Tonasket School District

Weekly Update ~ 9/20/2019

"Focused on Learning and Linking Learning to Life"

Be Positive, Be Grateful, Be Involved


Capital Project Update

  • Mike and I met this week to discuss modifying school entrances for safety and security. We are planning on starting on the high school entrance.

  • Matt D., Brian E., Mike, Janet and I met this week to discuss the RFP (request for proposal) for the shop addition. We plan on having this completed in the next few weeks.


  • Required observances: Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

  • Our insurance agent met with Mike Larson and Mark Milner on Tuesday regarding the condition of our track. We received a "satisfactory" report and see no issues for us to host track meets this coming season. Great job to Mike and the maintenance for making the repairs this summer!

District Culture and Climate

The district is starting work on a Climate and Culture survey. Representatives from TEA and PSE have been invited to participate in the development process.

Parent and Community Engagement

  • The State of Washington passed laws last year to lessen the opportunities for parents to opt-out of immunizations. We are also under a 30 school day time period to get all students up to date with MMR immunizations. Compliance with these new rules is going well, and we are having conversations with those families not in compliance. Eventually, students not in compliance with immunization law will have to be excluded from school until they are in compliance.

  • The first monthly Migrant meeting of the year was held last Wednesday.


  • The first enrollment count day was Sept.10. Our FTE starting the year is at 1,089.64. We ended the year with 1,067 FTE. We built our budget on 1.070 FTE.

  • Our HS Club La Chispa was invited to perform at the 20th annual Fiestas Mexicanas in Wenatchee last Friday 13th. They performed traditional folkloric dances, El Toro Mambo, El Jarabe Tapatío, El Palomo y La Paloma, and El Son de la Negra.

What Every Employee Needs to Know - Reminders

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