Sequim School District

News & Notes - August/September 2023

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Welcome to the new school year!

It is with great anticipation that I welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! The beginning of each September is an exciting time, as it sets the table for opportunities for new beginnings and fresh starts for classrooms, friendships, and academic success. Your time in the Sequim School District is a time to grow, challenge yourself with rigorous learning, and enjoy the many adventures this new school year has to offer.

Our schools’ teams have poured countless hours into planning and preparing for this special year ahead. At this time, I would like to highlight the Sequim School District Maintenance & Custodial departments for their hard work during this summer break. Not only have they kept pace with the reconfiguration of classrooms in both elementary school buildings, but they have done so efficiently in conjunction with school staff and volunteers. I would like to offer a tremendous thank you to our Sequim School District volunteers, community organizations and Sequim Beautiful Day group who came together to help pack, clean, and move classrooms on June 27 and 28. Your time spent volunteering enhanced and supported our maintenance and custodial departments’ work thus making a true difference. Thank you!

As the summer progresses, so have our summer facilities projects on the inside and out. One of the most significant projects is the replacement of our Sequim High School gym floor. We look forward to our students enjoying the new floor, whether in P.E. class or as a student athlete for years to come. Roof maintenance and HVAC replacement will occur on several of our buildings, improvements to our wi-fi network cabling is underway. Our grounds crew continues to address the upkeep to our campuses from landscaping to line striping and a new parking and drop off configuration has been designed for the OPA campus. We look forward to welcoming our students back with these updates.

As the new school year sits on the horizon, I look forward to working with you to provide a productive and safe learning atmosphere that supports student success. Our teaching teams will continue to foster an atmosphere that promotes learning and prioritizes relationships. Many opportunities will present themselves for students. I encourage all children to explore, embrace and engage with the learning that comes from trying something new. We can’t wait to welcome our students back to campus in September and hope to see you at the Back to School Fair on August 26th.


Regan Nickels, Superintendent

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What is Summer P-EBT?

Qualifying children under age 6 as well as school-aged children who attended school in person during the 2022-23 school year may receive a one-time lump sum of $120 per child to cover the summer period through July and August 2023. School-aged children enrolled in Washington state schools that operate the NSLP who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and all students enrolled in a school operating the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) and/or Provision 2 are eligible for Summer 2023 P-EBT benefits. This means that each student that attended school at GW, HH, SMS, SHS and OPA during the 2022-23 school year is eligible to receive a P-EBT card.

P-EBT benefits will be distributed August to early fall. This is the final school year for P-EBT due to the Public Health Emergency expiring May 11, 2023.

If you have any questions regarding Summer P-EBT please call P-EBT contact

center: 1-833-518-0282 or for more information regarding the program visit:

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Sequim Middle School Important Dates:

6th Grade Timberwolf Day

Monday, August 28 at Sequim Middle School 1pm-5:30pm

7th & 8th Grade Timberwolf Day

Tuesday, August 29 at Sequim Middle School 1pm-5:30pm

Sequim High School Important Dates:

New (to Sequim School District) Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 22 in the High School Library 9:30am-11:00am

Freshman Link Day

Tuesday, September 5 at Sequim High School 9am-12:30pm

Wolf Pack Day

Tuesday, September 5 at Sequim High School 2pm-7pm

**Leo's Photography will be here during this time to take student photos for the year. Photo's will be used for the yearbook and for student ID cards.

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Welcome New Director of Transportation

Donald Hall has most recently served as the Director of Transportation for Mason County School Transportation and also served in this capacity with the Toledo School District. He is certified as a driver/ trainer through OSPI and is the current President for the Capital Chapter of the Washington Association of Pupil Transportation. He is a member of the National Association of Pupil Transportation and enrolled in their Director of Transportation certification program. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Hall to Sequim School District.
2023-2024 School Supply Lists!

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Welcome to a new school year filled with opportunities to learn and engage! We are looking forward to seeing you and your student back at school. Did you know that at least one out of every 10 students in the United States misses 10 percent of the school year? That’s the point when absences — excused or unexcused — start to add up to academic trouble. These attendance gaps lead to achievement gaps. Attending school regularly is essential for students to gain the academic and social skills they need to succeed. Chronic absenteeism leaves third graders unable to read proficiently, sixth graders struggling with coursework, and high school students off track for graduation.

This September, join the Attendance Awareness Campaign and be on the lookout for incentive activities at each school. Let’s all work together to make sure all kids attend today so they can achieve tomorrow.

Become a 2023-24 Sequim School District Volunteer!

2023-24 Food Service


The Sequim School District understands the importance of having a nourishing meal, therefore there is no cost to families for breakfast and lunch.


For the 2023/2024 school year, our schools are participating in a federal program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)/Provision 2. This program allows all children who attend school in person to eat at no cost to families. However, some education programs we provide are funded with state dollars, which in the past has been determined by collecting Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications. We will no longer be collecting Free and Reduced-Price Applications, instead, we must collect the Family Income Survey. This form helps us determine household information for all students attending CEP and Provision 2 schools. Without this information, our schools could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.


Your child(ren) may qualify for other state or federally funded school benefits. This includes fee waivers for sports, clubs, dances and other programs that may be offered by your child’s FOOD SERVICE school.

Providing a copy of your "Notice of Eligibility" to the school office will verify eligibility for certain programs that your child(ren) may qualify for.

You will receive a “Notice of Eligibility” letter via e-mail once you have been approved, or a copy can be printed anytime from Skyward Family Access. You also have the option to fill out a Consent to Share Form, which can be obtained from your school office.


The Family Income Survey captures information and ensures the district/school receives state funding for education programs. Please take a moment to complete the Family Income Survey (one survey per household).

Family Income Surveys will be sent home and/or mailed to families at the beginning of the school year. If you do not receive a paper copy, one may be picked up from your child’s school or the District Office. Please note, the Family Income Survey will not be available through Skyward Family Access.

We’re excited to offer school meals at no cost to families and in order to continue this program, we must collect this important data. We appreciate your help.

Upcoming District Dates:


August 21- First Day of Fall Sports

August 21- School Board Meeting at 5:30pm in the SHS Library

August 22- New (to Sequim School District) Student Orientation 9:30-11 in the SHS Library

August 26- Back-to-School Fair at the Boys & Girls Club in Sequim 10am-1pm

August 28- 6th grade Timberwolf Day 1-5:30pm

August 29- 7th & 8th grade Timberwolf Day 1-5:30pm


September 5- Freshman Link Day 9am-12:30pm

September 5- Wolf Pack Day 2-7pm

September 5- Greywolf Open House 4-6pm

September 5- Helen Haller Open House 4:30-6:30pm

September 5- School Board Meeting at 5:30pm in the SHS Library

September 6- First Day of the 2023-24 School Year!

September 6-8- Kindergarten Conferences

September 7- Olympic Peninsula Academy Otter Day

September 11- First Day of Kindergarten

September 18- School Board Meeting at 5:30pm in the SHS Library

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

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Upcoming Events & Activities

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Sequim 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: Victoria Balint,, Title IX Coordinators, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Sequim School District Office, 503 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382, 360-582-3260; and for Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Cheryl McAliley, 503 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382,360-582-3401,