A meeting to discuss Social Media Safety & Digital Literacy for Parents will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2 in the Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Safety expert Darren Laur will discuss ways to help keep your children safe while using the Internet and Social Networking. Parents and Caregivers of Teens, Tweens, and Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered include:
The Internet and Social Networking
What our kids are doing online
Chatrooms, IM's, SMS/MMS and how to stay safer using them
Cell/Smartphone and webcam safety
How students are placing their privacy at risk online
Your "digital dossier: and how to protect it
Dangers of screen names and profiles
Sexting, its consequences, and what can be done to stop it
Digital peer aggression and what can be done to stop it
When to be concerned as a parent
Steps to keep kids safe online...
Click to read Assistant Superintendent Ann Renker's letter to the community on the Sequim Middle School incident that took place on October 20, 2016.
This year, the district is introducing an all-online system for volunteer clearance. Individuals interested in volunteering in Sequim Schools may begin an online volunteer application process for the 2016-17 school year at https://sequimvolunteers.hrmplus.net/. The online application process requires an e-mail address and provides step-by-step assistance. A current Washington State driver's license or state ID card is required in order to run a background check. There is a computer kiosk available in the district office if needed.
If you would like to refer a student for the screening process for the Highly Capable (HiCap) Program, please fill out and return this form to your building secretary and/or the Highly Capable Coordinator. Your referral form must be received no later than November 30, 2016. Due to time and testing constraints, referrals received after the deadline cannot be accepted. Click here for more information on the HiCap program and referral form.
From Supt. Gary Neal:
The health of our students and staff is a top priority in the Sequim School District. When the lead in water issue surfaced last spring, we contacted the Clallam County Health Department and asked for direction for water testing. Clallam County PUD and the City of Sequim were brought on board as well. Since then, Helen Haller and Greywolf Elementary schools have been tested and retrofitted, under direction from the Health Department. We have been directed to retest after the school year begins in fall 2016.
We are committeed to our plan to ensure that water quality is safe throughout the District. Please continue to check our website for updates. For more information, click on Drinking Water Safety.
Oct. 26 - Reading Tutor Training @ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at GWE library, SHS Choir Concert @ 7 p.m. in auditorium
Oct. 29 - Haunted Hallways fall fun for the family from 1 - 4 p.m. in 'H' bldg at SHS
Oct. 31 - NO School for Students, TRI Day for Staff
Nov. 2 - Social Media Safety Assemblies at SMS, SHS
Nov. 4 - SHS presents Little Women @ 7 p.m. in auditorium
Nov. 5 - SHS presents Little Women @ 7 p.m. in auditorium
Nov. 10 - SMS Veterans assembly @ 8:20 a.m. in gym (Visitors, please check in at the front office.)
Nov. 11 - No School, SHS presents Little Women @ 7 p.m. in auditorium
Nov. 12 - SHS presents Little Women @ 7 p.m. in auditorium
Nov. 23 - HHE PTO Jog-a-thon, Early Release All Schools