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.
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.
ASPIRE and GEAR UP Programs Making a Difference.
On Monday, February 2nd, the Port Orford/Langlois School Board met for a work session followed by the regular monthly board meeting. During the work session, the board and superintendent reviewed the procedure for the yearly evaluation process of the superintendent. The board will meet in executive session on February 18th to discuss and tabulate the results. Results will be presented at the March meeting, where the board will take input from the public.
During the regular board meeting the results of the district’s annual financial audit was presented by Joe Colo, CPA for Hough, MacAdam, Wartnik, Fisher and Gorman of Coos Bay. Mr. Colo commented on the progress the district has made in their policies and procedures since taking back the financial duties from the South Coast Educational Service District (ESD). The district has no debt and is functioning well within their designated budget. The district has met all of the legal and financial regulations of the state.
Other news included a report on the GEAR UP and ASPIRE Programs. ASPIRE has 42 students enrolled with only six mentors. ASPIRE receives a $1500 grant each year to support the program, with an additional grant of $500 to sponsor college campus visits. Students and parents get help with completing the necessary paperwork for college applications, as well as applications for college scholarships. Fifty six percent of Pacific High School students completed the OSAC scholarship application compared to the state average of eleven percent. The GEAR UP program has also provided support for college bound student activities and post-secondary training programs. In addition, the weekly after-school tutoring programs, technology in the classrooms, and the hiring of a post- secondary advisor have been a real boost for PHS students as they plan for the future.
Other business included adopting board policies, review of the upcoming trip to the legislature to advocate for education funding, and reports from district departments. The next regular board meeting is 4:00 PM, Monday, March 2nd at Pacific High School. For more information, go to www.2cj.com.
The 2014-2015 calendar can be found here. If you have any comments or suggestions please send them to email@example.com.
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.
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.
District 2CJ is now placing public surplus items online for auction. You can view current items for sale here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Thanks so much!