Driftwood gets a makeover!

Driftwood looks great! Thank you everyone that put in the hard work to make the school look great!

Substitutes needed!

The district is in need of Substitutes for many positions! Please read this for more information.

Oregon Department of Education Report Cards

Oregon Department of Education has released school report cards. Below you can find how our schools are doing.

School and District report cards for Oregon

Port Orford-Langlois 2CJ report card

Pacific High School

Driftwood

Dinner and a Survey

Please join us October 29th, 2014 from 5:30 - 7pm at Pacific High School For Dinner and a survey.

Dinner: $5 for adults and students in grades 6-12

$3 for students in grades k-5

$15 for Families of 4

Free for Kids 5 and Under.

More information can be found here.

Meet the newest staff members!

Want to know who the new staff members are this year? Visit the Personnel Directory to learn more about them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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