Annual Notifications & Information
- ASBESTOS INFORMATION
- BECCA TRUANCY BILL
- BULLYING AND HARASSMENT POLICY
- CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT AND EXPLOITATION PREVENTION
- CHILD FIND NOTICE
- CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES
- NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY 3210
- PARENTS RIGHTS TO REVIEW RECORDS
- SCHOOL HEALTH LAW
- SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORTS
- SECTION 504 COMPLIANCE
- SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY 3205
- TITLE I / LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LAP)
- TRANSFER PROCESS
- WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDANCE FOR EDUCATION OF HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
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 Kyle Fletcher at 360.802.7107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
Reporting Form: 3207F.pdf
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.
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 on our Child Find web page.
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, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical 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:
You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, Stephanie Berryhill, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint (see below). For a copy of Enumclaw School District’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact the school or district office or view it online here: 3210P.pdf
Career and Technical Education
Enumclaw School District offers classes in many career and technical education program areas (agriscience, automotive, marketing, business, health sciences, drafting and woodshop, family and consumer science, art, stagecraft, yearbook, and video production) under its open admissions policy. For more information about CTE course offerings and admissions criteria, contact:
Career and Technical Director
226 Semanski St. S.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.
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.
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.
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=2016-17&year=2016-17
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, Gerrie Garton. She can be reached at 360.802.7104 or at email@example.com.
Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus during a school-sponsored activity.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior or communication that is sexual in nature when:
- A student or employee is led to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct or communications in order to gain something in return, such as a grade, a promotion, a place on a sports team, or any educational or employment decision, or
- The conduct substantially interferes with a student's educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile educational or employment environment.
Examples of Sexual Harassment:
- Pressuring a person for sexual favors
- Unwelcome touching of a sexual nature
- Writing graffiti of a sexual nature
- Distributing sexually explicit texts, e-mails, or pictures
- Making sexual jokes, rumors, or suggestive remarks
- Physical violence, including rape and sexual assault
You can report sexual harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Title IX Officer, Stephanie Berryhill. You also have the right to file a complaint (see below). For a copy of Enumclaw School district’s sexual harassment policy and procedure, contact your school or district office, or view it online here:
COMPLAINT OPTIONS: DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
If you believe that you or your child have experienced unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment at school, you have the right to file a complaint.
Before filing a complaint, you can discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or with the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title IX Officer, or Civil Rights Coordinator, who are listed above. This is often the fastest way to resolve your concerns.
Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
Pursuant to 28A.400 RCW the recommended applicant, if not a current regular employee, will be required to have a state and national background check. The applicant's fingerprints will be forwarded to the Washington State Patrol and FBI for disclosure of any applicable charges or findings. Employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background investigation. All newly hired employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Form and present identification for review and verification in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act requirement.The Enumclaw School District complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status or disability or veterans’ status. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to Enumclaw School District's Title IX/Chapter 28A.640 RCW officer and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator.
2929 McDougall Avenue - Enumclaw
The complete non-discrimination policy 3210 can be found on the district website at:
For those families who want to attend a school other than their home school, here is the intra-district transfer form (you want your child to attend a different elementary or middle school within Enumclaw School District). 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 Transfer Request 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. Please complete the form and return to Miranda Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the district office at 2929 McDougall Avenue.
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:
- Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
- Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
- Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
- Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
- Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
- Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations
The District’s McKinney-Vento contact is Gerrie Garton. She can be reached at 360.802.7104 or at email@example.com. 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. Please return housing questionnaires to the school office.