February 1, 2021

Dear Families,

This letter provides you with some very important information about the return to in-person learning. We appreciate you taking the time to read this and please follow up with us if you have any questions.

Dates to Remember:

  • CASA Students will have school February 1 and 2. Meal deliveries will be uninterrupted 
  • February 1 – No School for students planning to return for in-person learning and no CDL
  • February 2 – No School for students planning to return for in-person learning and no CDL
  • February 3 – First Day of In-Person Instruction K-8 and no CDL

Please note, now that we are returning to in-person learning, teachers will no longer provide CDL. CASA is available for families choosing not to return in person.

Please enjoy this informative video on Safety procedures for WSK8. We will continue to build on these procedures as needed to keep students and staff safe.

We have protocols in place for moving through the school day. 

  • All elementary classrooms will be divided into cohorts (staying with the same group of students). Middle school students will have a minimal number of stable cohorts. 
  • Breakfast and lunch will be in classrooms. 
  • Students will physically distance themselves when using the bathrooms. 
  • Strict cleaning protocols, physical distancing, and mask-wearing will be enforced and followed at all times.
  • Arrival drop-off locations and dismissal will be by grade-levels.

Middle school students will have a five-period day, transitioning between classrooms minimally. Students and staff will be in stable cohorts throughout the day, including during lunch, breaks, and/or recesses. 

The school day will be 9:15 am to 3:25 pm. School starts at 9:25 am. Students should not arrive before 9:15 am and shall be picked up by 3:25 pm. For any bus changes, please call the school before 2:00 pm or set up a pick-up patrol account. 

When picking-up or dropping-off, please follow appropriate signage, also shown in the safety procedures video. Students need to stay physically distanced even outside.

  • 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students are dropped off at the front, walk around the side of the building, and enter their hallway from outside.
  • Just past the main office, is the 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade drop-off and they walk around to enter the hallway from outside.
  • Along the side parking lot, we have the last drop-off for K, 1st, and 2nd.  They enter their hallway from outside. Please take care to keep out of the bus lanes.

Students should bring the following supplies to school:

  • The computer and charger that was provided by the District.
  • The supplies that the school provided. These will be used by the student in the classroom. (Supplies will not be shared between students to the maximum extent possible)
  • A refillable water bottle.  

The bus schedules are on the district website and also on our Facebook page. We encourage families to transport their students to school if possible. Please call the school with any questions at 541-553-1128.

For more information on our school and district’s procedures and protocols, please see:
Jefferson-County-School-District-509J-Operational-Blueprint-for-School-Reentry 

JCSD Communicable Disease Plan

For additional questions about COVID-19 protocols, sanitation, and/or safety:
Kris Hohulin BSN, RN,  LNCC Health Services Supervisor | Jefferson County School District 509J Khohulin@509j.net Phone: Direct 541-475-0337  

Sincerely,   

Bambi Van Dyke, 
Warm Springs K8 Academy, Principal

 

Warm Springs K-8 Academy

A community of Students, Families, and Staff

Phone:  541-553-1128
PO Box 1269
50 Chukar Road
Warm Springs, OR  97761

Bambi Van Dyke, Principal
Julia Fall, Assistant Principal
Lonnie Henderson, Assistant Principal
Anna Keifer, Grade 5-8 Counselor
Brinna Keillor, Grade K-4 Counselor
Michale Brick, Grade K-4 Counselor
Kristina McElroy, Mental Health Specialist