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First Day of High School

Tuesday, Sep. 5th, 8am

501 South Main Street

Coupeville, WA

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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A Word From Our Principal


It has been a beautiful summer with wonderful weather. I hope everyone has had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy it this year. We look forward to an exciting year at Coupeville High School. As we are in Phase two of our Levy you will notice a few changes around the campus. Our Middle school has a new roof and floors have been updated. The tennis courts are resurfaced and looking great. The Practice fields out at Engle field are coming in nicely. We are excited for the soon to be installed Grandstands at the Football field.

We want to welcome our new English Teacher, Alex McLean. Below is a snippet from her about herself: I grew up in Montana where I attended the University of Montana in Missoula, earning a BA in both psychology and English. After spending the past five years teaching English in Wyoming, I decided it was time to move with my giant, fluffy dog, Zelda, to Washington State to be closer to family on and near Whidbey Island. Reading and writing are my passions, and I'm excited to share them with the students of Coupeville Middle and High School!

I would like to inform you of the beginning of College in the Classroom with Central Washington University. We have teamed up with Central Washington University and this year are offering PreCalculus credit in College through our course taught by Kyle Nelson. A student participating in this course will receive college credit from Central Washington University at a fraction of the price. We plan to expand our offerings in the next coming years to a variety of content areas such as English, PE, Spanish, and Electives.

As we develop and expand our Career and Technical Education program, we will be offering a new extracurricular leadership activity. Our students will be able to get involved with the Future Farmers of America program (FFA). This program will allow students to showcase leadership skills through various competitions and conferences.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone of the Open house that is happening on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30 pm. We will be labeling this event as “Chromebooks and Cookies”. Students will be issued their Chromebooks this evening and incoming 9th grade students will receive their new Chromebooks. You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear from our Coupeville High School staff. We look forward to another great year.

Duane Baumann, CHS Principal


Wednesday, Sep. 6th, 6:30pm

501 South Main Street

Coupeville, WA

The Chromebooks and Presentation Tables will be in the High School Commons.

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Our School Grounds and Buildings are Squeaky Clean

We are just about ready to welcome our students back to school thanks to our custodial staff and maintenance staff who has worked very hard this summer to clean, wash, and wax all of our classroom and public areas throughout the district.

Thank you to our custodial staff!!! Steve Ellis, Pete Gebhard, June Mazdra, Dan Verduzco. Kurt Morehead, and Betty Hines and to our grounds/maintenance staff Scott Losey, Corey Cross, Mike Lodell, and Lincoln Kelley for all of their hard work.

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Exciting Changes...

If you have any Middle School Students, there have been some exciting changes on the Coupeville Campus! The Middle School and the High School will be operating more independently than they have in recent years. Here’s what that means…

  • PRINCIPALS - Mr. Baumann will be the principal for High School and Mr. Kappes will be the new Middle School Principal.
  • BELL SCHEDULES - Middle school will be on a new bell schedule that will not line up with the High School schedule.
  • EARLY STUDENT PICK UP - When picking students up early, for appointments etc, please check out your middle school student from the Middle School office and your high school student from the High School office.
  • PAYMENTS - Please see Mrs. Stone in the HS Office for HS fees and payments, and see Ms. Yoder in the MS Office for MS fees and payments.
  • ATHLETICS - Mr. Smith is MS/HS Athletic Director, Ms. Yoder is MS Athletic Secretary and Ms. Wilson is your HS Athletic Secretary
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For the most updated sports schedules please go to and click on the red C on the top bar!!! GO WOLVES!!!
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Family Access, Student Access, and Student Emails

All students have an email account at school through the school district’s Google account. Students can login to their email from any computer with Internet connection. This is a helpful tool for saving schoolwork and keeping in touch with teachers and staff. Student Access is also given to students so that they can check their homework, messages from teachers, see class schedules and much more. Family Access is provided to all parents/guardians so that they can see class schedules, pay fees/fines and lunch accounts, grades, etc. Student and Family Access links are found at the Coupeville School District Website.

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Attendance Matters. One of the most important things your child can do to achieve academic success is also one of the most basic: going to school every day. In fact, research has shown that your child's attendance record may be the biggest factor influencing her academic success.

Benefits of daily attendance

By attending class regularly, your child is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments and take quizzes and tests on time.

There are other benefits as well:

  • Achievement: San Diego Unified School District found that students who attended school regularly were more likely to pass reading and math assessments than students who didn't attend school regularly.
  • Opportunity: For older students, being in school every day gives them a chance to learn more about college and scholarship opportunities, and to take the important exams they need to build a successful academic record.
  • Exposure to the English language: Regular school attendance can also help students who are learning English by giving them the chance to master the skills and information they need more quickly and accurately — even in other subjects!
  • Being part of the school community: Just by being present at school, your child is learning how to be a good citizen by participating in the school community, learning valuable social skills, and developing a broader world view.
  • The importance of education: Your commitment to school attendance will also send a message to your child that education is a priority for your family, going to school every day is a critical part of educational success, and that it's important to take your responsibilities seriously — including going to school.

When your child misses school

So what happens when your child needs to miss school due to a medical appointment or family trip? Sometimes these situations can't be avoided. In such cases:

  • Contact the school immediately. The absence needs to be excused, and talk with your child's teachers to make sure your child doesn't fall behind on any of the lessons that she missed.

What you can do

As a parent or guardian, it is possible to plan ahead in order to limit your child's absences, make school attendance a priority, and help your child from falling behind if it is necessary to miss a day of school. You can do this in the following ways:

  • Help your child get to school on time every day. Babysitting, problems with a car or late bus, and the weather are not permissible reasons to miss school. Frequently coming to school late may also be noted on your child's permanent record, and will make it difficult for your child to stay caught up with the first lessons of each morning. Teach your child how to set and use an alarm clock, and keep the television turned off in the morning.
  • Follow the school's guidelines and attendance policy, and report excused absences immediately. At the beginning of the school year, review the school's rules and make sure you understand whom you need to call if your child is going to be absent.
  • Check homework. Check each night to see that your child understands and completes the day's homework assignments.
  • Take an active role. Stay involved with your child's daily experiences at school by asking how the school day went, and then listening carefully to what your child shares with you — both the successes and struggles. Make it a point to meet your child's teacher and friends.
  • Locate potential sources of anxiety. If your child frequently appears upset or reluctant to go to school and cannot tell you why schedule an appointment with his or her teacher or school counselor to talk about possible sources of the anxiety.
  • Keep updated on school events and announcements. Read the school documents that your child brings home and take note of important announcements and dates, such as back-to-school night and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Try to limit the amount of time that your child misses school due to medical appointments or illness. If possible, avoid scheduling doctor's appointments during the school day. Allow your child to stay home only in the case of contagious or severe illnesses.
  • Schedule family events with your child's school schedule in mind. Plan holiday celebrations or family trips during weekends or school vacations. In the case of family emergencies or unexpected trips, talk to your child's teacher as far in advance as possible and set up a way that your child can work ahead or bring important homework on the trip.
  • Plan ahead. Encourage your child to prepare for the next school day by laying out clothes the night before and helping to fix lunches.
  • Promote good health. Make sure that your child eats a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and has opportunities to exercise every day through a sports team or playtime outside.

Students who miss days, weeks, or months of school at a time will have a difficult time passing their courses and catching up to their peers. For older students, prolonged absences may make it very difficult to graduate from high school.

By making your child's school attendance a priority, you will be taking an important step in supporting your child's school success, and setting a good example. Remember — every day counts!

Note: This information was adapted from information on San Diego Unified School's District "Every Day Counts!" attendance website.

Article Credit: Colorin Colorado

Coming Events



  • 5th First Day of School
  • 6th High School Open House 6:30 pm
  • 8th 5th Quarter Dance 9 - 11 pm
  • 14th Picture Day
  • 21st Financial Aid Parent Night 6:30 pm


  • 9th - 13th SPIRIT WEEK
  • 11th Dodgeball Tournament 6:30 pm
  • 13th Homecoming Parade 2:45 pm
  • 14th Homecoming Dance 9 pm - 12 am


  • 10th Veteran's Day Observed NO SCHOOL
  • 13th HS Winter Sports Practice Begins
  • 17th Early Release
  • 17th CHS College/Career Fair 9 - 11 am
  • 20 - 22 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 23 - 24 Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

Visit our Coupeville Tandem Calendar for your most up to date school schedule and events

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High levels of learning for all students


Dr. Jim Shank

Board of Directors

Kathleen Anderson

Glenda Merwine

Christine Sears

Chris Chan

Venessa Matros

Laurence Boado, Student Member

Coupeville Middle & High School

501 S. Main St., Coupeville, WA

(360) 678-2410

Duane Baumann, High School Principal

Geoff Kappes, Middle School Principal

Willie Smith, Athletic Director

The district provides equal educational opportunity and treatment in all programs and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation (gender expression or identity), marital status, 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. The district provides the Boy Scouts of America, and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society, equal access to school facilities.

The district provides continuous notice of nondiscrimination, and will provide annual notice of the district’s discrimination complaint procedures to students, parents, employees, volunteers, and applicants for employment.

The board designates the superintendent to serve as the district’s

• Title IX Coordinator

• Section 504/ADA Coordinator

• Compliance Coordinator for RCW 28A.640 and RCW 28A.642

to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.


501 South Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239


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