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    INFORMATION AND UPDATES REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


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    Dear Parents &/or Guardians,

     

    State and local authorities may not allow us to return to school like normal this fall, due to COVID-19, even with significant safety precautions in place.

    If we are unable to have all students on campus at the same time this fall, we would like to know what 2 days of the week you would prefer. 

    To participate, please follow this link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/821159091

    and help us in the process of determining the best possible alternative scenario for our students and families.

      

    Thank you! 

     

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    Tips for Staying Healthy at Home

     

    Dear Mary Walker School District Community,

     

    Thank you for your commitment to staying home and continuing to reduce physical interactions in hopes that we will all remain healthy during this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Social distancing strategies can take a toll on our health, social connections, and personal wellbeing. Here are four strategies, with helpful apps, to overcome these challenges, and stay physically and emotionally healthy.

     

    1. Build a routine. Develop a repetitive to-do list that leads to healthy habits. Make sure you include regular sleep times, targeting 7-9 hours each night. This will ensure you have the energy and focus you need to be active throughout the day.

    Recommended app: Productive – Habit Tracker.   You can track good habits like eating healthy, flossing, and exercising. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/productive-habit-tracker/id983826477

     

    2. Maintain a balanced diet. Fuel your body with the things you need to stay focused and more active. A balanced diet gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly.

    Recommended app: MyFitnessPal.  This app will help you take control of your goals! Learn about calorie count and serving size, breakdown ingredients, and log physical activities. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

     

    3. Dedicate time and space. Designate different spaces in your home where you work, exercise, eat, and sleep. Do the same with your daily schedule: identify and protect your times for work, play, and exercise. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

    Recommended app: Outlook. Outlook enables you to keep tabs on your school and personal email, while also managing your schedule. https://outlook.live.com/owa/

     

    4. Engage with supportive communities. Community can mean anything from coworkers, the people in your neighborhood, to the ecosystem around you. For many this sense of connection is necessary to thrive physically, mentally &/or emotionally. Keep in touch with your community even when we need to be apart.

    Recommended app: ZOOM.  ZOOM is a video chat app with fun features.  It is gaining a lot of popularity for casual calling and keeping different communities connected. Host a book club meeting, have a virtual birthday party, or share a picture of your garden. Thankfully we live in the digital age, and technology has given us loads of ways to stay in touch without leaving the house. https://zoom.us/

     

    You got this.


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    J   CALL US @ 509-258-4798 FOR SUPPORT

    The Mary Walker School District is working to develop critical services of daycare and meal delivery for school-age children. If you are a first responder, health care worker, or severe need family with child care concerns, or a family who needs meal delivery for school-age children, please call us at 509.258.4798 for support. This line will be monitored daily during our COVID-19 Closure to help us be responsive to our student and family needs.   

     We wish you and your family continued safety and health.

     


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    SENIOR GRADUATION 2020

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     TO VIEW THE RESULTS OF

      THE THOUGHT EXCHANGE.

              https://my.thoughtexchange.com/report/25ef1455368b0db39c696341630a3b7c 

     

    THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING !!


     

     

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    VIDEO LINKS

    Below are links to video resources designed to help you, your family members, friends, and colleagues take proactive steps to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We hope you find them valuable. 

     

    Coronavirus 101:What You Need To Know https://youtu.be/QaRiYddhHkc 

    Coronavirus 102:Preparing Your Household https://youtu.be/vbhrv-KPuUs 

     


     

     

    CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION:  

    Northeast Tri County Health District - News Release 3/30/2020 - Fourth Positive COVID-19 Test Reported in Stevens County 

     


    COVID-19 SCREENING

    In response to The Washington State Department of Health’s recommendation that all employers put COVID-19 screening protocols in place, Mary Walker School District will be screening everyone who enters the facility.

    All employees, visitors, and volunteers upon entering buildings will be asked questions regarding their health since last day of work, or last visit to the school.

    If a person answers yes to any of the screening questions, the school’s emergency protocol for COVID-19 will be activated. 


     

    CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO COVID-19 RESOURCE DIRECTORY: SPOKANE COUNTY

     


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  • This is a message from the Mary Walker School District:
     
    Message To Parents and Community Members March 15, 2020
     
    Our priority is maintaining the safety of our students, staff, and community.  With that in mind:
    • Mary Walker School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, March 16, until at least April 24
    • Students/parents may pick up medications and personal items during normal school hours this week
    • Mary Walker School District staff will be meeting on Monday to plan for the coming weeks
    • We are planning for food delivery services via buses to begin as soon as possible
    • We are exploring childcare options for first responders, medical staff and severe need; additional information to follow
    • We will continue to provide updates through this system 
    • Plans will change quickly as we receive new information from the Washington State Department of Health, Northeast Tri County Health District and OSPI
  • Mary Walker School District Announcement

    This afternoon Governor Inslee issued a state-wide requirement that all public schools be closed from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 24.

    We will hold classes on Monday, March 16. We recognize that this extended closure will have a significant impact on our entire community.

    We will be working to attempt to provide childcare for families who are in severe need and a student food service plan.

    We will continue to be available for communication through this challenging time and we will get through this difficult time together!


    Rick L Winters
    Superintendent, Mary Walker School District
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    Go Chargers

    “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                      3-13-2020


     

     

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Announcements

  • Regular Board Meeting Calendar

            2019-2020 school year:

    • September 16, 2019  6:30pm
    • October 21, 2019 6:30pm
    • November 18, 2019  6:30pm 
    • December 16, 2019  6:30pm
    • January 27, 2020 6:30pm
    • February 24, 2020    6:30pm
    • March 16, 2020 6:30pm
    • April 20, 2020 6:30pm
    • May 18, 2020 6:30pm
    • June 15, 2020 6:30pm
    • July 27, 2020   6:30pm
    • August 17, 2020   4:30pm

     

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  • Reminder

    Due to safety concerns and lack of supervision, students should not be on campus before 8:00am or after school - unless they are participating in a school-related function.


     

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  • Weather Related and Unscheduled

    School Delays and Closures

      

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    Parents will be notified of weather releated and unscheduled school delays and closings through the Honeywell Instant Alert system. Please make sure that your contact information (telephone, cell phone and email address) is up-to-date with the school offices. Local TV and Spokane Public Radio KPBX FM 91.1 will also broadcast this information as it becomes available.
     
    If you have questions about the Instant Alert System, please view the Honeywell Parent FAQ sheet.
     
     
     
  • Due to grant money 

    Mary Walker School District received, 

    the road behind the school has new asphalt.

    We are excited about the improvements!


     

  • Homecoming Highlights!

    October 18, 2019

  • photo TAKE A LOOK AT THE PHOTO GALLERY ON THE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS TAB FOR MORE PICTURES.


  • Mrs. Zollman and Mrs. Stricker's 

    3rd Graders had a fun and educational field trip to the 

          Kettle Falls Water Festival!

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    2019-2020 School Start Time - Grades 6 - 12, Classes will begin at 8:25 am 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    A big THANK YOU to Springdale and Loon Lake Community Clinics for providing FREE vaccinations and sports physicals for our students! 
     
     
     

      
    Surplus Sale


     
     
     

     
     
     


    Words for Thought
    Shared by Rick Winters, Superintendent

    “Emma” wasn’t doing well academically. Her teachers said she was engaged in the lessons but retained nothing. A home visit by the elementary school social worker revealed that her parents left for work before she got up, and Emma was supposed to eat breakfast at school. But during a full-day observation, it was noted that she ate nothing in the morning and nothing at lunch.

    Most classrooms have a child somewhat like Emma. It might be a student who does well on tests and assignments but often leaves excessive eraser marks because he is prone to perfectionism. Or there might be one who is late to school because of reoccurring stomachaches and often plays alone because she doesn’t feel that other children like her.

    These are the students who, like Emma, get their schoolwork done and don’t create problems for others. But caring and observant adults at home or school might have a nagging feeling about needing to do something more.

    Compassionate grown-ups seeing one of these children with just a few problems may hope that the youngster will “grow out of it’’ with a little love and extra attention. But for children like these, waiting, watching, and hoping is not the ideal option. These concerns may remain the same or even get worse as students move to middle school. Other options are more likely to promote effective coping strategies now and in the future.


    for 6th -12th grade students.
     

    Friendly Reminder:
    Most Fridays are early release
    8:30am-12:30pm
     
     

    We are located in Springdale, Washington, a rural community in the northeast part of the State.  In addition to Springdale Preschool (traditional and ECEAP), our district consists of three (3) traditional schools:  Springdale Elementary (K-5), Springdale Middle School (6-8) and Mary Walker High School (9-12).  Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) education is also available.
     
     

    Our Vision
     
    Prepare all students for learning at the post-secondary level.

    Message from our Superintendent

    Every school year is a chance to begin a fresh start, with new goals, high expectations and wonderful plans for the future. Together I hope we will improve instruction, increase student learning, develop a pleasant environment and have a safe school year.

    Our Schools are committed to helping all children develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes fundamental to achieving individual satisfaction and to becoming responsible, contributing citizens. The District promotes the development of intellectual, physical and creative competencies and skills of all students to reach their highest potential.

    As superintendent, my vision is that every member of this district have access to resources that will provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and ability to achieve the level of success each member desires, in the endeavor they choose to pursue. Our goals, expectations and initiatives are designed to facilitate the achievement of that endeavor for each of us.

    A caring and collaborative professional environment, high quality leadership, curriculum and goal alignment, focused intentional instruction with comprehensive data analysis of teaching and learning will prove most important in assisting us to continually meet the obligations of meeting today’s challenges.

    As superintendent, I will promote and facilitate goal alignment within the admin team and attempt to relay to the staff proper communication for continued success in meeting the needs of all of our students.

    Sincerely,

    Rick L. Winters, Superintendent

     


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