Evergreen Sch. Dist.
Dozer Day 2016 will host Evergreen Public Schools students with special needs for an event preview - 05/04/16
Vancouver, WA -- The Nutter Family Foundation will partner with Evergreen Public Schools to host 200 students with special needs for a Dozer Day sneak-preview on Friday, May 20th, 2016 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at The Clark County Fairgrounds (17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642).
The Nutter Foundation, along with its sponsors, are giving the students an opportunity to preview Dozer Day one day before this annual event is open to the public, at no cost to the students or schools. In addition, the preview is being specifically tailored to address the needs of students with special needs.
Jey Buno, Evergreen Public Schools Executive Director of Special Services commented, "Thank you to the Nutter Foundation for once again supporting Evergreen Public Schools students and creating this opportunity for a preview of Dozer Day 2016. Two years ago, we offered a similar opportunity for our elementary students with special needs and it was amazing! The Nutter Foundation and all of the volunteers create a special, powerful experience for students with unique needs."
The Nutter Family Foundation is a private foundation established in 2006 that focuses on the needs of children; believing that when children are given the opportunity to develop their talents, society thrives.
The Nutter Foundation's primary focus is the signature annual event, Dozer Day(TM), that puts kids in the driver's seat of real heavy construction equipment, fire engines, an ambulance and much more, while educating about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities and public safety. Excess funds generated by the event also provide funding for children's charities.
Photo/video opportunities will be available. The few students who can not be photographed will be easily identifiable, and Evergreen Public Schools staff will be on hand to help facilitate the process.
Evergreen Public Schools sets 2016-17 calendar
The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors adopted the school calendar (attached) for the 2016-17 school year at last night's Board meeting. Classes will begin on August 31, 2016, and are scheduled to end on June 15, 2017 (if there are no inclement weather days).
"When Labor Day lands late, as is the case this year since it is on September 5, we start school before Labor Day so we are not ending school in late June," explained Superintendent John Deeder. The calendar reflects the required 180 days of school as mandated by the state of Washington.
The just released calendar indicates all the required holidays and breaks, and is available on the district's web site -- www.evergreenps.org.
Separate calendars will be available soon for elementary, middle and high schools reflecting specific grade-level early release and late start days. As has been the case for the last half-dozen years, elementary schools will have early release on most Wednesdays.
Evergreen Public Schools is the fifth largest school district in the state with nearly 27,000 students, and the third largest employer in Clark County with 3,200 employees.