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The coronavirus pandemic continues to have wide-ranging impacts on schools in Oregon and California, as state officials and individual districts work to develop plans for the coming school year that will keep students safe and healthy.

While most districts have tentatively planned for a mix of in-person and online learning, continually evolving requirements at the state level may force those plans to change right up until the first day of school — possibly beyond even that.

NewsWatch 12 has launched the SchoolWatch initiative to keep people in southern Oregon and Siskiyou County updated with the latest on how the 2020-21 school year will look in each district and school.

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Image for Three Rivers School District and Grants Pass School District, K-3 in-person classes cancelled for Monday

Three Rivers School District and Grants Pass School District, K-3 in-person classes cancelled for Monday

Image for Three Rivers School District giving families free meals starting September 14

Three Rivers School District giving families free meals starting September 14

Image for Chiloquin schools reaching out to families to help

Chiloquin schools reaching out to families to help

Image for Applegate Elementary moved to full distance learning due to Jackson County COVID-19 metrics
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Applegate Elementary moved to full distance learning due to Jackson County COVID-19 metrics

Image for Montague Elementary School in Siskiyou County opens with in-person classes
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Montague Elementary School in Siskiyou County opens with in-person classes

Image for Meal service to continue for Central Point School District
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Meal service to continue for Central Point School District

Image for Oregon's COVID-19 test positivity rate holds steady, weekly report shows

Oregon's COVID-19 test positivity rate holds steady, weekly report shows

Image for Klamath Community College approves plan for in-person fall classes

Klamath Community College approves plan for in-person fall classes

Image for Governor Kate Brown says she 'will need to add more restrictions' if COVID-19 case rate doesn't fall

Governor Kate Brown says she 'will need to add more restrictions' if COVID-19 case rate doesn't fall

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Wildlife images launches 'Critter Campus'; combining school and child care

Image for Grants Pass High School reports COVID-19 case at summer program

Grants Pass High School reports COVID-19 case at summer program

Image for Grace Cascade Christian Schools will have in-person learning
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Grace Cascade Christian Schools will have in-person learning

Image for Medford School District responds to updated metrics
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Medford School District responds to updated metrics

Image for Three Rivers plans for grades K-3 to attend in-person classes
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Three Rivers plans for grades K-3 to attend in-person classes

Image for Lake County schools prepare for in-person classes after Oregon revises rural metrics
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Lake County schools prepare for in-person classes after Oregon revises rural metrics

Image for Medford School District will continue to provide free meals
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Medford School District will continue to provide free meals

Image for Phoenix High School sends out distance learning plans ahead of September start

Phoenix High School sends out distance learning plans ahead of September start

Image for Klamath County School District will continue to provide free meals to all students this fall
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Klamath County School District will continue to provide free meals to all students this fall

Image for Ashland Schools: All students on distance learning until at least November

Ashland Schools: All students on distance learning until at least November

Image for Eagle Point students will begin the year fully remote due to COVID-19 metrics

Eagle Point students will begin the year fully remote due to COVID-19 metrics

2020-21 School plans and updates by County/District


Curry County

Jackson County

Josephine County

Klamath County

Lake County

Siskiyou County