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Shout-out to Oregon Trail Academy Director Debbie Johnson

October is National Principals Month National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great. Superintendent Aaron Bayer believes Debbie Johnson is “hands-down the most qualified person to help OTA move successfully to the next level.” Johnson served as principal at Firwood Elementary School before taking on the District Teaching […]

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Sandy High students outperform their peers in SAT exams

The SAT measures a student’s college and career readiness. Students are considered college and career ready when their SAT section scores meet both the Math and the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing benchmarks. Percentage of students who met SAT benchmarks: 12th grade students Reading/Writing, Benchmark score: 480 Math, Benchmark score: 530 Sandy High 93% 79% Oregon […]

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Shout-out to Sandy High Principal Kim Ball

October is National Principals Month National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great. Throughout the month, we will highlight each of our principals for their tireless efforts in pursuit of excellence in education. Superintendent Aaron Bayer considers Kim Ball “a leader and role model among our school administrators.” […]

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Sandy schools blaze trail in exceeding test standards

Firwood Elementary, Sandy Grade schools see improvement, long upward trend in assessment scores. While results from Oregon’s Smarter Balance assessments remain static at the state level, OTSD continues to see an overall upward trend. Read the Sandy Post story at: Story and photo by Sandy Post Reporter Brittany Allen

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Welches kids have a new playground!

The newly renovated playground is phase 1 of a multi-phase project. A new play structure was purchased with an $8,000 Clackamas County HEAL grant and Welches PTCO contributions attained through fundraisers and local donations. Additional phases will include adding more play pieces to the structure, picnic tables, buddy benches, and some natural elements such as climbing […]

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Preparing your child for kindergarten

If you have a three or four year old child, don’t miss out on this positive experience. Your neighborhood elementary school is offering “Little Steps to School Success,” a program to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Check our website for more information and to register for a session:     

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OTSD uses FlashAlert to communicate emergency information and school closures to local news stations. Subscribe to receive the emergency messages via email at, or receive push notifications through the free FlashAlert Messenger app available from your app store.

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OTSD ranks among best districts in the county & state

SchoolDigger ranks Oregon Trail School District 16th out of 147 Oregon districts, and 3rd among Clackamas County districts! Check out SchoolDigger at: Schooldigger ranks schools based on English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science assessment scores supplied by the Oregon Department of Education. They calculate an Average Standard Score by normalizing and averaging each school’s […]

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Early Release starts September 13

Every school in the district participates in a one-hour early release each Wednesday from September 13 through May 30. Teachers use the time to collaborate on curriculum planning, student interventions, and professional development activities.

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