Weekly Update from the Superintendent

December 1, 2021

Dear students, staff, families and community, 

The extensive flooding that closed our schools for five days, November 15 through 19, was proclaimed an emergency, which allowed us to apply for a waiver for some of that missed time.  OSPI is only requiring us to make up three of the five days with students.  Staff will need to make up all five days giving us the opportunity to provide professional learning on the other two days. Our calendar already has three days set aside for inclement weather on June 17, 20, and 21.  Therefore, June 16, 17, and 20 are now full days of school. The last day of school will be June 21 with early dismissal.  Any additional closures for inclement weather or other safety issues will need to be added to the end of the school year.  Let’s hope that the snow accumulates in abundance on the mountain without impacting roads in the rest of the District.  Our updated calendar is posted on our website. 

We are requesting input from families and community partners regarding learning recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.  Please take a moment to complete this very brief survey by Saturday, December 4 to help us make sure we are using our ESSER funds to specifically meet the needs of our school community based on your priorities.  After we close the survey,  we will appraise you of the results and how we are using this feedback for planning and programing learning opportunities in the future. 

Congratulations to Ms. Hubbert’s 5th grade class at Harmony Elementary.  They were chosen to create ornaments for the National Christmas Tree display in Washington D.C.  Click here to check out the article as well as a slideshow showcasing their Washington themed ornaments. 

Winter athletic competitions begin this week.  For more information check out Go Baker Athletics.  Please note that masks are required for spectators at all indoor events.  Guidelines may vary for away games, so please be prepared to adhere to stricter guidelines in these cases.  We want our winter sports season to be a great experience for everyone.  Good luck student athletes! 

Go Baker!

Mary Sewright, Superintendent
(360) 617-4600