The Jemtegaard FBLA are selling "History Nerd" T-Shirts. Follow this link for more details and ordering information.
The JMS staff would like to thank all of the parents who brought in food for the staff lunch on 5/7 for teacher appreciation. An extra thanks to Mary Kent and Heather Jones for setting up the lunch, and to Amy Lyall for working hard all week to organize meals and treats for the staff. We all greatly appreciate the support from our parents and community!
The track meet scheduled for Wednesday, May 13th at Castle Rock will still happen as scheduled. Students should arrive by 1:45 pm to catch the bus to Castle Rock. Please call JMS at 954-3400 if you have any questions.
The Washougal Association of Educators has voted to participate in a planned one day walkout. The Washougal School District will not hold regular classes at any school on Wednesday, May 13. This will cause the district to extend the school year by one day to meet the state requirement of 180 school days. The last day of school for students will now be Tuesday, June 16 instead of the planned last day of June 15. June 15 will now be a regular school day. June 16 will be a 3-hour early release.
The Washougal Association of Educators (WAE) has made it clear this work stoppage is not directed against the Washougal School Board, staff, students or patrons of Washougal School District. "The protest is against the Legislature, not the Washougal School District," said WAE President Dr. Frank Zahn in an email to the district. The WAE made its decision at the encouragement of the state teacher union, Washington Education Association, to protest a lack of state legislative progress in adequately funding schools.
The district was not consulted by the WAE in making this decision, and this is not an action the district endorses or supports, because of the interruption to our students’ education and to our community. "While the district firmly believes the legislature should fully fund schools, interrupting classroom learning is not an effective way to convey this message," said Superintendent Dawn Tarzian. "The district recognizes that this work stoppage will create an interruption to our students' education and will have an impact on every family that must find childcare or supervision for their children."
Regular classes will not be held at any school in Washougal School District on Wednesday, May 13. The only exceptions will be:
- Nationally scheduled Advanced Placement (AP) tests will be administered as scheduled;
- After school events and athletics scheduled to happen after the normal school day, if the advisor or coach is not part of the walkout;
- The Southwest Washington Childcare Consortium Centers (SWCCC) will be closed so Washougal students should be taken to Riverview Elementary at 12601 SE Riverridge Drive, Vancouver; and
- Evening parent meetings or outside organization use of our facilities will continue as planned.
If parents have questions about the impact of this action on school activities, please contact our office.
JMS iPads have been recently updated with a new filter that will apply our WSD internet filter to iPads when they are used at home. However, students will need to enter a password to access many sites from home. The instructions to access the filter are below:
1. Students should use Safari or Chrome on their iPads to go to www.apple.com
2. The filter page should come up. Enter the following log-in info (all lower-case)
3. Students should now be able to access the internet.
4. The filter times out after a few hours or when the iPad goes to sleep. Students will need to repeat the steps above if this happens.
Students who encounter difficulty should email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance (school email is not filtered).
We are asking our students to complete this survey during Advisory. Students will need to be logged into their washougalsd.org accounts to access the survey.
We are collecting input from parents regarding our school. We would appreciate it if you could take this survey. Thank you for your help as we evaluate our practices with the hopes of improving and refining them.
Comcast is offering a program that will provide internet to families for $9.95 per month. If one or more of your children qualifies for the National School Lunch Program (free/reduced lunch) you may be eligible. Click the link below for more information about the program:
JMS will release students at 11:40 on April 1, 2, and 3 for parent conferences. Teachers will be available for parent conferences from 12:00-3:00 on Wednesday and from 12:00-3:00 and 4:00-7:00 on Thursday. Teachers will not be available on Friday. Please contact JMS at 954-3400 with any questions about conferences.
Bell Schedule for Conferences:
It’s Stride time! Time to dust of the running shoes and get a move on. The 12th Annual Student Stride for Education will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Fishback Stadium.
The WSF Stride is a 5K run/walk + student grade races = fun for the whole family.
For more information or to register please visit the Washougal Schools Foundation website. Download a registration form using the link below: