Staff and Students of 2CJ School District would like to give a BIG Thank You to our School Board members for all that they do! Thank you Rosaria Williams, David Smith, Esther Donaldson, Roger Rieber, Mary Scaffo, Sandra Anderson and Phyllis Johns, for everything that you do and all the time you dedicate to try and better the Port Orford-Langlois School District!
The PHS Woodshop is currently raffling off a one-person strip canoe that they have built. The Canoe is 12 feet long and only weighs 20 pounds. Students are selling raffle tickets for $5 each or five for $20. The raffle will be drawn at the Homecoming Basketball game in February 2015.
A Night Custodian position has recently opened. More information can be found here.
The district is in need of substitutes for many positions! Please go to our employment section for more information.
Oregon Department of Education has released school report cards. Below you can find how our schools are doing.
Board Approves Revised Parent-Teacher Conference Dates
On Monday, January 5, 2015, the Port Orford/Langlois School Board met for their regular monthly business meeting. The highlight of the meeting was the presentation by Pacific High School Principal, Krista Nieraeth, regarding the progress and process of preparing for the accreditation visit coming up this spring. The accreditation is done through Advanc-ED, an organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Pacific High School has chosen to participate in the process as a way to ensure that the quality of education for our students is in line with research-based practices that promote high student achievement. Pacific has been accredited for some time. The second part of Ms. Nieraeth’s presentation was regarding the Smarter Balance tests that our students will be taking this year. The format of the test is different and it has classroom components that need to be completed prior to the actual test taking on the computers. The test window comes later in the year than before and students will get one attempt. Staff will be receiving additional training on the logistics of test taking to assist with student preparation.
The board also discussed the process of evaluating the superintendent. They will schedule a workshop to plan the process and the timing of the evaluation.
Superintendent Nichols and Board Chair Phyllis Johns will travel to Salem in February to participate in the “Educators in Salem” activity. They will meet with legislators representing small rural schools in Oregon. They will be able to share stories from Port Orford to show the success and rigor of small districts.
The board accepted the recommendation of staff to move the Parent/Teacher Conferences from April to March. The staff wants to be able to communicate with parents earlier in an attempt to have students complete the year successfully and not be scrambling at the end. The new conference dates are March 18th and 19th. Elementary teachers will make appointments, as always, and the high school and middle school will have arena conferencing located at the high school. The district will be sending information home to parents so they can plan accordingly. If you have questions please call the office where your child attends school.
There will be a special board meeting before January 15th to facilitate the Division 22 Annual report to the board and community. Every district is to report to the Department of Education, the school board and the community on the district’s status on meeting the requirements of the Division 22 Standards for Elementary and Secondary education for schools in Oregon. There are 55 areas and /or programs defined in this rule ranging from hours of instructional time, to reporting protocols to diploma requirements. I am pleased to report that the Port Orford/Langlois School District is in compliance with all of the areas defined in OAR 581-22-1610. We are fortunate to be able to continue the level and quality of our programs and service with the continued challenge of funding.
The next regular school board meeting will be Monday, February 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM in the Pacific High School library.
The 2014-2015 calendar can be found here. If you have any comments or suggestions please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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District 2CJ is now placing public surplus items online for auction. You can view current items for sale here.
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Applications 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.
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!
Contact your local school, call the District Office at 541.366.2111, or email email@example.com to volunteer. Thanks so much!