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Monroe Public Schools: Monroe, Washington 98272

Catch up on all the bond updates on the new webpage: Your tax Dollars at Work: Bond 2015.

Pipeline to facts about your public schools **** How Are We Doing?

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    (Use link above for a 24/7 view of Park Place Middle modernization)

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!

Thank you for choosing our public schools for your family. It is an honor to partner with you this year.  With your partnership, our schools are gaining recognition for student success. Recently both Monroe High School and Sky Valley Education Center earned medals in the U.S. News and & World Report rankings for best schools. Of course, your support and the backing from our community was vital to the plan underway now to improve many of our school buildings.

To be successful partners we need to share information so please let us know your questions and comments. There is a special ‘Questions” link on the front page of our website (www. monroe.wednet.edu).

From our perspective below are the –

6 top “need to knows” for starting school this September:

2016-17 school calendar – Postcard printed with this year’s student calendar should be arriving in the U.S. Mail soon. This one-page, easy reference is also available online. School officially begins on Thursday, September 8 which allows for early start activities for 6th and 9th graders on Wednesday, September 7.

In addition, families with kindergarten students will be invited to a “connections” appointment on either September 7, 8 or 9. Families are their child’s first teacher so our staff members are excited to learn from them and begin our formal partnership in their child’s learning. Regular Kindergarten class schedules begin Monday, September 12

2016-17 Handbook offering lots of information to help families and schools stay on the same page regarding the rights and responsibilities of both including the release of directory information.

Applications for free or reduced price school meals as eligibility must be renewed each year. A special event to help families complete their applications is set for 2 to 5 pm on Thursday, September 1 in the Frank Wagner Elementary School gym (115 Dickinson Street just off Main Street in downtown Monroe).

Visit Family Access to learn more about class schedules, bus routes and your child’s progress. Families may also sign up for a new program starting this year to receive text messages with important school news.

Link to Student Residency Questionnaire to provide support to families experiencing loss of housing or economic hardship

Online calendar of school events including back to school “socials”. This calendar easily syncs with many home electronic calendars and prints on standard sized paper.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to be your partner in your child’s education. I am confident that by working together this will be another year of successful learning.  

See you in September,
Dr. Fredrika Smith

Monroe Public Schools provides an outstanding education that results in all students having a passion for learning.

NOTE: If your circumstances have changed and your family will not be joining Monroe this fall please use the link below to let us know so we can work with your child’s new school for a successful transition. Update us!

  • Assignments to prepare for September and catch up - Students enrolled in next year's Honors and Advanced Placement classes already have homework. Check out the links below for those assignments as well as ways to practice math concepts and catch up on Washington State History.
  • 24/7 camera films modernization of Park Place Middle - Crews are already preparing for the modernization project to begin at Park Place Middle School, 1408 West Main Street, immediately after the last day of school. Use the link above to see their progress. This $69 million project, funded by local and state dollars, is the largest endeavor approved by voters in 2015. Construction will require three summers and two school years to be completed. Learn more ...

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Volunteer Opportunities: Many opportunities are available to become involved. Monroe Public Schools pride themselves on keeping children and volunteers in our schools safe. For the safety of the volunteers and our students, volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer packet each year.

Applications are available in English and Spanish and can be obtained from your neighborhood school or the Monroe Public Schools Administration Building, 200 East Fremont in downtown Monroe. For more information contact the Communications Office at 360.804.2503. This includes the Washington State Patrol Criminal History Background Check form.

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Monroe Public Schools provides an outstanding education that results in all students having a passion for learning.
Adopted by Monroe Public Schools Board of Directors on August 10, 2009


To fulfill our vision, the Monroe Public Schools will provide a safe, nurturing learning environment with a highly qualified, effective staff; promote active, engaging instruction for all students; and partner with families and community support agencies in order to ensure a learning community that practices shared leadership, embraces diversity and demonstrates a belief that each child can succeed.

Adopted by Monroe Public Schools Board of Directors on December 14, 2009


• Increase Academic Rigor of Programs

• Develop a Comprehensive Assessment Program

• Advance the Capacity of the Organization to Learn and Improve

• Close the Achievement Gap for Underrepresented Groups by Improving
Systems of Support for Students Struggling Academically and Socially

• Expand Opportunities for Students to Participate in Enrichment and
Remediation Activities

• Rebuild District Operations and Infrastructure to Support Student Learning

• Build Access to Appropriate Technology and its Integration in the Learning Environment

• Enhance School Safety and Climate

• Expand Community Connections Through Communications and Meaningful Involvement
Adopted by Monroe Public Schools Board of Directors on September 26, 2011.

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Welcome to our Community Notices webpage. This page is designed to help families have the information they need when they need it. I don’t know about you but there have been many times I saved a flyer to refer to later but then never could remember where I put it. Hopefully this new process will help.

Our school newsletters will highlight new postings twice a month. Our goal is to refresh this page at the start of each month and then again in the middle of the month. This is definitely a work in progress so please let us know your suggestions for improvement.

If your organization is interested in taking advantage of this new process, please complete the Request for Distribution form and return it to the Superintendent’s Office.
By email to MooreB@monroe.wednet.edu
By fax to 360.804.2529
By mail to Superintendent’s Office, Monroe Public Schools Administration Building, 200 East Fremont, Monroe WA 98272
Or in person.

Questions? – contact Barb Moore by email or by telephone 360.804.2502.

Community Notices: