SchoolWatch

The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to have an impact on education during the current school year.

Districts will be making decisions regarding when to bring students back into the classroom. Some are calling for schools to reopen and others continue to have concerns about COVID-19 spreading in schools.

Many schools remain in distance learning but several districts are looking to bring students back to in-person or hybrid classes.

Stay with KEZI 9 News for our SchoolWatch initiative for the latest on the decisions districts are making in Linn, Lane, Benton, Douglas and Coos counties.

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Most Springfield students participating in hybrid learning

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OSU plans to require COVID-19 vaccination this fall

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Most Bethel students back in class

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OSU weighs COVID-19 vaccine mandate for on-campus activities

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UO adds in-person events to commencement day

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4J high school students begin hybrid learning

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COVID-19 ends Corvallis High football season early

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LBCC to hold ‘CARmencement’ ceremony for graduates

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4J offers free youth meal boxes for spring break

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Local schools to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

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OSU ramping up COVID-19 testing as spring break approaches

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GAPS speeds up return to hybrid learning for some students

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Gov. Brown announces $250M for kids summer programming

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Gov. Brown: All public schools must offer in-person learning soon

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4J families face choice of hybrid or online learning

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4J paying for security to keep spectators away from games

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Covid-19 vaccines may prevent infection and not just symptoms, study suggests

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Gov. Brown: 'Science is clear' on bringing students back into classroom safely

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4J families must choose hybrid or remote learning for elementary students

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Lebanon parents rally to get children back in schools

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Oregon loosens restrictions on outdoor sports

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Springfield Public School District holds their second mass vaccination clinic

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OSU to hold commencement virtually

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Private schools take varied approach to reopening

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Lane County shares plan for vaccinating educators this week

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Junction City students return to the classroom

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First round of Lane County teachers getting shots this week

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Gov. Brown defends prioritizing educators over 65+ for vaccines

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Lane County set to receive 1,700 vaccine doses for school staff

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Springfield schools to start reopening in February

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State releases updated guidance for school reopening

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Under pressure, Philomath schools prepare to open classrooms

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4J gets go ahead to work on vaccination plan

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Roseburg Public Schools weighing in-person learning options

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Roseburg schools look to bring students back to classroom

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Families react to districts having final say in school reopening plans

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Oakridge schools reach COVID-19 agreement with teachers

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Roseburg schools to expand limited in-person learning

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Roseburg schools offer limited in-person learning for struggling students

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Sutherlin Middle School student tests positive; in-person learning continues

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Gov. Brown's new COVID-19 rules impact Douglas County schools

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Teachers union blasts Gov. Brown's new school metrics

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WATCH: Gov. Brown announces new school COVID-19 metrics

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Robots delivering food around OSU campus

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Veneta Elementary School set for limited reopening Wednesday

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School districts delivering free meals to students

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South Umpqua High student has COVID-19

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4J to spend $540K on ventilation system to fight COVID-19

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UO reports 121 cases in first week of October

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Douglas High student claims school unsafe amid pandemic

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OSU to remain primarily online for winter term

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Teachers stage 'sickout' at Douglas High School

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Three GAPS employees get COVID-19

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OSU officials detect COVID-19 in wastewater

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Springfield parents react to district’s move to distance learning for all

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4J school district launches meal delivery service

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Springfield Public Schools move all classes online

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UO students missing 'togetherness' in return to school

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Sutherlin student tests positive for COVID-19

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4J reschedules student tech distribution days

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4J board votes to push back start of school year

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Springfield Public Schools delays start to Sept. 21

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Roseburg Public Schools providing child care for teachers

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School bus drivers take on new jobs during COVID-19 pandemic

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Changes coming to school bus rides in Springfield

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Springfield rally seeks to delay in-person K-3 classes

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Trade skills class aims to get high schoolers excited for the future

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‘Project Hope’ brings relief, stocks students with supplies

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Single, working parents speak out on distance learning

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First Douglas County school reopens for in-person classes

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Springfield schools begin installing air purifiers

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4J families now have third option for upcoming school year

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New guidance allows rural schools to reopen classrooms easier

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Roseburg school board approves back-to-school plan for fall

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Lane County COVID-19 numbers must drop for schools to reopen

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Roseburg schools change plans for fall reopening

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Gov. Brown announces COVID-19 metrics for Oregon schools

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Bethel School District reveals hybrid school reopening plan

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Here's what the CDC recommends schools do as they reopen

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Springfield school board approves furlough days

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School districts look to furlough days to save money

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Lebanon district announces partial furlough, three-day school week

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Experts caution 'covid slide' looming for children out of school

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Lowell School District goes the extra mile for students

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High school seniors look to uncertain future after closures

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Schools, parents prepare for closures; to-go meals planned

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High school sports taking hit from coronavirus

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Schools canceling events, activities after governor's announcement

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School districts staying calm after OHA releases coronavirus guidelines