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Hello Tiger Nation,

I hope you are all healthy and safe. These are extraordinary times and it has really challenged all in the education community on how to continue to provide learning opportunities for our kids. Things change so fast as we move through this process that it seems we get new guidance almost daily.

Schools across Oregon were gearing up for what the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) termed, Supplemental Education and Learning Supports. These new supports were to be enacted April 1st. Monday March 30th, late in the evening, the Oregon Department of Education changed it’s guidance for the Extended School Closure. The new guidance is called Distance Learning for All. In this new guidance, we are moving from a supplementary education model to a grade and credit earning education model. In this model, we will implement our standard curriculum in a distance learning format and will be issuing grades and credits.

ODE has given districts until April 13th to implement the new guidance. Until that time, we will still be providing supplementary education support. After we go live with Distance Learning for All, students will receive a maximum 30 minutes of teacher led activities, per subject, per day. This does not mean it will be a live interface with the teachers, or teachers will be directly instructing through videos for 30 minutes each class, although occasionally that may be the case. Rather, teachers will provide a combination of activities of instruction, practice, or exploration in the amount of 30 minutes per day per subject. Students may need to spend more time than that to complete the assigned work, like they would with homework.

The bulk of the instruction will take place via Google Classroom. There are some families who will need paper packets as they lack consistent internet access. Some families will need to check out Chromebooks to use during this Extended School Closure. You should have received a call or filled out an online survey indicating your need for devices or packets. If you have not, contact YCHS to inform us of your needs. Tomorrow, 4/3/20, Chromebook and packet distribution will take place at the main YCIS entrance from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

We still do not know how the Extended School Closure affects graduation requirements, the ODE has indicated they will give us guidance within the next couple of weeks. As soon as we know something we will inform you. I know it is extremely difficult to be patient. It is for us as well. Know that we will do whatever we can to assist seniors in meeting the requirements set forth. Also know that we care deeply for all of our students, and are especially aware of the impact this closure has had on our seniors, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Currently teachers are planning lessons, recording lessons, and creating packets. They are working hard to give students the best education possible under the circumstances. You should be proud of them and the work they are doing. I sure am. This is a great school and community. I miss the students and can’t wait for the day we can all connect again as a YCHS family.

We will give updates as information comes in. As we approach April 13th, more details regarding instruction will be provided.

Go Tigers!!!

Clint Raever
Yamhill Carlton High School




Oregon State University's
Engineering Department

This month, OSU will be holding webinars designed to help students who are planning on or interested in studying engineering at OSU:

  • April 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (PST) – The First-Year Experience: We will discuss the general engineering program for first-year students, the engineering living learning communities, first-year advising, and more! Sign up here.
  • April 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (PST) – Experience-Based Learning: We will discuss student organizations, research opportunities, and other ways to get engaged and learn outside the classroom! Sign up here.
  • April 21, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (PST) – Parent/Guardian Information: We will discuss the Degree Partnership Program, internship and job opportunities, and more! Sign up here.

The webinars will be hosted by current engineering students and staff, and each has a maximum of 500 attendees. 

The registration for these webinars is open to all Oregon high school students interested in engineering.


I have been reaching out to our local scholarship sponsors and committees to suggest they extend their application deadlines until the end of May.

As well, I've asked them to allow applications to be mailed directly to a contact person instead of being delivered to Counseling or ASPIRE (in case we're not back to school by then).

The majority have agreed.

These scholarship applications are all housed in Google Classroom under Scholarship Applications for 2020. The code to access this "class" is dememxa.

The application names preceded by a red dot 🔴 are those that have an extended deadline.

Janet Herring-Sherman
ASPIRE Program Coordinator
Yamhill Carlton High School

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