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Week of February 13th

Monday, February 13th

  • HSBB hosts Spray/Mitchell Varsity only %pm

Tuesday, February 14th

  • K-6 Valentines Parties 2:30pm

Wednesday, February 15th

  • Sectional FFA Contest @ EOU

Thursday. February 16th

  • HS Glow Dance 8pm-11pm

Monday. February 20th

  • NO SCHOOL ~ PRESIDENTS' DAY

Friday, February 24th

  • School Day

Saturday, February 25th

  • MS Girls BB @ Helix Jamboree 8am

 

 

Nominations for 2017 Crystal Apple Awards Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are now open. These awards recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of students.

Those eligible are employees in any of the InterMountain Education Service District's (IMESD) 18 component school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff.

Information and the nomination form are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2017.

Nominations are also being accepted for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes one outstanding administrator (Superintendent, Principal, Vice Principal) each year.

Information and the nomination form for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2017.

New System for Reporting School Safety Concerns

The Ione School District has a new system, called SafeOregon, for reporting school safety threats. SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.

Tips may include bullying, violence, threat of violence, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, self-harm, etc.

When a tip is reported, it is handled by specially trained technicians who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all of Oregon’s public schools Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Oregon State Police provides this service through a contracted vendor.

SafeOregon is made possible through Oregon HB 4075 as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety.

The Ione School District is committed to student safety and realizes that when students feel safe in their schools, learning is more effective.

We encourage you to find out more about SafeOregon by visiting safeoregon.com.

Public Invited to ODE Feedback Session -- POSTPONED due to weather

School district administrators and staff, students, parents and community members from across eastern Oregon are invited to attend a community feedback session about education in Oregon on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 PM at Washington Elementary School in Pendleton, located at 1205 SE Byers Avenue. The event is FREE and open to the public.

This event is part of a series of feedback sessions being organized by the Oregon Department of Education across the state for people to give input on Oregon’s State Plan to improve student learning and determine how we can best support our schools to meet the needs of each and every student. ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act) will be discussed. According to the ODE information, “ESSA provides all states and schools in the country with a chance to be innovative, and to strengthen our public education system by providing teachers with more support and districts with more flexibility to address the unique needs facing their communities.”

The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about ESSA, contribute to a discussion on the factors supporting student success and get questions answered by state education leaders.

For more information about ESSA, visit http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/ESSA.

Students Invited to Technology Expo in March

Do you know a student interested in technology? Students across eastern Oregon are invited to the IMESD's annual STEP Technology Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. This event is FREE and open to all students currently enrolled in 8th through 12th grades who attend one of the IMESD's component school districts.

This year's Expo is from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at EOU. Transportation will be provided to students from their school district (details are currently being determined).

The Expo is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in hands-on technology fun and learn more about school-to-career opportunities in the technology field. Representatives from regional companies will attend to visit with students about jobs in their areas.

Students must register themselves to attend the Expo by visiting http://step.imesd.org. For more information, they can ask at their school front office or ask their school STEP representative. Posters and flyers should be available at their schools. Students can also follow STEP on Twitter and Instagram - @EOstepITup and #stepexpo17.

 

Information for Parents about School Delays/ Closures

With the arrival of winter weather, we would like to remind parents/families about our district policy. If school is delayed or closed, the information is posted by 6:00 AM on:

  • District Website
  • Automated calling system
  • Regional media outlets (newspaper online, radio, Portland & Tri-Cities tv stations)

If no notice is posted, school is running on regular schedule.

The location with the most accurate information to confirm a delay/closure is on the district website. On occasion, media inaccurately reports school delay/closure information. In the event that schools must close early, notification is given using the same method.

If you have questions about the delay/closure policy, please call the District Office or your child’s school. Thank you.

PAY YOUR LUNCH ACCOUNT ONLINE! See the office for details