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Corbett wants community input, school vaccine exclusions coming up, nominate a teacher and more

PMG FILE PHOTO - Corbett Schools wants your input. Take a survey.

Take Corbett survey

Corbett School District has a survey on its web page asking families for input on how the district should spend new money districts will receive from the Student Success Act, passed by the Oregon Legislature in May. Districts must ask stakeholders how the money should be spent, within the guidelines of the legislation, in order to qualify for the new funds. Corbett's survey can be found at 

Learn to make black bean soup

Families can learn to make a healthy and satisfying authentic Mexican black bean soup and enjoy a sample of the savory soup. The free workshop is from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Vaccine school exclusions loom

Kiddos who don't have their immunizations up to date will not be able to attend school starting Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Shots are required by law, with few exceptions, for all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities. Parents will be sent a letter if their child's vaccination records are incomplete.

Parents can get their kids vaccinated at their doctor's office, a school-based student health center, or at a county health center. The East County Health Center is at 600 N.E. Eighth St. The Rockwood Community Health Center is at 2020 S.E. 182nd Ave. Appointments and information for both can be made by calling 503-988-5558.

For details, visit the Multnomah County Health Department at:

Don't forget to nominate a teacher

Nominations are now open for the Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year awards and will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 31. Anyone can nominate an educator.

Regional winners receive a cash prize of $500, are celebrated across the state in May and are in competition for 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year. The top teacher will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a matching prize for their school. The 2021 winner will also serve as a spokesperson for Oregon educators. 

Oregon Education Service Districts will select the regional winners. 

The 2021 Teacher of the Year will be named in September from the pool of regional winners. 

To nominate a teacher, visit 

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