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School District News
Framework for Reopening Schools in 2020-21
Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 6/29/2020 3:00:00 PM
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has had teams of administrators, nurses, teachers and staff working diligently to unpack the many components of the Ready Schools, Safe Learnersguidance from Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
Their work will contribute to our district’s Operational Blueprint that addresses: how to protect students and staff from the spread of COVID-19, including physical distancing while at school and on the bus, and how to ensure rigorous learning environments for students.
The plan for delivering instruction hasn’t been fully finalized, but an overall framework has been determined and we would like to share that with you today. Your family will have a choice to make in the coming month, and we want to provide you with the general outline for our reopening plans now so that you can make an informed decision.
Message from Superintendent Kathy Ludwig: Celebrating Juneteenth
Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 6/19/2020 3:30:00 PM
June 19, 1865, was a monumental day in American History, also known as Juneteenth, marking the unofficial end of slavery in the United States when federal orders were given in Galveston to free all previously enslaved people across the State of Texas.
Yet more than 150 years since that pivotal day, racism remains prevalent across our country and across our communities. It is important to reflect on this historic day and even more important that we recommit to disrupting systemic racism across the United States, Oregon, and West Linn-Wilsonville.
I have been asked recently, how our school district teaches students about racism and how we have made changes in our instructional practices as well as provide supports to our students of color. It is important to both recognize the work that has been done and our ongoing commitment to doing better.
Welcome to the West Linn-Wilsonville School District!
Our incredible students, talented staff, supportive and dedicated community make this a tremendous place in which to learn and lead.
Our school district guides us with a compelling vision question, “How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people…for the world?”
This question challenges us to continually hone our practices and skills in creating exceptional learning environments for our students. The question also challenges us to implement practices that help our students grow as thoughtful citizens and compassionate humanitarians. Together, the vision question prompts us to continually engage our students’ minds and hearts. As the late poet, Maya Angelou declares, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
We pledge to do our best when working with the children entrusted in our care. This year holds great promise, great opportunities and great accomplishments for each of them.