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Last Updated: 01/05/2021

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Wallowa School District is located in the beautiful town of Wallowa, Oregon. The district is home to about 195 students and 35 staff. The elementary school and high school reside on the same campus which provides a unique opportunity for collaboration and a unity between students and staff. The small class sizes provide students with a high level of support from staff. Wallowa staff pride themselves on knowing their students and families well.

our MISSION

Through student learning, strategic teaching, teamwork, and flexibility, all students will become successful and positive contributors to society.


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Updates

As of 11/25/2020

The Impact of County Metrics on our Local Schools

Each week (Monday or Tuesday), Oregon Health Authority releases a metrics report that shows case counts, case rates and test positivity information for each county. The report โ€œlooks backโ€ at information from the previous two weeks. Rural counties like ours only look at case counts and test positivity.

For the most recent measurement period (11/8/2020-11/21/2020), Wallowa County had 6 positive cases of COVID-19 and the test positivity rate was 3.9%. We watch these numbers because they will be a piece of the information schools use on January 4th (and after) to determine our ability to stay open. Great news at this point - both recent numbers fall into the โ€œGreenโ€ metrics category, which means our schools have full control over the decision to hold school in-person.

Another number that schools use in decisions about instructional model is โ€œsporadicโ€ cases, or community spread. This refers to not knowing where someone contracted COVID-19. Wallowa Countyโ€™s currently reports 0 sporadic cases or all cases reported have a known source during the previous two weeks. When sporadic count is low, 5 or less, it is another number that strongly supports keeping schools open.

Even with the good news, our medical community is concerned about what will happen over the next two weeks. They have asked our community to do as much as we can to lower the risk of COVID-19 spread by limiting travel and social gatherings as much as possible. This ask is not meant to devalue the importance of family and social gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday; it is meant to help keep our community and schools open.

We encourage ongoing transparency from staff and families to further lower the risk of spread. Please continue to let us know or your health care provider know if you develop symptoms or have been exposed. If you will be in a situation where higher risk of spread may occur, please reach out to your provider to learn ways to lower the risk. The actions our community have taken so far really have worked. For example, look at the recent success in the Wallowa School District. Our proactive approach to close the high school and encourage testing of close contacts allowed the right people to quarantine and those who got sick to do so while in quarantine. In short, they were able to stop the outbreak in its tracks. Kudos to Wallowa and those impacted!

Please continue to partner with us in these efforts. Every choice you make to lower the risk of spread increases our chance to keep our community, school and businesses open.



ELEMENTARY ARRIVAL and Dismissal PROCEDURES

Arrival Procedures

Student safety is our #1 priority!

Students Who Ride A Bus

When the bus arrives at 7:30 a.m., students will exit the bus and go directly to their classrooms. Students will walk on sidewalks, entering the school building through the west/main entrance of the school, using the doors by the office.

Students Who are Dropped Off at Arrival

Drivers must obey all traffic safety signs and directions. Cell phones should not be used during drop off. Drive slowly and watch for children. Students may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m.! Students who are dropped off will utilize the designated student drop off area north of/behind the school. Elementary students cannot be dropped off on the south side of the building, next to the highway. Given restrictions for health and safety, parents and visitors are not allowed inside the building, so walking students to classrooms is not possible at this time.

There are two options for drop off:

1. Parents/Caregivers will pull into the lane heading east designated for drop off, next to the yellow curbing, pulling all the way forward to the northeast door. A yellow line and curb mark the areas where students may be let out of vehicles. This is the area where staff monitor safety and provide supervision. Drivers must remain with their vehicle in these lanes. Students will exit the vehicle on the side closest to the building and use the designated walkway, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students must walk in the area designated as a walkway, maintaining social distancing, and entering through the northeast doors of the building. As students enter the building, a staff member will welcome them to school and assist them with the use of hand sanitizer. Students will proceed down the right-hand side of the hallway to their classroom.

2. Parents/Caregivers who enter from the east/heading west, in the street lane closest to parking, will pull forward, stopping right before the crosswalk with the signage for student drop off. Students will get out of the vehicle on the side next to the parking areas, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students will wait behind the sign, maintaining social distancing, until the crossing guard escorts them safely across the roadway and into the school building. As students enter the building, a staff member will welcome them to school and assist them with the use of hand sanitizer. Students will proceed down the right-hand side of the hallway to their classroom.

Students Who Walk to School

Students who walk to school, must safely use sidewalks and crosswalks where available. Elementary students coming from the south side of the highway will enter the school building through the west/main entrance of the school, using the doors by the office. Elementary students coming from the north side of the highway/school building will wait behind the crosswalk sign by the parking lot, maintaining social distancing, until the crossing guard escorts them safely across the roadway and into the school building. As students enter the building, a staff member will welcome them to school and assist them with the use of hand sanitizer. Students will proceed down the right-hand side of the hallway to their classroom.

Dismissal Procedures

Student safety is our #1 priority

Students Who Ride A Bus

Students who ride a bus will be released first to the buses. Students will go directly to the bus area. Students will walk on sidewalks, exiting the sidewalk at the point closest to their bus doors. Upon entering the bus, students will take their assigned seat and follow bus driver directions.

Students Who are Picked Up at Dismissal

Drivers must obey all traffic safety signs and directions. Cell phones should not be used during student pick up. Drive slowly and watch for children. Students go directly to the student pick-up area when they are released. Parents picking students up will utilize the designated student pick up area north of/behind the school. Elementary students cannot be picked up on the south side of the building, next to the highway. Given restrictions for health and safety, parents and visitors are not allowed inside the building, so picking students up from the classroom is not possible at this time.

There are two options for pick up:

1. Parents/Caregivers will pull into the lane heading east designated for pick up, next to the yellow curbing, pulling all the way forward to the northeast door. This is the area where staff monitor safety and provide supervision. Drivers must remain with their vehicle in these lanes. Students will enter the vehicle on the side closest to the building and use the designated walkway, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students must walk in the area designated as a walkway, maintaining social distancing.

2. Parents/Caregivers who enter from the east/heading west, in the street lane closest to parking, will pull forward, stopping right before the crosswalk with the signage for student pick up. Students will wait at the sign until their parent/caregiver pulls up to the signage and crosswalk. Students will enter the vehicle on the side next to the parking areas, never walking in front of, behind or between cars. Students Who Walk Home From School Students who walk home from school, must safely use sidewalks and crosswalks where available. Elementary students who live on the south side of the highway will exit the school building through the south east entrance of the school. Elementary students who live on the north side of the highway/school building will exit the building at the northeast doors. A crossing guard will escort students safely across the roadway.

Students Who Walk Home From School

Students who walk home from school, must safely use sidewalks and crosswalks where available. Elementary students who live on the south side of the highway will exit the school building through the south east entrance of the school. Elementary students who live on the north side of the highway/school building will exit the building at the northeast doors. A crossing guard will escort students safely across the roadway.

COntact Us

Elementary Phone: (541) 886-2061

High School: (541) 886-2951 | Fax: 541-886-7355

Address: P.O. Box 425 | Wallowa, Oregon 97885

If you need technology support during our Distance Learning For All time period, please email help@wallowa.k12.or.us You may also call the school and asked to be transferred to Heather Howard.

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