Aberdeen Schools

Keeping you informed about our schools -- December 2, 2022

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Renew FlashAlert to keep getting emergency news

In the photo above, students are arriving two hours late at Robert Gray Elementary School on Friday morning. The wait was worth it, as the snow that blanketed the area had all but disappeared and conditions were much safer.

The Harbor went to bed Thursday night with an overnight forecast of clear skies, but Grays Harbor's notoriously unpredictable weather was up to its usual tricks. It snowed overnight, leaving more than an inch on the ground in Aberdeen, with colder temps and deeper snow in the outlying areas, prompting the two-hour late start.

This is your annual reminder to renew your FlashAlert account before December 15. Weather closure information is shared on several ASD5 platforms, but FlashAlert is the most reliable and it is posted the earliest. It is the primary platform for announcing a school emergency closure due to weather.

Families should also make sure their telephone number is up to date at school in order to receive a robo-call when there is a late-start or closure.

Renew/Refresh Your Account
This link also provides information on how to download the FlashAlert app so you can get alerts on your smart phone.

Create a New FlashAlert Account

It's all 'Hands On' After School

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Many thanks to the Hands on Children's Museum for the hands-on activities shared with schools to use in the 21st Century After School Program. In the After School Program, students work collaboratively on homework or other learning goals before transitioning to activities. Check with your student's school for more information on how to sign up.


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Next School Board meeting is at Central Park

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Central Park Elementary School and via webinar.

Those who attend are welcome to sign up at the meeting to provide public comment on agenda items. Written public comment for the record can also be submitted up to noon the day of the meeting by writing to schoolboard@asd5.org. Other comments or concerns can be brought to the attention of the district by contacting the Superintendent's Office or by contacting individual board members.

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Calendar Notes:

  • Closure Makeup Day: The makeup day for the emergency school closure on Oct. 3 is on Friday, May 26. Some calendars show this as a non-school day unless needed. It is now a school day. Download an updated calendar.
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You can find a breakdown by school on the Health & Safety page on the ASD5 website.

Staying in touch with Leadership

School Office Hours

A.J. West Elementary School
  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2130 / Principal Lorie Brady

Central Park Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2170 / Principal Joan Hoehn

McDermoth Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2120 / Principal Mindi Hammill

Robert Gray Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2140 / Principal Sherri Northington

Stevens Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2150 / Principal Jamie Stotler

Harbor Learning Center

  • Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2180 / Principal Lisa Griebel

Hopkins Preschool

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2190 / Principal Joan Hoehn

Miller Junior High School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2100 / Principal John Meers

Aberdeen High School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2040 General / Principal Aaron Roiko
  • (360) 538-2060 Attendance Line


The Aberdeen 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: Christi Sayres, Title IX Coordinator and Civil rights Compliance Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2222; csayres@asd5.org; Dr. Richard Bates, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2017; rbates@asd5.org.