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Mustang Families,

This last week we spent much of our time getting back into the groove of teaching and learning by reviewing school rules and expectations. It was so good to have all of our students back in class and engaged in learning.

The January PTO meeting is scheduled for January 14th at 6pm in the Creslane Library. Childcare is provided. Hope to see you there!

This next Friday, January 17, students will be released at 11:30 for Early Release Friday. Teachers will be spending the afternoon involved with professional development.

Mark your calendars for Monday, January 20th, as this is a no school day in observance of MLK.

As reminder students supervision begins at 7:30 for breakfast. Prior to 7:30 we do not have supervision, therefore students should not arrive until 7:30 or later. Between 7:30 and 7:55 students are permitted to be in the cafeteria, library, or playground (at 7:45). Hallway doors open to classrooms at the 7:55 bell. The only students who should arrive before 7:30 are those involved in music actives. Thank you for following our supervision schedule and getting students to school in time for the 8am bell.

This month we are planning to kick off a monthly “CATCH Day”. For those who are unfamiliar with CATCH it stands for a Coordinated Approach to Child Health. By uniting multiple players in a child’s life to create a community of health, CATCH is proven to prevent childhood obesity. For more information their website is filled with resources for families. https://catchinfo.org/about/. January 24th will be our first CATCH day will where we will work together as a school to see how many jumping jacks we can complete!

Lastly, I wanted to remind you of the procedures when winter weather is in the forecast. When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions impact each of our Creswell SD schools.

How the decision is made:

Typically, weather-related school schedule decisions are made in the early morning, before school, when current weather conditions can be assessed. We believe students and families are best served when we are open. Our main concern and the reason for any school closure is the safety of our students and staff.

How to find out if there is a change:

If the district decides to make a change to the school schedule or bus routes, it is communicated as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m. 

If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

What does the announcement mean?

  • School Closure: There is no school for students, although some staff will be at work.
  • Two-Hour Delay: School will start two hours late and end at the normal dismissal time for a regular school day. If it would normally have been an early release day, the early release day schedule will be canceled. Buses will drive cautiously, adjusting to conditions, so pickup and return may be delayed.
  • Snow Routes: Some school bus routes have alternate “snow routes” that may be used when snow and ice make road conditions hazardous at higher and steeper elevations. This helps limit the need for school closures in harsh weather. When school buses operate on these snow routes, some students will have a different bus stop location and time than on the regular route. More information is at http://www.creswell.k12.or.us/wp/crnt/resources-2/snowice-bus-routes/.

Parent Choice: When school is in session during wintry weather, families are encouraged to consider the road conditions in their areas, make their own decisions based on safety, and notify the school if their student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about student absences for hazardous weather safety reasons will be honored.

Thank you,

Amy Halley, Principal