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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 The Sequim Gazette
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Learning Never Stops
From Dr. Ann Renker, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
From the Superintendent
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year and all the opportunities that lie ahead for students to engage, to be empowered and to thrive in the Sequim School District! It seems that as soon as high school graduation concludes, and moving on ceremonies are completed at each building, it is already time to prepare for next school year. Maintenance and paint crews, as well as a small number of district staff, work diligently throughout the summer months to ready things for the return of our students. We are pleased to offer you this copy of Kids Today, our Back to School Guide for families. This publication includes activities and events of the district, as well as quick reference for some essential information and annual notiﬁcations. Additional information and updates are available on the District website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us. We invite you to stay informed on our Capital Projects, approved by voters in February 2017, by clicking on Capital Projects Updates on the District’s home webpage, for up-to-date information on renovation of the central kitchen and deconstruction of the 1950’s portions of the Community School on Alder Street. We are excited about the completion of the new Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) modular at Greywolf Elementary, bringing four new classrooms on line for 2017-18. CLT, utilizing timber from our own Olympic Peninsula, opens up new possibilities for future construction projects. It is that time again to begin a new chapter for students, staff, and our Sequim community.Our schools have a host of activities and events planned to help students and families prepare for the new school year. Here’s to another great year! As always, I am proud to be your superintendent.
Summer was a busy time for the Sequim School District. Not only were the Business and Human Resources Ofﬁces busily processing budgets, staff and student information, and End-of-Year reports, but our custodial and maintenance staff were working on facility and grounds improvements. The Tech Department was also busy updating devices and working to increase Internet speed, and our Public Information Ofﬁce worked to keep the community informed. Planning for the construction made possible by community support was also in high gear the past two months. In addition to these components, we made an investment in extending the opportunity for summer learning for an increasing number of students. I am grateful to all the secondary teachers and para-educators, and elementary teachers and para-educators, who spent a portion of the summer helping students learn and grow. For the second year in a row, high school students were able to recover credits through a Summer Term held in the Sequim High School Library. Totally free to students and families, the sessions attracted an average of 45 engaged students each day. Not only will I be excited to see how many credits students earn, I want to track how success in Summer Term acts to motivate even more positive outcomes in the new, 2017-18 school year. High school students were not the only secondary students who had free, extended learning opportunities. Sequim Middle School students needing some additional time to master grade level
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learning also had the option of attending Summer Term or attending a remedy class in fall 2017-18 instead of an elective. After listening to high school students and reviewing the research, we adopted procedures to make sure we increased the number of middle school students who took academic responsibilities seriously. Special thanks go to the families of our middle school students. Without their help and support, we would not have been able to make this shift. Summer Term services were also available for eligible students in elementary school or eligible students who receive Extended School Year (ESY) services as a part of an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Elementary summer programs provided Title I/Learning Assistance Program (LAP) Reading and Math instruction, with Greywolf and Helen Haller each hosting one subject. The Learning Support Services Department made sure that Extended School Year services were provided for eligible students. Why am I writing about summer learning when school is about to start? Learning never stops. In order for us to reach each student in the district, we need to have multiple pathways to mastering content and demonstrating this mastery. These multiple pathways need to include engaging and productive summer learning, as well as systems of support for the families who rely on schooldelivered assistance during the other terms. One other item… as of the day I write this article, we have a few high school students who may meet the credit requirement for graduation as a result of their work this summer. I have every reason to believe I will hear good news when the term has concluded, and have every reason to believe that Summer Term will be a staple support in this district. Dr. Renker can be reached at arenker@ sequim.k12.wa.us.
The ﬁfth annual Back to School Fair, offering giveaways, resources, services and information for families with children from birth to 18 years, is Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club (400 W Fir St). This is a one-stop event to help school families prepare for the upcoming school year! Back packs and school supplies will be available to families in need. Services include immunizations, haircuts, car seat checks, sports physical vouchers and vision checks for children. There will be free books for children, a free lunch and other giveaways. Interactive exhibits include a ﬁre truck, school bus and a police car. Interactive booths will feature information on Sequim schools, riding the school bus and school bus routes, free/reduced price school lunch program applications, local preschools and other early learning programs, immunizations, how to obtain a library card, dental hygiene for kids and more. It takes a village to raise a child, and we couldn’t offer this event without these generous sponsors: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Parenting Matters Foundation, First Federal, Castell Insurance, Molina Healthcare, Jamestown Dental Clinic, Sequim Soroptimists, Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness, Sunrise Rotary, Sequim Prairie Grange, Wal-Mart and the Sequim School District. Thanks also to our many volunteers, some of whom began preperatory work months in advance of the event. For more information about the Back to School Fair, contact Patsene Dashiell, Communications Director, at email@example.com or (360)582-3264.
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2017-18 Sequim School District
Sequim School District website www.sequim.k12.wa.us Board of Directors
• Robin Henrikson, Director District #1, Elected 2015, Term Expires 2019, firstname.lastname@example.org. wa.us • Michael Howe, Director District #2, Elected 2014,Term Expires 2017, email@example.com • Brian Kuh, Director #4, Serving At Large, Appointed March 2017, Term Expires 2017, bkuh@ sequim.k12.wa.us • Heather Short, Director #5, Serving At Large, Elected 2015, Term Expires 2019, hshort@sequim. k12.wa.us • James Stoffer, Director District #3, Elected 2015, Term Expires 2019, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month. Only one meeting is usually scheduled in July. Meetings are normally held in the Board Room, Room #4, in the Performing Arts Building (Old High School Building), beginning at 6 p.m. Community members are invited to attend Board meetings in order to be more involved in their school district. All formal action and decision making occurs at public meetings. At the beginning of each meeting, time is set aside for questions and comments from the public. The public is also welcome to speak on agenda items. Agendas are available at the Administration Office and through the Sequim School District website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us by theThursday prior to the meeting. Copies of the meeting minutes are also available for review on the District website or at the Administration Office.
For the 2017-18 school year, school begins one (1) hour later on Mondays to allow for staff training.
District Administration Office
School Year Schedule: Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Helen Haller Elementary School (Grades K - 5) and Sequim Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Helen Haller Elementary Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Preschool: 8:15-10:56 a.m. and 12:13 - 2:45 p.m. Middle School Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Sequim High School (Grades 9 – 12)
Greywolf Elementary School (Grades K – 5) Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Grades K - 5: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Olympic Peninsula Academy
Parent Partnership Program 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Mon.-Thur.)
Sequim School District No. 323 (360)582-3260 • Fax: 683-6303 Administration Office: 503 N. Sequim Ave. Superintendent Gary Neal ...................582-3260 Assistant Trayce Norman ..................582-3262 Asst. Supt. of Teaching & Learning Ann Renker............................................582-3269 Assistant TBA ...................................582-3268 Interim Exec. Director of Technology Maria Seabolt..................................... 582-3411 Exec. Director of Learning Support Services Shelley Langston Secretaries.. TBA , Renee Bowen ....582-3400 Special Education Coordinator Sandy Kurtz ........................................582-3402 Exec. Director of Finance & Operations Heidi Hietpas ......................................582-3266 Fiscal Specialist Betsy Zumkeller........582-3265 Director of Food Service Laurie Campen...................................582-3432 Director of Maintenance & Operations John McAndie.......................................582-3275 Secretary Kristi Toth......................... 582-3276 Personnel/Payroll Sonja Brown...........582-3267 Payroll Assistant Kathy Wright ............582-3247 Exec. Director of Human Resources Paul Wieneke ......................................582-3261 Human Resources Specialist Valorie Knieper ...................................582-3418 Receptionist/Facilities Coordinator Caity Karapostoles.............................582-3260 Director of Communications /Volunteer Coordinator Patsene Dashiell ...........582-3264 Director of Transportation Jeff Gossage ...................................... 582-3274 School Nurse Sonja Bittner 582-3608/477-7728
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Greywolf Elementary School
171 Carlsborg Rd., Sequim, WA 582-3300 • Fax: 582-9555 Principal ....................................... Donna Hudson Asst. Principal ................................David Updike Secretary ......................................Tricia Stratton
Helen Haller Elementary School
350 W. Fir Street, Sequim, WA 582-3200 • Fax: 681-8543 Principal ....................................Rebecca Stanton Asst. Principal ............................ Allyson Cundiff Secretary ........................................Crystal Smith
Sequim Middle School
301 W. Hendrickson Rd., Sequim, WA 582-3500 • Fax: 582-9486 Principal .....................................Vince Riccobene Assistant Principal .................... Rhonda Kromm Attendance Secretary Sauni Holt ........ 582-3503 Counselors ...........Cathy Shea, Allison Hastings (con’t on page 4)
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sequim Options School: 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
District Contact Information
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No animals will be transported in school vehicles.
Sequim High School
Notification of Drug Free Policy to Parent & Student Policy 2121/3241
601 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 582-3600 • Fax: 681-8688 Principal................................................................... Shawn Langston Assistant Principal.............................................................Mark Willis Assistant Principal..............................................................Randy Hill Athletic Director, Dave Ditlefsen......................................... 582-3602 Attendance Office Dennise Kettel....................................... 582-3608 Counselors................Steve Erickson, Erin Fox, Melee VanderVelde Counseling Office ........................................................ Fax: 582-9881
You are hereby notified that it is a violation of the policy of the Sequim School District for any student to unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use on or in the school premises, or at school sponsored or approved activities any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, any other controlled substance or alcohol. Procedure 3240P- Student Conduct Expectations and Reasonable Sanctions is distributed to each student at the beginning of each school year outlining school discipline procedures. Please review. A student who violates the terms of the school district’s drugfree policy will be disciplined in accordance with the provisions of local, state and federal law and board policy. Discipline may include expulsion and referral for prosecution, and the requirement that an appropriate rehabilitation program be completed.
Sequim Options School • 582-3433
Principal............................................................................. Randy Hill Secretary..................................................................Kayana Harrison
Olympic Peninsula Academy
221 W Fir St, Sequim, WA 98382 • 582-3403 • Fax: 582-9229 Principal.............................................................................. Randy Hill Secretary.................................................................. Terralyn Dokken
Additional Information of Special Interest : Snow and Ice/Emergency Delays or School Closures
If bad weather conditions, unusual building circumstances, or other unforeseen activities occur during the night or day, Sequim School District will list modified schedule and bus route information on the district website http://www.sequim.k12.wa.us by 6:15 a.m. Remember to hit the “Refresh” button on your computer frequently for the most up-do-date information. Information will also be posted on the district’s Facebook site. In the event of a school closure or 2-hour delayed start, the district’s automated phone system will begin calling households at 6 a.m. A message will also be sent by e-mail. For this purpose, it is important that your student’s school office has up-to-date contact information. If you are unable to access our website or local radio stations KSQM 91.5 FM and KONP 1450 AM, please telephone the District Office at (360)582-3260. You may also find information broadcasted on: AM:
KONP 1450, KOMO 1000. FM: KUOM 94.9, KPLZ 101.5, KSQM 91.5, KONP 101.7. TV: KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, Q13 FOX.
School Improvement Plans Policy 2005
Each school in the district completes an individual School Improvement Plan for the current school year. Copies may be obtained from each individual school or on our website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us.
Academic Performance Scores
Student performance scores are available upon request from all school offices or may be viewed via a link on the Sequim School District #323 website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us. At the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us, you will find a report card for each school, demographics, student academic performance, and staff characteristics.
Pet Policy 2029
Only ADA service animals are allowed on school campus. Any exceptions must be approved by the principal of the appropriate school.
Immunizations Policy 3413
Vaccines required for school attendance 2017-18 school year. Kindergarten-Grade 6: Varicella -2 doses given on or after the 1st birthday or health care provider verifies disease. DTaP/DTP/Tap/Td – 5 doses or 4 doses provided the last dose is given on or after the 4th birthday; Polio – 4 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 the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose at least one month later; HEP B - 3 doses. Grades 7-12: All requirements same as for Grade 6 EXCEPT one dose of Tdap is required for students in 6th-12th grades. Varicella is recommended, but not required. Immunizations are available at low or no cost at the Clallam County Health Department. Call 417-2274 for days and times. Each year Sequim School District is required by RCW 28A.210.080 to make information available to parents of students grades 6-12 regarding Meningococcal Disease and its vaccine, and the Human Papillomavirus Disease and its virus. Information regarding both of these diseases may be found at the district website www.sequim.k12.
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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. wa.us under Health Services and at the following websites: • Washington State Department of Health Immunization Program: www.doh.wa.gov/communityandEnvironment/schools/immunizations/ vaccinerequirement.aspx • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Meningococcal vaccine Information: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm • Disease Information: www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/az/A.html • Fact Sheets: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/index.htm http:// www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/default.htm • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center http:// www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/division/generic.jsp?id=75689 • Meningococcal Questions & Answers: www.chop.edu/vaccine/ images/vec_mening_tear.pdf • National Meningitis Association Parent & Teacher Awareness Program: http://www.nmaus.org/programs/parent-teacher-awareness/ If you do not have internet access, please contact the Clallam County Health Department at (360) 417-2274.
HIV/AIDS Education Policy 2126
The school nurse coordinates the district HIV/AIDS Education program. Washington State law mandates yearly HIV/AIDS education for grades 5-12. The law also requires the school district to provide parents an opportunity 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 class must attend the parent class and complete an excuse form.
High School Graduation Requirements Policy 2410
Sequim High School Students currently need to obtain 22 credits accumulated grades 9-12 in order to graduate. Beginning with the Class of 2019, new state minimum graduation requirements were implemented raising the requirement to 24 credits. Each student shall complete an Educational Plan for what they expect to do the year following graduation. In addition, all students are required to pass High School End of Course Exams in English/Language Arts, Math and Biology.
Compulsory Attendance Policy 3121
Parents of any child eight years of age and under eighteen years of age shall have the responsibility to educate their child (RCW 28A.205). The student may be enrolled in public, private, or approved Home School programs as provided in RCW 28A.225.010. When your child returns to school after an illness, a phone call or a note signed by a parent or guardian or must accompany him/her to excuse the child’s absence.
Emergency Contact Information
PLEASE... Notify your child’s school immediately of a change of address, telephone number, employer or emergency number. Students are not allowed to be dismissed to their homes due to illness unless the parent or another adult is present.
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 CHOICE form obtained at the district office or on the district website.
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 3240, Student Conduct Expectations and Reasonable Sanctions. All students receive a copy of this publication at the beginning of each school year.
Releasing Student Records/Information/“directory information” Policy 3231
Pursuant to Chapter 42.17 RCW, parents and other members of the public have the right to inspect and copy public records retained by the District, unless the records are exempt from public disclosure under state law.
Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy 3231
The family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s 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
Certain information is defined by the federal Family Rights and Privacy Act as “directory information.” The law states we may disclose “directory information” about your child unless you request, in writing, that such information not be released. Directory information is defined as the student’s name, photograph, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, diplomas and awards received, and the most recent previous school attended. In most cases, requests for this type of information come from the news media for pictures to accompany feature stories. We will not 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.
Medication at School Policy 3416
Please contact the school nurse regarding dispensing of medication at school. Under normal circumstances, prescribed medication should be dispensed before and/or after school hours under supervision of the parent or guardian. If a student must receive prescribed medication during school hours, the medication must be dispensed by an authorized staff member. The parent must complete a medication authorization form obtained from the school nurse. This form must be accompanied by authorization and written directions from a licensed health professional within the scope of his/her prescriptive authority. Medication must be kept in the nurse’s office in the original 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~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, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression, or disability.
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Discipline/Exceptional Misconduct Policy 3240
Public Disclosure Policy 4040
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Notification Regarding Asbestos Re-Inspection in Sequim School District
The District complies with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). Compliance results and information are on file in the Maintenance and Operations office. Feel free to contact the Maintenance and Facilities Department at 582-3275
Display and Availability of Public Information for Non-School-Sponsored Activities Policy 4060
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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
Breakfast $1.50 $1.75 $1.75
Lunch $2.50 $2.75 $2.75 $3.75
The district desires to be of assistance in making information Student Meal - 2016-2017 Reduced Priced Meals of educational or recreational nature available to students and parents. As a result, the board authorizes the staff to display and make Breakfast Lunch Grades K-3 Lunch All Others available such materials from nonprofit at a designated area in each 0.00 0.00 $.40 school. Approval is given by the building’s principal if the material is Milk 0.00 0.00 $.50 perceived as appropriate for families, and the service or event would be of interest to families. All materials shall include the following disclaimer placed on the the superintendent for investigation and action. Forms to begin the announcement in 10 pt. font: “The distribution of this material is provided as a community process may be obtained at school building offices. service and the district does not sponsor this event and assumes no responsibility for it. In consideration of the privilege to distribute mate- No Tobacco Policy 4251 rials, the entity requesting distribution agrees to indemnify and hold the Smoking or any other use of tobacco products or nicotine delivSequim School District harmless from any cause of action filed in any ery devices shall be prohibited on school district property. This shall court of administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these include all district buildings, grounds, and district-owned vehicles. materials including costs, attorneys’ fees and judgments or awards. ” The distribution of materials is provided as a community service. Budget Policy 6000 Please note that the Sequim School District does not sponsor, endorse Each year in August, the Sequim School District Board of Directors or guarantee the organization or activity in the materials distributed. adopts a budget detailing how the district will spend its monies for Parents and guardians must review the information and decide if it is the next fiscal year. Before the budget is adopted, a public hearing is appropriate for their family. held. Visit the District website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us for a current copy of the budget.
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.
Pesticide Policy 6895
Complaints and Grievances Concerning Staff and Programs Policy 4220
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 schedules and bus stops may be adjusted slightly as bus routes are fine-tuned with respect to times and students rider numbers.
The board desires that the district be informed of the criticisms and complaints that parents, guardians, or community members may have 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 by the board or a board member are referred to
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 are returned to the driver. Children Walking to School - Parents plan 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 in good directions.
The district complies with the requirements of law regarding pesticide notification, posting and record keeping. Parents, please notify the District in writing if you would like to be notified of any District pesticide use at your child’s school building.
Sequim School District reserves the right to change bus routes and times as needed. Students in grades K-12 ride on buses together. First day of school: TheTransportation Department strongly encourages all students who intend to ride the bus do so on the morning of the first day of school (August 30th, 2017).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 bus stop 5-7 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 handicapping 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 Riders: Bus drivers will not drop Kindergarten 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 transportation center. 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 A.M. and the P.M. 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
Sequim Middle School Supply List Grades 6, 7, and 8 2” to 2.5” 3-Ring Binder 1” Clearview Binder 1-1/2” Clearview Binder (5) Plastic/poly folders with pockets on inside, 3-hole punched (5) Plastic/poly dividers with writable tabs and pocket (one or both sides) (12) Tabbed dividers (regular paper dividers) Pencil Pouch – hole punched to fit in binder
Loose leaf notebook paper (6) Pencils Handheld pencil sharpener Red pen, Blue or black pen Green, yellow, and pink highlighters (2) Spiral notebooks (100 pages each) (wide ruled for 6th grade) Additional to above items: 6th grade only (for math binder) Fine point Dry Erase marker, dark color
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2017-18 Sequim School District Bus Routes Brown Rabbit: East Sequim Bay, West Sequim Bay, Washington Harbor, Port Williams East Sequim Bay Rd. & Heron Hill 7:07 AM; East Sequim Bay Rd. & Panorama 7:09; East Sequim Bay Rd. & Ashton 7:12; West Sequim Bay & Mariners View 7:23; West Sequim Bay & Bay Ridge Pl. 7:26; West Sequim Bay & Independence 7:27; Elk Loop 7:30; Washington Harbor & Schmuck Rd. 7:32; Pt. Williams & Holland 7:33; 983 Sequim Ave. 7:38
Motor Goat: Hooker Rd., Olson Rd., Fish Hatchery, Lost Mtn., Taylor Cut-Off Mariposa & Hooker 6:52 AM; Toad Rd. 6:56; Olson Rd. & Lost Mtn. 6:59; Lostwood Ln. 7:09; End of Lost Mtn. Rd. 7:12; Lost Mtn. Rd. & Taylor Cut-off 7:21; 1263 Fish Hatchery 7:24; Wildwood & Taylor Cutoff 7:32; Stellar Ridge 7:33; Charles Roberts 7:34; Alaska Way 7:35
Mr. Magoo: Seabreeze Apts., Prairie St., Sunnyside, E. WashingBullwinkle: Boyce & Spencer, W. Runnion, Spath Rd., Old Olym- ton Street, Elk Creek Apts. pic, Kendall Sea Breeze Apts. 7:18 AM; Summer Breeze & Prairie 7:21; 300 Sequim School District reserves the right to change bus routes Boyce & Spencer 7:15 AM; Spencer & Joslin 7:18; Joslin & W. S. Sunnyside 7:25; W. Sequim Bay & Rhodefer 7:27; Elk Creek Apts. and times as needed. Students in grades K-12 ride on buses together. Runnion 7:19; Spath & McCawley 7:23; Spath & Camelot 7:25; Old 7:30; Pinehurst Loop 7:35; Simdars & Brownfield 7:40 Please call the Transportation Office to check your student’s bus route Olympic Hwy & Born 7:31; Kendall & Stone 7:37; Hendrickson & and pick-up times, as the information listed below is subject to change. Oak 7:40 Pink Panther: Old Olympic Hwy, Gehrke Rd., Finn Hall, Gunn All times are approximate. Rd, N. Barr Rd. *Due to closure of the McDonald Creek Bridge, Bullwinkle, HuckleCoyote: Kitchen Dick Rd., Mains Farm, Anderson, Mtn. View, Agnew Grocery 7:08 AM; Leprechaun Ln. 7:12; Wild Current & berry Hound, Pink Panther and Coyote routes have been changed, and Lotzgesell, N. Side Cays Rd. Gherke 7:13; Finn Hall & Matson 7:17; Vogt & Finn Hall; 7:20; Agnew some stops have been eliminated. Kitchen Dick & Martha Lane 7:03 AM; Kitchen Dick & Woodcock Soccer Fields 7:25; Leisure Lane 7:26; Loafer Lane 7:30 First day of school: TheTransportation Department strongly encourages all students who intend to ride the bus do so on the morning of the 7:05; Buckhorn 7:07; Voice of America 7:09; Holgerson 7:12; Cays Pluto: Hwy 101, Gardiner Beach, Old Blyn Hwy, Hammond & first day of school (August 30, 2017). This will enable parents, students Rd. & Amber Ln. 7:12; W. Nelson & Olympic View 7:15; W. Nelson and bus drivers to become familiar with the bus stop routine. Students & Cline 7:16; Cline & W. Anderson 7:17; W. Anderson & Cays 7:20; Still, Brown & Alder Hwy 101 & Louella 6:57 AM; Guiles Rd. 7:07; Gardiner Beach who plan to ride the bus need to be at their stop five minutes ahead of Clark & E. Anderson 7:25; Marine Drive & Mtn. View 7:26; Lotzgesell Rd. & Hawks Prairie 7:11; Gardiner Beach Rd. & Old Gardiner Rd. pick-up time. Times and pick-up points listed below are approximations & 3 Firs Ln. 7:27; 36 Lamar 7:31; Hogback & Cays 7:34 7:15; Hwy 101 & Knapp Rd. 7:21; Old Blyn Hwy & Thompson Rd. until exact enrollment and passenger loads are fixed. Please remember, if a bus passes waiting students, it may not be their bus. Eagle: Haller, Brown Rd., Woodcock (east of Sequim Dungeness 7:25; Tribal Center 7:28; School House Point 7:33; Hammond & Still For the first day, new students will be picked up at all stops along Way), Serpentine, Towne, Fasola, Old Olympic Highway 7:37; Brown & Alder 7:42 routes, except for Hwy 101 East and West routes. The following are 412 Haller 7:06 AM: Woodcock & Blakely 7:13; Serpentine & routes, not necessarily bus stops. Students will be advised after two or Loop Rd. 7:15; Serpentine & Jamestown 7:18; Jamestown & Seashore Roadrunner: Evans Rd., Woodcock, Towne Rd. (north of Woodthree days where the permanent bus stop will be. Every effort will be Rd. 7:22; Sequim View Cemetery 7:26; Crownview 7:29; 643 Fasola cock), Three Crabs, Sequim Dungeness Way, Deytona: 805 N. 5th made to space stops approximately one-half mile apart, thus requiring 7:35; 30 Fasola 7:39; Robbins Rd. 7:42 Ave. 7:04 AM; Evans & Covington 7:05; Woodcock & Kirner 7:12; a quarter-mile walk along routes. Exceptions will be made only on a Towne Rd. & Madrona 7:14, 4701 Sequim Dungeness Way, 7:19; case-by- case basis due to special circumstances such as student safety Elk: Smithfield, East side of Carlsborg Rd., Macleay & Wheeler Pettette Rd. 7:23; Eberle 7:30; Brigadoon 7:31; Woodland Heights or handicapping conditions. Safety reminder for Hwy 101 West & East students: All students Rd., Dungeness Estates, Vista View, Koeppe, Woodcock, Fasola Rd. 7:34; Deytona 7:37 Smithfield & Bennet Pl. 7:18 AM; Carlsborg & Jennifer Ct. 7:20; living on Hwy 101 West or East must catch the bus at their designated Bus Routes Thumper: Palo Alto, East Bibity Bobity 7:23; Carlsborg Rd. & Old Olympic 7:25; Macleay 7:27; stop. Do not cross the highway to catch the bus at a later time. STADIUM BUS ORDER Reminder for AM Greywolf Elementary students: Greywolf Elemen- Wheeler & Penny Ln. 7:29; Woodcock & Ridgeview 7:32; Vista View Happy Valley to Third Ave. & Prairie 1. Mr. Magoo Lone Tree & Palo Alto 7:20 AM; tary students are transferred to a shuttle bus in the Fir Street stadium 7:36; Woodcock & Territory 7:39 2. Coyote Cascade View 7:23; Marshall 7:28; parking lot. 3. Bambi Huckleberry Hound: Hwy 101, Dryke Rd., Solmar, Pinnell, 224 Happy Valley 7:30; Lakeview & Kindergarten Bus Drop-off Requirements: Bus drivers will not drop 4. Pink Panther Kindergarten students at stops unless a parent or other designated Vautier, West side of Carlsborg Happy Valley 7:36; Doe Run 7:38; 5. Motor Goat adult is there to meet the child. If there is no adult at the stop, the Indirect Turn around just before Dryke 7:10 AM; Dryke & Wo- Happy Valley & Tozzer 7:41; 3rd Ave 6. Jiminy Cricket child will be brought back to the Transportation Center. Please contact odridge 7:12; Dryke & S. Solmar 7:15; Madera & Madera Pl. 7:17; & Stephens 7:43, 2nd & Prairie 7:47 7. Turtle Transportation with any questions regarding this. El Camino & Sierra 7:21; N. Solmar & McDonald 7:23; Pinnell & 8. Huckleberry Hound Parents, for younger elementary students on regular bus runs, Vautier 7:25; 6151 Old Olympic Hwy 7:31; Carlsborg & Savannah Turtle: Shore Rd., Heuhslein, 9. Lion please have someone at the stop to meet the students, particularly on Rd. 7:35; Carlsborg & Bolster 7:37 Lewis, O’Brien, Hwy 101, Sher10. Bear Hwy 101 East and West. burne, Atterberry, Cassidy 11. Elk Students will ride the same route bus in the AM and the PM unless Shore & Winter Rd. 6:59 AM; Jiminy Cricket: Gilbert, Gupster & Mill Rd., E. Runnion, Heath, 12. Bullwinkle otherwise noted. Students who wish to get off at a stop other than their Spring & Heuhslein 7:03; Breeze13. Woodstock own, or who wish to ride a bus other than their own, must have an Grandview, Old Olympic Hwy, Elizabeth, Cottonwood, and House Idlewood & Gupster 7:13 AM; My Way & Gupster 7:15; 41 Mill way 7:06; Lewis & Country View 14. Road Runner official bus pass issued by the school office. Hand-written notes from 15. Thumper 7:16; Mary Jo & Runnion 7:16; Runnion & Heath 7:17; Heath & Fergy 7:08; Conestoga RV 7:11; Hwy 101 parents will not be accepted. 16. Brown Rabbit If you have questions, please contact Jeff Gossage, Director of 7:18; Windmill 7:21; Donaper 7:22; Marchbanks & Old Olympic & O’Brien Rd. 7:14; Atterberry & 17. Minnie Mouse Hwy 7:26; S. end McComb Rd. 7:30; House Rd. 7:35; Cottonwood Sherburne 7:20; Autumn & Eldridge Transportation, at (360)582-3274. 18. Pluto 7:25; Atterberry & Tripp 7:31; 7:36; Elizabeth 7:39 19. Eagle Lion: W. Washington St., E. Silberhorn, 7th Ave., Prairie, Hon- Atterberry & Rilla 7:36; 2425 AtBus Routes in Alphabetical Order: eycomb, Priest, Hendrickson terberry 7:38 GREYWOLF BUS ORDER 5th & Hemlock 7:11 AM; Honeycomb & Deseret 7:15; Spruce & Bambi: Hwy 101 W. of Carlsborg, Blue Mtn., S. Barr Rd., Pierson 1. Coyote Woodstock: Sunland, Emerald Priest Rd. 7:16; Hendrickson & Applegate 7:22; Silberhorn & Silber Rd., Kirk Rd., Parrish Rd. 2. Bambi 261865 Hwy 101(U-Haul) 6:55 AM; Blue Mtn. & Rebel 7:03; Blue 7:27; Valley View 7:30; Petal Ln. 7:32; McCurdy & Seventh 7:33; Heights, 3rd Ave., Reservoir, Happy 3. Pink Panther Valley Rd. West Mtn. & Connor 7:06; Blue Mtn. & Gellor 7:08; Gellor & McCrorie Seventh & Maple 7:34 4. Motor Goat Taylor & Sunland 7:00 AM; Gre7:13; Blue Mtn. & Emery 7:20; Hwy 101 & Fern 7:26; 234 S. Barr 5. Jiminy Cricket enway 7:03; San Juan & Hurricane Minnie Mouse: Diamond Pt. & Chicken Coop Rd. Rd. 7:29; Hwy 101 & Cliff Robinson 7:31; Hwy 101 & Pierson 7:33; 6. Turtle Farnsworth 6:56 AM; Rhododendron & Diamond Pt. 6:59; Lupine 7:09; Holland & Taylor 7:11; MedKirk Rd. & Parrish 7:36 7. Huckleberry Hound & Aster 7:08; Industrial Parkway & Diamond Pt. Rd. 7:10; Salal & sker & Harriett 7:14; Emerald High8. Lion 9 Bear Bear: Happy Valley Rd., W. Silberhorn, Riverside, Secor, River Rd. Flemming 7:12; Sunshine & Madrona 7:15; Fleming 7:19; Critter lands 7:24; Doe Run & Fox Hollow 10. Elk River Rd. & Michelle 7:12 AM; Alice Park 7:15; Turnstone 7:18; Country 7:22; Craig & Chicken Coop 7:32; Chicken Coop Hollow 7:25; Alpine Loop 7:27; 3rd Ave. & Eunice 7:30; Barbara & Annabelle 11. Bullwinkle Rondale 7:20; Cul de Sac 7:20; W. Silberhorn & Riverside 7:22; Kane 7:33; Chicken Coop & Howard Heights 7:38 12. Mr. Magoo 7:36; 7th Ave. & Reservoir 7:40 Lane 7:25; Wallace & Secor 7:27; Avellana 7:28; Narrow Way 7:32
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Helen Haller Elementary Supply List KINDERGARTEN • Backpack – no wheels • 2 pkgs. Crayola crayons, 24 or less no other brand, please and no jumbo • 5 glue sticks • 1 container of Clorox/Handi wipes or 1 box of tissue
• 1 spiral-bound notebook (Miller only) • Backpack – small with 1 compartment – No oversize backpacks! • 2 glue sticks • Crayola crayons – box of 16 • 1 Pink pearl eraser • 1 dozen Ticonderoga #2 pencils. Please no other brands. • 1 box of tissue (Hoesel & Marcy only) SECOND GRADE • 2 pink pearl erasers • 4 glue sticks • 1 pair of scissors • 1 box of Crayons (24 count) – not more than 24 please • 1 wide ruled black/white composition book • 1 box tissues THIRD GRADE • 3 pkgs notebook paper 100/wide ruled • 1 box Kleenex • Markers – box of 8 • 1 composition notebook • 3 boxes Ticoneroga pencils Additional items for Ellefson & Luengen: • Crayons – box of 24 • Watercolors – eight colors
Additional items for Smith: • Ruler with inches and centimeters • Non-scented, large hand sanitizer • 1 pkg. Dry erase markers • Disinfecting wipes Additional item for Oden & Ellefson: • Crayons – box of 24 Additional item for Riggs: • Red, 70 page spiral notebook, wide ruled FOURTH GRADE Items for Caron, Caron & Klinger: • Pencil box • 1 pair of scissors • 1 yellow highlighter • 2” three ring binder • 2 composition notebooks Please NO sharpies, crayons or color pencils this year. Items for Hill: • Pencil box or pencil bag (that will fit in a 3 ring binder) • 1 pair scissors • Hand-held pencil sharpener with lid • 1 yellow highlighter • 1 pkg of notebook filler paper • 2 composition notebooks Please NO sharpies, crayons or color pencils this year. FIFTH GRADE • 1 spiral notebook • 1 composition notebook • 1 highlighter • Pencils • Eraser • Ruled notebook paper (200 sheets or more) wide ruled or college ruled
2017-18 Sequim School District
We appreciate our volunteers! The District recognizes the valuable contribution made to the total school program through the volunteer assistance of parents and community members. Last year, we had over 900 approved volunteers in our schools. Our volunteer application process is done entirely online for maximum efficiency. To volunteer in the Sequim School District, or to renew from last year, you must first complete the online application for a background check. This process must be repeated each school year. The 2017-18 Volunteer Registration online application is accessed through the district website. Go to www.sequim. k12.wa.us and click on the link below the red circle that says “Volunteer”. Now is an excellent time to begin the application process so you are ready to volunteer in the schools or chaperone a field trip. Some major field trips
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you wish to begin volunteering. After you have completed the online application and submitted your driver’s license, you will receive notification by e-mail when clearance is completed. Visit the computer kiosk at the district office during office hours or, for your convenience, complete the application process from your home computer. Questions about volunteering or about the online volunteer screening process? Call Patsene Dashiell at (360)5823264. Thank you again for volunteering!
Sequim High School 2017- 2018 Fees Annual ................................ $60.00 ASB Card .............................$50.00 P.E. Uniform Set (T-shirt & Shorts) .............$17.50 P.E. T-shirt ...........................$11.50 P.E. Shorts .............................$6.00 P.E. Sweats Set (Hoodie & Pants) ..............$33.00 Sweats Hoodie .....................$18.00 Sweats Pants .......................$15.00
Parking Permits (when available) ..................$5.00 Band Cleaning Fee ...............$25.00 Freshman Band Shirts .........$45.00 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)
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and events occur just after the beginning of the school year, so we need approved volunteers to be ready! We typically process a high number of applicants each September, and processing can take up to two weeks, so please consider getting your application ready now. The online application process requires an e-mail address and provides step-bystep assistance. You will need to scan and submit a copy of your current Washington State driver’s license or state ID card. Allow for at least two weeks processing time before the date
GRADES 1-3 Backpack Water bottle with child’s name 1 box Kleenex 1 container antibacterial wipes 2 wide ruled spiral-bound notebooks (1 each sem.) 2 pink erasers 2 glue sticks 1 box 24 crayons and/or 1 box colored pencils 1 wide ruled black/white composition book 1 doz #2 pencils 2 folders (2 pocket) 1 bottle white glue (4 oz.) Please bring a non perishable snack item to share with 16 of your child’s fellow students. GRADES 4-5 Backpack Water bottle with child’s name 1 box Kleenex 1 container antibacterial wipes 2 spiral-bound notebooks (1 each sem.) 2 pink erasers 2 glue sticks 1 box 24 crayons and/or
1 box colored pencils 1 black/white composition book 1 doz #2 pencils 2 folders (2 pocket) 1 bottle white glue (4 oz.) 1 highlighter Please bring a non perishable snack item to share with 16 of your child’s fellow students. GRADES 6, 7, 8 Backpack Water bottle with child’s name 1 box Kleenex 1 container antibacterial wipes 2 spiral-bound notebooks (1 ea. sem.) 2 pink erasers 2 glue sticks 1 box colored pencils 1 black/white composition book 1 doz #2 pencils or mechanical pencils and lead filler 1 folder (2 pocket) 1 bottle white glue (4 oz.) 1 highlighter, optional black sharpie 2 1” clear view binders for Lang. Arts and Science 2 sets of 5-tab dividers Ruler, compass, protractor, calculator Flash drive
Greywolf Elementary Supply List KINDERGARTEN Teachers: Mishko, Cardarelle, Drescher, New Standard-sized backpack (no wheels), Crayola Classic Markers 10-pack, box of 24 crayons, BABY wipes for hands, tssues, 2 pkgs. disinfecting wipes FIRST GRADE Teachers: Koenig, Green, Brasher, Ogilvie Backpack, glue sticks, 24 crayons, 1 pkg. eraser pencil caps, 2 boxes TICONDEROGA brand pencils, 2 pkgs. disinfecting wipes, 2 box tissues SECOND GRADE Teachers: Stevens, Rich, Knudson Backpack, 1- 24 box crayons, 2 pink pearl erasers, 24 Colored Pencils, 1 pkg of 12 Ticonderoga pencils, 1 box tissue, 2 pkgs. disinfecting wipes. THIRD GRADE Teachers: Burke, S. Green, J. Newton, New Backpack, 2 pkg. of Ticonderoga pencils, 1 spiral notebook, 1 1-1/2” binder with dividers, 3-hole pencil pouch for binder, 2 yellow highlighters, 2 black flair pens (or fine tip sharpie) 2 standard sharpies, disinfecting wipes, tissues FOURTH GRADE Teachers: Little, Stewart, Merring, Withrow ALL 4TH GRADE: Backpack, pencil pouch, 1 pkg Ticonderoga pencils, 3-prong folder, 1 folder design of student’s choice, 1pkg skinny dry erase markers, disinfecting wipes, 1 box tissues Additional for Withrow /Little One 3” 3-ring binder with dividers, 2 highlighters, 2 Black Flair pens or fine sharpie, 2 red pens, plastic ruler with hole punches for 3-ring binder Additional for Stewart/Merring 1 composition notebook, no binders please FIFTH GRADE Teachers: Iversen, Maynock, Lopez, Reno Back pack, skinny dry erase markers, hand-held pencil sharpener, pencil pouch, protractor, ruler, 1” binder, 2 pkgs. Notebook paper, 1– pkg. High Quality pencil such as PalominoBlackwing, or a General’s Semihex., disinfecting wipes, tissues
HHE and GWE OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, August 29 4:00-6:00 pm
*Meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies*
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wednesday, August 30 (Grades 1-12) Kindergarten and OPA start Tuesday, September 5
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Inspiring Technology! By Maria Seabolt, Interim Executive Director of Technology That’s what the Technology Department at Sequim School District has been busy accomplishing this year. From supporting students and staff, to helping with assessment, and setting up new learning spaces this summer for the coming year; the Technology Department is an integral part of the learning team at Sequim School District. One example of how the Technology Department strives to inspire all staff and students is by equipping them with fresh computers on the first day of school, that have been loaded with newest software offerings, including Microsoft Windows 10 for Education, Office 2016, and Office 365. Many other core infrastructure upgrades have occurred over the summer months, including fiber optic cabling upgrades for OPA and Greywolf, additional network capacity in the new CLT building at Greywolf, and LED projectors in classrooms, to name a few. One item on the near horizon is Sequim School District’s new webpage. This transition has begun already, and will be completed sometime in early winter. The new web portal will not only provide additional information to the community; there will also be a Mobile App available for your smartphone or tablet device. Don’t forget to stay connected through Facebook and Twitter. “Like” the District’s Facebook page to receive updates on your Facebook page. Inspiring technology takes many forms within the Sequim School District. The goal of this department is to continue to provide excellent support to the students, staff and the community.
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2017 Fall Events August 15 SHS fall sports paperwork due, SHS New Student Orientation @ 9 a.m. August 16 HHE office reopens @ 8 a.m., SHS football practice first day August 17 SHS Wolf Pack Days seniors & juniors @ 8 – 11 a.m., sophomores @ 12 noon – 3 p.m. August 18 SHS Wolf Pack Days freshmen A – K @ 8 – 11 a.m., freshmen L – Z @ 12 noon – 3 p.m. August 21 SMS office reopens @ 8 a.m., SHS fall sports first day, SHS band practice @ 9 a.m. – 12 noon (freshmen arrive at 8:30 a.m.), School board meeting @ 6 p.m. in board room August 22 GWE office reopens @ 8 a.m., SHS band practice @ 9 a.m. – 12 noon, SMS Timberwolf Days A – K @ 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. August 23 OPA office reopens, SMS Timberwolf Days L – Z @ 2:30 – 6:30 p.m., SMS New Families Orientation in gym @ 6 p.m. August 24 Staff TRI Day, District office only open 1 – 4 p.m. due to all staff training August 25 Staff B TRI Day August 26 Back to School Fair @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Sequim Boys & Girls Club August 29 Staff B TRI Day, SHS Link Crew/Freshmen Orientation @ 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., HHE & GWE Open House @ 4 – 6 p.m. August 30 First Day of School (except for Kindergarten and OPA), SMS Sixth Grade WEB during school morning, GWE & HHE Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Conferences through September 1 August 31 OPA Otter Day/Pictures September 1 SMS Welcome Back assembly, SHS Varsity Football Home Game @ 7 p.m., Pep Dance for SHS students only September 4 Labor Day Holiday, No School, District Office closed September 5 GWE & HHE First Day of Kindergarten, School Board meeting @ 6 p.m. in board room September 12 SHS Band Mandatory Parent meeting @ 7 p.m. September 13 SHS Picture Makeup, auditions for SHS All School Play @ 3 p.m. in auditorium September 14 Auditions for SHS All School Play @ 3 p.m. in auditorium September 16 SHS Band to Husky Band Day September 18 SMS Picture Day, SHS Senior Parent Night @ 6:30 p.m., School Board mtg. in Board room @ 6 p.m. September 21 HHE Picture Day, SMS Back to School Night @ 6:30 p.m. September 23 GWE & HHE River Festival Education Day September 24 River Festival September 25 SHS Open House @ 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
September 26 SHS College & Career Fair September 27 SMS Honor Roll Breakfast A – K in café @ 8:30 a.m. September 28 SMS Honor Roll Breakfast L – Z in café @ 8:30 a.m. September 29 Dungeness River Festival October 2 School board mtg. in Board room @ 6 p.m. in the board room October 3 HIV Parent Night Grades 5 – 12 in HHE library @ 5 – 7 p.m. October 4 SHS FAFSA Night @ 6:30 p.m. October 10 HIV Parent Night Grades 5 – 12 in GWE library @ 5 – 7 p.m. October 11 SHS Blood Drive October 13 SHS Picture Retakes, SHS Homecoming Football game @ 7 p.m. October 14 PSAT test @ 8 a.m., SHS Homecoming Dance @ 8 – 11 p.m. in café October 16 Vision/Hearing screening begins, School Board mtg. @ 6 p.m. in the board room October 20 OPA Autumn Festival, SMS Harvest Festival @ 3 – 5 p.m. October 23 SHS Scholarship Notebooks Workshop October 26 SHS Choir Concert @ 7 p.m. in auditorium October 27 SMS Picture Retakes, National College Fair Trip October 28 Haunted Hallways in SHS “H” Bldg. @ 1 – 4 p.m. October 30 No School for Students, Bldg. TRI for Staff, HHE Book Fair through November 3 October 31 No School/Parent conferences GWE & HHE only November 1 GWE & HHE early release/parent conferences November 2 GWE & HHE early release/parent conferences, OPA picture retakes, SMS Fine Arts Night @ 6:30 p.m. November 3 HHE picture retakes, SHS All School Play performance November 4 SHS All School Play performance November 5 Daylight Savings Time (turn clocks back one hour) November 6 School Board meeting @ 6 p.m. in board room November 9 SMS Veterans Day assembly @ 8:30 a.m. November 10 No School, District Office closed for Veterans Day, SHS All School Play performance November 11 SHS All School Play performance November 13 SMS Book Fair through November 17, SHS Winter sports begin November 14 & 15 SMS Musical auditions @ 3 p.m. November 16 SMS & SHS early release, SMS parent conferences @ 4 – 7 p.m. November 17 SMS & SHS early release, SMS parent conferences @ 12 – 3:15 p.m. November 20 School board meeting @ 6 p.m. in board room November 22 All schools early release, HHE PTO Turkey Trot November 23 Thanksgiving/No school/District Office closed November 24 No School/District office closed
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Help kids get to school and home safely
An adult’s flash of impatience behind the wheel or a child’s panicked sprint to catch up with a departing school bus can turn a single moment into a terrible nightmare. This fall, as the children get back to school it’s important that drivers and children remember that getting to school and home safely is everybody’s business.
If your children take the bus, make sure they know these five simple rules: arrive at your school bus stop five minutes before its scheduled stop; wait for the bus a safe distance away from the side of the street; stay back from the bus until it comes to a complete stop; if it’s dark, wear retro-reflective material and stay visible to drivers; and if you miss your bus or if it never arrives, go straight back home. For those who walk or ride a bicycle to school, help them choose the safest and most direct route. If there are no sidewalks, Drive slowly in school zones; kids can dart out into the street faster than you can blink an eye.
make sure they know to walk facing traffic or ride their bicycle with the traffic. Teach them to cross streets only at crosswalks and to always check for cars to the left first, then right, then left again. In the car, respect school bus traffic laws, which means coming to a full stop, from both directions, until the bus’s red lights stop flashing. If you’re preparing to make a right turn, be aware of bicyclists approaching from behind you on that side. Keep an eye out for children crossing the street, especially during hours when the school day starts and ends. Slow down in school zones, and be watchful for children running to catch the school bus.
THIS SAFETY INFORMATION IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY-MINDED BUSINESSES. Air Flo Heating and Cooling Angeles Concrete Products Bauer Interior Designs Bridge Builders Inc. Castell Insurance Clark Land Office Clark’s Chambers Bed & Breakfast Davis Sand & Gravel Dockside Grill Full Moon Candle Co. John Raske Insurance Karen’s Quilt Shop Ked-Ter Construction Les Schwab Tires of Sequim Mathews Glass Co., Inc. McMenamin & McMenamin
Olympic Game Farm Pacific Northwest Veterinary Hospital Peninsula Mortgage Plaza Jewelers Rainbow Sweepers, Inc. Sequim Tax Service, Inc. Sunny Farms
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