As of July 28, 2019, a new state law removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR vaccine required for school and child care attendance. Medical and religious exemptions are not affected by this new law.
Because the District has many moving parts and a transportation system that spans 60 square miles, the new afternoon bus pick-up time at high schools is expected to result in later bus pick-up times for many middle and elementary school students.
The Food Services team submitted their potato soup recipe, a recipe developed for last year’s pilot program to cook more meals from scratch.
Elementary #21 construction continues to make strides! The fence posts for the athletic field were installed in July and the asphalt treated base for the bus loop will be finished by Aug. 2. Horizontal drilling commenced, which will connect water pipes to the school. This method is being used because of the proximity to the neighboring residential community.
Construction crews have been hard at work at the Skyview/Canyon Creek project during July! Demolition of walls between the new additions and existing buildings is finished. Work has started on the footings and foundation for the Canyon Creek gym expansion, which will add about 700 square feet to the existing space. Framing for the covered play area at Skyview is complete.
On Friday, July 26, North Creek High School graduate, Michael Albrecht was formally recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar during a private ceremony at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building in Seattle.
Excitement continues to build at Elementary #21, which launched its name search last week! Also in June, insulation was installed throughout the building and drywalling continued. Interior finishes and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) rough ins are in progress, as is exterior masonry work and window installations.
The Skyview/Canyon Creek project continues to transform! Foundations for the smaller building additions are complete. The main building elevator was installed and the team is working on lighting.
The Inglemoor Concert Hall is in design development. This process includes a multitude of decisions such as carpet color, wall covering selection, number of whiteboards and placement in classrooms, specifics on glass selection and much more.
Wow, what another amazing summer week here in this great district. I enjoyed spending time at the kick off meetings for support services staff, transportation department staff, and nutrition services staff earlier this week. We have so many hard working professionals in this district who form the building blocks of support that enable success in the classroom for our students. The Summer Institute is also so engaging with so many staff involved. Such great energy and excitement!