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Office Hours During this Extended School Closure:  
Monday through Thursday;  8:00 - 2:00

 New Fax Number: 
  • 1-844-410-8877

Welcome to Loon Lake School District!

WE MISS OUR KIDS!

We Are the Loon Lake Family:  Everyone is valued and respected here.  We come together to serve kids and families.

Our Mission We meet students' needs and prepare them for success.

Our Vision - ALL Loon Lake Students will be:  

  • Physically & emotionally safe
  • Loved, respected, & supported through quality relationships
  • Given meaningful learning experiences
  • Enjoying school
  • Prepared for middle school and on track for high school graduation

Announcements

  • One Last Message & Summer Food
    Hello again, Loon Lake Families,

    I know what you’re thinking.  It’s June 19th, Brad, how long do we have to endure your weekly messages?  The answer is, for about two more minutes.  This will be my last regularly scheduled communication for a while.  However, my goal is to keep you updated, so you can expect a message from me if any major changes happen regarding reopening school in the fall. 

    Speaking of reopening in the fall, we will spend the next 6 to 8 weeks working hard to create a plan for Loon Lake.  A plan that gets kids back to school and keeps staff and students safe.  So more info to come on that soon.  

    As I’m sure you are aware, one thing that the Department of Health has said is that face coverings will be required for all students and staff.  I know a lot of people, and exactly zero of them are excited about this.  Could this change?  Perhaps.  But it also might not change.  So it might be a good idea to have your child practice wearing a mask this summer.  Start small.  15 minutes here, 15 minutes there.  Also, we will provide masks for your kids if they are indeed required.  Of course you are welcome to use your own masks, but don’t stress about purchasing or making any.  We’ve got you covered.  And again, if the guidance changes later this summer about this, I’ll let you know.  

    Now a quick note about summer food.  While our district is not serving food directly, you have some options.  I believe that Deer Park, Valley, and Mary Walker are summer food sites, and it doesn’t matter which school your child attends, you can get food from any of these locations.  To find a summer meal site near you, you can text “food” to 877-877, or go to nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals.  If you need help with this, just give us a call or email me.  

    Before we call it a school year, I want to thank our food service crew for their amazing work to keep our community fed.  I want to thank our teachers for keeping our kids learning.  I want to thank my entire staff for the way they banded together and got creative.  And I want to thank you, our families, for working alongside us to figure this all out.  I am proud to be part of the Loon Lake Family.  

    If you need anything this summer, please reach out.  Email me directly and I will get back to you quickly.  

    Take good care – 
    Brad
    Posted Jun 19, 2020, 1:05 PM by Brad VanDyne
  • 6th Grade Love and P-EBT
    June 12, 2020

    Hello again, Loon Lake Families.  I hope this finds you safely enjoying our phase 3 status here in beautiful Stevens County.  

    Just a few quick items today.  

    First, I want to take a second to recognize our graduating 6th graders, and shower them with the love they deserve.  Yesterday we held our drive-through graduation, and while it certainly wasn’t the same, we are glad we were able to do something.  6th graders – you are amazing.  We love you and we are so proud of you, and we can’t wait to see all the great things that you are going to accomplish.  Please come back and visit us often, especially since our time with you was cut short.  It doesn’t matter if you were with us for 7 years or 7 months, you will always be a Loon Lake graduate, and you will always be one of ours.  

    Secondly today, I want you to know that ALL of our families with children who attend Loon Lake Elementary qualify for extra food benefits through the P-EBT program.  The P stands for pandemic, and EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer.  These funds can help you make up the costs of meals while school was closed.  I have put a letter on our website explaining what to do to claim these benefits.  We will also send this letter home on our food delivery routes on Monday.  If you have any questions, please call us.  

    Thirdly, a reminder that next week is the last week of food service, and also the last week to turn in any school work.  All work is due by Wednesday, June 17th.  You can expect report cards in the mail the week of June 22nd.  

    And finally, some of you may have heard that the state released guidance yesterday about reopening schools in the fall.  We are still digesting this information, and we will share more specifics down the road.  But right now, we believe we will be able to bring our students back to school in September.  There will be some masks and social distancing involved, but we believe kids will be here.  And we can’t wait.  

    Have a great weekend and take good care – 
    Brad

    Posted Jun 12, 2020, 12:21 PM by Brad VanDyne
  • Spring Picture Orders and Year End Details
    June 5, 2020

    Hello again, Loon Lake Families.  I hope this message finds you healthy, well, and dominating all aspects of life.  

    June is here which means we are wrapping things up.  This message will be short with just a few quick reminders.

    First, because we couldn’t do spring class pictures, Leo’s Photography is giving you a chance to order a composite picture of your child’s class, made up of the students’ individual pictures taken last fall.  Info was sent home about this, but if you need the info again, please e-mail me directly at bvandyne@loonlakeschool.org and I will get it to you quickly.  Pictures are $8 apiece and the deadline to order is June 8th.  

    Second, we sent out our last week of learning materials last Monday, which means nothing new will be available from here on out.  Use these last two weeks coming up to finish up any school work you have at home.  Please get in touch with your child’s teacher and keep communicating.  All school work is due by Wednesday, June 17.  

    And finally, just a reminder that we have two more weeks of food delivery and pick up.  Our school year concludes on June 19, which means our last delivery and pick up will be on Wednesday, June 17.  

    And a quick side note - we are anxiously awaiting guidance from the state regarding reopening school in the fall.  The word is this guidance is coming to schools early next week.  Once it’s out and we’ve had a chance to examine it and see how it applies to us at Loon Lake, I will share what we know.  So more about that soon.

    Have a great weekend everyone, and we’ll talk again soon – 
    Brad
    Posted Jun 5, 2020, 1:14 PM by Brad VanDyne
  • Further Clarification on Report Cards & Learning
    May 29, 2020

    Hello again Loon Lake families, I hope this finds you enjoying some sunshine and staying well.  

    As we transition to June, my hope today is to try and ease any remaining anxiety you may have about report cards and school work.

    For an elementary student, a report cards serves two main purposes.  The first is to inform parents about how well your child is progressing in their learning.  The second purpose is to give information to your child’s teacher next year, to help them plan instruction.  

    Right now, given this strange situation we find ourselves in, we understand that our report cards can only fulfill one of these two purposes.  It would not be fair or accurate for our teachers to gauge your child’s actual learning during this closure.  The only thing we can do is help your child’s teacher next year by documenting the level of engagement of your child during this time.  The teachers and I have decided that there will be no F’s, or incompletes, or any letter or effort grades at all for that matter.  Just an indicator for the level of engagement.  Please check out the document on our website for more specifics about what this will look like.

    No student will repeat their current grade level if they have been unable to engage with their teacher.  It doesn’t mean they have failed.  It just means we have a lot of work to do when school resumes.  Because while an elementary report card doesn’t play much of a role in your child’s future, the learning your child does during their elementary years absolutely does.  The foundational skills they are learning are crucial to their success down the road.  

    We know this is a challenging time for parents.  So, the simplest and best thing you and your child can do right now is to stay in contact with their teacher.  Let them know how you’re doing, let them know what’s going well or not well, let them know how they can help.  More than anything, our teachers miss their students.  Communication and connection are huge.       

    Ok, two more quick things.  First, there has been some talk swirling around in the news about what reopening school in the fall could look like.  The most important thing to know right now is that nobody actually knows yet what it will look like.  The state has put together a 100+ person task force to examine options and research what other states and countries are doing.  We’ll know more soon, and when we do, I will communicate what we know.  

    And finally, our amazing PE teacher, Mrs. Magnuson received a grant to purchase some items for each student, items that can help keep kids active and healthy during this time.  A bag for each elementary student will be available next week, and we will deliver them on our food service bus routes.  Huge thanks to Mrs. Magnuson!  

    As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me.  I would be more than happy to talk with you about anything at all.  This is a challenging time, and I’m proud of the way our Loon Lake Family and community has responded.  

    Take good care and we’ll talk again soon –
    Brad
    Posted May 29, 2020, 2:47 PM by Brad VanDyne
  • End of School Year Updates
    May 22, 2020

    Hello again, Loon Lake families.  I hope this week has brought continued health and wellness to you and yours.    

    As June approaches, I want to talk today about 3 things regarding the end of the school year.    

    First of all, pretty much all school districts are required to add 5 extra days on to their school calendar because of this extended closure, which would make our last day of school June 19th.  This means our last two days of food service will be June 15th and June 17th.    

    Secondly, let’s talk about what our report cards will look like for this spring.  During the first two trimesters, your child’s teacher graded your child’s progress in each subject area.  But for this last trimester, it wouldn’t make much sense to do that.  We understand that this is a challenging time for all of our families.  We also understand that kids have been at home, and not here with us.  So for our last trimester, our teachers will use the report card to document the only thing they can accurately measure right now, and that is how engaged each student has been with their learning.  This information will help your child’s teacher next year plan instruction.  On our website, I have posted a document that talks about this in more detail.  It is right on the homepage and it’s called Learning and Grading during COVID-19.  Please check it out.  

    Finally, I’d like to talk directly to all of our amazing Loon Lake Elementary students for a second.  Loon Lake Lions, we miss you so much.  We hope you are doing ok.  Every year, you impress us with your caring hearts and your willingness to attack challenges.  Right now, you are facing a challenge, and once again, it’s time to rise up.  So for these last few weeks of school, really dig deep and work hard.  Get in touch with your teacher.  Complete the work being sent home and make sure your teacher gets it back.  Ask questions.  Join your teacher’s zoom meetings if you can.  Do everything you can to make sure you keep learning.  You are worth it.  You are all amazing, and we can’t wait to have you back here again.  

    Have a great weekend everyone.  Talk to you soon – 
    Brad
    Posted May 22, 2020, 1:39 PM by Brad VanDyne
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Non-discrimination Statement
Loon Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal-and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Title IX Coordinator - Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator - Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal
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Brad can be reached at 509-233-2212, bvandyne@loonlakeschool.org, or 4001 Maple Street, Loon Lake, WA, 99148.



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Please contact Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal & District Compliance Officer, to find out about reporting harassment, intimidation, or bullying, at (509) 233-2212 or bvandyne@loonlakeschool.org.  You can also download a reporting form below and submit it to our school office.    


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