The Skykomish School will be sponsoring its 4th annual “Thank You” Thanksgiving Dinner
Saturday, November 21st
We hope to see everyone here!
Every year, parents receive their child’s score report at home. Now what? We’ve got two great resources to help families understand better what it all means, especially with the new Smarter Balanced assessments.
First, download our infographic and watch the accompanying video on charting a student’s path from middle to high school. Second, see the new Washington Test Guide, brought to you by our partners, GreatKids. It’s available in English and Spanish and provides you information on how to help your child in school and what questions to ask his or her teacher.
The after school program started Tuesday, September 15th. The program is available to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade and will be Tuesday through Thursday from 2:45 to 4:00. Transportation will be provided. If you want your child to participate, please contact the school to get a permission slip form, fill it out and return it to your child’s teacher.
Part-time and substitute school bus driver position open.
For details, go to Departments – Employment
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.