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Subject:                                     Eye twinkles and a big reveal!


                                                                                                                           January 2019

Levy dollars bring our schools to life!
On February 12, voters will decide on a school support levy replacement. We use levy dollars to go beyond basic education by offering our students a wide range of unique programs and activities. Our levy information video explains how levy dollars help our employees create eye twinkles. ««

Our “ideal” superintendent candidate revealed
Last fall’s meetings and survey brought us one step closer to finding our next leader. Based on the results, our search consultants developed our
ideal candidate profile. They will use this profile to identify outstanding prospects, and our school board will use it during deliberations. Next month the board will recruit for an interview panel that will include a limited number of community members, staff, parents and students. We’ll let you know how you can apply.

Hiring a new superintendent is one of the most important things a school board can do. Ours has a clear process and is committed to finding the right person!

A board study session will be held on Monday, January 14.

Keep up-to-date on all our construction projects.

Changes to health benefits are coming this fall
If all goes as planned, the state will take control of all K-12 employee health benefits starting next January. They will be managed by the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB), which describes the new program as affordable, transparent and equitable. We still don’t know how this change will affect plans and costs, because nothing has been finalized. This Seattle Times article helps explain, or take a look at this infographic.

Responding to disruptive behavior: Training registration is open!
It’s not too late—the Structured Teaching evening series starts next week (register now). We are also offering a Trauma-Informed Practices workshop next Saturday, January 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (register now).

Our five school board members deserve a little praise
January is School Board Appreciation Month, which means it’s a great time to celebrate our hard-working school board members. We know showing appreciation should be a year-round process, but recognizing them this month helps us ensure that our school board members—who do it all without pay—receive at least some of the thanks they deserve.

Here are some other highlights from last night’s board meeting: a
quality service update, a safety committee report and a behavior committee report.

Fairview Middle School students hosted an art show last month to share class projects that reflect their understanding of the history of racial discrimination, its impact on the present, and their personal experiences. Read the media coverage of this event.


Sixth-grade teaching partners Jaime Patnode and Melodee Samson (FMS) were honored by the Silverdale Chamber for the innovative use of technology in their day-to-day instruction, and for leadership efforts in their school and our district.

This week we welcomed Deputy Paul Woodrum, our new School Resource Officer assigned to Klahowya Secondary School. We also have SROs at Olympic High School and the CK High/Middle School campus. These positions are funded by our levy.


A big thank you to the Paul Linder Educational Foundation for their support! This year they awarded more than $23,000 in grants. These funds will allow recipients to purchase teaching materials and other unique resources for our classrooms.


School Board Study Session: Career & College Ready
Monday, January 14, 4:30 p.m.
Barker Creek Community School


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 21 (all sites closed)


School Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 23, 6:00 p.m.
Barker Creek Community School


OHS Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.
Olympic High School


Non-Student Day
Friday, February 1


School Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 13, 6:00 p.m.
Jenne-Wright Administration Center Board Room


Non-Student Day (possible make-up day)
Friday, February 15

Presidents’ Day
Monday, February 18 (all sites closed)