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Here are the schools in Oregon and SW Washington moving to distance learning or closing temporarily

The fast-spreading omicron variant continues to infect a record number of people, causing COVID-related student and staff absences.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A growing number of individual schools and school districts in Oregon and Southwest Washington have announced they will temporarily transition to distance learning because of student absences and staffing shortages caused by COVID-19. The move comes as the fast-spreading omicron variant continues to infect a record number of people.

Below is a list of schools implementing distance learning and it will be frequently updated.

OREGON

Beaverton

  • Beaver Acres Elementary: Distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21
  • Community School: Distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21
  • Errol Hassell Elementary: Distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21 
  • Five Oaks Middle School: Distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21 
  • McKinley Elementary: Distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21 
  • Mountain View Middle School: Distance learning Jan. 19 through at least Jan. 21
  • Vose Elementary School: Distance learning Jan. 19 through at least Jan. 21
  • William Walker Elementary: Distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21 
  • Passages Program: Distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21

Click here for the latest updates on the Beaverton School District's website

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Forest Grove School District

Forest Grove High School will move to distance learning beginning Jan. 12 until at least Jan. 21. There will be no instruction for grades 9-12 on Jan. 11. High school athletics will pause Jan. 11 and 12, with practices resuming Jan. 13-15. 

All other Forest Grove schools will remain in-person. The district said it will evaluate the status of each school daily.

Click here for the latest updates on the Forest Grove School District's website

Hillsboro

  • Indian Hills Elementary School: Distance learning from Jan. 10-Jan. 11 with students scheduled to return in person on Jan. 18.
  • Brookwood Elementary School: Distance learning from Jan. 11-Jan. 20 with students scheduled to return in person on Jan. 21.

Click here for the latest updates on the Hillsboro School District's website

Portland

The David Douglas School District is closing all its schools on Jan. 13 and 14 to prepare in case it needs to switch to distance learning. 

The Parkrose School District will start temporary distance learning on Jan. 12. The district has not said when students can expect to return to class in person.

Impacts for Portland Public Schools (schools listed in alphabetical order)

  • Cleveland High School: Distance learning from Jan. 10 through at least Jan. 14
  • Faubion PK-8: Distance learning from Jan. 12 through at least Jan. 14
  • Franklin High School: Closed beginning Friday, Jan. 14, and will transition to distance learning Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21. 
  • Jefferson High School: Closed Jan. 12; Distance learning from Jan. 13 through at least Jan. 19
  • McDaniel High School: Distance learning from Jan. 10 through at least Jan. 14. 
  • Ockley Green Middle School: Distance learning from Jan. 11 through at least Jan. 14
  • Roosevelt High School: Distance learning from Jan. 11 through at least Jan. 14
  • Tubman Middle School: Closed beginning Friday, Jan. 14 transitioning to distance learning on Jan. 18 through at least Jan. 21.  

Click here for the latest updates on Portland Public Schools' website

Gresham

  • Gresham-Barlow School District will be closed Jan. 14 due to staff shortages.

Click here for the latest updates on the Gresham-Barlow School District website

  • Centennial School District will be closed Jan. 14 due to staff shortages.

Click here for the latest updates on the Centennial School District website

Reynolds School District

All Reynolds schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 18 because of staff shortages. 

Click here for the latest updates from the Reynolds School District

Salem-Keizer School District

Salem-Keizer schools have reached a "crisis-level staffing shortage," according to the district. School will be canceled for all district schools on Friday, Jan. 14. There have been no announcements regarding a move to distance learning.

Click here for the latest updates on Salem-Keizer Public Schools' website

North Clackamas School District

North Clackamas schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 14 as the district faces "unprecedented staffing shortages" that prevent schools from operating safely. All district schools and CARE before-school and after-school programs will be closed. NCSD anticipates opening for in-person learning Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Click here for the latest updates on North Clackamas School Districts' website 

Tigard-Tualatin School District

  • Tualatin High School
  • Tigard High School
  • Fowler Middle School
  • Hazelbrook Middle School
  • Twality Middle School 

Click here for the latest updates on Tigard-Tualatin School District's website

SW WASHINGTON

Vancouver Public Schools

Vancouver Public Schools is implementing distance learning from Jan. 11-Jan. 27 due to a shortage of bus drivers who are either sick or in quarantine. Vancouver Public Schools announced a schedule for schools going to a four-day distance learning week.

Click here for the latest updates on Vancouver Public School's website

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