas en seguridad escolar: desarrollamos procedimientos juntos, practicamos juntos, y nuestros sistemas de comunicación están coordinados. Como equipo de toda la comunidad, hemos implementado las mejores prácticas, como el Protocolo de Respuesta Estándar y el Método de Reunificación Estándar. Tenemos un Diputado del Sheriff uniformado a tiempo completo posicionado en nuestras escuelas, con una oficina en la Preparatoria Hood River Valley. También somos un distrito modelo en la implementación de estrategias de prevención en toda la escuela, como el Apoyo de Comportamiento Positivo y la Intervención (que se ha demostrado en investigación y práctica para mejorar los resultados sociales, emocionales y académicos para todos los estudiantes) y la instrucción de habilidades prosociales/anti-bullying usando el currículo Segundos Pasos y de Lions Quest.

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  • 04-20-18 - HRCSD Community Meetings for 2018 Local Option Levy
    Hood River County School District Superintendent Dan Goldman will be holding a number of community meetings to discuss the upcoming ballot measure for the renewal of the longstanding Local Option Levy, general school finances, student programs and outcomes, and progress on the voter-supported capital construction bond projects. There will also be an opportunity to provide feedback about future budget development and student programming. All meetings will be held at 5:30pm at the following dates and locations:

    • April 24 at the Wy’east Middle School – 5:30pm
    • April 30 at Hood River Middle School – 5:30pm
    • May 1 at Hood River Valley High School (this meeting will be in Spanish) – 5:30pm
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  • 03-30-18 - HRCSD Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting
    The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Hood River County School District with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The school district earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending 2017. Read more...

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  • 03-30-18 - Local Option Levy 2018 - Measure #14-61
    Hood River County residents have approved a Local Option Levy since 2005 in support of sustaining school programs. By Oregon Law, Local Option Levies are limited to five years. HRCSD’s current Levy will expire on June 30, 2018.

    If approved, this measure to renew the current levy rate would provide Hood River County School District continued funding to help maintain:

    • Preserve the equivalent of approximately 15 teaching and 30 support staff positions
    • Protect core academic programs, electives, and class sizes at every school
    • Maintain a full school year for all children
    • Preserve a broad range of Advanced Placement, Career-Technical and Dual Credit Courses
    • Sustain extracurricular athletics and intramural programs
    • Offer a range of electives and co-curricular activities including P.E., music, fine arts,
      engineering, computer science Provide Community Education programs and community access to HRCSD facilities

    All Hood River County registered voters can vote on this measure. The voter registration deadline is April 24th. Ballots will be mailed the latter half of April. Ballots are due to Hood River County Elections or dropped into a ballot box by May 15th at 8pm.

    Click here to read the full "Ballot Title for Multiple-year Local Option Levy Renewal".

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