Students and staff are safe. A fire alarm has been triggered in an EHS bathroom. Students and staff have evacuated the building and the Enumclaw Fire Department is responding.
Reminder: All ESD buildings will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving Break. Enjoy the long weekend!
Today, we honor the brave armed forces members who have selflessly served our nation. Happy Veterans Day to all our heroes, past and present! 🎖️ We're grateful for the veterans within our own community and the invaluable lessons they bring to our ESD. Let's remember and thank these remarkable individuals today and every day.
Ballots must be postmarked or dropped in an official King County Elections Drop Box by 8 PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Don't miss your opportunity to vote! Official drop box locations can be found at https://kingcounty.gov/en/legacy/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/returning-my-ballot/ballot-drop-boxes
Don’t forget to adjust your clocks back one hour this Sunday, November 5!
REMINDER: There is no school Thursday, November 9 for a Teacher Directed Day, and Friday, November 10 in honor of Veterans Day
The district has received reports of issues with call quality (static) and dropped calls on our phone lines that are provided by Lumen, formerly known as CenturyLink. Lumen has responded and is working on our phone lines today. If you are experiencing issues when calling the district office or your school, please try again or send an email. Internal phone calls from building to building or within district buildings are not impacted. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working with Lumen to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
The second Monday of October marks the annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Today and every day ESD recognizes the traditions, history, culture, resilience, and contributions of Native peoples.
REMINDER: There is no school on Friday, October 13, 2023 for a Teacher Directed Day.
Public Service Announcement: Beginning at 11:20 a.m. today, it is expected that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of its Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. The test will send emergency alert messages and/or sounds to radios, televisions. and consumer cell phones. While this emergency test has nothing to do with the schools, due to the timing, it may disrupt the classroom environment. We are broadening the reach of FEMA's plan for nationwide testing so that our staff, students, and parents are aware that this test is happening. All wireless phones should receive the message only once. The following can be expected from the nationwide WEA test: Beginning at approximately 11:20 a.m., cell towers will broadcast the test for approximately 30 minutes. During this time, WEA-compatible wireless phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA, should be capable of receiving the test message. For consumers, the message that appears on their phones will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” To help ensure that these alerts are accessible to the entire public, including people with disabilities, the alerts are accompanied by a unique tone and vibration. For more information visit: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20230803/fema-and-fcc-plan-nationwide-emergency-alert-test-oct-4-2023?fbclid=IwAR1v7I4xOezekalT1TBqqTucrt9p09VS9RYC3YFDiS5ys7rLIs4G-XtBn2k
10: 11 am: Update: Modified Lockdown Lifted The Enumclaw Police Department has responded and made contact with the individual named in the threat. They determined the report was unsubstantiated and have notified ESD that there is no threat to our students or staff. EHS is no longer in a modified lockdown and will return to the regularly scheduled school day. Thank you to the Enumclaw Police Department for their immediate response and partnership. Friday, September 8, 2023; 9:13am: Enumclaw High School is in Modified Lockdown Enumclaw High School is currently in a modified lockdown due to rumors and reports of a potential threat from an individual not on our campus. During a modified lockdown, no one will be allowed in or out, so meetings at the school may need to be rescheduled. Modified Lockdowns are precautionary. Local law enforcement is responding. We will update families as soon as information is available. Maintaining the safety of students and staff is the priority at this time.
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Online Ticket purchasing available for Hornet Football, Soccer and Volleyball We are excited to continue to bring you a convenient option for purchasing your varsity game tickets online on any smart device. This will give you the ability to skip the ticket booth and the long lines and go directly to the entry gate. You can also save time with a one-time purchase of season passes if you plan to attend all of the home games this season! Interested in purchasing a season pass or ordering prior to the game? The easiest way to purchase and enter the games is by Downloading the Ticket Spicket APP and type in Enumclaw. You can purchase a season pass or just the games you would like to attend. It's that easy! Redeeming your Ticket at the Gate After you have purchased a ticket, you need to wait until you are at the gate to redeem your ticket in front of the gate attendant. Simply click on the game, Tap and Hold the Green Check in Button, and enjoy the game! Will guests still be able to buy tickets with cash at the gate? Yes, but there will only be one cash box at the ticket booth and if you want to avoid waiting in line, we encourage everyone to purchase tickets electronically.
Due to poor air quality all EHS outdoor activities and athletics will be canceled for the rest of today 8/21. Parent/Guardians please check your email for indoor practice schedules or call the Athletic Office at 360-802-7718
Due to the amount of wildfire smoke in the air all outdoor practices for sports/activities have been canceled this morning until 12:00 PM. We will reevaluate at 12:00 PM and make a determination on Afternoon/Evening practices.The EHS Athletics office will be working with Coaches to possibly move practices indoors today if needed. As soon as decisions are made another reminder will be sent out to families and coaches. If you have any questions feel free to call the office at 360-802-7718. We are using the following sites to evaluate the air quality: https://wasmoke.blogspot.com/ https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Enumclaw&state=WA&country=USA We are required to follow the new DOH guidance in regards to our decisions to cancel or move practices in doors. The guidance is linked below: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/Documents/Pubs/334-332.pdf?uid=62a8d19e76848
ESD is excited to welcome our new and returning students into the 2023-2024 school year! There are many upcoming important dates for families of all ages - you can reach out to your students school for more details. 8/17: Enumclaw High School Hornet Days -- 8/22: Thunder Mountain Middle School Day of Thunder -- 8/23: Enumclaw Middle School Timberwolf Day -- 8/28: Black Diamond Elementary School Ice Cream Social -- Byron Kibler Elementary School - Enumclaw School District Meet the Teacher -- Southwood Elementary School Ice Cream Social -- Sunrise Elementary Meet the Teacher -- Westwood Elementary School Cougar Day -- 8/29: EHS 9th Grade Orientation -- 8/30: First Day of School for grades 1-12
The start of the Kindergarten school year is slightly different than grade 1-12. Please mark your calendars with the Kindergarten specific start dates: Aug 30: First day for 1st-12th grades (no Kindergarten) Aug 30 - Sep 1: Family Connection Conferences (no school for Kindergarten, but students attend conferences) Sept 4: Labor Day, No School for any students Sept 5: Half of each Kindergarten class will attend Sept 6: The other half of each Kindergarten class will attend Sept 7: Full classes, everyone attend school together
ESD will TEST our EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM on August 11, 2023 - The Enumclaw School District remains committed to keeping our staff and families informed. Before we begin the 23-24 school year, the Enumclaw School District will be conducting a test of our emergency and inclement weather communications to ensure important information is received by our learning community in the event of an emergency or change to the school day. On Friday, August 11, 2023, at 10:00 am a TEST message will be sent to all families and staff by text, email and voicecall. If you do not receive the test by all three methods please contact our Communications Department 360-802-7109 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you receive important notifications and information this school year!
Don't miss the 2023 -2024 school supply lists, available now! https://www.enumclaw.wednet.edu/page/school-supplies
Ballots with voter pamphlets drop today, so keep a lookout for the August 2023 Primary Election ballot in your mailbox. Ballots must be in drop boxes or postmarked by Tuesday, August 1st. You can register to vote, update your voter information, and learn more about what's on the ballot at https://kingcounty.gov/.../current.../august-primary.aspx