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Snow Days Make Up Plan

Posted on: January 19, 2017



Dear Families,


As you are certainly aware, the school district lost instructional days to weather on December 8, 15 and 16, 2016 and January 9 and 11, 2017 and the School Board indicated their desire to make up the lost instruction time. Because a clause in the employee contract calls for the district to first consult with the labor associations, district staff worked closely with the association representative and considered a number of options. District staff and Board members also received inputs from parents and employees. The general consensus was to make up as much instruction time as possible without having to extend the student school year into the week of June 19-23.

On January 13, Board Members approved a plan that will make the February 20 Presidents Day an instructional day and make the April 7 Teacher Work Day an instructional day. Beginning February 1, 20 minutes will be added to every Wednesday for the rest of the school year. This means that on Wednesdays, our school will release students at 2:55 pm. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday schedules were not changed. Wednesday bus schedules will be adjusted so that drivers will be delivering students 20 minutes later.

Also, one day was added to the end of the school year so that classes will end on Friday, June 16 instead of Thursday, June 15. June 16 will be a traditional half-day.

The Board did not consider using the January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. day as a make-up day. Oregon law (ORS 336.010) specifically prohibits districts from holding school during that holiday.

After school activities providers such as CAP, the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, and Albany Parks and Recreation have been advised of the schedule change but if you have other after school child care arrangements please notify those persons yourself.

While winter is not over and more adverse weather is possible, I think you will agree that the above schedule revisions are the best possible solutions to a difficult situation.


Kraig Sproles.


Girls On The Run

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Girls on the Run is a program for girls in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The program includes lessons encouraging confidence and kindness, exercise and a snack at each practice. Practices will begin in March and end with a 5 k celebration at OSU in June. Practices meet two times per week in the morning. The program has a fee, but scholarships and payment plans are available. Registration forms have been given to interested girls, but more are available from Mrs. Ritchey or in the office. Registration forms must be returned by January 27th.


Girls on the Run está formando dos equipos en la escuela South Shore. Estos equipos se formarán de muchachas del tercer, cuarto y quinto grados. Empezará en marzo y se termina con el evento de 5 kilómetros en junio. Estos equipos se van a reunir en las mañanas antes de clases. Girls on the Run les enseña habilidades para la vida a través de lecciones interactivas dinámicas y juegos de correr.  El programa culmina dejando a las jóvenes preparadas física, y emocionalmente de manera que puedan celebrar el evento de 5 kilómetros.  El programa tiene un costo, pero pueden aplicar para una beca. Si está interesado en participar, por favor hable con la Sra. Ritchey, o puede pasar a la oficina para una forma de registro. Las formas de registro tienen que ser entregadas antes del 27 de enero


PTC Tonight – Club de Padres Hoy

Posted on: January 7, 2017

We would like to invite all parents to our next PTC meeting, scheduled for Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

Nos gustaría invitar a todos los padres a nuestra próxima reunión de PTC, programado para el lunes, 7 de enero a las 6:00 pm.