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Pilot Rock School District is located approximately 15 miles south of Pendleton in Umatilla County near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains. The District is comprised of two buildings - an elementary building serving students in grades K-6 and a Junior/Senior High School for students in grades 7-12. Approximately 375 students are enrolled in the District.

The original senior high school was built in 1919 and now mainly serves junior high school students. A senior high school was built in 1955 and a connecting ramp between the two buildings was constructed in 1981. The current elementary building was opened in 1948 with an addition in 1962.

The Pilot Rock staff is proud of the excellent education that it offers its students. The community is very supportive of its schools through volunteer activities, donations, and attendance at school events. It's great to be a Rocket!

Nominations for 2017 Crystal Apple Awards Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are now open. These awards recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of students.

Those eligible are employees in any of the InterMountain Education Service District's (IMESD) 18 component school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff.

Information and the nomination form are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2017.

Nominations are also being accepted for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes one outstanding administrator (Superintendent, Principal, Vice Principal) each year.

Information and the nomination form for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2017.

More information on the Crystal Apple Awards program is available here.

 

Student Transportation Services RFP

Sealed proposals will be received by the Pilot Rock School District, PO Box BB, Pilot Rock, OR 97868, until 4:00PM PST, to furnish student transportation services as described in the specifications on file at the District Office.  All interested persons are entitled to attend the opening.

Request for Proposals for Student Transportation Services (PDF)

Addendum A (PDF)

Snow Closures: Two-Hour Delays

As everyone knows, this has been an extremely harsh winter, which has played havoc with school schedules. As of today (1-24-17), Pilot Rock schools have been closed five days this winter due to inclement weather. Fortunately, the District has enough days scheduled that no make-up days are required at this time as the District is still above the required minimum number of instructional hours as dictated by state law.

Until now, Pilot Rock School District has not employed a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather. This has been done in the past and, for a variety of reasons, it did not work well. However, because of the nature of this winter and the number of instructional hours we have already lost, we will once again implement the possibility of a two-hour school delay.

Should a two-hour delay be called, please have your students arrive at school or their bus stop exactly two hours later than normal. For example, if your student is typically picked up at their bus stop at 6:30, they would be picked up at 8:30 on a two-hour delay. On these days, school buildings would open exactly two hours later than normal. On two-hour delays, no breakfast will be served at the school.

Please also understand that there may be times when a two-hour delay is called initially, but may be changed to a full closure if conditions allow. It is our goal to have school open as much as possible, but only if it is safe to do so. Our number one responsibility is student safety and we will always make that our top priority.

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Public Invited to ODE Feedback Session -- POSTPONED due to weather

School district administrators and staff, students, parents and community members from across eastern Oregon are invited to attend a community feedback session about education in Oregon on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM at Washington Elementary School in Pendleton, located at 1205 SE Byers Avenue. The event is FREE and open to the public.

This event is part of a series of feedback sessions being organized by the Oregon Department of Education across the state for people to give input on Oregon’s State Plan to improve student learning and determine how we can best support our schools to meet the needs of each and every student. ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act) will be discussed. According to the ODE information, “ESSA provides all states and schools in the country with a chance to be innovative, and to strengthen our public education system by providing teachers with more support and districts with more flexibility to address the unique needs facing their communities.”

The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about ESSA, contribute to a discussion on the factors supporting student success and get questions answered by state education leaders.

For more information about ESSA, visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/ESSA.

Information for Parents about School Delays/ Closures

With the arrival of winter weather, we would like to remind parents/families about our district policy. If school is delayed or closed, the information is posted by 6:00 AM on:

  • District Website
  • Automated calling system
  • Regional media outlets (newspaper online, radio, Portland & Tri-Cities tv stations)

If no notice is posted, school is running on regular schedule.

The location with the most accurate information to confirm a delay/closure is on the district website. On occasion, media inaccurately reports school delay/closure information.

If schools must close early, notification is given using the same method. If you have questions about the delay/closure policy, please call the District Office or your child’s school.

Thank you.