September 2016 Newsletter
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. We welcomed 79 students to our campus this year with 12 of those students being foreign exchange students representing ten different countries.
Our annual Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, beginning at 5:00 P.M. with a brief meeting in the auditorium followed by the opportunity to visit classrooms. The dormitory sponsored BBQ will begin at 6:00 P.M. in our cafeteria.
Our State Report Card is scheduled to be released to the public on September 8. The results will be available upon request in the front office. We will be using the information in this report card to write goals for the upcoming school year.
Volleyball is making a return after a one-year absence. The coaches and girls are working hard to get ready for the season. Our first match is here at home against North Lake on Friday, September 9 at 5:30 P.M. Our first cross country meet is scheduled for Saturday, September 10 in Lakeview. Our runners are working hard as well.
Our September school board workshop will be held in the Willamette Valley in Albany on September 12. We are holding the session over there so families enrolled in our Distance Learning Program have the opportunity to meet our School Board and other district people. We will be attending a DLP science fair before returning home on the 13th.
Student Body elections will be held later this month. Alexa is our Leadership Advisor this year. We will post the final results of the election in the October newsletter.
On September 23 the high school students and staff will be floating the Deschutes River in Sunriver. This is our get-to-know-each-other bonding experience. We had a great time last year so we are off again.
Lead Testing Results
As per state law (OAR 581-022-2223), the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan, our district is required to test for lead in our water and to report the findings to the public within five business days of receiving the results. We tested 16 locations earlier this month. We received the test results on August 30 and can report that one faucet tested slightly above the required level and that faucet is not designated for food preparation or drinking. This faucet will be tested again as recommended. Test results are available upon request at the Paisley School District office. Details on lead testing in schools can be found on the following link: https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/LeadPoisoning/ChildCareSchools/Pages/materials.aspx
I am really excited about this year. I have so much confidence in what these kids can accomplish and achieve. Your continued support for them and our school has always been appreciated and I look forward to another great year of support from our community.