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Vision and Strategic Plan

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The Oregon School District has a proud tradition of planning for the future through visioning and strategic planning. Community engagement is an important part of this process.  One of our most recent strategic community engagement efforts was designing the OSD Portrait of a Graduate.

Portrait of a Graduate

On June 27, 2022 after nearly a year of planning and partnering with our school community, the School Board approved the Oregon School District Portrait of a Graduate. This effort is part of a strategic planning process to define the characteristics, attributes and skills we want our students to possess by the time they graduate from Oregon High School.

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A Community Process

The Oregon School District has a proud tradition of working together with our community to plan for the future. The Portrait of a Graduate effort is another example of this approach. Below is a summary of the community sessions that informed this work. We are so grateful for the input and feedback of our community.

Community Focus Groups

In-Person Community Focus Groups: June 2021

On June 17, 2021 we held in-person community focus groups for all who wished to attend. Over 60 community members split into six simultaneously facilitated focus groups joined us to provide input that informed next steps.

Virtual Community Focus Group: July 2021

A virtual focus group was held in July for those unable to attend in person.

Planning for Today and Tomorrow: March 2022

On March 7 2022, members from the community came together to participate in an informational session to share the most up-to-date draft of the Portrait of a Graduate. Feedback from community focus groups, OSD staff and leadership team feedback was incorporated into this draft. Those unable to attend were offered the option to watch a video replay of the event, view the draft document, and share feedback via a survey form.

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The Path Forward Visioning Paper

Background

The Oregon School District has a proud tradition of deliberate reflection on how we educate our students, opportunities we offer to learners of all ages and what a meaningful education looks, sounds and feels like.

In August 2015, more than 100 stakeholders were invited to take part in a Visioning Conference about the future of the Oregon School District given the context of our world and its profound impact on the education and preparation of our students. What became evident was a strong belief that education in our District should be grounded in and based upon a set of core values, and key to the success of our students is the development of meaningful relationships between all involved in the learning process.

The culmination of this collaborative effort is a District paper titled "The Path Forward." The paper outlines a set of five interrelated pillars, which form the foundation for a successful school district. These values, working in conjunction with each other, serve as our guideposts for the future.

The Five Values

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The Five Values Defined

Whole Child Emphasis

Each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

  • Meet the academic, behavioral, social and emotional needs of all learners.
  • Discover and nurture the talents and interests of all learners.
  • Ensure all learners meet the “The Four C’s” measures of success: Competency, Character, Culture and Community.


     

Educational Equity

All learners reach their full potential.

  • Ensure high quality outcomes for learners.
  • Ensure every learner has what they need to develop to their academic and social potential.
  • Actively work to eliminate gaps in access and opportunity, and barriers to learning.


     

Relevant & Empowering Learning Experiences

We are learner-centered, focused on the abilities, interests and goals of each individual.

  • Empower learners to become academic, career and community ready.
  • Provide meaningful learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Ensure that learning is not limited to students, but also includes educators, staff, families and the community.

Caring & Professional Educators

Skilled, motivating educators are critical to student success.

  • Retain, attract and develop educators.
  • Foster an environment of continual learning.
  • Cultivate an environment where educators find meaning and value in their work.
  • Prioritize the development of meaningful relationships with learners.

Strong Family & Community Partnerships

  • Families and the community are our partners.
  • Create opportunities for community members to play important roles in lives of students.
  • Communicate effectively to strengthen partnerships.
  • Affirm that school facilities are community facilities.