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Special Election Ballots are Out!

Ballots are out for the February 11th special election!
An education replacement levy will be on this ballot, so don’t forget to vote!

For more information click here.

2020-01-27T14:06:12-07:00January 27th, 2020|

Five Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Five more of our teachers are now Nationally Board Certified!  These five fantastic teachers include: Ronda Butterfield from Robert Gray Elementary, Nicole Campbell from Cascade Middle School, Paul Field from R.A. Long High School, Jenessa Norvaisis from CVG Elementary, and Joel Thomas from St. Helens Elementary.

Also, here are all of our other teachers who are on the National Board of Certification:
Columbia Heights: Carolyn Kochis

CVG: Stacey Niemi, Lori Parcell, Jodie Rodriguez

Kessler: Linda Miles, Barbara Moore

Mark Morris: Christopher Coffee, Anna Langenbach, Lauren Princehouse, Travis Ruhter, Diondra Volk

Mint Valley: Greg Buckiewicz, Susan Christopersen, Michelle McDonald

Monticello: Ryan Chinchen, Scott Firth, Jessica Jones, Constance Noakes, Michelle Opgrande, Anna Peterson, Jayne Poole, Lanette Shepherd

Mt. Solo: Daniel Reed

Northlake: Saskia Rivera

Olympic: Angela Guinn, Carmen Hewitt, Angela Richards, Jennifer Sharer, Shawna Wilson, Ellen Winn

St. Helens: Kelley Smith

According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning in alignment with the Five Core Propositions. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

Congratulations!

2020-01-24T12:27:58-07:00January 17th, 2020|

2020-2021 District Calendar

The school board has recently approved the District Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year!
If you would like to have access to the new calendar, then please visit our Key Dates page.

2020-01-14T09:46:18-07:00January 14th, 2020|

Get Ready for Chilly Weather

Dear Parents and Families,

It looks like winter weather might be coming soon. If severe weather arrives you can get information about possible school closures or late start times from multiple sources.

If there is a change to the school schedule a notice will be posted on Flash Alert by 6 a.m. For the most immediate information sign up to receive emails from Flash Alert at www.flashalert.net. Additionally, information will be posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/longviewschools and on the district web page www.longviewschools.com.

We encourage you to check these sources for updates as weather conditions change.

You can also tune into local radio or Portland television stations for school information.

Please drive carefully.

Thank you.

2020-01-09T17:30:02-07:00January 9th, 2020|

Seasonal Flu Information

What is influenza? Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.

What are the symptoms of influenza?  The flu usually comes on suddenly and may include:  fever (usually high; ≥101°F), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, muscle aches/body aches, weakness, nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea can occur, but is more common in children than adults. Influenza causes mild to severe illness, and can be fatal.

Are there vaccines for influenza? Yes. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year.

What can be done to prevent the spread of influenza?  Get vaccinated every year. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you are ill, cover your mouth and nose, wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and practice good health habits.

How is influenza spread? The main way influenza viruses are spread is person to person by “droplet spread.” This happens when droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person are propelled through the air and deposited on the mouth, nose or eyes of people nearby.

How long do I keep my child home from school or child care? Your child should stay home from school or child care for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone – without the use of fever-reducing medications.  A fever is defined as an oral temperature of 100° F or higher.

Information provided by the Cowlitz County Health Department. To reach the Health Department call 360-414-5599, extension 6431.

2019-12-26T16:32:01-07:00December 26th, 2019|

Winter Break Schedule Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

Winter Break – December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020

First day back – January 6, 2020

Early Release times Friday, December 20, 2019 as follows:
Elementary schools – 2 hours early
Cascade Middle School released at 11:45
Monticello Middle School released at 11:50
Mt Solo Middle School released at 11:55
All high schools released at 11:50

The Administration Office is closed Mon Dec. 23rd -Fri Dec. 27th,  Tue Dec. 31st – Wed Jan. 1st. It will be open Monday Dec. 30th and Thur Jan. 2nd -Fri Jan. 3rd.

2019-12-17T16:03:18-07:00December 17th, 2019|

Thanksgiving Break

This year we will be having Thanksgiving break on Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th.
On Wednesday, November 27th there will be a two hour early release.

Thanksgiving week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 2HR Early Release, Thursday & Friday Holiday No School. Background of pumpkins and corn.

2019-12-03T08:38:35-07:00November 25th, 2019|

Sock & Glove Drive

Robert Gray Elementary is continuing their Sock & Glove Drive to support the Project Homeless Connect (PHC) service fair on January 23rd. Help someone stay warm this winter! Please bring donations to Robert Gray or Lower Columbia CAP.

The collections will continue until December 20th.

For more information, please contact Lower Columbia CAP at ginan@lowercolumbiacap.org

2019-12-10T15:20:27-07:00November 23rd, 2019|

Open Positions!

If you or anyone you know is interested in working for our school district then check out our fast track employment opportunities on our careers page!

2019-11-14T13:45:33-07:00November 14th, 2019|

Veterans Day Assemblies

Today several of our schools held Veterans Day assemblies to honor those who have served in our military. Thank you Veterans for your service!

Mint Valley Students at Assembly Honoring all who served. Veterans Day. United States Flag against clouds on a sunset. Two veterans smiling on a green backdrop A veteran on a green backdrop

2019-11-08T16:21:07-07:00November 8th, 2019|