What is Ready Schools, Safe Learners?

Each school will develop an Operational Blueprint for Reentry that ensures their school meets requirements outlined in Ready Schools, Safe Learners. This Blueprint will be submitted to the School Board. All school districts are required to post their school blueprints on a website and submit that website link to ODE by August 15, 2020 or prior to the beginning of their 2020-21 school year.

For the 2020-21 school year, districts must strive to comply with the instructional time requirements in OAR 581-022-2320 while also complying with social distancing requirements. All schools must establish a minimum of 35 square feet per person when determining room capacity. Daily activities and instruction should support physical distancing, striving to maintain at least six feet between individuals.


Tanya Frisendahl

Reopening Advisor
Educational Services Team

CLICK HERE to view SOESD's Operational Blueprint templates (ODE 3.0.1)

Find the full ODE guidance document here.

What is an Operational Blueprint?

An Operational Blueprint is essentially your plan for resuming school activities. It is due by August 15 or the start of school, whichever is earlier.

How do I know which model to choose? 

There are three instructional models for schools in the 2020-21 school year:

  1. On-site
  2. Hybrid, and
  3. Comprehensive Distance Learning (full requirements here)

You can start by looking at this Decision Tree.

Don’t know which method to choose? Use the chart below.

ODE Templates


Collecting Public Feedback

Training Sessions

Series 1 Training Powerpoint

Series 2 Training Powerpoint

Series 3 Training is intended to give principals at the elementary, middle and high school levels time to discuss implementation plans and ideas in school level alike and size like teams. While workshop groups will be facilitated, it is not intended to be a review of the guidance document or to provide the information that occurred in series 2.

Video Guidance

CDC Toolkit for ages 15-21

Where do I get cleaning & maintenance supplies?

School facilities are the responsibility of the local school district and as such they are responsible for cleaning the buildings. Because this is a local control issue, the state does not have systems in place to provide additional supplies to districts.

Try these options for more information:

  • Oregon School Facilities Management Association. They provide peer to peer information sharing and resources. Districts can get advice from other districts about how to address potential shortages of cleaning supplies.
  • ORPIN. This is the public procurement network that public agencies, including school districts can use. Districts may be able to find cleaning supplies on this network that can help address any potential shortages.
  • Local county emergency managers.

Are face coverings required? 

Yes: Effective 7/24, face coverings are required for all students over 5 and all staff.


Can’t find your answer? Search this list of FAQs from ODE.

School District

Butte Falls
Central Point
Eagle Point
Grants Pass
Klamath Falls (city)
Klamath Falls (county)
Rogue River
Sunny Wolf
Three Rivers/Josephine County