COMMUNITY FORUMS: The Klamath County School District has scheduled a series of community forums for parents who are interested finding out more about their school’s reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year.

The forums will provide parents a chance to hear from district administrators and school principals, provide input, and ask specific questions about their school’s plan to reopen under a hybrid-learning model, which balances face-to-face classroom instruction with distance learning at home. (See below for dates and times of forums.)

The 2020-21 school year for students is scheduled to begin Aug. 31. Schools statewide have been closed since March 16 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The district’s plan follows current Oregon Department of Education Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance that provides clear health and safety reopening protocols. Follow the link for KCSD’s plan, which also includes homeschooling and full-distance learning options: For FAQs:

The forums start Thursday, July 23 and run through Aug. 5. The hour-long events will be held outside and the attendees are asked to bring their own chairs. Face coverings are encouraged.

A community forum for students interested in the district’s full-distance learning options, including its long-standing homeschool program, will be scheduled in August.