Dear Career Tech students and families,
We continue to receive updates about the evolving situation with school closures across the state and what that means for students trying to earn credits and to graduate. Schools remain closed through April 28th. At this time, the guidance we have been provided is that students may engage in supplemental learning activities. We realize that many students are still working on Apex courses that they began prior to the closure; however, at this time, we are not requiring students to continue or complete these courses as we do not have guidance from the state about accruing credits while schools are closed. The only classes that we will be offering are for supplemental (non-credit) learning.
What we know right now:
- Statewide summative assessments in English language arts, math and science for 11th graders is suspended.
- Essential Skills Requirement for the Oregon Diploma for the 2019-20 school year is suspended.
We are awaiting further information on graduation requirements for seniors.
Career Tech teachers have been preparing for, and will begin to offer supplementary instruction in an online format beginning Monday, April 6th. The supplementary instruction will be offered to students based on subjects in which they had enrolled before the school closure occurred. Teachers will be reaching out to students about how to participate in these courses. As these classes are now non-credit, the learning activities won’t have point-values or grades assigned to them.
We are working to help families who don’t have access to online resources or computers gain access. Spectrum is offering two free months of internet to families with K-12 students, and we have a limited number of chromebooks available for students who don’t have access to computers. For those students where online learning is not an option, we are also working to distribute class materials via mail or curbside drop off. Staff will be in touch about coordinating delivery of these materials.
As we receive additional information, we will share it with you. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and please reach out with any questions.
Please feel free to contact Rebecca Bahr, Education Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Career Tech Office at 541-351-8551 if you have any questions.