Board Update 8/26/21

August 26, 2021

RSD Families,

At last night’s school board meeting, our board voted to push for a return of local control over mask and vaccine mandates, as well as all other health and safety regulations in our district.

While the board will consider legal and other action to regain that local control, it made clear that in the meantime, the Redmond School District will continue to follow all mandates from the state. 

That means that until this mandate is rescinded, the Redmond School District will require all staff and students to wear masks while inside school buildings. Currently, the state’s mask rule does not require students to wear masks while at outdoor recess, while eating or drinking, or when engaged in other activities like playing musical instruments and participating in athletics. Masks are also required on school buses. However, all visitors to events on campus must wear masks both indoors and outdoors.

We know some of you will be pleased with this news, while others will be upset. Please remember that teachers, staff and principals at your schools are not responsible for this mask mandate, and we ask that you treat them with respect and understanding.

Our goal is to keep our staff and students safe and in our classrooms full time, every day and we hope this measure will assist with that. 

The governor has said the state will review the school mask rule each month to determine when it may no longer be a requirement. 

If you or your child are unwilling to comply with this mask mandate, please look for a communication coming soon with more information about our online learning program, RSDFlex

We look forward to seeing our students back on campus very soon!

Familias de RSD, 

En la reunión del consejo escolar anoche, nuestro consejo escolar votó para presionar por un regreso al control local del mandato de las mascarillas y vacunación, y para las otras reglas de salud y seguridad en nuestro distrito. 

El consejo escolar considerara acciones, legales y otras, para recuperar el control local, y ha hecho claro que el Distrito Escolar de Redmond continuará a seguir los mandatos del estado de Oregon. 

Esto significa que hasta que el mandato sea revocado, el Distrito Escolar de Redmond requerirá que todos los personales y estudiantes deben usar mascarillas dentro de los edificios escolares. En este momento, la regla sobre mascarillas no requiere que los estudiantes las usan durante recreo al aire libre, cuando comiendo y bebiendo, o cuando participan en otras actividades como tocando instrumentos musicales y participando en las atléticas. Las mascarillas también están requeridas en el transporte escolar. Sin embargo, todos los visitantes a los eventos en campus deben usar mascarillas en interiores y al aire libre. 

Sabemos que algunos de ustedes estarán felices con esta noticia, y otros estarán enojados. Por favor, recuerda que los maestros, personal y directores de sus escuelas no son responsables del mandato de mascarillas, y pedimos que los trate con respeto y comprensión. 

Nuestro objetivo es asegurar nuestro personal y estudiantes y en las aulas cada día, y esperamos que esta medida ayudará con eso.  

La Gobernadora ha dicho que el estado de Oregon revisará la regla de mascarillas cada mes para determinar cuándo no es necesario. 

Si usted o su estudiante no está dispuesto a cumplir con el mandato de mascarillas, una comunicación viene pronto con más información sobre el programa del aprendizaje en línea, RSDFlex

¡Esperamos ver a nuestros estudiantes en las escuelas pronto! 

Redmond School District | 145 SE Salmon Drive. | Redmond, OR | 97756 | P: 541.923.5437

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Redmond School District is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its educational and employment activities.

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination:

District 504 Contact:
Tami Nakamura, Executive Director of Student Services | Email | (541) 923-8258

District Title VI, Title IX, Age Discrimination & American Disabilities Act Contact:
Tracie Renwick, Director of Human Resources | Email | (541) 923-8922

View our Discrimination Complaint/Grievance Procedure