Wahkiakum School District
Home of the Mules and the Warriors
500 South 3rd Street, PO Box 398, Cathlamet, WA 98612 • 360-795-3971
Our Mission: We believe that education is a partnership with
responsibility shared by all: school, family, students, and community.
All individuals shall be provided a safe, positive environment
where they may reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
K - 5
6 - 8
Forms and FAQ's
Or email or call the District Office at 360-795-3271.
Late Start on Thursdays at 9:30am
What is the schedule for "Late Start Thursdays" and how will this benefit our students?
The Wahkiakum School District is committed to improving student achievement. One effective strategy for improvement is providing time for teachers to work together in small groups or Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Beginning September 13, 2012, students in Grades 1-12 will start school one hour late at 9:30am on Thursdays (doors open at 9:00am instead of 8:00am), giving teachers 60 minutes each week to collaborate.
This extra hour will allow teachers to work together to:
On Thursdays, buses will pick up students one hour later and K-8 doors will open at 9:05am and HS doors will open at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served and Wahkiakum students will still attend all classes within a shortened school day. AM Kindergarteners will attend from 9:30am-12:10pm, while PM Kindergarten schedule is the same, from 12:25pm to 3:05pm.
The goal is to improve student learning through PLCs. We are committed to working together with parents and students to enhance the learning of all students.
Additional information about Late Start Thursdays is provided in this Wahkiakum Eagle article, dated August 17, 2012.
School Closures and Delays
How do I find out if school is delayed or closed?
In the event school is delayed or closed because of bad weather, local radio stations and Portland television stations will be notified as early as possible.
Click on any of the links in the box or call the District message phone line, 360-430-4858, for the most up-to-date information.
The District will also use our School Messenger Calling System to inform parents of any inclement weather related changes.
Remember, no information will be reported if the schools are operating on a regular schedule.
What is the Kindergarten schedule when school is delayed for 1 or 2 hours?
When school is delayed 1 hour due to weather or for our weekly Teacher Collaboration time on Thursdays, the morning Kindergarten class will begin 1 hour late at 9:30am and be dismissed at 12:10pm (instead of 11:10am).
When school is delayed 2 hours, the morning Kindergarten class will come to school with the afternoon class from 12:25 to 3:05pm. This way, the number of school days for both groups will be the same. If you have any questions on the Kindergarten schedule, please call Theresa Libby at 360-795-3261.
Afternoon Kindergartners will always come to school at their regular start time (12:25pm), even when Grades 1-12 have a late start due to weather or our weekly Teacher Collaboration time on Thursdays.
Is breakfast served on late-start days?
Breakfast is served when school starts one hour late, including on 1-hour Late Start Thursdays. However, we do not serve breakfast on a 2-hour late start.
Early Release Policies
What is the Kindergarten schedule on days with a scheduled early release?
On days when we have a scheduled early release at 11:30am, afternoon Kindergarten students will come to school with the morning class at 8:30am and will stay until the 11:30am release. If you have questions, please contact the Elementary School Office at 360-795-3261 or talk with the Kindergarten teacher.
Looking for information and resources related to harrassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) or school safety, in general? Visit our School Safety Page
High School Graduation Requirements: Visit our High School & Beyond Page
Click on a link to download a form or document:
K - 8 Student Handbook
We will be adding more forms soon. In the meantime, email or call 360-795-3271 to request a form.
How Can I Register My Child For School or Transfer My Student in the District?
Registration (or transferring a student into this District) is easy in Wahkiakum School District.
First, download these two forms, fill them out, and get copies of your child's birth certificate and immunization records.
Then, stop by the Elementary/Middle School Office or the High School Office with the completed forms. If you prefer to mail the forms, address them to: Wahkiakum School District, PO Box 398, Cathlamet, WA 98612.
Have other registration-related questions? Just email or call the District Office at 360-795-3271.
If you want to register students who are eligible to start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2013, you're encouraged to stop by the Elementary School office and register between 9am - 2pm. You'll need a copy of the kindergartener's birth certificate and immunization records.
Does the District Offer a Home Schooling Program?
Yes, the District offers an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) program for Home School families for grades K-12, incorporating learning at home with parents as teachers, yet having a connection with our District, which includes having communication and some instructional assistance provided by one of our certificated teachers. For more information, contact Tina Merz at our K-8 building (360-795-3261) or by email.
How Do I Learn More About the District?
To learn more about the Wahkiakum School District and each of our schools, visit the OSPI WA State Report Card for Wahkiakum School District. This website offers details by school year on testing results, enrollment, number of students in the District, demographics, teacher information, and special programs offered.
How Do I Order More Copies of My Student's School Photos?
Wahkiakum School District works with Bell Studios for all student pictures. They come to our schools and take the school pictures. When the student pictures have been printed, Bell Studios delivers the picture packets to the District for distribution to the students. Included in this packet is a reorder form with a passcode that can be used to order additional photos at the Bell Studios online store.
Bell Studios will also provide the District with a list of the students' passcodes. PLEASE NOTE: To ensure your privacy, Bell Studios will no longer give passcodes over the phone. Any parent/guardian who loses a passcode must come to the School District Office in person. Once the District Office establishes that this person is the parent/guardian who initially received the passcode, the District will give them their passcode.
How Do I Order Copies of My Student's Grades and School Transcripts?