Category: Schools

Graduating with a Waiver

Local, state, or national emergencies should not stand in the way of our students graduating from high school. Governor Inslee recently signed a house bill which provides a waiver of certain high school graduation requirements.

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School District COVID Dashboard

As the COVID situation is constantly changing, local school districts are working to keep families and the community informed about the health and safety of our kids, as well as the invaluable staff who work in the schools.

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Education Levy Renewal 2021

There is an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Renewal Levy in a special election coming up on February 9th, 2021 ballots. For most schools this levy is a renewal which expires in 2021. Schools currently use their EP&O Levy funds for many different learning programs and activities outside of state-funded basic education, including but not limited to programs in their community like:

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Remaining Vigilant in 2021

In a New Years’ message from Deer Park School Superintendent Travis Hanson, he expressed thanks and appreciation for the hard teamwork by parents/guardians, students, and staff in maintaining COVID guidelines. He also noted Deer Park is in the 15% of WA state schools who currently have access to in-person learning.

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Rotary Students of the Month: November 2020

A.J. Steinbeck, Deer Park High School November Student of the Month, was introduced by Principal Joe Feist as an academic and an athlete. He is Captain of the Football and Track Teams and an avid outdoorsman. A.J. said he enjoys everything outdoors!

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Free Food Program For Kids Extended Again

Kids will be able to get breakfast and lunch for free during the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced another extension, allowing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to continue to operate through June 30, 2021.

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Cloverleaf Education Services

After the recent shutdowns due to Covid-19, many students fell behind in school and began struggling. That’s when the founders, Merrilee Schulz and Autumn Mackert, of Sisters Song Studios decided it was time to branch out from teaching just music and started a low-cost tutoring facility called Cloverleaf Education Services.

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Additions Underway

Deer Park will soon have a beautifully enhanced middle school for its young teens to get a modern start towards their future. If anything could be told to them about their fortuitous learning environment, it is to let them know that concerned persons twenty years ago thought, planned, and budgeted for this day and for their education.

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Free Meals Continue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an extension and flexibility to their free summer meal program that serves children 1-18 breakfast and lunch until December 31st, or available funding runs out. The USDA decision has allowed schools to make some changes that will allow families to receive the necessary nutrition for their children.

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