Dear Prairie City Families,                                                                                                       August 4, 2020

I wanted to inform you that we will be starting school a week later than expected. The first day of school will be August 31st instead of August 24th. We made this change because we are wanting our staff to be fully prepared in reopening in a couple different manners, on-line and in-person. This will allow for more trainings and professional development to effectively deliver the instruction.

We are offering a hybrid model of instructional learning. This means we will have our own K-12 online curriculum if you choose to do distance learning instead of the on-site, in-person instruction. We have purchased all the necessary equipment to run an online school if another mandate comes from Governor Brown to close schools in Oregon.

Attendance will be taken and grades earned for our online school in addition to other accountability measures families are accustomed to. Our staff is ready for this challenge and are prepared to do whatever it takes to be ready for your child.

Our number one goal is to provide instruction on-site and in-person. We want to reassure you that our mission is providing and protecting the health and safety of all students and staff.  We have all the essential equipment, as well as hired more staff, to make sure we have an extra-sanitized safe environment. We will be ready to open our doors on August 31, 2020.

I will be sure to provide you with an update and next steps as soon as I can. Prairie City School District #4 is committed to serving our students and families.


Casey Hallgarth, Superintendent

Prairie City School District #4