Coos Bay, OR 97420
|Office Hours:||8:00am – 4:30pm|
|Thank you for visiting our website. Coos Bay Public Schools are dedicated to the success of every child.
Our work continues to be focused on student achievement and that focus is sharper as we engage in the achievement compact process. We know the power of education to transform lives and we are committed to making certain it does so in Coos Bay.
(To go to the Superintendent’s web page and complete message, click here.)
Operation Backpack-Shoebox is a program that helps provide needy children backpacks, school supplies, clothing and hygiene products. If you are interested in helping with the program a list of needed items can be found at the link at the bottom of the article.
The district also accepts donations for the program, checks be written with ‘Operation Backpack” in the memo line. Donations are tax deductible.
Donated items can be delivered to Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (541) 267-3104 with questions.
Maslow Project of Coos County:
Maslow Project is a goal-oriented resource center serving homeless youth, ages 0 through 22. We are located at 740 S. 2nd Street in Coos Bay, Oregon. We provide basic needs, as well as on-site access to a variety of services from community partners. Maslow Project helps youth establish educational, employment, and personal development goals while providing wrap-around case-management services to assist youth in attaining those goals.
Maslow Project’s mission is to offer every homeless child and youth the probability of success and the opportunity for a better life. We do this by providing resources for basic needs, removing barriers to education and employment, and fostering self-sufficiency in a collaborative and empowering environment.
Hours: Monday – Friday 2:00PM to 6:00PM Phone: (541) 297-4448
Welcome to Coos Bay School District
The mission of the Coos Bay School District is to provide quality education that nurtures curiosity, honors diversity and empowers all students to succeed in a dynamic, global community.
The District is located on the South Central Oregon Coast in Coos County and has approximately 3,100 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. We have two K-3 primary schools, two intermediate schools for 4th through 7th graders and Marshfield High School serving students grades 8 through 12. The Harding Learning Center provides several alternative schooling options.
Upcoming District Events
|May 27||Memorial Day Holiday
|May 29||CBEA Negotiations – see link below for updates
4:00 PM @ Milner Crest Education Center
|June 6||Harding Learning Center Graduation
5:00 PM Resource Link
7:00 PM Destinations
|June 8||Marshfield High School Graduation
7:00 PM @ Marshfield High School Main Gym
|June 17||Regular School Board Meeting – note change in date
6:00 PM @ Milner Crest Education Center
5:30 PM Executive Session
Coos Bay Budget Committee Approves Balanced Budget with Full Day-Kindergarten
The Budget Committee of the Coos Bay School District on Wednesday unanimously approved a balanced budget for 2013-2014 that includes funding for full-day kindergarten. Because the District will also have more revenue from the state next year, the budget maintains funding and staffing levels at the District’s schools, with increases in many areas.
The Budget Committee discussed the costs and benefits of moving to full-day kindergarten next year. “The Budget Committee, especially the representatives of the community, did exactly what they are supposed to do: they asked hard questions and sought clear answers,” said School Board Chairman James Martin. “They wanted to know whether investing money now in all-day kindergarten makes sense in light of all the needs within the District.”
Superintendent Dawn Granger, the District’s elementary school principals, and members of the elementary staff all shared their reasons for supporting an immediate shift to full-day kindergarten. As Superintendent Granger explains: “On the south coast we know that our children’s education is of primary importance. We also know that many of our kindergarteners enter school behind their peers. Nevertheless we want all of them to graduate high school prepared for success in career and life. Kindergarten is the beginning of it all. It is a time where children learn to learn. There is more time for teacher-directed learning, small group work, and interventions for those who need it and for exploration activities.” The District has also looked at research showing that children enrolled in full-day programs have higher gains in reading than children in half-day programs, and full-day programs have long term benefits as demonstrated by higher achievement in later grades in both math and reading. “The fact that we can offer this program a full two years ahead of the state without charging tuition is a profound statement about the focus of our district and Board on creating excellence in education for all,” says Granger.
In response to a question about whether kindergarten students are ready for a full day, Superintendent Granger explained that the schools will be happy to work with families with concerns about the length of the day to identify the portion of the kindergarten program that best fits their child.
Even with all-day kindergarten in the budget, the District will have a larger contingency reserve next year than this year. Business Manager Rod Danielson explained that the District would have a larger-than-expected carry-over from this year’s budget due to an adjustment by the State to last year’s funding. The Budget Committee used a portion of this money to increase funding for library books throughout the District and placed the remainder into its contingency reserve.
The Coos Bay School District would like to thank the community members who, together with the School Board, form the Budget Committee. These seven individuals volunteer their time to review the budget and provide a direct voice for the public in the budget process: Budget Committee Chairman Rick Cooper, Ken Labrousse, Rob Miles, Sue Nowlin, Steve Schneiderman, Debi Springsteen and Kelly Thompson-Poore.
Kindergarten Pre-Registration for 2013-14 School Year
It’s time to pre-register your kindergarten student for 2013-14 school year ! Blossom Gulch and Madison Elementary Schools will be holding kindergarten pre-registration on May 16th. During pre-registration, you’ll have an opportunity to visit a classroom, meet staff, submit paperwork and learn about the kindergarten routine.
If you have a student who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2013, please come by the school to pre-register them. There is a link to the registration packet below. You can either print it yourself and bring the paperwork already filled out or pick up a packet at the school.
You will also need to provide a copy of proof of birthdate and an up-dated immunization record. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc. Immunization requirements are included in the packet.
Blossom Gulch is scheduled from 4:30 – 6:30 PM and is located at 333 S 10th St in Coos Bay.
Madison is scheduled from 9:00 – 10:00 AM and is located at 400 Madison St in Empire.
If you are unsure which school your student will be attending, refer to the zone map at the attached link to see which school zone you live in.
Beginning this fall, all kindergarten children will participate in the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment, which will provide parents and teachers with an understanding of what areas these children need additional help. For more information about the assessment, please visit the following website: http://oregonearlylearning.com/kindergarten-assessment/
For more information, please contact the schools offices.
* Blossom Gulch – 541-267-1340
* Madison – 541-888-1218.
CBPS Bargaining Information
Click here to link to the Coos Bay Public Schools Bargaining website. The School Board has entered into negotiations with Coos Bay Educators Association (CBEA) and information will be posted at this link to update the staff and community on the progress of negotiations.
Also posted at this link are the Bargaining Goals for Coos Bay School District that were adopted by the School Board and information on negotiations between the School Board and Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) Chapter 33 for classified staff.
2012-2013 Registration Information
Click on the link below for information concerning 2012-2013 school start & stop times, supply lists, team practices, the District’s food service program, immunization requirements, school fees and athletics information.
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The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation
The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to promote programs in arts, academics, activities, and athletics to benefit the students of the Coos Bay School District. Click here to find out about funded programs and how you can make a difference with a donation.
District Weather Stations
You can now view live weather feeds from Marshfield High School, Millicoma School and Sunset School.
For more details and information, go to http://weather.cbd9.net.