August 12, 2020
Union School District community,
Union School District is proud to announce that the Oregon Department of Education created an exception to the Ready Schools Safe Learners guidance that positively impacts our districts ability to open for on-site learning Kindergarten through 12th grade. Union County currently has a 5% or less test positivity for COVID-19 as well as less than 30 case count per 100,000 population. This allows us to open as long as these numbers continue to stay below these thresholds as we move into the fall.
As of today, August 12th, Union School District plans to open for on-site instruction for all students August 31st.
Students will be in grade level cohorts at a minimum and for most of the education time grade levels will be divided into smaller cohorts inside their grade levels.
Schedules for the daily activities are being ironed out at this time and we will publish this as teachers and staff return to the buildings next week.
Ultimately, this is exciting news that we will be open to on-site instruction for every student every day. However, this will not be the same style of education that we left last March. We will have social distancing requirements and a number of safety protocols such as face coverings for all students and staff. These will feel very different but keep all of our students and staff as safe as possible.
As a reminder, if you or your family would like a fully at home option we can provide that for you. Please contact the school office if you are interested in this fully at home educational option.
Thank you for your patience with us as we continue to shift with changing requirements.
Please stay tuned to the website for the most recent updates.
High School Principal