Welcome Back! It’s that time of year where we are all gearing up for the new school year. Staff have been busy with training sessions, classroom preparation and have a busy In Service Week beginning August 30th.
Parents and students have been “Back-to-School” shopping and can find information on school supplies at their school’s web page. Click link here North Marion District Homepage to navigate to your child’s school using the top bar menu.
Families are invited to a Back to School Night scheduled for August 31 starting at 5:00 and running until 6:30 pm. The 2016-2017 School Calendar has classes starting on Wednesday, September 7th with a late start time.
The year promises to be an exciting one with new math curriculum being implemented K-12 and new tech devices at the middle school and high school for students and staff. Of course, the biggest activity for the year will be around a school bond. The Board is currently reviewing the Long-Range Facility Plan that the Facilities Committee worked very hard on last year. The Board will use the plan, along with parent and community feedback, to create a building bond proposal that will go in front of the voters in May 2017.
Over the summer, the District has been Testing our water supply in all buildings for lead and other contaminants. Thus far all samples have been clean and far below Federal and State guidelines. We will continue our testing throughout the summer and school year to make sure all fountains and faucets are tested.
Fall Sports have begun at the High School and Middle School Sports are just around the corner. North Marion Youth Athletics (formerly known as PRYDE) will begin its registration and practices soon as well.
For all of us in the Husky Nation, we believe the 2016-17 school year is going to be a great one and we look forward to hearing our buildings echo with laughter and our fields filled with the exuberance of youth.
Boyd Keyser, Superintendent
a. Division 22 Standards Assurances: Superintendent Keyser said by January 15 of each year, school district superintendents are required to report to their communities the district’s standing with respect to all Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools as set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules. ODE Guidance for Division 22 standards He reported that North Marion School District is meeting all the requirements by the state in the following standards: 1) District Improvement Plan, 2) Policies on Reporting Child Abuse, 3) Diploma Requirements, 4) District Curriculum, and 5) Required Instructional Time. View report to community here. Division 22 Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 2015-16 Assurances.