Port Angeles School District

NEWS AND NOTES - September 2022

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We warmly welcome our returning families and those new to the Port Angeles School District. We look forward to a positive partnership with you this year as our teachers, support staff, and principals work to provide students with a quality educational experience.

EMPTY BOWLS - Saturday, Sept. 10th

Join us this Saturday for Port Angeles Food Bank's Empty Bowls event! Funds raised go towards the Friday Food Bag Program that DIRECTLY supports our students! Last year, this program provided more than 8,100 food bags for students, and the Port Angeles Food Bank plans to deliver 11,000 food bags for the 2022/23 school year. Wow!

We hope to see you this Saturday! Click here to get your tickets today!

September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance

This year, we invite you to join PASD's AmeriCorps members who will hold a candlelight vigil at the 9/11 Memorial Waterfront Park at 811 Caroline St, Port Angeles, WA 98362. The vigil is held from 9:11am to 9:11pm.

Pictured left to right: Jasmin Thomas and Luca Sorenson, 2021 PASD AmeriCorps members, with Michell Gentry, PASD AmeriCorps Coordinator, at last year's vigil.

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Port Angeles Riders are heading to SEATTLE!

On Saturday, 9/17, at 4:45pm, the Riders take on the North Kitsap Vikings in a matchup at Lumen Field in Seattle. Let's show some PA pride and support our team!

All tickets are pre-sale through Ticketmaster. Here's the link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/centurylink.../venue/123449

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Free Breakfast and Lunch!

We are participating in a National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program allows all students attending school in person to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Families do not need to fill out Free and Reduced Meal Applications, but we must still collect family income information. The state uses that information to determine to fund for some of our education programs. Depending on your household income, your family may also be eligible for other benefits and waived fees. Click here to learn more and fill out your family's form today!

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Help send the high school band to Carnegie Hall this spring! You can support our students by attending or sponsoring the Count to Fore Golf Tournament on September 17th at Peninsula Golf Club!

Click here to register or learn more!

Referral Window for Hi-Cap Students

Highly capable (hicap) students perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels compared to others of their age, experiences, or environments. Click here to learn more.

Check out these great back-to-school deals from DoSpa & Salon!

Port Angeles Healthy Youth Coalition Survey

Share your voice, and enter to win a National Parks Pass (or $100)!

Complete this quick, anonymous survey and message your name and a screenshot of a finished survey to 253-370-9562 to enter a drawing for $100 or a National Park Pass (winner's choice). Only one entry per person, must be 18 years or older to participate and live or work in the Port Angeles area. Raffle closes on September 15th!

The results are used to help better understand and better serve the needs of local youth. For over a decade, Washington Health Care Authority's Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative have conducted this community survey to learn more about the impact of underage substance use across the state. Find the survey online at: https://www.research.net/r/CLPOANEN2022

Celebration and Support for the Gooding Family

2nd Annual Little Hurt for 1st - 9th Graders

The Little Hurt is a multi-sport event designed to expose youth to competitions that include multiple sports and to encourage participation in healthy activities. Check it out!

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Let's take some time to raise awareness of this stigmatized and often taboo topic. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 immediately.

If you are uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can chat with the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.

For more resources, visit our district's suicide prevention and crisis resource page. We care about you and your family.

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Collaborative Learning Academy

We are excited to announce that PASD was accepted to participate in Clallam Resilience Project's Collaborative Learning Academy! This nine-month program will help us further develop trauma-informed support for staff, families, and students in our school district!
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Join our team! PASD is currently hiring for multiple positions!

Upcoming District Dates

  • September 22: School Board Meeting - 6pm at Lincoln Center
  • September 30: Orange Shirt Day
  • October 31: District Collaboration Day (no students)
  • November 1-4: Parent Teacher Conferences (1/2 days for students)
  • November 11: Veterans Day (No School)
  • November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Holiday

Port Angeles School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Port Angeles School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal 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 Coordinators, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinators: Scott Harker, 905 W. 9th Street Port Angeles, WA 98363, (360) 457-8575, sharker@portangelesschools.org, for Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Dr. Rachel Summers, 905 W. 9th Street Port Angeles, WA 98363, (360) 457-8575, rsummers@portangelesschools.org.