Methow Valley School District students will return to class on Tuesday (Sept. 1), and other school-related activities are planned before the doors open.
There will be a meet-and-greet event for new staff members on Thursday (Aug. 27) from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Methow Valley Elementary School library. Light refreshments will be provided.
Also on Thursday, there will be a kindergarten ice cream social at the elementary school from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Parents and students will have an opportunity to check out their classrooms, practice riding a school bus, and get to know each other over ice cream.
On Wednesday (Sept. 2), there will a Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School open house and barbecue at 5:30 p.m.
Other school-related information:
- The Methow Valley Family Handbook and Calendar will be sent out in September, providing important information about key dates and events throughout the year.
- The district has eliminated all school supply fees and course-related fees K-12.
- A list of activities scheduled to occur just prior to and immediately following the start of school are posted on the district’s website, www.methow.org.
Superintendent Tom Venable acknowledged that this year’s school opening will be different because of what the community has experienced the past week.
“Like our community, our staff cares deeply about our students and are resilient in the face of adversity,” Venable said in a statement. “Many have received training in trauma and stress relief and understand that they play a key part in assisting our youth and community find normalcy. One of the ways we do so is by starting school on time and that is what we plan to do. Barring any significant event that inhibits our ability to safely open our schools or transport students to and from school, we are eager to start school on Sept. 1 as planned. In addition, we’ll have members of our Student and Family Support Services Team available to students, parents, and staff in need of support.”