Due to the current health crisis and resulting school closure, second semester grades for the 2019-20 school year will look different from what we are used to. Rather than maintain the traditional grading method, an alternative grading system has been created to accommodate the learning challenges our students face during the pandemic in compliance with the OSPI mandate.
This week marks the time of annual recognition for our teachers; a week where we celebrate and honor the work of our incredibly hard-working teachers and all they do to support the education and well-being of the students in our community. THANK YOU to all of our teachers for their tireless efforts in making a difference in the lives of our students.
As we look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, we are making some changes that will ensure the Monroe School District is a stronger and a better place for teaching and learning. Some of the changes we are making are in the leadership positions at Monroe High School and Hidden River Middle School.
This year, THREE schools in the Monroe School District are being honored for positive system changes by the State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
It is our goal to ensure every one of our students has access to connect to the internet and a device on which to do so. Please help us understand your needs by filling out a short survey.
Did you know that families who qualify for Free and Reduced meals can get discounted internet rates from some carriers?
Erin Wood, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Behavioral Health Specialist in the Monroe School District, has been named 2020 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year by the Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD).
Here are some free and low-cost internet options for families and staff.
This afternoon, Governor Jay Inslee announced that as part of our state's battle against COVID-19, traditional on-site learning will not resume for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. This is difficult news to process and we understand that this may be upsetting and disappointing for our students, families, and staff. It also raises questions about what this means.
As we are all experiencing, the COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly altered the lives and plans of many, including Dr. Smith who has stepped down as Monroe School District's Superintendent. To ensure continuity of district operations, Dr. Justin Blasko has been appointed as the Superintendent, effective immediately.