Stanfield Elementary

What a WONDERFUL place to be, Stanfield Elementary School. 

Stanfield Elementary School Building

Stanfield Elementary School (SES) includes grades K-6 with about 240 students.  The staff at SES strive to challenge every student, every day, making this school a GREAT place to learn.

Students and staff enjoy an up-to-date facility that was built in 2000.  The elementary school is on the same campus as the Secondary School allowing students to advance their learning should the need arise.

Our Mission

At Stanfield Elementary School we are committed to preparing our students for the future by:

  • Helping our students realize their full potential
  • Teaching our students respect for themselves, their peers and adults
  • Instilling in our students a love for learning
  • Providing instruction and learning that is challenging
  • Teaching our students at their level and above in all subjects

Shelley Liscom, Principal

Announcements & News

SSS Announcements for February 20

New Scholarships Seniors: There are two new scholarships in the rack: the NAIFA Blue Mountain Scholarship and the Oregon Jaycee Foundation Scholarship. Both are due in April. Be sure to check them out!

GEAR UP Surveys Students: please check your school email and take a few moments to fill out our annual GEAR UP survey that was sent to you. Your input provides us with some helpful data on what is working well and how we can make improvements here at SSS. Surveys are due on February 28th.

Softball Meeting Softball meeting today after school at the softball field in Echo.

EOU Summer Institute Interested in getting a taste of college life this summer? Eastern Oregon University is Summer Institute this summer, an opportunity to stay in the dorms for a week, learn more about college, participate in a variety of fun activities, and earn two college credits. Information is posted outside of Mrs. Wright's office, and was also sent to all students via email.

BMCC Scholarship Applications Seniors considering BMCC in the fall: there are some scholarship opportunities offered through the college, posted on their website. One of them is the BMCC Foundation Scholarship, which is one application for multiple scholarships and is due on March 15. If you are interested in a student leadership opportunity that includes a scholarship toward your tuition, you can also apply to be a BMCC Student Ambassador. Applications are online and due on April 20th. You will need to include a copy of your transcript and two letters of recommendation with your application. See Mrs. Wright if you have questions or need assistance finding the scholarship information.

Track Meeting High school track athletes, there will be a track meeting on Tuesday after school in Ms. Blackburn's room.

Generation College Generation College will meet next week Thursday, March 1st, during advisory. See you there!

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SSS Announcements for February 19

EOU Summer Institute Interested in getting a taste of college life this summer? Eastern Oregon University is Summer Institute this summer, an opportunity to stay in the dorms for a week, learn more about college, participate in a variety of fun activities, and earn two college credits. Information is posted outside of Mrs. Wright's office, and was also sent to all students via email.

BMCC Student Ambassador Application Seniors considering BMCC in the fall: are you interested in a student leadership opportunity that includes a scholarship toward your tuition? Apply to be a BMCC Student Ambassador! Applications are online and due on April 20th. You will need to include a copy of your transcript and two letters of recommendation with your application. See Mrs. Wright if you have questions.

Track Meeting High school track athletes, there will be a track meeting on Tuesday after school in Ms. Blackburn's room.

Generation College Generation College will meet next week Thursday, March 1st, during advisory. See you there!

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Division 22 Standards

Every year districts are required to report to their school board and then their communities regarding the district’s status for being in compliance with the Division 22 Standards as set by Oregon Administrative Rules.

These standards include many areas that affect the operation of our schools including the adoption of instructional materials and hours, diploma options, district curriculum in all subject areas, alternative programs and many other requirements.

At the January 17, 2018 board meeting, district administration reported that Stanfield School Districts meets the Division 22 Assurances.

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January is Board Appreciation Month

Thank you!

Stanfield community celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

The Stanfield School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month.” You can read the Governor's Proclamation (PDF).

Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors for one of our community’s largest employers. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.

School board members represent their fellow citizens’ views and priorities in the complex enterprise of maintaining and running the community’s public schools. They also reinforce the principle of local control over public education, which is an important, highly valued aspect of education in Oregon.

Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized.

The school board’s main goal is to support student achievement. To achieve that goal, the board focuses on the following needs:

  • Creating a vision for what parents and citizens want their school district to become and how to make student achievement the top priority
  • Setting standards for what students must learn and be able to do
  • Assessing whether schools achieve their goals, and whether students are learning
  • Accounting for the outcomes of decisions and by tracking progress and reporting results
  • Aligning the use of the district’s human and financial resources
  • Creating a safe and orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach
  • Collaborating to solve common problems and to support common successes
  • Focusing on continuous improvement by questioning, examining, revising, refining and revisiting issues related to student achievement.

If you see them in the community, make sure you tell them thank you for their hard work and dedication to the students and staff at the Stanfield School District.

Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation for our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round effort on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to improving student achievement and to fighting for the best for all of our students.

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2017 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon.  The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2017 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets.

Who qualifies for the exemption?

A child qualifies if he or she meets all of the following criteria:

  • Qualifies as a dependent of the parent(s) for tax year 2017;
  • Is eligible for early intervention services (birth to age 3), early childhood special education services (ages 3 to 5) or receives special education as defined by the State Board of Education of the state where the child attends school; and,
  • Is considered to have a disability as of December 31, 2017 under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and related Oregon laws.

What documentation must be submitted with the tax return to qualify for this exemption?

As the tax instruction booklet indicates, the child must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), as well as a current eligibility statement as a student with a disability.  If you do not have these documents contact your District for a copy of the IEP/IFSP cover sheet, and eligibility statement.  Copies of the IEP/IFSP cover sheet and eligibility statement are not required to be submitted with the tax return.  However, parents are advised to retain a copy with their 2017 tax records as the Oregon Department of Revenue may ask the parents to provide such documentation.  The link to the Tax Exemption Memo for Parents of Children with Disabilities, in Spanish is listed below.  If you have any Special Education related questions, please contact Jeremy Wells at the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Student Services, at 503-947-5782.

http://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/SpecialEducation/publications/Pages/Tax-Exemption-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Disabilities.aspx

Oregon Department of Revenue Online Instructions and Forms

For further information and assistance in completing Oregon tax forms, consult a tax professional or contact the Oregon Department of Revenue at 1-800-356-4222.  Oregon income tax forms/publications are available at the DOR website (www.oregon.gov/DOR).  That process will allow you to claim the additional tax exemption for the 2017 year.

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Norovirus Prevention

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It has come to my attention that there have been a lot of students home sick in the past few weeks. Due to the reported symptoms of some students, there is a possibility that it is the Norovirus that is spreading throughout the school. Although this has not been confirmed, as the Wellness Hub Nurse in your school, I want to take every precautionary step to prevent any further spreading. Please see the attached flyer (PDF) that gives information on how to clean and prevent spreading of the Norovirus. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at 541-969-8922, the local Health Department at 541-278-5432 or call your Primary Care Physician.

Sincerely,
Kristen Van Cleave, RN


Estimados Padres/ Tutores:

Me ha llamado la atención de que hemos tenido varios estudiantes enfermos en sus casas en las últimas semanas. Debido a los síntomas reportados por los estudiantes, es posible de que nos estamos enfrentando a un virus llamado Norovirus que está contagiando a nuestros estudiantes. Sin embargo esto todavía no ha sido confirmado, pero como enfermera de Wellness Hub en la escuela Stanfield quiero tomar todas las precauciones necesarias para prevenir que el virus se extienda entre nuestros estudiantes. Por favor mire la forma (PDF) de abajo aquí le damos ideas de como limpiar y prevenir que se extienda el Norovirus. Si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación puede contactarme al 541-969-8922, o al el departamento de salud al 541-2785432 o llame a su médico de cabecera.

Sinceramente,
Kristen Van Cleave,RN

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Homeless Student Count Reaches All-Time High

(Salem, Ore.) – The number of students meeting the federal definition of homeless is up for the fourth year in a row, reaching a new record for both the number and percentage of homeless enrolled students. For the 2016-17 school year, 22,541 students “lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence” which the federal government classifies as homeless. That represents 3.9 percent of the entire public K-12 student population.

“While the numbers are heartbreaking, our resolve to make sure these students receive the best education possible is unfailing,” Acting Deputy Superintendent Colt Gill said. “Thanks to the hard work of liaisons at school districts and their partners in the communities, we can make the school environment as stable as possible for students who are dealing with difficult challenges outside the classroom.”

The data available on the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) website shows the problem is not confined to Oregon’s urban areas. In fact, nine of the ten districts with the highest rates of homeless students have enrollments of less than 250 students. Oregon’s growing homeless population reflects a trend among West Coast states. California’s homeless student population is up 20 percent since 2014 to more than 200,000 students and Washington saw a double digit percentage increase last year to nearly 40,000 students. Oregon’s increase is 5.6 percent over last year and 19.2 percent since 2014.

“There is no doubt that some of the increase comes from raising awareness of the importance of reporting homeless student data and federal programs available under the Every Student Succeeds Act,” State McKinney-Vento Coordinator Dona Bolt said. “But other factors such as a lack of affordable housing and not enough family-wage jobs are contributing to the problem.”

The McKinney-Vento Act is the federal grant program for homeless students. Oregon received $502,000 in federal funds in 2016-17 for competitive grants. The money went to 11 programs serving 47 school districts, paying for homeless liaisons, the cost of transporting homeless students and helping students pay for clothing, shoes, school supplies and more.

NEWS RELEASE
November 15, 2017
Media Contact: Peter J. Rudy, peter.rudyatstate.or.us

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Elementary PE News Flash

Landon and John

5th graders Landon Bailey and John Putnam finished the "Stanfield Strong" Marathon 26.2 Challenge. Both students chose to run 106 total laps on the track during their morning recess breaks to complete an entire Marathon of 26.2 miles! This is the second year in a row for both.

Attaway boys to show true Tiger GRIT!

Mr. Z

Grit, (Noun): Courage & Resolve; Strength of Character

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Stanfield Youth Basketball

The program is open to students currently enrolled in grades 1-6. A parent/guardian must complete a registration form for each child.

Students in grades 1-2 will have practice and games in Stanfield on Saturday mornings in January and February. Registration fee is $20 and includes a uniform, which each player may keep.

Students in grades 3-6 will be playing on Stanfield teams in the Hermiston Youth Basketball Association. These games begin on Saturday, January 6, and will be played in Hermiston. Registration fee is $45.

There is a family maximum of $100 for all children in the family. If a family needs financial help, scholarships are available. Contact Blaine Ganvoa at blaine.ganvoaatstanfieldsd.org for more information.

Make checks payable to Stanfield Elementary School.

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Website Accessibility

Standfield School District is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to the widest possible audience by taking steps to meet the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) requirements, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA.

Section 504 and Title II of the ADA are federal laws that require agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. WCAG 2.0 AA are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance to federal laws and guidelines.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. Meanwhile, if you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on our website, you may do so in any of the following ways:

Email debbie.deveratstanfieldsd.org. Please include the webpage address with a description of the accessibility problem you have. Alternately, you can call our District Office at 541-449-8766.

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