Student Enrollment and Attendance

Student Enrollment and Attendance
ODE has released guidance on the enrollment of students through the remainder of the academic year and how student attendance is to be accounted for. 

Here are the key points:

  • Any student who moves into the District’s attendance area during the period of COVID-19 school closure is to enroll at their home school and must be served through Distance Learning.
    • No additional enrollments will be accepted at Hillsboro Online Academy for the 2019-20 school year. 
  • Any non-resident student wishing to transfer to a Hillsboro School District school during the period of COVID-19 school closure must follow the standard protocol for an inter-district transfer.
  • Schools may not drop current students from enrollment after a period of absence or simply because they cannot reach them.
  • A parent or guardian may withdraw a student and transfer to another educational option (e.g. private school, homeschool, move to another district), if they so choose. 
  • Daily attendance is not to be taken. Instead, schools should maintain a log system that tracks contact with students so they can estimate the number of students engaged during this time and, most importantly, understand which students they are not able to reach through Distance Learning for All. Accountability related to attendance has been waived for the 2019-20 school year.

Additional information and FAQs are available here.