Mapleton School District Closure Information

Mapleton School District Families,

In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus, Governor Kate Brown today announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31.  At this point, information is very fluid and we will continue to be guided by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority.

We understand that this closure can present many challenges to our students and families.  At this time, Mapleton School District will be providing nutrition services Monday, March 16-Thursday, March 19 and Monday, March 30-Tuesday, March 31.  If the closure goes beyond March 31, the District will look for guidance from the Oregon Department of Education regarding options to provide educational opportunities to our students.

Our current plan is to provide opportunities and locations for families to pick up breakfast and lunch for students each afternoon.  The following are locations and times for pick up:

  • Deadwood Store, 2:30-3:00pm on 3/16, 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/30, 3/31
  • Swisshome Church, 3:10-3:40pm on 3/16, 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/30, 3/31
  •  Richardson Bridge (near the tracks), 2:10-2:40pm on 3/16, 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/30, 3/31
  • Sweet Creek Road at Bernhardt Creek pull out, 3:00-3:30 on 3/16, 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/30, 3/31
  •  Mapleton High School, 2:00-4:00pm on 3/16, 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/30, 3/31

We will be contacting all families on Monday, March 16 to determine if families choose to participate.

During the break, we encourage everyone to follow recommended practices by avoiding large gatherings, washing hands frequently, and covering mouths when coughing or sneezing. Those experiencing fever, flu, or cold symptoms should stay at home until well after they are symptom-free without the use of medication. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with your healthcare provider.  

Staff will be working over the break to ensure a clean environment for all students and staff upon return to school.

We will continue to monitor this very dynamic public health situation and will provide updates, as available, during this extended break. We all hope this closure will be successful in helping to combat the coronavirus, and we look forward to being able to return to our normal school routine, with our students and staff healthy and ready for learning.

For additional and updated information, please check the District Website:
Families are also encouraged to sign up for the RemindApp (more detailed instructions on the district website) 

Mapleton Middle/High School:  Text the message @mapletonor to the number 81010 or 205-409-7578

Mapleton Elementary School:  Text the message @mapletonel to the number 81010 or 205-409-7578

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time for our schools and our community.


Jodi O’Mara, Superintendent
Mapleton School District