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.
Many of the linked files on this site are PDF documents. Click here to download free Adobe Reader software if you need it to view these documents.Free lunch at seven schoolsStudents at 7 district schools can get their breakfast and lunch for free without having to file an application for free or reduced lunch. <read more>2017-2018 district calendarNext year's calendar is available in English and Spanish. Be sure to look at this calendar closely and read the "Key Points" on the reverse to learn more about the Early Release schedule for all schools (including high schools). Also note the special "staggered start" schedule during the first week just for kinders to help them get off to a smooth start.Full-day kindergartenWith Springfield kinders going to school all day, we've created some materials to help families support their kindergarten students. Visit www.springfield.k12.or.us/fdk for more information about full-day kindergarten, and follow the links to the online Parent Guide and Jumpstart page. You can also read more about the thinking behind the staggered start schedule.ParentVUE/StudentVUEParentVUE and StudentVUE apps provide access to student information, including current grades, missing assignments and attendance information for middle and high school students, as well as other information on file such as immunization records and emergency contacts. Because family involvement is so crucial to students, we encourage our families to access the system regularly!Financial aid resource page availableThe 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 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.Getting transcriptsYou'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.Registering for schoolFamilies that move within the district or who are new to the district should register directly with their new neighborhood school. If you haven't registered before school lets out, you can register in August when the schools reopen. 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.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: Springfield's Safe Routes to School program provides walking and biking education and encouragement to families.
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.