Loon Lake Home-Link


Loon Lake School District offers the Loon Lake Home-link Program to families in the area, and can accept out of district students as well. The purpose of this program is to provide support to those parents educating their kindergarten-eighth grade students at home. This past year, LLHL served over 100 students. Some of those students came to on-site classes, and some were “Distance Students” only.

The Home-link site is located behind the old Loon Lake School (now the Historical Society).

The school year program provides appropriate curriculum, consultation, testing, instructional materials, enrichment activities, workshops and field trips (including ski program, CYT plays, and trips to Greenbluff, the MAC, Mobius Science, Cat Tails, roller skating), as funding allows. While the school year runs September-June, on-site enrichment activities and classes are offered on Fridays beginning in October. This year, the Home-link Program will offers classes for the on-site students in grades K-8th grade levels in art, hands-on-science, early learners, history, physical education, puppetry, writing, and for 4th-8th graders: stain glass. Certified teachers help families meet the requirements for academic achievement. The Home-Link has several classrooms, including a computer room, curriculum library, kitchen facility and parent’s room for families with babies and small children. In addition, the Home-Link students use the elementary school gym for P.E. classes.

If you are interested in 2018-19 enrollment for your students educating at home, please email (preferred) tsimmons@loonlakeschool.org or call the Home-Link office 233-8185. Please leave a message, and we will contact you.

Loon Lake Home-Link Mission Statement
The Loon Lake Home-Link Program was developed to provide support and resources to families choosing to educate their K-8 students outside the typical classroom setting. We operate under the authority of the State of Washington and the laws pursuant to an Alternative Learning Experience (WAC 392-121-182).

Home-Link recognizes the parent(s) as the primary teachers of their children and acknowledges their authority in regard to the education of their students. Although the state mandates it is the full responsibility of the certified teacher to educate the student, our role is to support your teaching, not replace it. The certified teacher and Home-Link will provide supervision toward the learning goals, evaluation of progress, guidance, support, and encouragement. The Home-Link will work with you to meet the academic goals of your students as listed in the ISLP. Weekly communication will be an essential part of meeting those goals and being accountable to the state. We will endeavor to build a relationship based on mutual trust and respect. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact one of our staff.

As the director/ lead teacher of the Loon Lake Home-Link, I am committed to serving the Loon Lake District, as well as my students and parents. I will make every effort to keep open communication with the district and the families we serve.

Thank you!

Monica Coleston, Program Director

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.  The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Brad Van Dyne, Superintendent/Principal; 509-233-2212; bvandyne@loonlakeschool.org; 4001 Maple Street, Loon Lake, WA 99148.