Safe Returns: A Series on Back-to-School Safety

Learn what it will take to bring students and staff safely back to school under COVID-19.

Ensuring Safe Facilities and Student Equity for School Re-openings
July 23 | 10:30 am-noon | Zoom Livestream
Learn about brand-new updates to state guidance for schools. Explore how transportation, food service, and student activities will be addressed. Consider how equity may be ensured in new education models and how schools can anticipate and address student trauma from our current economic and social upheaval. Speakers will include: State Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, House Majority Leader; Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill;  State Rep. Tawna Sanchez, Chair, House Human Services Committee; school facilities experts from the Hillsboro and Gresham School Districts and representatives from equity organizations. Scroll down to register.

Meeting the Whole-Health Needs of Youth: Returning to School in COVID-19
August 11 | Time TBD | Location TBD
Learn what steps administrators, school nurses, counselors and community organizations are taking to support emerging student needs, with invited speaker, Governor Kate Brown.
Registration details coming soon

Cost: $30, Details for August event is TBD.

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