Colton Corner: How the school district is handling closure
Colton School District is providing lunches for local students (but not during Spring Break, March 23-March 27). They can be picked up at Colton High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or can be delivered to families if they request it by calling the school at 503-824-3535.
The sack lunches include a sandwich, milk, a fruit and a vegetable. They are also providing a milk and cereal bar with fruit for breakfast the next morning.
The first week of closure the district served ten students on Monday, but the number had increased to 74 by Tuesday.
According to an email from the district's business manager, Chris Gibb: "The district office at this time is open only as needed to provide essential services, we do not have a schedule at this time, but will work one after spring break. Staff and parents are reaching out to their building principals for any concerns they have. No decision has been made yet about future board or budget meetings, we are working hard to make sure we have meetings, but in the best manner possible as guided by the state and health departments."
The school district has also emailed a survey to parents asking them to complete a home-tech survey to help the district prepare for supplemental education and learning supports. The questions include do you have internet access (not a cell phone) from your home, do you have a computer (not cell phone), do you have a printer.
If you know a family with students in the school district who do not have internet access, please suggest they call the school district at 503-824-3535 for more information.
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