Enrollment Process

1. Fill out and bring the registration packet which can be found here for 20/21, here for 19/20, or mailed to you, or picked up at our front desk.
2. If no prior cumulative records will be received from a previous school, a copy of your
child’s Birth Certificate and current Immunization Records, or a Certificate of Exemption
MUST be returned with the enrollment packet.
3. Upon enrollment, you will determine a Community Day start date for your student. You
will also receive a packet which includes a confirmation of enrollment letter, a school
calendar, and a student/parent handbook. The Instructional Coordinator/Teacher will
then schedule an appointment for you to meet and develop the Individual Learning Plan,
and your student will complete a baseline assessment.

Virtual Students

Here are the expectations for becoming a fully virtual student at Oregon Family School.

  • Work Samples 

    • The family will provide weekly work samples in five different areas:  math, science, social studies, language arts, and physical education.  

    • Most families choose to submit these samples electronically on Google Classroom, but there is flexibility with that. 

  • Parent-Teacher Communication 

    • In addition to work samples, the parent and teacher will communicate about the student’s education once a week.  This communication should take place on a different day of the week than the day the work samples are submitted.  

    • The parent may choose the method of parent-teacher communication.  The most popular options are email, Voxer, or a phone call. 


  • Progress Monitoring

    • In order to receive funding for our school, OFS is required to monitor the educational progress of each student.  Work samples provide one method of tracking growth.  Also, the teacher will administer in-house reading and math assessments three times per year.  The purpose of these assessments are simply to inform the educator and parent as to whether the chosen curriculum is meeting the child’s educational needs.   The assessment results are not shared with the state. 

    • If a student is not making progress in a subject area, then the parent and the teacher will discuss alternative ways to meet the child’s needs. The parent always has the right to accept or refuse the services offered by the school. 

Re-Enrollment & Lottery

The enrollment process for the upcoming school year begins in February. Current families will be given the opportunity to complete an Intent to Re-enroll Form which can be found on the website and also at the front desk. This will hold student spaces for the following school year and provide an opportunity to declare intent to enroll any siblings. Siblings of currently enrolled students will have priority in enrollment. In March, OFS will begin an open enrollment lottery. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of student spaces available as designated by the OFS charter, a lottery process will be instituted followed by a wait list for students wanting to be admitted when a space becomes available.

Oregon Family School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by law, in any of its programs and activities and provides equal access to the designated youth organizations in the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Click HERE to view the Oregon Family School vaccination rates.

Main Office: (541) 600-4946

Fax: (541) 668-6561


Bend Learning Center:

21530 NE Butler Market Rd. Bend, OR 97701

Redmond Learning Center:

224 SW 7th St. Redmond, OR 97756

Mailing Addess:

PO Box 335 Bend, OR 97709

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