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Volunteering
Volunteers make a significant impact on Naches Valley School District. You can help students of all ages succeed in an ever challenging world while sharpening you own skills and doing what you love.

How you can help:
Tutor - Help students excel in academic areas such as math, reading and art.
Mentor - Be a lunch buddy to an elementary student one hour a week.
Field trip chaperone - Assist your child's class during off-campus excursions.
Interpretation and translation - Communicate with parent and students who speak foreign languages.
Extracurricular and enrichment programs - Contact the PTA/PTSA to be part of activities such as drama, chess, or science clubs.
Technology assistance - Help maintain school websites or teach Web design classes.
Administrative support - Assist staff in school office and libraries, or at the district level.

In order to volunteer in the district, one must complete and have on file the results from the Washington State Patrol Query. Please submit both forms below to any of the school offices, administration building, or your child's teachers. This allows the district to query the WSP system for past criminal or abuse history. Once the quiery is completed, you will be mailed the results. If the results are "Clear," you will be placed on the district's volunteer list and will remain there for two years before you must submit another form.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering within our district. We look forward to community involvement in our schools!

No Bullying Allowed

over 3 years ago

We will work with you to keep your child safe from Bullies! Our classrooms, gym, playgrounds, buses, on-line areas must be safe places for our children.  We must ensure our children know how to handle themselves when faced with bullying by others and they must know that any bullying by them won't be tolerated.  Our schools must be safe for learning, playing and growing.  

Definition

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.  The behavior may be physical or verbal, for example, hitting or teasing or may include deliberate excluding from activities.

McKinney-Vento (Homeless Services)

over 2 years ago

The Naches School District McKinney-Vento program is designed to assist homeless and at-risk students and their families within the Naches School District. The program strives to ensure that students experiencing homelessness are able to enroll as quickly as possible, and that they have the same access to educational opportunities as non-homeless students.

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Richard Rouleau 509-653-1601 or Lori Gylling 509-653-1813.


The McKinney-Vento Act  
The Secretary issues guidelines for States related to requirements under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These guidelines address ways in which a State may (1) assist local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement the provisions related to homeless children and youths amended by the ESSA and (2) review and revise policies and procedures that may present barriers to the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youths in school.  http://nche.ed.gov/legis/mv.php

 
  Homeless Definition

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act defines homelessness as the following living situations:

  • Shelter, vehicle, campground, tent, etc.
  • Street, 24-hour restaurants, bus stations, etc.
  • Motel
  • Displaced due to natural disaster (hurricane, flood, earthquake, etc.)
  •  Abandoned building, trailer, tent, etc.
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives due to inability to pay for any affordable     housing
  •  “Couch surfing”
  • “Bounced around” from family member to family member, or one household to another
  • Unaccompanied youth living on their own

The McKinney-Vento Liaison or designee will determine whether a student qualifies for McKinney-Vento supports based on responses to the NVSD Student Housing Questionnaire.


 Rights of Students who are Identified as Homeless

  • Once identified as homeless, as per McKinney-Vento, you have the right to register your child (student) at school even if you do not have full documentation (such as immunization records, utility bill, birth certificate, etc.,) available at the time of enrollment.
  • Once registered, your child can begin attending school within 1 or 2 days.
  • If deemed in the best educational interests of the child, the student(s) have the right to stay in the same school for the remainder of the school year, even if you move.
  • Depending on the individual circumstances, your student(s) will be provided with transportation to and from with school buses, city bus passes, or gas vouchers.
  •  Your student(s) are entitled to free lunch and breakfast without the need to fill out the form.
  •  Your student must not be isolated or stigmatized.
  •  The above services continue until the end of the school year in which homelessness ends for that family.
  •  Each school district must have a McKinney-Vento liaison. (Please see contact information at the top of the web page.)