Tillamook Families, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown made the announcement early this afternoon that Oregon schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. This decision was made in the best interest of student and staff safety as it is impossible to adhere to social distancing guidelines within the school buildings. While this is disappointing, we want you to know:
Tillamook High School is creating a pathway to graduation for the class of 2020. This includes creative learning plans to support students who were not on track prior to the closure of school on March 13th.
Tillamook High School students in grades 9-11 will earn credits this term if they fully participate in the courses being offered to them throughout the remainder of the school year.
Tillamook School District is prepared to continue through the end of this trimester with distance learning. You should have received information from your child’s teacher and/or teachers this week. Full implementation will begin next week. This will be through a combination of packet work, regular communication with teachers, and online opportunities.
Meal deliveries will continue through the remainder of the trimester. For now, we will remain on a daily delivery schedule. This is contingent upon supply availability and capacity of staff.
We know that none of this is ideal for anyone. We would much rather see our children in our rooms. We know you would much rather they be in our buildings. We are committed to doing our best by our students. We also know that home-schooling is not something you were trained to do, and that you too are doing your best. We are all in this together.
We care deeply about the emotional well-being of your children and you. Please take care of yourselves and each other.
If you need further information about student emotional supports, distance learning, or academic extensions, please see our district COVID-19 website that is linked on the Tillamook site at www.tillamook.k12.or.us. Updates will continue to be posted on the district Facebook page as well as this website.