The district’s new superintendent, Chris Fritsch, will be in Pendleton on Thursday, May 25, to meet with district staff and the community.
From 3:30 to 4:30 PM on Thursday, Mr. Fritsch will be available to meet school district staff at Sherwood Heights Elementary School’s library.
From 5:30 to 6:30 PM, Mr. Fritsch will have a Meet-and-Greet event where community members can meet him, also in the Sherwood library.
The Pendleton School District has a new system, called SafeOregon, for reporting school safety threats. SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.
Tips may include bullying, violence, threat of violence, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, self-harm, etc.
The graduation rate for the Pendleton School District increased by more than nine percentage points from the 2014-15 school year to the 2015-16 school year, according to rates released on January 26 by the Oregon Department of Education.
One of the most important things we can do to support our students’ learning and their continued academic success is to encourage regular attendance. The state of Oregon has defined the expectations for schools, students and parents in the 2015 Oregon Compulsory School Attendance Laws. Pendleton School District continues to support students and families in meeting these regulations.
In September 2016, the Pendleton School District focused on attendance. The district-wide goal for attendance is 94%.
According to Curt Thompson, Principal at Hawthorne:
We would like to thank Lost and Found Youth Outreach and Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI) for their continued support this year. Many people from these organizations have collaborated with the school to facilitate and fund an incentive program to improve academic performance/attendance and to build resilience for students affected by childhood adversity.