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Ms.  Kimberly  Oblack
Principal
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Clatskanie Middle/High School

471 SW Bel Air Drive/PO Box 68 

Clatskanie Oregon, 97016

(Phone) 503-728-2146

(Fax) 503-728-4632

 

August 13, 2020



Parents and guardians,

 

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Kim Oblack and I am the new Principal at CMHS. I replaced Mr. Helmen who has taken a step up in the district as our new leader of district special education and curriculum innovation. This is a challenging time to not only start in a new district but to also navigate the Covid education journey with all of the families from CMHS. I present to you a new year of high academic expectations for every kind of learner and a high level of accountability for everyone in our school system. I am truly excited to meet each and every one of my students, parents, and guardians.

 

Due to the rates of Covid in our county, CMHS has decided to start school in the fall with online distance learning starting September 8th. Students will attend school remotely, until rates of Covid decrease.  Many improvements have been made since the spring that we are excited to share them with you!

 

Classes and Curriculum

Classes will be held five days per week from 8:30am to 2:00pm starting September 8th. CMHS will be on a 4X4 schedule. Semester one will include two core classes and two electives with a short advisory period. Advisory will include student check-ins, social emotional learning, drug and alcohol prevention, and college and career readiness. The semester courses will be accelerated and give students one full credit each. These classes will be twice the pace but not twice the homework. The classes will be taught by our teachers from CMHS and the curriculum will be supplemented by Acellus. Acellus is described as a learning accelerator that uses video based lessons that increase proficiency of standards, reduces dropout rates and transitions more students into college and careers. You can explore the curriculum online at https://www.acellus.com/for-your-school/. This software will be used alongside a program called Canvas. Canvas streamlines all digital tools for students and content for a simpler and more connecting learning experience. Small cohorts will be allowed in the school at times. We will give families times to prepare and decide if it’s right for your family. If a student does not participate in the small learning cohort opportunities, it will not count against their grade.

 

Attendance

Attendance is one of the greatest predictors of student success. Attendance will be taken by teachers for every class period. If your child is sick or has to miss a day of school due to a doctor’s appointment, please call the office by 8:30am to excuse them. 

 

Grading

Grading will be based on traditional letter grades. You will have access to their weekly grades. More information and directions to come.

 

Technology

Computers (Chromebooks) will be provided to students who need them. We also have hot spots and internet access for families in need. If you still have one of the district’s computers from the spring, please tell the office during the registration process. Chromebooks will be distributed at a date closer to the beginning of school. 

 

Registration & Class Scheduling

Registration will take place on August 18th and 19th. In order to follow social distancing guidelines, registration day will look a little different this year. Please complete your paperwork and bring it with you when you come to the school. Below is a schedule by grade and last in name in alphabetical order. Please do not forget your mask.

 

August 18th, 2020 

GRADES 7, 8 & 9 

9:00 AM -   10:00 AM A-D

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM E-G

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM H-K

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CLOSED FOR   

LUNCH

12:45 PM -  2:00 PM L-N

 2:00 PM -   3:00 PM O-Q

 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM R-T

 4:00 PM -   5:00 PM U-Z

 

August 19th, 2020 

GRADES 10, 11 &12 

11:00 AM  -    12:00 PM A-D

12:00 PM  -    1:00 PM E-G

  1:00 PM  -    2:00 PM H-K

  2:00 PM  -    2:45 PM CLOSED FOR LUNCH

  2:45 PM  -    4:00 PM L-N

  4:00 PM  -    5:00 PM O-Q

  5:00 PM  -    6:00 PM R-T

  6:00 PM  -    7:00 PM U-Z

Please feel free to call the school at 503-728-2146 with any questions you may have or if the time frame listed above does not work for your schedule.  If you do not feel safe coming into the school, you may email your registration to cboothe@csd.k12.or.us  Elective classes will be chosen during this time and schedules will be available before school starts. 

 

BELL STUDIOS WILL BE ON SITE FOR SCHOOL PHOTOS.

 

Communication

A lot of communication will be coming from our school. Please follow the school’s website and our Facebook account as information is released. We will also be using our automatic telephone system as a form of communication.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/School/Clatskanie-MiddleHigh-School-1054540838043183/

CMHS Webpage

http://clatskaniehigh.or.ch.schoolinsites.com/

 

 

I would like to thank the families of CMHS for all your patience and grace as we have worked through this planning phase of opening school in the fall. If you have questions please email me at koblack@csd.k12.or.us or call the office at 503-728-2146.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Kim Oblack

Principal of Clatskanie Middle High School