Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 8.30.27 PM Shelly
McKnight
Principal
(541) 267-1480

Address: 755 S. 7th StreetCoos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-1485
Fax: (541) 266-7314
Grades: K-12
School Hours: 8:00am – 3:18pm
Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm

 

School Links

Destinations Academy
Destinations – Math
Staff Information
Child Development Center and Teen Parent Program

Resource Link Charter School


Notification of School Closure or Other Emergencies

Below is the order in which Coos Bay Schools will notify parents, staff and the community in case of school closure or other emergency.

Auto Caller – Parents/guardians of students and staff receive a phone call or email with the message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Your school’s office will be happy to assist you. A recording of the message will also be available at 541-267-6149.

Flash Alert – Emails and/or texts of the message are sent to subscribers. Go to Flash Alerts for more information on how to subscribe.

Media Outlets – The media (TV, radio, newspaper) is notified via Flash Alert. They also receive a separate email from the district office.

Webpage – The announcement is posted on the district’s webpage

Facebook – The announcement is posted on Facebook


Welcome to Harding Learning Center

 K-7 Supply List   Harding Learning Center List
Start – Stop Times
Student-Calendar
Operation Backpack

Harding Learning CenterWe 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:

  • Resource Link – A K-12 charter school offering diverse learning experiences with a focus on individualization for home school children and self motivated middle and high school students.

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.


District Report Card

Oregon State, District and School Report Cards


BUNKER HILL ELEMENTARY UPDATE

Coos Bay School District is pleased to be re-opening Bunker Hill Elementary School. There are going to be a lot of exciting activities coming up and we’ll use the school’s website to update new-to-the-school staff, parents and community. Check their website at www.bunker.cbd9.net for updates. If you have any questions, ask your school’s principal.
Bunker Hill Zone Area Map – click here
The map shows the school attendance zones for the K-3rd grade students. Parents, find your street address on the map and it will show you the attendance zone for which school your child will be attending.
Intra-District Transfer Form (transfer between schools) – click here
The district understands there may be circumstances where you wish for your child to attend a school outside of your attendance zone. Click on the link for the Intra-district Transfer Form to request that. (If you don’t have access to a computer, you can get the form from the school office.) Please fill out the form and turn it in to the school office by April 1st.
The April 1st deadline is important. This will allow the district time to consider class sizes, purchases, etc. and make necessary adjustments before the school year starts. You will know the results of your request before school is out in June. If circumstances change after that, please update your school office or the district office.
Staffing
The Principal position has been posted and interviews are coming up shortly. There will be opportunities to meet the principal and staff in the coming months.
The following teachers have been selected to be a part of the Bunker Hill teaching team:
Kindergarten: Mary-Margaret Stockert & Laura Gieselman
1st Grade – Misty Howerton & Lisa Harnden
2nd Grade – Dayna Inskeep & Hope Huntley
3rd Grade – Terri Kinnaird and Ann Marineau .
Additional staff will be announced as they are selected.


Notification of School Closure or Other Emergencies

Now that we are in the middle of winter, the possibility of school closures increases. Below is the order in which Coos Bay Schools will notify parents, staff and the community.

1.       Auto Caller – Parents/guardians of students and staff receive a phone call or email with the message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Your school’s office will be happy to assist you. A recording of the message will also be available at 541-267-6149.
2.       Flash Alert – Emails and/or texts of the message are sent to subscribers. Go to News Flash for more information on how to subscribe.
3.       Media Outlets – The media (TV, radio, newspaper) is notified via Flash Alert. They also receive a separate email from the district office.
4.       Webpage – The announcement is posted on the district’s webpage at www.cbd9.net
5.       Facebook – The announcement is posted on Facebook


FINE & PERFORMING ARTS FIVE-YEAR GOALS

Coos Bay Schools is developing five-year goals for Fine and Performing Arts and needs your input. Please take a moment to fill out the brief survey at the link and help us create a plan that will meet the needs of our students and community. If you do not have access to a computer, you can fill out paper copies of the survey at the school office.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NRV269R

If you are interested in being part of this group, please indicate your contact information on the survey.  You are encouraged to join the group for meetings in early April and early May to draft the report for the School Board presentation in June.


School Attendance Zones

Each home belongs to a school attendance zone based on their address. Sometimes there are circumstances where parents wish their child to attend a school in a different zone.

For 2015-16 school year, Coos Bay School District is asking parents/guardians who wish their student to attend a school in a different zone to please fill out the Intra-District transfer form by April 1st.

Usually the deadline is in August, before school starts. This year, the district needs the information sooner. Having it will allow the district to plan for class sizes, curriculum, etc. before the school year begins.

Click here for the form or pick up a copy at the school office.

It’s important to turn in the form by April 1st. We appreciate your help in meeting this deadline.


Destinations Academy’s Mission and Vision

Mission:

To ready our students for college and career by teaching academic, social and transitional skills.

Vision:

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:

  • Creating a safe environment

  • Having focused goals for each student

  • Frequent monitoring of student learning

  • Providing additional support for those that struggle

  • Having high expectations for every student

  • Creating healthy, effective parent partnerships

  • Offering diverse programs

  • Building a culture of collaboration

 


VOLUNTEER CAFE’S FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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 Volunteer Handbook


Oregon tax exemption for parents of children with disabilities

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 Advisory Team Members Needed

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.


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