WELCOME TO

Reedsport

School

District

REEDSPORT, OREGON

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School Board Meeting

Next meeting:

Wed., June 12, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. 

 

2023-2024 Board Calendar

Attend our board meetings in-person at the District Office (100 Ranch Road) or join us virtually.

→ Click here to attend the board meeting virtually.

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DISTRICT HAPPENINGS

Prioritizing Education

The Salem-Keizer Public Schools Board of Directors issued this statement. Statewide community members are invited to add their names in support  HERE.

Survey – Your voice matters, and we want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our family engagement survey. The survey is anonymous. The answers provided will help our school district plan future goals and activities. Thank YOU!
Click here to take the survey.

Safety

In collaboration with local law enforcement, Reedsport School District will periodically deploy drug detection dogs on district property. Learn more here.

FlashAlert - School closure information due to weather, etc.

Click here for updates: https://www.flashalert.net/id/ReedsportSD

SURPLUS SALE Information

Come shop for treasures! Click here for details.

Summer meals for children will be provided. Click here for the schedule and pick-up locations.

Se proporcionarán comidas de verano para los niños. Haga clic aquí para conocer el horario y los lugares de recogida.

Highland Elementary School (Grades K-6)
Principal Russell: 541-271-3616 ex 302
lisa.russell@reedsport.k12.or.us

Reedsport Community Charter School (Grades 7 -12)
Office Manager Sheri Wall: 541-271-2141 ext. 502
Principal Uhling: juhling@reedsport.k12.or.us

District Quick Links

What's happening - Questions, Comments Concerns

April 10, 2024

MEMO: Helpful tips for individuals wanting to make complaints about the Reedsport School District.

To help people get answers fast, the following steps should be followed.

STEPS

  1. Talk directly to the staff person most closely involved with the matter; usually this is a teacher. They can give the quickest responses to the issues.
  2. IF you do not feel that the matter has been treated correctly by that first staff member OR you feel that the matter is taking too long to get answered, then go speak with the principal in that building. If you are making a complaint, either write it down on the complaint form or the principal can write it on the complaint form for you.  Once the complaint form is filled out, the principal must respond to you IN WRITING within 10 working days.  This can be an email but the answer must be written out for you.
  3. IF you still feel that the matter has not been dealt with correctly OR you feel that the matter is taking too long to get answered, then go speak with the district superintendent. Bring a copy of the complaint and the written response with you.  The superintendent will review the complaint with you and is also required to respond to you in writing in 10 business days or less.
  4. IF after that, the issue is still not resolved to your expectation, the school board may address your complaint at their next regular meeting. The board has 20 business days to respond if it goes that far.

EXTRA THINGS TO KNOW

Reedsport School District does NOT monitor social media other than our school district Facebook page and that page is only monitored on occasion.  If you write a complaint in places we don’t monitor then we will not know and can not help.

You should trust your student when they bring matters to you but our experience has taught us that it is often helpful to verify any issues they bring to you.  STEP 1 allows this to happen.

Any patron always has the right to call Oregon Department of Education (ODE) if they wish to complain.  In fairness to you, the district is aware that this slows down the process of getting complaints answered quickly or effectively.  The reason this slows down the complaint process is because ODE calls us and notifies us about the complaint. They do not take action and the complaints still come back to the district to solve (and we have to begin at Step 1 of the above process).  ODE communication is usually delayed several days compared to speaking directly with the staff most closely involved in the matter.  After communicating with What’s Happening Reedsport site admin about this, we are sharing the above steps with you.  This information can be found in more detail at:

https://www.reedsport.k12.or.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/KL-Public-Complaints.pdf

In a few instances, some complaints are an issue of a person not being happy about a rule or law that the school must follow.  ODE does not make laws and doesn’t change laws.  If a complaint is because of something the school district is not allowed to change, then people should contact their local legislators.

For the Reedsport School District, the local legislators are:

House of Representatives Boomer Wright

900 Court St NE, H-476, Salem, OR, 97301

503-986-1409

Rep.BoomerWright@oregonlegislature.gov

Senator Dick Anderson

900 Court St NE, Room S-303, Salem, OR, 97301

503-986-1705

Sen.DickAnderson@oregonlegislature.gov

We hope that this information helps you get issues resolved as quickly and effectively as possible.

Respectfully,

Carey Jones,                                                    School Board Chairman     

Jon Zwemke, School District Superintendent

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Our Vision:

Empowering individuals to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.”

Our Mission:

“We are an inclusive community, with heart, empowering all who enter our doors.”

Reedsport School District 105

Business Office

100 Ranch Road

Reedsport, OR 97467

PH: 541-271-3656

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Office Hours

Mon-Fri

8:00am-4:30pm

District Schools

Reedsport Community Charter School

Highland Elementary School

Our school district serves the communities of Reedsport, Winchester Bay, Gardiner and surrounding rural areas. We have a proud tradition of excellence in our two small schools. We encourage you to take some time and become familiar with this site. We hope you will use it often to gain information about our schools. As you read about us, you will learn more about our commitment to providing our students the opportunities to excel academically, socially and personally.

Jon Zwemke, Superintendent

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: Filing a Program Complaint as a USDA Customer webpage, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 Complaint form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.