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Summer Lunch Program Receives Accolades from ODE

On Thursday, Chris Bosak, from the Oregon Department of Education came to Port Orford to evaluate our summer lunch program. Since this program falls under all of the same guidelines that the school year program does and is funded through grants, we are obligated to follow all of those guidelines.

Good News! We passed with flying colors. Rhonda Gore and Cindy Rogers have done a wonderful job this summer providing quality, healthy lunches four days a week for six weeks, which is what our grant is for. The average serving count per day was 15. We served children of any age, FREE, and adults for $3.25 per day. We also prepare meals for “Meals on Wheels” on all of those days and throughout the school year when we are in session.

The meals consist of an entree such as ravioli, burgers, chicken strips, burritos and many others as well as a salad bar that includes fresh lettuce from our gardens, raw vegetables, two fruits and milk. We are glad to be able to offer meals for the majority of the summer and hope to serve more students in the future.

As a side note we also open the library on all lunch days so students can have access to the computers for learning games and to read. The last day for lunch, the library, and the mural painting project will be Thursday, July 24th. We will resume serving breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.

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.

2CJ Calendar

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

Key Communicator/District /News

Port Orford/Langlois School District 2CJ

Key Communicator/District /News

From … Chris Nichols

District Update, April 2014


The Pacific High School track teams are making a name for themselves. We are approaching the mid-way of our season and the Pirate teams have a number of students in the top 10 rankings for 1A schools in Oregon. The teams have been very successful in recent invitational meets and hope to continue growing as they prepare for the district and state track meets. The Eagles of Driftwood have an additional coach this year and has grown in numbers. They are competitive and are also looking forward to a successful showing at pre-district and district.

The 2CJ School Board met for its regular board meeting on Monday, April 14th. They accepted the resignation of the girls’ basketball coach, and approved Mr. Van Dam as the assistant Driftwood track coach. The Board traveled up to the music room and was entertained by the PHS Ensemble class. They performed three numbers and invited the board and the community to the Spring Concert that will be held on May 20th at 7:00 PM in the PHS gymnasium. The Driftwood Robotics Team then explained how the team got started, how the competitions went, and their plans for next year. They then demonstrated the robot they built for this year’s competitions. At each month’s board meeting, the different departments within the district submit reports for board review. The reports were complete and no new information was presented. The board approved the 2014-15 school calendar and it will be posted on our website. In addition, the board gave consent for the district to go out for bids on a ductless heating system for PHS. There was no executive session and the meeting wrapped up by 6:00 PM. The next regular board meeting is Monday, May 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

The district will be starting the budget process for the 2014-2015 school year. The first budget committee meeting will be on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the PHS library.

Both schools reported on the results of the recent parent/teacher conferences. The attendance was down from the fall and from last spring too. The middle school had 31%, PHS had 44% and the K-5 grades had 87% attendance. We are hoping to find ways to help more parents participate in future conferences.

Driftwood will be hosting the Head Start students and families that will be starting Kindergarten next year. Any student that is eligible for Kindergarten next fall is invited to join us on Friday, April 25th to visit the classroom and join us for lunch. Kindergarten registration will be held April 25, 28 and 29 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 pm to 3:00 PM. For information call 541-332-2712.

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

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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.

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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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