|Address:||755 S. 7th StreetCoos Bay, OR 97420|
|School Hours:||8:00am – 3:18pm|
|Office Hours:||7:30am – 4:00pm|
|K-7 Supply List Harding Learning Center List|
We offer several different learning environments for those students seeking a model different than traditional public school settings. The following models are based in the Harding Learning Center:
Destinations Academy – allowing students to work at their own pace incorporating hands on learning in on-the-job settings.
Child Development Center & Teen Parent Program – allows students who are also parenting to continue their education as students and parents.
CBD9 Online - A program which offers online classes for all or part of the school day with all the benefits of neighborhood schools.
GED – An experienced classroom teacher helps students elevate academic skills to pass the series of GED exams.
To ready our students for college and career by teaching academic, social and transitional skills.
The vision of Harding Learning Center is to partner with students, parents and the community to assist a diverse student body in taking ownership of their future and learning by:
Please join us for brief volunteer trainings and information once a month in the teacher’s lounge at either Blossom Gulch or Madison Elementary Schools. This is a great time to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to meet other parents and volunteers.
If you are involved in another school in our district, you are still welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!
Blossom Gulch – 1st Monday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
Madison Elementary – 2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, go to http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers
Here is the link to the Volunteer Handbook which has helpful tips and guidelines for volunteering: (please link the attached handbook)
2014 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities
The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2014 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets.
Who qualifies for the exemption?
A child qualifies if he or she meets all of the following criteria:
· Qualifies as a dependent of the parent(s) for tax year 2014;
· Is eligible for early intervention services (birth to age 3), early childhood special education services (ages 3 to 5) or receives special education as defined by the State Board of Education of the state where the child attends school; and
· Is considered to have a disability as of December 31, 2014 under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and related Oregon laws.
What documentation must be submitted with the tax return to qualify for this exemption?
As the tax instruction booklet indicates, the child must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), as well as a current eligibility statement as a student with a disability. If you do not have these documents contact your District for a copy of the IEP/IFSP cover sheet, and eligibility statement. Copies of the IEP/IFSP cover sheet and eligibility statement are not required to be submitted with the tax return. However, parents are advised to retain a copy with their 2014 tax records as the Oregon Department of Revenue may ask the parents to provide such documentation.
Oregon Department of Revenue Online Instructions and Forms
For further information and assistance in completing Oregon tax forms, consult a tax professional or contact the Oregon Department of Revenue at 1-800-356-4222. Oregon income tax forms and publications are available at on the DOR website (www.oregon.gov/DOR). That process will allow you to claim the additional tax exemption for the 2014 year.
If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Wells at the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Learning/Student Services Unit, at 503-947-5782. You will find information on Oregon tax exemption for parents of children with disabilities on our website http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=3847
Superintendent Dawn Granger is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Dawn and is comprised of parents representing each school in the Coos Bay district. If you are interested in being on the committee or have questions how you can represent your child’s school, please contact your school’s administrator. For more information about the SAT, go to the Superintendent’s Advisory Team webpage @ www.cbd9.net under the Parents & Community Link or call 541-267-1310. Meetings take place at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave in Coos Bay on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 noon.
Rachel’s Challenge, named in honor of 17-year-old Columbine victim Rachel Joy Scott, is coming to Coos Bay and other local school districts, sharing its namesake’s philosophy and motivating students to help create a more positive school environment.
Rachel’s Challenge will train high school students to continue the challenge and include a presentation to the community about what they and their children can do to make a better school environment.
Call 541-267-3104 for more information.
For more information on Rachel’s Challenge, go to www.rachelschallenge.org
2014-15 School Year Calendar
In 2014-2015 we will be keeping our model of early release Fridays for our educators to do their PLC (Professional Learning Community) work. It has been successful and helped to improve our student learning. Each Friday staff gather to review student
performance, plan for common lessons and assessments, and provide for the learning of every child so that no one falls behind and those who are advanced get the support they need.
2014-15 Student Calendar