Thank you every day to all our classified staff for their support of our teachers and students!
MCSD will be closed today Friday the 19th due to poor road conditions.
Seniors – attached is the link for the Carl Troedson Scholarship. This scholarship is available only to Morrow County graduates, and numerous awards are made. Every senior should apply! *The deadline is April 1. Here’s the application - https://www.csascholars.org/troedson/
OABE is pleased to partner with MCSD to inform Spanish speaking families about these parent meeting opportunities. We believe these opportunities will add value to our Spanish speaking parent groups by providing additional support to their needs. As well as building collective efficacy amongst the group. The next scheduled parent meeting will be on February 26th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Professor Martin Davila. He is originally from Zacatecas Mexico and he is here as an exchange teacher. Currently he is working as a 4th grade DLI teacher in Canby Oregon. The theme will be, “Padres Activos en la Educación de sus hijos" Parents Actively Involved in their Children 's Education. If you have any questions please feel free to contact: Vicky Aguilar at email@example.com Antonio Ramos, firstname.lastname@example.org David Jaimes, Dje291980@gmail.com Araceli Farias, email@example.com Join Zoom Meeting https://bit.ly/cafecitofamiliaOABE
Want to recognize an amazing staff member at your school? Nominate them for a 2021 Crystal Apple Award at: https://forms.imesd.k12.or.us/crystal_apple_nomination_form. Nomination Deadline is April 2, 2021. Those eligible to win a Crystal Apple are principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. Anyone can nominate. For more information, visit the Crystal Apple page on the IMESD website at: https://www.imesd.k12.or.us/page/crystal-apple-awards
MCSD will be closed February 16th due to continued poor weather conditions.
Reminder that there isn't school Monday as we recognize President's Day. See everyone Tuesday!
Tomorrow morning it’s predicted to be 23 degrees at 8:00am. Please dress your children in their warmest coats, gloves and hats as this cold weather moves into the area. If you need help getting warm jackets, hats or gloves, please call AC Houghton Elementary School (541)922-3321 and we will get you in touch with our CARE Coordinator Rubi Cisneros. Thank you and stay warm!
Family Voice Listening Sessions The Blue Mountain Early Learning Hub will be offering a series of Family Voice Listening Sessions. Why: Parents, we need your voice to be heard. Please join us and tell us everything we don't know about your communities including what is going well and what supports are needed. Who: Families with children ages 0-8 in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties When: 6-7pm on the third Tuesday of every even month: October 20 • December 15 • February 16 • April 20 To Participate: Contact: Join us via Zoom: https://imesdmeet.zoom.us/j/97580992321 A door prize will be raffled off at each meeting so make sure to join! For more information, contact Hannah Williams, Parent Engagement Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Good morning AC Houghton Elementary families. The boiler won’t start at school this morning so we will have space heaters in each classroom. It will be cooler in the building so please remember your jacket. Thank you
Mid Columbia Busing is hiring! This is a critical need in our county to support getting as many students as possible to school. https://5il.co/p8my
Thank you to all our counseling support and the wonderful work they do each day with our students!
MCSD is hiring Title 1 teachers for the 2021-22 school year! https://5il.co/p2cs
Attention AC Houghton Elementary Families, a message was just sent with the wrong picture day information. Picture Day will be on January 25th for AC Houghton students. Students who attend onsite will have pictures taken during their school day. Online students can come to AC Houghton at 1:30pm to have their pictures taken. To order anytime before January 25th go to mylifetouch.com and enter our Picture Day ID: EVTPD4WTW Picture packet order forms have also been sent home with students.
Picture Day will be on January 25th for AC Houghton students. Students who attend onsite will have pictures taken during their school day. Online students can come to AC Houghton at 1:30pm to have their pictures taken. Enhanced cleaning, social distancing and individual classroom time slots will keep this event in compliance with our current safety protocols. To order anytime before January 25th go to mylifetouch.com and enter our Picture Day ID: EVTPD4WTW Picture packet order forms have also been sent home with students.
Thank you to our school board for their dedication and support of our schools!
Morrow County School Board will hold a work session Monday, January 11th, 7:00pm via Zoom. The purpose of the work session is evaluation of the superintendent and review of the governor's most recent COVID-19 update. If you are interested in attending please contact Cheryl Costello for the Zoom link and passcode at email@example.com
Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year!
Enjoy your break and we will see you on January 4th!
As the COVID numbers have continued to increase across the county, MCSD continues to work on plans that will allow us to keep our buildings open to the fullest extent possible. Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have adjusted the metrics for returning to in-person instruction by removing the case positivity rate for small counties like Morrow County. https://5il.co/np85 Currently we have been able to keep all our buildings open on a limited basis following the original guidelines ODE released. Beginning in January, we will have to operate under the current metrics and may have to return to Comprehensive Distance Learning unless our efforts to maintain our current status is adjusted by ODE and OHA. We are asking our community members to continue following OHA guidelines in an effort to bring our county COVID numbers back down. Please help to stop COVID-19 from spreading by wearing a face covering in public, washing your hands and covering your cough. Please stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with people who are sick.