SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory - High Wind Warning - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

SchoolWatch: Rogue River Junior Senior High School delays the first day of school to September 7

The Superintendent, Patrick Lee told Newswatch 12 this was due to key faculty and staff in the main office needing to quarantine because of Covid exposure.

Posted: Aug 30, 2021 8:30 PM
Updated: Aug 31, 2021 9:20 AM

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. -- Rogue River School District delayed the first day back for students at Rogue River Junior Senior High School from Monday, August 30, to Tuesday, September 7.

The Superintendent, Patrick Lee told Newswatch 12 this was due to key faculty and staff in the main office needing to quarantine because of Covid exposure.

Lee said it was a difficult decision to make at the last minute. He said the district considered hiring a temporary staff, but thought it would be challenging to train them with the chaos of the first day back.

In a statement sent to out to families Lee wrote, "Rogue River Elementary School and South Valley Academy will still have school as planned and will begin tomorrow morning, August 30, 2021.

This was an incredibly difficult decision to make on short notice, but as the weekend progressed, more quarantines made it clear that we would not have the staff we needed at RRJSHS to have an orderly and strong start to the year. We know this is likely a great disappointment to many. We share in that disappointment with you.

Later this afternoon or evening you should receive more detailed information from the leaders of RRJSHS regarding student registration, the start of the school year, sports and more. There will be administrative staff available at the Jr/Sr High School throughout the week to help you with any questions or concerns you may have."

Lee said the district looks forward to the first day back for the students and will continue to follow standard Covid guidance for schools in Oregon.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 352026

Reported Deaths: 4185
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55306692
Washington38321316
Marion36352445
Clackamas29350304
Lane27309299
Jackson22783304
Deschutes19886124
Umatilla14286144
Linn12617120
Douglas11918241
Josephine9292195
Yamhill8584111
Klamath7765111
Polk719680
Malheur552774
Benton537630
Coos492593
Columbia375743
Jefferson366351
Union316247
Lincoln313338
Wasco282640
Crook277646
Clatsop240729
Baker199228
Tillamook194929
Hood River190137
Morrow183023
Curry178723
Harney110225
Grant98012
Lake89711
Wallowa67312
Gilliam1494
Sherman1463
Wheeler1031
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4825708

Reported Deaths: 70829
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147768626443
Riverside3704095008
San Diego3649124169
San Bernardino3574215597
Orange3234075528
Sacramento1584372283
Fresno1451192063
Santa Clara1450041895
Kern1449141615
Alameda1202831381
San Joaquin1022501721
Ventura1008011165
Contra Costa99612995
Stanislaus856421319
Tulare79513958
San Francisco54220644
San Mateo53970622
Monterey50772583
Solano45898340
Santa Barbara45005522
Merced42047579
Sonoma40822402
Placer39118420
Imperial35794764
Kings32587315
San Luis Obispo29797331
Madera23680281
Butte23649265
Shasta23544341
Santa Cruz20928218
Yolo20240248
Marin17644243
El Dorado17083149
Sutter13847172
Napa12855100
Yuba1000882
Tehama9406107
Humboldt9171108
Nevada909490
Mendocino757686
Lassen749946
San Benito741372
Tuolumne680893
Lake6565104
Amador540364
Siskiyou445842
Glenn433632
Calaveras385180
Del Norte357141
Colusa302818
Inyo203540
Mono16565
Plumas16046
Mariposa130815
Trinity86711
Modoc6758
Unassigned1820
Sierra1810
Alpine1030
Out of CA00
Medford
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 62°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 55°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 62°
Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 62°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 51°
Winds pick up Tuesday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events