COVID-19 Response Plan
On July 28, Oregon Governor Kate Brown shared specific public health Community COVID-19 Metrics that determine the conditions under which Oregon’s public and private schools may return to in-person instruction. While we had hoped to reopen campus in September, given the Governor’s orders and the state of COVID-19 in Oregon, we do not anticipate reopening campus for the foreseeable future, and not until we achieve the Governor’s benchmarks to do so.
We look forward to welcoming all students back to campus just as soon as we are able. In the meantime, we are ready to support a robust continuous learning experience. We invite you to attend our webinars and explore some of the frequently asked questions below for more details about our opening of school plan. As conditions related to COVID-19 continue to evolve, so too will our planning; we will keep families updated throughout the summer and fall.
As part of starting our 2020-21 school year, all OES families will be asked to acknowledge receipt of this community agreement document.
COVID-19 Response Plan Overview
Read more detail about our plans in this comprehensive overview document.
Learn More/Ask Questions
Join us for for parent meetings over Zoom to learn more and ask your questions. All meetings run from 7-8 p.m. PDT. Each session will be recorded and available to watch within 24 hours after the event.
- Monday, Aug. 3 - Overview of COVID-19 Response Plan
- Wednesday, Aug. 4 - Middle School Program
- Thursday, Aug. 5 - Upper School Program
- Thursday, Aug. 13 - Lower School Program
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the Guiding Principles of OES’s COVID-19 Response Plan?
- What are the three levels of campus operations?
- What metrics is OES using to determine whether schools can reopen campus for in-person instruction?
- How can we monitor these metrics?
- As a private school, is OES required to follow the Governor’s order?
- If later in the school year it is considered safe to return to campus in either Yellow or Green Operational Levels, will students still be allowed to continue using the remote learning model if it makes them feel more comfortable?
- Why are you considering bringing the youngest students (Pre-K–3) onto campus prior to grades 4–12?
- What will Continuous Learning look like in the Red Operational Level?
- How will Continuous Learning be different / better than the spring 2020 experience?
- How will the daily schedule work in each division?
- How will attendance be taken?
- How will grading occur?
- How will students have their tech needs met remotely?
- Will there be any opportunities for socially distant, in-person gatherings in any of the divisions this fall to help build a sense of community before we start continuous learning?
- What is OES’s stance on learning pods in the community?
- Will there be required COVID-19 testing of students and employees, perhaps including surveillance testing?
- What will be the protocol if a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19?
- Will parents need to answer screening questions about their child's health symptoms every day?
- How will the community agreement be enforced? Is it an honor system? What happens if a student or family member is found to be in violation of the community agreement?
- What will be the size of the Reduced Density Groups (RDGs)?
- Will there be bus service in the yellow operation level? If so, what will it look like?
- What is the plan for managing lunches, snacks, and the cafeteria?
- It may be a challenge for children, particularly the younger ones, to keep their masks on all day. How will you handle this?
We understand you may have additional questions that we have not answered here. Please email us at COVIDemail@example.com and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.