Sequim School District
News & Notes - November 2023
Let's Paint Unity with Orange!
Unity Day, initiated by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, stands as a beacon of hope during National Bullying Prevention Month. It's a collective commitment to fostering kindness, acceptance, and inclusion, aiming to eradicate bullying from our society.
Why orange? Orange, the vibrant hue of October, symbolizes safety, visibility, warmth, and inclusivity. Sequim School District invited students, staff and community to don orange and spread the message that bullying is never acceptable. Showing support for a world where every student can feel safe—in school, online, and within our communities.
Let's make a difference, not just in Sequim schools, but in our wider community and online spaces. Together, we can create a world where bullying has no place.
Details for students and families from Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
We Appreciate Our Principals!
Principal Appreciation Month is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the incredible individuals who lead our schools with unwavering dedication and passion. We are fortunate to have some outstanding principals in our community. Let's take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate their tireless efforts they bring to our schools and the lives of our children.
Greywolf Elementary: Principal Jennifer Lopez and Asst. Principal Tami Ota
Jennifer Lopez and Tami Ota, you are the dynamic duo at Greywolf Elementary, and your leadership is exceptional. Your hard work, commitment, and genuine care for the students, teachers, and staff is evident in the energetic atmosphere and early learning environment at Greywolf. Your ability to foster a sense of community and provide a nurturing space for students to grow is truly commendable.
Helen Haller Elementary: Principal Rebecca Stanton and Asst. Principal Casey Lanning
Rebecca Stanton and Casey Lanning, your commitment to Helen Haller Elementary is phenomenal. You set the bar high when it comes to creating an inclusive environment where every student feels valued and supported. Your ability to identify and address the unique needs of your students is nothing short of remarkable. Your focus on building a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence in your students lays a strong foundation for their future success.
Olympic Peninsula Academy and Dungeness Virtual School: Principal Ned Floeter
Ned Floeter, your dedication to alternative education and personalized learning is a game-changer for many students. You empower them to take ownership of their education and flourish in ways that suit their individual needs. Your innovative approach not only prepares students academically but also equips them with the adaptability and self-motivation necessary for success.
Sequim Middle School: Principal Kristin Lunt and Asst. Principal Candice Ward
Kristin Lunt and Candice Ward, you foster an environment of collaboration and support that encourages students to explore their full potential. Your mentorship, guidance, and advocacy for both students and educators are evident in the growth and achievements of SMS. You've created a space where students not only excel academically but also develop essential life skills and character traits.
Sequim High School: Principal Erin Fox and Asst. Principal Robby Fox
Erin Fox and Robby Fox, your leadership at Sequim High School is remarkable. Your commitment to education is all-encompassing, providing not only the academic growth of your students but also their personal development. Under your guidance, students don't just leave high school well-prepared for higher education and careers; they become well-rounded, responsible, and compassionate individuals. The success stories that emerge from SHS serve as a resounding testament to your outstanding leadership.
We want to express our heartfelt thanks for your dedication, hard work, and the positive influence you make in the lives of our students. You are guiding lights in our educational community. We are grateful for your leadership, your passion, and your commitment to shaping the future of our youth. Thank you for all that you do every day of the year.
OPA Fall Harvest Festival
What an incredible day it was at Olympic Peninsula Academy's Fall Harvest Festival! This annual event brought joy with its wide range of exciting activities. From games to creative crafting, a delightful cupcake walk, and cider press, this festival had it all.
A massive shoutout and heartfelt thanks to all the dedicated staff and volunteers who poured their heart and soul into making this event a success. Without your hard work and enthusiasm, it wouldn't have been possible. Thank you!
And let's not forget to mention how "otterly wonderful" it all was to see everyone having fun! The sense of togetherness and school spirit was truly heartwarming. It's events like these that create cherished memories that last a lifetime.
Become a 2023-24 Sequim School District Volunteer!
Upcoming District Dates:
November (The month of November is Academic Writing Month)
November 1: No School (Conference Day)
November 6: School Board Meeting at 5:30pm in the SHS Library
November 10: No School (Veterans Day Observed) Thank you veterans!
November 20: School Board Meeting at 5:30pm in the SHS Library
November 22: Early Release Day
November 23 & 24: No School (Thanksgiving Break
Community Events & Activities
Sequim School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Victoria Balint, email@example.com 503 N Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382, 360-582-3260, and for Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Cheryl Pillon, 503 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382, 360-582-3405, firstname.lastname@example.org.