Return to Campus for In-Person Instruction

Catlin Gabel continues to adapt campus plans for in-person instruction as state metrics change. We now are welcoming back students in every division for on-campus learning four days a week. Our state-certified preschool continues to operate on campus Monday-Friday.

When the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) updated their guidelines related to classroom space requirements for students on March 22, Catlin Gabel quickly redesigned our curriculum to four-day a week, in-person instruction for all grades, beginning April 6. ODE’s guidelines now align with those of the CDC, which reduced the physical distance required between students in classrooms from six to three feet when masks are worn and when there are low local community transmission rates. An overview of our transition from fully remote learning began in February and can be viewed here

We continue to follow all requirements established by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) that are shared in its Ready Schools, Safe Learners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools. The Catlin Gabel campus has been designed to meet and exceed all health and safety standards, which are outlined in our Pandemic Management Plan. And all community members -- students, teachers, staff, and visitors are expected to follow all of our protocols. 

Divisional Hybrid Schedules

Remote Learning (CG@Home)

Remote learning continues to be available for K-12 students for whom on-campus instruction is not an option due a health condition or family situation. However, the experience will be different than the in-person learning with continued attention on all students.

Community Updates 2020-21

Communications regarding our return to campus are listed below.


Our Guiding Principles

These five guiding principles inform our decision-making at every stage as we plan for a return to campus:

  1. We are committed to the physical and emotional well-being of our students, employees, and families, and equally committed to social responsibility and public health.
  2. We cannot eliminate all risk; our goal is to take reasonable steps to mitigate risk exposure and communicate those clearly, while considering local, national, and international health organization mandates and guidelines.
  3. We are committed to analyzing decisions based on their implications for the community’s health, the student experience, our families’ circumstances, and the financial implications for the school.
  4. We are committed to supporting the community through timely and accurate communications.
  5. For the safety of the community, decisions can change as more information becomes available.