back to school

Some Josephine Co. students back in classroom

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — “They gave hugs, they gave kisses, masks on and then we brought them into the building,” said Jessica Durant, Three Rivers School District. First day of school jitters happen every year, a pandemic is no exception. “Getting to …

Tips for families adjusting to remote learning

MEDFORD, Ore. — Distance learning is a reality for school districts across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s an adjustment that’s difficult for kids, but also for parents. Rogue Valley substitute teacher India Bolding says a big challenge will be distractions …

Concerns over mental health of students, families

MEDFORD, Ore. — “For children who depend on those perimeters and those structured situations, here we are in this situation when we don’t know when it’s going to end,” said Tammi Pitzen, Jackson Co. Children’s Advocacy Center. Working from home, isolated and …

Districts preparing for next school year

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon school districts are wrapping up perhaps the strangest school year we’ve ever seen. They’re also planning for next fall, while having little idea about how it will all work. “This has really pushed us to change and I …