2020-2021 School Planning Information
KVCS is working closely with the Philomath School District and our families, with guidance from ODE and the Oregon Health Authority, to plan a start to the 20-21 school year that meets the needs of students, staff and our community.
On this page you will find links to information as it becomes available. Parents, please watch your emails for surveys and forum invites - opportunities to give your feedback and ask questions.
Oregon's Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance on ODE's site (The actual document will be updated regularly, so go to the ODE site for the most current version)
ODE's Frequently Asked Questions page - including information on face coverings, physical distancing, instruction, cohorting, transportation, and more.
OHA metrics for counties (this will be updated regularly by OHA) -We will be considering Benton and Polk Counties' data for decision making.
The KVCS Operational Blueprint will be submitted by August 3rd to the Philomath School District for review. All plans must be submitted to the state for review by August 11.
If you have a question, you can access our KVCS FAQ request form by clicking here - you will be responded to directly, so please provide a valid email address.
Link to PowerPoint presentation from July 16, 2020 HERE
The KVCS board met on 7/29/2020 to discuss the current state and conditions of the public health crisis and reviewed the latest guidance and metrics presented during the Governor's announcement that week.
The video for the board meeting, on Facebook, can be found here.
The Powerpoint Presentation from the meeting is accessible here.
The board determined the following:
School starts as Comprehensive Distance Learning. On-site instruction delayed for at least 4 weeks for K-3rd grade and 8 weeks for 4th-12th grade,
Re-evaluate at September 28th Board Meeting to consider the addition of K-3rd grade Hybrid Model, reintroduction of preschool and possible small group instruction if metrics allow for exceptions and depending on health department guidance.
Re-evaluate at September 28th Board Meeting to consider the addition of Learning Resource Center at school to provide additional support if requested by families and students.
Re-evaluate at October 22nd Board Meeting to consider All School on Hybrid Model if metrics allow, and potential for K-3rd grade and preschool moving to 4 days per week.
Start date changed to September 8th to allow for additional staff training and preparation. Calendar will be reviewed before the December board meeting to determine if additional days are necessary.
We know how important KVCS is to each and every student and the value of students connecting with each other in person. Although we will be delaying our start of on-site instruction, we are confident that we can deliver high quality instruction, opportunities to connect with peers, and engaging learning experiences. We also know that learning from home can present some challenges and want to reassure you that we are working on creative ways to help.