Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. Learn about the history of Memorial Day.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Learn about the history of Labor Day.
The last day of school is an early release day. Please check with your school for specific dismissal times.
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, state funding will allow us to provide full day kindergarten for every student in the district free of charge. Coupled with the funding from the state is the requirement to implement a kindergarten readiness process known as the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS).
One component of the WaKIDS process is an opportunity for each parent/guardian to meet with a kindergarten teacher prior to the start of the school year for the purpose of sharing information about their child and developing a school-home connection. Our kindergarten teachers are truly excited about this new opportunity to connect with you and learn about your child!
In order to provide time for the kindergarten teachers to meet with each parent/guardian prior to the start of the school year, the first day of school for kindergarten students will be delayed until Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Parents should expect to receive an email invitation this summer with the scheduled time to meet with your teacher.
All other students in grades 1-12 will start school on Thursday, September 1, 2016.