COVID-19 District Updates

July 29, 2020

Dear Sheridan Families,

Yesterday afternoon the Oregon Department of Education, with the Governor’s office and the Oregon Health Authority, released the criteria for reopening schools.  At this time, Yamhill and Polk Counties do not meet the criteria.  Sheridan School District will offer Comprehensive Distance Learning to start the school year.

Additionally, there is a level of criteria that allows for providing in-person instruction for K-3 and other specialized groups of students.  The criteria states that the county must be under 30 cases of Covid per 100,000 for three weeks and the test positivity rate must be under 5%.  Currently, Yamhill and Polk Counties do not meet that criteria either.

If the numbers change over the next few weeks, we will begin the transition process for K-3 in-person instruction and teaching specialized groups of students.

In the next couple of weeks more information will be provided regarding the Comprehensive Distance Learning model. 

It is my hope that the numbers will improve in both counties as everyone continues to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.