New Teacher

Port Townsend Online Program

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New Online Program Teacher

The Online Program and OCEAN K-12 have grown so much that we have been able to hire an additional teacher who will be shared across both programs.


The new teacher, Katie Quimby will begin teaching with us today, October 18, 2021. Some students will begin working with Katie Quimby as their conferencing Teacher and she will take over providing feedback for some Online Classes. Lisa Olsen will continue to work with Online Program students as well.


Katie is an experienced teacher and school librarian that has worked in ALE programs in the Olympia School District. Please give her a warm welcome.


“I’m super excited to work with students and families in the Online Program. I hope my husband, our puppy, our cat, and eventually, our chickens, will join me soon in Port Townsend. For now, I will spend my week living with my wonderful parents who live in PT, and then I will drive back to Olympia each weekend. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you, and to many learning adventures!” Katie

State Testing Schedule

This week we are completing State Testing. Thank you to all the students who worked hard to complete their testing already


Students will be dropped off and picked up from the Online Classroom at the 902 Portable Building behind Blue Heron. Students should bring a book or quiet activity to do if they finish early. Make-up testing will be available on October 20 at 12pm if a student misses their testing time due to illness.



Testing Schedule


Grade 6
  • October 21, 8:30am-10:00am



Grade 9
  • October 21, 8:30am-10:00am


Grade 11
  • October 21, 12:00pm-2:30pm


Grade 12
  • October 20, 8:30am-9:30am and
  • October 21, 12:00pm-2:30pm

Non-discrimination statement

Port Townsend School District No. 50 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, immigration status, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642): Amy Khile, 1610 Blaine Street , (360) 379-4603, akhile@ptschools.org


Title IX Officer: Laurie McGinnis, 1610 Blaine Street, (360) 379-4602, lmcginnis@ptschools.org


Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Shelby MacMeekin, 1610 Blaine Street, (360) 379-4366, smacmeekin@ptschools.org

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