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NBSD Press Release - April 2, 2020 (4:30 PM)

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This week under guidance and recommendation from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), we have shifted our focus to Distance Learning for All. This change requires our teachers and staff to go beyond offering supplemental material. Again, thank you for your patience and thoughtfulness as we have worked to keep our children, staff, and community safe.

While there are no confirmed cases in Coos County the guidance from Governor Brown and Oregon Department of Education is still keeping Oregon schools closed until April 28th. Our teams recognize that this closure may go beyond April 28th and we are taking additional steps to increase supports for all North Bend students.

During the closure, North Bend School District will be providing the following supports to our students and families:

  • Meals are continuing to be provided at 5 locations:  North Bay Elementary and North Bend Middle School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Lakeside City Library parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Hauser Community Church from, 10:45 a.m. to 11:13 a.m., and the Harbor Assembly of God parking lot on 11th and Lincoln from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Teachers are in the process of calling all parents or guardians to complete a short survey. This survey will help us understand individual student and family needs. If you haven’t been contacted yet, please contact us at info@nbend.k12.or.us or by phone 541-756-2521.
  • Tomorrow, Friday, April 3rd, staff will be checking out Chromebooks to families that have identified the lack of a computer as a barrier to accessing instructional material. Families are being contacted today to coordinate the time and location for this check-out. If you have this need and have not been contacted or need a different time/date, please reach out us at info@nbend.k12.or.us or by phone 541-756-2521.
  • Teachers will be providing instructional material for students starting next week with a fully developed Distance Learning for All program by April 13th. The district continues to provide educational supports online at http://www.nbend.k12.or.us/educational_sites_for_families.html

 

The district is working closely with state officials to get additional information on graduation requirements and how the closure will affect all our students moving forward. We know this is important time for all of our students and families, especially our seniors. Please be cautious of rumors or information coming from sources not linked directly to ODE, the district or our schools. As new information becomes available, we will inform our students and families as soon as we can.
Please take care of each other during these unpreceded and difficult times. The physical and mental health of our community is top priority. If you need assistance or additional resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please follow us on our website -http://www.nbend.k12.or.us/ and Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NorthBendSD/for updates.
Please know that we are doing everything possible to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. Thank you for your patience and partnership in this effort.
This is a rapidly changing situation. We will continue to update our community as new information becomes available.
Respectfully,
Kevin Bogatin – Superintendent NBSD

 

NBSD Press Release - March 25, 2020 (2:15 p.m.)

North Bend School District will provide meals for all kids during spring break, March 23-27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North Bay Elementary School and North Bend Middle School. Each site will provide a drive up opportunity for families to pick-up a lunch and a breakfast for each child. Families without transportation may walk to the sites to receive the meals. Starting Monday, March 30th North Bend School District will continue offering meals from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North Bay Elementary School and North Bend Middle School as drive up opportunities. The District will also expand their meal service to 3 additional locations Monday through Friday:
• The covered area behind the Lakeside City Library, Lakeside
(11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

 

• The covered area at the front of Hauser Community Church, Hauser
(10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)

 

• The Harbor Assembly of God parking lot on 11th and Lincoln, North Bend
( 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

 

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In the true spirit of our beloved libraries, these resources are available to ALL!

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Scholarship Information
In response to the school closure, the North Bend Community Scholarship has some significant changes this year. The deadline has been extended to April 10th, and ALL applications must be mailed to and received by the committee by that date. For complete, up-to-date details, visit their website at: http://www.nbcsf.org/



Suplemental Resources for Students
Click the button below for optional resources to help students fill the time while we patiently wait for more information. We want our children to be safe, happy, healthy and engaged during this difficult time.

 

NBSD Press Release - March 20th, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

  • The district has provided supplemental educational opportunities for all students on our website - http://www.nbend.k12.or.us/.

  • On Monday, March 30th, staff will be contacting each family to find out some information specific to student needs (i.e. food, internet access, health and safety).

  • All sport practices and competitions have been postponed until April 28th and student athletes are not allowed on campus.

  • During this time all district facilities are closed to the public. If you need special access to our facilities, please contact the district office at 541-756-2521 or info@nbend.k12.or.us

The district is working closely with state officials to get additional information on graduation requirements and how this current closure will affect our students moving forward. We expect the state will reduce graduation requirements and we don’t expect a delay in senior graduation. Please follow us on our website -http://www.nbend.k12.or.us/ and facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NorthBendSD/for updates.

We know you will likely have many questions and again our staff will be contacting you directly starting the week of March 30th. Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. Thank you for your partnership in that effort.

This is a rapidly changing situation. We will continue to update our community as new information becomes available.

Respectfully,


Kevin Bogatin – Superintendent NBSD

 

March 12th, 2020 (10:30 PM)

Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide School Closure for Students in Oregon from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31
(Salem, OR) — In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus, Governor Kate Brown today announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31.

“Schools are critical institutions that provide important services for all our students, but especially our most vulnerable, and during this crisis I have worked hard to ensure those critical services continue. So many of our families depend on school in order for parents to go to their jobs, and for students to access health care and receive nutrition assistance,” said Governor Brown.

“However, I have heard from superintendents, school board members, teachers, parents, and students that it has now become impossible to functionally operate schools due to workforce issues and student absences. Schools are experiencing critical shortages in staff, and superintendents are concerned for school personnel who are at elevated risk such as those over age 60 and those with underlying medical issues.

“I want to be very clear: sending Oregon children home will not stop the spread of the coronavirus. While children are home, when at all possible, they should not be in the care of older adults or those with underlying health issues that are most at-risk from COVID-19.

"This is a trying time for our community and I am reluctant to increase the burden on families who are already struggling to adapt to and stay healthy during this crisis. However, we are left with little choice in light of school districts’ staff capacity and operational concerns. I want to thank all of the teachers and school employees who have worked hard to keep our schools open until now.”

Per the Governor’s directives and with the support of the Oregon Department of Education and the state’s Early Learning Division, during the closure:

School districts are directed to develop plans for returning to school that accommodate ongoing impacts of coronavirus. Staff should utilize the final two days of March to finalize plans for operating schools under updated measures, with students expected to return on Wednesday, April 1.
Districts are tasked with developing plans to continue nutrition services during the closure.
The Oregon Department of Education will examine the impact the closure will have on instructional time.
School districts will ensure adequate cleaning supplies for increased cleaning protocols following the closure.
The Early Learning Division will support child care programs and will work to identify resources to support child care needs for our most vulnerable families, as well as health care professionals and first responders.

“We are in close communication with school districts across the state, and they will be communicating regularly with their school communities throughout the closure period,” said Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education. “Due to the evolving nature of this crisis, these timelines will be reevaluated in late March in consultation with school administrators.”

www.governor.oregon.govPrevious Press ReleasesNatalie King • Communications Director,Office of Governor Kate Brown • (503) 559-664

 

March 12th, 2020 - COVID-19 Update 11:48 a.m. 3/12/20


Dear North Bend Community,


Governor Kate Brown today set new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. She issued Executive Order 20-05 which outlines rules addressing large gatherings and social distancing. Governor Brown also issued guidelines for workplaces, schools, care facilities, and other community-wide mitigation efforts to help protect vulnerable and high-risk Oregonians and to protect our state’s health care system capacity. The measures are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and health professionals.

The measures are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and health professionals.

Here are the new guidelines for schools:

  • In addition to previous guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, schools should, to
    the extent possible, cancel or limit all non-essential gatherings and group activities,
    including but not limited to:
    • Group parent meetings and parent education activities;
    • Field trips;
    • Competitions;
    • Concerts and plays;
    • Arena-based conferences;
    • Group trainings and professional learning activities.

*These recommendations apply whether or not the activities are specifically sponsored by a
school or school district.

Schools should also:

  • Limit interscholastic athletics and activities to student participants, essential
    personnel, and credentialed media. This recommendation includes any
    organized youth athletic programs, club sports, intramural activities and
    competitions, whether or not they are affiliated with or sponsored by a school
    or school district;
  • Coordinate with and make this information available to all onsite partners
    (preschools, childcare centers, afterschool programs, etc.);
  • Consider staggering recess and lunch periods to reduce the number of students
    coming into close contact with each other.
  • Students at high risk for severe illness should consult with their health care providers
    about specific steps to lower their risk of illness.
  • School district employees and students, volunteers and visitors who are ill should stay home until their fever is gone and symptoms are better for at least 24 hours to stay
    home.
  • Colleges and universities are also advised to follow these protocols, modified as
    necessary to apply within a higher education setting.

 It is important to note:

At this time the advice from the Governor, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Department of Education is for schools to remain open and serving our children. This is a time when our students need your steady care. If COVID-19 presents at your school, the local health department will collaborate with you to determine whether closure is warranted or helpful in reducing the spread of the illness.

Please let me know if you have any issues or concerns with implementing these guidelines.

While there are no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in North Bend, we have policies in place to guide the district through these types of circumstances. District Policy JHCC and JHCC-AR - Communicable Disease - outlines clear procedures and steps that we follow in any infectious situation. It further requires that we comply with all regulations of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Coos Health & Wellness offices governing the prevention, control, and reporting of communicable disease. Although these protocols are in place, we recognize this could be an unprecedented situation which may call for additional collaboration and compliance with the directives from local and state agencies. We will also comply with the guidance provided by the Oregon Department of Education, should it advise that we need to modify the delivery of our instructional programming. 


As recommended by the CDC, we are in the process of making preparations for the possibility that a spread of the virus in the U.S. may impact school attendance, and/or require us to close schools. If you are looking for more information, please visit the CDC’s website here. Additional information regarding the coronavirus and State guidance can be found at the Oregon Department of Education website and the Oregon Health Authority. Coos Health & Wellness is providing regular updates on the topic here

Please see the attached COVID-19 Fact Sheet for your reference. For families who have recently traveled or plan to do so, we encourage you to follow the CDC’s information for travel

We continue to follow the situation as it unfolds and to have conversations with our health officials. We will keep you abreast of any new information we receive. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students, staff, and the North Bend community safe and healthy. 

Stay Healthy,

Kevin Bogatin

Superintendent


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Additional resources that are being shared with building staff and students:

 

Over-The-Counter Medications OTC’s

We can provide your child with the following in the Health Room/Nurse's Office.

  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Calamine lotion
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Eyewash
  • Wax (for braces)
  • White petrolatum ointment
  • TLC

If you think your child may need any Over-The-Counter (OTC) medication* please bring in an UNEXPIRED supply IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING. We have paperwork for you to sign. We can administer those medications to your child as needed and directed. (*Tylenol- acetaminophen, Motrin- ibuprofen, Aleve- naproxen, Tums-calcium carbonate, Cough drops, Pepto-Bismol- bismuth subsalicylate, etc)

Immunization & Exemption Rates

The following PDF reflects immunization rates within the North Bend School District. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us to discuss them. Alternatively you can refer to the Oregon Health Authority to view their FAQ for parents, school and child care Immunization info, and Exemption Rates.

Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions
How to claim a nonmedical exemption

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
Visit http://www.crisistextline.org/faq/ for more information.

Ringworm

What you should know and how to prevent this quick spreading fungus

Puberty Materials

http://www.pgschoolprograms.com/parents.php

Coxsackie Virus

Also known as hand, foot, and mouth disease, it is spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or contact with blister fluid of an infected person.

Visit the following link to learn how to lower your risk and avoid this preventable disease: http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html

Head Lice Removal Instructions

Visit the following link for instructions on ridding head lice:
Head Lice Removal instructions

Healthy Bytes

Healthy Bytes is a one-year pilot project designed to unify health messaging across multiple community sites. Content has been developed by a Registered Dietitian with Oregon State University Extension. For more information use the link on our Parent Resources page or click Healthy Bytes.