Superintendent

Superintendent Report: Eagle Point School District

June 23, 2021

 

COVID19 and Instruction:We have made it! We have successfully completed the most challenging school year in American education. I feel the need to recognize and formally thank so many people for their support, hard work and flexibility.

Foremost, our students have been fantastic and have endured circumstances that we adults would never have dreamed of when we were their age. Their ability to repeatedly adapt to change is inspiring. I am especially proud of the EPSD9 staff. In one year our employees have made online learning, hybrid learning and in-person learning work. This work has been exhausting and our people have repeatedly gone above and beyond expectations to meet the needs of our students.

I need to recognize the EPSD9 community and most especially our parents. Our parents have also been put in a position that has never been experienced. They have managed child care, new  technology, work and changing modes of learning month after month and day after day. It was this work, parents and guardians with their children, that was the solid foundation that made everything else possible. Most importantly, our community's flexibility and understanding, as our district and schools ‘built the plane in the air’ has humbled me. Our community has kept the faith with this school district through the many distractions and inconsistencies of this past year. There were so many times, issues and incidents where our community could have said enough. Instead they worked to support their children and this school district. I thank them for their understanding and for their underlying trust.

I would also like to recognize the EPEA, our local union, and our School Board. Our School Board has consistently focused on taking care of getting our students back into school and has avoided the many distractions and controversies of these challenging times. They have taken a stand when they felt it necessary and refused to be taken in by distractions. I need to also recognize that the pandemic has been very hard for our union as our district launched into areas our employee contracts had never dreamed of happening. We’ve had disagreements, but fifteen months later we are also still respectfully working together. I am grateful that the EPEA has kept the focus on our students and our district.

I’m proud of this district, our communities and I sincerely thank them for their support and for keeping the best interest of the students of this school district first.

Respectfully,

Andy Kovach
Eagle Point School District 9
Superintendent
541-830-6563

Administrative Hires:

We have transitioned into our summer programs and are preparing for the upcoming school year. We have filled two administrative positions for the 21.22 academic year.

 Beginning July 1, 2021 Grant Hayball will begin working as the new principal for Eagle Rock Elementary and Lake Creek Learning Center. Grant is an experienced building principal with a strong background in special education. Currently he is finishing up his year as Principal of Colton High School. In fact today is Colton’s last official student day as they ran an extended school year due to the fires in the Santiam Canyon.

Joining us from Colorado as the new Vice Principal for Table Rock Elementary is Sara Hamilton. Sara’s background is particularly strong in educating English Language Learners.

 

Summary of EPSD9 Summer Programs:

 

Elementary & Transition (VIP) Summer School:

(Gen Ed and Special Ed)

  • 4 WEEKS - JUNE 21st to JULY 15th (ERE, HES, SCS)
  • Mon-Thurs - All Grades 8am to 12pm
  • Child Care provided at Elem Schools by YMCA
  • Hot breakfast and lunch provided
    • Hillside and Shady Cove (K-8) = 8am bus drop off
    • Eagle Rock = 7:50am bus drop off
  • PALS @ Eagle Rock; MAPS @ Hillside
  • VIP at Outback
  • 6 WEEKS for TRE to align with migrant programs Mon-Fri; 8am to 2pm
  • ELEMENTARY OPPORTUNITIES for URCEO
    • Elementary Extended Skill Building using STMath and RazKids- Goal check-ups will be done approximately July 2, July 16, and July 30.
    • Elementary Enrichment Camps
      • Session 1: June 21 - July 2. Theme: Rainbows. In-person: June 30, 10am - Noon
      • Session 2: July 12-22. Theme: Mathematics Through Art & Design. In-person: July 22, 1-2:30pm
      • Session 3: July 19-30. Theme: Robotics & Coding. In-person: July 27, 9am - Noon

 

Middle School Summer School:

  • 4 WEEKS - JUNE 21st to JULY 15th Mon-Thurs - All Grades
  • 8:15am - 1:00pm EPMS
  • 8:15am - 2:15pm - WMMS
  • Hot breakfast and lunch provided

 

EPHS Summer Covid CRAM/URCEO HS Recovery Classes:

  • EPHS - 2 WEEKS - JUNE 21st to JULY 2nd, Mon-Friday, Grades 9-12th
    • 9am - 2:00pm - breakfast and lunch provided
  • URCEO: - 4 WEEKS - JUNE 21st to JULY 15th, Mon-Thurs
    • 8:00am to Noon

 

Migrant Summer School - Grades PreK-12th @ WMMS

  • 6 WEEKS - JUNE 21st to JULY 29th Mon-Thurs
  • Fridays: Klamath Outdoor Science School
  • 8:15am - 2:15pm Daily
  • Hot breakfast and lunch provided

 

AAP, Kinder Academy, Middle School Academy and Eagle Camp: Transition Programs

DRAFT final times to be determined based on busing

  • 1 WEEK - AUG 16-19th (Aug 20th for EPHS)
  • PreK - 8th = 8am to 12pm -breakfast and lunch provided
  • EPHS = 8am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 8am-12pm Friday
  • SCS Wolverine (MS) Academy Aug 23-26, Mon-Thurs, 8am-12pm
  • URCEO Virtual Learner Academy (all grades) Aug 23-26, Mon-Thurs, 8am-12pm