Dear Families,

Summer is a busy time of the year for us. We are working hard to get several projects done so we are ready for the new school year. Scheduled projects for this summer include painting of several classrooms and cafeteria, installation of the new kitchen oven and stove, installation of the new playground, and several small improvements to the school.

The playground equipment has arrived and is currently being installed. The equipment will be ready for use in early August. The wood chips will be delivered at that time and then the installation of the playground will be completed. The estimated completion date of the playground is Aug 17. Please help us ensure the safety of all children and do not allow them on the playground equipment or in the playground area until those are ready for use.

We will start back to school, August 23, 2021. I will keep everyone updated on the Department of Health’s school guidance as we get closer to our first day of school.

Summer school credit recovery will be July 19th through August 5th. Summer school will be held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. You have been notified by mail if your child needs to attend. Please call the school at 360-276-4780 if you have any questions. Our summer school credit recovery teacher will also be making phone calls this week to students that are eligible for summer school.

New staff and/or positions for the upcoming school year:

Rick Winters – Asst. Principal
Jennifer Dunham – 3rd grade teacher
Donna Benjamin – K-6 Reading Specialist
Nikkol Daniels – High School ELA
Gil Grams – High School Science
Hannah Ridley – K-6 PE/Art teacher
Tom Marshall – High School Credit Recovery teacher
Debra Hughes – Academic Counselor
Kate Diamond – Mental Health Counselor
Jeannie Underwood – Human Resource Coordinator

Reminder of Upcoming events:

July 19–Aug 5: Summer school/credit recovery
Aug 9–20: Open enrollment/application for ALE program
Aug 17: Playground reopened (anticipated date: dependent on installation completion)
Aug 17 & 19: Sports physical here at the school (more details to follow)
Aug 19: Student Orientation Day, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (more details to follow)
Aug 23: First day of school, half day


Patti Larriva, Superintendent/Principal