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  • 06-05-2020 - Planning for Fall 2020

    Dear HRCSD Families,

    The end of a school year is always bittersweet. This year is truly unique and has definitely had moments of both bitter and sweet as we have all navigated the unexpected.  Our high school seniors will undoubtedly have the most unique culminating experience of their last days of K-12 public education as compared to what other students have experienced in the past and will likely experience in the future. Staff, parents, and the community have stepped up to recognize our seniors’ accomplishments in innovative and meaningful ways.  We are excited to recognize the class of 2020 at our ceremony this evening. Graduation is a special time of reflection and anticipation - celebrating students' accomplishments, and also looking ahead to next steps. 

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    Estimadas familias de HRCSD,

    El final del año escolar siempre es agridulce. Este año es verdaderamente único y definitivamente ha tenido momentos tanto amargos como dulces, ya que todos hemos navegado por lo inesperado. Nuestros estudiantes del grado 12 sin duda tendrán la experiencia culminante más singular de sus últimos días de educación pública K-12 en comparación con lo que otros estudiantes han experimentado en el pasado y probablemente experimentarán en el futuro. El personal, los padres y la comunidad han dado un paso adelante para reconocer los logros de nuestros estudiantes del grado 12 (Seniors) en formas innovadoras y significativas. Estamos emocionados de reconocer la clase de 2020 en nuestra ceremonia de esta noche. La graduación es un momento especial de reflexión y anticipación, que celebra los logros de los estudiantes y también anticipa los próximos pasos.

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  • 06-04-2020 - Let's get ready for Kindergarten!!

    Get Ready for Kindergarten

    Do you have a student enrolling in Kindergarten next fall? Please complete the ​Hood River County School District Kindergarten New Student Information Survey​ (link below) with the most up to date contact information. Once social distancing guidelines have been relaxed, we will communicate to you dates and times to complete official school registration paperwork.


    Para El Kindergaten

    ¿Tiene un(a) estudiante que quiere matricular en Kindergarten el próximo otoño? ​Complete ​la encuesta de información del distrito escolar del condado Hood River para estudiantes que van a entrar al kindergarten​(enlace a continuación) con la información de contacto más actualizada. Una vez que haya completado la encuesta, le enviaremos paquetes de inscripción por correo a las familias de estudiantes que van a entrar al kindergarten.

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  • 06-03-2020 - Notice of Budget Hearing and Financial Summary

    A public meeting of the Hood River County School District Board of Directors will be held on June 11, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. virtually, 1011 Eugene St, Hood River, Oregon. In response to the current health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the District facilities are currently closed to the public, and meetings are being held electronically. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, as approved by the Hood River County School District Budget Committee. The meetings will be available for viewing or listening. Links to the dial-in information and online meeting will be posted on the District’s website at www.hoodriver.k12.or.us. To schedule Spanish interpretation during the meeting, call 541.387.5714.

     

    Public comments will be taken in written and phone-in format. Written comments received by 5 pm on June 11, 2020, will be read during the public comment section of the meeting on June 11, 2020. Written comments may be sent by email to carol.wagar@hoodriver.k12.or.us or by mail to the Office of the Superintendent, Hood River County School District, 1011 Eugene Street, Hood River Oregon 97031. Comments by phone will be taken on a scheduled basis during the public comment section of the meeting on June 11, 2020. Comments, both written and by phone, will be subject to a three-minute limit per community member. Any person may provide comments at the meeting. To schedule public comment, please provide your name, phone number, and address with the district via phone message at 541-387-5013, or email to carol.wagar@hoodriver.k12.or.us. Public comment must be scheduled no later than 5 pm on June 11, 2020.

     

    A copy of the budget document may be inspected online at http://www.hoodriver.k12.or.us or obtained by mail on or after May 27, 2020, via email request to carol.wagar@hoodriver.k12.or.us or phone request to 541-387-5013. Notice of publication is also available at http://www.hoodriver.k12.or.us. A summary of the budget is presented below. This budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year.

     

    Contact: Saundra L. Buchanan, SFO, Chief Financial Officer Telephone: 541.387.5010

    Email: saundra.buchanan@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    View the Financial Summary

     

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  • 06-01-2020 - HRCSD affirms its commitment to our students

    Dear Hood River County Students, Families, and Staff,

    We are deeply troubled by recent national events triggered by racism and racist ideas.  These violent acts against people of color traumatize us as students, family members, educators, and community members; as we share a common grief and anguish. Now more than ever, we must remain resolute in our commitment to rooting out racism in our schools.  We must continue to create and sustain welcoming and affirming learning spaces for every one of our students. 

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    06-01-2020 - HRCSD afirma su compromiso con nuestros estudiantes

    Estimados estudiantes, familias y personal del condado de Hood River,

    Estamos profundamente preocupados por los recientes acontecimientos nacionales provocados por el racismo y las ideas racistas. Estos actos violentos contra personas de color nos traumatizan como estudiantes, familias, educadores y miembros de la comunidad; mientras compartimos un dolor y una angustia comun. Ahora más que nunca, debemos permanecer decididos en nuestro compromiso de erradicar el racismo en nuestras escuelas. Debemos continuar creando y manteniendo espacios de aprendizaje acogedores y afirmativos para cada uno de nuestros estudiantes. 

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  • 05-29-2020 - Congratulations HRCSD 2019-2020 Retirees!

    HRCSD 2019-2020 Retirees

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  • 5-27-2020 - HRCSD Names New Superintendent and Curriculum Director

    Hood River - The Hood River County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve of Hood River Valley High School Principal Rich Polkinghorn for Superintendent. They also approved the selection of Westside Elementary Principal Bill Newton as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 

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    Meet Rich Polkinghorn - Incoming Superintendent

     Newton  

    Meet Bill Newton - Incoming Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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    5-27-2020 - HRCSD nombra nuevo superintendente y director de currículo

    Hood River - El consejo escolar del condado de Hood River votó por unanimidad el miércoles por la noche para aprobar al Director de la preparatoria Hood River Valley Rich Polkinghorn para superintendente. También aprobaron la selección del director de la escuela primaria Westside, Bill Newton, como director de currículo e instrucción.

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    Conozca a Rich Polkinghorn - Superintendente entrante

     
     Newton

    Conozca a Bill Newton - Director entrante de currículo e instrucción

     

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  •      School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting
    Picture of the HRCSD Chief Financial Officer Ashburn, VA – 2020 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Hood River County School District the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). This is the third year in a row for HRCSD to earn this prestigious award. ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. The school district earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended 2019. 
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  • 05-25-2020 - Thank you HRC Education Foundation

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  •  Families in the Park 2020 - Canceled  -  Familias en el Parque 2020-Cancelado

     

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  • 05-21-2020 - Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year!

     

     Getchis Congratulations to Wy’East Middle School STEM Teacher, Patrick Getchis, for earning the Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year!  Patrick was nominated for this award by our community and was selected by diverse representatives and education leaders from our region, which is an exceptional honor. The Blue Ribbon Panel facilitated by Columbia Gorge ESD was inspired by his creative, hands-on learning experiences for students and commitment to community partnerships. The award comes with a $500 cash prize and Patrick will be entered as  a candidate for the honor or 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year which will be announced later this fall.  
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    ¡Felicitaciones al maestro de STEM de la secundaria Wy’East, Patrick Getchis, por ganar el maestro regional del año de Oregon!  

    Patrick fue nominado para este premio por nuestra comunidad y fue seleccionado por diversos representantes y líderes educativos de nuestra región, lo cual es un honor excepcional. El panel Blue Ribbon facilitado por Columbia Gorge ESD se inspiró en sus experiencias de aprendizaje creativas y prácticas para los estudiantes y su compromiso con las asociaciones comunitarias. El premio viene con un premio en efectivo de $ 500 y Patrick ingresará como candidato para el honor o Profesor del año 2021 de Oregon que se anunciará más adelante este otoño.

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  • 05-19-2020 - Distance Learning Website Updates!

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    HRCSD has updated our Distance Learning Resources for Students and Families Website!   

    Check out all of the great video and digital resources that have been developed to help our families and students navigate Distance Learning for All.  Most of the resources were already available on the website and many new resources have been added!

    https://www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/Domain/1764

    Do you need any technology support or help?  

    Please contact our Technology Helpdesk: helpdesk@hoodriver.k12.or.us or 541-387-5724


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    HRCSD ha actualizado nuestro Sitio web de recursos de aprendizaje a distancia para estudiantes y familias!   

    Vea todos los excelentes videos y recursos digitales que se han desarrollado para ayudar a nuestras familias y estudiantes a navegar el aprendizaje a distancia para todos. ¡La mayoría de los recursos ya estaban en el sitio web y muchos se han agregado!

    https://www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/Domain/1764

    ¿Necesitan algún apoyo o ayuda tecnológica? 

    Póngase en contacto con nuestro servicio de asistencia tecnológica: helpdesk@hoodriver.k12.or.us o 541-387-5724

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  • 05-18-2020 - End of School Year Information

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    05-18-2020 - Información de fin de año escolar

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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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