It’s a beautiful time of year in Coos Bay. Please be careful out there as it’s darker as our buses and children are making their way to and from school.
FACILITIES OUTREACH COMMITTEE – Our Facilities Outreach Group has been actively seeking direction from our community regarding the future of our schools. Over two years of surveys and conversations culminate in a Board presentation on November 17th at 6:00 PM. If you have been a part of this work either by attending meetings or completing surveys, thank you. We need the voice and involvement of our school community to guide us.
VOLUNTEER - If you have not been to a volunteer training, you can still help out at your school of choice. In our k-3 schools we hold monthly volunteer cafes to connect volunteers with teachers. Blossom Gulch has these cafés on the 1st Monday of each month and Madison holds them the 2nd Thursday of each month. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome. You can start your volunteer journey by filling out the online application at http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers . We need our parents and community as partners to make certain each of our children receive the best education we can offer. There are all kinds of activities and programs where volunteers can help. If your school of choice is a 4-7 or high school, please call the school office and they will connect you to educators seeking partners. The Volunteer Handbook is available for review at www.cbd9.net under Parents & Community/Policies and Handbooks.
ACTIVITIES – As the days grow shorter it seems that we on the coast try to pack more into each one of them. That is certainly evident in our school and extracurricular activities this time of year. If you want to be in the loop to hear about the schedules for curriculum nights, athletics, student performances, parent conferences and family nights, you can read your school’s newsletter, check the school website at www.cbd9.net under Schools or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CoosBaySchoolDistrict
EMERGENCY CLOSURE CONTACT INFORMATION – Coos Bay Schools are preparing for our wonderful coastal winter season. Part of this preparation is related to an area where we have been working on improvement for some time – communication. Every year at this time we remind parents and families that our unpredictable weather could result in school closures. We use our automated calling system and FlashAlert to communicate with you whenever this happens. We also contact local media who are kind enough to broadcast the information. In order for us to contact you, please be sure to notify the school office if you have changes to your contact information. To subscribe to FlashAlert, go to http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1374
We are excited to see how much learning is taking place in and outside our classrooms. Your children are busy with challenging curriculum, engaging activities that reinforce learning, and regular targeted instruction to assure they are learning to the best of their ability. Our staff are dedicated to the success of each child and we work together in partnership with one another, with you and with our community to assure that we have Learning for All – Whatever it Takes.
As always, I am at your service. It is my goal to make this a successful and positive school year for you and your student(s). If you have needs, questions, kudos, comments or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you in our schools,
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