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​ Superintendent Coronavirus Update - March 26, 2020
​ Superintendent Coronavirus Update - March 26, 2020
Steve Staniak
Friday, April 03, 2020

Coronavirus Update

March 26, 2020

As you know, all Oregon schools have been closed through April 28 by Oregon Governor Kate
Brown in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. In her executive order closing the schools,
Governor Brown indicated that closure could end before April 28 or be extended, based on the
spread of coronavirus in the state.

Pilot Rock School District, like other schools throughout the state, will continue to offer limited
services to our students and families during the shutdown. Specifically, these services include
school meals and supplemental learning materials for our students.

Meal Service During Shutdown

Since the school shutdown began, Pilot Rock School District has offered daily meal service for
our students. We have been offering "give and go" school breakfasts and lunches each school
day between 8 and 10 o'clock at the back door of the elementary school kitchen. These meals
also have been made available during Spring Break and will continue to be served throughout
the school shutdown period. For parents who have transportation issues, district staff have
been making home deliveries of meals. To request meal delivery, please contact District
Secretary Michelle Hoeft at michelle.hoeft@pilotrocksd.org or (541) 443-8291.


Supplemental Learning Materials

Beginning Tuesday, March 31, supplemental learning materials will be available for pick-up at
both schools. These learning materials are optional and are designed to provide review of
previously-learned concepts. These supplemental materials will be in the form of one-week
learning packets that will be available for pick up at the entrances of both schools between 8
and 10 o'clock.
It is important to stress that these materials are optional and will not be collected by the
school. The packets will not be graded. The object of these learning packets is to provide
materials to students and their parents for home study. We are hopeful that these materials
will promote student engagement in the learning process even though the packets will be
ungraded and not to be used for credit.

These are unprecedented times. Employees of Pilot Rock School District, like all educators in
the state, have been working hard to provide services for its students and families. We
appreciate your support and understanding as we deal with all of the issues that have been
raised by the coronavirus outbreak. In trying times such as these, it is critical that we all treat
each other with kindness and generosity. We will get through this by sticking together and
showing grace to one another. Please do all you can to stay safe and healthy during the school
shutdown and beyond.

Steve Staniak
Superintendent