Thanks to the preparedness of our teams, and the ever improving COVID-19 health metrics for Deschutes County, we are in a position to phase in our BALANCED/hybrid model, bringing your Kindergarten, first, second and third (K-3) grade students back to the classroom beginning October 5.
Oregon Department of Education has a different health metric standard for students in K-3 to return to in-person learning versus older students. According to ODE, this is because “Younger students get the virus at lower rates, get less sick when they get COVID-19 and may spread the virus less than older children or adults. Younger students also need access to in-person instruction to build literacy and numeracy skills critical to their continued learning.”
Sept. 23 School Board Meeting, including information about school reopening plans.
Sept. 15, School Board Meeting, including decision to offer in-person education to K-3 students.