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The coronavirus pandemic continues to have wide-ranging impacts on schools in Oregon and California, as state officials and individual districts work to develop plans for the coming school year that will keep students safe and healthy.

While most districts have tentatively planned for a mix of in-person and online learning, continually evolving requirements at the state level may force those plans to change right up until the first day of school — possibly beyond even that.

NewsWatch 12 has launched the SchoolWatch initiative to keep people in southern Oregon and Siskiyou County updated with the latest on how the 2020-21 school year will look in each district and school.

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Image for Grants Pass schools scrap expansion of in-person learning amid rising COVID-19 cases

Grants Pass schools scrap expansion of in-person learning amid rising COVID-19 cases

Image for All Klamath County students, including K-3 and students in rural schools, returning to online learning

All Klamath County students, including K-3 and students in rural schools, returning to online learning

Image for Rising cases force schools in Klamath County to roll back transition to in-person learning

Rising cases force schools in Klamath County to roll back transition to in-person learning

Image for Grants Pass School District plans phased return of students to classrooms

Grants Pass School District plans phased return of students to classrooms

Image for Central Point Elementary dials back on in-person learning
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Central Point Elementary dials back on in-person learning

Image for Klamath County School District starting hybrid classes November 16

Klamath County School District starting hybrid classes November 16

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Klamath Falls City School District starting hybrid classes

Image for Jackson County misses mark to return to in-person learning

Jackson County misses mark to return to in-person learning

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Oregon teachers union criticizes Gov. Brown's new school metrics

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Districts in Klamath and Josephine County mull Oregon's new school metrics

Image for Gov. Brown announces loosened school COVID-19 metrics for Oregon
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Gov. Brown announces loosened school COVID-19 metrics for Oregon

Image for Grants Pass students protest outside of school district building, county courthouse
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Grants Pass students protest outside of school district building, county courthouse

Image for Phoenix-Talent Schools mulling return to in-person learning after state grants special waiver

Phoenix-Talent Schools mulling return to in-person learning after state grants special waiver

Image for Gov. Brown: Officials revisiting school COVID-19 metrics, but rising spread presents a problem

Gov. Brown: Officials revisiting school COVID-19 metrics, but rising spread presents a problem

Image for Cascade Christian sends 6th graders home after student COVID-19 case

Cascade Christian sends 6th graders home after student COVID-19 case

Image for Oregon education officials adopt statement in support of 'Black Lives Matter'

Oregon education officials adopt statement in support of 'Black Lives Matter'

Image for Hearts With A Mission helps youth cope mentally during the pandemic
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Hearts With A Mission helps youth cope mentally during the pandemic

Image for Henley High School teacher selected for 'Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms'

Henley High School teacher selected for 'Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms'

Image for Medford School District responds after explicit 'Zoom bombing' during Hedrick Middle School class
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Medford School District responds after explicit 'Zoom bombing' during Hedrick Middle School class

Image for Parents can take protected leave from work while kids are learning from home, Oregon agency says

Parents can take protected leave from work while kids are learning from home, Oregon agency says

2020-21 School plans and updates by County/District


Curry County

Jackson County

Josephine County

Klamath County

Lake County

Siskiyou County