District wide activity
'Ready! for Kindergarten' workshops target parents and caregivers of children birth to five. These workshops encourage and teach new strategies to families on how to be their child's first teacher. It focuses on 27 age level targets that parents or caregivers can easily use to track how their child is progressing before entering kindergarten.
Two or more races 7.9%
Special Education 17.9%
Free and Reduced Priced Lunch 68.8%
English Learners 18.3%
||Renton High School
||In conjunction with the World Languages department, Renton High School planed a family night to bring students, staff and families together to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The school shared community resources, services and asked families for feedback on how well the school is meeting the needs of the students, how to improve services, and their student's dreams.
1,200 students enrolled
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.3%
Black/African American 23.7%
Hispanic/Latino of any race(s) 27.8%
||East Omak Elementary
||East Omak Elementary hosts an annual Leadership Day which showcases student success throughout the building. Typically 150 guest attend, most of them parents and several community leaders. The assembly is led by students, guests get to hear from students speakers discuss how they are meeting or working toward their personal and academic goals. Check out the videos from their Leadership Day in 2019 | 2018.
American Indian and Alaskan Native 19%
Hispanic/Latino of any race(s) 27.3%
English Learners 11%
Low income 77%
||District Wide Family Action Committee (FAC)
||Superintendent Susan Enfield established a Family Action Committee (FAC), shortly after her arrival in Highline. FAC has been active for 7 years and meets quarterly. The committee has parent/family representatives from across the school district who reflect broader Highline community racially, ethically, and socioeconomically. Representation includes all school levels, multiple languages, and special programs (Special Education, English Learners, McKinney Vento, etc.)
Black/African American 14.6%
Two or more races 6.1%
English Learners 28.8%
The “Parents as Partners” project has evolved to provide parents with a more complete picture of what school looks like at Logan and how they can support their student(s) as partners with us in promoting positive school culture and academic success.
- Interactive sessions for students and parents included technology for learning, celebrating Read Across America in the library, hands on science activities, and math interactive learning.
- Parent only sessions included accessing family resources/housing, internet safety, promoting early literacy, supporting reading in the middle grades, and transition strategies for middle school.
English Learners 12.9%
Low Income 90%
Students with Disabilities 20.8%
Black/African American 6.4%
|| OnTrack Academy
On Track Academy provides a personalized, successful school option for students who have not found success, academically and/or in social/emotional areas in the comprehensive high schools. Our vision is to prepare our students for “What’s Next” in their lives through a customized learning environment. In order to do it, we needed to partner with our students and their caregivers. We formalized our commitment to students and their families by creating a School-Parent Compact.
Students with Disabilities 9.9%
|| Peter G. Schmidt Elementary
“Sail into Summer” is a carnival-style family Literacy night the week before school is out. Families experience major book giveaways of gently used books, summer reading sign-up with the city library reps, a variety of reading logs to use with summer reading, community booths related to book character and reading experiences, free raffles, games and snow cones!
Two or More Races 12.9%
English Learners 3.2%
Low Income 42.2%
Students with Disabilities 11.8%
||District Wide Kindergarten and Early Learning Roundup
Transitional Kindergarten will start in the fall, so Walla Walla is extending outreach to preschool families through the Kindergarten and Early Learning Roundup. Families will have the opportunity to pick up enrollment information, meet school staff, learn about educational opportunities and find resources from community partners and organizations. Everything at this event is geared around supporting families, early learners and students and families new to kindergarten, all in a one-stop-shop.
Birth to Kindergarten
3,400 children under age 5 in Walla Walla County.
63% of young children are cared for at home or with a family, friend, or neighbor.
428 children in Kindergarten (247/58% qualify for free and reduced lunch).