ASD Staff Insider

Important info for ASD staff - 5/6/22

Welcome to our bi-monthly staff newsletter!

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You'll find a link to the Community Bulletin Board below.

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  • May 8: Mother's Day
  • May 19: School Board Meeting
  • May 27: K-12 Half Day
  • May 30: Memorial Day/ No School

2022- 23 Staff Calendar

We are still finalizing the 2022-23 professional development calendar for next school year. A current version of the calendar is posted here:

Specific dates/ times for summer PD are still being planned, but certificated staff should plan to be available the week of August 22. More details will be coming this spring as we work together with our bargaining teams. Our kick off for all staff will be on Monday, August 29.

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Field Trips and Volunteers

We will begin allowing field trips again, as schedules and budgets allow. Please work with your principal if you would like to take your students on a field trip.

We have recently updated our procedures and timelines:

Procedure 2320-P: Field Trips, Excursions, and Outdoor Education

Form 2320-F1:Field Trip Student Permission Slip

Form 2320-F2: Field Trip Staff Request Form

Staff are encouraged to plan ahead for field trips. Requests for overnight/ out of state trips must be made at least 6 weeks in advance. Requests for day trips must be made at least 2 weeks prior. Requests submitted with less than one week’s notice will not be approved. The new timelines will help our transportation, nurses, and food services teams plan accordingly.

Remember that any field trip volunteers must be cleared through our HR volunteer clearance process:

We are also allowing more volunteers in our buildings, based on program needs. Reach out to your principal if you'd like to request volunteers in your classroom.

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Summer Impact - Save the Date

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 through Friday, July 29, 2022 (Monday through Friday)

Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM

Location: Mount Erie Elementary

Who: Students entering K through 5th grade who meet the eligibility requirements

School teams will make recommendations and families will be invited in early May 2022. In the next newsletter, families who are interested but haven’t been invited will have an opportunity to communicate interest and be on a waitlist.

Becky Clifford will be working with the MTSS teachers in collaboration with the principal and classroom teachers to recommend students for Summer Impact.

If you have questions call 360-503-1212

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We are still actively recruiting new substitutes for a variety of positions. Please apply online at For questions, please reach out to Shelby Vander Kooy in Human Resources -

Interested in volunteering, please connect with Laura Dennis in Human Resources at

And, as a reminder for current staff, please feel free to continue to use our ASD intranet site for current forms, procedures, and general information. It can be found by visiting:

Connie Sheridan-Director of Human Resources -

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