Like everyone, Morrow County School District was disappointed to hear that Governor Kate Brown has placed a new mask mandate on Oregon public schools after announcing in June that we would all have local control of COVID-19 protocols. While Morrow County COVID-19 rates have returned to the numbers we were seeing last fall, we feel that we have safety protocols in place that would allow our schools to operate safely in-person. We understand and share the frustrations of our families and ask everyone to understand that school boards and administrators have little room to defy this order without risking daily fines imposed on the district and risks of sanctions on the licenses of our teachers and administrators. What can families and community members do to help advocate for a return to local control? Contacting your state representatives and the Governor’s office through the complaint link is a start. https://www.oregon.gov/gov/pages/share-your-opinion.aspx It is important that we work together in returning local control to the school district. As we continue to navigate state updates, MCSD will remain committed to providing full-day, everyday education programs for all of our students to include in-person and virtual options.
about 9 hours ago, Marie Shimer
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MCSD will continue with our current plan of optional mask use at our summer programs UNTIL OHA/ODE finalize their rule around K-12 mask use. https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=64174 MCSD is committed to keeping our school buildings open to full-time, in-person learning this school year.
5 days ago, Marie Shimer
update
August Jumpstart starts in 1 week!
8 days ago, Marie Shimer
Reminder
We would like to share with families and the public that Morrow County School District expects to fully reopen schools to full-day, in-person learning this fall. We maintain those expectations through guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and its Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year. Currently we anticipate that we will be able to return to school with the optional use of face coverings by students and staff as well as full use of our bussing system. For families that have found online or school at home works better for them, we will continue to provide this opportunity through our online school at MEC. There are always many details to opening school in the fall, and this year those details will include things like COVID-19 safety measures. We of course will continue to partner with public health officials and plan to keep families updated as we finalize those details as we move into August.
16 days ago, Marie Shimer
Update
Don't forget to schedule your Well Care appointments - these cover the required sports physicals!
30 days ago, Marie Shimer
Well Care
Well Care Spanish
We still have a lot of job opportunities across the district! Check out our job postings today at https://www.morrow.k12.or.us/page/employment
about 1 month ago, Marie Shimer
jobs
MCSD Virtual Program
about 1 month ago, Marie Shimer
MEC
Congratulations to our Heppner Mustangs as they compete in playoffs and district tournaments this week. Heppner Basketball plays at Riverside High tonight, June 15th, against the Union Bobcats in BMC Playoffs. Girls start at 5pm followed by Boys at 6:30. LIVE feed available at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/riverside-high-school-boardman-or/gamccd6088bfb Heppner Wrestling travels to Culver Thursday, June 17th for their District Tournament. Best of luck! GO Mustangs!!
about 2 months ago, Stephanni McAninch
mustang
Summer Meal times and locations are now available for families. Lunch service will begin June 14th. https://5il.co/tyog
about 2 months ago, Marie Shimer
summer meals
It is time to start returning any technology that was checked out to students / families. This includes Chromebooks and hotspots for the summer.
2 months ago, Marie Shimer
Chromebook checkout
Student's last day of school is June 10th - stay tuned for details on summer school programs.
2 months ago, Marie Shimer
last day
Another great summer opportunity for MCSD high school students! Learn how to drive a forklift through a virtual reality simulator at the BMCC Workforce Training Center.
2 months ago, Marie Shimer
Forklift
Congratulations to the class of 2021! Please see each high school's website for graduation ceremony details.
2 months ago, Marie Shimer
Graduation
Softball Skills Camp coming soon! Click link below for information and how to register. https://5il.co/tccv
2 months ago, Stephanni McAninch
softball
Photos of the 'Spring Fling' event sponsored by Heppner High parents can be found at https://damonbrosnan.smugmug.com/2021-Not-Prom Note: This event was not school-sponsored and occurred off school grounds.
2 months ago, Stephanni McAninch
In honor of the men and women who have died while serving in the military.
2 months ago, Marie Shimer
Memorial Day
Red Cross Lifeguard Training - 15 years and older. Free for MCSD students!
2 months ago, Marie Shimer
lifeguard training
Opportunities for students 12 years and older to start getting their COVID-19 vaccines through Morrow County Health Department.
2 months ago, Marie Shimer
Student Vaccine
We have lots of great jobs - both licensed and classified! All with great benefits! https://www.morrow.k12.or.us/page/employment
3 months ago, Marie Shimer
Jobs
MCSD has the best teachers!
3 months ago, Marie Shimer
Teacher appreciation