Vale School District

Currently, there is a statewide indoor mask mandate in place in Oregon. This requirement applies to students, staff, and visitors in all public, private, and charter schools. The face covering requirement will be revisited by the state of Oregon on a monthly basis. Face masks will be available for students, staff, and visitors at all Vale School District buildings or an individual may bring their own face mask. Face shields may be worn if an individual cannot wear a face mask for a medical reason. Please contact the appropriate building administrator to discuss this option, if applicable.

Vale School District schools will be operating under a normal, full-day in-person learning model in 2021-2022. On July 1, 2021, the Vale School District Board of Directors adopted the following health and safety protocols for the upcoming school year:

  • Physical distancing is not required, but is encouraged;

  • Cohorting will not be used during instruction or District activities;

  • Reasonable efforts will be made to ensure effective ventilation and improve the air quality in schools;

  • Schools will create protocols and systems to ensure access to soap and water in restrooms and make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available upon request;

  • COVID-19 testing will be available to students and staff at the Vale School District Office; and

  • Staff will receive training regarding health and safety protocols, and health and safety protocols will be communicated to students and families through the school handbook.

Vale School District is located in rural Eastern Oregon along the historic Oregon Trail. Vale School District serves approximately 830 students in grades K-12. Vale schools are an integral part of the communities they serve, and staff strive to provide diverse and innovative opportunities for all students. Vale schools are known for high academic achievement, top-notch Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, and competitive athletic teams. Vale School District is blessed with excellent educators, supportive communities, and outstanding students.

Vale School District participates in SafeOregon, which is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement officers to report and respond to student safety threats. Reports can be made using a variety of methods. Visit www.safeoregon.com to learn more.

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The vision of the Vale School District is to prepare students in a progressive educational system.

The mission of the Vale School District is to support and empower students and staff through education.