Dishman Hills High School
Update from the Principal
Back to school is an exciting time of year as we all look forward to reconnecting, meeting new friends, teachers, and mentors, and setting our sights on learning. While we know that COVID-19 had an impact on the end of our school year and continues to make normal routines difficult, we are committed to ensuring your student is supported and fulfilled this school year.
Our team at Dishman Hills High School is thrilled to welcome students back to school. We have spent this summer learning from the Spring and revamping our program so that students and families have a better experience with more consistency and support. Starting on September 8th, advisors will be connecting with students and families to schedule for term 1 classes and individual back to school meetings. This school year will launch virtually and in order to make sure students and families are prepared, we will start our first live virtual classes on September 21st.
In order to continue to support your student’s academic progress safely, I have worked with our educators, advisors, and staff to create a plan that allows us to move forward with all aspects of our learning program this year. Your student’s advisor will continue to hold individual check-ins over Zoom to discuss goals, set plans, and celebrate progress. Advisors will be in touch during the first week of school to introduce themselves, learn more about your student, and prepare for their first meeting. Please feel free to reach out to them, or me, directly with any questions. You can also log into the platform and see the status of these advisory meetings.
The detailed AM/PM schedule can be viewed here or by clicking the on the tab below. Based on feedback from families and students, we will continue to offer flexible scheduling and the ability to remain on a virtual schedule when the building reopens for in person learning.
To fully support the social-emotional needs of all students, we will focus on 5 key habits as we start the school year: resilience, stress management, sense of belonging, agency, and attachment. Advisors will discuss and highlight strategies and skills connected to these habits, projects will integrate content and actions to support student development, and students will have the chance to practice these habits during self-directed learning time.
Health & Safety Plan
We will continue to monitor this situation, and we will share new information and resources with you as they become available. For questions related to COVID-19 and steps you can take to keep yourself and your student healthy, please see the resources below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thank you for your continued partnership as we prepare for the coming school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.
Back to School Launch Meetings
Pandemic EBT Available for all Dishman Students Enrolled in the Spring
Family and Student Compact for 2020-2021
District Back To School Info
WVSD will be starting school 100% online on September 9th due to high COVID-19 infection rates in Spokane County. As risk levels change we will begin to phase in onsite learning starting with our youngest students. Families will also have the option to remain 100% online once onsite learning begins. Back to School information has been mailed to all families and additional information is available in the links below.
Please access the following information from our latest Community Connections Back to School Plan for details explaining the school models, school schedules and other pertinent information.