about 1 year ago
Statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on school safety:
Nov. 5 — The Oct. 24 shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, which left four people dead, once again brought the need for safety into focus. Recent lockdowns in Moses Lake, Federal Way and Seattle underscore the threats students face. Below is a statement from State Superintendent Randy Dorn on recent events.
What occurred in Marysville on Oct. 24 was a tragedy. Making sure it never happens again is a goal we all share. With that in mind, I offer some tips in the hope that future tragedies can be prevented.
Understanding the importance of social media in our students’ lives will go a long way to helping those in pain. Social media is all around them, and many young people feel safer and are more open with Twitter and Tumblr and other channels.
Staff at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction have put together a two-page document on digital safety and cyberbullying that I think is very useful. It includes simple, common-sense tips – such as keeping communication open and watch for warning signs – as well as Web sites to visit for more information.
I urge you to distribute this document to everyone you can, especially parents.
I can’t guarantee that another tragedy won’t occur. But providing a safe place for students to talk about their fears and anger may help those emotions from boiling over.
about 1 year ago
Author Eric Ode is coming to Cascade on March 5th! Eric is an author, songwriter and poet for kids and families. He is a former teacher and will be at Cascade to get our students excited about the writing process. A link to a book order is below and is due no later than February 27th. Eric will sign all books purchased at this event. If you want more information please go to www.ericode.com.
Book Order Form
February Newsletter from
Click on the above link to read this month's newsletter
Half-Day on Wed, Nov 26
REMINDER: Next Wednesday is a half-day (schools are released 3 hours earlier than regularly scheduled) before Thanksgiving Thursday and there's no school Friday for Thanksgiving Break.
We wish all a happy, safe and fun Thanksgiving!
Eastmont Homework Diner-Nov 13 & 20
Do you know students and parents who could benefit from a hot meal and a study session?
The Eastmont School District will be hosting the Homework Diner Pilot for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade on November 6, 13, and 20, 2014.
The schedule is:
5:30 to 6:00 Check in and Dinner (Complimentary)
Healthy Youth Survey 2014
During the week of November 3-7, 2014 Eastmont School District's 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students will participate in the State of Washington's Healthy Youth Survey. This is a completely voluntary and confidential survey, designed to gather information to plan programs that support students in school and our community. The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service's Division of Behavioral and Health and Recovery, Family Policy Council, Department of Commerce, and Liquor Control Board.
For more information you can go to https://www.askhys.net
Start Time Change
Clovis Point and Sterling Intermediate School will change start and end times for those students in grades 5-7 effective October 6, 2014. After school wait-time for students riding buses in grades 5-7 continues to be up to 30 minutes. We anticipate that this change should reduce the wait time to less than 15 minutes.
Clovis Point Intermediate (effective October 6, 2014)
8:00 AM to 2:45 PM
Sterling Intermediate Grades 5-7 ONLY (effective October 6, 2014)
7:55 AM to 2:40 PM