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Aberdeen School District No. 5 -- April 30, 2021
Students in Kelly Eddy's 5th Grade class at Stevens Elementary School took part in a STEM activity last week. Students engineered Playdough Marble Runs -- an activity where each student used concepts learned in class to design, test, adjust and perfect their own obstacle course for a marble to traverse. Supplies included Dixie cups, Playdough, glue, straws and whatever else was handy in the classroom.
STEM stands for Science, Technology Engineering and Math. Often, an "A" is added for the Arts to spell STEAM. These hands-on activities give students the opportunity to be creative using the math, science and engineering concepts that they are taught in class.
Also in this Issue:
- Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7
- Health forms become a weekly, not daily, requirement
- Agenda for the May 4 School Board meeting
- Registration opens Monday for summer sessions of Twin Harbors Skills Center
- Dates for your calendar
Health attestations transition to weekly
Parents, are you ready for some good news? The decision has been made to collect health attestation forms on Mondays – just once a week – instead of daily. The change begins immediately – on Monday, May 3.
Temperature checks will still be required for entry to school, and school staff will continue to refer any students exhibiting symptoms to the nurse’s office.
Additional information about the new protocol:
- Parents will still be called and students will not be allowed to attend class until their weekly attestation form is in place.
- If a student is not in school on a Monday, the attestation form will be required on the first day of their return to school.
- Families with more than one student at the same school no longer need a form for each of their students. A single attestation form can be submitted. If students are at different schools, each student will still need a form on file each week at their school.
Superintendent Alicia Henderson noted that the new protocol is part of the district's ongoing process to evolve health and safety protocols to be consistent with state guidelines and the growing body of best practices.
Aberdeen School District Board of Directors
Next Meeting of the Board is Tuesday, May 4
Join the Meeting (Zoom link)
The next regular meeting of the School Board is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, via webinar. Agenda materials and a link to join the meeting are posted on the district website at least 24 hours in advance and usually the Friday before the meeting.
Written public comment is accepted until 3:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. Public comment should be submitted to email@example.com. Comments are shared with the board and become part of the online meeting record.
Friday, May 7, is a non-school day. (Unused snow day)
Twin Harbors offering In Person Skills Center this summer
Twin Harbors, A Branch of New Market Skills Center, is offering summer skills classes free of charge for high school students entering grades 9-12. Two sessions will be offered and students can earn 0.5 credits in any course successfully completed.
Registration opens Monday, May 3, and will close Friday, June 11.
The first session will run from June 16 until July 2, while the second session is scheduled July 6-22. Classes will be in person from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, with breakfast and lunch provided.
Visit the Twin Harbors Skills Center page for registration information.
Session 1 courses include:
- Automotive Technology,
- Electrical Engineering,
- Computer Animation and
- Photography and
- Graphic Arts.
Session 2 courses include:
- Health Care Careers and
- Culinary Arts.
Twin Harbors serves students from 11 school districts including: Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Lake Quinault, Montesano, North Beach, Ocosta, Raymond, South Bend, Taholah, Willapa Valley and Wishkah Valley.
Registration is also open now for fall programs. Students and families interested in summer or fall opportunities can attend an open house set for 6-7 p.m. on Monday, May 3, at Aberdeen High School, 410 North G Street. Inquiries may also be directed to Director Lynn Green at 360-538-2038.
Dates to remember
Your patience and understanding is appreciated as our schools navigate what end-of-year celebrations and ceremonies will look like. Here is what we know so far:
- Miller 6th Grade Family Orientation is planned as a webinar on Thursday, May 20. From 6 to 6:45 p.m. the program will be in English, and a Spanish language version will be offered from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
- AHS Prom cannot be a district event, but senior parents are holding a junior/senior prom event on May 22 with details being sent by that group soon.
- AVID Senior Night will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the AHS Commons. Each AVID senior will be provided two (2) guest tickets.
- AHS Senior Parent Information Night via webinar at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.
- Harbor High Graduation via webinar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.
- Senior Awards Night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Sam Benn Gym. Details on attendance are still being worked out, as well as how families can access streaming of the event.
- Moving Up Assembly/Senior Signing Assembly will be a virtual event via webinar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 10.
- Graduation is Friday, June 11, at Stewart Field. Admission by ticket only.
Graduation Parade: starting from Shoppes at Riverside parking lot at 4:30 p.m.
Graduation will take place at 7 p.m. at Stewart Field. Based on current guidelines, each graduate will have four tickets to share.
May 3: Registration opens for students interested in credit retrieval toward graduation and for Skills Center courses this summer.
Staying in touch with Leadership
- Superintendent Alicia Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Office, Elyssa Louderback, email@example.com
- Human Resources, Christi Sayres, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Education, Rick Bates, email@example.com
- Career & Technical Education, Lynn Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching, Learning & Technology, Traci Sandstrom, email@example.com
- Food Services, Jaime Matisons, firstname.lastname@example.org
The School Board has approved the 180-day calendar for next year. Now that school days are set, it will be updated as other planning is confirmed. First day of school is Wed., Sept. 1.
****************************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; email@example.com; Dr. Richard Bates, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2017; firstname.lastname@example.org.