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“Every Kid in a Park” Initiative


Through the Every Kid in a Park initiative, each family with a 4th-grade student is eligible for a free parks pass that will allow them to enter, without cost, any national park, monument, reserve, lands or waters until August 31, 2017. No matter where you live in the U.S., you are less than two hours from one or more of the 2,000 included sites!
 

“Because no matter who you are, no matter where you live, our parks, our monuments, our lands, our waters – these places are your birthright as Americans” President Barack Obama

Oregon City library staff will be printing individual passes for all 4th grade students and will spend time focusing on different national parks. Students will learn about the parks using a variety of resources including:

  • National Geographic Kids
  • National Parks Guide USA
  • World Book Student Encyclopedia
  • “Road Trip: National Parks,” a six book series
  • “Adventures with the Parkers,” a hybrid fiction and non-fiction book

We are excited to help 4th graders get interested and ready to visit our national sites with their families. 

​Get your pass today. 

For more information about this exciting initiative, please contact Jan Snyder, District Librarian at jan.snyder@orecity.k12.or.us

Program Aims to Help Families Save for Higher Education Using the Oregon College Savings Plan

Through the Be College Ready program, families will learn how to plan for future post-secondary expenses and elementary students will get fun school supplies. 

To Be College Ready today, schools and families not only need to help prepare students for the academic challenges of the 21st Century, but also be knowledgeable about and prepared for the financial realities of achieving higher education. Research has shown that children with $500 saved for college have greater college expectations. They’re three times more likely to enroll in college and four times more likely to graduate.

"We are pleased to have a great partnership with the Oregon College Savings Plan," said Larry Didway, Superintendent, Oregon City School District. "Preparing our students for college and career readiness is what we strive for, and this program aligns with that mission." 

Any family with students between the ages of 1-18 can benefit from creating an Oregon College Savings Plan. For families in the district with kindergartners, the Be College Ready Program is providing an initial $25 deposit into these accounts to help jump start early saving.

In addition to the kindergarten incentive program, every family in the district with an elementary school student has a chance to win a $529 deposit by entering the online sweepstakes. There will be one sweepstakes winner per elementary school. 

Back to School


Common links and resources are listed below to help with the start of school year preparations.  Each resource link is listed with a path that shows where this information resides on the school district website.  

Find Your Bus Route
Departments -> Transportation -> Find Your Route

Enrollment Information
Parents and Guardians -> Enrollment

Lunches and Nutrition
Visit Nutrition Services for meal prices, free and reduced lunch forms and more.
Departments -> Nutrition Services

Health Insurance for Kids
Health Coverage Options.
Programs -> Health Coverage Options

ParentVue
The ParentVue portal is a tool to help you stay informed about your student’s progress. This tool can be used to access your student’s grades, attendance information, and also to communicate with teachers. 

Reduced Cost Internet Connectivity
Comcast is offering $10 home Internet for families receiving free school lunches.

School Start Dates
Back to School dates are the week of September 6th-9th. For specific dates and times visit your school's website.

Student Code of Conduct
Students -> Code of Conduct

Student Dress Code
Students -> Dress Code

School Contact Information and Websites
Schools -> Then select your specific school

Student Supply Lists
Parents and Guardians -> School Supply Lists

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Cori Waufle Selected as the New Principal for Beavercreek Elementary School

We are excited to announce that Cori Waufle has been named the next principal at Beavercreek Elementary School. Previously Mrs. Waufle was a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Teaching and Learning Department for Canby School District. In her role, she has coordinated the curriculum renewal process, facilitated professional development and served as a mentor to new educators. 

Mrs. Waufle brings with her over fifteen years of educational experience, and she is widely respected for her strong skills and background in instructional practices, collaboration, and communication.

"We took great care in selecting the next principal for Beavercreek Elementary," said Larry Didway, Superintendent. “Mrs. Waufle is an excellent communicator with a wealth of knowledge, and I'm confident in her ability to be a great school leader."

Mike Loretz Selected as New Director of Special Programs

Mr. Loretz brings a wealth of experience and expertise ideally suited to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. He will direct all federal programs including English Language Learning (ELL), bilingual education, Title I and services to students in homeless situations, as well as oversee charter schools. Most recently, Mr. Loretz worked for the Oregon Department of Education as a leadership coach with recipients of federally funded school improvement grants. He is a former ODE federal program specialist, school principal and district director of school improvement. Mr.

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