McLoughlin Middle School Newsletter

May 2021

McLoughlin Middle School

Principal: Travis Boeh

Associate: Sondra Pamiroyan

Associate: Sara Tackett

Dean: Elizabeth Mikaele

Dean: Sally Kroon


Stay connected and use the email below if you have questions.

A Note From Mr. Boeh

Dear McLoughlin Families,

Spring is here! We are happily welcoming students back from break, and enjoying seeing the sunshine as well. With all of the unique changes this year has presented, one thing that has remained constant for me is the joy and purpose I find in working hard to support all of our students. It has been uplifting for me and the Mac staff to be able to reconnect with many of our students through in-person learning this spring.

With COVID still being a real presence in our community, I wanted to let you know that we continue to diligently follow our protocols for safety here in our building. Our students have been wonderful with their cooperation for mask wearing and distancing in our classrooms and in our lunchroom. I have been so impressed with their commitment and concern for others as we have implemented these new precautions.

The return from Spring Break is a great time to check in with your students and to help keep them stay focused. It is great to stay connected and encourage your students by monitoring their progress on Skyward Family Access and the Canvas course management platform. You can check in on their grades and missing assignments, and feel free to email teachers with questions. Teachers continue to use their Canvas landing pages to communicate with all of their students, both in-person and remote.

Keeping students positive and focused on learning throughout the year is always our goal. This year more than ever, we have appreciated the partnership and support for learning at home.

Thanks for the support,

Travis Boeh

Public Notice

Now that our offices are open to the public, masks and sign in will be required upon entering the building. Please keep personal hygiene and social distancing in mind while present as we continue to keep our staff, students, and families safe.

Upcoming Events

May 31st No School Memorial Day

McLoughlin Hybrid Increased in-person learning days


Increased in-person learning days beginning May 10


VPS will offer students more in-person learning days beginning May 10, with the goal of serving the maximum number of students within space constraints and safety guidelines. The VPS school board reviewed these plans at its April 20 workshop. Schools will share additional details with families.


Español: Se añaden más días de aprendizaje presencial (en persona) a partir del 3 de mayo

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Русский: Начиная с 3 мая, увеличивается количество дней в неделю, когда ученики будут учиться в здании школы
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Grades 4-6 and 9

Starting May 10:

  • Students will attend school in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Wednesdays will remain a remote learning day for all students.

  • In-person days will continue on the current schedules.


Grades 7-8 and 10-12


  • Most students in these grades will remain in the current hybrid model of two in-person days per week.

  • Some students in these grades are being identified for increased in-person support. Families of these students will be contacted to begin additional in-person learning days.




Opting into or out of hybrid learning

Families who want to switch from full remote learning to hybrid learning or vice versa should contact their school’s principal. Schools may be able to accommodate changes if space is available.


Maintaining safety

The expansion of in-person learning follows new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Gov. Inlsee permitting reduced physical distance of 3 feet between students in classrooms. Schools must still maintain 6 feet of distance as much as possible in other areas and situations, as well as among adults and adults and students.

Year Books

You might be wondering what will be in a yearbook from this year like no other. It’s true, events were cancelled, classes were virtual, nothing felt normal. That’s exactly what will make this yearbook a true history book to be treasured. The McLoughlin yearbook staff has been working hard to capture the unique nature of this year so that 20 years from now, when your student looks back, it will all be documented. We are living history right now and this yearbook will be the most important one on your student’s shelf.


Yearbooks are $20 each and will be distributed in August so we can capture end-of-year photos. Yearbooks can be purchased any time between now and the end of the school year. 2019-2020 yearbooks can still be purchased using both payment methods listed below.


Two ways to pay:


In-person:

  • Students or family members can go to the business office and pay with cash, check, or card.


Online:

  • Go to https://bit.ly/macyearbooksales and sign in

    • Username is your VPS ID number with three zeros before it.

    • Example: 000123456

    • Password is your last name in ALL CAPITALS. If you have two last names, use a space or a dash “-” between your names.

    • Examples: PARKER or HERNANDEZ RAMOS or HERNANDEZ-RAMOS

  • Click student’s name

  • Click “Items At Student’s School”

  • Click “Yearbook”


Thanks for your support of the yearbook program,


McLoughlin Yearbook Staff

Attendance Matters!

Distance Learning requirements for Attendance purposes:


In order for your student NOT to be marked absent for a period -

A- Attend ZOOM class

B- Log on to CANVAS for class that day

C- Connect with the teacher


You can check Skyward Parent Access to see what class is marked Unexcused. When your student is absent -

1. You have 3 days to excuse an absence.

2. To Excuse – Call attendance line 360-313-3611 or enter through Skyward Family Access

3. Excusable Reasons - Health care appointment, Illness, Family matter, Emergencies, Religious activities, Pre-arrange absence.

VIP

Administrative Staff:

Principal: Travis Boeh

Assoc. Principal: Sondra Pamiroyan

Assoc. Principal: Sara Tackett

Dean: Elizabeth Mikaele

Dean: Sally Kroon


Office Staff:

Secretary: Cameron Molyneux (360) 313-3603

Registrar: Vickie Colpron (360) 313-3602

Business Office: Marie Monek (360) 313-3619

Attendance Office: Gaylen Dewey (360) 313-3611


Family Resource Center: Marisol Garcia (360) 313-3642

School Psychologist: Rebecca Coda (360) 313-3624

Nurse: Carrie Mason (360) 313-3618

Interventions Specialist: Bonnie Gillispie


School Counselors:

Samir Sankari (Student last names from A-G) (360) 313-3612

Lisa Bradin (Student last names from H-O) (360) 313-3621

Juanita Yasu (Student last names from P-Z) (360) 313-3622

Contact Us

Office: (360) 313-3600

Attendance Line: (360) 313-3611

Fax: (360) 313-3601

School Closure Information Line (360) 313-1401

Want to e-mail a teacher? first.last@vansd.org

Important Information

Enrollment is now online

Brand new to the VPS or families of previous VPS student(s) that need to be enrolled visit:

https://vansd.org/registering-forschool/


Information on School Boundaries

For information on school boundaries, including in-district Boundary Exceptions, Our-of-District Boundary Exceptions, and School Enrollment Options visit:

https://vansd.org/student-welfare-attendance/boundaries/


Immunizations

Find out what Immunizations are required for middle school by visiting:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/communityandenviroment/schools/immunization


I-Pad's

For help with help with your student's device or apps, email student.support@vansd.org

or call (360) 313-5400 between 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30 am-3:00 pm on Fridays. We will continue to update you for more resources for I-Pad support.


Coronavirus Updates

For the latest information on COVID-19, Remote Learning and School Closures visit:

https://vansd.org/coronavirus/

Required Immunizations to start school

We want your child to start school on the first day of school. Please make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date before you register your child for the 2020-2021 school year. You can avoid the back-to-school rush in August by contacting your child’s doctor now to get the required vaccinations. Beginning August 2020: Children will not be able to start school unless they are compliant with Washington state immunization requirements.

https:// www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization

Medically verifiable immunization records will be required to complete the certificate of immunization status card for any newly enrolled student. https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/SchoolandChildCare/RuleChanges


Spanish: Estimados Padres de Familia y Tutores: Queremos que su hijo comience la escuela el primer día de clases. Favor de asegurarse de que las vacunas de su hijo estén al día antes de inscribir a su hijo para el año escolar 2020-2021. Una manera de evitar el apuro de regreso a clases en agosto es de contactar al proveedor medico de su hijo ahora para que reciba las vacunas requeridas. Comenzando en agosto de 2020: No se le permitirá comenzar la escuela a los niños que no esten en cumplimiento de las vacunas requeridas por el estado de Washington. https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization Un registro de vacunación con verificación médica será requerido para completar el certificado de estatus de vacunas para cualquier nuevo estudiante inscrito. https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/SchoolandChildCare/RuleChanges


Russian: Уважаемые родители и опекуны! Мы хотим, чтобы ваш ребёнок начал посещать школу с первого дня занятий. Пожалуйста, обеспечьте, чтобы вашему ребёнку были сделаны все необходимые на данный момент прививки перед тем, как вы будете регистрировать вашего ребёнка в школу на 2020-2021 учебный год. Вы сможете избежать спешки и суеты перед школой в августе, если вы сейчас обратитесь к врачу своего ребёнка для того, чтобы сделать требуемые прививки. Начиная с августа 2020 года: Дети не смогут начать посещать школу, если они не соответствуют требованиям штата Вашингтон в отношении прививок. https:// href="http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization">www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization Для записи в школу каждого нового ученика при заполнении свидетельства о статусе прививок (certificate of immunization status card) будет необходимо предоставить документы об иммунизации, официально подтверждённые медицинским работником. https:// www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/SchoolandChildCare/RuleChanges


Chuukese: Áchengicheng Saam me Iin iká Chón Túmwúnú Ewe Chón Sukuun: Siya mmén mwechen aan néwúmw ena epwe fitti sukuun neepwopwuutáán eey School iyer. Aa mmén pwan éwúcheeya aan epwe wunus néwún toropween oppos me mwan aan epwe register iká pwopwutá sukuun nón eey 2020-2021. Reen óómw kosapw kon wosukosuk me tawengaw mwan aan epwe pwopwutá een meyi toongeni ataweey ne chuuri néwúmi tókter iká nó ngeni ekaan neeniyen oppos iei reen aan epwe wunus aan Vaccinations (aan oppos). Neepwopwuutáán Aakos 2020: Chón sukuun resapw toongeni pwopwuutá ne sukuun iká rese fiti ngeni ewe énnúkún Washington State Immunization Requirements. https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization Certificate reen toropween oppos seni piyoying iká néwún tókter e toongeni mwúúmwúútá reen aan epwe register ngeni ew minaféén sukuun. https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/SchoolandChildCare/RuleChanges

Child Nutrition Program

Our Child Nutrition Program will not be charging for daily meals for the time being.

During Distance Learning, grab-and-go meals will be available for pick-up, Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Serving sites for the Vancouver School District, beginning September 1, 2020:

· Anderson Elementary, 2215 NE 104th St.

· Fruit Valley Elementary, 3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd.

· Ogden Elementary, 3200 NE 86th Ave.

· Roosevelt Elementary, 2921 Falk Rd.

· Washington Elementary, 2908 S. St.

· Discovery Middle School, 800 E. 40th St.

· Jason Lee Middle School, 8500 NW 9th Ave.

· McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Blvd.

Whether you are renewing an application or applying for the first time, we encourage you to fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application:

· English https://vansd.org/wpdm-package/free-and-reduced-price-meals-application/?wpdmdl=11802

· Spanish https://vansd.org/wpdm-package/free-and-reduced-price-meals-application-spanish/?wpdmdl=20381

· Russian https://vansd.org/wpdm-package/free-or-reduced-price-meals-russian/?wpdmdl=20387

A new application must be completed each school year.

Find additional Child Nutrition information on our website at

https://vansd.org/meals/

Entering Absence Requests through Skyward Family Access

Guardians may submit absence requests to the student's school from Skyward Family Access. This is done in the Attendance tab in Family Access.


To enter an Absence Request:

1. Click Enter Absence Request

2. Select Add Request

3. Select the desired Start Date/Time and End Date/Time for your student's absence.

4. Click the drop-down list to select Reason why your students will be absent.

5. If desired, enter Comment.

6. Click Save

7. A confirmation email is sent to Family 1 (guardian 1 and 2) when any Absence Request is submitted via Family Access.


All submitted Absence Requests are listed on the Absent Requests screen. The Status column indicates whether an Absence Request is pending approval from the school attendance office or has been Accepted and processed.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender

expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental,or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America

and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may contact any of the following people at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, Washington, 98661, or by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000: ADA–Kathy Everidge (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title VII, 504–Steve Vance(steve.vance@vansd.org);IDEA–Daniel Bettis (daniel.bettis@vansd.org); Affirmative Action/Title IX–Kathy Everidge (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title IX Elementary–Debra Hale

(debra.hale@vansd.org); Title IX Secondary–Jim Gray (james.gray@vansd.org); Athletic Equity–Jim Gray (james.gray@vansd.org).This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250.