Hope, Y, Kaeden, Hewson, & Sarah
Hope, Y, Kaeden, Hewson, & Sarah
Aiden, Nya, Hazel, Nathan, & Avery
Emily, Rebecca, Harley, Gabe, & Audrik
Longview Public Schools officials will continue monitoring information regarding local air quality being affected by wildfires in the region.
District administrators rely on Air Quality Index (AQI) information provided through the Washington Department of Ecology. Throughout the school day on Tuesday Sept. 5, the air quality index remained at the low end of the “moderate” scale. At this condition rating, schools were advised to monitor students with asthma, respiratory infection, lung or heart disease and provide modifications and rest to normal recess, PE, and athletic activities. Depending on their student conditions, some schools chose to keep their students inside.
As the air quality rating changed to “unhealthy for sensitive groups” in the late-afternoon on Sept. 5, outdoor athletic practices and events were cancelled. This category recommends that students with asthma, respiratory infection, long or heart disease stay indoors and other children should limit activities to light exertion.
As of Wednesday, Sept. 6, the smoke and fine air particle levels increased and outdoor recesses were cancelled. By one measure, the Washington Air Quality Advisory (WAQA) level reached the “unsafe” category. Outdoor sporting events were cancelled and practices were scheduled for indoors.
As of Thursday, Sept. 7, fine air particle levels decreased from the previous day, and both the WAQA and AQI levels remained a low- to mid-range in the “moderate” category. At that level, no changes to outdoor recesses or athletic events were recommended–except for special populations.
As of Friday, Sept. 8, air quality levels measured by WAQA and AQI returned to the “good” category. No recommendations are in effect for that category.
The district will continue to follow AQI and WAQA information and respond to recommendations for levels of air pollution.
Although the district is planning to maintain regular school schedules, parents are encouraged to take this opportunity to sign up or ensure their current information is on file with the district’s emergency notification system, FlashAlert.
As the summer winds down, we are eagerly anticipating the first day of school! We are looking forward to seeing all of our students, and would like to take a moment to remind Monticello Middle School’s families that school starts on Wednesday, August 30. Our offices will be open prior to this, beginning on Monday, August 14.
In order to ensure that our students are prepared to learn and engage on their first day back, we ask that parents and families would send students to school with the proper supplies and tools. A list of school supplies our students will need can be found here.
We are excited to see everyone soon! Have a wonderful rest of the summer!
Last day office is open: June 30, 2017
Summer programs: Parks and Rec classes, call 360-442-5400 for more information
Meals for Longview kids:
Office opens in fall: August 14, 2017
First day of school: August 30, 2017
Hats off to the District’s April Employees of the Month honored for their “above and beyond” attitudes and actions!
Instructional Coach Ryan Chinchen (above left) recently helped shepherd the grades 6-12 math adoption and has worked with publishers, teachers, and the district office to ensure all participants are informed and collaborative. He has been an invaluable member of Monticello’s staff since 2003—joining as a math teacher; in 2013 he became one of the three instructional coaches in our district. He works closely with first-year teachers and the staff at Monticello. His actions are clear and well thought out and he brings the most out of his staff. The new teachers with whom he works are growing instructionally. In addition to those roles, Ryan led the middle school math team through a process of using an alternative curriculum for two years and bringing professional development and focus to that team’s work. Ryan also is a Math Fellow with the state of Washington.
Laura Mourer has been with the district since 2015,and at the beginning of this school year, she took on the role of ELL Liaison. In a short period of time, she has developed key relationships with building staff, students, and parents in support of student success. She is a safety net for ELL and transition ELL students and goes the extra mile to work with students, staff and parents. She has a positive can-do attitude that is infectious. Laura has helped develop and present her work in support of students to the Washington Association of Bilingual Educators (WABE) conference in April.
Holidae, Chloe, Ronald, Farryn, & Nesha
Jeffery, Tristin, Jake, Gabriel, & Brooke
Kasinda, Emma, Gavin, Jordyn, & Harmonee
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