Superintendent’s Message – October 2017

Thanks to our flexible team and supportive families

It’s hard to believe we’re already two months into the school year. September brought a few challenges with the completion of seismic upgrades at Butte Creek and Victor Point Schools.  I want to thank our incredible team for their great communication, quick response and flexibility during the past few weeks.  Our parents were also very understanding when we had to start school two days late to work around some unexpected upgrade challenges. This was a great example of partnership and “moving forward…together”.   We still have some work to do before we’re finished but progress is happening.

School and District Report Cards

Be certain to view our annual report cards from the Oregon Department of Education at this link — http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx   These reports reflect who we are, how well we are doing and where we can improve.  I quickly look at our performance data over time, our graduation rates, our spending per student and our low class sizes – all compared to statewide results.   This report also helps us understand where we need to improve.  We still have work to do and I’m pleased we have the best team of educators to make it happen.

We’re striving for equity among all students

One of many things we’re doing this year is working together in Professional Learning Communities to make sure all of our elementary students are experiencing the same curriculum with a focus on preparation for high school. We’re reviewing our supports for students as well, making certain each is equitably prepared to succeed in high school and beyond. We can reach a graduation rate of 100%!

I am excited for the coming months and look forward to your partnership and support. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have questions.

 

Andy Bellando
Superintendent