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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

By | News
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) [image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS]

SOESD has been coordinating with regional county health departments, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) regarding information and protocols to address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Oregon. As cases of COVID-19 are identified by OHA and local community health officials, we have been coordinating plans to address specific interventions in communities and school districts recommended by health officials and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

Over the weekend, OHA identified presumptive cases of COVID-19 in several communities where SOESD serves, including: Douglas, Jackson, and Klamath counties. Available information indicates there remain no known cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, Jackson County, Josephine County, and Klamath County schools.

OHA and ODE recommend against canceling events or closing schools and campuses where no cases of COVID-19 are present. The CDC, OHA, local community health authorities, ODE, and school districts are recommending specific interventions found in the resources below, to protect you and students against the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections:

  • Anyone with a fever or symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home until free of fever and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaners or wipes.
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
  • A facemask should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. It is not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

The following resources answer questions about COVID-19 and using preventative measures:

SOESD plans to provide information at www.soesd.k12.or.us. As always, our highest concern is for the safety and protection of our children and staff.

Sincerely,

Scott Beveridge
Southern Oregon ESD Superintendent

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

By | COVID-19
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) [image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS]

March 9, 2020: SOESD has been coordinating with regional county health departments, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) regarding information and protocols to address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Oregon. As cases of COVID-19 are identified by OHA and local community health officials, we have been coordinating plans to address specific interventions in communities and school districts recommended by health officials and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE).

Over the weekend, OHA identified presumptive cases of COVID-19 in several communities where SOESD serves, including: Douglas, Jackson, and Klamath counties. Available information indicates there remain no known cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, Jackson County, Josephine County, and Klamath County schools.

OHA and ODE recommend against canceling events or closing schools and campuses where no cases of COVID-19 are present. The CDC, OHA, local community health authorities, ODE, and school districts are recommending specific interventions found in the resources below, to protect you and students against the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections:

  • Anyone with a fever or symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home until free of fever and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaners or wipes.
  • Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
  • A facemask should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. It is not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

The following resources answer questions about COVID-19 and using preventative measures:

SOESD plans to provide information at www.soesd.k12.or.us. As always, our highest concern is for the safety and protection of our children and staff.

Sincerely,

Scott Beveridge
Southern Oregon ESD Superintendent

Oregon Math Standards Revision Review hosted by Mark Freed of ODE

By | News, School Improvement Services, School-Wide Improvement

Please join us for the Oregon Math Standards Revision Review that will be hosted by Mark Freed from the Oregon Department of Education. Mark will be sharing the work he has been doing in preparation for revising the math standards in the State of Oregon.  The goal of this review is to interact with, and gather math teacher’s feedback regarding this work before its goals are finalized.

This opportunity is available to math, and CTE teachers.  There will be two opportunities for you to connect, and interact with Mark regarding the upcoming changes to Oregon’s math standards.  The first revision review will be on Thursday, April 16th at Klamath Union High School from 3:30-5:00 pm.

The second review will be held on Friday, April 17th at Rogue River High School from 3:30-5:00 pm.  The Oregon Department of Education and the Southern Or ESD would love to have your insight, and feedback on Oregon’s upcoming math standards.  Please join us, and see the links below to register!

Oregon Math Standards Revision Review April 16th 2020 Klamath Union High School-  http://pdnetworks.soesd.k12.or.us/public/events/view-event/7485 

Oregon Math Standards Revision Review April 17th 2020 Rogue River High School – http://pdnetworks.soesd.k12.or.us/public/events/view-event/7486

 

Southern Oregon Equity Summit 2020

By | Migrant Ed/ELL/Indian Ed, News, School Improvement Services

Kick off the 2020-2021 school year by joining us for the Southern Oregon Equity Summit 2020. The event includes high-profile speakers and breakout sessions that provide strategies for understanding equity through a trauma-informed practices approach.

When

August 19th-21st

Location

Ashland Hills Convention Center
2525 Ashland St,
Ashland, OR 97520

Registration Coming Soon

Fee

TBD

Contact Information

Nancy Hayes at 541-776-8564

PDUs

14.50

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Donna Beegle: Born into a migrant labor family and married at 15, earned her GED at age 26, within 10 years she then received her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is an authentic voice from poverty that speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty for others through Communication Across Barriers (CAB). For more than 25 years, she has traveled throughout hundreds of cities in 47 states and four countries to assist professionals with proven strategies for breaking poverty barriers. State agencies, politicians and other organizations have partnered with her to implement community-wide approaches to improving outcomes for citizens in poverty.

Ricky Robertson

Ricky Robertson has had the privilege to work with students from pre-K to 12th grade who have persevered in the face of adversity and trauma.  Ricky is the co-author of the book, “Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole-Staff Approach.”  As a consultant and coach, Ricky assists schools in developing trauma-informed systems of support and Restorative Practices that foster resilience and success for staff and students.

 

Southern Oregon Ed Tech Summit 2020

By | Migrant Ed/ELL/Indian Ed, News, School Improvement Services

Level Up: Boost Learning with Innovation and Technology

This event showcases innovations and best practices for integrating technology into schools and classrooms. We pride ourselves on being an event by educators, for educators.

Check back for more information coming soon.

When

June 17, 2020, 7:45 am – 3:30 pm

Location

Eagle Point Middle School
477 Reese Creek Rd,
Eagle Point, OR 97524

Download Presenter RFP Here
Registration Coming Soon

Fee

TBD

Contact Information

Nancy Hayes at 541-776-8564

PDUs

14.50

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Trisha Richmond

Author and Tech Integration Specialist for Medford School District.
SESSIONS: Make Learning Magical & Game On
WEBSITE: www.tisharichmond.com

Poverty Immersion & Coaching Institute

By | News, School Improvement Services, School-Wide Improvement

Poverty Immersion Institute

Communications Across Barriers
April 13th-14th
Phoenix Plaza Civic Center
220 N Main St,
Phoenix, OR 97535

The Poverty Institute is a hands-on, two-day poverty institute for educators, health, justice and social service professionals, and community members who want to better understand poverty and gain tools for making a difference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register here

Poverty Coaching Institute

Communications Across Barriers
May 13th-14th
Phoenix Plaza Civic Center
220 N Main St,
Phoenix, OR 97535

The Poverty Coaching Institute prepares participants to serve as poverty coaches for their organizations. A Communication Across Barriers poverty coach is trained to conduct workshops for breaking poverty barriers and improving communication and relationships for in-house staff. Coaches serve as on-site experts for educating colleagues, providing leadership for breaking poverty barriers, and developing system-wide approaches for improving outcomes for families who live in the war zone of poverty. Poverty coaches will also be trained to conduct Poverty Competency Assessments and assist their organization in developing and implementing customized action plans with measurable results.

Please note: To participate in this workshop, registrants must first attend the two-day Poverty Immersion Institute. (April 13-14 course available in PD Networks.)

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register here

Promising Practices Symposium

By | News, School Improvement Services, School-Wide Improvement

Chief Science Officers (CSO’s) from Talent Middle School presented at the Promising Practices Symposium along with Hidden Valley High School CSO’s about their role, their individual and group leadership projects and the impact their projects will have on their schools and their communities. CSO’s role is to help inspire students in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and to demonstrate leadership in these areas through a project that benefits those around them.

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

By | News, School Improvement Services

A Positive Discipline Workshop we held on Feb. 3th and 4th at OIT for educators serving in Klamath County. SOESD’s comprehensive, research-based professional development program empowers educators to connect with youth and address the root causes of misbehavior.

In this workshop educators learned how to:

  • ENGAGE STUDENTS
  • IMPROVE SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM CLIMATE
  • RUN EFFECTIVE CLASS MEETINGS
  • TEACH STUDENTS TO PROBLEM SOLVE RESPECTFULLY (AND EFFECTIVELY)
  • FIND YOUR CALM
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