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About Us
On behalf of Freewater School, I would like to say welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Jay Rodighiero and I am the new Principal at Freewater School. I am a Mac-Hi alumni and have worked at Ferndale as a paraprofessional, an Alternative Ed teacher at Central, the Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Mac-Hi and most recently Assistant Principal at Mac-Hi. Once a Pioneer, always a Pioneer.

Freewater School will house Little Pioneers Preschool, Pioneer Explorers Kindergarten, Pioneer Stepping Stones K-5 students, and the middle and high school Connect program. The school will essentially be a small school working to support students so they may eventually be placed in their grade level classes at their home schools. We will work closely with Gib Olinger and Ferndale Elementary Schools and Central and Mac-Hi administrations.

Tara Wheeler will be the returning Little Pioneers Preschool teacher and Marsha McElrath will lead the K-5 Pioneer Stepping Stones program. Joining them will be Allison Henckel who runs the Connect program for the secondary grades 6-12. Some students will be a full day at Freewater and other students will split their day between Freewater and their home school.

We look forward to a great year.
Regular Office Hours:
8:00am to 3:30pm
(Occasionally closed for trainings/meeting between August 15 - August 30)

School Hours:
8:00am to 3:00pm M,T,W,Th
8:00am to 1:00pm Friday

Students needing to register may register at their home school:

KG - 3rd @ Gib Olinger Elementary School
4th - 5th @ Ferndale Elementary School
6th - 8th @ Central Middle School
9th - 12th @ McLoughlin High School

Office (541) 938-6611
Fax (541) 938-5773