Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Welcome back students!  We hope you had a relaxing & fun winter break!

Congratulations Isabel Vega and DJ Sanders for representing the WOLFPACK WAY with Selflessness and Commitment.  Thank you to Mrs. Bare and Mrs. Ward for recognizing these students. Please stop by the Counseling Center for your treat.

First Semester ends on January 26th, 2018, providing we don't have to use any snow days!  

Are you interested in Archery?  Come check out the 4-H Shooting Sports Club at their meeting on January 4th @ the Goldendale Primary School cafeteria @ 6pm.  You can also call Bill Campbell @ 250-2279 for info.

As we return from winter break, please continue to use care and caution on the sidewalks, parking areas, and roadways.  Please refrain from throwing snowballs and driving recklessly on the school property.  Possible discipline and loss of parking privileges will be administered to violators. Let's enjoy the season in a safe manner.

Seniors:  A separate monthly SENIOR BULLETIN for Scholarships/College Information is now available in the CCC and on the Goldendale high school website.

JUNIORS & SENIORS:  Are you considering going to a 4-year university?  If so, ACT or SAT scores are REQUIRED for admittance!  The SAT test  will be given two more times this school year at GHS.  You may register online until Feb. 9 for the March 10th SAT test date and register online until April 6 for the May 5 test date.  Please stop by the CCC for registration information.  We also have a limited number of FEE WAIVERS for students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunches.  Please ask Mrs. Fields or Mrs. Lee if you are not sure if you qualify.

Lunch:  Chicken Gravy on Mashed Potatoes or Cheeseburger

In effort to keep parents and community members informed regarding important issues affecting our schools, this letter is written to explain changes in regard to the new legislation centered on student achievement and accountability.  As the new state assessment (Smarter Balanced Testing) data builds its foundation, and state legislation defines the new ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), schools are held accountable for participation rates.  Goldendale School District met participation rates of 95% for all students in all three schools.  Find specific and detailed data regarding Goldendale’s performance, as well as how we compare with state and other schools in our state at: http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx.

The Goldendale School District receives supplemental funds through the Title I, Part A grant.  One of the initiatives of this grant is to support parents and families’ ability to stay informed and develop successful partnership with the school.  There are many opportunities to stay involved and informed.  Parents are encouraged to contact their building Principals and Special Programs Coordinator with questions.  Parents are invited to participate in and attend their appropriate school’s Leadership team meetings, attend the bi-annual Parent and Family Engagement meetings and support PTO events.  Parents and guardians are entitled to be informed of their rights and the process for Title I complaints.   If your concern was not addressed by the Special Programs Coordinator or Principal please contact OSPI 360.725.6100 or mail your complaint to Citizen Complaint – Title I, Part A Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504.  If you are interested in more information the OSPI website can be located at www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx.

Non-Discrimination Statement

 In accordance with Federal law, the Goldendale School District is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to John Westerman, Title IX, ADA/504 Director, Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Compliance Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Officer of Goldendale School District No. 404, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale WA 98620 or call (509) 773-5846or email to jwesterman@gsd404.org. Goldendale School District is an equal opportunity employer, complies with all Federal Rules and Regulations, and does not discriminate for all district employment opportunities. Goldendale School District is an equal opportunity employer, complies with all Federal Rules and Regulations, and does not discriminate for all district programs and employment opportunities.


De acuerdo con la ley federal, el distrito escolar de Goldendale está prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, orientación sexual, expresión de género, identidad de género, credo, religión, edad, veterano o situación militar, discapacidad o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio por una persona con una discapacidad, y proporciona acceso a los Boy Scouts of America y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para presentar una queja de discriminación, escriba a John Westerman, Título IX, ADA / 504 Director de, acoso, intimidación y Oficial de Cumplimiento La intimidación y el Oficial de Cumplimiento de los Derechos Civiles del distrito escolar de Goldendale No. 404, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale WA 98620 o llame al (509) 773-5846 o por correo electrónico a jwesterman@gsd404.org. El Distrito escolar de Goldendale es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades, cumple con todas las reglas y regulaciones federales, y no discrimina por todas las oportunidades de empleo de distrito. Distrito escolar de Goldendale es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades, cumple con todas las reglas y regulaciones federales, y no discrimina a contra los programas del distrito y las oportunidades de empleo.