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Superintendent Report
October 9, 2019

Taking a look at enrollment this year as compared to last year at this time, the District is currently at 4203 students compared to 4220, down 17 students.  This is a .4% loss, as compared to a 1% loss last year.  The largest drop in enrollment  is Shady Cove School with an overall decrease of 13% in grades K-8.  In breaking this down further, the loss in grades K-5 is 9% while the loss in grades 6-8 is 20%.  

The greatest gains in enrollment are Eagle Point Middle School 6th grade with an increase of 35 students as compared to last year’s 6th graders.  Extra teaching support is being added at EPMS to mitigate this increase.  Table Rock Elementary has 20 more kindergartners than last year’s kindergarten class so an additional kindergarten teacher was hired two weeks ago.  As always, we continue to study all K-12 numbers more in depth to see what trends emerge.  

In reflecting on the Superintendent’s work for September 2019, as well as tying this work to the four major characteristics of improved school districts – 1. effective leadership   2. quality teaching and learning   3. support for system-wide improvement   4. clear and collaborative relationships –highlights are:

  • Opening day and first week visitations to schools.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Conversations with Transportation Supervisor, Rowdy Yates, to review school start up resulting in the smoothest start by Transportation yet.  (1,3,4)
  • SOESD Superintendents Association meeting.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meetings with families regarding inter-district transfers.  (1,4)
  • Monthly and quarterly check-ins with Directors.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Guest speaker in Mrs. Yant’s 6th grade AVID class at EPMS.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meetings with past and present school board members.  (1,4)
  • Leadership/team building development.  (1,3,4)
  • Meetings with community members and business leaders.  (4)
  • District-wide coaching days in schools and classrooms to support teaching and learning.  (1,2,3,4)
  • City of Eagle Point/EPSD9 quarterly meeting.  (1,4)
  • Visitation to Mrs. Guyers’ and Mr. Cunningham’s history classes at EPHS to observe sidewalk chalk art.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meeting with SRO (School Resource Officer) Slagle.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Calculations and notification of the release of the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) to the Board of Directors.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meeting with EPHS leadership students.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce meeting.  (1,4)
  • Check in with new building administrator.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Conversation with SOU President Dr. Linda Schott.  (1,2,3,4)

It has been a busy, exciting first month of school.  Our schools are off to our best start yet thanks to enthusiastic, hard-working leaders and employees.  Add to that our great students and families and together we will have our best year yet!


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Cynda S. Rickert
Eagle Point School District 9 - Eagle Point
541-830-6200 (fax)