- Hand Washing Poster Contest Winners Announced
Posted June 20, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 hand washing poster contest winners! There were 120 entries this year, with the majority in the grades 3-5 category. Winners are:
K-2 grade winner: Gracie Gassner, 2nd grade, Eddyville Charter
3rd-5th grade winner: Sasha Moran, 3rd grade, Toledo Elementary
6th-8th grade winner: Hannah Poling, Toledo Jr./Sr. High
9th-12th grade winner: Sabrina King, Toledo Jr./Sr. High
Gracie Gassner Sasha Moran Hannah Poling Sabrina King
- LEAD TESTING IN LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Posted June 10, 2016
In response to elevated levels of lead being discovered in some schools around Oregon, Lincoln County School District proactively sampled water at all of our schools.
Between May 12th and June 1st, at least 6 samples were taken from each of our schools to test for lead and copper. We contracted with the Analytical Lab Group in Eugene to examine the samples. One faucet at Yaquina View School came back with a lead level of concern. We learned of this on June 8th at 5:00 p.m. when we were notified by email with the lab results.
The lead level in school drinking water for which the EPA requires action is either .015 or .020 mg/liter – there are conflicting reports on this number. We are working with the Oregon Health Authority for guidance. The sample from Room 31 showed a level of .0192. While this number represents a very small level of lead, we are taking it seriously.On the morning of June 9th, we immediately sent our plumber to Yaquina View to disable that faucet. We also immediately notified district office administrators, the school principal, school nurse and the Lincoln County Environmental Health. We arranged to meet with the school’s staff at the end of the school day. We arranged for portable water dispensers to be delivered to the school to be used for these last few days of school. Any untested drinking water faucets in Yaquina View School will be tested as soon as possible.
In addition, due to a higher than usual number of student illnesses at Yaquina View in the last few weeks, as a precaution, we also had a Bacteria Test (which measures for E-Coli and Coliform in the water) performed at all of our schools. All of those tests cameback normal – none of these bacteria were detected in any of the tests.
- DISTRICT ACTIONS REGARDING NOROVIRUS
Posted June 2, 2016
Lincoln County Health Department recently confirmed two cases of Norovirus at one of LCSD’s elementary schools. District staff noticed a pattern of students with Norovirus-like symptoms in mid-May and began the usual protocol of increased cleaning and awareness. Taking these actions likely contributed to a lower number of sick children.The number of students affected at that time was low, but additional cleaning and observation of students continued. Late on Tuesday, May 31st, the District was informed by the health department that the illness was confirmed as Norovirus. A notice was sent home the following day with all students at the affected school.
The district is continuing to monitor the situation district wide and will notify families if there are additional cases of Norovirus identified in the district.
- YEAR OF THE CUBS ON DISPLAY BEGINNING JUNE 3RD AT NEWPORT VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Posted June 2, 2016
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents "The Year of the Cubs," an exhibit of Newport High School and Newport Middle School artwork in the Upstairs Gallery and the Classroom Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center from June 3 to July 2. More information here.
- PUBLIC HEARING, 2016/17 APPROVED BUDGET
Posted May 25, 2016
The Budget Committee approved the 2016/17 budget on May 17, 2016. The next step in the process is adoption of the budget by the school board, which includes a public hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Newport High School. The official "Notice of Budget Hearing" may be accessed here.
- 2016-17 BUDGET APPROVED BY COMMITTEE
Posted May 24, 2016
The Lincoln County School District Budget Committee approved the 2016-17 proposed budget on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Meeting minutes may be view here.
The proposed budget may be viewed here. A presentation of the assumptions used in preparing the proposed budget may be viewed here.
- SPECIAL EDUCATION SURVEY TO BE MAILED TO SPECIAL ED. FAMILIES IN JUNE
Posted May 19, 2016
Every three years, the Oregon Department of Education surveys parents/guardians of special education students regarding the services they are receiving. The results are reported on the Special Education Report card. The attached flyers (English and Spanish) provide more information about the survey.
SpEd Survey Flyer
Spanish SpEd Survey Flyer
- POSTER CONTEST: SPREAD THE WORD NOT THE GERMS
Posted May 10, 2016
The 2016 Hand Washing Poster Contest is now underway, with the Lincoln County School District Nurses Office inviting students to create posters reminding everyone to “spread the word, not the germs!”
The winning posters will be reproduced and displayed at schools and offices throughout the school district and the community. In addition, a $50 gift card to a local retailer and a hand-washing goodie bag will be presented to the first-place finishers in each of the following grade categories: kindergarten through second grade; third through fifth grade; sixth through eighth grade; and ninth through 12th grade.
Contest fliers (below in English and Spanish) and instructions were sent home with students the week of May 2nd. The deadline for entries is May 27, 2016, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, June 2.
For more information, call the LCSD Nurses Office at 541-336-2583.
16 contest flyer COLOR
Draft Board Policy manual Now Online
Posted May 10, 2016
The LCSD Board of Directors began a complete re-write of its policy manual last school year. The District contracted with Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) for this effort. The draft manual is available online for review. The Board will consider the policies for adoption at its June 14, 2016 meeting. You may access the policies from this link. The new policies will be effective July 1, 2016.
Two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) student teams at Toledo Jr./Sr. High qualified to attend the National KidWind Challenge event in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 23-24, 2016. The teams placed first and second in state competition in the 2016 Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge in the high school division, wind generators.In addition, Crestview Heights placed first and third place in wind energy at the third through sixth grade level, and Toledo Elementary placed second. The third annual Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge was held at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and was supported by the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, Georgia Pacific Foundation, Oregon State University, the Oregon Coast STEM Hub and Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
In addition to wind energy, LCSD students competed in the Oregon Regional Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition on May 1st. The winning Ranger Class (upper level) team, the “Finnovators” from Newport High, is heading to the International MATE ROV competition in June to represent Oregon. This competition will be held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas.
Taft 7-12’s “Taft Tech” team placed third in the Ranger class, while Taft 7-12’s “Neptune’s Nightmare” placed third place in the Navigator (intermediate level) class. In the Scout class (beginner level), Crestview Heights’ Irish ROVs placed third. For the Judge’s Choice awards, the R.U.W.E. team from Taft 7-12 won the Team Spirit award.
The ROV Oregon regional competition was supported by Oregon Sea Grant, the MATE Center, the Marine Technology Society, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the Sexton Corporation, Georgia Pacific Foundation and Oregon State University.
Twenty one teams from Lincoln County School District competed in the ROV contest, representing all areas of the district. Congratulations and thanks to the MANY teachers and volunteers who helped make these events a reality!
- Public Input Sought for Indian Education Grant Application
Posted April 29, 2016
The Lincoln County Indian Education Parent Committee would like to invite the public including students, parents of Indian students, school staff, and other interested people to participate in giving public input to the 2016-2017 Title VII Indian Education Federal Grant Application.
The Indian Education Program is administered by Lincoln County School District and is funded by the federal government through Title VII of the Indian Education Act. It serves Native American Indian students from kindergarten through 12th grade enrolled in Lincoln County schools. The program is designed to meet the special educational and culturally related academic needs of Indian students. Funding for the program is based on the number of Native American students who have a completed Title VII Student Eligibility Certification form on file. These forms are available during the student registration process and can be requested at all schools.
The grant application can be viewed Friday, May 6th and Monday through Wednesday, May 9th through 11th, 2016, at the LCSD District Office, located at 459 S.W. Coast Highway in Newport from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Clint Raever, Toledo Jr./Sr. High Principal and Indian Education Administrator, at 541-336-5104.
TOLEDO STUDENT ADMITTED TO BROWN UNIVERSITY
Posted April 28, 2016
Toledo Jr./Sr. High student Savanna Rilatos has been admitted to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution.
“Savanna has worked incredibly hard for this honor,” commented Toledo Jr./Sr. High Principal Clint Raever. “She currently serves as our ASB President and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. Her grades are great and she is heavily involved in community service. I am not surprised by her admittance to this school, as she has persevered and strived for the best over her years here at our school.”Admission to Brown is very competitive, with an acceptance rate of 8.5%. It is a private, Ivy League research university and was founded in 1764. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation.
“Congratulations to Savanna. We are all extremely proud and excited about what the future holds for her,” said Superintendent Steve Boynton.
- teacher appreciation week proclaimed
Posted April 28, 2016
The Lincoln County School District Board of Directors has proclaimed the week of May 2-6 as Teacher Appreciation Week. This is a time to honor the vital role educators play in ensuring that every student in our community receives an excellent education.“I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to thank a teacher for their important work,” said Superintendent Steve Boynton. “They are highly educated, trained and dedicated professionals who deserve our respect and thanks.”
The resolution states, in part, that “a world class education can unlock a young person’s full potential and empower them with the knowledge and skills to reach their highest aspirations. This cannot happen without great teachers.”
On behalf of the school board, Chairman Liz Martin called on the community to personally express appreciation to our teachers for a “job well done.”
Lincoln County School Districts employs more than 270 teachers and 85 substitute teachers at 14 schools throughout the district, from Lincoln City to Waldport, from Newport to Eddyville.
- NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
Posted April 26, 2016
A public meeting of the Lincoln County School District Budget Committee to discuss the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Newport High School’s Boone Center, 322 N.E. Eads St.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the budget committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the budget committee.
A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 11, 2016 at the LCSD Administrative Office, 459 S.W. Coast Highway in Newport, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Also beginning May 11th, the proposed budget document may be viewed on the district website: www.lincoln.k12.or.us.
2016-17 Proposed Budget
- waldport high student admitted to west point
Posted April 7, 2016
A Waldport High student has joined an elite group after being admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Congratulations to senior Eston Smith, a long-time Waldport resident and student.“Eston has worked hard for this honor,” commented Waldport High Principal Diana MacKenzie. “He exemplifies what students can achieve with determination and resiliency. I have no doubt that Eston will continue to make his family, school, and community proud.”
Admission to West Point is open to all young men and women and is extremely competitive. Candidates must receive a nomination from a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army. Mr. Smith was nominated by all Oregon members of Congress.
The Academy was founded in 1802 and has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,414, with about 1,300 new Cadets entering each July. In exchange for a fully funded college education, graduates of the Academy must serve at least five years of active duty and three years in a reserve component after graduation.
“I would like to extend sincere congratulations to Eston. I know he is involved in several activities at Waldport High, in addition to being a great student,” said Superintendent Steve Boynton.
waldport high builds ocean landers
Posted March 30, 2016
Waldport High School was the recipient of a Career Technical Education (CTE) grant from the Oregon Department of Education. One of the projects funded by the grant is the fabrication of an aluminum ocean lander for the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies at OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center. Etasha Golden and Eston Smith, two current Waldport High students, have been welding the device and working with Haru Matsumoto, Acoustics Research Associate and Alex Turpin, Acoustics Research Assistant and Waldport High Alumni. The lander is one of two that will be used for research in their labs. A third lander will house sensors built by Waldport High students, which is also part of the grant. Below, left photo: Etasha Golden, WHS student. Below, right photo: (left to right) Haru Matsumoto, Alex Turpin, Eston Smith.
- NEWPORT HIGH RECOGNIZED BY ODE FOR IMPROVING GRAD RATES
Posted January 29, 2016
ODE staff spoke with principals from seven Oregon high schools that have significantly improved their graduation rates or reduced the graduation gap between student groups: Jefferson High School in Portland, Newport High School, North Medford High School, David Douglas High School in east Portland, Neah-Kah-Nie High School in Rockaway Beach, Rainier Jr/Sr High School, and Gervais High School.
Newport High was recognized for almost entirely eliminating the graduation rate gap among its student groups. In 2008-09, Hispanic students had a graduation rate of 53%, 25 percentage points lower than for white students. Economically disadvantaged students had a rate of 65%, and Limited English Proficient students, 40%. By 2014-15, these gaps are gone with Hispanic and LEP students outperforming their white peers.
Newport High Principal Jon Zagel attributes Newport’s success to a culture that engages all students and promotes three values the school calls “The Cub Way”: A Growth Mindset, a focus on Achievement and an emphasis on Character. School staff is committed to students both inside and outside of school, and the school intervenes early when students are struggling. Congratulations to NHS!!
sam case celebrates love of reading week
Posted March 3, 2016
Sam Case celebrated Love of Reading week February 29 through March 4, 2016 with a variety of fun events, including wacky hair day, wacky socks day, hat day, etc. As Dr. Seuss said:
- TWO LCSD SCHOOLS NAMED IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Posted January 20, 2016
Waldport and Newport High Schools were named in the recent ‘best high schools’ ranking by U.S. News and World Report. Both schools attained a ‘bronze’ level ranking. In Oregon, 114 schools made the ranking, with three gold medals, 25 silver and 86 bronze.The methodology used is based on the thought that a great high school must serve all students well, not just those who are college bound. Also, the selected schools must be able to produce measureable academic outcomes to show they are successfully educating their respective student body across a broad range of performance indicators. The three-step process is based on students’ performance on state math and reading tests, how disadvantaged students are performing compared to others in the state, and which schools produced the best college-level achievement for the highest number of students.
This is the first time Newport High has received the ranking, while Waldport High has been rated at the bronze level several times and at silver once.
“Our congratulations to Waldport and Newport High Schools. We are pleased that a respected organization like U.S. News & World Report recognizes the great work happening in our schools. We look forward to getting even better in the future,” said Director of Secondary Education Eric Clendenin.
- Waldport High Award CTE Revitalization grant
Posted January 19, 2016
Waldport High Principal Diana MacKenzie announced the school is a recipient of a $384,735 Career Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization grant from the Oregon Department of Education and Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). “I am so pleased our school has been given this wonderful opportunity,” said Ms. MacKenzie. “Our ‘STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) model integrates STEAM into CTE, and CTE across all academic areas.”The goal of the grant is to improve education through authentic, experiential learning. Students will design and manufacture products for local scientific research, the port and the city for tourism. They will also achieve certification in emergency response, firefighting and boating. All of these activities will help prepare students for college and high demand, high wage occupations. The project director at the school is Melissa Steinman, science teacher.
- JANUARY IS SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH
Posted January 5, 2016
Lincoln County School District is among the 197 school districts, 19 education service districts, and 17 community colleges throughout Oregon being celebrated during School Board Recognition Month.
Members of the Lincoln County School District Board of Directors are:
- Chair Liz Martin – she has served since June 2010, representing Zone 2 (Schooner Creek area of Lincoln City south to Newport).
- Vice-Chair Karen Bondley – she has served since September 2009, representing Zone 1 (north county including Lincoln City and Rose Lodge areas).
- Ron Beck – he has served since July 2002, representing Zone 3 (Newport).
- Kelley Ellis – she has served since July 2011, representing Zone 4 (east county including Eddyville, Siletz and Toledo).
- Amanda Remund – she has served since March 2015, representing Zone 5 (south county including Elk City, Waldport and Yachats).
“I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the five members of our school board and ask the community to help us honor them for the important work they do for our students and schools,” said LCSD Superintendent Steve Boynton. “Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized. 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 district’s public schools and supporting student achievement. The LCSD School Board focuses on:
- Creating a vision for the school district;
- Establishing standards for what students should learn and be able to do;
- Ensuring assessment to determine if the district is achieving its goals and if students are learning;
- Aligning how the district’s human and financial resources should be used;
- Creating a safe and orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach;
- Forming collaborative relationships with others in our community to solve common problems; and
- Focusing attention on continuous improvement for all involved with Lincoln County School District.
- TAFT HIGH 7-12 SCHOOL STATEMENT
Posted October 21, 2015
Early last night, LCSD received sad news that one of Taft 7-12's former students, Annalise “Annie” Lilly, died suddenly. Annie was currently a 10th grader attending the Lincoln City Career Tech High School. Our hearts are broken by this tragic death. A Care Room was made available at school today for students or staff needing time to talk or process.In an unrelated matter, later Tuesday evening, school administrators were notified by the Lincoln City Police Department of a threat of gun violence toward students at Taft High 7-12 School. School officials worked closely with the police throughout the night. As a result of the police investigation, the person making the threat, a juvenile, was taken into custody late last night and police deemed that the individual was no longer an immediate safety threat to our school.
School was open today as scheduled. Additional district staff were on site providing support and working closely with police in their ongoing investigation. If you have questions about or information regarding this, please call the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.
We want you to know that we care deeply about the safety of our students and staff and take all threats seriously. If you would like more information about our school safety protocols, please check the LCSD website at: http://lincoln.k12.or.us/dept_programs/safety.php
- BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBERS SOUGHT
Posted October 6, 2015
The Lincoln County School District Board of Directors is seeking to fill two vacancies on the LCSD Budget Committee.
Vacancies exist in Zone 2 (Agate Beach, north to southern end of Lincoln City) and Zone 3 (Newport central). Both are for full three-year terms, to serve through June 30, 2018.
Those interested in serving in this volunteer position may not be employees of LCSD, must currently reside in the respective zone, and must be registered voters. A complete description of the zones is on file at the LCSD administration office in Newport, as well as at the Lincoln County Clerk’s office at the courthouse in Newport.
Applications are available below (please print to complete), and at the district administration office (459 SW Coast Hwy. in Newport). They must be received by Laurie Urquhart in the district office by close of business on Friday, October 30th. The board hopes to appoint representatives to the positions at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, November 10th.
For more information, please call 541-265-4403.
BUDGET COMMITTEE Appl Form z2 Oct 2015
BUDGET COMMITTEE Appl Form z3 Oct. 2015
- SAFETY TAKEN SERIOUSLY IN LCSD
Posted October 1, 2015
Lincoln County School District is saddened by the tragedy which occurred this morning when a gunman opened fire at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon killing a number of people. This unthinkable event might raise questions about safety in our own schools. We want our families to know that we take safety seriously and have several preventative measures in place in our schools on a regular basis as we work to provide for the safety of our students and staff. Here are a few of them:
·We have a comprehensive Emergency Plan that was developed in conjunction with our local emergency response agencies (police, fire, etc).
·Our staff members and substitute teachers receive training on our emergency procedures every school year.
·We conduct safety drills on a monthly basis (such as fire, lockdown, earthquake, shelter-in-place, etc.) including at least three lockdown drills every year. All of our schools have already done at least one lockdown drill this school year.
·Over the last several years, our local law enforcement agencies have worked with us to get electronic lock access control at all of our schools.
Here are some things you can do to help reduce risk and improve safety at our schools:
·When visiting our schools, please sign in at the office, wear the badge issued to you, and sign out and return the badge when you leave.
·Talk to your children about the importance of “Breaking the Code of Silence.” If you or your children see, have knowledge of, hear, or receive a threat of serious injury, whether verbal, written or symbolic, report it immediately to law enforcement and/or your school principal. All threats will be taken seriously.
·Keep your child’s emergency contact information updated at school.
Please feel free to visit our website at www.lincoln.k12.or.us. To learn more about our safety procedures, go to “Departments & Programs” tab and then click on “Safety.”
Thank you for caring and about the safety and security of our students and staff. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by the tragic events in Roseburg.
- A Busy Summer for Facilities and Maintenance
Posted September 16, 2015
Facilities and Maintenance staff had an incredibly busy summer, readying schools in all areas of the district for students. This year was more challenging than most, with the realignment of schools in Lincoln City and Newport. See photos of some of their projects here.
- DISMISSAl/busing PROCESS BEING ADDRESSED
Posted September 9, 2015
With the start of our new school year, we experienced many challenges with our busing and dismissal processes Tuesday afternoon, September 8th, and recognize this has caused hardships for many families. We are very sorry. We are working to fix the problems and hope to regain your confidence. We really appreciate your patience and understanding.Con el comienzo de nuestro nuevo año escolar, hemos experimentado una gran cantidad de desafíos con nuestro transporte escolar esta tarde y reconocemos que esto ha causado dificultades para muchos de ustedes. Lo sentimos mucho. Estamos trabajando para resolver los problemas y esperamos recuperar su confianza. Verdaderamente apreciamos su paciencia y comprensión.
- FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL, 2015/16
Posted: September 8, 2015
Tuesday, September 8:
Oceanlake, grades 1-2
Taft Elementary, grades 3-6
Taft 7-12, grades 7-9 and new students
Yaquina View, grades 1-2
Sam Case, grades 3-5
Newport Middle, grades 6-8
Newport High, grade 9 and new students
Toledo Elementary, grades 1-6
Toledo Jr./Sr. High, grades 7-9 and new students
Crestview Heights, grades 1-8
Waldport High, grades 9 and new students
Wednesday, September 9
All other students except Kindergarten
Thursday, September 10
Toledo Elementary Kindergarten
Friday, September 11
Yaquina View Kindergarten
Monday, September 14
- Open houses scheduled
Posted: August 24, 2015
All of the following schools have open house scheduled on
Thursday, September 3rd:
·Oceanlake 4 to 6 p.m.
·Taft Elementary 5 to 7 p.m.
·Crestview Heights 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
·Yaquina View 5 to 7 p.m.
·Sam Case 5 to 7 p.m. (Title I parent meeting at 4:30 p.m.)
·Toledo Elementary 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 17th:
·Newport Middle 6 to 8 p.m.
- LCSD to offer student meals at no charge
Posted: August 14, 2015
LCSD will be participating in a pilot program this school year (2015/16) that will provide students with breakfast and lunch for free. The project, titled “Community Eligibility Program” or C.E.P. is authorized by Congress as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Several school districts around the country are participating.
The pilot program will allow all students to eat breakfast and lunch at no charge. It will eliminate the need for parents to complete free/reduced applications, eliminates student lunch charges, and will streamline operations for food services staff. Students will still be responsible for paying for ala carte items and second lunches.
Providing students with nutritious meals (at no charge) enhances the district’s focus on “every child, every day.” Business Manager Julie Baldwin commented, “We are excited to be a part of this program to better serve our students. We always do our best to remove barriers to learning, and this program can go a long way toward that goal.”