Dear Career Tech students and families,
As mentioned, we are continuing to act upon new guidance as it becomes available from the Oregon Department of Education. Because of the plausibility of longer-term school facility closures, the Department has provided updated guidance this week on providing distance learning opportunities for students during the school year.
Starting Monday, April 6th, Career Tech students will begin distance courses for credit, so that they may continue working toward graduation. This means that the supplemental learning previously planned will be modified to credit-earning courses. Students are expected to check in with teachers at assigned times, and assignments will be graded.
Career Tech teachers are preparing materials and will be reaching out this week to provide guidance on course expectations, meeting days and times, and how to access materials. Expect teachers to be reaching out to students via phone, e-mail and/or letter. It is important that students check their school email accounts regularly for important information and updates.
As you have likely guessed, there will be more information coming once we receive it, including information on graduation requirements.
In the meantime, we want to ensure that families and students are ready to engage in classes again on April 6th. We have a limited number of chromebooks for checkout for students who do not have access to a computer. Please let us know if you need to check out a chromebook, as all students are expected to be ready to actively resume classwork.
Thank you for your patience as we work through these changes together. As always, our staff are here to support you. Please reach out with questions or concerns. You can contact Education Supervisor Rebecca Bahr at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message to be returned on the Career Tech phone at 541-351-8551.