Medical Lake School District #326
P.O. Box 128, 116 W. Third Street
Medical Lake, WA 99022
phone: (509) 565-3100 fax: (509) 565-3102
Message from the Superintendent
I’d like to take a moment to welcome everyone back for the start of the 2015-16 school year. I am excited to begin my second year as the Superintendent of the Medical Lake School District. I would like to thank our staff, students, parents and community for the support they provided for a successful first year. I looked forward to seeing and meeting many of you this fall and wish you all an outstanding school year.
The following will provide students and parents the opportunity to visit the schools prior to the first day. The buildings will reopen on Wednesday, August 19th with the first day of school on Wednesday, September 2nd. The High School is offering a Freshman Sneak Peek on Thursday, August 27th beginning at 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. Our Middle School will be doing something similar for upcoming 6th graders also on the 27th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Students at Michael Anderson and Hallett Elementary will get a chance to visit their schools during the open houses on Tuesday, September 1st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Students and their families are welcome to come visit their classroom, meet their teacher, place school supplies in their desks and greet classmates. This is an excellent way to lessen the first day of school jitters and help your students become familiar with their school.
I am pleased to announce some changes for this year. School districts are required by the State to increase student instructional times. That will change school times as follows; High School 7:55 – 2:25, Middle School 7:55 – 2:25, Hallett Elementary School 8:30 – 2:45 and Michael Anderson Elementary 8:55 – 3:10. Our transportation department is making adjustments to student busing to reflect the difference. Schedules will be available on family access or by emailing transportation (firstname.lastname@example.org) after August 28th after 4:00 pm.
As you may recall, in April, our School Board acknowledged that teachers need additional professional development and reinstated late start days to allow time for targeted professional learning. Late Start Fridays will begin on Friday, September 4th and will help keep us on track with Federal and State mandates. We appreciate the willingness of Medical Lake Parks and Recreation in assisting with the students at Hallett Elementary by providing structured supervision at no cost to parents/guardians. I would also like to thank Fairchild Air Force Base for adjusting times at the Child Care and Youth Centers to accommodate families on base. Moving forward in our relationship with Fairchild we will be hiring a Military Family Advocate. This person will help build a stronger relationship with families new to our area and the Medical Lake School District.
Other program changes for the coming school year will be the introduction of a School Resource Officer (SRO). Our SRO is an official deputy with Spokane County Sheriff’s Department, housed at the High School but will also have a presence at the Middle School as well as Hallett Elementary. The officer’s main goal will be to provide safety and security at the schools while building relationships between students and law enforcement. We feel this will be a tremendous benefit to our schools and community and look forward to this new endeavor.
Once again, thank you to our entire community for supporting our schools!
Busing schedules will be available through Family Access August 28th after 4:00 pm. For new students or students who have moved over the summer, please fill out a BUSING FORM. Feel free to fax (509) 565-3114 or email the Transportation Department at email@example.com. Students may also fill out forms during student registration at each school building. For busing questions or special circumstances please email us or leave a message at (509) 565-3110 and someone will get back with you as soon as possible. Thank you.
The Medical Lake School District No. 326 complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate with respect to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression, or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 compliance officer and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator: Timothy D. Ames, Superintendent, P.O. Box 128, Medical Lake, WA 99022, (509) 565-3100.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM HS Picture Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Band Instrument Rental Night
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM Grandparent's Day Lunceon
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM P.I.E. Night
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board Meeting