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    September 7
  2. School Picture Day

    September 16
  3. Open House

    September 17
  4. School Board Meeting

    September 30

News

Superintendent Letter/Supply List

Dear Skykomish Parents / Guardians,

It is hard to believe that the summer break has come and gone so quickly.  There has been much activity at the school this summer with stage one of the clean-up project and the installation of the new heating system.  On an average day this summer there were 15 – 25 workers on site.  We are looking forward to having a new heating system that will be dependable and more efficient.  The new system is fueled by propane which will burn cleaner than the fuel oil that we used in the past.  When you visit the school you will see a few holes in the carpet where the old radiators were removed.  Our plan is to install new carpet in the halls this fall so please excuse the old carpet until we are able to make the change.

Our playground has a new look this fall as we now have a brand new set of playground equipment (including a large swing set) for the students to use.  Several students from the school helped to select the new play equipment and I think that all of the students will really enjoy the new equipment.

We will have two new staff members joining us this year.  Ms. Amanda Alexander will be our new middle school teacher.  Ms. Alexander comes from the Spokane area.  She is really looking forward to getting to know her new students.  Ms. Terra Griffin will be our new cafeteria manager.  Ms. Griffin has a strong background in food preparation and has owned a restaurant and catering business which she just sold.  We look forward to having both of these two ladies on our staff.

Ms. Leppanen has recently taken a new position with another school district.  Although this position has been posted for several weeks, it is unlikely that the position will be filled before school starts.  Ms. Delana Slone will be temporarily filling this position until a new teacher is hired.  Ms. Slone is very familiar with the students that she will be working with and we are very happy to have her in this role.

Students will be sad to learn that bus driver Lou Denonno retired in July.   Ms. Becky Daly will take over driving the morning run from Index and Baring.  We wish Lou the very best in his retirement.

The first day of school is Wednesday September 2nd.  Breakfast will be served at 7:30 and classes start at 8:00 am.  School dismisses at the regular time of 2:45 pm.  Attached is a list of school supplies that students should have with them on the first day of school.

A reminder that beginning the first week of school Early Release Days will be changed from Wednesdays to Fridays.  Students will be dismissed on Fridays at 1:30 pm.  Early release time is used by teachers for planning and collaboration.

Please mark your calendar for this year’s Open House on Thursday September 17th.  The School Board will providing dinner for everyone in attendance.  Hope to see you there.

Members of the School Board and school staff are focused on our mission of preparing students for success in our community and the world.  Teachers continue to be intent on raising the level of student achievement.  As we endeavor to raise expectations to meet the challenges of this mission I invite you to share with me your concerns and suggestions that you think might help improve our educational program.  Please feel free to call me at 360 677-2623 x 101.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Martin Schmidt

School Supplies 2015/2016

 

K/1st Grade

crayons, 24 box

scissors

4oz white school glue

8 by 5 pencil box

large pink eraser

3 pocket folders

large kleenex box

pencils

large pencils for kindergartener

 

2/3rd Grade:

crayons, 24 box

scissors

4oz white school glue

8 by 5 pencil box

large pink eraser

3 pocket folders

large kleenex box

pencils

 

4/5th grade:

3 packs of college ruled paper

4 large glue sticks

4 small glue sticks

2 small whiteboards

4 pack scotch tape (to use in a dispenser)

 

Grades 6-8

1 package of college-ruled notebook paper

1 box of 12 colored pencils

4 two-pocket folders

1 box of tissues

1 package of 12, no. 2, pencils

1 glue stick

Highlighters (4 colors)

 

 

 

9th – 12th Grade

150 sheet pack college rule filler paper

Large spiral notebook 70+ pages (3 to 5 subj​ect is best)

24 pencils

Erasers – pencil top and regular

Small calculator (scientific preferred – inexpensive for home use)

Ruler

Protractor

3-ring binder with dividers to use for all classes

Highlighters (4 colors)

 

 

 

 

School Cleanup

Recently the District signed an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) to give BN access to our school during summer months so that they can implement that last phase of the underground cleanup process.  The cleanup will utilize a process called “hot water flushing” in which hot water will be pumped into the ground under the school and then pumped out along with the existing pollutants.  This process will run during the summer months (beginning in 2016) while students are out of the building.  During the summer of 2015 construction crews will be setting up and preparing the building for the cleanup process.  The cleanup process is expected to last for 3-5 years and will not run during the time that school is in session.  The negotiations, between the School District and BN, which have led to this agreement have been ongoing for many years.  The fact that we have finally come to this agreement comes in large part because of the hard work and dedication of both current and past board members.  The School Board Directors and school staff are happy to be moving from the planning and negotiation phase to the actual construction and cleanup phase of this important project.  The cleanup project is being conducted in part under the jurisdiction of the Dept. of Ecology.  If you have questions about the cleanup you may contact Superintendent Martin Schmidt or Board President John Robinson.