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Empowering & Inspiring Excellence for ALL - February 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • CELEBRATING OUR SCHOOL BOARD
  • LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT - ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
  • VALENTINE'S DAY REMINDER
  • KEEPING OUR KIDS SAFE: TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT "TRICKY PEOPLE"
  • IN OUR SCHOOLS - SMALL STORIES, SHARING BIG SUCCESS
  • RED DEVIL REFRESH - CHECK OUT OUR NEW LOGOS!
  • HEALTH ALERT - MEASLES IN WASHINGTON STATE
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • LOOK AHEAD: 2019-2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE!
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CELEBRATING OUR SCHOOL BOARD

At the regularly scheduled school board meeting on Monday, January 28th, we had the pleasure of celebrating the hard work of our East Valley Board of Directors in honor of National School Board Recognition month.


As East Valley School Board members, each of these five individuals have assumed roles that preserve the core of our democracy in public education. They work diligently, as elected officials, to develop policies and make tough decisions on our behalf. They help shape the future of education and our East Valley Community. It is truly our pleasure to salute the work of our school board members and celebrate all that they do to ensure our students receive the best opportunities available.


We ask that you join us in thanking each of them for their continued commitment to our schools, our students, our staff and our community. To learn more about our board members, visit https://www.evsd90.org/apps/pages/schoolboard

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY RELEASED!

As we have begun to review mid-year assessment data, we are encouraged by the high levels of student growth and achievement we are seeing in our buildings. We know that this is a direct reflection of the hard work of our teachers and administrators to develop targeted educational plans to meet the needs of all East Valley children.


We also recognize that there is a direct relationship between missing fewer than 2 school days each month and academic success. Knowing this, we have focused on continued improvements in student attendance over the last few school years. This year our percentage of students attending 90% of the time is up by 4%, or approximately 120 students. It is encouraging to see our students and families prioritizing education and being on time and present in our schools.


With state testing scheduled to start after we return from spring break, we want to remind families to stay engaged and communicate with your children about where they feel they need support. If your child is struggling in school, please contact their teachers so that we can get them the help they need now!



Sincerely,

John Schiehe

Superintendent of East Valley Schools


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VALENTINE'S DAY REMINDER

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we'd like to remind our families that the East Valley School District has a NO DELIVERY POLICY.


While we understand that families and friends get excited to show their students a little extra love on this special day, we ask that you allow this celebration to occur outside of the school day. We have made this decision due to the drastic increase of deliveries and lack of space to store the gifts. These deliveries not only disrupt the function of our main offices, but also the academic day of our students and can also cause potential safety hazards on our school buses.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your child's school:


  • East Valley High School (573-7400)
  • East Valley Central Middle School (573-7500)
  • East Valley Elementary School (573-7600)
  • Moxee Elementary School (573-7700)
  • Terrace Heights Elementary School (573-7800)



We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping our schools a safe learning environment for our students.

KEEPING OUR KIDS SAFE: TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT "TRICKY" PEOPLE

We know that many of our students walk to and from the bus stop or school on their own. From the time they leave the house, until the time they get back home or to after school childcare, they need to be alert and aware of dangerous situations.


Here’s a great article on a new take to the age-old “stranger danger” that encourages parents to talk to their kids about “tricky people” and how to tell if something doesn’t feel right. If your kids ever feel uncomfortable on their way to our schools, we want to know. Tell them to remember that if they See Something or Hear Something that doesn’t seem right, they need to Say Something to their parent/guardian or adult at their school.

IN OUR SCHOOLS: SMALL STORIES, SHARING BIG SUCCESS

RED DEVIL REFRESH

We are filled with pride as we watch the constant progress of construction at East Valley High School, knowing that in just over a year and a half, we will have a brand new building to welcome our East Valley students. While working with contractors to bring the interior to life, it became very clear that we needed a Red Devil logo refresh so that our branding was as strong as our vision for the facility itself.


Over the course of the last five months we worked with Jostens to create designs to fit the varied needs of our school programs and facilities, while staying true to the tradition of the school and mascot. We looked at all of the logos that were currently being used and tried to incorporate bits and pieces from each as we worked to create a consistent look for the school and students. We are excited to share some of the variations of our final designs and confident they will make our new building feel like home for our E.V.H.S. students and alumni.

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What will the refreshed logos look like in the new building? Take a quick peek at the proposed bleacher designs for the gym remodel...
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HEALTH ALERT : MEASLES IN WASHINGTON STATE

As many of you may have heard, there is currently a measles outbreak in Western Washington that has the potential to spread to our area. Our school nurses are keeping an eye on the situation and receive frequent updates from the Health Services supervisor at OSPI.


Measles is extremely contagious. 90% of unimmunized individuals who are exposed, will get the disease. Students and staff that are not fully immunized from measles are at a higher risk for contracting the disease. If cases present themselves in our region, unimmunized students and staff can be excluded from school until the outbreak is over.


Below are a few informational links about measles. If you have any questions, talk with your school nurse or your PCP.

Washington Department of Health - Measles in Washington

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Measles (Rubeola)

Measles Fact Sheet

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2019-2020 EAST VALLEY ACADEMIC CALENDAR RELEASED!

Setting good attendance habits is extremely important to the success of all students. Please look forward to next school year and plan family vacations and schedule doctor and dentist appointments during breaks. Our calendar is available online at https://www.evsd90.org/apps/pages/DistrictCalendar or you can download a pdf version below.

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