School Delays & Closures Information
With the arrival of winter weather, we would like to remind parents/families about our district policy. If school is delayed or closed, the information is posted by 6:00 AM on:
- District Website
- District Facebook page
- Mobile App
- Automated calling system
- Regional media outlets (newspaper online, radio, tv stations)
The location with the most accurate information to confirm a delay/closure is the district website. On occasion, media inaccurately reports school delay/closure information. If schools must close early, notification is given using the same method.
If no notice is posted, school is running on regular schedule. If you have questions about the policy, please call the District Office or your child’s school.
Dear Irrigon Elementary School Students and Parents,
Welcome back to a wonderful school year! I hope this letter finds you enjoying the last couple weeks of summer. I continue to be absolutely in awe of how amazing the community of Irrigon is! As I begin my 17th year as an educator in Morrow County School District, I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be than Irrigon!!!
When you begin school this year you will see several new faces. Our fifth grade has a new teammate; Ms. Wardle who joins us from Boise where she taught for seven years. We will have a new PE specialist, Mr. Lemmon, who is joining us from ACH where he previously taught for the past year. We will have a new Educational Assistant named Mrs. Contreras. Additionally, Ms. Spencer, our music teacher, was married this summer so her new name will be Mrs. Evanoff. Please help me in welcoming our new staff this year and congratulating Mrs. Evanoff!
School starts on Monday, August 29th. The school doors will be unlocked at 7:00. Please note that this will be strictly enforced this year, as we do not have staff available for supervision until 7:00. Students are encouraged to go to the cafeteria for breakfast. Morning recess will begin at 7:15 and school starts at 7:30.
Below is some important information to think about and plan for before you arrive at school on August 29th.
Open House: Thursday, August 25th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. We look forward to spending this time with IES families!
Bus Routes: We will have someone from Mid-Columbia available at Open House on Thursday, August 25th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to answer questions about routes.
Meals: Student lunch is $2.55; reduced is no charge. Breakfast is $1.00; reduced in no charge. Milk is $0.60. Remember to bring your lunch money on the first day, as CHARGING is NOT allowed. Students who were on free and reduced lunches last year or who want to apply this year must complete an application and return it to school as soon as possible. Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch will be available at Open House. You can also deposit money on your child’s lunch account on that evening.
School Pictures: Wednesday, September 28th. Information will be coming home later about this.
Student Body Fee: Each student must pay a $5.00 fee in order to participate in any extra-curricular activity, including reward activities, field trips, outdoor school and clubs. Please bring that to your teacher on the first day.
Student of the Month Assemblies: Our first assembly will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 7:45 a.m. All other Student of the Month assemblies will be on the 4th Thursday of the month. If there is a vacation or holiday, they will be held the week prior. Reminders will be sent multiple times a month so you don’t miss these special events.
Together, teachers, students and families make Irrigon Elementary strong. We appreciate your support as your child enters the classroom, learns and grows throughout the year. I extend a warm welcome to all of our fourth graders who are joining us this year and students who have recently moved into our area. I look forward to meeting all of you and having a wonderful school year.
Erin E. Stocker
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