Rural Dell Newsletter

                    TUESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2017

The Molalla River School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer



            Tues. Oct. 3rd                                                  Supported Services Family

Resource Night

5:15-8:00pm MHS Commons           

            Thur. Oct.5th                                                   MOVE-A-THON

            Tues. Oct. 10th                                                PTC Meeting

            Wed. Oct. 11th                                                 Fall Pictures

            Fri. Oct. 13th                                                   No School-In Service Day

            Wed./Thurs. Oct.18th-19th                               No School-Conferences

            Fri. Oct. 20th                                                    No School-Grade Day
            Wed. Oct. 25th                                                Bauman Farms Yates/Cook/                                                                                         Cranor/Lushenko
            Thurs. Oct. 26th                                              Ez Orchards Loving/Marino


Student Drop off And Pick Up: To ensure students are learning at maximum potential each day, teachers and support staff are busy preparing until 8:50am (9:50am on Fri.) Please note that, for their safety, students cannot enter with or without parents before the times indicatedIf left unattended, parent/guardians will be called to return to pick up their students until those times. Parents are welcome if they have prior authorization/scheduled meeting with staff. Students are not allowed to walk out of the building at any time without a parent/staff escort.


Visitors: For the safety of all our students at Rural Dell, it is required that all parents, grandparents or visitors to our school check in and out at the office. The only exception to this rule is if you are dropping off or picking up a student at regular arrival and dismissal times.  We have visitor buttons and badges for you to wear so we know you have checked in. Thank you for your cooperation.


Emergency Phone Tree: I am looking for about 10 volunteers (background checks and CAPT done), to help make phone calls in case of an emergency evacuation or early dismissal. Please come see Karla in the office, give her a call 503-651-2128, or email her at .


We love Volunteers!!  We love parent helpers at Rural Dell!!! In order to volunteer or chaperone at our school, you have to complete a criminal background check and complete the Child Abuse Prevention Training. There is a link for this training on the district website. The background checks are good for 3 years, and the CAPT training has to be completed EVERY school year (regardless of when you took it, they all expire June 30th each year.) If you will be volunteering/chaperoning at any time this year and have not done your background check, please turn it in as soon as possible. Please call Karla in the office to make sure yours is still valid. Checks take 2 weeks to process and CANNOT BE DONE LAST MINUTE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Feel free to contact Karla in the office if you have any questions.


Library News: Welcome back to Rural Dell Elementary. We are very excited to have the students using our library again. To keep the library running smoothly we have the students review library expectations. We also learn about how to correctly use the library. Kindergarten students check out one book and may have it for two weeks before it is overdue. The date is stamped on the back. First through fifth grade students are able to check out two books. They are overdue after two weeks: again, the date is stamped on the back. We really want to avoid having an overdue book. Many times these are popular books that other students have been waiting for. If a book is damaged, please send it back. We have special tools to fix them. If the book is lost, let the library know. You will need to reimburse the library so we can purchase a replacement. Please ask them about their library books. Help them keep them in a safe place away from dogs, small children, food, keeping them in the car, etc. If you have any questions, please call me from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at 503-651-2128. Thank you in advance for having a very successful year. Shellie Huntington Library Assistant



The Migrant Education Program ensures that migratory children meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.  A parent who moves across school district boundaries for work in agriculture, fisheries, dairies or saw mills may qualify.  For more information please contact our migrant recruiter, Evelia Juarez, at 503-675-4105 or our migrant director, Alan Willey, at 503-829-6888.


El Programa de Educación para Inmigrantes asegura que los niños inmigrantes tienen los mismos obstáculos académicos a nivel estado y los mismos estándares de éxito académico que se espera que cumplan todos los niños. Los padres que cambian de domicilio dentro de los limites del distrito escolar para trabajar en agricultura, pesca, lecherías, molinos pueden calificar. Para mayor información comuniquese con nuestra reclutadora , Evelia Juarez, at 503-675-4105 o el director de inmigrantes  Alan Willey, at 503-829-6888.


MRSD SWIM LESSONS-MRSD Children Grades 3-5

MRSD is sponsoring free swim lessons, after school, for grade 3-5 children of the District, at the Molalla Pool.  Each session will have 10 Lessons over 2 weeks, after school from 4-5 pm at Molalla Pool (432 Frances Street).  Each session is limited to 30 children.  Transportation is NOT PROVIDED.


Lessons are taught by Certified Lifeguards, under the supervision of the MRSD Swim Lesson Coordinator (Certified Lifeguard, Certified Swim Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, MHS Swim Coach).

1st SESSIONOct. 16,17,18,19,20 Oct. 23,24,25,26,27    2nd SESSION:    Oct 30,31,Nov 1,2,3  Nov. 6,7,8,9,10

(An additional session may be scheduled based on number of signups.  Signups are taken on first come basis. )

****Registration forms to come.****




*Keep bringing in your box tops. We no longer participate in the soup label program.

*Don’t forget it’s never too late to sign up for eScrip…

*Perfume and Cologne: Due to some students and staff with severe allergies we ask that your students refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes to school.

*Just a reminder that electronic devices (Ipods, Nintendos, Itouch, etc) are NOT ALLOWED at school.

*Does your son or daughter wear glasses?? Please make sure your students are bringing their glasses to school. If your students only wear their glasses for class they should be kept at school, so they have them when they need them.


Molalla River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or sex in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Special Education Director or the Superintendent at 503-829-2359.Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation should contact the Special Education Director at 503-829-2359.IN