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Home of the Mules and the Warriors
500 South 3rd B398, 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.
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Wahkiakum School District Vision Statement

Learning is the mutual responsibility of the student, staff, and the parents. The goals of this vision are:

  • To provide and maintain a positive school environment that enhances the learning experience for students.
  • To create, model, and maintain a school climate that develops acceptable social interaction and behavior.
  • To provide an equal education opportunity for all.
  • To incorporate technology into the educational environment to assist in meeting educational goals.

Topics Addressed on This Page

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School Improvement Plans and State Testing Trends

As a District, we are proud to present our school improvement plans:

2016-2017 K-8 SIP: Elementary/Middle School Improvement Plan
2016-2018 WHS SIP: Wahkiakum High School Improvement Plan

Our school improvement plans are working documents that paint a solid picture of the current work in each of our three schools and the curriculum areas staff will continue to address.

These SIPs demonstrate to our students, staff, families, and community that the Wahkiakum School District is instructionally-driven and focused on continuous improvement. Communicating this information is a celebration. These SIPs also help the District and each of the schools focus on a few key areas.

You are encouraged to review the contents of these School Improvement Plans and, for more detailed information, visit the website for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State and review the detailed results of the Wahkiakum School District OSPI Report Card.

If you have questions about the information in these documents, feel free to contact our School Principals:
                Elementary and Middle School Principal Nikki Reese: email Nikki or call 360-795-3261
                High School Principal Stephanie Leitz: email Stephanie or call 360-795-3271


Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems

The Washington State Legislature approved three instructional frameworks to guide teaching and learning in the state. The three instructional frameworks are Marzano, Danielson and UW CEL 5D+. The law requires that school districts adopt a framework and its related evaluation system for implementation beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.

The Wahkiakum School District has selected the University of Washington's 5D+ Model for evaluating teachers and the AWSP Leadership Framework for evaluating school principals. For details on each of these frameworks, visit the OSPI Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

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Agreement Between: WSD and the Wahkiakum County Education Association - 2017-2018
Agreement Between: WSD and the Wahkiakum Education Support Personnel Association - 2016-2019
Agreement Between: WSD and the Wahkiakum County Extracurricular Association - 2017-2018

Citizen Complaints - Federal Programs

A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation that applies to a federal program.

  • Anyone can file a citizen complaint.
  • There is no special form.
  • There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.

To learn more about how to file a citizen complaint or about which federal programs are part of this process, visit the Citizen Complaint page on the OSPI website.

File a Citizen Complaint Against a School District, Educational Service District (ESD) or Other School Service Provider (Subgrantee)

Citizen Complaint Against a School District or Other School Service Provider
The link above opens a printable PDF on the OSPI website and outlines the 5-step process through which a citizen can file a complaint against a school district or other school service provider.
Available in other languages on the OSPI website.

File a Citizen Complaint Against OSPI

Citizen Complaint Against Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
The link above opens a printable PDF on the OSPI website and outlines the 4-step process through which a citizen can file a complaint against OSPI.
Available in other languages on the OSPI website.

Complaints that Allege Discrimination

Flyer in PDF format: Understanding How to Make a Complaint of Unlawful Discrimination with Your School District
More information available at: OSPI Office of Equity and Civil Rights

Other Resources & Organizations Related to Citizen Complaints

Who to contact if you have questions related to discrimination and professional practices.

Any other questions about making a citizen complaint? Contact Brent Freeman, Wahkiakum School District Superintendent, or call 360-795-3971.

Notices

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Notice: Asbestos Information
Notice: Pesticide Notification, Posting, and Record Keeping
Notice: WSD Drinking Water Quality is Good

Policies

Wahkiakum School District is a member of the Educational Service District 112 Special Education ESA. See Policy No. 2161/Procedures 2161P and Child Find Procedures below.

Click on a link below to download a pdf with the information you are interested in.

Policy: The Family Education Rights Under the Family Education Right and Privacy Act
Policy: Release of Student Directory Information

Policy: Wahkiakum School District Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
 
Policies related to the Wahkiakum School District Safety Center, including:

Policy No. 3205: Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited
Procedures Related to Policy No. 3205
 
Policy No. 3207: Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB)
Procedures Related to Policy No. 3207
 
Policy No. 3210 and Procedures 3210P: Students - Nondiscrimination

District Non-Discrimination Statement

For more information on how to make a complaint of unlawful discrimination with your school district, download this flyer (titled Understanding How to Make a Complaint of Unlawful Discrimination with Your School District) or visit the OSPI Equity and Civil Rights Office.

Policy No. 4210: Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises



Policy: Policy No. 2020: Curriculum Development and Adoption of Instructional Materials; this document includes Policy 2020, the (Procedures for Policy 2020, and
Form 2020: Request for Reconsideration of School Library Materials

Policy: Policy No. 2161 and Procedures 2161P: Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
Policy: ChildFind Policy: Child Identification and Developmental/Educational Screening Procedures - Addendum to Policy 2161

Policy: Policy No. 2162 and Procedures 2162P: Instruction: Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Policy 3115: Wahkiakum School District's Homeless Program — McKinney-Vento Act
Services and Resources for Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Policy No. 3115: Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
Procedures Related to Policy No. 3115: Identification, Placement, Enrollment, Liaison, and Dispute Resolution Process
Appeal/Petition Form Related to Policy No. 3115

Our district Superintendent, Brent Freeman, also serves as our Homeless Liaison. His office is located within Wahkiakum High School at 500 S. Third St/B398, Cathlamet, WA 98612. His phone number is 360-795-3971.

The goal of the Wahkiakum School District Homeless Program and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is to keep students in school. We also want to assist families in staying involved in their children's education and reducing risks they may face. For detailed information, forms and resources related to Policy 3115/Homeless Students, please visit our Homeless Rights and Services/McKinney-Vento Act Program page.

Policy: Policy No. 3116: Students in Foster Care

Policy: Policy No. 3245: Students and Telecommunications Devices

Policy: Policy No. 3246 and Procedures 3246P: Restraint, Isolation and Other Uses of Reasonable Force

Policy: Policy No. 3247 and Procedures 3247P: Required Notification of Isolation or Restraint of Students with IEPs or Section 504 Plans

Policy: Policy No. 3421: Child Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Prevention
Policy: Procedures Related to Policy No. 3421

Policy: Policy No. 3516: Offering Of Student Drug Testing To Those Students Exhibiting Signs Of Being Under The Influence While At School And/Or School Events
Policy: Procedures Related to Policy No. 3516

Policy: Policy No. 4130: Title I Parent and Family Engagement
Policy: Policy No. 4220  (4220P): Community Relations - Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs and Procedures

Policy: Policy No. 5010: Personnel - Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

Policy: Policy No. 5011: Sexual Harassment of District Staff Prohibited
Procedures Related to Policy No. 5011

Policy: Policy No. 5253: Maintaining Professional Staff/Student Boundaries
Procedures Related to Policy No. 5253

Policy: Policy No. 6700: Nutrition and Physical Fitness