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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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UPDATE: Tuesday, September 5

As a result of the Eagle Creek Fire, this evenings outdoor athletics and activities at all Oregon Trail schools have been cancelled. Indoor activities will continue as scheduled. If conditions change we will provide notification as soon as is possible.

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Tuesday, September 5th

As a result of the unpredictable air quality today, all Oregon Trail schools will have indoor recess and lunch. We will make a decision about after school athletics by early afternoon.

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Preparing to teach

Oregon Trail science teachers spent today exploring lessons and materials from our new science curriculum that emphasizes students DOING science, not just learning about it.

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Don’t miss your school’s Open House event!

Wednesday, 8/30: Boring Middle, 5:00-7:30 PM Cedar Ridge Middle, 5:00-7:30 PM Firwood Elementary, 5:30-7:00 PM Naas Elementary, 6:00-7:00 PM Thursday, 8/31: Oregon Trail Academy, 4:00-6:00 PM Sandy Grade, 5:00-6:30 PM Welches K-8, 5:00-7:00 PM Kelso Elementary, 5:30-6:30 PM Sandy High & Blended Learning Center (at Sandy High), 6:00-8:30 PM

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