Principal's Message

Principal Roberts
Millicoma Families,
 
Welcome back to a new year at Millicoma!  I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and that the summer has provided you quality time together. I know that this school year is going to be a challenge for many of our students, parents, and staff members, but we are committed as a staff to supporting our students in academic and social-emotional growth.
 
The start of our school year will look very different as our 3rd grade students will be attending school in our hybrid model, while our 4th-6th grade students will be working from home in our Comprehensive Distance Learning program. Your child’s teacher(s) will be in contact soon regarding class assignment and scheduling a parent conference during our Coos Bay Schools K-6 Kickoff week. This meeting will be an important opportunity for you and your student(s) to meet with their teacher to discuss COVID practices for the school year, our academic curriculum, social-emotional needs, get technology checked out to you, and provide our teachers with time to assess academic baselines for students. We will be practicing social distancing during these conferences, and all COVID protocols will be in place to ensure safety.
 
We are excited to have our new neighbors next door in Eastside School. Their staff has been moving in and setting up classrooms in anticipation of welcoming students soon. Both the staffs at Millicoma and Eastside are excited to work together for K-6 students and families. We realize that with all of the changes on the east side of town we will have growing pains as we open and we appreciate your understanding and patience as we fine tune our daily operations.
 
Finally, if you have not joined our Millicoma School PTSA group on Facebook I highly encourage you to do so. We provide a lot of parent information, as well as displaying what makes Millicoma a great school for our community.  Our group page address is https://www.facebook.com/groups/584581858310918/
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me using the information below. Thank you and please be safe.
 
Sincerely,
Gary Roberts
Principal, Millicoma School
garyr@coos-bay.k12.or.us
541-267-1468