McLoughlin Middle School Newsletter

December 2021

McLoughlin Middle School

Principal: Travis Boeh

Associate: Sondra Pamiroyan

Associate: Sara Tackett

Dean: Ty Stanley

Dean: Sally Kroon


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

Dear McLoughlin Families,


Happy Holidays! This time of year always sneaks up on me as the time flies by for our school year. I hope you are able to find some joy in this time of year.


At McLoughlin, we have entered our second Trimester so please encourage your students to set goals for themselves and work hard to improve. Each trimester is an opportunity for students to work on learning and developing positive habits at school and at home. We will continue to work with students and encourage them to be on time and engaged in their classes as two things they have some direct control over each day.


If you have been following the news this year around schools, you may have heard that many schools across the country have experienced challenges with student behavior and vandalism. Many of these issues have been connected to the “Tik Tok” app that is popular with students. Here at Mac, we have experienced our fair share of challenges, and we continue to engage our students in conversations about taking responsibility for themselves and being a positive part of our community. Collectively, we have all had to adjust to the daily life of in-person learning after our previous year of remote learning. One thing that I always keep in mind when there are challenges like these is that the vast majority of our students are engaged positively most of the time, and that students engaged in negative behaviors are all capable of doing the right thing. I believe in the goodness of our students, and appreciate all you can do to support them to make the right choices when at school or anywhere in our community.


Thank you for continuing to support our school and students as we learn and grow together.

Sincerely,



Travis Boeh

Important Dates in December

December 20th -31st winter Break no school

Counselor Information

Last names A-G: Samir Sankari (Samir.Sankari@vansd.org)

Last names H-O: Lisa Bradin (Lisa.Bradin@vansd.org)

Last names P-Z: Juanita Yasu(Juanita.Yasu@vansd.org)

VPS IS HIRING

Are you, or do you know someone who would be a great addition to our Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) team? Did you know that VPS hosts monthly Substitute and Classified Candidate Day interviews for qualified applicants?


Vancouver Public Schools is now hiring for full-time, part-time, substitute, and seasonal


employees in the following areas:

Paraeducators, Cafeteria Assistants

Bus drivers, Custodial Assistants, Coaches


See Vansd.org for details.

https://vansd.org/human-resources/

Family and Community Resource Center

Marisol Garcia, FCRC Coordinator: Marisol.Garcia@vansd.org


The Family and Community Resource Center is here to help with basic needs and school supplies, including support with internet access, and may be able to connect you with other resources in the community. Please let us know if there is something you need and we will do our best to support you.

PARKING LOT SAFETY- Parent Drop off and Pick-up

In order to minimize hazards to students we are asking drivers to follow these procedures to ensure a safe pick up and drop off in the MAC parking lot:



  • Pick up time in the afternoon is 3:45-3:50
  • Pull as far forward as possible and continue doing so as cars pull out. We will be asking students to wait further west on the sidewalk rather than in front of the office.
  • Form ONE line next to the curb when waiting in your car. Do not stop in the middle of the driveway to pick up or drop off your student.
  • Remain in your car unless you are parked in a parking space




Please be aware that school zone traffic laws are in effect all year. Watch for the yellow flashing light and remember to slow down—20 miles per hour—and stop at crosswalks whenever students are present. Use caution when entering and parking in the MAC parking lot.

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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.