As many of you know, on Friday Governor Brown made an announcement calling for at least a two-week “freeze” for Oregon, beginning Wednesday, November 18, and extending through Wednesday, December 2. With the spread of COVID-19 at an all-time high, the plan calls for new restrictions on public spaces and venues, limits for private gatherings, and quarantines for travelers.
Governor Brown did not mention closing schools in her restrictions, nor have the ODE guidance and metrics changed. However, there are implications for Bend-La Pine Schools students, families, and staff, as we try to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Below is an overview of the how we plan to operate during the state’s freeze:
Grab and Go Meals will continue as scheduled. Additionally, seven school sites will host special Holiday Brown Bag pick-ups on Monday, Nov. 23.
One of the key messages from the Oregon Health Authority was that the biggest factor in the spread is social gatherings. Please, let’s all do our part to slow the spread so we can get our students back to school.
Superintendent, Bend-La Pine Schools