Panther Weekly

Week of September 14, 2020

Message from your Principal Sheree Clark

In July, 5 years ago we moved to Washougal as I had accepted a position as an associate principal at WHS. It was important to me to live in the community that I was called to serve, to embrace the beauty of this area, and learn and grow with my families. I grew up in Denver and later lived in Minnesota and my only experiences were in city living. It came with adjustments...the quiet nights, wildlife, and learning about Motocross! The changes were exciting and so many were unexpected such as everyday grocery shopping. I certainly was not familiar with walking into the store and seeing so many people that I knew and who greeted me with such kindness and welcome.

In my 5 years here, I have learned that this community knows how to rally. When we have “weather events” such as 2 weeks out of school because of snow, I watched as people plowed driveways and brought food to our community members who couldn’t get out. When we were faced with the Eagle Creek fire, I had teachers asking me if they could help us evacuate if we needed to and was witness to people preparing to get animals out. Last spring, I watched hundreds of people line the streets for our graduating seniors whose year abruptly ended because of a pandemic. I witnessed your grace, understanding, and patience as we navigated education like never before. I watched Camas and Washougal come together to show unity and support for our Black students and families during a time of civil unrest. Now, this week, as fires threatened our homes, our community rallied to get livestock and families to safety. Just in these 5 years, we have been through a lot, and we have come together. Being a strong and supportive community does not mean that we all think alike, look alike, or even have the same belief systems. It means that when we are faced with challenges, we identify it, address it and step up/in to help. Even when those challenges bring conflict, are uncomfortable, and require our bravest and most vulnerable selves.


To my Panther family, I am asking that we come together yet again. To come together for our Black students and families. When we, our school, say Black lives matter, our intent is not to cause divisiveness. It is to say we are committed to anti-racist educational teaching & learning, to have a safe space for all to have a voice, to allow a safe space for civil discourse. It does not devalue anyone over another; it recognizes that we need to show unity to our Black sisters and brothers during a time that is emotionally fragile. Our work is not to push a political viewpoint, we are trying to lift up a part of the community that has faced and is facing racism both in person and in the educational system.


I can tell you firsthand that our students of color and other marginalized groups of students including our LGBTQ students, students with special needs, students experiencing economic hardship have faced racism, hate, and targeted hurt within our building. Our Black students have shared that they don’t feel heard, valued or understood. A part of talking about the phrase “black lives matter” is keeping what our students need to hear from us at the center of our work. We start by recognizing racism, calling it by name and doing the work to stop it. We, this school, this community have the heart and the will to do this hard, heavy, and necessary work because we are a community that takes care of each other.


I know that many of you have seen several of our teachers and staff who have posters that say Black lives matter and that has brought a series of emotions. From question and concern to support and peace. Let’s talk about it, let’s lean into the conversations, be uncomfortable and brave in our conversations. Let’s stand up and RISE together to be the community that we are all proud of and love. That’s the Washougal Way, better and stronger together.


I am here to listen; please call or set up a time to Zoom


Sheree Clark

360-954-3103


WHS Landing Page

This is our WHS Distance Learning Landing Page that will help you find teachers' sites, classroom information and more!

Chromebook Pick Up, Textbook Drop Off/Pick Up

Yeah! The Chromebooks are finally here and ready to be delivered to 9th graders. Below you will find information about:

  • 9th Grade Chromebook distribution, iPad drop off, textbook pick up
  • 10-11 Grade Textbook pick up and drop off


Please read the information carefully as there are separate pick up days.

9th Grade: Curbside Pick Up and Drop Off

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 3-6pm

1201 39th Street

Washougal, WA


Parents! The Freshman Chromebooks have arrived and we are super excited to get them out to the students. Below are the plans for next week. Please read carefully as we have many details. Thanks, and we are super excited to see the kids…. Even if it’s only for a few minutes!


Please know that not every class requires a book; many of our classes have online textbooks. If you have any questions email your teachers.


This event is combined so students will:


  • Turn in their iPads
  • Pick up their Chromebooks
  • Pick up any textbooks/supplies that they need. Their teachers will let students know if they need to pick up.



Tuesday, September 22nd

Freshman (Last Names)

1. 3:00-4:00 – Last Names A-F

2. 4:00-5:00 – Last Names G-M

3. 5:00-6:00 – Last Names N-Z


Curbside Drop Off/Pick Up Process:

1. Enter WHS off of J Street

2. Drive up past Fishback stadium (Back of School)

3. Drop off iPads/Supplies/Books (Stay in Car)

4. Continue around school to roundabout for pickup (Stay in Car)

5. In Roundabout let staff know what items you need (textbooks)

6. Once finished receiving items exit school on to 39th street


See Map Below for details


Gary McGarvie

Associate Principal

Gary.McGarvie@Washougalsd.org

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10-12 Grade Textbook Drop Off and Pick Up

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 9am-3pm

1201 39th Street

Washougal, WA

Panthers! We are so excited to see you! Make sure that you check with your teachers to see what textbooks you need.


Please know that not every class requires a book; many of our classes have online textbooks. If you have any questions email your teachers.


**Our teachers know that this falls during Asynchronous time and encourage you to check in at some point during the day.


Curbside Drop Off/Pick Up Process (see map above):

1. Enter WHS off of J Street

2. Drive up past Fishback stadium (Back of School)

3. Drop off iPads/Supplies/Books (Stay in Car)

4. Continue around school to roundabout for pickup (Stay in Car)

5. In Roundabout let staff know what items you need (textbooks)

6. Once finished receiving items exit school on to 39th street


Wednesday, September 23rd

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (Last Names)

1. 9:00-11:00 - Last Name A-G

2. 11:00-1:00 - Last Name H-O

3. 1:00-3:00 - Last Name P-Z

Yearbooks will be delivered September 24! Stay posted for updates on pick up!

We are anticipating that our yearbooks from last year will be delivered at the end of September. Once we get confirmation from the distributor, we will send out information for yearbook pick up.

Picture Days Rescheduled

Pictures have been rescheduled for

October 14, 15, 16


We will have more details to you soon.

Important Meal Information


Free/Reduced Application for 2020-2021

Families who wish to receive or continue receiving free or reduced price meals during the 2020-21 school year must submit a new Free & Reduced Meal Application each school year by the 30th day of school. For this year, October 15th is the 30th day of the school year. Currently, all meals are FREE for all children 18 years old and under. However, starting in January any students receiving free or reduced meals on a carry over from 2019-2020, who have not turned in a new form, will be charged full price. Families with questions about their application or who need assistance should contact Julie Ferguson at the District Office, 360-954-3053. Please read the letter to households and the consent to share eligibility form which are part of the file linked here to apply. You can fill out your forms online or turn them into Julie at the District Office.


Take-out Meals During All-Distance Learning

In case you haven't heard, we have changed to a scratch cooking model of food preparation and we need your help in carrying out our mission of making delicious and nutritious meals accessible to all WSD students. During distance learning, meals can be picked up at one of our “take out” schools; Hathaway Elementary School, Gause Elementary School, and Cape Horn-Skye/Canyon Creek. Meal Pickup during distance learning will be twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays with two meal pickup times to work for your schedule 11:00am – 1:00pm or 4:00pm – 6:00pm. You can pick up all of your students' meals at one location to make it as convenient for you as possible. We hope your student enjoys this amazing new meal program.



Margaret Rice, Director

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Culinary Services

Washougal School District

(360)954-3121

Technology and Chromebook Info

Tech Support

Do you have:

  • A broken device
  • Trouble logging in (see above for support first)
  • Other tech related issues


Contact Tech Support at techhelp@washougalsd.org or call Tech Support at 360-954-3671

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Grade Level Information

Students: Please make sure that you sign up for your Grade Level Google Classroom

It is important that each student has access to their grade level classroom. Important announcements, High School and Beyond information, surveys etc. will be posted here. The codes for Google Classrooms are below. Access through your Google account.
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Need Internet Support?

Internet Service or Hotspots for Students

The district is gathering names of students and families who need internet access to support their impactED online learning. There are two ways the district may be able to provide internet access, including a CARES Act-funded program to subsidize the cost of cable internet, DSL or other providers; and a district-funded option that would be delivered to individual families via a “hotspot,” or mobile internet connectivity device. If your family wishes to be contacted about these programs, please use the survey to let us know. We will ask for your location and contact information.


Depending on demand, the district will be able to provide internet-capable devices (i.e., tablets) for families with students who qualify for free and reduced price meals, students experiencing homelessness and others with a demonstrated need.

Communication: STUDENTS and Families

Washougal School District has a new and better way of communicating with families. Please make sure that you get signed up for ParentSquare. Click on the link below to get signed up if you haven't yet. We will be using ParentSquare primarily as our form of communication.


http://www.washougal.k12.wa.us/parentsquare/