Superintendent's Message​​

 February 2017 Newsletter

We are already two weeks into the second semester of the school year. Seniors are entering their last semester of high school and are working hard to complete all the necessary requirements to receive a diploma on June 3rd. More information about graduation will be provided as we move closer to that date.

Our 2017-2018 school calendar for brick and mortar will be approved at our school board meeting on February 13. That calendar will be available to all soon after that meeting. The Distance Learning Program calendar will be approved at the March board meeting.

Our Students of the Month for January were recognized at our assembly this past Thursday. The word of the month for January was Generosity. The three students are Lucy, Abby, and Emir. The word for February is Humility.

Representatives from both the school district and the Paisley City Council met with representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) this past week. Our main topic of conversation was regarding the school zone signage and how to slow traffic as it approaches Paisley from both the north and south. We also discussed the bus stop situation at Summer Lake as well. We will continue our discussions with them over the next few months.

Our basketball season is winding down with just a couple of home games left on the schedule. Our athletes and coaches appreciate the support this community gives them at each and every game. A big thanks to all of the volunteers who run the concession stand at our games. Track season will be starting before we know it.

DCI Construction in Klamath Falls was awarded the contact to do the work needed to complete the seismic upgrades in our main school building. The planning process will begin soon with actual retrofit projects to begin immediately after graduation with a completion date of late September 2017. We will keep you updated as the project moves forward.

As you know, we canceled three days of school this year because of weather conditions. This has been a very unusual year in regards to weather. Because of those cancellations we must take a look at our instructional hours that were missed and reschedule days if we fall below a certain threshold. I believe we still fall above that state required instructional hours in each of our grade levels. We should not have to add any school days at this point. You will be notified of any changes.

Please come by the office or give me a call if you have any questions or concerns. I always look forward to meeting with any of you. Thanks to all of you for your continued support of our students and staff.

Bill Wurtz