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“Summer slide” is the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. A review of 39 studies indicated that achievement test scores decline over summer vacation. The results of the 13 most recent studies were combined and indicated that the summer loss was equivalent to about one month  of learning.

Addressing the Summer Slide:

• Access to books is critical. The public library is an excellent free resource for families to have access to books of a wide range of interests and reading levels, as well as librarians to guide children and families in selecting great books.

• Reading just 4 to 6 books over the summer has the potential to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall, so even small steps are very beneficial.

• When children select reading materials themselves and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement, including better reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development.

• Parents, caregivers, and other adults can help stem summer slide by reading themselves, children that see adults in their lives reading often tend to read more themselves.


Intermediate students will be taking the Smarter Balance Assessment for reading and writing from May 16th – 20th and the math SBA from May 23rd – 27th.


Are you looking for a free, quality preschool program for your 3 or 4 year old this fall? Do you want help preparing your child for Kindergarten? Yes? We can help you! ECEAP is now accepting applications by appointment. Please call 509-492-6792 to make an appointment, or for more information.


The deadline for construction bids is Tuesday, May 17. On Tuesday, the district will review the bids and select a construction company. With inflation being high, we are hoping to complete the full scope and sequence of the project. Construction will start mid to late June. 


Student technology will be inventoried starting in June. Please make sure your child has their  charger and computer. This doesn’t apply to kindergarten students.


Kindergarten online registration is officially open in Skyward. If you have questions or need assistance please contact the office at (509) 778-4434.


The last day of school is Monday, June 13th. Students will be dismissed at 11:30.


We would like to remind parents to contact the office by 12:00 p.m. with any changes to your child’s transportation.


There will be school on Friday, May 27th to make up one snow day.


Play day is scheduled for Friday, June 11th. Several of the activities will have water. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. A second change of clothes is recommended.


Mark Your Calendar:

May 16-20: ELA SBA

May 23-27: Math SBA

May 27: Make-up Snow Day- School Day

May 30: Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

June 13: Last Day of School