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Hi! We are moving to Spokane this summer. For school in the fall, we have a kindergartner, a 2nd grader, and 4th grader. Is there a way to find out which elementary schools have open spots? We don't yet know where on the South Hill we will be living--are some schools already "full"? If we move into a neighborhood with a "full" school, would we have to find a different school? Thanks!
Is it too late to enroll in Kindergarten for this year? I am trying to help a family decide whether it would be best to sign up now and start attending or wait until September. This family moved to Spokane a few months ago.
This child is 5 years old and has not attended school before.
I would like to ask what hours the public may use outside facilities when not in use by the schools. Specifically the track at Hart Field but also ten is courts or playground equipment. I certainly do not wish to trespass to be sure but would enjoy a training some around that great track. Thank you for clarifying when, if at all the public may use these outdoor facilities.
if a child wants to participate in the walkout planned for march 17th and the child is in middle school and signed out by a parent appropriately will there be any disciplinary repurcussions? has a safe spot on school grounds for them to gather and remember the children and staff who died in Florida been designated for them?
Does the school district broadcast CNN news in grade, junior high and high schools? Is this a choice that individual teachers or schools make? Or does the school district condone the use of this news station? Why does the school district think this is necessary for the students to hear only one side of a current news item!? Please respond to this issue as I do want to be involved in our grandson's educational process. I do appreciate any information on this subject. Knowledge from the main source is always the best policy.
Not a question but rather a comment. I don't even live in Spokane but rather in Idaho but the headlines in this morning's Spokesman Review are, to me, revolting. I find it very difficult to understand any reason you wouldn't allow your students to participate in the 17 minute walkout that's being promoted nationwide. You should be supporting the students -- not the gun lobby. And I'm a hunter and not opposed to guns but totally support the nationwide movement to ban assault style weapons, etc.
How often does the district do active shooter drills? What is called overhead in the schools to alert that there is an active shooter? My son is a student at Garry middle school and talking to him this evening after yet another school shooting I asked him if there has been any drill for an active shooter and he said no. The only drill they have had was a modified lock down. As a parent that concerns me in light of recent events. I would appreciate any information that you could give me.
Why would Spokane schools not cancel school in the middle of a snowstorm such as today the dangers of children walking on sidewalks while tires are slipping down Hills that aren't plowed or treated puts them in danger watching children waiting for the public school buses while they're delayed because traffic is backed up half hour to 45 minutes on the North side on Indian Trail it took me 50 minutes to drive my child to school today normally it's a 13-minute drive putting our children In Harm's Way is not worth the risk what will it take for the Spokane schools to finally realize that maybe canceling school for a day might be the right choice today would have been that day
Ferris' 8th grade parent night is March first. The school calendar says 7-9pm, my middle schooler said 645-745pm. Unfortunately, I don't get a chance to call during the day because of my work schedule and have no idea who to email. Can you confirm time for me and if my student should expect to go to this with me?
Reference: Proposition No. 1 - District 81 - Resolution 2017-20; Page 2, Item 3 "Use of Proceeds" "...to pay such part of the enrichment activities of the District not funded by the State of Washington during such school years, including educational programs, student support services, and operations. "
~ What are "enrichment activities"
~ What are student support services" and
~ Are after school athletic activities included in Item 3 "Use of Proceeds"
Thank you for this service. I have asked two questions and both times they have been answered thoroughly and clearly. It is much easier than calling downtown, waiting on hold, and being passed from person to person, only to end up leaving a voicemail and never hearing back.
It is also nice to be able to see other people's questions and the resulting responses.
What is the districts policy on head lice? We have an unusual amount of unreported instances at our school and were told that there is nothing the school can do to either prevent it or keep the kids at home whose parents refuse to treat them. It is very expensive for the responsible parents to treat their children only to be undermined by those that wont.
Addendum to a previous question- perhaps I wasn't clear: why have we gone from 9 early release days to 12? This does not, as you say, coincide with the removal of late start days, as the 9 early release day calendar took place after the elimination of late start days. What challenges or necessities led to the adoption of three(3) extra early release days, from the previous year's total of twelve (12). By my math, that's a net loss of hours, not, in fact, a gain of any sort. I am not interested in what the bare minimum requirement per state law may be, just in the motivation behind this change.
Also, my second question went unanswered as well. Is this change permanent, or is the calendar likely to include more early release days in the future?
Why is the Winter Break schedule so ridiculous this year? Who does it benefit to have a week in January after the holidays? This crazy schedule makes holiday travel very difficult and lessens time spent with family. There is no need to have an additional week in January once all holiday festivities are over, family has all left town, and parents have to return to work. Please do NOT do this again!! Would so much rather have time BEFORE the holidays to spend with family and enjoying the holiday season and go back to school after New Years Day rather than having children home for a ridiculous week in January when they will be sitting at home all day. PLEASE do not do this again next year!!
Recently I have lost my phone at school and I believe it someone took it. Immediately I used Find My iPhone and found an address. My mom and I went there and talked to them and they said they didn't have my phone. I feel like I know who took my phone because I know how she looks like and I remember her name from somewhere. I talked to my school's security officer and he said he would look in the tapes from the room I left and see if anyone came after me. If the school security officer does talk to the girl, but she denies having my phone and does have it, is there any way I could get it back?