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A families’ guide for BACK TO SCHOOL information. ✓ Bus Schedules ✓ Meal Programs ✓ Class Supply Lists ✓ Calendar of Events A special publication of


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Welcome ... to the

2014-15 School Year!

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the school year will begin and our classrooms will be bustling with students and staff, eager and excited to set forth on a new journey of learning and discovery; a journey full of challenges, but one filled with great hope for what the future will bring. In this edition of the Sequim School District and Sound Publishing’s “Kids Today Back to School Guide” you will find important information to help you and your child get the new year off to a great start. Please take some time to look over its content, but if something is missing or is unclear, don’t hesitate to give your school or the district office a call, and we will assist you with whatever you need. As a district it is our mission to “inspire and achieve excellence in the academic, creative, and physical potential of each student.” This past year, the Class of 2014 received nearly three million dollars in scholarships to continue their education beyond graduation. This achievement was not accomplished during their senior year alone, but was made possible through the hard work and great effort of the families, the district, the community, and the students throughout their entire school experience. This success is something to celebrate and is also something to build on so we can continue to improve student achievement across the district, engage students in meaningful and relevant ways, and reduce the number of students who lose hope and drop out of school, as well as create a safer environment for our students.

Welcome to the Sequim School District Volunteer Program! The District recognizes the valuable contribution made to the total school program through the volunteer assistance of parents and other citizens. Last year, we had over 800 parents and community members registered as volunteers in our schools. To be a volunteer in the Sequim School District, you must complete the volunteer clearance process prior to being assigned to a volunteer position within a building. This process needs to be repeated each school year. The Volunteer Registration Form for the 2014-15 school year is now available on the District website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us. You may pick up a copy at any school office or at the District Office. The beginning of the new school year is an excellent time to fill out and turn in your form so you can be cleared and ready to volunteer, chaperone, etc. Complete, sign, and return the Volunteer Registration Form with a copy attached of your Driver's License or State ID card to your child's school or the District Office at least two weeks prior to the date you wish to begin volunteering. If you have questions about volunteering or about the volunteer screening process, please call Volunteer Coordinator Patsene Dashiell at (360)582-3264. Thank you!

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These are not easy tasks, but they can be done by partnering together and holding ourselves accountable to a vision of high expectations. We look forward to working with you this year to make this vision a reality. Communication is vital to our success as a school system, so I urge you to attend the “Back to School” opportunities being provided by your child’s school. Not only will you be able to meet your child’s teachers, you will hear first-hand important information so you know what’s going on, and you will show your child that school is important to you. In addition, please visit our district’s website, as well as your school’s webpage. You will find current news, upcoming events, and a wide array of information to help you navigate throughout the school year. You can also receive updates if you go on Facebook and “like” the Sequim School District’s page. I hope you continue to enjoy the wonderful summer season we’ve experienced this year. It will soon come to an end, but we look forward to the wonderful year that lies ahead.

Kelly Shea Superintendent of Sequim Schools

Back-2-School 2-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk Sequim School District, Sequim Education Foundation, Sequim Boys & Girls Club and Anytime Fitness are partnering to bring the third annual Back2-School 2-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk to Sequim on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This family event for school-aged children and adults is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and celebrate the beginning of the new school year. Proceeds from this event will benefit Sequim students through SEF classroom grants. The 2-mile running course will begin and end in the high school stadium. On Saturday, September 6, 2014, registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Parking is available in the Fir Street stadium parking lot. The race route, marked out entirely on school district property, will include fun obstacles such as a Hay Bale Hurdle, Tire Drill, Commando Crawl, Hot Lava Gauntlet, Wolf Tunnel and Homework Hill. For pre-registration, contact Direc-

tor of Communications Patsene Dashiell at the Sequim School District office (503 N. Sequim Avenue) at (360)5823264 or mdashiell@sequim.k12.wa.us . Entry fee is $5 for children, $10 adults 18 and older, and a $25 maximum for families of five or more living in the same residence. Cash or checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to Sequim Education Foundation. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded to each age group. Age groups are: Kindergarten through Second Grade Third through Fifth Grade Sixth through Eighth Grade Ninth through Twelfth Grade

Adults (age 18 and older) Kindergarten through fifth grade participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All paid participants can take part in drawings for door prizes at the end of the race. Sequim Education Foundation is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. SEF sponsors events such as the Student Film Festival, Student Engineering Challenge, Classroom Grants Program, Student Enrichment Grants, Shoes for Kids program, and Science Cafes. For more information about SEF, please visit their website at www. sequimed.org.


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2014-15 Sequim School District Parent Guide Sequim School District website: www.sequimk12.wa.us

Board of Directors/Current Board Members

• John Bridge, Board President, Director District #3, Term Expires: November 2015 • Heather Jeffers, Director District #1 Term Expires: November 2015 • Walter Johnson, Director At Large, Term Expires: November 2015 • Bev Horan, Board Vice President, Director At Large, Term Expires: November 2017 • Michael Howe, Legislative Representative, Director District #2, Term Expires: November 2017 If you have any questions, please visit our website at www.sequim. k12.wa.us or phone the Administration Office at 582-3260.

Board Meetings

District Administration Office

School Year Schedule: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Schedule: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. June 22, 2015 - Aug. 17, 2015

Helen Haller Elementary School, and Sequim Middle School Grades 1 - 5, 6 - 8: 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Kindergarten: 8:15-10:56 a.m. and 12:13-2:45 pm Helen Haller Elementary Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Developmental Preschool: 8:15-10:56 a.m. and 12:13-2:45 pm Middle School Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Sequim High School

Regular meetings are usually held the first and third Monday of each Grades 9 - 12: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. month, but because of holidays and other considerations, they sometimes Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. fall on other days. Meetings are normally held in the Board Room, Room Alternative High School: 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. #124, in the Performing Arts Building (Old High School Building), beGreywolf Elementary School ginning at 7:00 p.m. Community members are invited to attend Board Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. meetings in order to be more involved in their school district. All formal Grades 1 - 5: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. action and decision making occurs at public meetings. Kindergarten: 8:30 a.m. - 11:08 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. At the beginning of each meeting, time is set aside for comments from the public. The public is also welcome to speak on agenda items. Agendas Olympic Peninsula Academy are available at the Administration Office and through the Sequim School Parent Partnership Program 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Mon.-Thur.) District website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us, the Thursday prior to the meeting. Copies of the meeting minutes are also available for review on District Contact Information the District website or at the Administration Office. Sequim School District No. 323..........(360) 582-3260 • Fax 683-6303 School Schedules Administration Office, 503 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382 For the 2014-2015 school year, school begins one (1) hour later on Superintendent...Kelly Shea..................................................... 582-3260 Mondays to allow for staff training. Secretary, Marilyn Walsh

Asst. Superintendent/Curriculum, Gary Neal ...........................582-3269 Secretary, Trayce Norman ......................................................582-3268 Exec. Director of Technology, Patra Boots ...............................582-3404 Exec. Director of Learning Support Services, Shelley Langston Secretary, Colleen Robinson .................................................582-3400 Director of Business Operations, Brian Lewis .........................582-3266 Fiscal Specialist, Betsy Zumkeller ...........................................582-3265 Director of Food Service, Laurie Campen ................................582-3432 Director of Maintenance and Operations, John McAndie ........582-3275 Secretary, Kristi Toth ...........................................................582-3276 Personnel/Payroll, Sonja Brown ...............................................582-3267 Payroll Assistant, Kathy Wright................................................582-3247 Director of Human Resources, Karen Sande ............................582-3261 Personnel Specialist, Valorie Knieper .......................................582-3418 Facilities Coordinator/District Support, Caity Karapostoles ....582-3260 Director of Communications/ Web Services/Volunteer Coordinator, Patsene Dashiell.........582-3264 Director of Transportation, Jeff Gossage ..................................582-3274 School Nurse, Sonja Bittner................................. 582-3608 or 477-7728 Occupational Therapist, Melinda Reed.....................................582-3427

School Psychologists

Catharine Bento-Foxlee (Ages Birth to Six) .......................582-3404 David Updike, SHS .............................................................582-3600 Dennis McCarthy, SMS ......................................................582-3500 Cheryl McAliley, GWE.......................................................582-3300

Speech Language Pathologists ..........................582-3433 Terilee Allsop-Howat (Ages Birth to Six, Middle & High School) Jennifer Jurgensen, GWE ....................................................582-3300 Amy Young, HHE ...............................................................582-3200

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Physical Therapists

Cherry Bibler, HHE ............................................................582-3200 Eric Wade, SHS ...................................................................582-3600

Greywolf Elementary School .............................. 582-3300

171 Carlsborg Rd., Sequim, WA 98382 .................. Fax 582-9555 Principal, Donna Hudson Counselor, Cheryl McAliley

Helen Haller Elementary School ........................ 582-3200

350 W. Fir Street Sequim, WA 98382....................... Fax 681-8543 Principal, Russ Lodge Counselor, Joan Trindle

Sequim Middle School ........................................ 582-3500

301 W. Hendrickson Rd. Sequim. WA 98382 ......... Fax 582-9486 Principal, Vince Riccobene Assistant Principal, Scott Harker Attendance Secretary, Sauni Holt .......................................582-3503 Counselors, Dennis McCarthy and Cathy Shea

Sequim High School............................................582-3600

601 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382 ............ Fax 681-8688 Principal, Shawn Langston Assistant Principal, Mark Willis District Administrator/Dean of Students, Randy Hill Athletic Director...Dave Ditlefsen.......................................582-3602 Attendance Office ..............................................................582-3608 Counselors, Colleen Harker & Melee VanderVelde Fax 582-9881

Sequim Alternative High School .........................582-3433 Principal, Randy Hill Secretary, Kayana Harrison

Olympic Peninsula Academy .............................. 582-3403

221 W Fir St, Sequim, WA 98382 ............................ Fax 582-9229 Principal, Randy Hill Secretary, Terralyn Dokken

Snow and Ice/Emergency Delays or School Closures

Announcements regarding school delays, closures and/or changes from normal schedules will be broadcast beginning at 6:30 a.m. over radio stations KONP (AM 1450) , KSQM (FM 91.5), KIRO (AM 710), KOMO (AM 1000), KIRO TV Channel 7 Seattle, and KING-TV. For your convenience School Closure information may also be accessed on the Internet through the Sequim School District web site at www.sequim. k12.wa.us. If there is no announcement, schools will be open. Beginning at 6:30 a.m., an announcement will be placed on the district answering machine and posted on the district website. When on the district website, please remember to click the “refresh” button, so you are seeing the most up-to-date information. Please do not phone the radio stations; call the school district. The lines most likely will be busy, but keep trying. Announcements will be

KIDS TODAY FALL 2014 made every half hour on local radio stations. Please advise your children Grades 7-12 Ages 13-18: All requirements same as for Grade 6 EXto listen to the radio in case there are any changes made, if you leave your CEPT one dose of Tdap is required for students in 6th-9th grades. Varicella home before they do. Be sure you listen to announcements for Sequim is recommended, but not required. Immunizations are available at low or no cost at the Clallam County School District and check the District website. Health Department. Call 417-2274 for days and times. School Improvement Plans Policy 2005 Each year Sequim School District is required by RCW 28A.210.080 to Each school in the district completes an individual School Improve- make information available to parents of students grades 6-12 regarding ment Plan for the current school year. Copies may be obtained from each Meningococcal Disease and its vaccine, and the Human Papillomavirus individual school or on our website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us. Disease and its virus. Information regarding both of these diseases may be found at the district website www.sequim.k12.wa.us under Health Academic Performance Scores Services and at the following websites: Student performance scores are available upon request from all school • Washington State Department of Health Immunization Program: offices or may be viewed via a link on the Sequim School District #323 www.doh.wa.gov/a-z_topics/a.htmr website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us. At the Office of Superintendent of • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Meningococcal vaccine Public Instruction website http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us, you will find a Information: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm report card for each school, demographics, student academic performance, • Disease Information: www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/az/A.html and staff characteristics. • Fact Sheets: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/index.htm; http://www. cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm Pet Policy 2029 • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center http:// Only ADA service animals are allowed on school campus. Any ex- www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/division/generic.jsp?id=75689 ceptions must be approved by the principal of the appropriate school. No • Meningococcal Questions & Answers: www.chop.edu/vaccine/ animals will be transported in school vehicles. images/vec_mening_tear.pdf • National Meningitis Association Parent & Teacher Awareness ProNotification of Drug Free Policy gram: http://www.nmaus.org/programs/parent-teacher-awareness/ to Parent & Student Policy 2121/3241 If you do not have internet access, please contact the Clallam County You are hereby notified that it is a violation of the policy of the Health Department at (360) 417-2274. Sequim School District for any student to unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use on or in the school premises, or at school HIV/AIDS Education Policy 2126 The school nurse coordinates the district HIV/AIDS Education program. sponsored or approved activities any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, any other controlled substance or Washington State law mandates yearly HIV/AIDS education for grades 5-12. alcohol. Procedure 3241P-Corrective Actions and Punishment pamphlet The law also requires the school district to provide parents an opportunity is distributed to each student at the beginning of each school year outlining to preview materials to be presented to students at a parent meeting 30 days before classes are taught. Parents who wish to excuse their children from school discipline procedures. Please review. A student who violates the terms of the school district’s drug-free class must attend the parent class and complete an excuse form. policy will be disciplined in accordance with the provisions of local, state and federal law and board policy. Discipline may include expulsion and High School Graduation Requirements Policy 2410 Sequim High School Students need to obtain 22 credits accumulated referral for prosecution, and the requirement that an appropriate rehabilitagrades 9-12 in order to graduate. Beginning with the Class of 2008, new tion program be completed. state minimum graduation requirements were implemented. The WashImmunizations Policy 3413 ington State Board of Education has established two non-credit graduaVaccines required for school attendance 2014-15 school year. Kinder- tion requirements: Each student shall complete a culminating project for garten-Grade 5, Ages 4-11: Varicella -2 doses given on or after the 1st graduation, and have an Educational Plan for what they expect to do the birthday or health care provider verifies disease. DTaP/DTP/Tap/Td – 5 year following graduation. In addition, all students are required to pass doses provided the last dose is given on or after the 4th birthday; Polio – 4 the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE). doses if all given before the 4th birthday, or 3 doses provided the last dose is given on or after the 4th birthday; MMR – 2 doses, 1 dose given on or after Compulsory Attendance Policy 3121 Parents of any child eight years of age and under eighteen years of the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose at least one month later; HEP B - 3 doses. Grade 6 Age 12: Varicella -2 doses given on or after the 1st birthday. age shall have the responsibility to educate their child (RCW 28A.205). DTaP/DTP/Tap/Td - 5 doses provided the last dose is given on or after The student may be enrolled in public, private, or approved Home School the 4th birthday. One additional dose of Tdap is required for students in programs as provided in RCW 28A.225.010. 6th to 9th grades if student is older than 11 years old. Polio – 4 doses provided the last dose is given on or after the 4th birthday; MMR – 2 Illness When your child returns to school after an illness, a phone call or a doses , 1 dose given on or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose at least note signed by a parent or guardian or must accompany him/her to excuse one month later; HEP B - 3 doses. the child’s absence.

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Open Enrollment Policy 3130, 3140, 3141

The Sequim School Board supports open enrollment and complies with State laws and district policy. The district honors requests of a parent or guardian for his or her child to transfer to another school (upon approval) or district. Parents are required to file a request for release of attendance by completing a district form obtained at the district office or on the district website.


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Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policies 3207/ 6590

The District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment of all types, and intimidation or bullying. An incident which you feel is harassment, intimidation and/or bullying should be reported to the supervisor or building administrator or the superintendent. A form to report Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying can be found on our website under Policies-Procedures, Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying. Sequim School District Prohibits Sexual Harassment. Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual Harassment is any unwanted attention of a sexual nature. Incidents of sexual harassment should be reported to Randy Hill, Title IX Officer, Sequim High School, 360-582-3609.

Discipline/Exceptional Misconduct Policy 3241

The District will use a progressive disciplinary policy, relying on lesser forms of disciplinary action becoming more severe with repeated violations, except for those items which have been identified as exceptional misconduct, which will be subject to more serious disciplinary action due to the seriousness of the offense as defined in Policy and Procedure 3241, Corrective Actions or Punishment. All students receive a copy of this publication at the beginning of each school year.

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release any “directory information” for commercial purposes or for other purposes not required by law or not related to school business. Occasionally, photographs may be taken of students for use in the news media or in District produced publications. If you do not want your child to appear in a photograph, videotape, film or slide, please let your child’s school know in writing. In accordance with RCW 28A.225.330, we are authorized to forward student records to schools in another district to which a student has transferred or to colleges or educational institutions to which a student is applying.

prescription bottle as received from the pharmacy and labeled for the individual student. For medications at school, please refer to the District website under Parent Resources tab, then Health Services.

Waiver or Reduction of Fees Policy 3520

Arrangements shall be made for the waiver or reduction of fees for students whose families, by reason of their low income, would have difficulty paying the full fee for various school activities. The USDA Child Nutrition Program guidelines shall be used to determine qualification for waiver of fees. Assistance will be considered by the Sequim School District without regard to race, color, Medication at School national origin, creed, religion, sex, Policy 3416 Please contact the school sexual orientation including gender nurse regarding dispensing of expression, or disability. medication at school. Under normal circumstances, Public Disclosure prescribed medication should be Policy 4040 Pursuant to Chapter 42.17 dispensed before and/or after school RCW, parents and other members of hours under supervision of the parthe public have the right to inspect ent or guardian. If a student must receive pre- and copy public records retained scribed medication during school by the District, unless the records hours, the medication must be are exempt from public disclosure dispensed by an authorized staff under state law. member. The parent must complete a medication authorization form Notification of Rights obtained from the school nurse. under the Family Educational This form must be accompanied by Rights and Privacy Act authorization and written directions (FERPA) Policy 3231 from a licensed health professional The family Educational Rights within the scope of his/her prescrip- and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords tive authority. parents and students over 18 years Medication must be kept in of age (“eligible students”) certain the nurse’s office in the original rights with respect to the student’s

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Food Service

The Sequim School District recognizes the School Food Service Program as an integral part of the school day. Sequim Schools offer an approved lunch and breakfast program. This program provides for nutritious, balanced hot meals daily at all levels. The meals are nutritionally balanced with lunch meeting one-third the recommended daily nutrition requirement. Free and reduced-price meals are available to students whose families meet certain federal income requirements. Check with your local school for income guidelines and application forms. Information on the application form is confidential and will only be used to determine eligibility for school district food service programs. Breakfast and lunch prices are as follows:

Student Meal Grades K-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12

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Lunch $2.25 $2.45 $2.50

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Free/Reduced Lunch Program

It is important to complete the Free/Reduced Price Meal Application if there is a chance that your student(s) may qualify. The income guidelines change yearly and are set at the federal level, not at the district level. New applications are required to be completed every year for your student(s) to remain eligible for this program. Only one application per family is required. Applications are available online in Skyward Family Access, which requires families to login. It is strongly recommended that the application be submitted through that format. Contact your school’s building secretary if assistance is needed using the electronic application. For the first 30 meal operating days of the new school year, your student(s) will be at the same status that they were in June of the previous year. It is very important that the new applications are returned to the school in a timely manner for your student(s) to continue receiving free or reduced priced meals. Once your new, completed application is received, you will be notified by the school district if you continue to qualify for the program. After 30 meal service days (October 14 for the 2014-15 school year) have passed and there is no new application on file for your student, he or she will be removed from the program and your family will be expected to pay full price for their meals. Parents are responsible for the student’s account until approved for the program. A computer is available to families for submitting the online application in the technology department office. For more information, call the District office at (360)582-3260.

education records. They are: 1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents of eligible students should submit to the School principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. 2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the School to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the School principal [or appropriate official], clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. 3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the School may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. (NOTE: FERPA requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or eligible student of the records request unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.) 4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office; U.S. Department of Education; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20202-4605.

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Sequim Middle School Supply List Sixth Grade • 1” clear view white 3-ring binder for science • Two 1 ½” clear view white 3-ring binders for math and language arts • Three sets of 5-tab dividers for science, language arts and history • Wide-lined notebook paper • 1 Dozen #2 pencils per semester (or mechanical pencils & lead filler) • Handheld pencil sharpener • One box colored pencils Seventh Grade • Three 1” clear view white 3-ring binders for science, math and language arts • One set 5 tab dividers for science • ¼” graph paper for math • 50-80 page single subject spiral notebook for history • Set of 8 colored pencils for history • Wide-lined loose leaf notebook paper for language arts • 200 page spiral notebook for language arts • Two highlighters (different colors) for language arts • #2 pencils and pencil cap erasers • Flash drive (suggested item) Eighth Grade • Two 1” clear view white 3-ring binders for science and language arts • Two sets of 5-tab dividers for science and language arts • Spiral notebook for history • Ruler, compass, protractor and scientific calculator for their family.

Gun Free Zone/Dangerous Weapons Policy 4210

It is a violation of district policy and state law for any person to carry a firearm or dangerous weapon on school premises, school-provided transportation, or areas of other facilities being used exclusively for school activities. “Gun-Free Zone” signs are posted in all school facilities, and all violations of this policy and RCW 9.41.280 are reported annually to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Complaints and Grievances

The District complies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Concerning Staff and Programs Policy 4220 The board desires that the district be informed of the criticisms and (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). Compliance results and information are on file in the Maintenance and Operations office. complaints that parents, guardians, or community members may have Feel free to contact the Maintenance and Facilities Department at 582-3275. regarding its staff, programs, and operations. At the same time, the board has confidence in its staff and programs and shall act to protect them from unwarranted criticism or disruptive interference. Concerns received Display and Availability of Public Information by the board or a board member are referred to the superintendent for for Non-School-Sponsored Activities Policy 4060 The district desires to be of assistance in making information of investigation and action. Forms to begin the process may be obtained at educational or recreational nature available to students and parents. As a school building offices. result, the board authorizes the staff to display and make available such materials from nonprofit at a designated area in each school. Approval is No Tobacco Policy 4251 Smoking or any other use of tobacco products or nicotine delivery given by the building’s principal if the material is perceived as appropriate for families, and the service or event would be of interest to families. devices shall be prohibited on school district property. This shall include All materials shall include the following disclaimer placed on the all district buildings, grounds, and district-owned vehicles. announcement in 10 pt. font: “The distribution of this material is provided as a community service Budget Policy 6000 Each year in August, the Sequim School District Board of Directors and the district does not sponsor this event and assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration of the privilege to distribute materials, the entity adopts a budget detailing how the district will spend its monies for the next requesting distribution agrees to indemnify and hold the Sequim School fiscal year. Before the budget is adopted, a public hearing is held. Visit the District harmless from any cause of action filed in any court of administra- District website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us for a current copy of the budget. tive tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including Pesticide Policy 6895 costs, attorneys’ fees and judgments or awards. ” The district complies with the requirements of law regarding pesticide The distribution of materials is provided as a community service. Please note that the Sequim School District does not sponsor, endorse or notification, posting and record keeping. Parents, please notify the District guarantee the organization or activity in the materials distributed. Parents in writing if you would like to be notified of any District pesticide use at and guardians must review the information and decide if it is appropriate your child’s school building.


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Transportation Services Transportation is provided for students who reside more than one mile from school and for all students grades K-5 under one mile. One bus run will be operated in the AM and one in the PM with a mid-day Kindergarten run. Schedules will be posted on the district website, at the schools, and printed in the local newspaper in advance of school beginning. The first week of school, schedules and bus stops may be adjusted slightly, as bus routes are fine-tuned with respect to times and student rider numbers. General Guidelines: If your student rides a school bus, parents are asked to review general bus rules with their students. Those rules and regulations are distributed the first week of school by your bus driver and need to be signed and returned to the driver. Children walking to school: Parents, plan out a safe route to school with your child. Caution them to choose intersections for crossing that are regulated by stop-and-go signals, traffic signs, or intersections that are designated with school crossing signs with good visibility and good directions. Sequim School District reserves the right to change bus routes and times as needed. Students in grades K-12 ride on buses together. Please check your student’s bus route and pick-up time listed below. First day of school: The Transportation Department strongly encourages all students who intend to ride the bus do so on the morning of the first day of school (September 3, 2014). This will enable parents, students and bus drivers to become familiar with the bus stop routine. Students who plan to ride the bus need to be at their stop five minutes ahead of pick-up time. Times and pick-up points listed below are approximations until exact enrollment and passenger loads are fixed. Students need to be at their bus stop five minutes before posted time. Please remember, if a bus passes waiting students, it may not be their bus. For the first day, new students will be picked up at all stops along routes, except for Hwy 101 East and West routes. The following are routes, not necessarily bus stops. Students will be advised after two or three days where the permanent bus stop will be. Every effort will be made to space stops approximately one-half mile apart, thus requiring a quarter-mile walk along routes. Exceptions will be made only on a case-by-case basis due to special circumstances such as student safety or handi- capped conditions. Safety reminder for Hwy 101 West & East students: All students living on Hwy 101 West or East must catch the bus at their designated stop. Do not cross the highway to catch the bus at a later time. Reminder for A.M. Greywolf Elementary students: Greywolf Elementary students are transferred to a shuttle bus in the Fir Street stadium parking lot. Kindergarten bus runs: Kindergarten bus routes will be available at elementary schools on/after Sept 25, or parents may call the Transportation office. Morning Kindergarten students will ride their regular route bus to school, and the mid-day Kindergarten bus home. Afternoon Kindergarten students will ride the mid-day Kindergarten bus to school and their regular route bus home. There will be mid-day Kindergarten bus runs. Bus drivers will not drop Kinder-

garten students at stops unless a parent or other designated adult is there to meet the child. If there is no adult at the stop, the child will be brought back to the school. Parents, for younger elementary students on regular bus runs, please have someone at the stop to meet the students, particularly on Hwy 101 East and West. All other students will ride the same route bus in the AM and the PM unless otherwise noted. Students who wish to get off at a stop other than their own, or who wish to ride a bus other than their own must have an official bus pass issued by the school office. Hand- written notes from parents will not be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Jeff Gossage, Director of Transportation, at (360)582-3274 or (360)582-3273.

STADIUM BUS PARKING ORDER

1. Mr. Magoo, 2. Coyote, 3. Bambi, 4. Pink Panther, 5. Motor Goat, 6. Jiminy Cricket, 7. Turtle, 8. Huckleberry Hound, 9. Lion, 10. Bear, 11. Elk, 12. Bullwinkle, 13. Woodstock, 14. Road Runner, 15. Thumper, 16. Brown Rabbit, 17. Minnie Mouse, 18. Pluto, 19. Eagle

GREYWOLF BUS PARKING ORDER

1. Coyote, 2. Bambi, 3. Pink Panther, 3. Motor Goat, 4. Jiminy Cricket, 5. Turtle, 6. Huckleberry Hound, 7. Lion, 8. Bear, 9. Elk, 10. Bullwinkle, 11. Mr. Magoo

BUS ROUTES & PICKUP TIMES

Please note that due to ongoing construction on Highway 101, some stops on the Banbi bus route may change between Kitchen Dick Road and Shore Road. Please call the Transportation office at (360)582-3274 for more details. Bambi: Hwy 101 W. of Carlsborg, Blue Mtn., S. Barr Rd., Pierson Rd., Kirk Rd., Parrish Rd. 259473 Hwy 101 6:55 a.m.; Blue Mtn. & Gellor 7:08; Gellor & McCrorie 7:14; Blue Mtn. & Emery 7:19; Hwy 101 & Fern 7:25; 234 S. Barr Rd. 7:27; 259492 Hwy. 101 7:35; Kirk Rd. & Parrish 7:41. Bear: W. Silberhorn, Riverside, Secor, River Rd. Narrow Way 7:04 a.m.; 500 River Rd. 7:05; Alice Park 7:18; Glendale 7:18; Turnstone 7:20; Rondale 7:21; Cul de Sac 7:23; 200 Riverside 7:26; 240 Riverside 7:26; Dungeness Meadows 7:27; Wallace & Secor 7:30; Avellana 7:32; 672 River 7:35. Brown Rabbit: East Sequim Bay, West Sequim Bay, Washington Harbor, Port Williams. 504 East Sequim Bay Rd. 7:03 a.m.; East Sequim Bay Rd. & Heron Hill 7:07; East Sequim Bay Rd. & Panorama 7:09; East Sequim Bay Rd. & Hardwick 7:12; West Sequim Bay & Mariners View 7:21; West Sequim Bay & Liberty 7:26; Elk Loop 7:29; 421 Washington Harbor 7:30; Pt. Williams & Holland 7:32; Brown Rd. & Pt. Williams 7:35; 983 Sequim Dungeness Way 7:38. Bullwinkle: Spath Rd., Martha Lane, N. Barr Rd., W. Side of Carlsborg Rd. Boyce & Spencer 7:05 a.m.; Joslin 7:08; 500 W.

Runnion 7:10; 752 Spath 7:13; Spath & Camelot 7:16; Kitchen Dick & Martha Lane 7:18; N. Barr & Loafer 7:20; N. Barr & Harmony 7:21; 818 N. Barr, at corner 7:23; N. Barr & Franson/Howe 7:25; 364 Heuhslein 7:31; 84 Heuhslein 7:34; 3342 Old Oly. Hwy 7:35; 6151 Old Oly. Hwy 7:38; Carlsborg & Cook Rd. 7:40; 721 Carlsborg Rd. (right side, Old Carlsborg Store) 7:42; 171 Carlsborg (Greywolf School, bus entrance area) 7:44. Coyote: Kitchen Dick Rd. N. of Woodcock, Mains Farm, W & E. Anderson, Mtn. View, Lotzgesell, N. Side Cays Rd. 2304 Kitchen Dick 7:05 a.m.; Buckhorn 7:07; Nisbet & Lotzgesell 7:08; 2165 Cays Rd. 7:12; 277 W. Nelson 7:17; W. Nelson & Cline 7:18; Cline & W. Anderson 7:19; W. Anderson & Cays 7:22; McLaughlin & W. Thornton 7:23; Clark & E. Anderson 7:24; 140 Mtn. View 7:25; Quail Meadows 7:31; 36 Lamar 7:35; Hogback & Cays 7:36; 451 Cays 7:37; 132 Cays 7:38. Eagle: Woodcock E. of Sequim Dungeness Way, Serpentine, Reservoir, S. Third Ave. Woodcock & Blakely 7:11; 61 Serpentine 7:14; Serpentine & Jamestown 7:18; 1390 Jamestown 7:19; 153 Jamestown 7:22; Sequim Dungeness Way & Deytona 7:25; 311 Reservoir 7:31; 7th & Happy Valley 7:36; 3rd & Echo Ln. 7:38; 3rd & Norman 7:41; 921 S 3rd 7:43. Elk: E. side Carlsborg Rd., Macleay & Wheeler Rd., Dungeness Estates, Vista View, Koeppe, Woodcock, Fasola Rd. Jennifer Ct. 7:20 a.m.; Bibity Bobity 7:22; 1700 Carlsborg Rd. 7:24; 375 Macleay 7:27; Penny Lane 7:28; Dungeness Estates 7:32; Vista View 7:36; Koeppe 7:37; Woodcock & Buttercup 7:39; Fasola Rd. 7:41. Huckleberry Hound: Dryke Rd., Solmar, Pinnell, Vautier. Dryke & Woodridge 7:12 a.m.; 290 S. Solmar 7:16; Madera & Madera Pl. 7:17; El Camino & Serena Pl. 7:20; N. Solmar & McDonald 7:23; Vautier & Shelley 7:26. Jiminy Cricket: Gilbert, Gupster & Mill Rd, E. Runnion, Heath, Grandview, Old Olympic Hwy. to Mantle Rd., Elizabeth, Cottonwood, House Rds. Idlewood & Gupster 7:13 a.m.; 143 Gupster 7:14; Mill & Yenta 7:15; Mary John & Runnion 7:16; Runnion & Heath 7:17; Heath & Fergy 7:18; Windmill 7:19; Donaper 7:22; 6992 Old Olympic Hwy 7:25; Marchbanks & Old Olympic Hwy 7:26; S. end McComb Rd. 7:28; Mantle & Old Olympic Hwy 7:34; House Rd. 7:35; Cottonwood 7:36; Elizabeth 7:39. Lion: W. Washington St., E. Silberhorn, Seventh Ave., Prairie, Honeycomb, Priest, Hendrickson. 3rd & Prairie 7:11 a.m.; Prairie & Summer Breeze 7:13; Honeycomb & Deseret 7:16; Priest Rd. 7:18; Hendrickson & Applegate 7:22; Kaiser & W. Washington 7:26; River Rd. & Silberhorn 7:27; Silber Lane 7:28; Summerset 7:31; Valley View 7:32; Daisy Lane 7:36; McCurdy & Seventh 7:36; Seventh & Hemlock 7:39. Minnie Mouse: Diamond Pt. & Chicken Coop Rd. Diamond Pt. Rd. 6:54 a.m.; Eagle Creek & Sunshine 6:55; Del Ray & Sunshine 6:58; Rhododendron & Diamond Pt. 6:59; ; West & Diamond Pt. 7:00; Lupine & Aster 7:01; Aero & Sunshine 7:08; Sunshine & Madrona 7:10; 220 Fleming 7:11; 93 Madrona 7:19; 11 Fleming 7:24; Critter Country 7:25; 643 Diamond Pt. Rd. 7:30; Craig & Chicken Coop 7:32;

Chicken Coop Hollow 7:35; 92 Chicken Coop 7:41. Motor Goat: Hooker Rd., Olson Rd., Fish Hatchery, Lost Mtn., Taylor Cut-Off Rd. Mariposa & Hooker 6:55 a.m.; Pike Place 6:57; Hooker & Olson Rd. 6:59; 312 Olson Rd. 7:00; 3293 Lost Mtn. 7:10; 3787 Lost Mtn. 7:13; 4892 Lost Mtn. 7:15; Lost Meadow Lane 7:17; Corner of Lost Mtn. & Taylor Cutoff 7:27; 880 Fish Hatchery 7:29; Horse Tail 7:32; Wildwood & Taylor Cutoff 7:32; Stellar Ridge 7:33; Charles Roberts 7:34; Alaska Way 7:35. Mr. Magoo: South Rhodefer Rd. 406 Pine 7:17; Sea Breeze (525 W. McCurdy) 7:20 a.m.; 300 S. Sunnyside 7:21; Caring Hands Preschool 7:29; Elk Creek Apartments 7:30. Pink Panther: Old Olympic Hwy, Gehrke Rd., Finn Hall, Gunn Rd, Kendall, Wright, Hendrickson Old Olympic Hwy & Country Ln. 7:05 a.m., Agnew Grocery 7:11; 1745 Old Olympic Hwy 7:12; 81 Wild Current 7:16; Finn Hall & Matson 7:19; Vogt & Finn Hall; 7:22; 3652 Old Olympic Hwy 7:30; Creekside & Old Olympic Hwy 7:32; Airport 7:33; 6332/6334 Old Olympic Hwy 7:34, Kendall & Stone 7:35, 472 Wright Rd. 7:36, Hendrickson & Oak Ct. 7:37. Pluto: Hwy 101, Gardiner Beach, Old Blyn Hwy. Sequim Bay Lodge 6:58 a.m.; Hwy 101 & Louella 6:59; Hwy 101 & 273054 7:06; Guiles Rd. 7:10; 480 Diamond Pt. Rd. 7:11; 1740 Gardiner Beach Rd. 7:13; Rondelay & Gardiner Beach Rd. 7:16; Gardiner Beach Rd. & Old Gardiner Rd. 7:18; 410 Old Gardiner Rd. 7:18; Hwy 101 & Knapp Rd. 7:26; Old Blyn Hwy. & Thompson Rd. 7:30; Tribal Center 7:32; School House Pt. 7:33; Boggs Lane 7:35; Hammond & Still 7:40; Brown & Alder 7:44. Roadrunner: Evans Rd., Woodcock, Towne Rd. (north of Woodcock), 3 Crabs, Sequim Dungeness Way. Evans & Cherrywood 7:05 a.m.; Griffith Farm 7:06; 5175 Woodcock 7:10; Woodcock & Andrew Meyers 7:13; Towne Rd.7:18, 4772 Sequim Dungeness Way, 7:21; 730 3 Crabs Rd. 7:25; Eberle 7:30; Brigadoon 7:31; 3544 Sequim Dungeness Way 7:32; Woodland Heights 7:37; Old Olympic & Crownview 7:40. Thumper: Palo Alto, E. Happy Valley to Third Ave., Lone Tree & Palo Alto 7:17a.m.; Paradise 7:22; Marshall 7:25; 95 Happy Valley 7:27; 1602 Happy Valley 7:32; Lakeview & Happy Valley 7:34; Doe Run 7:38; Happy Valley & Tozzer 7:40; 127 Hemlock 7:45; Sunnyside Apts. 7:47. Turtle: Shore Rd., Heuhslein, Lewis, Hwy 101, Sherburne, Atterberry, Cassidy. 432 Shore Rd. 6:57 a.m.; 845 Shore 6:58; 771 Lewis Rd. 7:05; 191 Lewis 7:07; Sieberts Creek Dip 7:09; Hwy 101 & Olympic Christian School 7:12; Atterberry & Sherburne 7:20; 451 Atterberry 7:22; Autumn & Barnes 7:24; Autumn & Eldridge 7:25; 1332 Atterberry 7:32; Frost & Atterberry 7:34; 2493 Atterbury 7:35. Woodstock: Sunland, Emerald Heights, Reservoir, McFarland, Sporseen, Happy Valley Rd. W. Taylor & Sunland 7:00 a.m.; Greenway 7:02; San Juan & Hurricane 7:07; Holland & Medsker 7:08; Medsker & Sunrise View 7:10; Medsker & Emerald 7:11; Sequim Dungeness Way & Ioka 7:12; Emerald 7:19; Doe Run & Fox Hollow 7:21; Alpine Loop 7:25; Barbara & Annabelle 7:29; Ferndale & Sporseen 7:40; Wagner & River Rd. 7:45


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Greywolf Elementary Supply List KINDERGARTEN Teachers: Sullivan, Robbins, Mishko ALL CLASSES NEED standard-sized back pack (no wheels), one set colored pencils, water color paint, colored markers .

For ALL Your Back to School Needs

FIRST GRADE Teachers: Koenig, Green, Brasher , Ogilvie ALL CLASSES NEED back pack, glue sticks, 16 crayons SECOND GRADE ALL CLASSES NEED backpack, 1 box crayons, 1 wide-ruled black comp osition book, 1-pkg glue sticks, (8) markers, pink pearl eraser, colored pencils, pencil box THIRD GRADE ALL CLASSES NEED backpack, colored pencils, pencil box, glue sticks, pink pearl eraser, hand-held pencil sharpener (Individual teachers request the following:)

New Children’s Clothing at Affordable Prices

Shoes, Backpacks, Lunch Bags & School Supplies 163 W. Washington St., Sequim • Open Mon.-Sat. 10am - 5pm • (360) 582-1700

481116146

www.dungenesskids.com

Aspire Academy Offers:

Dance Classes Offered in Sequim & Port Angeles 160 Harrison Rd., Ste. 1, Sequim (behind Big 5 on Hwy. 101 in Carlsborg)

360-681-3979

Register Online: www.AspireAcademy.us

FIFTH GRADE

ALL CLASSES NEED Back pack, (Individual teachers request the following:) RENO/LOPEZ - 2 binders - 1 inch size - no cloth cover, 2 spiral nothebooks, 4 packages college ruled paper, 2 handheld pencil sharpeners MAYNOCK - 5 subject spiral notebook with dividers, 2 spiral notebooks, 2 packages college ruled paper WITHROW - 5 subject spiral notebook with dividers , 2 spiral notebooks , 2 packages college ruled paper

Helen Haller Elementary Supply List

2nd Grade • 2 erasers • 3 glue sticks • 3 wide-ruled spiral notebooks (1 orange, 1 green, 1 yellow) • 1 pair scissors • 1 box Crayons – not more than 24 481114591

Simply Music playing-based piano lessons Simply Music Rhapsody early childhood music & movement (birth to age four) Playing-based guitar & bass lessons

Teachers: Iversen, Little, Stewart ALL CLASSES NEED Backpack , school box, 4 glue sticks, 2 spiral notebook, folder with pockets

Tuesday, September 2nd 4:00-6:00 pm. Come meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies.

1st Grade • 2 wide-rule 70 page spiral notebook - 1 red, 1 blue • Crayons – box of 24 • 4 large glue sticks • 1” 3-ring binder with clear picture pocket on front (not MacDougall-Danielson) • Pink Pearl eraser • Small zipper backpack to hold Cougar folder • School box 8”x5” (not for MIller) • 2 dozen sharpened #2 Ticonderoga pencils

Dance for children, teens and adults Featuring the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Program Fairy Tale Ballet ages 3-6 Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Pointe for teens and adults Jazz – children, teens, adults Tap – children, teens Modern – children, teens, adults Hip Hop – children, teens Creative Movement (ages 3-5) All-in-One Jazz, Modern and Ballet for adults

FOURTH GRADE

OPEN HOUSE AT GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY AND HALLER ELEMENTARY

Kindergarten • Backpack – no wheels

Serving Sequim since 2007

BURKE - 2 composition notebooks GREEN - 2 composition notebooks QUINET - 3 wide-ruled spiral notebooks, NO composition notebooks, please

3rd Grade • 1 small pencil box or pouch • 1 pkg. notebook paper – 100 sheets, wide-ruled Additional items for Schermer, Wall & Luegen:

• Crayons - box of 24 • Watercolors - 8 colors

4th Grade • 1 pkg notebook paper, wide or college ruled • 1 pair of scissors • 1 yellow highlighter • 4 glue sticks (No liquid glue, please) Additional items: • 2 composition notebooks (Daniel) • 1 composition notebook (Osborne) • 3 composition books, 2” black 3-ring binder, and 1 dry eraser marker (Hill) 5th Grade • 2 spiral notebooks • 1 composition notebook • 8 colored pencils • 200 sheets notebook paper, wide or college ruled • 2 ball point pens • 1 pencil box or pouch Additional items: • 1” clear-view, 3 ring white binder (Suryan) • 1 two-pocket folder (Danielson)

Sequim High School 2014 – 2015 Anticipated Class Fees Annual (Aug. - Dec.) ....$55.00 A.S.B. Card ...................$50.00 Band Cleaning Fee .......$25.00 Band Freshman Shirts.. $45.00 Campus Parking Permits (when available) ............$5.00 P.E. Sweats (Hoodie & Pants) .........$30.00 Hoodie $18.00, Pants $15.00 P.E. Uniform (T-shirt & shorts) ..........$20.00 Tee-shirt $13.00, Shorts $7.00 Pay to Participate (Sports only) ...............$75.00 Per student per sport $150.00 Max per Student $225.00 Max per family (High School & Middle School) All fees are subject to change without notice.


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Technology Working Towards The Vision Last year the Sequim School District Technology Committee identified five areas of focus for technology. They included 1) Dynamic Accessible Robust Infrastructure, 2) Ongoing Professional Development, 3) Strong Network and Learning Support Team, 4) Student Learning Focus, 5) Sustainable. Technology staff have been very busy this summer adding, moving, updating and upgrading technology throughout the district working to achieve this vision.

WIRELESS ACCESS

Our major summer project was the replacement of our old Aruba wireless access system with “Ruckus”. This new system helps us move from our old wireless model of “coverage” to a new paradigm of “capacity” and is a big step toward implementing one of our “Technology Vision” components which is a “Dynamic Accessible Robust Infrastructure”. Students and staff will now be able to access high speed wireless with their school district credentials and any wireless device using their district login. This is a secure connection that provides the same internet filtering processes that are employed throughout the school district network.

Important Dates

online training software licenses for all staff and students in the Sequim School District and will be implementing access to training in a variety of technical and instructional areas. Students and staff will have access to these online tools both at school and home. Look for more information in the future.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

Digital Media, Game Design and Yearbook classes will have new machines. Both Haller and Greywolf will now have two computer labs available for student use once the new portables for those buildings are in place. This will increase access for students as they prepare for the new online Smarter Balance Assessments. Mimio Interactive Boards are being installed in all math classrooms to support the new Eureka Math and Algebra program at the secondary level.

NEW PROGRAMS

Additionally over the summer all computers in the district were upgraded with new images that included Office 2013, which will be further enhanced with NEW LABS and TECHNOLOGY This fall, new technology will be available to Office 365 and the online storage with OneDrive. Secondary students (grades 6-12) will begin using secondary students in four computer labs. At the high school, three Career and Technical Education (CTE) Office 365 and One Drive this fall with school e-mail labs were replaced and will support instruction in availability. We are looking forward to providing adMicrosoft IT Academy, Multi Media, AP Computer ditional training in this application for students and Science, Game Design, Computer Programming, staff and expanding its use. We have also purchased “Atomic Learning” CAD and Robotics classes. At the middle school,

Family Access is a web-based application that provides parents with access to student attendance, grades, assignments, lunch account information, and more. Families with current e-mail information will receive their login information via a secure e-mail. If you do not receive this information or it is lost, parents will need to present themselves in person at the district office. Password and login information will not be released over the phone or by e-mail for security reasons. RevTrak and the ability to make online lunch account deposits continue this year. Debit/credit cards are accepted for lunch account payments. Secondary students will receive student access logins and passwords at school.

REGISTER ON THE “SCHOOLWIRES” DISTRICT WEBSITE

Schoolwires.com provides the District’s web page with a feature-rich content management system designed especially for schools. We ask that parents and interested citizens “register” online at www. sequim.k12.wa.us to be eligible for available interactive services such as E-alerts and other specific “role” features. The District website also features direct links to Family Access.

We’ve Changed! Come Give Us a Try!

Aug. 26/27 SHS Band Camp @ 3 – 5 p.m. (freshmen at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 26) at the band room Aug. 28 OPA office re-opens 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 1 Labor Day Holiday (district office closed) Sept. 2 SMS Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) for incoming 6th graders @ 7:50 a.m. – 12 noon, SHS Freshmen Orientation @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the gym, GWE & HHE Open House @ 4 – 6 p.m. Sept. 3 First day of school (HHE, SMS, SHS @ 8:15 a.m., GWE @ 8:30 a.m.) Sept. 4 OPA Otter Day @ 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., SMS Band Rental Night @ 3 – 6 p.m. Sept. 5 SHS Wolves varsity home football game vs. Chimacum @ 7 p.m., pep dance follows in cafeteria Sept. 6 Back2School 2 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on stadium track @ 9 a.m. (registration @ 8 a.m.) Sept. 8 School Board meeting @ 7 p.m. in the board room Sept. 9 SHS picture make-up day Sept. 10 SHS Class of 2018 Commitment to Graduation @ 6 p.m. in the auditorium Sept. 15 SHS Senior Parent Night @ 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria Sept. 16 SHS Band Parent meeting @ 7 p.m. in the cafeteria Sept. 22 School Board meeting @ 7 p.m. in the board room Sept. 26 Dungeness River Festival Education Day Sept. 29 SHS Open House 6 – 8 p.m. Oct. 3 OPA Parent Brunch & Curriculum Fair 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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KIDS TODAY FALL 2014

Keep your eyes open, for safety’s sake!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 • 11

You’re never too old to remember the rules You might think you’re treating your child by driving him or her to school every day, maybe because doing so spares him or her the discomfort of getting up a bit earlier in the morning. But the School Bus Information Council reports that school buses are a far safer form of transportation for children than private vehicles. Each day, about 169 children are involved in fatal accidents with an adult driver on the way to or from school in a privately owned vehicle; of children who are bused to and from school each day, only five are fatally injured.

Parents and children should refresh their memories about basic school bus safety. Children should stand at least 10 feet back from where the school bus stops. Don’t crowd the door; climb the bus’s steps in an orderly fashion, in single file. Children who have to cross the road after getting off the bus should learn to look both ways before crossing, even if cars are supposed to stop behind the bus. And don’t forget to tell your children to return home right away if the bus doesn’t show up at the expected time.

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It goes without saying that five fatal injuries per day are too many. School Bus Safety Week, from October 21-25 this year, is all about brushing up on safety for drivers and for children. Adults on the road should be familiar with the law about stopping for school buses. Know how far back to stop, and be prepared for bus drivers to stop before crossing train tracks, as they are required to do in most jurisdictions.


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