Parent Home Instructional Materials- When and How to get them?

March 24, 2020

Dear Santiam Parents,

Although it is Spring Break, we are committed to supporting our students and families through this closure. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm, we will be handing out home instructional packets, Chromebook laptops for those who need them and music instruments for students who have communicated with Mr. Harris. Parent/guardian must be present to sign off on a Chromebook and/or music instrument. This does not apply to instructional materials, as we will give those directly to students or parents.

Phase I of Material Handout:

Santiam Elementary School: Wednesday, March 25 from 10:00 – 2:00

Santiam Elementary School: Thursday, March 26 from 10:00 – 2:00

In respect for the Governor’s Order and preventing the spread of COVID-19, we ask that parents drive into the roundabout at Santiam Elementary School and stay in their car. A staff member will come to you and ask you what grade level packets you need and if you need a Chromebook. We will bring all supplies to your car, so families, please stay in your vehicle (we will do the work!).

Phase II of Material Handout:

Starting Friday, March 27, materials will be available at the lunch pick up sites. This will continue through the week of March 30 – April 3.  

Starting Monday, March 30, materials can also be picked up by appointment by calling the District Office at 503-897-2321.

Our district has chosen to start out with paper packets of instructional materials to ensure all families have access to the learning materials. We are building a website now that we will be adding additional resources and links into shortly. Once this is running, we will get parents the information.

We hope that the instructional calendars included in packets help organize families and the daily learning. This is a base instructional program for students, so parents; please add to this by finding areas of interest for your child to grow their interests in learning. 


Todd Miller, Superintendent