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Annual Notifications and Information

Child Nutrition Services

Meal prices for the 2016-17 school year are listed below:

Grade Level Regular    Reduced-Price
Breakfast Lunch   Breakfast Lunch
K - 3 All Other Students
K - 3 $1.50 $3.00   FREE FREE $0.40
4 - 5 $1.50 $3.00   FREE $0.40 $0.40
6 - 12 $1.75 $3.25   FREE $0.40 $0.40

Parents are able to pay into their student lunch accounts on line. Free and reduced applications are distributed to all students on the first day of school. If you have questions regarding any processes related to the Child Nutrition Program, please contact Tracy Holyan at 360.802.7715 or email at tracy_holyan@enumclaw.wednet.edu.

 

Parents Rights to Review Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These are:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the district records custodian a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The records custodian will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible students may ask the district to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Exceptions which permit disclosure without consent are: disclosure deemed by the district as necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals and disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, hearing officer, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Upon request, the District discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

According to Board Procedure 3231, directory information may be released publicly without consent upon the condition that the parent or adult student be notified annually of the school's intention to release such information and be provided the opportunity to indicate that such information is not to be released without prior consent. Such information shall not be released for commercial reasons. Directory information is defined as the student's name, photograph, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, diplomas and awards received and the most recent previous school attended. The actual residential addresses of participants in the state Address Confidentiality Program will not be available for release as directory information. Social Security numbers, student identification numbers (with authentication factors such as a secret password or personal identification number) or other personally identifiable information are not considered directory information.

 

School Health Law

Substitute House Bill 2834, Children with Life-Threatening Conditions, was enacted in 2002. The law defines a life-threatening condition as a “health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and a nursing plan are not in place”. Children with life-threatening conditions such as bee string or food allergies, severe asthma, unstable diabetes, severe seizures, etc., are now required to have a medication or treatment order and nursing plan in place before they start school. The medication or treatment order must be from the child’s licensed health care provider. It is vital to your child’s safety during the school day if your child has a life-threatening condition that may require medical services to be performed at school, you notify your school’s principal or school nurse. The necessary forms will be provided.

ESSB 6641 requires school districts to have policies and health plans for students with Diabetes. Board Policy 3415 states the district will develop and follow an individual health plan for each student with diabetes. Each individual health care plan will include an individual emergency plan element. The health plans shall be updated annually, and more frequently as needed. Parents of students with diabetes may designate an adult to provide care for their student consistent with the student’s individual heath care plan.

 

Bullying and Harassment Policy

The district is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. The district is committed to promoting a positive school climate and respectful learning environment, including civil and respectful speech and conduct. Harassment, intimidation, and bullying of students, staff members, volunteers, parents, guardians is prohibited.

Policy 3207 states:

It shall be a violation of this policy and the district’s student discipline policy for any student of the district to harass, intimidate, or bully another student while on school property (or in reasonable proximity thereto), school transportation, or at school-sponsored activities off school property.

“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when such act:

  • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property;
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
  • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

The complete policy, procedure and reporting form can be found at the following site:
http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/board/policies/3000/3207.pdf

 

BECCA Truancy Bill

The following summary of Compulsory School Attendance Law RCW 28A.225, known as the Becca Bill, is provided in compliance with the Washington State Law.

All parents of children between 8 and 18 must have their child enrolled in a public school and that child has the responsibility to attend school full-time unless the child is: in private school; home schooled; in an education center or residential school; or sixteen years of age or older AND meets specific requirements as outlined by law.

Enumclaw School District is required by law to monitor each student’s attendance, notify parents of unexcused absences and inform them of consequences of continued absences. After taking steps to eliminate or reduce absences, the school, not later than the fifth unexcused absence shall: enter into an agreement with the student and parent that establishes school attendance requirements; refer the student to a local truancy board; or file a petition with King County Juvenile Court.

If actions taken by the school district are not successful, not later than the seventh unexcused absence within any month or not later than the tenth unexcused absence during the school year, the school district shall petition the juvenile court to assume jurisdiction for the purpose of alleging a violation of the attendance law by: the parent; the child or the parent and child.

If the school district fails to file a petition, the parent may file the petition.

 

Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention

Board Policy 3421 states that child abuse, neglect and exploitation are violations of children’s human rights and an obstacle to their educational development. The board directs that staff shall be alert for any evidence of such abuse, neglect or exploitation. All staff are responsible for reporting all suspected cases of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation to the proper authorities. Child Protective Services and law enforcement have the responsibility to investigate reports. Those agencies may conduct interviews with the children. The focus in our district is always child safety.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy 3210

The district shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs shall be free from sexual harassment. Please find the complete policy at http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/board/policies/3000/3210.pdf

Stephanie Berryhill, Compliance Officer, will be responsible for investigating any discrimination complaints communicated to the district. She can be contacted at 360.802.7113 or through email at stephanie_berryhill@enumclaw.wednet.edu

 

School Performance Reports

State of Washington schools are required to publish an annual report and make it available to the public. The School Profiles are posted on the district website, which can be accessed through the school pages, or printed versions can be obtained at the school or district office. Information about district testing, teacher qualifications and demographics, and student demographics can also be found on the OSPI Washington State Report Card site: http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?groupLevel=District&schoolId=102&reportLevel=District&yrs=2015-16&year=2015-16

 

Transfer Process

For those families who want to attend a school other than their home school, the intra-district transfer form (you want your child to attend a different elementary or middle school) can be found on the district website at http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/ourdistrict/forms/intra_district_transfer.pdf. Please complete the form and return to district office. Students are placed on a wait list until enrollment numbers are finalized in the buildings and space availability is determined. If a transfer is approved, parents are responsible to provide transportation.

If you choose to waiver in or out of the Enumclaw School District, you must complete the Choice waiver form in your home district. The process will be completed on line and the accepting school is notified through email. To waiver out of Enumclaw School District, you will find the Choice waiver form at the following link http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/ourdistrict/forms/choice_transfer_request_form.pdf. Please complete the form and return to Rossi Ensign at rossi_ensign@enumclaw.wednet.edu or come to the district office at 2929 McDougall Avenue.

 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act, Enumclaw School District is required to provide homeless children access to educational services and opportunities to enroll in, attend, and be successful in school.

If you live in any of the following conditions you and your family may be eligible for assistance under the McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act. Homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including:
A. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship;
B. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
C. Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
D. Are abandoned in hospitals;
E. Awaiting foster care placement;
F. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings;
G. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, ttransportation stations or similar settings;
H. Are migratory children living in conditions described in the previous examples.
The McKinney-Vento contact in the district is Keri Marquand. She can be reached at 360.802.7104 or at keri_marquand@enumclaw.wednet.edu. A housing questionnaire goes home with all students at the beginning of the school year and is part of the registration packets for new students.

 

Section 504 Compliance

Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that is designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal funds. Since all public school districts receive federal funds, all public school districts must comply with Section 504. Under Section 504, denying a disabled student a free appropriate public education constitutes disability discrimination. Any concerns regarding Section 504 non-compliance should be addressed to the Director of Student Support Services, Keri Marquand. She can be reached at 360.802.7104 or at keri_marquand@enumclaw.wednet.edu.

 

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Enumclaw School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator:
Director of Human Relations
2929 McDougall Avenue - Enumclaw
360.802.7113

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Director of Student Support Services
2929 McDougall Avenue - Enumclaw
360.802.7104

The complete non-discrimination policy 3210 can be found on the district website at:
http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/board/policies/3000/3210.pdf

 

Child Find Notice

Enumclaw School District is committed to addressing the unique needs of students with disabilities ages birth through 21 residing within the boundaries of the Enumclaw School District. This includes children with disabilities enrolled in private, including religious schools, as well as children who are homeless. Disabilities can be in any one of several areas that ultimately affect a child’s learning, such as the ability to think, to express oneself, to see or hear clearly, to physically move his/her body, or understand instructions given. If you have a child ages 0-21 who you think might have a disability requiring special services to experience success in school, or if you know of such a child, please call the Enumclaw School District Student Support Services office at 360-802-7125. Additional information about Child Find is also available at
http://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/teachlearn/specialed/childfind.aspx.

 

Title I / Language Assistance Program (LAP)

Key parental notices are located on the Title I/LAP page here.

 

Asbestos Information

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires school districts to inspect buildings for asbestos-containing building materials, and develop, maintain, and update an asbestos management plan. Each Enumclaw School District building is regularly tested as required by AHERA and has an updated management plan. For information, contact Business and Operations Director William (Ed) Hatzenbeler at (360) 802-7107 or william_hatzenbeler@enumclaw.wednet.edu.