NES Notes Home

We are Kind, We are Learners, We are Leaders

May 9, 2022

Big picture

Note from the Principal

Hello NES Families,

Happy Monday! This week brings our last Early Release day of the year on Wednesday. Student dismissal will be at 12:50pm.

Also, I'd like to invite all families to join me and Superintendent, Matt Galley, for a spring NES Family Meeting. It's been a long time since we've been able to gather together and talk about our school and district mission, our goals, and family involvement.

We are providing an in-person and Zoom option to make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate:

  • In-person on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30pm: NES Family Meeting/ "Coffee with the Principal and Superintendent" here at school. Childcare will be provided.
  • Zoom meeting on Thursday, June 9th at 6:30pm: This is fo all elementary school families who are unable to attend the in-person meeting or who prefer zoom.

We look forward to seeing you! And remember, families are welcome to volunteer in our school at this time. Please see below for the volunteer paperwork, or contact our front office.


Katie Brown

Big picture

Staff Appreciation Week!

Many thanks to our PTA, parents and students from the staff at Nooksack Elementary. We appreciate the wonderful treats, luncheon, gifts and cards we received for Staff Appreciation Week. We are so fortunate to work in a district with such strong community support!

Big picture

Health Update

There has been an uptick of positive COVID cases in Whatcom County in general and we are seeing more positive cases in our schools since returning from Spring Break.

Please help keep our community healthy and classrooms open by keeping students home who are symptomatic or ill. Call the school and speak to one of our health staff to review symptoms or to report an exposure to COVID and to schedule testing if needed. Rapid COVID testing at every school site is readily available.

Should an outbreak occur in a classroom or within a specific group ( sports or clubs), the health department may require short term use of masks, testing and/or moving to remote learning.

For those who are eligible for COVID vaccine, you can find Whatcom County pop up clinic information at

The health department will host a free vaccine clinic at Nooksack Valley Middle School on April 30th and May 14th from 10:00-1:00. Walk-ins welcome!

Register for Kindergarten Today

If you have a child, or know of a child, who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall of 2022, please complete the online enrollment registration. Children must be five years of age by August 31, 2022, to enroll.

Our Kindergarten Registration Event was on April 19th. If you were unable to attend, please enroll online or call our office. We are happy to help you!

Nooksack Elementary - Sandra Compton at (360) 966-3321


For help in Spanish - please contact Sylvia Mendoza at (360) 961-6275 or via email:

To access the Online Enrollment Portal, go to: Home - Nooksack Valley School District (

Click on the ENROLLMENT tab.

If you are a new family to the district, click here: NEW STUDENT ONLINE ENROLLMENT

If you currently have other students in the district, click here: SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

Once you are logged into SKYWARD, select “New Student Enrollment” under the house button.

Notification of Race/Ethnicity Update Needed

Parents/Guardians: Recently, the US Department of Education and OSPI changed the reporting categories for student ethnicity and race data. As a result, we need to ask you to identify your child as either Hispanic/Latino or not Hispanic/Latino (Ethnicity), and by one or more racial groups (State/Federal Race). We ask that you log into your Family Access account and select the “New Online Form – Race/Ethnicity Resurvey” to complete the two questions. Please complete and submit this form for each of your enrolled students. If you decline to provide this information, the US Dept. of Education requires school district staff to use observer-identification as a last resort for collecting the data. Thank you for your help with this.

Volunteers are Welcome

Our schools are now able to accept parent volunteers again. Please click here for the VOLUNTEER PACKET. You can also call the district office at (360) 988-4754 to see if your volunteer status is still active.


COVID-19 Symptom's but haven't had any exposure to someone with the virus? Follow this flow chart to see Washington State Health Department's recommendations.

Last Day of School is Friday, June 17th 12:50 pm

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture