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2020-21 Engagement Resources

Ready Schools, Safe Learners: Guidance for the 2020-21 School Year 


The planning for the 2020-21 school year will be complex and challenging to ensure our schools open safely. Returning Oregon students to on-site learning is an enormous responsibility, and that responsibility is shared by schools, districts and local and state health and education agencies.

As planning gets underway and decisions are made for the 2020-21 school year, these resources can be helpful reference points for community and school leaders.

Specific to School Opening, Planning and COVID-19

General Resources

Other Available Resources — designed to support ongoing, meaningful community engagement

  • SIA Engagement Toolkit - Includes information and resources to support school leaders authentically and meaningfully engage students, families, communities and staff, particularly underserved or marginalized groups, in their strategic planning efforts as required by the Student Success Act.
  • Online Engagement Guidance - Includes strategies and tips for holding open public board meetings and meaningful virtual public engagement.
  • Governor’s Guidance on Community Planning and Engagement - A call to action from Governor Kate Brown.