MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Welcome to the Okanogan Middle School Webpage,
By Brett Baum, Middle School Principal
September 5, 2017
***(Smoke Update- Our region right now is being hit along with most of the Pacific Northwest with smoke from all of the fires around the region. In relation to air quality, we are watching the air index levels and will be following the recommendations as those levels relate to outdoor activities. When/if the smoke particulate level goes over the 150 level and is considered "Hazardous" we will not be sending students outside for PE, recess or other activites. You can find the current air quality level at: www.airnow.gov You must use the Omak zipcode, 98841, as that is the nearest reading station.)
The begining of a new school year is always exciting. The hallways and floors are all bright and shiny. The kids are all excited to be here to see their friends and to meet new students. The teachers and staff are prepared and ready to make positive impacts on all of their students. This year's opening was no different. As I begin my 18th year as an administrator in Okanogan, I want to express how much I truly appreciate our community in the support given to our schools over the years and the overall wonderful students I've had the privilege to work with. If today's start to the new year is any indication, I don't anticipate this year being any different!!!
Road Construction: Yikes!!! Yes, this has been a headache but now as they are finishing up, the road in front of the school is much nicer and safer with sidewalks on both sides for students and safer crosswalks. One issue of difficulty with the new road however has been the loss of parking not only for staff but also for parents and guests. With the need for parking in mind, we have asked school staff to please leave the two spaces open across the street directly in front of the Middle School doors. These two spaces will be available during the school day for parents and guests who need to stop by the school.
In the Homeroom classes on the first day, students were given their handbooks and a parent signature sheet. This sheet asks parents to please read over the handbook with their student then sign and have your student return the form to the school by Friday 9/1. On the left are links to the Parent Handbook which is the same information as the student handbook. In addition, a copy of the signature sheet will also be linked on the side of this page.We hope you and your student(s) have a great school year!!!NEW ENROLLMENTS- For all new enrollments, a document showing proof of residency is required. (PUD bill, phone bill, etc. or something that shows name and physical residence address)Thank You,
Brett Baum, PrincipalOkanogan Middle School244 5th Ave S.PO Box 592Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone (509) 422-2680 | Fax (509) 422-0068