May 13, 2022
School goes back to normal in-person learning on Monday, May 16. Woohoo!
Appreciation for our Nurses
Dear LISD Families,
National Nurse's Day was Wednesday, May 11. We want to take this opportunity to thank our school nurses, Will Sanford and Karen Hattman. We are so lucky to have full time nursing support and to have both Will and Karen on the LISD team. We acknowledge and appreciate their dedication to the wellness and safety of our students and staff. This latest uptick in Covid cases on Lopez highlights the importance of and the need for school nurses.
Karen is coming into work this Sunday afternoon to do a testing clinic for 5th and 7th grade students and adults going on to Islandwood.....and this is not unusual. Throughout the rollercoaster of this pandemic, Karen has been a true healthcare warrior, come in on many days off to serve our school community. Early on, before school was back in person last spring, she applied to the Health Commons program to make testing available at LISD before it was widely available to all schools.
Will joined the LISD team recently, and he has quickly won over our staff and students. When Will came on board, It meant that we could offer nursing support Monday-Friday.
Please join us in appreciating our nurses and all they do to keep us safe!
All our best,
Mary and Martha
Lunch Menu: May 16-20
Please check the district website. It will be posted by Sunday May 15.
Enchanted Forest Prom 2022
Tickets for prom will be sold at the door for $20. If a student's family qualifies for free and reduced lunch, they can go to the District Office anytime after May 3 to receive a ticket free of charge. Those that would like to make a financial contribution to the junior class fund to offset the loss of revenue from free tickets, can do so through the District Office.
At this point, we are still planning to have prom on May 21. If there are any additional Covid safety protocols put in place, we will let students and parents know next week.
Parent Partner Program
Check out these photos of parent partner projects in art, woodworking, and life skills!
Important Dates for Secondary Families
- May 18: Mid-term grades updated and available to see in Canvas
- May 21: Prom for high school students
- June 7: End of Year Awards 10:05-10:55 in the gym. Parents are invited to attend.
- June 7: Yearbook signing party: 1:10-2:00, hosted by LIPTSA
- June 10: MPPACT plays at Vita’s, 5:00-7:00
- June 11: Graduation
- June 14: Performing Arts Night
- June 15: 8th grade graduation
- June 17: Last Day of School
The middle school spring dance will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for details on that!
Orcas 4th and 5th Field Trip
The 4th and 5th graders returned their classroom Chinook salmon to Long Live the Kings salmon hatchery on Orcas Island. They had a great time despite the rain! They also hiked a bit on Turtleback.
Our afternoon Hands-on-the-Land met with Shona Aiken from Wolf Hollow to learn how to watch for and identify birds at Chadwick Marsh.
Celebration for Suzanne and Valerie
The poster says we are meeting by the culinary room, but this celebration will be in the garden.
More about National Nurses Week
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.
The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA's state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.
The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
LISD will be hosting a technology surplus sale on Monday, June 13 from 3:30-6:30 PM in the school's Library Media Center. Items available for purchase are a variety of Chromebooks, laptops, network equipment, and more. Please bring cash or check, credit cards will not be accepted. If you have questions or would like a spreadsheet of our surplus inventory, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to be more involved in our school? How about becoming more involved in Lopez Island's community? Making some money? Earning some paid time off or other benefits? We would LOVE to help with that and there are many different opportunities available for you at our school!
- *NEW* - Certificated Teacher Substitutes pay increased to $220 daily rate for the remainder of 2021-2022 school year - Did you know that Washington offers an emergency substitute certificate, which does not require a teacher training program? Work days you are available and don't worry about having to take time off for days you aren't!
- *NEW* - Various Certificated Teachers starting 2022-23- Come get your island teach ON with US!!!! There are numerous certificated teaching positions open for the 2022-2023 school year at Lopez Island and even one at Decatur School. There are various schedules, hours and positions available in Elementary, Secondary, and Music. Now is your chance to help inspire, educate, enlighten and refine the future islander generation!! Most positions qualify for paid time off, retirement, and insurance benefits! Keep your eyes peeled and directed to our website for official postings soon to come.
- Cook/ Dishwasher- Help make and share all the FRESH, HEALTHY, and DEELICIOUS local foods with the children and staff of Lopez Island School! We are looking for some help in the fast-paced, fun and friendly kitchen at Lopez Island School from 8am - 2pm daily (with a 30 min break). The position starts at $18.53 an hour and qualifies for paid time off, retirement, and insurance benefits!
- Van Driver - Want to get out and see the island? This transportation position drives a wheelchair van (or another vehicle) to transport student(s) with special needs to and from school. This 3.5 hour per day, Monday through Friday. This position qualifies for paid time off, retirement, and insurance benefits!
- Certificated Teacher Substitutes - Did you know that Washington offers an emergency substitute certificate, which does not require a teacher training program? Work days you are available and don't worry about having to take time off for days you aren't!
- ParaEducators and ParaEducator Substitutes - Interested in working with students individually, in small groups, and/or in general classrooms and helping assist teachers in modifying student behavior? You can apply to become a ParaEducator with a regular schedule or else a ParaEducator sub for flexibility!
You can see full postings on our website! Just go to District Info and then to HR and Employment for more details.
Let me know if you are interested in any of these positions! I am at school 11-4 daily and available at 360-468-2202 extension 2303 or email@example.com to help see if there is a good fit here for you!
Thank you and I look forward to working with you (in whatever capacity),
Human Resources Specialist
Lopez Island School District
Ed Murray, Superintendent
Martha Martin, Secondary Principal
Mary Fordham, Elementary Principal
The Lopez Island 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 employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Ed Murray – firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator, HR Specialist, Summer Hagge – email@example.com; Section 504, Mary Fordham – firstname.lastname@example.org; OR contact by phone, 360-468-2202, OR mail to 86 School Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261.