We were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that occurred this morning at Marysville-Pillchuck High school. As educational professionals, the safety of our students and our school community is always at the forefront of our efforts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, teachers, families and the community of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Our district and schools are vigilant in their efforts to keep students and staff safe. During a school shooting, our most effective response is to move into a lockdown procedure in order to try and secure our students and staff in locked classrooms. There are also specific procedures for evacuation and intruders. It is important for our schools, staff and parents to be knowledgeable about these plans and our schools regularly conduct drills in order to be able to respond as effectively as possible during these emergencies.
It is a struggle for adults and children alike to try to comprehend why and how such a senseless incident could occur. Excessive and repeated media viewing can create increased anxiety and therefore limiting ongoing exposure is recommended. Talking about the incident can be a healthy way for families to process their feelings and reactions to an event of this nature.
Today is a tragic day. Our thoughts and hearts go out to the students, staff and families at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
School Bus Safety Week, which occurs the third week in October, reminds parents and students the importance of school bus safety. This year’s theme is, “At my Stop, you Stop!”
In recognition, Gov. Jay Inslee declared Oct. 20-24 as School Bus Safety Week, noting in a proclamation that “ensuring motorists adhere to the rules of the road around school buses during the loading and unloading of students is critical to maintaining safe conditions.”
Bus passing violations count released
The need for continuing education around school bus safety is highlighted by the release of data gathered this past spring.
A one day collection conducted May 1 yielded 1,678 instances in which drivers passed buses that had their stop sign out. The total is an increase of 155 reported violations (10.2 percent) from 2013. The number of districts reporting increased from 110 in 2013 to 153 in 2014.
The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
| Title IX/Chapter 28A.640 RCW Officer: ||Section 504/ADA Coordinator:|
| Denise Walters ||Cristin Blaskowitz|
|Eatonville School District||Special Services|
| 200 Lynch Street W.|| 200 Lynch Street W.|
| Eatonville, WA 98328 || Eatonville, WA 98328 |
| (360) 879-1029 ||(360) 879-1800|
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EHS Band / Choir Concert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EMS Band / Choir Concert
7:00 PM Daffodil Princess Selection