Re-Opening Update 10/26/2020

10/26/2020

 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of Irrigon Jr/Sr High School,

 

I would like to thank our IJSHS staff, students, and families for their patience and efforts during Comprehensive Distance Learning during the first quarter of the school year.  Recently COVID cases in Morrow County have been declining, which has led to Morrow County School District being able to open buildings to a Hybrid Learning option.  During Hybrid Learning we will follow a similar format to the Comprehensive Distance Learning schedule that will include 4 class periods each day.  Hybrid Learning students will be able to come into the school to go to an assigned classroom cohort to work on their school work that will remain in an online format until ODE guidelines allow us to transition into a more normal fulltime schedule. Students will have the option to remain attending classes through Distance Learning, but will now follow the Hybrid In-person learning class schedule.

 

ALL students will be able to come to school beginning on Wednesday October 28th for 4 hours every morning.  We are hosting classes in the morning to keep instructional times aligned at both Irrigon Jr/Sr High School and Irrigon Elementary /AC Houghton Elementary.  We have made this change, as we understand many of our IJSHS students are providing childcare for younger siblings or other families who attend the elementary schools.  This schedule allows for them to still provide childcare in the afternoons, while attending Hybrid Learning at IJSHS in the mornings.

Monday/Wednesday

Start

End

 

Tuesday/Thursday

Start

End

Office Hours

7:00 AM

7:30 AM

 

Office Hours

7:00 AM

7:30 AM

Period 1

7:30AM

8:20 AM

 

Period 6

7:30AM

8:20 AM

Period 2

8:30 AM

9:20 AM

 

Period 7

8:30 AM

9:20 AM

Period 3

9:30 AM

10:20 AM

 

Period 8

9:30 AM

10:20 AM

Period 4

10:30 AM

11:20 AM

 

Period 9

10:30 AM

11:20 AM

Lunch

11:30 PM

12:00 PM

 

Lunch

11:30 PM

12:00 PM

Student Check In / Teacher Prep Time

12:00 PM

3:00 PM

 

Student Check In / Teacher Prep Time

12:00 PM

3:00 PM

 

 Important Information For In-Person Hybrid Learning

 

  • Meals:  Students will be given breakfast to take to their assigned classroom to eat when they arrive at school.  At 11:30 they will be given a grab & go style lunch to take home with them.
  • What to bring:  Students will need to bring their Chromebooks, face masks, headphones, paper and pencil.
  • Each student will have an assigned desk and tote in their assigned classrooms where they will be able to place their belongings.  At this time, we will not be using lockers.
  • Students with an Advisory Classroom in the upper hall (Room Numbers 200-212): Enter at the Main Entry doors. Upon entering the building students will use hand sanitizer and must wear their mask at all times inside the building.
  • Students with an Advisory Classroom in the lower hall (Room Numbers 100-112, Music): Enter at the Activity Doors. Upon entering the building students will use hand sanitizer and must wear their mask at all times inside the building.
  • During our Hybrid In-person, classes will still be offered in an online format until guidelines allow us to transition into a more normal fulltime schedule. 
  • Bussing:  At this time there will not be bussing to bring students to and from the building for Hybrid Learning.  Mid-Columbia Bus Company is working diligently to put a plan in place to address this change ASAP.
  • Attendance will still be taken during each class period. 

 

We are excited and hopeful for the opportunity to welcome our IJSHS students back into the school on a more regular basis.

 

Sincerely,

 Ryan Keefauver

                                                                                               

Ryan Keefauver – Principal of Irrigon Jr/Sr High School