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

Address: 755 S. 7th Street

Coos 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.


SMARTER BALANCE PARENT NIGHT

On Monday, April 27, Coos Bay Public Schools invite parents and community members to join them for the Regional Smarter Balance Parent Night. This region-wide event will be an introduction and round table discussion about the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) student tests and how they differ from our old tests.

Last month, students in Oregon started taking the new Smarter Balanced assessment. This marked a huge milestone in a multi-year process that began with Oregon’s adoption of the Common Core back in 2010. The new test mirrors the rich instruction going on in Oregon classrooms with questions that ask our students to explain, describe, analyze, and reflect. It is, without a doubt, a better test than our previous fill-in-the-bubble assessment and will provide us with valuable information about what students know and can do. This feedback on student learning will help us to identify gaps as early as third grade, adjust instruction as needed, measure the growth in student learning over time, and target efforts and resources to where they are needed most. – Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton

You’re welcome to join us in this discussion. The meeting will be held at Milner Crest April 27th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. It’s located at 1255 Hemlock Ave. in Coos Bay, off N 10th St. above Mingus Park. Please call Chad Putman, Director of Teaching and Learning at 541-267-1319 or chadp@coos-bay.k12.or.us for more information.


SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF 4/27-5/1

Monday:              Regular 1-7 day
Tuesday:              Per. 1                    8:00-9:35
Per. 3                    9:45-11:20
Lunch                    11:25-11:55
Per. 5                    12:00-1:35
Per. 7                    1:45-3:20
Wednesday         Per. 2                    8:00-9:35
Per. 4                    9:45-11:20
Lunch                    11:25-11:55
Per. 6                    12:00-1:35
PAT                        1:45-3:20
Thursday:            Regular Thursday Block
Friday:                  Regular Friday Block


Monthly Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter


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


Kindergarten Registration begins at Coos Bay Schools April 14th & 16th

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Kindergarten Registration for Coos Bay Public Schools 2015-2016 school year kicks off with Kindergarten Round-Up Night on the following nights:

Tuesday, April 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Blossom Gulch
Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Madison Elementary Schools.

Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Learning kits will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students.

This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2015. Parents are required to bring legal proof of birthdate and an updated immunization record to the pre-registration. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc.

If a parent is unsure of the school their child will be attending, they are encouraged to review the Attendance Areas map at the following link:

http://cbd9.net/attendance-zones

Bunker Hill parents, please go to Blossom Gulch for the Round-Up night.  Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after April 16th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.

For more information, go to www.cbd9.net – Kindergarten Registration or contact the schools between the hours of 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM.

Blossom Gulch Elementary School – 541-267-1340. Located at 333 S 10th St. in downtown Coos Bay
Madison Elementary School – 541-888-1218. Located at 400 Madison St. in Empire


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


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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