Return to School


The following communication was shared with families regarding COVID-19 changes:

Continuation of In-Person Instruction Plan

Continuation of In person instruction

UPDATED Feb. 8, 2022: Bend-La Pine Schools' Board of Directors approved an updated version of the Continuation of In-Person Instruction Plan for 2021-22.

This updates the previous plan, which had been approved in August 2021. The plan includes updated guidance on:

  • Masking - indoors, outdoors and for athletics/activities
  • Quarantine guidelines
  • Vaccinations
  • Cleaning protocols
  • Visitors and volunteer guidelines
  • and many more areas.

All published plans for the Continuation of In-Person Instruction and provisions contained therein are subject to revision and may be superseded in whole in part by federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations, executive orders, directives and guidelines.

Read the plan now:

COVID-19 Testing Information

Find a test

Individuals seeking a COVID-19 test can call 2-1-1 to find a nearby testing site or use this testing finder from Oregon Health Authority:

Find a COVID-19 Test

When to stay home: COVID-19 symptoms

Students and staff should follow Oregon Health Authority's guidance regarding symptoms of COVID-19. Go home and call your health care provider if you have:

  • cough,
  • shortness of breath,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • fever,
  • chills,
  • new loss of sense of taste or smell.

Should I Send My Child to School Today?

¿Debería mandar a mi estudiante a la escuela hoy?

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Mask?

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is forcing everyone to re-evaluate previous practices. Experts are making

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Mask?

new recommendations regarding the types of masks that provide the best protection against Omicron.

BEST – N95, KN95 and KF94

These masks are made out of a material that has an electrostatic charge and contains polypropylene fibers. They’re best at preventing tiny particles from getting into your nose and mouth.

BETTER – Surgical Mask + Cloth Mask

The next best solution is to wear a surgical mask (like the disposable blue ones) closest to the face with a cloth mask on top to ensure a tighter fit. Do not wear a surgical mask on top of another surgical mask.

GOOD – Surgical Mask Alone

These blue disposable masks are available for free at all our school offices.

POOR – Cloth Mask

Cloth masks do little to prevent tiny virus particles from getting into your nose and mouth and aren’t effective against the new Omicron variant.

More About Masks

A “face covering” is defined as a cloth, polypropylene, paper or other face covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face.

The following are not face coverings: A covering that incorporates a valve that is designed to facilitate easy exhalation, mesh masks, lace masks or other covers with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents – these items allow droplets to be released.

OHA also recommends against single layer covers (e.g., bandana, gaiter, or scarf) because they generally have limited filtration ability.

What to do if you test positive?

Isolate at home:

Stay home and stay away from others, including the people in your own household.

  • If you’re sick, isolate for 5 days from when you started feeling sick AND make sure your fever is gone for 24 hours, without the help of medicine, before being around others.
  • If you don’t have symptoms, isolate for 5 days from the day you were tested.
  • If you are sick, take care of yourself, and keep in touch with your clinic or medical provider if your symptoms get worse.

You can be around others again after 5 days, if you feel better. You should wear a mask for an additional 5 days when you are around others.

Oregon Health Authority has additional information about: