We are saddened to share the loss of McNary Heights Elementary teacher, Mr. Garcia. Our hearts go out to his students and family. We will miss him as a member of our USD family
January is School Board appreciation month. Please join us in thanking our amazing Board members! They volunteer countless hours to provide leadership for our District. Thank you!
LIPI begins January 19th. Letters with individual student details will be mailed Monday, January 11th. General information on LIPI is here in the infographics. We look forward to seeing students soon! English: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lanfbqu0wbvp5ptD6-wiwJUMV73YYidR/view?usp=sharing Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DACQF9F15NtwPoQAU_MJvQ0LRoqmg8fX/view?usp=sharing
Just a reminder, meal delivery services have resumed to normal time. Please don't forget to pick up meals! Solo un recordatorio, los servicios de entrega de comidas se reanudaron al horario normal. ¡No olvide recoger las comidas!
In hopeful anticipation of the Governor's guidance for schools becoming advisory instead of mandatory and liability insurance updates passing during the short legislative session, the District worked with Umatilla County Health last week on opening plans. Now that the legislature has passed liability protections for schools and the Governor has revised her guidance to advisory, we are approved to begin Limited In Person Instruction January 19th for those who already registered. Soon after, we expect to expand LIPI to additional students and/or transition into our Hybrid learning plan. All plans will follow the Ready Schools, Safe Learners requirements. We are excited to welcome students back to school soon! Parents who registered for LIPI will receive updated guidance the week of January 4th with more specific information.
Google is still having some issues today. Services like Gmail, Meets, Drive, etc. are possibly going to be up and down throughout the morning. There is nothing we can do on our end at the moment. We apologize for the additional challenge Google todavía tiene algunos problemas hoy. Es posible que los servicios como Gmail, Meets, Drive, etc. estén activos y desactivados durante la mañana. No hay nada que podamos hacer por nuestra parte en este momento. Pedimos disculpas por el desafío adicional
Google issues are preventing recordings today. We apologize for the additional challenge. Los problemas de Google impiden las grabaciones de las clases en vivo al momento. Pedimos disculpas por el desafío adicional.
Be Ready Vikings! ¡Estén Listos, Vikingos!
Updates to sports seasons are here: http://www.osba.org/News-Center/Announcements/2020/20201207Sports.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3XRjWM_Zno2kD3_DykjDY25gSM0kSYk_E5QHkI7O6_u-_C6lFi_xihm5c
At CBMS and UHS we will be having spirit weeks for the next 2 weeks starting on December 7. Have some fun and get dressed up according to the theme for each day. Please send pictures to Mrs. Dirksen so she can make a slideshow for people to see how everyone dressed up.
Need meal support during the break? Please complete the forms in English (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0m-3cz-GKEkYPBo8eQ0_yBW-ol9bMfG2UKxCbjwx8fQGUBQ/viewform?usp=sf_link) or Spanish (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_L2cqdn6j3He1QVHN64B3IiBQGxQdcw4BChzE8vzZEhY3aw/viewform?usp=sf_link) to sign up for help.
The Oregon Teacher Pathway program is a great way for Umatilla students to explore teaching as a career. We’re proud of alumnus, Ms. Mendoza, for her work as an educator today, and an OTP student not so long ago. Great work, Viking! https://www.eou.edu/mountaineer-magazine/speaking-her-language/
Reminder: No School or Meal Deliveries Friday, November 20th, Wednesday, November 25th, Thursday, November 26th or Friday, November 27th .
No School November 11th due to Veteran's Day. Tutors and teachers will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 11th. Tutors and teachers will be available on Thursday, November 12th.
We have confirmed with the Oregon Department of Education that the Governor's announcement today does not impact schools. We will continue with our current operations, and continue to work toward LIPI and hybrid options as the metrics allow. If you missed the Governor's announcement, you may view it here: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/11/watch-gov-kate-brown-announce-a-two-week-pause-to-slow-coronavirus-spread.html
Students, do you ever wonder how much we miss you? Well, Mr. Gebers still does bus duty, just in case you happen to pull in. Yes, we all miss you THIS much. Only Gebers wears flip-flops with socks though. Stay safe, Vikings, we love you! https://youtu.be/57bQMMKPNaE
What does Governor Brown's release change in Umatilla? Please review this document for more information. We will be registering students for Limited in Person (LIPI) instruction next week with the goal of starting LIPI December 1st. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11MHRBv6oXWxm4vELw-iaOfKpQzQbaush/view?usp=sharing
Thank you, Swain Motors and School Resource Officer Wilson, for supporting Red Ribbon Week during distance learning. Be sure to get your glow-in-the dark bracelet, sticker, and cup from buses this week. For more about Red Ribbon Week visit https://www.redribbon.org/faq
Please feel free to visit the ofrenda at McNary Heights Elementary School. The ofrenda will be outside October 27-November 3. It is in a location visible to cameras and somewhat protected from the weather; however, we recommend you only leave copies of pictures and remember we cannot guarantee the safety of any items left on the display. Please do not add any candles to the display. Any pictures or items remaining November 3 will be discarded. For more information on Día de los Muertos and the ofrenda, check out this article from The Smithsonian: https://www.si.edu/blog/5-facts-about-dia-de-los-muertos-day-dead Por favor, siéntase libre a visitar la ofrenda en la escuela primaria McNary Heights. La ofrenda estará afuera del 27 de Octubre al 3 de Noviembre. Está en un lugar visible para las cámaras y algo protegido del clima; sin embargo, le recomendamos que solo deje copias de las fotografías y recuerde que no podemos garantizar la seguridad de las ofrendas que se dejan en el altar. No agregue velas encendidas al altar. Se descartarán las fotografías o ofrendas que queden el 3 de Noviembre. Para obtener más información sobre el Día de los Muertos y la ofrenda, consulte este artículo del Smithsonian: https://www.si.edu/blog/5-facts-about-dia-de-los-muertos-day-dead
There's a lot of talk about schools opening to on-site instruction. What are the metrics? How do they apply to Umatilla? When and how can students return to classrooms? Join Superintendent Sipe to vist about our status and options, Thursday, October 29th, @ 6 pm via Zoom.