BIBLE HISTORY & GOOD NEWS: Religious release time is provided during the school day, per Oregon law, for all students with parent permission. Regular classroom instruction will continue while students are participating in these activities. Participating students will be expected to make up any missed work. Currently, Good News is meeting at ALE on Wednesdays at early release time for an hour. Parents pick up their students following the one hour session.
BUS TRANSPORTATION: A number of school buses are operated by the school district in transporting students to and from school. Elementary school children who live at least one mile from school are eligible for bus transportation. Students who usually ride the bus will be put on the bus every day unless they have a note from home giving us other instructions. If a child is to ride a bus s/he doesn't regularly ride, a note must be sent to the office to be signed and given to the driver.
CHALLENGE PROGRAM: Students who consistently test at or above the 97th percentile on specially selected tests may be eligible for Medford School District's Challenge Program. After being identified based on specific criteria developed by the state, Challenge students are placed in a cluster program under the supervision of the classroom teacher. Here they will receive special guidance to fulfill their potential, through compaction and/or acceleration of the curriculum, as well as enriching activities. These students learn at a faster rate and at a more sophisticated level. Many Challenge students have creative and energetic ideas but lack some of the necessary skills to develop projects that measure up to a high level of competence. The Challenge Program is designed to fit these needs.
INSURANCE: Student insurance is available at a minimal cost. Forms are sent home at the beginning of the year. Parents should remember that students not covered by this policy are not insured through the school.
LOST AND FOUND: Each year we have many coats, sweaters, lunch boxes and other items left unclaimed in the lost and found. PLEASE put your child's name on all items brought to school so they can be returned to their rightful owner if they are lost. Lost and Found is located by the cafeteria. Small items such as watches, glasses, wallets, etc., are located in the school office.
LUNCHES: School lunches are served by Food Service on a contract with the Medford School District. Menus are sent home monthly. Applications for free or reduced price lunches are available.
We believe good nutrition is vital to children putting their best effort into the learning process. We do not allow students to go without lunch. If a child does not bring a cold lunch or have a lunch ticket the parent will be contacted. If a parent cannot be contacted, a sandwich will be provided. The office does not loan money for lunch.
School lunch will cost $1.30, breakfasts are $.85. The reduced cost is $.40 for lunch and $.30 for breakfast. Milk will cost $.30.
MONEY: Students should bring money to school only when they need it for a specific purpose. Money should be sent in an envelope listing the student's name, amount enclosed and the purpose for which it is intended.
Child Find Notification
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Are you concerned about your child's development? Do you feel your child has significant learning, speech/language, physical, or behavioral problems that interfere with his/her classroom performance? Medford School District 549C wants to find and evaluate the skills of children under the age of 21 years living within its district boundaries who have serious physical, vision, hearing, speech/language, learning, or emotional problems so that appropriate educational services may be provided for them. If you have concerns about your child's development, please contact the school office at 776-8648 or the district Special Education Office at 776-8646.
SPEECH/LANGUAGE SCREENING PROCEDURES: Speech and Language Specialists are available at each school in the Medford 549C School District. The specialists will screen students at the request of parents and /or teachers at any time throughout the school year. Speech/Language screening takes three to five minutes and is used to determine whether further testing is needed. To request that your child be screened, contact the school office or Speech/Language Specialist at your child's school.