Roseburg Public Schools learned today from the Oregon Department of Education that counties in Oregon will need to meet certain parameters related to COVID-19 cases before school districts will be allowed to reopen for in-classroom learning. Douglas County at this time does not meet those criteria, as our local case level is too high. This means that Roseburg Public Schools will start the 2020-2021 school year with Comprehensive Remote Learning.
The district agrees that this is the best decision for keeping our students, staff and families safe. Starting off the school year in this manner provides an exciting opportunity to focus on building relationships with our students. The district will also be able to strengthen our online learning systems and ensure they are robust and effective while giving our district additional time to prepare for the return of students to classrooms. This strong start to online learning centered on equity will serve as a stepping stone to the implementation of the hybrid and in-class learning models that we have been preparing and will continue to improve upon.