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  • Family Update - April 7, 2020

    Posted by Jenna McCulley on 4/7/2020 10:00:00 PM

    Good evening SPS Families,  

    Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. We want you to know that SPS is here for you and will continue to provide resources and assistance in any way it can. In an effort to keep you updated on this week’s happenings, we wanted to send out a few pieces of information regarding distance learning, access to technology, teacher in-service and meal distribution. 

    Technology Distribution

    SPS staff helped to distribute computers and tablets to initial groups of students and families last week and this morning. Staff will continue to distribute devices throughout the week. For those who have not yet filled out a technology survey and need assistance with obtaining a loaned device or internet, please fill out this survey. Those who have already filled out a survey to the best of their ability will receive further information about when and where to pick up devices via phone message, email or text. There are multiple opportunities to obtain devices, and we will be reaching out to everyone who submitted a survey. There is no need to resubmit if you haven’t received a notification of pick-up time.


    Virtual Inservice + Virtual Learning Preparations

    In anticipation of the (soft) start of distance learning on Monday, April 13, teachers and other educators have been working diligently to prepare for new ways of teaching and communicating with students. This virtual inservice week will also allow teachers to plan, collaborate and get organized for teaching. We understand that families are eager to learn more about what their schedules look like and get into a school routine. Thank you for your continued patience as we work out those details so that we do not overwhelm our educators with logistical questions. 


    Distance learning schedules

    Detailed distance learning schedules are currently being finalized by SPS educators and leadership. The schedules are organized by grade level and overview schedules are available on the district’s new distance learning resource hub: www.springfield.k12.or.us/SPSLearns. Overview schedules are available by level under the Family Resources links. 

    Meal distribution locations and hours + survey

    Meals are still being served at nine different SPS schools between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Springfield Public Schools will continue to provide to-go lunches with breakfast for the following day for all children 1 - 18 throughout the extended school closure at the following locations: 

    • Centennial: 1315 Aspen St, Springfield, OR 97477
    • Ridgeview: 526 N 66th St, Springfield, OR 97478
    • Two Rivers - Dos Rios: 1084 G St, Springfield, OR 97477
    • Guy Lee: 755 Harlow Road Springfield, OR 97477
    • Yolanda: 2350 Yolanda Ave, Springfield, OR 97477
    • Agnes Stewart: 900 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478
    • Walterville: 40589 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478
    • Maple: 2109 J St, Springfield, OR 97477
    • Riverbend Elementary: 320 N 51st St, Springfield, OR 97478

    Meal service surve

    While we’ve had great turnout at our meal site locations, we’d like to hear from families about how they’re accessing these sites and what helpful changes may need to be implemented at the meal sites moving forward. Those who are interested can fill out this survey and offer suggestions and feedback about SPS meal service throughout the extended school closures.  

    Student Belongings Retrieval:

    Beginning on Thursday, April 9, the district will be holding drive-through pickup for student belonging retrieval.

    Thursday April 9, 10  am – 6 pm

             Grades 3 – 5

             Grades 7 – 8

             Grades 11 -12

    Friday, April 10, 10 am – 6 pm

             Grades K-2

             Grades 6

             Grade 9 -10

    Monday, April 13, 3 pm – 6 pm

             All Grades

    Tuesday, April 14, 3 pm – 6 pm

             All Grades


    Students and parents can come to their school on the days assigned by their grade any time between the listed hours to retrieve student belongings. Staff will have belongings packaged by students' names. Personal items in PE and Sports Lockers will not be available during this pick up time.


    Additional information

    Is available at: www.springfield.k12.or.us/SPSLearns.


    Questions? Email: askSPS@springfield.k12.or.us or call, 541-726 -3331.


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