News & Announcements

  • 01-20-2020 - City Water Issue

    A boil water advisory has been issued by the City of Hood River public water system.  At this time it is not safe to drink the water without boiling it first.  This currently affects four of our locations, however we are sending out this notice to all district families. The four locations affected by the Boil Water Advisory are Hood River Middle School, May Street Elementary, Hood River Options Academy, and the Coe Administration Building. Again, these locations are the only District sites supplied by the City of Hood River Public water system which has been affected. Beginning tomorrow Purified drinking water will be brought to the affected sites so that schools can operate until the advisory has been lifted. 


    The District will follow the recommendations from the City of Hood River public water system and the Hood River County Health Department and are prepared to safely handle and distribute food through our nutrition services department and continue to provide purified drinking water until the city water is deemed safe to consume.


    We also recommend that your child bring additional bottled water or purified water to school tomorrow from home.  In addition, hand sanitizer will be available for all students and staff at the affected locations. 


    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 agua de la ciudad de Hood River emitió un aviso de hervir el agua. En este momento no es seguro beber el agua sin hervirla primero. Esto afecta actualmente a cuatro de nuestras locaciones, sin embargo, estamos enviando este aviso a todas las familias del distrito. Las cuatro ubicaciones afectadas por el aviso de hervir el agua son la secundaria de Hood River, la primaria May Street, la academia de opciones de Hood River y el edificio del distrito escolar. Una vez más, estos lugares son los únicos sitios del Distrito suministrados por el sistema público de agua de la Ciudad de Hood River que ha sido afectados. A partir de mañana, se llevará agua potable purificada a los sitios afectados para que las escuelas puedan operar hasta que se retire el aviso.


    El Distrito seguirá las recomendaciones del sistema público de agua de la Ciudad de Hood River y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hood River y está preparado para manejar y distribuir alimentos de manera segura a través de nuestro departamento de servicios de nutrición y continuar proporcionando agua potable purificada hasta que el agua de la ciudad se considere segura para consumir.


    También recomendamos que su hijo traiga agua embotellada adicional o agua purificada a la escuela mañana desde su casa. Además, el desinfectante de manos estará disponible para todos los estudiantes y el personal en los lugares afectados.


    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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  • 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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