There will be a blood drive on Tuesday, June 29th at the Dufur Fire Hall. To schedule an appointment, please contact Kristin Whitley at Dufur School by calling 541-467-2509, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make your appointment by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor app or signing up online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
Greetings! It is summer time but the school will still be providing lunch at Dufur Church through July 1st! Alice will be at the church from 11am to 12pm Monday through Thursday. If you would like a double lunch on Thursdays for Friday please let Alice know. If you miss her at the church please contact or come up to the school and we will get you your lunch. We will also be offering weekly boxes. These boxes will be available for pick up starting next Tuesday June 15th from 4-6pm at Dufur School. You must sign up for these boxes and commit to picking them up. If you need a different pick up time we may be able to accommodate you. Please submit your requests to my email email@example.com . If you want the food boxes please respond by Wednesday June 9th at Noon so we can get orders together.
The District Football All League Selections were announced recently, the following Rangers were named to the team. Offense: 2nd Team Quarterback: Cooper Bales 2nd Team Center: August Harvey 1st Team Running Back: Kaleb Pence 2nd Team Receiver: Trey Darden 1st Team Offensive Lineman: Josiah Dave & Jacob Jones Defense: 1st Team Lineman: Trey Darden 2nd Team Lineman: Hunter Wagenblast 1st Team Defensive Back: Cooper Bales 2nd Team Defensive Back: Jacob Peters 1st Team Defensive End: Kaleb Pence Honorable Mention Defensive End: Caleb Olson Go Rangers!
Good Morning Families! Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be an "A" day. Thursday is an early release at 1:00 p.m. Thank you to everyone for making this year a success! Have a great summer.
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 28th, the class of 2021 graduation ceremony will be held on the football field at noon. Community members are welcome to attend, seating available will be the bleachers and you can bring your own chairs/blankets to sit in other areas. Immediately following the ceremony the 2021 graduates will begin a reverse parade through town beginning on Klinger Street, turning right down 1st street, right on main street, right on 5th street, and back to the school. The ceremony will also be live streamed through the Dufur School District Facebook page!
Congratulations to Dufur senior Zoe Hester for being accepted into the 2021 Ford Scholars Program! The Ford Family Foundation selects awardees who demonstrate an understanding of the value of education, work, taking responsibility, giving back, and helping others. Zoe will be pursuing a degree in nursing at Blue Mountain Community College this fall.
Baseball game time adjustment for tomorrow 5/22 Dufur vs Monroe 1:00 pm, Lakeview vs UVC 4:00 pm, winners play at 7:00 pm, all still at Philomath High School.
All Dufur basketball games will be live streamed from our Dufur School Facebook page this afternoon. Mid-level will start at 3:00 p.m., High School girls will start at 6:00 p.m., and High School boys will start at around 7:30 p.m.
The Jerri Walker DePriest Endowment Fund Board of Trustees had a great day interviewing 12 Dufur High School Seniors today for the 2021 JWD Scholarships. The class of 2021 will be awarded $ 63,403.52 in total, a new record! Thanks to all that support the program!
The Mid-level and Elementary "B" Groups will be attending school tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12th.
Hollie Darden and Nathan Morris will be hosting a Zoom meeting next Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the upcoming high school basketball season and game schedule. Here is the meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84837952413?pwd=MUpsWXhJVTgzRGs2WnVQUzNiL1dwQT09
Gameday for the Rangers Boys and Girls Golf at Mac High Tourney - 11:00 am Baseball at Grant Union (John Day) DH - 1:30 pm GO RANGERS!
Good morning everyone! Tomorrow (May 5th) is an "A" day!
Good Morning! This is just a reminder that tomorrow (April 28th) is a "B" day for mid-level and elementary.
Congrats to the Ranger Track and Field Teams, Boys finished second at Arlington and the girls finished first. Go Rangers!
Ranger baseball swept Riverside today, 20-1 and 17-10. Go Rangers!
Here are the ODE Communicable Disease Guidelines that we are following for in-person school. If you aren't sure whether your child should attend school, this is a very handy guide. We look forward to seeing the kids again starting Monday, with all of high school and the mid-level and elementary "A" Groups!
If you are 16 years old or older and would like a free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, there is a "Friday Night Lights" clinic tonight at Wahtonka Field in The Dalles from 4-8 p.m. To sign up for the event visit https://www.ncphd.org.
Dufur School will be returning to onsite learning on Monday April 26. We look forward to our students returning in the same structure that we were in prior to our brief move to Comprehensive Distance Learning on April 13. Go Rangers!
Golf anyone? Click on the link to view an article about Tora Jo Timinsky and her tremendous golfing ability. https://www.columbiagorgenews.com/eedition/page-a15/page_f14712b2-c5c3-508b-aa40-21cdab0e68cb.html
The Dufur School/Community Food Pantry will not be open tomorrow, Thursday, April 15th.
We want to inform you that we have recently received information that a student at Dufur School has tested positive for COVID-19. We have made the difficult decision to return to Comprehensive Distance Learning until at least Monday, April 19th. More information about a return to in-person will be made available on Friday, April 16th. See the attached letter for all details.
Good Morning! Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 7th) is an "A" day for mid-level and elementary students.
Below is the link to the recording of the Zoom that was held concerning high school transitioning back to full weeks starting Monday, April 5th. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d-XngnouZ2lGZK8r8_bB-OmWI5PoDWsQ/view?usp=sharing
Here is the link to the Dufur Summer School registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QWWBGNPnqBl9TUFbeGSoQwXcrbx-LrA39eCfqjKFQhk/edit?usp=drive_web. You can register your child with this link if you are unable to scan the QR code in the previous letter.
Hello Dufur Families! If you have any of the school's reusable face masks at home, can you please send them back to the school so they can be sanitized and made available to our students. -Thanks
Dufur School Students between 8th and 12th Grade that are interested in participating in the Dufur High School Clay Target League for the Spring 2021 Season, please contact Robert Wallace. Deadline to register is March 29 at 10 AM, registration is online. To Register: E mail Robert Wallace firstname.lastname@example.org You will be forwarded an email with instructions to register for the 2021 season. Registration is completed using an online system, http://orclaytarget.com/ Cost to register for the 2021 season is $ 35. Paid online at time of registration.
The Dufur School District has a full time facilities/maintenance position open. Information can be found on the district website under news. This position is open until filled.
Top of the morning to you! Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 17th) will be a "B" day and St. Patrick's Day. Don't forget your green!
On March 15th through 19th, Dufur School students are invited to participate in a spirit dress-up week hosted by the high school student council. The dress-up days are as follows: Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Leprechaun/Mustache/Beard Day Wednesday: St. Paddie's Day-Everything Green! Thursday: Colors of the Rainbow Day (wear your most colorfully-combined outfit; high school pay attention to details to come about a color war competition) Friday: Spring Pastels or March Madness Day
Hello Ranger Families! Tomorrow (Wedensday, March 10th) will be an "A" day.
Dufur School is seeking a full time School Bus Driver. Valid driver’s license required, CDL training provided. Must pass background/criminal history check and pre-employment drug screen. Competitive pay and excellent work environment. Come join our team! Please address any questions or interest to email@example.com.
We have scheduled our picture retakes for March 16th and 17th, 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. If your child needs retakes, all you need to do is send the original photos back to school to return to the photographer. If your child missed the first picture day, you can still order. See the Picture Day ID on the attached flyer, or we have order envelopes available in the office!
Beginning on Monday, 3/8/21, the afternoon bus drop off will be 1 hour and 20 minutes later than currently scheduled. This is due to the change back to a full school day. If you have any questions about your specific bus drop off, please contact Josie Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many questions about who can attend the football game on Friday. The answer is that 300 people can attend: including officials, players and fans. Families of home and visitor players will be the priority, then additional fans after that. All player families have been provided a link to our contact tracing system for pre-admission. If you require a handicap parking spot to watch the game please contact Mr. Henderson. Our goal is to ensure that our athletes have the opportunity to play all 6 games this season. Tim Fain will be live streaming action on our Facebook page, and Y-102 will broadcast the game.
Today's high school volleyball game vs. Trout Lake has been cancelled. This game is TENTATIVELY re-scheduled for Monday, March 8th at 5 PM
Watch Dufur take on Klickitat Glenwood in today's volleyball season opener! https://m.facebook.com/149157235775922/live/
Please enjoy this short video showcasing the new artwork that was installed in Dufur School's main entry by local artists Andy Nichols and Jeff Stewart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eQp-y8FaE4&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=ImmenseImagery
Good morning! Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 3rd) is a "B" day. The "B" group will attend in-person classes.
There will be a zoom meeting for 6th-8th grade volleyball and football players and their parents tomorrow (2/26/21) at 6:00 p.m. Here is the link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81875987122?pwd=bWRGK3lyd2d5S0ZsV3Rwd0ZKdytTZz09
Dufur's unique hybrid schedule makes for excellent opportunities to take small groups off campus for enriching activities that make memories and build relationships among students and staff. Today, Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Hertel took 6th graders sledding out of Dufur, Mrs. Anderson took 8th graders on a walk around downtown The Dalles to view and study historical murals, and Mrs. Darden took 7th graders on a hike to the Mosier tunnels. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the sunshine!
The Dufur Community Food Pantry is holding a "Farm to Family" food distribution today. They will be in the school parking lot until 1:30 pm or until all boxes are gone. Any community members in need of food are welcome to come get a box.
The "A" Group will attend school in-person tomorrow, February 24th.
There will be a Zoom meeting tonight from 6-7 p.m. that will deal with OSAA season 2 information for Dufur High School Volleyball and Football families. Here is the meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83426363179?pwd=UkZ2cGN0NVk4U1pPS3dpaHFnMmtIZz09
Mid-level students have welcomed Mrs. Pamela Larsen into our school on and off since last November. Mrs. Larsen is a freelance educator who specializes in teaching Pacific Northwest Native American history from all perspectives. Our unit focused on the Lewis & Clark expedition and its impact on Native Americans in the area. Students studied primary source documents from both parties, and then chose an area to further research and share.
Help Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday by picking up a take and make Truffula Tree craft from the library on February 25th from 6-8 pm. This is a first come first serve basis for children preschool-5th grade Please feel free to share photos of your Truffula Trees with Mrs. Tierney (email@example.com)
Valentines Day Craft Take and Make: Pick up a Monster Valentine craft kit from the library on February 11th from 6-8 pm. This is a first come first serve basis for children preschool-5th grade.
Go Rangers! Our team is playing in the High School Heroes Esports Tournament semifinals vs. Concord Carlisle High School (Massachusetts). Cheer the Rangers on today at 4 p.m. via this link: https://www.twitch.tv/outrundigital/schedule
The Rangers have advanced to the quarterfinals in the High School Heroes Esports Tournament! If you would like to watch matches, follow this link: https://www.twitch.tv/outrundigital?scrlybrkr
This week, Dufur students Cameron Bostick, Will Ferres, Auggie Harvey, and Bryce Tierney are competing in the High School Heroes Esports League tournament, which is a virtual reality sports competition. Dufur School is the only school representing the state of Oregon in this national tournament. We wish these boys the best of luck as they work to compete for the national title!
We’re having a BOOK FAIR! We will be having an online Scholastic Book Fair February 1st-14th. Please visit the homepage at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/dufurschool1 and be on the lookout for more information coming home with your student. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Tierney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school (541)467-2509
Congratulations to Dufur Aluma, Katie Beal, for making the Central Oregon Community College Dean's List for the 2020 fall term!
A reminder that Monday January 25 is an in service day for grading. And the week is an "A" week.
If your child is a "Distance Learner" and you would like to continue receiving or start receiving weekly food boxes please call the school or email me at email@example.com We will not make boxes until we receive a confirmation from you. "Distance Learner" boxes will start again next Tuesday and will be ready on Tuesdays by noon. You must come to the school to pick up your box. Please, when you call or email, let us know what time works best for pick up on Tuesdays, evening hours maybe available. Please let us know by Thursday 1/21, if you would like a box!!
Dufur School will be delivering lunch boxes today Tuesday 1/12. If you have questions about your delivery schedule, please call or text Josie Turner at (541) 980-1977.
We will be having Lifetouch here on January 20th and 21st to take school pictures. "A" group students will have their pictures taken on Wednesday and "B" group student will be on Thursday. All Distance Learning only students are welcome to come for pictures as well, just call the school to get a time to bring your child for the photo.
Dufur School will be delivering boxed lunches today. If you have questions about pickup or delivery please call or text Josie Turner at 541-980-1977.
Food delivery's will resume on Monday January 4, if your family hasn't received a weekly food box prior to break and would like to start receiving them, please call Josie Turner at 541-993-1977. Happy New Year!
The Dufur Community Food Pantry is open today from 3 to 6 p.m.
In close consultation with the North Central Public Health District, Dufur School District has made the decision to continue comprehensive distance learning until Tuesday, January 19. We are aware of the challenges that distance learning creates for families in these uncertain times. However, each student, staff member and family's health and safety is our top priority.
This week the Dufur Community Food Pantry is open on Wednesday from 3-6pm. The pantry staff will also distribute Farm to Family food boxes tomorrow at 11 am at Dufur School.
In lieu of a winter concert this year due to distance learning, Mr. Andre worked very hard to make this amazing Christmas sing-along for Dufur students and families. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5j5JEJGNL3pUe7dcjQWmvi0L3AdUEUIP
Dufur School will be delivering boxed lunches today. If you have questions about pickup or delivery please call or text Josie Turner at 541-980-1977.
On Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00 pm, Jefferson Greene of the Warm Springs Tribe will present to Dufur School via a Zoom presentation. Jefferson is a cultural artist who teaches language, legends, song, and dance. Please join us for this great opportunity! Contact your teacher or Mrs. Anderson for the Zoom link.
The Dufur School ASB has planned a virtual holiday spirit week for next week and wanted to share the dress-up schedule: Monday: Cozy Christmas/Holiday Pajama DayTuesday: Crazy Christmas Sock DayWednesday: Mad About PlaidThursday: Holiday Color DayFriday: Ugly Christmas Sweater/Tree Topper Day Participants are encouraged to post their dress-up pictures to the ASB Instagram, or to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Staff will vote on a winner each day, and there will be prizes for the winners that will be quarantined and then handed out to winners once we return to campus.
Dufur School will again be delivering lunches during Comprehensive Distance Learning. If you are in Dufur, you can pick up daily lunches at Dufur Christian Church at 11:30 am. We will deliver weekly boxes to the families that received them during the last delivery time. Box delivery will be on Tuesday 12/8/2020. If you didn't receive a box last time, but would like one this time, please email email@example.com by 9:00 am on Monday 12/7/2020.
Today, December 5th, we received notification that multiple Dufur School students have tested positive for COVID-19. After consulting with the North Central Public Health Department, we have made the decision to return to Comprehensive Distance Learning through December 18. Please see the "News" section of our website for more details.
Dufur’s National Honor Society is hosting its annual food drive this year from December 4th through December 16th. The collected food will be distributed to families in the community. Students can bring non-perishable food on their school day and place it in their class’s collection bin. Donations from community members will be greatly appreciated as well. These donations can be placed in the collection bin at the front of the school labelled ‘Community Drop Off’. For more information contact Jody Weaver at Dufur School.
The Dufur Food Pantry staff will be doing a "Farm to Family" food box distribution today in the school parking lot. They will be giving out 100 food boxes. It will begin at 4:30 pm and continue until 6:30 or until they run out of boxes. Please come if you are in need of food!
Dufur FFA will be selling Christmas Trees again this year! You can find us in the ag shop at Dufur school from 10am-2pm on Saturday, December 5th. We will have a variety of 5’-8’ Douglas and Noble Firs and will additionally be pre-selling trees this year, keep a lookout for the form if you would like to purchase a tree ahead of time. Supplies are limited and on a first come first serve basis. Thank you for your continuous support of Dufur FFA and we look forward to seeing you on the 5th from 10-2. Pre-order your tree with this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uRQBywq9mNWcgS4eV-r95mhmylpJopyqCA6sm_EPFzs/edit?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5fbdc27c *Please keep in mind COVID-19 guidelines and wear a mask at all times, we appreciate your cooperation*
We plan to welcome students back to our building on Monday, November 30th. We ask that parents visit our website and review the information and guidelines from Mr. Henderson in our "News" section. We want to do everything we can to continue on-site learning and keep our community as safe as possible. As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday the Dufur School Community Food Pantry will be open today. It will be open from 3 to 6 pm. All community members who are in need of food are welcome.
North Central Public Health District is offering free flu vaccines to anyone who wants one in Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam counties, regardless of whether they have insurance. Those who would like to receive a vaccine can call the health district at 541-506-2600 to schedule an appointment. The health district office is located at 419 E. 7th St. in The Dalles.
There will be a "Farm to Family" food distribution tomorrow from 10-noon in the school parking lot. All community members are welcome. The Dufur School/Community Food Pantry will be open tomorrow as well from 3-6 p.m.
The American Red Cross blood drive that was set to take place at Dufur School on November 18th had been cancelled.
Did you get an owl pellet kit, but miss the zoom meeting. Mr. Cosgrove has posted a recording of the instructional video. You can use this link to watch the recording, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x758UCj-AwiCCBXpxtSJ7VfnqCxlLhQC/view?usp=sharing! We still have kits in the office if you missed getting one. Contact us if you want to make arrangements to get one for your child.
Dufur School will be putting together lunch boxes that cover lunches through 11/24.These boxes will be available for pick up at the front entrance of the school on 11/17 between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. We will also be delivering these boxes to homes outside of Dufur on 11/17 in the afternoon. Please let us know by 9:00 am on 11/16 if you would like a box prepared you. You can call the school at 541-467-2509, or call 541-980-1977, or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a box.
Looking towards the week of Thanksgiving: Monday, November 23rd will be an A day for students at the Dufur School campus, and Tuesday, November 24th will be a B day.
Junior High Volleyball Families: There will not be Jr. High Volleyball practice tomorrow, 11/11. The final practice for the season will be Monday, 11/16 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Dufur Parents, we are looking for input on how this year is going so far. Please visit our website and fill out the survey posted under the "NEWS" section on the homepage.
Dufur School will be livestreaming the Homecoming royalty coronation and king crowning today at 1 due to Covid audience restrictions. Please visit the Dufur School Facebook page to access the video.
Mr. Cosgrove is offering "Owl Pellet Dissection Kits" to any interested students or families. See our school website for more information!
Middle school and high school Strength & Conditioning has been canceled for today, November 3rd.
Food Service News: Dufur School will still provide weekly food boxes if you have pre-school or under aged children or if your child is participating in the "Distance Learning" program. You must call the school or email me at email@example.com to start your food box back up again. If you live in Dufur you may get daily meals at Dufur Christian Church provided by Dufur School. All children 1-18 years old may receive meals:: PANDEMIC EBT CARDS!! The state has added more funds to your Pandemic EBT card. It should be $100 per Dufur Student for the month of September!!! As of now there is not more funding available but still hang on to your card because funds might become available again.
Grades K-3 had a great week with Halloween parties, a pumpkin patch, and all kinds of delicious apple snacks and games! We would like to thank the many people who made things possible through their donations! Thank you to Cobblestone Catering, Mike and Nancy Gibson, Jordan and Tiffany Davis, Dane Klindt, Charla Kozelisky, Elena Durham, Peggy Skiles, and Glenda Hanna. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
There will be no 6-12 football practice today (Thursday, Oct. 29).
Dufur School is excited to invite the community to watch the Homecoming parade, which will take place at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 6th. The parade will begin at We3 and will wind through downtown Dufur, turning back to the school at the post office.
Esther has a new "Strength and Conditioning" schedule starting this week. The time and days for middle school athletes will be Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m., while high school will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 3:45.
Dufur School is looking for pumpkin and apple donations for the elementary pumpkin patch next week. Donations would need to be arranged before Wednesday, October 28th. Ideally the goal is to receive 40 pumpkins and 60 apples for our kids. If you would like to donate, please contact Josie Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (541)980-1977.
Food Service News Lots of things have been happening in our Dufur School Kitchen this year! Our one main goal is to feed as many children as we can. Our weekly food boxes are still available for High School students and Distance Learning students. If you would like a weekly food box you will need to contact the school or email me at email@example.com and be able to pick up the box at Dufur School. Most children who are attending Dufur School in person will be receiving either double or triple lunches sent home with them on the last day of their school week. If your child lives in Dufur they can get daily weekday lunches at the Dufur Christian Church. Most of the kids on bus routes are the children who will be taking lunches home with them. We can provide lunches for children 1-18 whether they attend. Dufur School or not. These are trying times for all and Dufur School is here to lend a helping hand. If you have any questions please call Dufur School
Let's remember that Football and Volleyball start on Monday Oct 19th. 6-12 Football at 4:00-5:30 pm Volleyball at 5:00-6:30 pm See you there!
With the addition of Mid-Level students to the bus routes, this is a reminder to Elementary parents that students in grades K-5 will be released from school each day at 1:50 PM for bus boarding and parent pickup.
Don't forget that school will not be in session tomorrow for students or staff! Have a great weekend.
Dufur School will welcome back mid-level students to hybrid on-site learning beginning on Monday October 12. Each class has been split in to an A and B group, the A group will be on campus Mon, Tues, & Wed, the B group on Thurs. and Fri. next week. The groups will alternate being on campus on Wed. Go Rangers!
The Garden Club is tending our fall garden and investigating soil science. If that sounds like fun, come join us! All ages welcome, look to the school news feed for a registration form, and come dressed to get dirty.
This is just a reminder that today is the delivery day for weekly food boxes. If you are signed up for weekly delivery, but won't be able to pick your box up, please call the school and make arrangements to come get it at the school this evening from 5-7 p.m.
Life flight will be landing at Dufur School shortly, the need is not for the school, it's for a neighboring community.
This is just a reminder that today is the delivery day for weekly food boxes. If you are signed up for weekly delivery, but won't be able to pick your box up, please call the school and make arrangements to come get it at the school this evening.
If you are a student who is still distance learning, and you need to come to the school for extra help from your teachers, but you don't have transportation, please fill out this transportation request form so that we can provide a bus pick up and drop off for you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXY8m_YyqD5WQa4zjlWVmZchAE_Yi-eSLw_YL8X3RwkEVj6g/viewform?usp=sf_link This link will be permanently located on the Dufur School website in the Academics folder under At-Home Learning Resources.
We are having issues with our phone system today. If you can't get through on our 541-467-2509 number, you can try using this number: 541-467-2506.
Thanks to all for a great start to the 20-21 school year! Two adjustments to announce for next week. 1. Fourth and Fifth grades will be added to the on site schedule in the same hybrid format used for the K-3. Teachers will provide specific information for families. 2. Wednesdays will become an on site learning day for K-5. The A and B groups will rotate being on site on Wednesdays. Next week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 the A group will be on site on Mon., Tues., & Wed., The B group Thurs., & Fri. The following week will be A's on Mon. & Tues., B's on Wed., TH., & Fri. The rotation will be every other week on Wednesday. GO RANGERS!
Dufur FFA will host a Movie Night at the Sunshine Mill Drive-in on October 7th. Gates open at 6:30 and the movie will begin at sundown. Tickets are by donation (with a suggested price of $20), we are also selling snack baskets for $15 that includes pre-popped popcorn, candy, bottled water, and other snacks. We will be showing the Original Jumanji movie.
If your students still have library materials checked out from last year, please send them back to school or drop them in the book drop at The Dalles Public library. If you are unsure if your child still has library books, feel free to email me and ask (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tomorrow’s Garden Club starts at 9 am for Middle School, 12 pm for Elementary School. High School Club is postponed until next week. For more information, visit the Dufur School Website.
A reminder that today is the day for food box delivery/pick-up, if you're unable to pick them up mid-day, they will be available at the school from 5 to 7 pm this evening.
Parents please use the front parking lot for drop off and pick up of your students. We've created a bit of an issue on Klingler Street with vehicle and foot traffic. The front parking lot will be for drop off and pick up only. Adults will continue to be there to help all students enter the building safely. Thank you for your help!
Dufur School will be delivering lunches tomorrow 9/17/20. There will be no boxes this week, however we will have individual lunches available for everyone that normally gets a box. Red, Yellow, Blue, and Orange routes will be getting a double delivery on Thursday and no delivery on Friday. Green route and Dufur kids will have delivery both days. Please call the school ASAP if you will not be able to pick up lunches at your normal delivery spot on Thursday.
Due to the persistent hazardous air conditions Dufur School will continue with Comprensive Distance Learning, no lunch delivery or after school programs on Wed. 9/16.
To celebrate the first week of school, the Dufur High School ASB members made some fun videos where they dressed up as school staff, and school staff dressed up as students. Check them out! https://www.dufur.k12.or.us/o/dufur-school-district/browse/167535 https://www.dufur.k12.or.us/o/dufur-school-district/browse/167535 https://www.dufur.k12.or.us/o/dufur-school-district/browse/167535 https://www.dufur.k12.or.us/o/dufur-school-district/browse/167535
Reminder: Dufur School/4-H Garden Club Information Session, tonight Sept. 15 from 6 – 7 pm on Zoom. Join link: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/92287594843?pwd=MkVtQ3FORTZOZ1g5bWhaVWhuYnZhQT09
We have become aware that some internet service in the Dufur area is down right now. Some teachers may have that service, so they might not be able to hold scheduled "Zoom" meetings currently. Students who have missed their meetings will be able to view recordings once internet service has been restored.
Due to the hazardous level of smoke in the area, all on-site learning has been cancelled for tomorrow, 9/14. There will no lunch delivery's and no after school programs as well. Staff members will be working from home, virtual learning will occur as scheduled.
Please use the link below to access the recordings of the high school back to school and freshman orientation Zoom meetings. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IShxlBDSuGLAF6Y7FUDePQsk_Gyi8ICX/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m_1njdy1OoUzTNIBvRsf5TedcC9s813u/view?usp=sharing
Due to the hazardous air quality Wasco County Emergency Management and the Dufur Volunteer Fire Department will be distributing KN-95 masks in the Dufur School Parking lot from 5-8 pm today.
If you were unable to view the Mid-Level, Freshman Orientation, or High School virtual back to school nights, please email email@example.com for the recording.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. Throughout the month, we will be sharing information to raise awareness and provide resources for our community. There are actions that we can all take to prevent suicide. Stay tuned. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/promote-national-suicide-prevention-month/
All freshmen students and their parents are invited to attend the freshman orientation Zoom meeting this Thursday, September 10th from 6:00-6:30 PM. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84037920660?pwd=eERRSVd2NzhVSXhXMGl0LzdjbEt4QT09 Meeting ID: 840 3792 0660 Passcode: 0yYmra One tap mobile +12532158782,,84037920660#,,,,,,0#,,444992# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,84037920660#,,,,,,0#,,444992# US (Houston)
The high school teachers welcome 9th-12th grade parents and students to attend their back to school Zoom meeting this Thursday, September 10th from 6:30-7:00 PM. Please see the meeting invitation below. (Note: all Kindergarten-5th grade back to school zoom invites will be sent out directly from the respective teachers.) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83074377511?pwd=NVNmSjlHVzRVSzNWMjZUWXdEVXhBQT09 Meeting ID: 830 7437 7511 Passcode: 9ifWLf One tap mobile +16699009128,,83074377511#,,,,,,0#,,778490# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,83074377511#,,,,,,0#,,778490# US (Tacoma)
The Mid-Level teachers welcome 6th-8th grade parents and students to attend their back to school Zoom meeting this Thursday, September 10th from 7-7:30 PM. Please see the meeting invitation below. (Note: all Kindergarten-5th grade back to school zoom invites will be sent out directly from the respective teachers.) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86906295743?pwd=OUQ0ZzkwNUxvU0lFUXAydHhtOEpMUT09 Meeting ID: 869 0629 5743 Passcode: 9XiDjM One tap mobile +13462487799,,86906295743#,,,,,,0#,,683964# US (Houston) +16699009128,,86906295743#,,,,,,0#,,683964# US (San Jose)
We still have lots of things in our Lost and Found from last year. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of next week. https://5il.co/knvd is a link to a short video showing all the lost and found. If you see something that belongs to your family just let us know, or come by and grab it!
REMINDER: There will be no lunch delivery on Monday, 9/7, due to the Labor Day holiday. Weekly boxes will be available on Tuesday, 9/8, as well as our daily lunch delivery. We are expanding our meal pickup options. If you have a weekly box, you will also be able to pick it up at the front entrance of the school on Tuesday (09/08/20), from 5:00-7:00pm. Please let us know if this option works best for you. Go Rangers!!
Thanks to all that participated in this evenings Zoom on Acellus Learning and many other topics. We had 100 participants this evening, great turnout! Thanks to our staff for their hard work and to the families for their support of the school and their students learning! TOGETHER we will do great things this year! If you were unable to participate this evening, the session was taped, please e mail me or call the school for a link to access! GO RANGERS!!
A reminder of the Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm this evening to cover the basics of the Acellus Learning Platform, the link is on the Dufur School District website.
Dufur families, as we approach our start date, students should be checking their school emails. We have switched to Gmail, and the link to login to school email is on the homepage of the Dufur School website. Student email addresses and passwords remain the same; if you cannot remember this information, please contact the main office as soon as possible. Teachers have sent out invitations to join their individual Google Classrooms and students are encouraged to join those now. It is vital that all students be logged in and ready in Google Classroom before the first day of school on September 14th. Parents, please ensure that your current email address is on file in the main office. Parent Google Classroom monitoring invitations are being sent out to the addresses on file. Please check your spam or junk folders in case they are in there. Dufur School has staff members trained to help parents and students who need help getting logged in and ready for the first day of online distance learning. Please reach out right away if you need assistance so that your child is in and familiar with their Google Classrooms on the first day of school.
Parents, if you need a tutorial about what Google Classroom looks like for your child, and how you can receive class updates and be invited to their Google Classroom, please view the Youtube link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgS-hoSIjnw As always, please reach out to Dufur School if you have technology questions and/or need to troubleshoot a technology problem. We are in this together!
Congratulations to the 2020/21 ASB officers! Freshman Representative: Audrey Anderson Sophomore Representative: Tora Timinsky Junior Representative: Emily Crawford Senior Representative: Grace Lindhorst ASB Secretary: Maddie Dollarhide ASB Treasurer: Ashley Bailey ASB Vice President: Piper Neal ASB President: Zoe Hester Thank you to all that attended the elections meeting, ran for office, and voted. There will be an ASB officers meeting later this week; check your student Gmail for a detailed invitation from Mrs. Whitley.
There will be an informational meeting on Acellus, the learning platform that the district will be implementing during the 20/21 school year on Tuesday Sept. 1, beginning at 7:00 pm. The Zoom link is on the district website calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our lunch delivery program begins on Monday, August 31. We will be handing out lunches at several locations. Your child will be able to pick their lunches up at the following times and locations: Dufur Christian Church for all students living in the Dufur City Limits from 11:30 to 12:30; Calvary Baptist Church for students living in The Dalles from 12:00 to 1:00; Celilo School Parking Lot from 12:30 to 1:00. All other students will have their lunches delivered to their homes between 11:30 and 1:00. If you have any questions please feel free to call Josie Turner at (541)980-1977 or the school at (541)467-2509.
I'm so excited to host the Dufur High School ASB elections meeting tonight on Zoom at 7 PM. If you are a high school student, please check your Dufur Gmail for the Zoom invitation link. See you tonight!
If you would like to order a Dufur High School 2019/2020 yearbook, it is not too late! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For the latest information on the 20-21 school year please go to the Dufur School District website and click on the 20/21 School year pandemic Information (Top Center). Staff returns Tuesday 8-24, there will be multiple Zoom meetings for each grade level prior to the first day of school on Monday September 14. We look forward to having a great school year!
Thanks to all that participated in our first re-entry Zoom, we appreciate your participation and look forward to working together during the 20-21 school year! GO RANGERS!
The link for Thursday evenings school re-entry meeting is on the Dufur School webiste under events. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
In light of the latest guidance from the Governor's office, here is information from Superintendent Henderson. Please feel free to contact the school if you have questions! 541-467-2509
As the new school year approaches many questions are present around what school will look like for the 20/21 school year. The districts planning team is in place and making good progress. We will be providing an update by weeks end on that work. A couple areas of great concern for families as identified on our recent survey, 1. Child Care, the district is very aware of this challenge, and is working toward being a part of the solution with child care when school begins. 2. Deciding whether or not to have students return to school. To return, or not to return during the pandemic is strictly a families decision. Families more comfortable with an online only option will have support from the school district. Please don't feel that you have to develop a home school curriculum, the district can and will provide materials and support for your students until they return to daily attendance. Information changes rapidly, moving forward the district will provide weekly updates on progress. If you have specific questions please call, 541-467-2509. I look forward to working together in the coming weeks to provide a quality learning experience for each Dufur School family.
Thursday, July 23 rd from 4-6 pm, the Dufur School Community library will be providing a take and make. Please feel free to stop by the school parking lot and pick up a bag of crafts and books to take home with you. This a is a first come first serve event and is sponsored by grants and the community library. If you have questions please email email@example.com
Dufur School families: Pandemic EBT cards have started to arrive. Watch your mail for an envelope from the Oregon Department of Human Services. It may be addressed to your child.
Thanks to all that have completed the district survey concerning school re-opening options. The survey will be live until Friday July 10. We have received 132 responses thus far. Your responses are valued and will be an integral part of our planning for a safe re-entry to school in September. As our plan comes together we will share with you and request your feedback. We are striving to develop options for to serve each families comfort level for re-entry to school. Together we will create quality learning options for all Dufur students both onsite and online. Have a safe weekend!
Dufur High School will be conducting conditioning sessions beginning on July 6 for high school athletes. Individual coaches will reach out to their teams with dates/times. All current Covid-19 health guidance will be followed. The Ranger Football team will be conducting conditioning sessions on Monday Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 until 9 pm.
Dufur School is conducting a survey on re-opening school, formats, etc. Please go to the district web-page under news and complete the survey. We value your input and look forward to your feedback.
Attention! Beginning on 6/24/20, we will be moving to G-Mail, so you will need to access your e-mail account through the Google G. Suites button at our school website, or simply log in at google. com. Your e-mail address and password will remain the same. In coming e-mail will no longer come to the Outlook account. You can still access your old account at Outlook if you need to view any of those old e-mails. Eventually, they will migrate over. Moving contacts is a snap. I can help you with that.
Here is an update we received from ODE: P-EBT benefits issuance is an ongoing process. and timeframes may vary by student. Families of eligible students that have not received their benefits by August 15, 2020 should reach out to DHS using the contact information listed below. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is working closely with school districts and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to ensure that P-EBT benefits are issued to eligible students. The benefits will be issued directly from the Department of Human Services. Benefits issuance questions should be directed to DHS by calling (503) 945-6481 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org ODE Child Nutrition Programs would like to make you aware of the following important resource for accessing additional nutrition in your area now: Needfood.Oregon.gov We would also like to invite you to visit ODE’s website under the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer section for information and resources pertaining to P-EBT.
All School Districts in our state are currently working on educational plans for the fall. The Dufur School Districts intent is to be in school as scheduled in late August. We will be working to develop the required plan for the Oregon Department of Education throughout the summer. The district will be requesting input from the community in the development of the plan. We plan to begin summer conditioning programs for high school student athletes beginning on July 6. All dates / times for conditioning opportunities will be announced on June 29. Go Rangers!
Construction update from Superintendent Henderson. View the letter from this link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/744718/Bond_Letter_from_Henderson.pdf
I'd like to thank everyone in our educational community that has worked hard to make the best of a difficult situation since March 13. Parents and the entire school staff should all be proud of the collective effort to produce the best educational product possible for our students. I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall and returning to some sense of normalcy! Have a a great summer!
Congratulations to 2020 DHS graduates Mikayla Kelly and Madelyne Smith who both recently won prizes in the One Community Health Art Scholarship Program! Congratulations Ladies!
Just a reminder that we are gathering Chromebooks. They can be dropped off at the front of the school on Thursday June 4th between 12:00-4:30 and Monday June 8th between 2:00-6:00pm. We will be gathering them on the lunch/bus routes as well. Please have them ready at your lunch drop location and time, including Calvary Baptist Church in TD and Celilo between 11:30-12:30. Also, if students left stuff in their lockers, it can be retrieved when dropping off Chromebooks. Everything will be in the main building. Please use the new entrance.
Hello Students and Parents. We will be collecting Chromebooks to get them serviced and ready for fall. They can be dropped off at the front of the school on Thursday June 4th between 12:00-4:30 and Monday June 8th between 2:00-6:00pm. We will be gathering them on the lunch/bus routes on Friday, June 5th. Please have them ready at your lunch drop location and time, including Calvary Baptist Church in TD and Celilo between 11:30-12:30.
It's our final Friday of the school year! The staff of Dufur School wishes you a wonderful summer! https://youtu.be/c322990bZ54
On Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. Dufur School will celebrate our 2020 graduates with a drive in graduation, followed by a parade through Dufur. Seniors and family will line up at the school in their cars for the ceremony, roses, and class gifts. This unique graduation will include, pre-recorded speeches, slide show, awarding of the Jerri Walker Depriest Scholarships, as well as presentation of the class of 2020. Thanks to Shannon Milburn and Gorge Country Media the ceremony will be broadcast locally over the radio at 98.1 FM. Thanks to Nolan Hare Productions, and Great Skot Productions for providing a live video stream. This link will be on the District website, as well as the District's facebook page for access on Saturday. After seniors receive their diplomas they will then leave the school and follow the parade route. We are asking that the community show support by lining the parade route to cheer them on, make signs, etc. Due to COVID-19 and the limitations we must abide by we cannot let the community join us at the school at this time. Seniors will be able to attend with their family members in 1 vehicle for the ceremony and parade. Banners will be set up around town commemorating each senior. Below their banners we will also set up posters for the community to sign and give well wishes. If you have any further questions please contact Graduation Coordinators: Dufur School or the graduation coordinators. Jody Weaver: email@example.com Lindsey Black: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dufur School Principal Jenny Collins has accepted a High School Principal's position in the Eugene area. Because our current situation doesn't allow the capacity to have a school wide "goodbye" for Mrs. Collins, we have been thinking of another way to send her on her new adventure. If your student and / or family would like to send her a piece of artwork, a note or something else, please take a picture and send it to Bonnie at email@example.com. We will compile it and insure that Mrs. Collins gets it. Thank you for your two years of service to the Dufur School District, and best of luck with your new position Mrs. Collins!
Hi Families - You can find this week's Elementary Counseling Connection newsletter at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/706376/CC_Mid_High_May_18.pdf
Hi Families - You can find this week's Mid/High Counseling Connections at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/706376/CC_Mid_High_May_18.pdf
Dufur Volunteer Fire and Ambulance has extended the deadline for scholarship applications this year. Seniors, get your applications emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 11th! The application guidelines are located on our website, under the "Other Scholarships" tab.
Hi Families - You can find this week's Mid/High Counseling Connections at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/693241/CC_Mid_High_May_4.pdf
Honoring the class of 2020 and all Dufur Students and families. #"Be the Light". Tonight 8:20 pm, Dufur High School, Senior Bios and favorite songs. #GoRangers!
"Be The Light" - 8:20 pm this evening Dufur School Honoring all Dufur students/families and the community! Go Rangers!
Hi Families - You can find this week's Mid/High Counseling Connections at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/675761/CC_Mid_High_April_20.pdf
Hi Families - You can find this week's Elementary Counseling Connection newsletter at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/675760/CC_Elementary_April_20.pdf
A document that answers questions about Distance Learning can be found under news & at-home resources on the Dufur web-page. Dufur staff want to stress our priority is the health & well-being of families. As Ms. Tiffany says, "Be easy! Be easy with yourselves & each each other."
A reminder that tonight (Friday 4/17), at 8:20 pm Dufur School will honor its seniors as part of the "Be The Light Movement". Dufur School wants to say thank you to all of our students and families and especially our student athletes who will not have a spring sports season. If you see the lights on, you will know that we miss "Friday Night Lights" and look forward to seeing our students again! This event will be live streamed on the Ranger Nation Facebook page. GO RANGERS!
Hi Families - You can find this week's Mid/High Counseling Connections newsletter at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/665989/CC_Mid_High_April_13.pdf
Hi Families - You can find this week's Elementary Counseling Connection newsletter at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/665988/CC_Elementary_April_13.pdf
As a part of the Oregon "Be the Light Movement", tonight the lights on the Ranger Football Field will be turned on at 20:20 military time (8:20 pm) in honor of the 2020 senior class. This class will have endured and prospered in ways that have not been experienced in a lifetime. Here at Dufur School we want to say thank you to all of our students and their families, and especially our student-athletes who will not have a spring sports season. If you see the lights on you will know that we miss "Friday Night Lights" and look forward to seeing our students again! GO RANGERS!
Hi Families - You can find this week's Elementary Counseling Connection at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/655761/CC_Elementary_April6.pdf
Hi Families - You can find this week's Mid/High Counseling Connection at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/655762/CC_Mid.High_April6.pdf
Dufur Students & Families- Let's stay connected. What fun activities are students doing during social distancing, school or other. If parents & students send me a pic. of what is happening with a brief description, I can share it to our webpage & FB. email@example.com
The school will be open from 9-12am on Friday April 3rd and from 2-6pm on Monday April 6th for HS and ML students to pick up URGENT school supplies and personal items from lockers. Please practice social distancing. Do not linger or congregate in any areas.
All students that ride the red bus, (The Dalles Route) can pick up educational packets and lunch at Calvary Baptist Church tomorrow, April 2, between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Hello Families - The first issue of our Counseling Connection newsletter is now available on the Counseling Resources page of our website, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/643887/CounselingConnectionMar30.pdf If you need to get in touch with me directly, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
https://youtu.be/xfgqtCi7hdo Hello Families- This is a link to a YouTube tutorial on Google Classroom. It shows families how to perform basic navigation of the class from the student's perspective. Visit the Dufur School webpage or facebook if the link doesn't work in text.
Hello Families, We are living in strange and stressful times. In an effort to stay connected with students and families, we have created The Counseling Connection Newsletter. You can expect articles, activity suggestions, along with other resources related to social emotional learning. Our first edition will be available tomorrow, April 1st on the website and hard copies will be coming home with work packets. If you need to connect with my directly, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Dufur Families- Teachers will be reaching out via electronic communication (email, Remind, etc.) to gauge how best to deliver supplemental learning opportunities to students. Please respond to teacher email or call the school to let us know how best to work with your student(s).
Families needing a device to check out during this period of home enrichment will be able to check one out tomorrow, March 31 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Dufur School front office. Teachers will be communicating with families this week providing educational enrichment activities, this will continue until we return to school. In addition, the district website will have the enrichment opportunities for each class as well.
SAT update: SAT's scheduled outside of Dufur School are being canceled. If you signed up for one of those dates, please visit CollegeBoard for information. The SAT at Dufur on 4/14 is canceled. Continue to prep by visiting https://www.khanacademy.org/sat for free SAT Practice.
Governor Brown has ordered all schools closed until April 28. As information becomes available on all the details of that order, we will communicate them with you.
Gisela Ayala Echeverria of One Community Health sent the following updated information- Due to school closures, the OCH Art scholarship deadline has been move to April 1. Submissions can be dropped off at any OCH location or digitally sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dufur School will be providing boxed lunches beginning on March 16 through March 20 at the following locations: Dufur Christian Church at noon, Ramsey Creek Grange at noon, Lone Pine In Lieu Site entryway at 11:30 am, Celilo Village at noon. Lunches will be available beginning on March 30 at the same times and locations until school is back in session.
What a great event with our students and MCT. They did a fabulous job in the performance of “The Emperors New Clothes.” Please use this link to watch the performance. https://youtu.be/-_qnOM71RFA
Dufur School has decided to proactively begin suspending events that bring large groups of students, adults, and community members together. Suspension of non-essential school-based activities begins immediately, effective March 12- April 10th. Athletic teams will continue to practice, but all extra-curricular activities including athletic competitions will be suspended indefinitely. The after school program will not be suspended at this time. MCT will rehearse tonight, but public performances have been canceled.
The After School Program at Dufur School has been canceled for today, March 12th.
The Missoula Children's Theatre presents "The Emperors New Clothes" at Dufur School. This opportunity is open to Kindergarten through Twelfth grade students. Auditions are Monday March 9, at 3:30 pm in the lower gym. Shows are Friday March 13, beginning at 6:00 pm and Saturday March 14, beginning at noon. MCT is made possible by the "Garner Endowment for the Arts"
Early release for students today!
The Ranger Boys fell to Crosshill Christian this evening, ending their season. Great season for the Rangers and everyone returns next season! GO RANGERS!
The Lady Rangers fell to a tough Damascus Christian team this evening in state sub round play, ending their season. Great season ladies!
The Ranger boys advance to the second round of the OSAA OnPoint Credit Union State Playoffs and travel to Crosshill Christian in Turner, OR on Saturday Feb. 29, tipoff 5:00 pm. GO RANGERS!!!!
Rangers 62 Life 61 final
54-54 end of 4th
Rangers 44 Life 41 end of 3
Life Christian 25 Rangers 24 at the half.
The Lady Rangers will be traveling to Damascus Christian on Friday, 2-28, tipoff is 6:00 pm. GO RANGERS!!
The Ranger Boys will be playing at LIfe Christian on Wednesday Feb. 26 in first round OSAA OnPoint playoff action, Tipoff is 6:00 pm. GO RANGERS!
The Lady Rangers defeat Echo 50-44 and win the District Championship! Congratulations Ladies!
Congrats to the Ranger Boys for defeating Condon and advancing as the 3rd seed in to the OSAA state playoffs. Go Rangers!
The Ranger Boys drop their game against Ione, and will play tomorrow at 1:30 pm for third place, Madras High School.
The Lady Rangers defeat Ione and advance to the District championship game tomorrow at 3:00 pm, Madras High School.
Good morning Dufur families! This is just a reminder that today is early release for students at 1 p.m.
A reminder that there will be a Student Investment Account meeting at the Celilo Education Center tomorrow evening (Thursday 2-13) beginning at 7:00 pm.
School Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Oregon law requires that all children attending public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities, have up-to-date immunization documentation (or have an exemption) to remain in school.The goal is to make sure children are fully protected against vaccine-preventable diseases and can go to school in a safe and healthy environment. If you need more information about your child's immunization needs please contact our school nurse, Kamala Malcolm: email@example.com or 541-467-2509 ext 257
Early release at 1 p.m. for students today!
The Dufur School District needs your help! As a part of our application for the School Investment Account, we need your input on our online survey. Please go to the Dufur School District website and look under the news and complete the survey. We value your input and look forward to continuing to improve Dufur School!
High School Family and Consumer Science students wrapped up their semester by competing in Cupcake Wars! Teams chose a song and had to create a display and decorate cupcakes to go along with their song. Thank you to the judges that volunteered their time! Awards will be given for Top Flavor, Top Decoration, and Judges Choice/High Score. Which theme is your favorite?!
Today, January 22, is early release for students at 1:00 p.m.
The Dufur School District received a new portable "Automated External Defibrillator" (AED) today, from the David Heller Foundation. The David Heller Foundation is working to provide portable AED's in every school district in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Thanks to the David Heller Foundation for this generous gift!
A reminder high school games at Sherman today (Tuesday 1/21): JV Boys at 3:00 pm, Varsity Girls at 4:30 pm, Varsity Boys at 6:00 pm. GO RANGERS!
Dufur School students, parents, staff members and community members are invited to complete our Student Success Act Survey. For more information, visit the "NEWS" section of our website!
The Dufur Spanish program was awarded a grant that will make it possible for all high school Spanish students to attend a Cinco de Mayo cultural experience this May in Portland. This experience is supported by a grant from the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition with funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support Oregon's arts, heritage, and the humanities.
Correction, the games at Condon have been rescheduled for Wednesday February 12, at 4:00 and 5:30 pm.
HS 9th & 10th graders- Checkout the Ruralite Publication for info on an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Applications due by January 17th. Visit www.wascoelectric.com or stop by the WEC office at 105 E. 4th St in The Dalles or call 541-296-2740 for an application.
At the beginning of our time together for social/emotional learning, we check in as a class of how we are feeling. We use 👍 (great day) 👎 (tough day) or thumb to the side for doing ok today. Students sometimes share why they are feeling the way they are and we often ask what we can do to help if someone is a 👎. Yesterday in Mrs. Flores’ Kindergarten class, a student responded that a hug would help. Her classmates immediately asked “GROUP HUG????”, when she replied “Yes”, this is the support she got! I am in constant awe of the empathy, respect and love our kids show one another on a daily basis!
Good morning Dufur School families! This is just a reminder that today is an early release at 1:00 p.m. for students.
This Fall, our Elementary students have been learning the difference between small problems and big problems with the curriculum Kelso’s Choices. Kelso’s Choices empowers kids to solve problems on their own with the guidance and support of trusted adults. Kelso the frog teaches kids that they are smart enough and strong enough to resolve conflict. Our awesome 5th graders have been working on projects to reinforce these choices throughout our school. Be sure to ask your kids about Kelso’s Choices!
Today is an early release for students at 1:00 p.m. There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. We wish all our families a very happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Wilson's high school anatomy and physiology class (and other guest high school classes) welcomed Tracy Hoyle from Donate Life Northwest to learn about organ, eye, and tissue donation. Mrs. Hoyle is a two-time heart transplant recipient and kidney transplant recipient.
Beginning Tuesday 11/12/19, there will no longer be bus transportation for students in city limits. Those students should resume walking to school via 4th Street or 6th Street. Please walk safely.
The Green House classes are working on lasagne gardening. They collect leaves from their community service yard raking project, and Mrs. Olson picks up coffee grounds and newspaper from We-3 to recycle in the garden. They layer it up and top it off with donated straw or rotten hay, then plant pollinator plants into it.
Congrats to the Ranger Football Team on defeating Elgin in league crossover play last night. The Rangers now travel to Perrydale for a first round game in the OSAA OnPoint Credit Union State Playoffs. The game is scheduled for Friday November 8, kickoff at 7:00 pm. GO RANGERS!
Congratulations to the Lady Ranger Volleyball Team on advancing to the OSAA State playoffs. Their first round match is Wednesday Oct. 30 at Damascus Christian beginning at 5:00 pm
Dufur School will be in session tomorrow, Thursday 10/24.
A reminder that Dufur School is closed today, 10/23, due to water testing issues.
The Dufur FAFSA night scheduled for Wednesday October 23rd has been canceled . Rescheduled date to be determined.
Middle School Volleyball players/parents: Wednesday's volleyball game against St. Mary's will begin at 4. Girls riding the bus from Dufur should be at the school by 2:30, girls in The Dalles should meet us at St. Mary's by 3:15. The games will be played B, A, C.
As a result of a failed water test, this evenings High School Volleyball match has been moved to South Wasco County High School, beginning at 5:00 pm. We will still be doing Senior Recognition prior to the match. Also, school will be closed again tomorrow, Wednesday 10/23.
The FAFSA night, scheduled for this evening 10/21 has been postponed until Wednesday 10/23, same time..
ATTENTION FOOTBALL PLAYERS! There will be NO football practice today (Mon. 21st). We will resume practice tomorrow (Tues. 22nd) at 3:00 pm.
Don't miss Homecoming Volleyball today as the Lady Rangers battle the Echo Cougars in Big Sky Volleyball action at 1:00 pm. GO RANGERS!
The Dufur School District invites everyone to the first home Ranger Football Game tomorrow evening vs Pilot Rock at 7:00 pm. As a thank you to the community for their amazing support of the school district there will be no admission charged, and a free hamburger meal in the Dufur School Cafeteria from 5 to 7:00 pm. We will be recognizing the people that have worked on our project at the end of the first quarter. At the conclusion of the third quarter we will be recognizing everyone that has played football for the Rangers through the years. GO RANGERS!
Due to work being completed on a water line near Dufur School, we will not be in session Monday October 21 and Tuesday Oct. 22. Monday October 28 which was scheduled as a teacher work day, is now an instructional day.
A reminder that the Bi-Mart flu shot clinic at Dufur School is tomorrow 10/14, beginning at 3:30 pm.
Just a reminder that today is early release for students at 1:00 p.m.
Dufur Students are you interested in studying or traveling abroad? The Dalles Sister City Assoc. is taking applications for the 2020 Student Delegation to Miyoshi City, Japan. Get applications from Ms. Jenny or the main office. Applications are due by October 30, 2019.
The Jerri Walker DePriest Memorial Endowment Fund received a generous $ 19,157.67 donation from the Everett (EE) and Betty Marvel Trust this morning. Everett and Betty were long time members of the Dufur Community and were always big supporters of the Dufur School District. Everett graduated from Dufur High School in 1940. Dufur graduates will benefit from their generosity forever!
Dufur School, in conjunction with Columbia Gorge Community College, will be hosting a Federal Financial Aid Workshop for Seniors on Monday October 21st at 6:00pm. Come learn how to fill out your financial aid forms online. Location TBD.
On Friday October 18 the Dufur School District will be celebrating the completion of the football field renovation, thanking the district voters that made the project possible, recognizing the workers that made the project a reality, as well as recognizing all who have ever played Ranger Football. The festivities will begin at 5:00 pm, and continue throughout the evening. All are invited to participate in this special event. A hosted dinner will begin at 5:00 pm and will continue through halftime of the football game, which kicks off at 7:00 pm vs Pilot Rock. A full schedule of the evening's activities will be shared soon.
Dufur School be hosting the annual Bi-Mart Flu Shot Clinic on Monday October 14 in the school cafeteria, beginning at 3:30 pm. The clinic is open to all community members.
Ranger sports today: The HS Football team plays Enterprise at 3:30 p.m. at Sherman County High School. JV & JV2 Volleyball plays Klickitat/Glenwood at Dufur starting at 5 p.m. GO RANGERS!
The Dufur Food Pantry is back to it's regular schedule, Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors should enter from Food Pantry door on 6th street.
Just a reminder of the Back to School Night Wednesday August 28th. Kindergarten meet and greet, Freshman Orientation, and Senior parent meeting will be at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and classrooms will be open to visit. Parking available in the back of the school.
The Playworks training scheduled for August 26th has been canceled. A reschedule date is yet to be determined.
Registration today and Tuesday August 20th from 9-12 and 2-7pm. Parking is limited and the streets are busy with construction. Parking is available behind the school on the elementary play field. Access the entrance from Mill Street.
Dufur Seniors- we will be offering the SAT at Dufur this year on 10/16/19 during the school day. Please sign up with Ms. Jenny NO LATER than September 16, 2019. SAT School Day Test Materials need to be ordered ahead of time. Juniors- we will offer the SAT again in the Spring.
The annual Ranger Football Camp begins on Monday August 12 and runs through Thursday August 15 at Dufur City Park from 6-8 pm. It is open to all 6th through 12th grade students that attend Dufur School.
Dufur Registration Dates are August 14th from 4-6p.m. at Celilo Education Building and in Dufur Upper Building August 15th and 20th from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00 to 7:00pm both dates.
Foreign Exchange Student Host families are needed for Dufur School. Full year and part year options are available. If interested please call Andrea Dorzab, (541) 965-0163.
Steve's Creature Feature was a huge success in the Dufur Library today. Over 100 students enjoyed seeing both snakes and lizards.
The 2019-20 School Calendar and student supply lists are now available on our website. Look for the links in the "News" section.
Due to the construction project, students attending the summer reading program should plan to enter the school through the entry from the back parking lot.
The Food Pantry is open this evening from 4:30 until 5:30 pm. Please use the side entrance on 6th street.
Phyllis Olson, from the Garden Club, has been partnering with the 3rd Grade this year to work on some great projects! The latest craft was a card decorated with pressed flowers and plants. The students had fun choosing the plants and rolling them onto their cards to make special designs. Thank you for your time, resources, and creativity, Mrs. Olson!
Congratulations to Dufur High School's Class of 2019! All graduation images can be downloaded here: https://sbaphotography.smugmug.com/Parties/2019-Dufur-High-School-Graduation/
Overflow parking will be available on the east side of Dufur Elementary School for Graduation tomorrow evening. To access this area drive up Mill Street on to the school property. There will be a person on site to direct parking beginning at 6:00 pm. Entry from this area will be through the cafeteria, which is handicapped accessible.
Just a reminder that we will be holding our Spring Concert tomorrow, Thursday May 30th, at 6:00p.m. in the lower gym. All grade levels are performing. We hope to see you there.
Mrs. Miller's fourth grade class has spent weeks learning about the Oregon Trail, building their own wagons, and creating provisions to put inside them. Today they simulated traveling down the Oregon Trail with the goal of reaching Oregon. Obstacles along the way stopped the journey for many--including the deaths of their "people". Dressing like pioneers added to the fun!
Join us this Friday for the Junior Class Carnival! From 5-7 pm in the lower gym there will be games, treats, face painting and the ever popular Fish Pong!
Congratulations to the Ranger Boys Track and Field team, 1-A State Champs!! GO RANGERS!!!
Thank you all for working through our drop off/pick up routines. Parent drop off/pick up remains in the front of the school, buses will be in the back, and walkers should go out the back of the school onto Mill St. Drivers please come into the school from 7th St. onto College St.
The Gorge Roller Girls recently donated $ 1,665.25 to the Ranger Athletic Fund from their recent bout at Dufur High School. Thanks Ladies!
The second annual Dufur Outdoor School was a success! Two days of gaining new perspectives and finding value where we could not before. "Science indicates what can happen in natural systems; not what should happen. The latter involves human decisions about the use of knowledge."
The Dufur School District Bond Project is about to begin! We have had residents of Dufur request to remove sod from the football field prior to excavation. The answer is YES, on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, you may remove sod from the football field. The only guidelines are that you remove the sod at your own risk, and provide your own tools for the removal. Anyone interested in making a donation in exchange for the sod are encouraged to do so.
Edward Jones Investments of the Dalles recently made a generous $ 600.00 dollar donation to the Jerri Walker DePriest Memorial Endowment Fund at Dufur High School. Thanks to Tara Donovan, Kathy Durham and Heather Runyon for this thoughtful donation!
The Dufur School talent show will be held on Thursday, May 23rd in the lower gym. Stay tuned for information on auditions and rehearsals, but start planning your performances now! You can sing, dance, do gymnastics, play an instrument, act… Be creative and show us your talents!
There will be volleyball meeting for next years incoming freshmen-seniors on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m. Please meet in the cafeteria to discuss fundraising, camps, team camp, open gym and summer play opportunities.
The Dufur School District received information this morning that a student had made threats of harm to people at the school. When this information was received, the student in question was detained; the Wasco County Sheriff's office was notified immediately. The WCSO conducted a thorough investigation; the investigation confirmed that that the student had made comments as reported. At no time were students in danger at Dufur School. The student was cited, and has been suspended from school. The Dufur School District takes the safety of our students and staff very seriously, regrets this situation arose and is glad that it has come to a conclusion.
The Greenhouse Aquaponics System (Hydroponics where the nutrient rich water is created by fish) is now producing more green leaf lettuce then the school cafeteria can use. Help us out by eating more.
We currently have several certified job openings at Dufur School. Check it out on our website, www.dufur.k12.or.us under the "News" section or on the "Employment" page under the Departments tab!
PSU is hosting the 2019 Transportation Summer Camps. We offer students an introduction to the workings of the transportation system including classwork, computer training, field trips, & projects. Learn more about the four camps at: https://trec.pdx.edu/education/k-12-education
Our FCS Program is in search of sewing machines for student use. If you have one in working condition that you would like to donate or if you would like to donate towards the purchase of a new one please contact Mrs. Black! firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-467-2509!
Video on our Rolling Study Halls done by the Central Oregon Daily News. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=312173856140925&id=149157235775922
Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) https://sail.uoregon.edu/ FREE Residential Programs:July 14–19 & July 21–26 SAIL is a program for middle & high school students with the aim of encouraging students to enroll & succeed in college through early exposure and exploration.
Congratulations to the Ranger Track and Field team for an amazing first meet of the season. We had several PRs and top finishes. Check out the results at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Report/FullSeasonTeam.aspx?SchoolID=37&S=2019
Robotics State Day 2. After a strong start our robot developed connection issues which caused the robot to start freezing. A big problem anytime, and unfortunately happening at state. The team worked on the bot last night and we are hopeful that the issue has been improved. We face day 2 with an adjusted strategy and optimism. Our goal for the season was to compete here, we've met that goal, now we need a strong showing in our last day of competition.
The Missoula Children's Theater is at Dufur School next week presenting the Pied Piper. Students Kindergarten - 12 grades are encouraged to participate. Auditions are Monday beginning at 3:30 until 5:30 pm. Rehearsal will be from 5:45 to 7:45 pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday rehearsals from 3:30 until 5:30 pm, and 5:45 until 7:45 pm. Friday dress rehearsal beginning at 2:00 pm, Performance at 6:00 pm. Saturday performance is at noon. Admission for performances will be $ 5.00 dollars for adults, students free. MCT is brought to Dufur School by the Garner Endowment for the Arts.
Dufur's Vex Robotics Team is ready for State! Tiny Todd the robot is tiny no longer.
Ranger Attendance Goals. This year the Dufur Rangers have a goal to reach 92% regular attendance for the school year. We are well on our way. We encourage families to help students meet this goal. "The less you miss... the more you learn!"
Thanks to all that participated in the Rolling Study Halls Kickoff Event and the Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall at Dufur School. Thanks to Google for their investment in the youth of our nation, and to Senator Wyden for his passion for technology in education!
On Tuesday January 22, Google and Dufur School will celebrate its Rolling Study Halls (RSH) pilot program in Dufur School. Senator Ron Wyden will be participating in the event, as well as several School District and Google representatives. The event will begin at 9:00 am in the Dufur School Cafeteria. There will be a computer coding activity with 50 Dufur Students participating. Ten students will take part in a Rolling Study Halls demonstration. Following these activities, Senator Wyden will conduct a "Town Hall" event in the Dufur School Gymnasium beginning at 10:00 am.
Tuesday, Jan 15th's game at Mitchell / Spray has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 5th. All times will be the same.
Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year 2020 Nominations: oregonteacheroftheyear.or
Don't forget that tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th, is an early release day for students! Students are released at 1:00 p.m.
The Dufur School District hosted a "Walk Through" on December 3 for contractors interested in applying to become the Construction Manager (CM) General Contractor (GC) for the upcoming construction project in the district. There was a strong turnout of qualified contractors present. Applications are due on December 11th.
The Heisler Family recently donated $ 50,000 dollars to the Heisler Scholarship Fund, the fund now has $240,000 dollars in it! Thank You Heisler Family!
Six Appeal will be coming to Dufur. December 12th at 9:15a.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maIw7tAEDo8
Please follow the link to read the high school journalism class' November/December publication of "The Scarlet and White" https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/266144/ScarletandWhiteVol2Issue1.pdf
Our new website went live today! We now have a Dufur School App for smart phones as well. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or follow the links below in the footer.
Win for Ten! The Rangers are going for a 4-peat on Saturday, Nov. 24th @ 11:00 a.m.. Football vs. St. Paul for yet another epic clash in this storied rivalry.
Basketball Schedules are available now! Look for them under the athletic tab under our Site Menu.
On to Bend to play Hosanna Next Sat., Summit HS, 4:00pm
Football Action Saturday 1:00 p.m. Quarter-Final 1A State Football Play-Off vs. Camas Valley
This is part of this year's Botany/Greenhouse class's pumpkin crop. They were grown from seeds that were saved and planted by the 4th & 5th grade classes last spring. They grew 120 pumpkins this year. Some were sold, some were given away and some were donated to the Dufur Food Pantry. Students are saving seeds for next spring.
Parent Teacher Conferences, November 1st & 2nd.