Back-to-School Traffic Safety Blitz

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Wednesday marks the first day of school for many districts across the state – and that also means lower speed limits in school zones – including in Corvallis, where police are patrolling as part of its annual back-to-school traffic safety blitz. Drivers may be used to the 35 miles-per-hour zones surrounding many … Continue reading »

Movement For Nut-Free Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. — As parents send their kids back to school, some are asking for changes in the lunchroom. Doctors say there’s been a rise in people diagnosed with food allergies and for some parents of kids with allergies, it’s a daily concern. One Medford mom has two young kids with severe food allergies. She says … Continue reading »

Common Core Curriculum Starts

EUGENE, Ore. — The start of the school year also marks the beginning of the Common Core‘s schedule. Oregon’s one of the first of 43 states to start the teaching guidelines program. It’s all part of an effort to boost education nationwide because kids in the US are behind in math, science, and history compared … Continue reading »

First Day of School Advice

EUGENE, Ore. – Wednesday was the first day of school for many students in the 4J School District. At the transportation services for 4J School District, bus drivers were getting ready for pickups. Parents got their children ready for school and had some personalized encouraging words to chase away those first day jitters. “Parker, just … Continue reading »

Springfield Superintendent Talks Plans

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Summer vacation is ending for kids around town this week as the new school year begins. Tuesday the superintendent of the Springfield School District discussed her plans for the upcoming school year. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done to increase student success in the Springfield School District,” said … Continue reading »

Back to School Health Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — With school starting this week, it’s a great time to brush up on some tips to make sure your kids stay healthy. Flu is the biggest concern at schools this time of year. The Lane County Public Health Department urges parents and children to get the flu shot early. Other illnesses to … Continue reading »

EPD Reminds of Safety in School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit would like to remind motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders to use extra caution as children head back to school. EPD says to budget extra time and be patient with delays, watch out for pedestrians, obey crossing guards, follow crosswalk laws, drive the speed limit and stop … Continue reading »

Students Seeking Technology For School

MEDFORD, Ore. — People are out and about this Labor Day getting in some last minute back to school shopping done. This year, 37 percent of people at least are browsing online for back to school shopping, according the National Retail Federation, which is more than ever before. Connecting Point in Medford said they are … Continue reading »

Back to School Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Schools in Oregon start a week from Tuesday and this means parents are preparing to help their children transition back to school. Sometimes it’s hard because kids have spent the last three months hanging with friends and going to summer camps. Dan West, a local teacher from Oregon Connections Academy, stopped by … Continue reading »

Preparing Kids for the School Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just about two weeks until local kids head back to school and school districts are reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated and if new to school get an eye exam. Starting this year, any child under age seven, who’s starting school for the first time is required to get an eye … Continue reading »

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