Governor Kate Brown announced that students will not return to school campuses this school year. We want to reaffirm that while campuses may be closed, education continues. We are here to serve you.
The “Save Lives, Stay Home” order is working. To defeat this pandemic and keep our communities as safe as we can, we must remain vigilant and committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19. That means our school buildings have to stay closed through the end of the academic year.
We acknowledge that distance learning creates hardships for many students, families, and educators – not to mention the stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19 that we are all balancing. Although we will not physically reconvene again this school year, we want you to know that we are working hard to provide distance learning for each and every student despite the challenges we are all facing during this unprecedented public health crisis. Thank you for your grace and partnership with our educators. Everyday we are celebrating new wins, learning new skills, and getting better at connecting with your family.
Our district will continue to provide nutrition and healthcare resource information to students during the building closure. All of our resources can be found on this webpage: https://corbett.k12.or.us/covid-19-resources/parent-resources/.
We also know that building closures mean that our students will experience things differently over the next two and half months – proms, field trips, graduation and award ceremonies, and simple classroom activities that shape lives will look and be experienced differently. We are working hard to reimagine and provide these experiences for our students to ensure that students have the opportunity for connections, belonging, and optimism. Our student leaders are participating in these planning and reimagining efforts and their creativity and resiliency are commendable in this time of challenge and uncertainty. We will share plans for these experiences when they are available.
We know that we are dealing with a never-seen-before health crisis that challenges us all – as parents, educators, caregivers, social workers – to lead in the face of uncertainty and deliver education in new ways. I believe that if families, community partners, and schools work together, we will emerge as a stronger public school system.
Many thanks to you all, Dr. Randy Trani, Superintendent