Welcome to Thurston High School!

333 58th St.

Springfield, OR 97478

Main Office:  541-744-5000

Counseling Office: 541-744-5156

Fax:  541-744-5025

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Do you need help –

How to sign into Chromebooks
Student Sign In
Click here to view the student sign in video for iPads and slide show for ChromebooksThese show exactly what students will see when they sign in and may be shared with families.
Families with Technical Issues

Families needing technical support can call 541-726-3406 or send an email to familytech@springfield.k12.or.us. Support is provided Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and Spanish language support is available.

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Technology and Textbooks delayed

To our Thurston Parents and Students:

Good Morning,

Due to the air quality, textbook distribution and technology pick-up has been postponed until Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th.

When you come on your designated day please drop off your students enrollment verification and technology agreement in exchange you will pickup your computer and first quarter textbooks.

Thursday September 17th  – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grades 9/10

THS Main Entrance (horseshoe) 

Drive through pick-up

Friday, September 18th –  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grades 11/12

THS Main Entrance (horseshoe) 

Drive through pick-up

We will be sure to reach out to you should this change again. Thank you for your understanding.  Be safe! and Go Colts!


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Start of School Delayed until September 21

Dear SPS Families,

Today we reach out with some news about the start of the school year.

Springfield Public Schools will delay the start of the school year to September 21 for ALL students. In light of the ever-evolving Holiday Farm Fire affecting so many in our school community, focusing on people is our most important task right now.

The Holiday Farm Fire has already impacted large portions of our district staff, students and their families, indirectly affecting us all as we care for, worry for and work to support our family, friends and neighbors.

In addition, the district is working to provide resources – including food and space to sleep – for many organizations working to provide aid, shelter, relief and safety to our community. We are supporting them as they fight fires to support us.

We also know that families are still working to navigate COVID-19 and all of the complications associated with the virus, as well as a totally new approach to learning. Together we continue to navigate these challenges and take care of one another.

Going forward 

As we move into the new school year, this is our tentative plan, as health and safety conditions allow.

Our K-3 students will continue to return to in-person instruction in a staggered start with K-1 beginning Sept. 21 in-person, joined by 2nd grade on Sept. 28, and 3rd on October 5, as health conditions allow.

Student Technology:

Technology distribution will be canceled for the remainder of the week and rescheduled for next week.

  • Technology Delivery is canceled for the remainder of the week and will be held next week, Sept. 15 – 18, as follows:
    • High School (THS/SHS)
      • Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm
    • High School (A3)
      • Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
    • High School (GHS)
      • Wednesday – Friday 2 pm – 5 pm
    • Elementary
      • Wednesday 9 – 11 am, and 3 – 7 pm
    • Middle School
      • Wednesday 11 am – 6 pm
    • NEW Springfield Students enrolled in SPSOnline
      • Wednesday, 2 – 5 pm, Brattain School, 425 10th Street

WiFi Distribution:

Students needing access to connectivity can check out devices Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Friday, Sept. 18 from 10 am – 6 pm.

  • WiFI Devices: will be available – at the Technology Department, 180 D Street (corner of Pioneer Parkway and E street)
    • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 am – 6 pm
    • Friday, Sept. 18, 10 am – 6 pm

Meal Supports for Students:

  • Food services will be available at our elementary sites beginning, September 4  not impacted by wildfire response for all children 18 and under, from 11 – 1 pm 

End of School Year and previously scheduled breaks do not change – Last day of school June 17

Supports for displaced families can be found at http://www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire,

We know this added complication of a natural disaster in our community is an additional layer to an already complex year, and ultimately all of our decisions will be grounded in what is best for the members of our SPS community, as well as the greater Lane County area. We are hopeful that this additional week of space will allow us to all to pause and care for the people in our community.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through yet another challenging issue. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we are here for you.


SPS staff

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Updates for our THS families

Dear Colt Family –

During the last 24 hours it has been amazing to see how the Thurston community has rallied around each other to support and care for our neighbors who are in need.  Know that our thoughts are with you during these crazy and scary times.  Please reach out if there are things that you need.  We currently have the Red Cross on site in our South Parking Lot, they have a lot of resources and supplies that you might need during this time.  If they do not have what you are looking for, they can point you in the right direction.

Stay safe!


Here are two updates:

1. Technology Pick up:

With all that is happening in our community right now, technology pick up for grades 9 – 12 has been postponed.  As soon as we have more information about new dates and time, we will let you know.  Please keep checking our District and School website for updated information.

2. THS Comprehensive Distance Learning Orientation Video

We are so excited to release the THS Orientation Video for students and families. This video familiarizes families and students to Comprehensive Distance Learning for the 20-21 school year. Not only does this video highlight students and staff singing and rapping, the first 15 minutes provides important information on:

  • Daily Schedule
  • 4×4 Schedule
  • AM/PM Cohorts
  • Attendance
  • Tips for Success

For families and students who would like some technology specific trainings, we have individually timestamped tutorials at the end of the video for you to learn more about:

    • Introduction to Google Classroom 15:22
    • Using Google Classroom for Students 22:17
    • How to Use Google Classroom Calendar for Students  28:12
    • Google Classroom Submitting an Assignment 31:00
    • Google Meet for Students 34:00
    • Touchpad Gestures 40:07
    • ParentVue 45:10


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9th grade technology distribution postponed

Technology Distribution for 9th graders has been postponed for today.  Our plan is to reach out to parents later today with a new plan.  Thank You

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