New website going live tomorrow, 12/1/2020

A fresh new website for the Warden School District has been in the works for a while, but challenges arising from the pandemic had unfortunately delayed things. We're pleased to announce that the new site will be going live on December 1st, 2020. The old site and its content may be found at wardensd.org. 

Nuevo sitio web disponible mañana, 1/12/2020

Un nuevo sitio web para el Distrito Escolar Warden ha estado en proceso por un tiempo, pero los desafíos que surgieron de la pandemia desafortunadamente retrasaron las cosas. Nos complace anunciar que el nuevo sitio estará disponible el 1 de diciembre de 2020. El sitio anterior y su contenido se pueden encontrar en wardensd.org.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE, Board meeting 11/24 due to holiday

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on November 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) via zoom for a School Board Meeting, the change of date of the board meeting is due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. This is open public meeting can be accessed:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://warden-wednet-edu.zoom.us/j/85256131322?pwd=WmEzUXprUEt1c1JwWkVOKzY4blpHUT09

Passcode: 75d!GA

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 206 337 9723 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 852 5613 1322 Passcode: 405514

International numbers available: https://warden-wednet-edu.zoom.us/u/kdKGOAa28U

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, President Board Chairman November 23, 2020

COVID NOTICE 11/23/2020 update

11/23/2020 - The District has twelve individuals quarantining themselves due to COVID issues. Eight individuals have a household member that has tested positive or are awaiting a test result for themselves or a household member. Two individuals are awaiting a test result for themselves after being exposed at school. We have one positive COVID case today and one additional positive from Friday that came in late. Contact tracing and consultation with the Grant County Health District has determined that at this time there are no additional quarantines warranted by those exposures. Should additional individuals test positive, appropriate contact tracing will be conducted to determine if additional quarantines are warranted.

11/20/2020 - The District has eleven individuals quarantining themselves due to COVID issues. Five individuals have a household member that has tested positive or are awaiting a test result for themselves or a household member. Six individuals are awaiting a test result for themselves after being exposed at school. We have one positive COVID case. As a result of the school setting exposure, we are quarantining a small cohort. Contact tracing and consultation with the Grant County Health District has determined that at this time there are no additional quarantines warranted by those exposures. Should additional individuals test positive, appropriate contact tracing will be conducted to determine if additional quarantines are warranted.

11/19/2020 - The District has two individuals quarantining themselves due to COVID issues. Both have a household member that has tested positive or are awaiting a test result for themselves or a household member. Our information indicates that the exposures were outside of the school setting. Contact tracing and consultation with the Grant County Health District have determined at this time there are no additional quarantines warranted by exposures. Should additional individuals test positive, appropriate contact tracing will be conducted to determine if additional quarantines are warranted.

11/18/2020 - The District has nine individuals quarantining themselves due to COVID issues. Eight have a household member that has tested positive or are awaiting a test result for themselves or a household member. One individual has tested positive. Our information indicates that the exposures were outside of the school setting. Contact tracing and consultation with the Grant County Health District have determined at this time there are no additional quarantines warranted by exposures and should additional individuals test positive, appropriate contact tracing will be conducted to determine if additional quarantines are warranted. 11/13/2020 - The District has one individual quarantining themselves due to COVID issues. The individual is awaiting a test result for themselves or a household member. Our information indicates that the exposure was outside of the school setting. At this time there are no additional quarantines warranted by exposures and should any of the individuals test positive, appropriate contact tracing will be conducted to determine if additional quarantines are warranted. 11/12/2020 - The District has nine individuals quarantining themselves due to COVID issues. Seven have a household member that has tested positive or are awaiting a test result for themselves or a household member. Two individuals have tested positive. Our information indicates that the exposures were outside of the school setting. Contact tracing and consultation with the Grant County Health District have determined at this time there are no additional quarantines warranted by exposures and should additional individuals test positive, appropriate contact tracing will be conducted to determine if additional quarantines are warranted.

COVID-19 reporting for the Warden School District may be found on the WSD Information page under COVID-19 Info.

Tips for this Thanksgiving | Consejos para este Día de Acción de Gracias
Flyer from GCHD regarding Thanksgiving and COVID-19 precautions
Tips for the upcoming holiday
Thanksgiving, Covid-19 tips in english
Consejos para las próximas vacaciones
Thanksgiving, Covid-19 tips in Spanish
OSPI & Presidio, Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program

You may be eligible to receive internet service at your home for free. Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program allows students and their families to connect at no cost to you. There will be no credit check or denial based on past-due bills.

How is this free? Costs are being paid for this program out of Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, using CARES Act money, which is Covid-19-related Grant Funding.

DETAILS

Services: Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program, by the provider Presidio, include a choice of either: • Free broadband internet connectivity where available or • Free MoFi (Mobile HotSpot) internet connectivity where available

Cost: Free. There will be no fees for installation or equipment, and you will never receive a bill. No credit checks or denial based on past due bills. You will need to pay for any damaged or lost equipment.

Length of service: Internet access will be provided to you, at no cost, through June 30, 2021.

  • If you want to continue with internet service after June 30, 2021, it will become your financial responsibility. To continue, you will need to contact your internet provider and make arrangements for this. Otherwise, your service will automatically end when the program ends.

Apply Now! Grant funds to cover this are limited – so you need to apply as soon as possible. Click the link for more information about the program, to determine eligibility, or to apply.

OSPI y Presidio, el programa de acceso a Internet K – 12 de Washington

Puede ser elegible para recibir servicio de Internet en su hogar de forma gratuita. El programa de acceso a Internet K – 12 de Washington permite que los estudiantes y sus familias se conecten sin costo alguno para usted. No habrá verificación de crédito ni denegación basada en facturas vencidas.

¿Cómo es esto gratis? Los costos de este programa están siendo pagados por la Oficina del Superintendente de Instrucción Pública de Washington, utilizando dinero de la Ley CARES, que es una subvención relacionada con Covid-19.

DETALLES

Servicios: El programa de acceso a Internet K-12 de Washington, del proveedor Presidio, incluye una opción de: • Conexión a internet de banda ancha gratuita donde esté disponible o • Conectividad gratuita a Internet MoFi (Mobile HotSpot) donde esté disponible

Costo: Gratis. No habrá tarifas por la instalación o el equipo y nunca recibirá una factura. Sin verificación de crédito o denegación basada en facturas vencidas. Deberá pagar por cualquier equipo dañado o perdido.

Duración del servicio: Se le proporcionará acceso a Internet, sin costo, hasta el 30 de junio de 2021.

  • Si desea continuar con el servicio de Internet después del 30 de junio de 2021, será su responsabilidad financiera. Para continuar, deberá comunicarse con su proveedor de Internet y hacer los arreglos necesarios. De lo contrario, su servicio finalizará automáticamente cuando finalice el programa. *

¡Aplica ya! Los fondos de subvención para cubrir esto son limitados, por lo que debe presentar una solicitud lo antes posible. Haga clic en el enlace para obtener más información sobre el programa, para determinar la elegibilidad o para presentar una solicitud.

Regularly scheduled board meeting, 11/12

Regularly scheduled School Board occur the second and fourth Thursday each month at 7pm PST. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://warden-wednet-edu.zoom.us/j/85256131322?pwd=WmEzUXprUEt1c1JwWkVOKzY4blpHUT09 Passcode: 75d!GA

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 206 337 9723 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 852 5613 1322 Passcode: 405514

International numbers available: https://warden-wednet-edu.zoom.us/u/kdKGOAa28U

Warden Secondary Schools back on Campus | Escuelas secundarias Warden de regreso al campus
Students walking down a hall in the high school for the first time in 7 months
Message from WES re: Halloween

Dear Warden Families:

Halloween in classrooms will look different this year. As we practice social distancing and safety precautions, students may not come to school or bring with them costumes, masks, or other Halloween props. There may be celebrations in classrooms, but students will not be out in the halls. Please do not send food items to be shared in classes. Teachers will be allowed to give out pre-packaged treats and have craft activities on Friday.

WES Back on campus | WES de regreso al campus
Warden High School has been recognized as one of the most effective high schools in all of Washington State!

Numerous studies exist exploring the correlation between growing up in a low-income household and undesirable academic outcomes. However, The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), with support from a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation research grant, is focusing on schools defying the trend in Educational Landscape and Systems Analysis of Washington State. The study intends to produce a comprehensive analysis of access to essential data, programs, partnerships, and systems elements driving the highly effective continuous improvement efforts that support continued improvements for students. Warden High School was one of 13 High Schools selected out of 2,200 individual schools from across Washington state that met the criteria for positively influencing students’ educational outcomes. Congratulations to the staff, students, and community of Warden High School for being recognized by The Center for Educational Effectiveness for continuous educational improvement outcomes for students in low-income households.

For WES Oct 26th
Para WES Oct 26th
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 10/15/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on October 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM for a ZOOM special board meeting.

https://warden-wednet-edu.zoom.us/j/84812849894?pwd=WUZrcDRhQVNUYVhOdkF1OTB4YSsxZz09 Telephone: Dial: US: +1 206 337 9723 or +1 253 215 8782

Agenda:

  1. Call the meeting to order
  2. Action regarding the shift to Level 2 Hybrid Instruction
  3. Adjourn the meeting

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman October 14, 2020

School-Parent Compact | El Pacto Escolar para Padres

A link to the School-Parent Compact can be found here.

OSPI, Programa de acceso a Internet para K–12

La Oficina del Superintendente de Instrucción Pública, a través de los fondos proporcionados por la Ley CARES, ha celebrado acuerdos con varios proveedores de servicios de Internet para proporcionar acceso a Internet a familias de bajos ingresos en el estado de Washington con estudiantes de K-12. Para obtener más detalles, incluida la elegibilidad, consulte el sitio web de OSPI.

Dibels, 10/1-10/3

October 1st-9th, Warden School District will be testing students Grades 1-3 using the DIBELS 8 Assessment. Please continue to encourage your child attend their Zoom Meetings each day. Thank you!

Dibels, 10/1-10/3

Del 1 al 9 de Octubre, el Distrito Escolar de Warden evaluará a los estudiantes de los grados 1-3 usando la evaluación DIBELS 8. Continúe animando a su hijo que asista a las reuniones de Zoom todos los días. ¡Gracias!

A message from the WMS Principal to WMS families, re: conferences

Greetings Middle School Families,

Fall conferences for Warden School District are scheduled for October 13 and 15. Conferences will take place remotely using Zoom links provided for students and families. Grade level teams will facilitate an Open House for all families to discuss learning/behavior expectations for Direct Teacher Instruction (DTI) and Academic Instructional Support (AIS) days, standards, attendance, Canvas, etc. Remote learning is challenging for ALL. Staff will provide grade level information for families during the Open House sessions. Individual conferences for students will also take place to review and discuss current academic performance. We look forward to your participation during conference week!

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE - Zoom

Cohort B - ALL Students Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6-6:30pm

Cohort A - ALL Students Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6-6:30pm

INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES - Zoom Your child may be selected for a parent conference by the grade level team to discuss academic performance. Individual conferences will take approximately 15 minutes. If your child is selected for an individual conference, he/she will be provided a Zoom link from a teach.

Cohort B - selected students

Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 12:45-5pm and 6:35-7:50pm

Cohort A - selected students

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 12:45-5pm and 6:35-7:50pm

We hope everyone is doing their part to reduce the spread of the COVID virus. WE miss our STUDENTS!

Collective Bargaining Information

2 years ago

During the Special Board Session on 10/15/2020, the WSD School Board approved an amendment to the 2020-2021 MOU between the WSD and the WEA.


Recent bargaining began with a lengthy session on October 12, 2020 and is ongoing. Link are to bargaining documents exchanged between Warden Education Association (WEA) and the Warden School District (WSD) to reconsider/amend the current Reopening Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), date 8/10/2020.



PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on October 1, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Agriculture Building for a board session for the purpose of reviewing the Warden School District’s Reopening Plan and Updated Grant County Health District Guidance. This is open public meeting can be accessed:

Join Zoom Meeting https://warden-wednet-edu.zoom.us/j/83480723546?pwd=UXo5cHBkbzJnNzlGV0hCeEw1ZzF1Zz09

Meeting ID: 834 8072 3546 Passcode: 7U.Nx!

Dial by your location +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 834 8072 3546 Passcode: 211430

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman September 30, 2020

Warden School District Summer Food Service Program continues!

The Warden School District will be continuing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). All children up to 18 years of age can receive meals. If you wish to receive meals, please call: (509) 349-1872.

Lunch pick up at the Concession stand beginning 9/2/2020

Good morning, Warden! Beginning the first day of school, September, 2nd, meals will be handed out from the concession stand Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to registered Warden School District students only. Students and parents picking up meals will need to know each student’s lunch number and name. It’s been a while since we’ve had to use those lunch numbers, so plan for a little extra time and patience the first few days for staff to help look up lunch numbers for those who have forgotten. See you this Wednesday!

New HS Principal

The Warden School District would like to welcome Mr. Chris Lupo as our new High School Principal. Mr. Lupo recently moved back to Moses Lake from the Duvall area where he was a principal for the Riverview School District. Chris was a teacher in the Warden Elementary School for a number of years, early in his teaching career, and remembers having several of our current staff when they were in elementary school! Welcome back to Warden, Mr Lupo!

School websites overhaul

At the end of July, 2020 the Warden School District (WSD) Technology Department will begin overhauling all of the WSD sites beginning with Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. During the overhaul, the sites will be inaccessible and service of the sites is not expected to resume until mid September. The main WSD site will remain in operation to continue to provide information and services. Updates regarding the schools will be made available on the District website, as well as some updates for the community will be made and on the WSD Facebook page.

We look forward to presenting contemporary websites that are feature rich and streamlined in hopes of better serving the Warden Community and stakeholders. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we are hard at work on the websites and preparing for the coming school year. Stay safe, stay healthy, and Go Cougs! Warden School District Technology Department

WSD Conference Week 3/2-3/6

The Warden School District is having conference week, March 3rd through March 6th and will be on the 12:30pm early release schedule.

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on February 18, 2020 at the Best Western Lake Front Hotel in Moses Lake at 6:30 PM for a special board meeting.

Agenda:

  1. Opening Items

a. Call to Order / Establish Quorum / Pledge of Allegiance / Attendees 2. Business a. Open Board Training and Policy Procedure Development 3. Adjournment a. Adjourn

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman February 13, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on July 1, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Agriculture Building for a board session on the budget for the 2020-2021 school year and replacement Educational Programs & Operations (EP & O) Levy.

This is open public meeting can be accessed:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86358438515?pwd=WFFPVE1MdmdYSmkwN2kyS1FqdFM1Zz09

Meeting ID: 863 5843 8515

Password: 2jNkHt

Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 863 5843 8515

Password: 436727

By Order of the Board of Directors

Rick Martin, Vice Board Chairma

June 25, 2020

WSD Tech Device Checkout for WMS, 5/15
WSD Technology checkout flyer for 5/15

Exciting news Warden! Friday, 5/15 marks the last Technology Checkout for the year from 11:30am to 12:30pm, which means 3rd and 4th grades are getting their turn! Anyone who had previously signed up for laptops or laptops and hotspots are welcome to come tomorrow too!

A quick word on internet hotspots, the WSD Technology Department has taken additional precautions to keep students safe. However, it requires hands on with both the hotspots and laptops that will not be reasonable to do on the spot tomorrow. If you are checking out BOTH a laptop and a hotspot tomorrow, then good news, the additional work has already been done. For those of you that already checked out laptop and reserved a hotspot or visa-versa, the WSD Technology Department will be opening a new phone line and will be posting hours to provide tech support for just this sort of thing. Details regarding the phone line and appointments will follow shortly.

WSD Tech Device Checkout for WMS, 5/15
Map of the front of the WSD campus showing where laptop and hotspot check outs will be

Exciting news Warden! Tomorrow marks the last Technology Checkout for the year from 11:30am to 12:30pm, which means 3rd and 4th grades are getting their turn! Anyone who had previously signed up for laptops or laptops and hotspots are welcome to come tomorrow too!

A quick word on internet hotspots, the WSD Technology Department has taken additional precautions to keep students safe. However, it requires hands on with both the hotspots and laptops that will not be reasonable to do on the spot tomorrow. If you are checking out BOTH a laptop and a hotspot tomorrow, then good news, the additional work has already been done. For those of you that already checked out laptop and reserved a hotspot or visa-versa, the WSD Technology Department will be opening a new phone line and will be posting hours to provide tech support for just this sort of thing. Details regarding the phone line and appointments will follow shortly.

Snow Makeup Day #2, No School 2/14/2020

Just in time for Valentine's Day, there will be no school this coming Friday, 2/14/2020.

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on February 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the High School Library in lieu of its regularly scheduled meeting for 7 pm. A conflict arose regarding the Girls Basketball post season playoff game that would have prevented a quorum, which is necessary for proper authority. Again the regularly scheduled board meeting for February 13th is cancelled and a new meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2020 at an earlier 6 pm time.

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman February 6, 2020

Athletic Department Announcement

Sports Uniforms/equipment check in and BSN Spirit Gear pick up is scheduled again for Friday May 1st. If you forgot to stop by last Friday to turn in your sports uniforms or pick up your BSN Spirit gear you can do so again on Friday May 1st from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in front of the elementary school. While picking up your BSN gear or dropping off your uniforms, please be sure you make your way to the distribution tables closer to the elementary playground where you will see Leti Gonzalez and Valerie Hernandez. We ask that you remain in your vehicles, they will go out to you and collect or give out gear.

Anuncio del Departamento de Atletismo

Atención, anuncio importante sobre la entrega del uniforme deportivo y la recogida del equipo BSN. Hola, aquellos quien aún necesiten recoger su equipo BSN o estudiantes que necesiten entregar sus uniformes y equipo deportivo, puede hacerlo este viernes, 1 de mayo de 11:30 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. en frente de la primaria. Mientras recoges tu equipo de BSN o dejas tus uniformes, asegúrate de llegar a las mesas de distribución más cercanas al patio de la primaria, donde verás a Leti González y Valerie Hernández. Le pedimos que permanezca en sus vehículos, ellos se acercarán a usted y recogerán o entregarán equipo.

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on April 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Agriculture Building for a board session on the Graduation Requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. This is an open public meeting that can be accessed:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02wed.zoom.us/j/387029559?pwd=aytvk3EyNDJybklkc0ZDV21Qc2NjUT09 Meeting ID: 387 029 559 Password: 001723

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman April 10, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on February 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the High School Library for a board study session on Technology and Security & Safety Levy Projects.

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman February 6, 2020

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on March 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the High School gym instead of the High School Library for a regular board meeting. Due to Governor Inslee’s order limiting public gatherings, this public meeting is available using the following information:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/497779997 Meeting ID: 497 779 997

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman March 24, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board session scheduled for March 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the High School Library regarding the Statewide Emergency Closure is cancelled in compliance with Governor Inslee’s recent directive of no gatherings of more than 50 people.

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman March 16, 2020

January 17th-22nd

Please note the following no school dates for students. The Warden School District will release students at 12:30 PM on Friday, January 17 for teacher grade posting. The next week, the Warden School District will not have school in session for students on January 20, 21 and 22. January 20 is Martin Luther King holiday. January 21 is our scheduled semester break day. And on January 22, only teachers will be in district for their contracted Learning Improvement Day. Students will end up having a 5 1/2 day mini-vacation. Enjoy!

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on March 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the High School Gym for a board session on the Statewide Emergency Closure. This is an open meeting with a capacity of 250 people.

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman March 13, 2020

WES Back on campus | WES de regreso al campus
PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular scheduled board meeting on December 26, 2019 has been moved to December 18, 2019 at 12 PM in the District Office.

By Order of the Board of Directors Bryce Cox, Board Chairman December 13, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on December 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the High School Library for a board study session on College in the High School, which is rescheduled from December 3, 2019.

By Order of the Board of Directors Doug Skone, Board Chairman December 3, 2019

Public Notice

The Warden School Board study session scheduled for December 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM has been cancelled because of the weather and road conditions. It will be rescheduled for a different date which has yet to be determined.

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on December 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the High School Library for a board study session on College in the High School.

By Order of the Board of Directors Doug Skone, Board Chairman November 27, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the board will meet on November 27, 2019 in the Superintendent’s Office at 12:00 PM for a rescheduled board meeting.

By Order of the Board of Directors Doug Skone, Board Chairman November 14, 2019

Early Dismissal, 11/1/2019

School will be dismissed at 12:30pm, Friday, 11/1/2019.

Parent-Teacher Conferences 10/8-10/11

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week, from Tuesday, 10/8/2019 to Friday, 10/11/2019. School will be dismissed daily at 12:30pm during conference week.