HIDDEN RIVER HEADLINES 10/8/21

* Attitude * Integrity * Respect * Commitment * Service *

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Happy Friday, Hidden River Middle School Families!


We are just closing up two solid weeks of our state testing, and are excited to be "back to normal" with our students and schedule next week! Here are a couple of items for your attention as we head into the weekend:



  • With our return to a more routine class schedule next week, we have made some slight adjustments to our bell schedule. Connections Groups will now be held Monday and Friday only (we started the year in Connections Groups every day to do some of our start of year teaching and activities), with our Hawk Time period (Hawk Time is a chance for all students to engage in focused academic improvement) being offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Both of these activities will take place at the same time each day, between 2nd and 3rd periods. Linked here is our revised bell schedule, starting Monday, October 11.
  • Mark your calendars: October 25 - 29 is our Fall Conference Week. Students will be dismissed each day at 11:50AM. 20 minute conferences will be offered to families on Tuesday, October 26, and Thursday, October 28, from 12:30 - 3:30 (last conference starts at 3PM) and 4:30 - 7:30 (last conference starts at 7PM). More details to come next Friday!
  • You should have received an email this past week notifying you of our intent to run the Healthy Youth Survey for 6th and 8th grade students this past week. We will be conducting this survey the week of October 17. If you would like to view the survey prior to October 17, you are welcome to stop by our office and read through it. All students have the option of opting out of this survey.
  • Please consider completing a Free and / or Reduced Lunch application. This is not just about food security for students and families-- benefits of being considered for Free and / or Reduced Lunch (in addition to lunch and breakfast, which is already provided for all students this year) include: (1) Access to EBT cards for use outside the school system; (2) Waiver of school-based sports and activities fees; and (3) Access to our College Bound Scholarship program, which helps provide funding for ANY post-secondary education opportunities (4-year, 2-year, apprenticeships, etc...) for students who qualify. Linked HERE is information on the Monroe School District website about our Free and / or Reduced Lunch application.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone...

CARE AND CONNECTION

YMCA Programs:

- Leaders Club

- Youth & Government


ParenTeen Connect Info: Parent resource from the Committee for Children


MSD Wellness Resources for Families: English / Spanish


Lily Chastain

School Counselor

IMPORTANT DATES

Tues., October 12th - HRMS Picture Day

October 25-29 - Fall Conference Week, Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m.

Wed., November 17th - Picture Re-take Day

Picture Day/¡El día de la foto llegará pronto

Picture day information and online ordering are now available by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for your school’s name, Hidden River Middle School. Your online order can be placed before and up to four (4) days after picture day. Picture day is on Tuesday, Oct. 12th.



La información del día de la fotografía y los pedidos en línea ahora están disponibles visitando dorianstudio.com y buscando el nombre de su escuela, Hidden River Middle School. Su pedido en línea se puede realizar antes y hasta cuatro (4) días después del día de la foto. Foto dia 12 Octobre.

ACTION REQUIRED!

STUDENT RACE AND ETHNICITY DATA COLLECTION


Recently, there was a change in federal and state law that affects how student ethnicity and race data is collected by school districts. This change now requires schools to have this data recorded for every student.


As a result, we are required to ask families to verify their child as either Hispanic/Latino or not Hispanic/Latino AND by one or more of 217 racial groups. We ask that families please respond to the two questions in Family Access for each of their students currently enrolled.


While families are not required to verify the race and ethnicity of their students, we are required as a school district to submit this data to comply with federal and state law. We will make two attempts to reach families with the request to submit their child's ethnicity and race category. If there is no response, schools are required to make the ethnicity and race selection for the student.


More information can be found on our website.

HIDDEN RIVER PURPOSE

Our purpose at Hidden River is to ensure that ALL students learn the essential academic, social, and citizenship skills to be successful in middle school and beyond.


Core Values: "Our Kids, Our Community"


  • Have a Positive Attitude
  • Act with Integrity
  • Wholehearted Respect
  • Keep our Commitments
  • Serve our Community

About Us

Principal

Jonathan Judy

judyj@monroe.wednet.edu


Counselor

Lily Chastain

chastainl@monroe.wednet.edu


Office Manager

Liz Holton

holtonl@monroe.wednet.edu


Office Support

Debbie Schelfhout

schelfhoutd@monroe.wednet.edu


Office Support

Quinn Vaughn

vaughnq@monroe.wednet.edu


Health Room

Nurse

Sherah Bustamante

bustamantes@monroe.wednet.edu


Health Room Assistant

Heidi Brennan

brennanh@monroe.wednet.edu


Fax

(360) 804-4199


Attendance Hotline

(360) 804-4101


HIDDEN RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL

9224 Paradise Lake Road

Snohomish, WA 98296

(360) 804-4100

DISTRICT NOTICE OF NON DISCRIMINATION

The Monroe School District 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 provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator, Joanne Dickinson, (360) 804.2539, dickinsonj@monroe.wednet.edu


Section 504/ADA Coordinator, David Paratore, (360) 804.2603, paratored@monroe.wednet.edu


The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact:

Kim Whitworth, (360) 804.2558, whitworthk@monroe.wednet.edu


Mailing address for all of the above: 14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272