2CJ Calendar

The 2014-2015 calendar can be found here. If you have any comments or suggestions please send them to cnichols@2cj.com.

Driftwood Student Guide and School Immunization Requirements.

In 2013, Oregon passed legislation that changes the process for claiming a nonmedical exemption to school immunization requirements. This law went into effect on March 1, 2014. More information is available at www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption.

The 2014-2015 Driftwood student guide is available by clicking here.

Job Openings

There is an immediate opening for a Special Education Assistant, a part time Custodian and a Instructional Aid. More information can be found by visiting the employment section of our website.

CARE Connections

Laurie Potts, Childhood Education and CARE Connections Director, SWOCC

It is almost summer time! Time for children to play and enjoy the beautiful area that we live in and the long days of summer! It is also a time of planning for parents – Where will my children spend their days now that school is over for the year???

If you are looking for child care – please call or email CARE Connections Child Care Resource & Referral. We maintain a listing of the child care homes and centers throughout Coos & Curry Counties. We also have information on choosing quality care for your child.

We are looking forward to serving you this summer.

Contact CARE Connections by calling 1 800 611 7555, or Coos -541 888 7957, or Curry - 541 813 1674, or emailing ccr&r@socc.edu.

July School Board Meeting

The School Board meeting for the month of July was held Monday the 14th. A Summary for the meeting can be found here.

Key Communicator/District /News

Port Orford/Langlois School District 2CJ

Key Communicator/District /News

From … Chris Nichols

August, 2014

PHS Bids Farewell to the Boiler


The Port Orford/Langlois School District Board of Directors met for their regular business meeting on Monday, August 4th at 4:00 PM at the PHS library. Coaches for fall sports were approved; Pio Figueroa, Varsity Soccer, Bob Lemerande, Varsity Cross Country, Wendy Valentine, Varsity Volleyball, and Kerry Vincent, Driftwood Volleyball. Phoebe Skinner was approved for a one year temporary assignment teaching 4th and 5th grade at Driftwood.

Chad Berry, Maintenance and Transportation Supervisor updated the board on the installation of the Mistubishi heating and cooling system installation. The process will be complete as school begins. We will no longer be using the boiler system, which will result in a considerable savings for the district in fuel costs and maintenance. Funding for the projects came from the sale of the Langlois properties along with an energy tax credit grant. Future plans also include selling the boiler to help offset the cost of the project.

Other business included continued updating of board policy, approval of the handbook revisions for Pacific High School and adopting the District goals and mission statement for the 2014-15 school year. Once the District goals are adopted, the Superintendent’s goals are reviewed and adopted to assure alignment of the district work.

There was brief discussion as the board reviewed the projected enrollment for the 2014 15 school year. The enrollment is projected at 194 for the district. Actual numbers level out in October and are tracked every month. Port Orford has a fluid population, making it hard to predict accurate numbers.

The board will hold their annual retreat locally in October. They will receive training from Oregon School Board’s Association on effective boardsmanship and how the district utilizes student data to improve teaching and learning.

The next regular business meeting will be Thursday, September 4th at 4:00 PM in the Pacific High School Library.

Physicals and Registration for District 2CJ

Registration for Pacific athletes will be held at Pacific High School August, 11,12, & 13 from 9:00-12:00 each day. Athletes will need to complete the necessary paper work and provide proof of medical insurance. Sports insurance may be purchased at the time.

Sports physicals for Pacific High School and Driftwood students will be held in the Pacific High Wellness Center on Monday, August 18th from 9:00-11:00. Monday will also be the first day of practice for all Pacific fall athletes. Driftwood sports will begin after school starts.

School registration will be Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19th and 20th for both schools. Registration hours will be from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:30 both days. All students need to register every year. Students new to the district need to have their birth certificate and immunizations. For questions you may call 541-332-2712 for Driftwood and 348-2293 for Pacific. You can also check the website at www.2cj.com.

Firewood for Sale

Firewood made from the trees that were cut down in front of Pacific High School is now available for purchase! Money raiesd will go towards a new track/soccer stadium with bleachers for PHS.

Truck Load $75 - $100 (U-Load)
Truck Load (with side rails) $150 (U-Load)
Small Trailer $100 (U-Load)
Large Trailer $150 - $(U-Load)
Truck Load $75 - $100 - 200 (U-Load)
Split Wood (4'x4'x8' stack) $150 (U-Load)

For a printable flyer, click here

School Bulletins

Driftwood Bulletin
Pacific High Bulletin

Sign Up For Flash Alert

FlashAlert® gives you access to emergency messages, and weather closure information from the Port Orford/Langlois School District via email or text message.

Signup is easy, simply click on the link below, enter your email address, select Emergency Alerts and click the Subscribe button. You will be asked to confirm your email address and create a password. Then you will go to a screen where you can manage your subscription.

http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1729

Student Insurance Information

Our school district has selected the Student lnsurance Plan from K&K lnsurance Group to make reliable coverage available to parents. lf you don't have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive "gaps" caused by deductible and co-pays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting www.StudentInsurance-KK.com.

2CJ District Surplus Items Now Online

District 2CJ is now placing public surplus items online for auction. You can view current items for sale here.

Oregon Healthy Kids/OSAA Promote Health Coverage for Student-Athletes

As you prepare for the next sports' season and school year, athletic departments have a great opportunity to let families in your community know about Healthy Kids! Youth who participate in sports are required to get a physical and have health coverage -- they are also more likely to stay in school and gain the skills that will help them succeed in adulthood.

Healthy Kids provides no-cost and low-cost health coverage for uninsured Oregon children and teens up to 19 years of age. No family makes too much money for Healthy Kids and the parent's income will determine whether a child is eligible for the no-cost or low-cost coverage option. For example, a family of four that earns as much as $67,200 a year may qualify for low-cost coverage - paying on average about $60/month to cover their kids. Coverage must renewed annually.

Healthy Kids covers all health needs, including primary care visits, dental care, vision, mental or behavioral health services, prescriptions, and sports' physicals. Youth will not be turned away due to preexisting conditions, or be put on a waiting list.

The Office of Healthy Kids is conducting extensive statewide outreach to ensure that youth and families know this program is available and, if already enrolled, remind them to renew annually. We have free materials and resources you can use to spread the word about Healthy Kids coverage, and we have community partners available to help youth and families apply for coverage across the state.

For more information about your school community, our work to reach youth and families in your area, and how you can get involved, please contact Samantha.J.Shepherd@state.or.us or call 503-269-0716.

http://www.oregonhealthykids.gov/

Become a Part of 2CJ History

Now is your chance! We are selling beautiful 3x8 black plaques engraved with gold lettering. These plaques will be permanently affixed to the new bleachers on the North side of the PHS gym.

Each plaque will cost $50.00 and include up to two lines of text. All the engraving will be done by our very own PHS FFA/Ag Dept. Purchasing one of these plaques not only supports our Vocational Education Program, the profits from this fundraiser will go towards the purchase of a set of bleachers on the South side!

There are a limited number of plaques. Don’t miss your chance to be advertise your business, remember a love one or make your family a part of our Pirate history! Samples can be seen at either Sterling Bank or Chetco Credit Union, along with order forms.

Plaques will also be sold at the home basketball games. We have a few plaques installed already if you would like to see the final product.

This fundraiser is sponsored by the Pacific High School Booster. We support our students in both athletics and academics.

Questions, please call: Nancy Jensen at 348-2473 or Deborsha Lashway at 332-0535

Join Our Network of Key Communicators

Interested in staying up-to-date on issues involving the 2CJ District? Sign up to be a key communicator and receive email communiations from the Superintendent, newsletters, and various mailings related to keeping our members informed.

Online Application for Free or Reduce Priced Meals

Delicious Red AppleApplications are now being accepted online for free and reduce priced student meals. Please follow this link to sign up.

Children in households getting SNAP (formally known as Food Stamps) or TANF and most foster children can get free meals regardless of family income. Also, children can get free price meals if household income is within the free limits on the Federal Income Guidelines.

Have Fun, Make a Difference, Get Involved!

By giving of your time and skills, there are many ways you can serve our students, and we desperately need you.

Volunteer to help in classrooms. Teachers always need help, whether it be working with students, correcting assignments, creating bulletin boards, or making copies. This is important work, and will give you a new appreciation for what happens in the classrooms.

Tutoring students before and/or after school to help those kids struggling to learn. Even though we have the highest quality staff, there are not enough of us to always provide the individual help that gives students the best chance for success. Do you have skills in reading, math, or science that you could share with the students? If you could commit to as little as an hour per week, it would help us tremendously.

If you are interested in helping shape the instructional program, and making a difference at the District level, consider joining the Site Council. In 1989, with the passage of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century, school site councils were delegated the responsibility of developing, administering, and assessing programs of school improvement. The councils are composed of teachers, classified employees, building administrators, parents of students and members from the community at large. The specific duties of our Site Council are:

The development and implementation of a plan to improve professional growth of the schools’ staff.

The improvement of the schools’ instructional programs.

The development and implementation of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century at the school sites.

Many of us are under the false belief that we aren’t welcome in the schools, that the teachers can’t use all the help they can get, and that we don’t have the skills to help our students. Everyone has the ability to contribute to our students’ educations, even if it is just attending Board meetings, sports events, or other school sponsored activities.

Let the kids know that we notice and care about them by spending time in the schools and supporting the District programs. Please share yourselves with our students – it’s a blast!

For a Volunteer Application Form and Volunteer Background Check form, click on the link on the right of this page under the heading "Become Part of Our Future".

Contact your local school, call the District Office at 541.366.2111, or email employment@2cj.com to volunteer. Thanks so much!

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