Senior Families,

We have received multiple inquiries surrounding the date of graduation and we are exploring our options as we plan for this year’s event. This is a very important event to everyone involved and we want to make sure that we are including all of our families before we make any decision of this nature.

Included in this message is a link to a survey that provides you with timing preferences for our 2022 graduation. Please take a moment to complete this survey for your family as soon as possible. This survey should only take 2 minutes to complete.

Thank you for helping us make this event special for everyone. We are excited to celebrate your students hard work here at Yamhill-Carlton High School.

Go Tigers!

Parent Survey: Click Here

YCSD Mask Mandate Statement 

Hello YCSD students, parents and staff members,

As you are all aware, on July 29th, Governor Brown directed the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE)  to create a rule requiring face coverings in all indoor school settings, both public and private, for all individuals two years and older, including all students, staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors.  On August 3rd, the rule was released by the ODE. 


While many aspects of Covid-19 mitigation strategies still rest in the hands of each individual district, the rule requires that masks will be mandated in all private and public Oregon schools while students are indoors, during school hours.  Masks are not required for outdoor activities. The OHA will review infection data every month to determine the need to continue the mandatory mask mandate.  We strongly feel decisions on Covid-19 mitigation efforts should be made at the local level, with input from our local public health authority.  


We have been advised by the ODE and the Oregon School Boards Association that failure to comply with the mandate may result in severe penalties.  These penalties may include fines in the amount of $500 per day per incident, imposed on the school district.  This could mean $500 for every individual, per day, if the district does not follow the mandate.  In addition, employees who hold a professional license, which includes teachers, counselors, and administration, may be referred to the Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission for sanctions against their license for failure to comply with the mandate.  Lastly, failure to comply with the mandate could result in district and personal liability should an individual be adversely affected by the virus and the district was not following the mandate. In light of the potential penalties to the district and our employees, we will follow the mandate but will continue to fight for local decision making.


Since the Governor’s order was announced, we have been communicating with other rural districts and decision makers in our state to express our frustration and concerns with a move away from local decision making.  Yamhill Carlton School District will continue to advocate for our students, families, and the return to local decision making and ensure the voice of Yamhill Carlton School District is heard.


With all of that being said, we are excited that students will be in-person, full time, 5 days a week.  In addition, this rule does not apply to athletics.  The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) released guidance last week that leaves Covid-19 mitigation protocols up to each district.


The best way for our families and community members to be heard on this issue is to contact our local legislators, the Governor's Office, and Oregon Health Authority to share your thoughts on returning control of all mitigation efforts to individual school districts, without delay.


Below is a list of contacts for our local and state officials:

Senator Boquist  





Representative Noble



Governor Brown  



OHA Director, Patrick Allen


Clint Raever

Superintendent, Yamhill Carlton School District

School in the Fall Information

We would like to share with families and the public, Yamhill Carlton School District expects to fully reopen schools to full-day, five-day, in-person learning this fall. We maintain those expectations today in light of the Oregon Department of Education announcement of the Resiliency Framework for the 2020-2021 school year.

There are always many details to opening school in the fall, and this year those details will include things like COVID-19 safety measures. We of course will continue to partner with public health officials and plan to keep families updated as we finalize those details over the summer.

Click here for the most recent copy of
Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework
for the 2021-22 School Year as of July 22, 2021



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