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In this part of the website, parents and guardians can get quick access to information that's most important to them. We welcome comments, suggestions and concerns from parents.
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In this great information age, it's impossible to identify any one communications avenue that will reach everyone. Key current information will always be posted on our home page, but we're a happening district, and to get the most current, up-to-date information about what's going on, we suggest that you stay tuned to our social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter). We also invite you to take a look at our News Release section to see more of what we've been up to, and we try to keep our online calendar stocked with information about no school days, early release days and up-coming district-wide events. For school-related events, please check with your individual schools.
Transfer information for 2015-16
The district is still currently closed to students wanting to transfer in for the current school year. Transfer information has been posted for the coming school year. Click here for information about transfers within the district (open beginning January 5) or here for transfers from outside the district (open March 2). All forms will be posted soon. Ridgeview Elementary, Thurston Elementary and Thurston Middle will remain CLOSED to all transfers for the coming year.
Starting in the fall of 2015, kindergarten students will be attending schools all day. Schools are in the process of determining what that day will look like. Stay tuned to www.springfield.k12.or.us/fdk for more information.
On a day when the district determines it is unsafe for buses to operate on their usual routes, the district will alert families that the buses are operating on snow routes. Click here to review the route for your home. These routes are reviewed and refreshed every year, so be sure to check for any changes. This year, changes to Lane County's de-icing policy have allowed some expansion of bus routes.
The Springfield Lions Club has completed free vision screenings for all elementary students. Families of students with referrals will be notified within the next few weeks.
Financial aid resource page available
The district has worked with the Career and Counseling Centers at Springfield and Thurston High to create a page full of Financial Aid resources and information for parents who are starting to think about how to pay for their kids to go to college. Please contact your student's Career Center with any questions.
The district's new ParentVUE and StudentVUE applications are being unveiled across the district this school year. Parents should have received login information in the mail. The new systems will provide unprecedented access to student information, including current grades, missing assignments, attendance information and other information on file such as immunization records and emergency contacts. Because family involvement is so crucial to students, we encourage all families to access the system regularly!
FlashAlert app available
The FlashAlert service that the district uses to alert the community about weather closures or delays no longer provides alerts via text due to the inconsistency of delivery among providers. Families with smart phones or tablets can download a new FlashAlert Messenger App from either Google Play or iTunes. You're also allowed up to three email addresses to send alerts to. Click here to log in to your account to check your settings.
The 2014-15 district calendar is available here. Please read the details carefully; there are a few key changes to the schedule from last year. For example, high school students will have late starts instead of early release this year. Also, middle schools are now being released before elementary students on early release days. Read the details here.
Families that move within the district or who are new to the district should register directly with their new neighborhood school. To find out which school your child should be going to, click here. To find out what you will need to register your student for kindergarten, click here.
You'll need to submit a request form; it can take about 7-10 days to receive the records. You can download a form and find out how to request them at www.springfield.k12.or.us/transcripts. Forms are also available at the district office.
Did you know?
Thurston High operates an excellent preschool through its Child Development Center. The preschool is open to the public, and also provides a learning venue for high school students who are interested in early childhood education. Check out their website for more details.
You can make lunch payments online. Click here for more info.
You can apply online for free or reduced lunch costs. Click here for application tips and guidelines.
Not taking the bus?
Here are some other ways to help you get your kids to school:
Safe Routes to School: Call Emma Newman, Springfield’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at 541-726-3483 or visit www.springfield.k12.or.us/srts to find out more about the Springfield Public Schools walking and biking education and encouragement program.
Free Carpool Match: Point2point Solutions provides parents with a free service to help them find carpool partners among families who live nearby and whose students attend the same school. Information is confidential and is shared only among registered families. Sign up at point2pointsolutions.org or call 541-682-6213.
Call your neighborhood school, call the appropriate department, or call the district office at 541-747-3331.