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Howard Hansen Dam Letter



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November 9, 2009                                               Click here for Spanish version.

Dear Families,

There has been a lot of news in the media regarding the potential for flooding of the Green River Valley from the release of water at the Howard Hansen Dam. We are aware that this could affect many of our families who work in the areas of impact, particularly in driving from work back to your home in Enumclaw or Black Diamond if this occurs during school hours.

As a school district, we want to be very proactive about this issue. Should flooding or any emergency situation occur, we want to have very accurate data on file regarding your child/children. It is important that this information include current emergency contacts (those to whom your child/children can be released). It is also imperative that we have accurate telephone numbers for guardians as well as the emergency contacts. You can check your child’s emergency contact information in the Family Access system. If you do not currently have Family Access, you can sign up at your child’s school.

In the coming weeks, you will be attending a parent conference. I would ask that you come prepared to update your child’s information so that any confusion can be minimized should an emergency situation arise. Please contact the office manager in your child’s school to update any student data.

As always, our highest concern is for the safety and well-being of our students. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

In partnership with you,

Mike Nelson