Dear Methow Valley Families and Community Members:
Serving as home to approximately 630 students and their families, many of which have been deeply impacted by the recent fires, I am reminded as to why the Methow Valley remains a place of wonder, magic, and enchantment… a place we call home. Our valley is a reflection of you. In addition to our deep sense of place, our strength lies in the resiliency, courage, care, and compassion displayed for one another throughout our entire community.
Oftentimes, the challenges we find ourselves faced with serve as opportunities for each of us to model the positive attributes we wish to see our youth display. This being said, the Methow Valley School District looks forward to working in close partnership with our families and many community partners to develop curious, creative, compassionate, action-oriented citizens prepared to change the world.
Having served as a base camp to approximately 2,000 fire crew during the past month, we are busy preparing our facilities for your return. In support of your return, we’d like to share a couple of noteworthy updates that include:
As one of our six strategic areas of focus – Equity and Excellence for All, coupled with the recent fires, we have initiated the process of eliminating course fees, supply fees, and other school-related expenses that can serve as an economic hardship to families and a barrier for our students.
Knowing that some of our families enjoy the traditions associated with gearing up for the new school year, we are encouraging families to consider establishing a new tradition by donating (a strength of our community) to organizations that make a significant impact upon the lives and education of every child and family… Public School Funding Alliance, Methow Arts, Classroom in Bloom, Twispworks, The Cove, Liberty Bell Boosters Club, Kiwanis, and/or Room One. Each of these organizations works closely with our schools to enrich and support all of our students.
As your superintendent, I want to welcome your return as we kick off the 2014-15 school year. I am confident that by working together in close partnership our children will change the world!
Superintendent, Methow Valley School District