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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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What's new?
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.
Vision screenings
A new Oregon law is requiring all public school students ages 7 and younger to have their vision screened to make sure they can see clearly in the classroom as they learn critical reading and writing skills. To help families get their kids screened, the Springfield Lions Club has stepped up and offered to screen every elementary student for free this fall! Families will be notified as to the results of the screening. (Have you hugged a Lion today?)
Financial aid resource page available
The district has worked with the Career and Counseling Centers at Springfield and Thurston High to create a new 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 will be receiving login information in the mail during the week of Sept. 15. 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 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.
District calendar
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.
Back to school
Click here to see more comprehensive back-to-school info, including links to supply lists, registration dates and times, and more. 
Transfer news
If you're waiting for news about your transfer application, please hang tight. You will be notified as soon as the status is known. If you have questions, you can call 541-726-3254.
We have updated the within-district transfer forms to indicate the closure of the following schools to any transfers: Ridgeview Elementary, Thurston Elementary and Thurston Middle School.
Due to changes by the state legislature, the deadline for transfers into Springfield Public Schools for the 2014-15 school year was set at August 1, 2014. The district is now closed to transfers into Springfield schools for 2014-15.
Registering for school
To find out what you will need to register your student for kindergarten, click here.
Getting transcripts
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.
Free Walk or Bike Support:  Point2point Solutions can also help parents organize walking or bicycling groups by sending customized mailings to students’ families in their neighborhood. Call 541-682-6213 for more information.


Call your neighborhood school, or call the district office at 541-747-3331

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