Superintendent's Message

  • Dan Goldman

    August 24, 2017

    Dear Hood River County School District Students and Families,

    Welcome to a new school year! It really is our privilege to partner with you in the intellectual, social and healthy development of your children. Education is indeed a partnership: together can we make certain that your children get the most out of the excellent educational experiences planned for the upcoming school year and that they are prepared for the world awaiting them after high school graduation. Thank you for putting your trust in the Hood River County School District and allowing us to be your partner in your child’s academic journey.

    Since the adoption of our strategic plan in 2014, we have been highly focused on achieving one powerful, overarching goal: Every student graduates with the knowledge and courage to learn, serve, and pursue their dreams. We are making steady progress towards this lofty goal and the full implementation of the high-leverage, research-based strategies outlined in the enclosed “20/20 Vision.”  Please take some time to read through this comprehensive plan and visit our webpage at to review our progress. I know you’ll be excited about our commitment to continuous improvement, the opportunities for your involvement, and our focus on your child’s success.

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  • 9-20-2017 - HRVHS Lockdown Event

    Hood River Valley High School was on a Lockdown and then a Lockout today, September 20, 2017. Lockdown is when there is a hazard or a threat inside the building. Lockout means that the perimeter of the school building is secured to keep out an outside hazard or threat. Students were kept in classrooms as law enforcement escorted an adult off campus. The adult was disruptive, but not harmful. Students were in classrooms, or locked down, as a precautionary measure for approximately one hour. Then, the exterior doors were secured to ensure that the adult remained off campus. We appreciate our partnership with the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office and our School Resource Deputy to support student safety.

    La Escuela Preparatoria Hood River Valley estaba en un Cierre de Emergencia y luego en un Acceso Bloqueado hoy, 20 de septiembre de 2017. El Cierre de Emergencia es cuando hay un peligro o una amenaza dentro del edificio. El Acceso Bloqueado significa que el perímetro del edificio de la escuela está bloqueado para evitar un peligro o amenaza exterior. Los estudiantes fueron mantenidos en los salones mientras que la policía escoltaba a un adulto fuera del campus. El adulto fue disruptivo, pero no perjudicial. Los estudiantes estaban en los salones, o encerrados, como medida de precaución durante aproximadamente una hora. Luego, las puertas exteriores fueron bloqueadas, para asegurar que el adulto permaneciera fuera del campus. Agradecemos nuestra asociación con la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Hood River y nuestro Suplente de Recursos Escolares para apoyar la seguridad de los estudiantes.

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  • 09-19-17 - Cascade Locks Revised Bus Schedules
    As of September 20, 2017, Cascade Locks elementary students will continue to be bused to Westside Elementary School and secondary students will be bused to their appropriate schools. Revised bus schedules take affect tomorrow - click here to see new bus schedules.

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  • 09-18-2017 - Updated Evacuation Levels
    The Hood River County School District, in cooperation with the Hood River Sheriff’s Office, would like to be sure that you receive this important information.

    Based on the current weather patterns and the corresponding changes in fire behavior, the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is downgrading evacuation levels for the Hood River Valley. 

    The Hood River Valley will have all evacuation levels lifted. This means zones A4b, A5, A6, A7, B4, B5, B6 and B7 return to normal, pre-fire status. Due to the flash flood advisory for the I-84 corridor, exit 56 all the way west to the county line will remain on Level One notice. This means that the Cascade Locks area, as well as Wyeth and Viento, need to remain ready for the possibility of evacuation. Residents and travelers should also be aware of the potential dangers associated with the flash flood advisory. Vigilance should be maintained, as rocks, trees, and debris could threaten the roadway and some populated areas.

    All evacuation notices for the public lands around Lost Lake are being lifted. However, all Hood River County Forestlands, Roads, and Trails are closed, as are all U.S. Forestlands north of Mt. Hood and west of Highway 35. Recreational use on these lands is prohibited at this time. Anyone found in this area could face citation, and anyone who enters these areas in violation of the closure may not receive search and rescue assistance if needed.

    The latest information on evacuation levels continues to be found at and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. The information lines are 541-387-6911(English) and 541-387-7080 (Spanish).


    El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River, en cooperación con la Oficina del Sheriff de Hood River, desea asegurarse de que reciba esta información importante

    Basado en los patrones actuales del clima y los cambios correspondientes en el comportamiento del incendio, la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Hood River está bajando los niveles de evacuación para todo el Condado de Hood River.

    El Valle de Hood River tendrá todos los niveles de evacuación levantados. Esto significa que las zonas A4b, A5, A6, A7, B4, B5, B6 y B7 vuelven a su estado normal antes del incendio. Debido a la advertencia de inundación repentina para el corredor I-84, todo el camino al oeste desde la salida 56 hasta la línea del condado permanecerá en el aviso de Nivel Uno. Esto significa que el área de Cascade Locks, así como Wyeth y Viento, deben permanecer listos para la posibilidad de evacuación. Residentes y viajeros por carretera también deben ser conscientes de los peligros potenciales asociados con el aviso de inundación repentina. La vigilancia debe mantenerse, ya que las rocas, los árboles y los escombros podrían amenazar la carretera y algunas áreas pobladas.

    Todos los avisos de evacuación de los terrenos públicos alrededor de Lost Lake están siendo levantados. Sin embargo, todos los bosques, carreteras y senderos del Condado de Hood River están cerrados, al igual que todas las tierras forestales de los Estados Unidos al norte de Mt. Hood y al oeste de la Carretera 35. El uso recreativo en estas tierras está prohibido en este momento. Cualquier persona que se encuentre en esta área podría enfrentar la citación, y cualquier persona que entre en estas áreas en violación del cierre puede no recibir ayuda de búsqueda y rescate si es necesario.

    La información más reciente sobre los niveles de evacuación se encuentra en y en nuestras páginas de Facebook y Twitter. Las líneas de información son 541-387-6911 (Inglés) y 541-387-7080 (español).

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