• November 6, 2020


    Updated health metrics for schools 


    Dear GBSD Staff,
    On October 30, Governor Kate Brown released updated health metrics and guidance - developed in conjunction with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) - for the return of students to in-person learning.

    You can view the governor’s announcement here:
    View ODE’s Updated School Metrics Announcement

    ODE states these new metrics are based on the latest COVID-19 studies and data, align to CDC recommendations, are in line with standards in other states like California, and help Oregon meet its priority to return students to in-person instruction.

    Because of the high number of reported COVID-19 cases in Multnomah County, the changes announced by the Governor and ODE do not yet allow us to re-open. We will continue to monitor the metrics to determine when we are able to re-open. We will update you when a change occurs. 

    We are currently working with school staff to plan for the return of students. When we are allowed to return to in-person instruction, a series of protocols and procedures will be followed to maintain a safe learning environment. 

    Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work together during this challenging situation.

    Gresham-Barlow School District