We were all surprised by the Governors change in direction on school opening and her order to implement mandatory masking in Oregon Public Schools last month. We are working with our state elected officials to grant KFCS local control. The facts are that we currently do not have local control on Covid-19 / Delta Variant related matters. We encourage anyone with concerns on the Governors mandates in regard to Covid-19 to communicate with our State level elected officials, Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Education.

  • E. Werner Reschke – Oregon House of Representatives (R – District 56)

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1456.

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-85


Salem, Oregon 97301.

Email: Rep.EWernerReschke@oregonlegislature.gov

Website: oregonlegislature.gov/reschke

Southern Oregon Phone: 541-891-0799

  • Dennis Linthicum – Oregon State Senate (R – District 28,)

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1728

Capitol Address: 900 Court Street NE, S-305

Salem, Oregon 97301

Email: sen.dennislinthicum@oregonlegislature.gov

Website: oregonstatelegislature.gov/linthicum

Southern Oregon Phone: 541-892-6512

  • Oregon Department of Education

Email: ODECOVID19@ode.state.or.us

Address: 255 Capitol Street NE

Salem, Oregon 97310-0203

  • Governor Brown

Capitol Phone: 503-378-4582

Capitol Address: Governor Brown

Attn: Citizens’ Representative

900 Court Street, Suite 254

Salem, Oregon 97301-4047

 

The Governor’s “Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework” is very punitive for our employees and school district if violated. Please CLICK HERE to read this document.

We are very excited that we are allowed to begin the school year with students in school. We have a lot of work to do to get all of your students back on track after the Covid-19 shutdown. We look forward to all of our students returning to school and starting the recovery process.

We welcome all students in Klamath County to register for school at KFCS to receive a world class education. If you are interested in a first-class education and a hometown school district that provides highly qualified, caring staff members with opportunities normally only provided in large school districts, you have come to the right place. We maintain the “small town” feel while embracing innovative programs, rigorous curriculum and technology that sets us apart form school districts in our area.

For those families who are opposed to the Governors masking mandate we have another option. Klamath Falls City Schools is excited to offer families a new education option as an alternative to a typical school environment. Klamath Home Learning Academy is the perfect option for families who want the best education for their child in a 21st century setting. KHLA offers two different learning options:

Option 1: Teacher-Led Real-Time Learning This option is available for Kindergarten-8th grade students. It is the perfect option for families who want a blend of teacher-directed learning in their home while also being actively involved in their child’s education. Families who select this option will receive:

  • Daily real-time virtual instruction from a highly-qualified Oregon licensed teacher.
  • All the same content that you would find in a typical school environment: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Art.
  • A school-provided Chromebook for your child to access their learning while enrolled at KHLA.
  • Daily activities for students and families to engage in together to further enhance your child’s education.
  • Access to all the same services that any KFCS student has access to: Music, Sports, PE, and Counseling – all available at the school closest to you.

Option 2: Self-directed computer-led Instruction This option is available for 3rd-8th grade students. This is the ideal option for families frequently on the go, or for students who learn best with technology and need to learn at their own pace. It is a computer-based learning option for students with frequent teacher check-ins. KHLA has partnered with Odsseyware to provide this option to our families. Families who select this option will receive:

  • 24-7 Access to Odysseyware which will allow students to learn and grow at their own pace.
  • A district-provided Chromebook for students to access their learning while enrolled at KHLA.
  • Content instruction in Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Art.
  • Access to and frequent check-ins with a highly-qualified Oregon Certified teacher.
  • Access to all the same services that any KFCS student has access to: Music, Sports, PE, and Counseling – all available at the school closest to you.

For more detailed information about Odysseyware, which allows students to learn anywhere, anytime please visit: https://www.odysseyware.com/course-catalog/oregon Regardless of your family circumstances, we are confident KHLA will have the right option for you. For more specific information regarding Klamath Home Learning Academy please call (541) 883-4744.

I sincerely thank all of our parents, students and community members for your continued patience, compassion and empathy as we work through the challenges of the Delta Variant and the Governors orders.

We are Klamath Strong!

 

Stay safe,

Keith A. Brown
Superintendent