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  • Washtucna Graduation 2019-2020
    Aug 1, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Washtucna Family Survey: Reopening Schools
    This survey will assist us in further planning for the return to school this fall. It is critical we prepare a series of reopening plan options and contingencies. We expect plans to evolve and adapt over time as further guidance becomes available.

    Your responses and feedback are extremely important and will help guide our planning to safely reopen schools.
    This survey will be open from July 23rd – August 3rd.
     
     
     
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    NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING 
    The Washtucna School District No. 109, Adams County, WA, has prepared the budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.  A copy of the budget will be furnished to any person during business office hours of 8am-4pm.  The Washtucna School District Board of Directors will meet in a public meeting on 7/28/20 at 7pm at 730 E. Booth St., Washtucna WA, or online by zoom, for the purpose of adopting the 2020-21 budget and four-year budget plan.  Any person may appear at this meeting and be heard for or against the adoption of the budget.  Zoom invite will be posted on our website www.tucna.wednet.edu if applicable.
     
     

    Dear Families,

     

    Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

    P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

    If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

    Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.

    If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:

    • Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org, or
    • Call DSHS at 877-501-2233

    See the attached flyer for more information about P-EBT.

    We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong.

    Sincerely,

    Washtucna School District

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement   
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

     
     
     
     
    WASHTUCNA SCHOOL DISTRICT #109
    730 E. Booth Avenue ● Washtucna, WA 99371 ● Phone 509-646-3211 ● FAX 509-646-3249
     
    June 17, 2020
     
    Washtucna School District Families and Staff,
     
    As many of you are already aware of, the Reopening of Washington School guidelines from OSPI were presented to schools and families across the state last Thursday. Presently it looks promising for a fall reopening with students back on campus within the health and safety guidelines outlined in the “Reopening of Washington Schools 2020 District Planning Guide”. As we are incredibly excited to have students back on campus for the 2020-2021 school year, we will begin immediately with the planning process within the new guidance. Your input as well as others will be essential and needed as we develop our plan to reopen schools.

    As we review the “District Planning Guide”, there is a tremendous amount of information within. As some of the information is very specific, there are a number of areas that leave a lot open for interpretation and understanding. Communication and collaboration has already begun with state districts, ESD’s and state level meetings. As we listen to those who have worked on the guidelines, and are meeting to discuss the reopening plans, it is clear that everyone agrees that having students back on campus is critical for student learning and development, provided that we develop a plan that supports the health and welfare of students, staff and parents.
     
    As you read through the “District Planning Guide”, many questions will surface as they have for me. There will be areas that we agree upon, areas that we question and areas that we disagree with. It will be impossible to develop a plan for next fall that everyone completely agrees with. Through listening, understanding and maintaining the vision of doing what’s best for children, I am confident that we will open the year with a plan that supports both the academic and the social/emotional needs of all students while at the same time, focusing on the health and safety of students, staff and families.
     
    The first step is to gather feedback from students, staff and families. Please look for short surveys to come your way in the near future. The information returned from these surveys will help guide and lead our work. I also will be reaching out to create task-force committees to work collaboratively in advising and designing our reopening plan.
     
    The following link: Fall Reopening Guidance, will take you to the complete reopening package. Additionally, if you were not able or are interested in Superintendent Reykdal’s press conference from June 11th, please use the following link to view a recording of his  press release.
     
    I look forward to the opportunity of having children back on campus. Together and one step at a time, we will do this as a TEAM.
     
    The Washtucna Ohana!
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    Daphnee's Senior Photo  

     

    Preview YouTube video Calby and Friends Gabriel's Oboe

     
     
    Calby and Friends Gabriel's Oboe
     
    Emma
     
    Daphnee
     
    Calby
     
    Preview YouTube video 2020 Elementary Awards Video
     
     
    2020 Elementary Awards Video
     
     
    Preview YouTube video Washtucna School Secondary Awards 2020 Video
     
     
    Washtucna School Secondary Awards 2020 Video
     
      
    Congratulations, 2020 grads! Alaska Airlines and their friends, Russell Wilson, Ciara, Governor Inslee and more, have a special message for you. Watch it now––and keep soaring! 
     
     
     
     
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     Wi-Fi Hot Spot 
    Wi-Fi Hot Spot is set up at our student parking lot.
    If any students need to use the internet, please feel free to come and utilize this.
     
     

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    Childfind Notification 

    Many programs for the children in our schools are provided at no cost to you.  Our schools offer special programs such as speech therapy, physical and occupational therapy, Title/LAP and special education academic programs and preschool classes to children three years and older. Developmental screening and/or comprehensive assessments for children who are suspected of having a disability which could adversely affect their educational development are available at no cost to you. These services are available for persons between the ages of birth through 21 years age. Appointments or further information can be obtained by contacting the school office at 509-646-3401.

     

     

     Definition of absence 

    The new proposed Chapter 392-401 WAC defines an absence as when a student is: 
    (a) Not physically present on school grounds; and (b) Not participating in the following activities at an approved location: 
    BULLETIN NO. 062-18 OSSI Page 2 June 26, 2018 (i) Instruction; (ii) Any instruction-related activity; or (iii) Any other district or school approved activity regulated by an instructional/academic accountability system, such as participation in district sponsored sports. 
     
     
     
    Guidance
    OSPI has determined the phrase, “not physically present on school grounds” should be broadly interpreted as a student that is not in their assigned or expected setting, and still on school property. Therefore, according to the adopted definition, a student skipping class but still on campus should be considered absent.
     
     
     

     
       
     Washtucna School District #109 has openings for the following substitute positions:  Secretary, Cook, Maintenance, Custodian and Paraeducator.  Send District Classified Application Form, Letter of Application, and two Letters of Recommendation to Vance Wing, Superintendent, Washtucna School District, 730 E. Booth Ave., Washtucna, WA  99371.  Open until filled.  Washtucna School District is an equal opportunity employer.

     

     

      

      The Washtucna School District #109 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provided equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX Officer Luke Glidden; Section 504 Coordinator Pam Kraft; and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Vance Wing @ 730 E. Booth Avenue, Washtucna, WA 99371; 509-646-3237 or 509-646-3401. 
     
     
     
     
     

     

     
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