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403(b) Universal Availability Notice

You have the opportunity to save for retirement by participating in the Monroe School District's 403(b) plan ("Plan"). We recommend that all employees view a brief, 3-minute video presentation explaining what a 403(b) plan is, and how to contribute.

Monroe School Board to Host Community Conversation

The Monroe School District Board of Directors invites families and community members to engage in conversation in an effort to build meaningful partnerships between schools, families and community members.

New Student Discipline Rules | Chapter 392-400 WAC

OSPI has adopted final rules that comprehensively revise Chapter 392-400 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), which provides rules for how a public school district may administer student discipline, including notice for parents and guardians as well as due process protections for students who are suspended or expelled.

Hidden River Unveils New, Modern School Logo

Big changes are in the works at Hidden River Middle School! Not only is construction well underway to add considerably more square footage, a football field, a track and a new baseball/softball field, but the school just unveiled a new, modern school logo.

Transitioning from STAR to i-Ready

Many of our our schools have volunteered to pilot a new online diagnostic and instruction tool called i-Ready in grades K-8 this year. This tool is similar to the STAR online assessment tool we have used in past years and will be used to assess student learning in reading and math. We will be fully transitioning from STAR to i-Ready in the 2019-20 school year at all of our elementary and middle schools to better support students in meeting the Washington State Learning Standards.

The Book Room - A NEW Resource from the MPSF

The Monroe Public Schools Foundation is excited to announce that they have partnered with Friends of the Monroe Library to open "The Book Room", a free book shop for staff, students and parents. The Book Room is full of donated books for teachers and staff to have for their classrooms or to share with students who may need extra books at home for reading.

New Safe Schools Module - Required

Another Safe Schools training module has been added to all staff accounts. The new module, Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness and Understanding, is a Federal requirement that all staff must complete annually. The module must be completed by December 31.

Planning for MHS Schedule Changes for 2019-20

With a goal of providing students the opportunity to take a wider variety of courses and supporting students in meeting increased credit requirements for graduation, the Monroe School District intends to shift to an alternating 8-period schedule at Monroe High School with a targeted implementation of the 2019-20 school year.

New SafeSchools Mobile App!

SafeSchools recently launched a convenient mobile app that will now allow any concerned individual to report a concern to us much more easily! Download the app now to easily report any safety concern to district administration!

Inclement Weather Expectations for Staff

We are quickly approaching the time of year that often brings weather conditions that can potentially impact school schedules. Please review and be aware of our expectations for all staff when there are school schedule changes due to inclement weather.

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