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News and Updates

This page contains memos and other messages sent by ODE Director Colt Gill to school district superintendents, school principals and others since the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting education in Oregon. Information and links under the heading 2020-21 School Year is presented for reference only.

Updates from the Director

September 2021

August 2021


2020-21 School Year

Note: this information is presented for reference only. Some links may no longer work due to updates since this information was created.

Updates from the Director

Videos and PSAs

These Public Service Announcements (PSAs) welcoming students back to school are running on KATU, NATU (MeTV) and Univision Portland. Read the press release announcing these PSAs.

January 2021

September 2020

Presentations

The presentations created by ODE leaders were developed to rapidly respond to questions and information related to the planning for the 2020-21 school year. You will find each slide deck below along with the date it was presented.

Office Hours

The purpose of RSSL Office Hours is to provide clarity around the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance as districts plan for implementation and launch the school year. Recordings of past Office Hours are linked below. RSSL Office Hours are held every Monday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for the next RSSL Office Hour.


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