Grizzly News

Evergreen Middle School - April 2, 2021

Update From Mr. Syron

Dear Parents/Guardians:

ALL students are back to school 5 days a week in person starting April 12. We are excited and looking forward to having kids together again. Please see the new schedule below as there are some changes to the lunch times. Guidance for lunch remains the same with 6 feet of social distancing between students while they eat. We will have three lunches and they will eat by grade level at different times.

Morning Drop Off:

When you pull up in our valet lines please just drop your student(s) off and have them head for the east entrance. We will properly line them up and take their temperature outside before entering the building. This will speed up the process. Please do not drop students off any earlier than 8:25. We will not open the doors until 8:30 like we have been doing.

Afternoon Pick Up:

In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion on 16th Ave. we will stagger releasing students by grade level:

6th grade valet students will be released at 2:00

7th grade valet students will be released at 2:03

8th grade valet students will be released at 2:05

If you are picking up multiple grade level students please come at the later arrival time. We will monitor our arrival and dismissal changes and will make adjustments if we need to.

As we welcome back all students all day every day, students will be expected to attend school every day. Just like we did before COVID, if your student is sick, has an appointment or you have a family trip, please call our attendance line, to excuse your student (558-3706).

Zoom will no longer be an option for students. We will only have Zoom available for students who have been put on a COVID quarantine by our building COVID coordinator. Our teachers are excited to have all students back in the classroom, so it is important for students to be here to get the most out of their learning.

Thanks for your support,


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New Schedule Starting on Monday, April 12th

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A Message From Mr. Syron Regarding Sports:

Grizzly Families,

When we started the discussion to bring back middle school sports we were focused on giving kids an opportunity for the extra-curricular aspect of school and all the positive outcomes that come with sports. Initially, we didn’t think we would be able to hold competitions and thought the programs would be more like intramurals within each school. As protocols relaxed, we started a conversation to bring back competitions between schools which is where we stand today.

All this to say: We are issuing uniforms to athletes and are asking parents/guardians to pay a $10 uniform fee to help with the cleaning and maintenance of our uniforms through each season. You can send the $10 with your student anytime and they can turn that money into the office. (For upcoming sports, when students complete the paperwork and turn it into the office, we would ask for the $10 to be turned in at that time.)

If the uniform fee causes a hardship for your family, please reach out to me 558-3717 or Heather Crooks at 558-3701 and we will come up with a solution. This fee should not deter any student from participating in any sport we offer this spring.


Mike Syron

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We want to give a couple resources that might benefit your student(s) this spring or summer if you are a family that qualifies for free/reduced lunch.

First, Valleyfest has a grant program they run each year, and I just learned there are grants available for this spring and summer. Please see flyer below. If your student would like to attend a camp or take a class related to art, science, math, music or sports OR needs equipment for home related to these experiences, we can apply for this grant. If approved, Valleyfest will pay up to $200 directly to the organization or vendor involved. For instance, last year a few students went to the basketball camp at the HUB or a youth summer camp at their church with funding from the grant.

If you are interested or would like more information, please email or call Mrs. Nootenboom. As their school counselor, I have to be the one to fill out the grant application but it is pretty simple. If you have a student at another CVSD school, let me know and I can contact the counselor at that school.

Valleyfest Grant Program

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HUB Sports Center Camps

This link is to various camps offered at or by the HUB; each camp has a link with more information including age requirements.


YMCA Financial Assistance

The YMCA offers a fee reduction for up to 35% for qualifying low income families. Follow this link to fill out a quick application (2021 Childcare & Financial Assistance Application) and see if you qualify. This can be used to reduce monthly fees or for a reduction in summer camp fees.


SVT Summer Classes

Finally, SVT is offering 5 different courses this summer in a three week program (June 22-July 9) where students can earn a .5 CTE high school credit!! Check it out here. Only for current 8th grade students – must be going into 9th grade in the fall. You do not have to be an SVT student (this is for students going to any CVSD high school next year). This program is FREE!


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Contacts at Evergreen Middle School

14221 E. 16th Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99037