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District Information

May 20, 2020

K-12 Students and Parents,

We need your help in returning materials back to school. The drop-off process will be organized according to your last name. For those households with different last names, please pick a day that is most convenient for you.

Teachers will be providing you with a list of materials each student needs to return. Items to be returned will include things like class materials that teachers have provided, Chromebooks, iPads, Wi-Fi (hot spots), chargers, text books, library books, etc.

If you wish to keep your musical instrument over the summer, Ms. Stauffer will be sending out a form for you to fill out; otherwise, all instruments will need to be returned.

Date:            June 2             Last Names A-D                                           Noon-2:30

                                             Last Names E-M                                           2:30-5:00

                                             Work or other conflicts, Last Names A-M     5:00-6:00

                    June 3              Last Names N-S                                           Noon-2:30

                                             Last Names T-Z                                            2:30-5:00

                                             Work of other conflicts, Last Names N-Z      5:00-6:00

Place:           BJR (Cafeteria)

Safety Procedures:     Please enter on the North side of the BJR and drop off your return items. You will be directed to exit from the middle door of the elementary school, also on the North side. There will be a person at the entry door to nicely, but firmly, enforce social distancing guidelines.

If you cannot make it at one of your designated times, please call the district office (541) 886-2061 to make other drop off arrangements.

Thank you for all your efforts and support during this challenging and difficult time.

Jay Hummel, Superintendent

Wallowa School District


April 8, 2020

To the Parents and Students of the Wallowa School District,

Under direction of the Wallowa School Board, I’m formally communicating that our schools are back in session…from a distance. I’m sure you are aware that students will not return to our schools this year. The state will continue to provide direction and support, but given all they are dealing with, it could be sometime before we will receive answers to all of our questions. As many of you know, we have begun pushing out on-line distance learning and packets.

From day 1, Wallowa Schools were in the process of ramping up our efforts to deliver education to your children at your home. Mixed messages from organizations outside the district halted those efforts until Monday of last week. In line with our school board’s direction, they have asked me to lead an aggressive, yet responsible, distance learning initiative that helps students stay up with their academic skills, learn new material, receive grades, and earn credit.

With that in mind:

  1. Seniors that were on-track to graduate prior to this school closure, will be eligible for Wallowa SD diplomas. This means we will not be asking seniors to complete any additional course work, unless you were short of the requirements on March 13, 2020; any student who needs to complete additional credits to graduate will be contacted individually by Mr. Howe. We will be working with you concerning options for all other senior and graduation-related decisions.
  2. As of this past week, all other students, K-11th grade, are back in school! Work that teachers have already assigned needs to be completed and turned in. We are in the process of designing a fair and flexible grading, and credit, system that can honor each student’s hard work, and accommodate the differences that each student, each family, and each home is experiencing.
  3. Teachers, and all staff, are at work (mostly from home) developing impactful lesson plans and curriculum. We are working together to improve our technology and distancing teaching skills as fast as we can. Also, we know that your family’s day-to-day schedule has been completely disrupted, making learning at home a big challenge. We recommend setting up a “classroom” learning area at home if possible, solving technology issues by contacting our IT Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and connecting with teachers. We are committed to redesigning our school services to fit your needs and your schedules, as much as possible.
  4. Parents, please speak to your children and encourage them to apply themselves more diligently than ever to this new learning challenge.

In the meantime, we all hope to return to a more recognizable educational learning environment soon. Even before this crisis, the Wallowa SD staff were talking about the necessity to expand our teaching delivery systems. As much as none of us wanted the dangers and problems we face today, our staff is seeing this as an opportunity to permanently transform our schools away from a one-size-fits-all model, to a more flexible framework that accommodates a variety of different

learning needs. During this time, your students remain our number-one priority. Please make sure learning remains theirs.

Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy…keep learning!

Jay W. Hummel

Superintendent of Wallowa Schools


If you need technology support during our Distance Learning For All time period, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also call the school and asked to be transferred to Heather Howard.


Oregon District Continuous Improvement Plan 

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Wallowa CIP 

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