Nothing is more important than the health and safety of D6 families—we recognize that many are suffering significant impact from wildfires.   We also have students and families who are eager to get “back to school” and there are families at every point in between.  Beginning Monday, September 14th, instruction will resume for most students; students and families can expect communication from D6 teachers and staff to determine individual needs.  Because every D6 family may have different needs, D6 schools’ have prioritized services:

First priority

  • Outreach to D6 families to provide support for any challenges they currently face—housing, meals, clothing, healthcare, mental healthcare or other challenges.
  • D6 Express will resume to provide meals and delivery of requested supplies or other items to students and families. Please check out the new D6 Express routes. 
  • Grab and Go meals will be available at Jewett, Crater, Patrick Elementary and Central Point Elementary.
  • Childcare through the YMCA and with D6 staff at each of our elementary schools. Look over this flier (English)(Spanish) for more information.
  • Childcare through Kid-Time will be available beginning 9/21 at Crater High School.    Please use this link (English) (Spanish) to learn more.
  • Direct support of statewide efforts to fight wildfire—Scenic Middle School is serving as the Central Incident Command Post for State Fire Marshal operations in Jackson County.
  • Direct support of recovery efforts–Crater High School is serving as the Incident Command Center for an Urban Search and Rescue team.
  • Support for families throughout Jackson County who have been impacted by wildfire. We’ve offered our facilities, resources and support to children and families from outside D6 who have lost homes in regional fires.

Second priority

  • “Gently” resume live instruction, activities, Zoom calls and other instruction, K-12, with maximum flexibility. This means school staff will work with each family to provide support, including as much extra time as students need before a “return” to comprehensive distance learning.
  • “Gently” resume plans for limited in person instruction and other “in person” activities and events. Schools will initiate transportation services for in-person instruction, support or to get students access to internet.

In addition to the devastation caused by the wildfire event in Jackson County, we now have hazardous level air quality.  Plans to provide a significant portion of childcare activities and limited in person instruction outdoors, will be suspended until the air quality improves and outdoor activities are safe.

Finally, D6 staff, community, businesses and families have demonstrated incredible generosity and support for those who have lost homes, been displaced or who are actively working to fight the wildfires or on the recovery efforts.  If you would like to help with the recovery efforts, please use this link for Rogue Valley Recovers.

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