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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  • 10-17-17 - Upcoming Finance Advisory Committee Meeting
    The Finance Advisory and Bond Oversight Committee will be holding their monthly meeting on October 19th at 4:00-5:30pm at the Wy'east Middle School Library/Media Center, located at 3000 Wy'east Rd in Odell, OR. Click here to download full agenda.

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  • 10-11-2017 - Hood River Middle School Water Contamination

    Last night, during the installation process of the new Hood River Middle School boiler, the heating system water was inadvertently mixed with the domestic water supply in the main (historic) part of the facility last night. The drinking water was immediately shut off and was not functioning prior to the start of morning classes. The system is currently being flushed and tested for contaminants through a third party laboratory, and will not be turned on until fully cleared by testing authorities. According to the Hood River County Health Department, the two active chemicals, propanediol and sodium nitrite, pose a low health risk at diluted levels. The Health Department has recommended drinking water come from other sources, but that the water can be used for hand washing.

    Drinking water was available from the unaffected buildings today - along with bottled water in the main office for students with special needs - and purified water will be available in the main building tomorrow.  We recommend that your child bring a water bottle from home to school tomorrow.  If your child has skin sensitivities, hand sanitizer and separate hand washing stations will be available - or students can use the restrooms in the unaffected buildings.

    Though risk levels are quite low, if your child happened to drink water at the school prior to the beginning of school, and they are experiencing skin, eye, or respiratory irritation, please consult your physician and contact the school district at 541-387-5013.


    Anoche, durante el proceso de instalación de la nueva caldera de la Escuela Secundaria de Hood River, el agua del sistema de calefacción fue mezclada inadvertidamente con el suministro de agua doméstica en la parte principal (histórica) de la instalación anoche. El agua potable fue inmediatamente apagado y no estaba funcionando antes del comienzo de las clases por la mañana. Actualmente, el sistema está siendo descargado y sometido a pruebas de detección de contaminantes a través de un laboratorio de terceros, y no se activará hasta que sea despejado completamente por las autoridades encargadas de las pruebas. Según el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hood River, los dos productos químicos activos, propanodiol y nitrito de sodio, plantean un bajo riesgo para la salud a niveles diluidos. El Departamento de Salud ha recomendado que el agua potable proviene de otras fuentes, pero que el agua se puede usar para el lavado de manos.

    El agua potable estuvo disponible en los edificios no afectados hoy - así como agua embotellada en la oficina principal para los estudiantes con necesidades especiales - y el agua purificada estará disponible en el edificio principal mañana. Recomendamos que su hijo traiga una botella de agua de casa a la escuela mañana. Si su hijo tiene sensibilidades de la piel, desinfectante y estaciones de lavado de manos separados estarán disponible - o los estudiantes pueden usar los baños en los edificios no afectados.

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  • 09-27-2017 - Eagle Creek Fire Make-Up Days

    Hood River County School District Students Will Make Up Two Missed Closure Days Resulting from the Eagle Creek Fire.

    Hood River County School District students will make up the two-missed days on February 2, 2018 and June 15, 2018.  The February 2nd date was pre-planned in the 2017-18 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 February 2nd and the last day of school will be June 15th.  In the event of future school cancellations, the district will communicate additional make up days at that time.

    Los Estudiantes del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River Repondrán Dos Días de Cierre Perdidos Como Resultado del Incendio de Eagle Creek.

    Los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Hood River repondrán los dos días faltados el 2 de febrero de 2018 y el 15 de junio de 2018. La fecha del 2 de febrero fue pre planeada en el calendario del año escolar 2017-18 en caso de un cierre escolar, así como los días adicionales agregados al final del año escolar. Los estudiantes tendrán clase el 2 de febrero y el último día de escuela será el 15 de junio. En el caso de futuras cancelaciones escolares, el distrito comunicará días adicionales para reponer en ese momento.


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  • 09-26-2017 - Request for Proposals - General Contractor Services

    Notice to Proposers: Hood River County School District is seeking General Contracting Services for a Softball Batting Facility and related site improvements at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive, Hood River, OR 97031.  The building is approximately 3,500sf and the District is estimating a construction cost range of $400,000 to $500,000.

    All solicitations shall be submitted to Hood River School District in a sealed envelope and delivered to:

    Hood River County School District

    Attention:  Saundra Buchanan, Chief Financial Officer

    1011 Eugene Street, Hood River, Oregon 97031

    • Sealed Bids will be received until: October 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
    • The outside of the envelope shall be clearly marked: “ITB 002-2017 WESTSIDE BATTING FACILITY”
    • A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting and site tour will be held at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive, Hood River, OR 97031 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on October 4, 2017. Bidders should gather in the far South Parking Lot, and not enter the school.
    • All Bids shall be in the format requested and/or furnished by Hood River County School District, herein after referred to as District, or they may be rejected by the District.
    • Bid documents and plans may be obtained by emailing Kieron Spellman:
    • Interested firms shall have no unauthorized contact with District staff or Board Members during the solicitation process. All questions shall be directed in writing to the District’s Project Manager, Kieron Spellman at
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