The “Comprehensive Sexual Health Education” Senate Bill 5395 has resulted in controversy throughout the State of Washington. We recognize that many of our families and community members may have concerns and questions about what their children will be learning. In East Valley, we don’t expect the passing of this bill to drastically change what we are currently offering students, but rather the frequency of instruction in these subjects throughout a child’s academic career.
News & Announcements
All three EVSD elementary schools (preK-5 grades) will be resuming all day, in-person school on April 26th. East Valley Central Middle School and East Valley High School will also resume all day, in-person school on April 26th if our case rates are below 200 per 100,000 over 14 days.
Washington State Department of Health updated their K-12 Schools Guidance recommendations for physical distancing between students in certain situations.
On February 22, 2021, the East Valley School District Board of Directors appointed assistant superintendent, Russ Hill, as the new superintendent of East Valley schools, effective July 1, 2021. The decision to appoint Mr. Hill came following the announcement of the upcoming retirement of longtime superintendent, John Schieche, earlier this year. Mr. Hill’s appointment to this new role left an opening for the position of assistant superintendent. After thoughtful consideration, the East Valley Board of Directors has made the decision to approve the appointment of a candidate from within the district, to fill the role of assistant superintendent.
On March 19th, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their guidance for physical distancing recommendations in schools. The East Valley School District will be working with State and local health departments to determine what this will mean for our schools. We will update our families as more information becomes available.
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After longtime superintendent, John Schieche, announced his retirement last month, our East Valley Board of Directors has been hard at work evaluating their options for moving forward in search of a new superintendent. After conducting three focus groups composed of district administrators, educators and support staff, and families and community members, our board has made the decision to appoint a candidate from within the organization. Read more...
Last month the USDA announced a plan to offer a second round of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), in an effort to ensure that families have the resources they need to provide nutritious meals for children. Read more...
East Valley schools are operating on schedule today. Buses will be using snow routes due to road conditions. Read more to review our most up-to-date alternate routes.