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Evergreen Public Schools Community Tour schedule for 2018-2019 School Year - 09/19/18

You are invited to attend a community tour hosted by Evergreen Public Schools. Tours also include a visit to Cascadia Technical Academy located at 12200 NE 28th St., VA. 98682.  

The district will offer interpreters on selected tours for Russian and Spanish speaking community members. Transportation and lunch are free of charge.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Honored Citizen Tour – Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School. Tour will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Cascadia Technical Academy, located at 12200 NE 28th Street, VA. 98682; followed by a tour of the Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School and return to Cascadia Technical Academy for a tour, followed by lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Contact Shelley Bowers at 360-604-4088. Please register by October 15, 2018.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - (Russian - interpreters) Tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. at host school - Heritage High School (HHS), located at 7825 NE 130th Ave., VA. 98682; followed by a tour of Covington Middle School -the group will then board a school bus to Cascadia Technical Academy for a tour, followed by lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The group will then board the bus and return to the host school, HHS and depart from there. Contact Yelena Daltoso at 360-604-4028. Please register by November 19, 2018.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - (Spanish - interpreters) Tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. at host school – Frontier Middle School, located at 7600 NE 166th Ave., VA. 98682; followed by a tour of Pioneer Elementary School - the group will then board a school bus to Cascadia Technical Academy for a tour and lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The group will then board the bus and return to the host school, Frontier Middle School and depart from there. Contact Adriana Garcia at 360-604-4029. Please register by March 4, 2019.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - (General Tour) Tour will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Cascadia Technical Academy, located at 12200 NE 28th Street, VA. 98682.  Patrons will then visit Shahala Middle School, Illahee Elementary School and Union High School and return to Cascadia Technical Academy for a brief tour followed by lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Contact Shelley Bowers at 360-604-4088. Please register by April 22, 2019

You may also register on-line at www.evergreenps.org/communitytours or contact Community Relations at 360-604-4088.
 

Evergreen Public Schools releases revised 2018-19 school calendar - 09/11/18

The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors approved the revised 2018-19 school calendar to account for eight missed school days due to the recent work stoppage at tonight's Board meeting. The new calendar can be found on the district web site: www.evergreenps.org. The Evergreen Education Association also adopted the calendar when it recently ratified its new two-year contract. 

The revised calendar has the 180 state mandated school days, and still ends the school year on June 13. However, days around the Thanksgiving (November 19, 20 and 21) and New Year’s (January 2, 3, and 4) breaks have been adjusted; a semester break day (January 28) and snow make up day (March 18) were also converted to school days.

In adjusting the calendar, the decision was made to add days throughout the year to ensure semester/trimesters had an equal number of days, and to provide students sufficient instruction prior to state and nationally mandated test dates (such as the Washington state SBAC, and the College Board Advanced Placement tests).   

However, if there are snow/inclement weather days later in the school year, additional days may need to be added to the end of the school year.

Evergreen and EEA reach tentative agreement, school to resume tomorrow - 09/09/18

At 2:57 a.m., this morning (Sunday, September 9), Evergreen Public Schools and the Evergreen Education Association (EEA) reached a tentative agreement, paving the way for 26,000 students and staff to return to school on Monday, September 10.  EEA members will vote to ratify the agreement this afternoon.

Students and families will receive a separate communication with school start details, and information will also be posted on the district web site.

“We are pleased to reach an agreement that gets our students, teachers and staff back in school,” said district officials.

Classes canceled for an eighth day-September 7- in Evergreen Public Schools - 09/06/18

Evergreen Public Schools has canceled class again for Friday, September 7. The bargaining teams  worked until nearly midnight last night and are back working today with the state-appointed mediator, but do not yet have an agreement that will allow Evergreen’s 1,800 teachers to return to classrooms.

As the strike continues,

  • C-TRAN and City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation will accept the 2017-18 issued Youth Opportunity Pass through September 30;
  • With school buildings closed, families needing to register students new to the District can do so at the Administrative Service Center’s Tan Complex (13501 NE 28th Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
  • The Boundaries Office (located in the Administrative Service Center’s Burgundy Complex) has reopened from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and
  • Until school starts, free meals will be provided at the following locations:
  • Orchards United Methodist Church, 11000 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. - Breakfast and lunch from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Games and activities are available. The site is unsupervised.;
  • LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park, 13200 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr. (near covered area) - Breakfast and lunch from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Games and activities available. The site is unsupervised.;
  • Brookside 112 Apartments, 4619 NE 112th Ave. - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Orchards Glen Apartments, 5701 NE 102nd Ave. - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Prairie View Apartments, 12611 NE 99th St. - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Copper Lane Apartments, 2401 NE 4 Seasons Lane - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Springbrook Village Apartments, 11328 NE 51st Circle - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon; and
  • Crestline Elementary, 13003 SE 7th St. - The District’s Food Service Program, in conjunction with Chartwells (the District’s food service provider) will be providing lunch from 11:00 a.m.-12 Noon. 

As previously announced, during the strike:

  • Families should expect a daily update with the status of school for the next day;
  • Middle and high school athletics are also continuing as the coaches are covered under a separate contract;
  • All school buildings are closed to the public as well as any staff not in paid status or scheduled to work; and

Current information continues to be posted, along with questions and answers received, on the District’s website at www.evergreenps.org. Daily updates are also available at 360/604-3637.

Classes canceled for a seventh day-September 6- in Evergreen Public Schools - 09/05/18

Evergreen Public Schools has canceled class again for Thursday, September 6. The bargaining teams have been working since this morning with the state-appointed mediator and are making progress, but do not yet have an agreement that will allow Evergreen’s 1,800 teachers to return to classrooms.

As the strike continues,

  • C-TRAN and City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation will accept the 2017-18 issued Youth Opportunity Pass through September 30;
  • With school buildings closed, families needing to register students new to the District can do so at the Administrative Service Center’s Tan Complex (13501 NE 28th Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
  • The Boundaries Office (located in the Administrative Service Center’s Burgundy Complex) has reopened from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and
  • Until school starts, free meals will be provided at the following locations:
  • Orchards United Methodist Church, 11000 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. - Breakfast and lunch from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Games and activities are available. The site is unsupervised.;
  • LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park, 13200 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr. (near covered area) - Breakfast and lunch from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Games and activities available. The site is unsupervised.;
  • Brookside 112 Apartments, 4619 NE 112th Ave. - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Orchards Glen Apartments, 5701 NE 102nd Ave. - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Prairie View Apartments, 12611 NE 99th St. - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Copper Lane Apartments, 2401 NE 4 Seasons Lane - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon;
  • Springbrook Village Apartments, 11328 NE 51st Circle - Sack lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 12 Noon; and
  • Crestline Elementary, 13003 SE 7th St. - The District’s Food Service Program, in conjunction with Chartwells (the District’s food service provider) will be providing lunch from 11:00 a.m.-12 Noon. 

The Share Mobile Pantry in partnership with Evergreen will be available to students and families at the following locations. Available items may include snacks, breakfast and lunch items, bread, fresh produce, nonperishable items and more:

  • Thursday, Sept. 6th, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Fisher's Mill Apartments, 1000 SE 160th Ave
  • Thursday, Sept. 6th, 11:00 - 12 Noon at LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park, 13200 NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Dr. (near covered area)
  • Thursday, Sept. 6th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Brookside 112 Apartments, 4619 NE 112th Ave.
  • Thursday, Sept. 6th, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Springbrook Village Apartments, 11328 NE 51st Circle

As previously announced, during the strike:

  • Families should expect a daily update with the status of school for the next day;
  • Middle and high school athletics are also continuing as the coaches are covered under a separate contract;
  • All school buildings are closed to the public as well as any staff not in paid status or scheduled to work; and
  • Current information continues to be posted, along with questions and answers received, will be posted on the District’s website at www.evergreenps.org. Daily updates are also available at 360/604-3637.

Classes canceled for a sixth day-September 5- in Evergreen Public Schools - 09/04/18

Evergreen Public Schools has canceled class again for Wednesday, September 5 after the state-appointed mediator concluded three days of bargaining over the Labor Day weekend with the District and Evergreen Education Association teams. Both teams are reviewing the recent district proposal and information today in advance of the mediator returning tomorrow morning for the next bargaining session.  Evergreen’s 1,800 teachers are now on strike and will not return to classrooms unless they have an amended agreement to their current contract.

“Our goal continues to be to return students and teachers to classrooms as quickly as possible in a fiscally sustainable way,” said District officials.

As the strike continues, the District announced some updates:

  • C-TRAN and City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation will accept the 2017-18 issued Youth Opportunity Pass through September 30;
  • With school buildings closed, families needing to register students new to the District can do so at the Administrative Service Center’s Tan Complex (13501 NE 28th Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
  • The Boundaries Office (located in the Administrative Service Center’s Burgundy Complex) has reopened from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and
  • Share will provide a Mobile Food Pantry on Thursday, September 6, regardless if school is in session or not, at Fishers Mill Apartments (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), Leroy Haagen Park (from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon) and meals at Brookside 112 Apartments (from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon) and Springbrook Village apartments (from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon).

As previously announced, during the strike:

  • Families should expect a daily update with the status of school for the next day;
  • Middle and high school athletics are also continuing as the coaches are covered under a separate contract;
  • All school buildings are closed to the public as well as any staff not in paid status or scheduled to work; and
  • The District’s Food Service Program, in conjunction with Chartwells (the District’s food service provider) will be providing lunch from 11:00 a.m.-12 Noon starting today at Crestline Elementary (13003 SE 7th Street);
  • Project Transformation will be at Orchards United Methodist Church (11000 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.), starting today, providing breakfast and lunch to students and families from 9:30 am until 2:00pm. The site is unsupervised.; and
  • The Salvation Army will be assisting Project Transformation at Leroy Haagen Park, and passing out several hundred meals to students starting today to compliment the activities happening at the Park which include activities for parents and children from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Activities are unsupervised, so parents need to accompany children).

Current information continues to be posted, along with questions and answers received, will be posted on the District’s website at www.evergreenps.org. Daily updates are also available at 360/604-3637.

Evergreen Public Schools offer keeps teachers highest paid in Clark County - 09/03/18

After spending countless hours together bargaining throughout the weekend, late into Sunday night/Monday morning, and today, even after other Clark County/neighboring districts reached agreements, the District and the EEA leadership still have yet to achieve a settlement.  The latest district proposal keeps Evergreen as the highest paid teachers in Southwest Washington (Schedules Attached).

The current District proposal includes the following salary levels:

  • 2018-19 (Excluding retirement and benefits)
    • Starting:  $51,288
    • Top of Salary Schedule (16 years):  $98,279
  • 2019-20 (Excluding retirement and benefits)
    • Starting:  $52,263
    • Top of Salary Schedule (16 years):  $100,090

In addition to allocating all of the dedicated teacher salary McCleary funding to teachers’ salaries, the district proposal also includes an additional average of $11,561 per FTE out of the local levy.  This same local levy is being reduced by 45% or $29.5 Million dollars per year starting in January.  The EEA Leadership proposal would require an additional $9 million per year of levy funds which would result in significant cuts and adjustments to other levy funded areas starting in the 2019-2020 school year or sooner.

The district provided this response through mediation tonight at 6:47 pm and is awaiting a response from EEA leadership.  The District is also waiting on a future meeting time and location. 

Evergreen Public Schools and Evergreen Education Association issue joint update statement - 09/03/18

Community Members:

We have been negotiating all weekend and have spent countless hours working together in an effort to reach an agreement that would allow us to begin school as soon as possible. We are continuing at the bargaining table today with sincere hopes of reaching an agreement. Given the fact that it is Monday afternoon, we want to update you that we are continuing to work towards reaching an agreement, but under the best of circumstances, would not be able to logistically start school Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 

Thank you for your patience.

Evergreen Public Schools Bargaining Team and Evergreen Education Association Bargaining Team    

Classes canceled for a fourth day-August 31- in Evergreen Public Schools - 08/30/18

Evergreen Public Schools and the Evergreen Education Association (EEA) continue to bargain today with the state-appointed mediator, but do not have a settlement in place to reopen schools tomorrow (Friday), August 31. District negotiators informed the mediator they are available all weekend as well as every subsequent day as necessary until a settlement is reached. Evergreen’s 1,800 teachers are now on strike and will not return to classrooms unless they have an amended agreement to their current contract.

“Our goal continues to be to return students and teachers to classrooms as quickly as possible in a fiscally sustainable way,” said District officials.

As the strike continues, the District announced some updates:

  • The District’s Food Service Program, in conjunction with Chartwells (the District’s food service provider) will be providing lunch from 11:00 a.m.-12 Noon starting today at Crestline Elementary (13003 SE 7th Street);
  • Project Transformation will be at Orchards United Methodist Church (11000 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.), starting today, providing breakfast and lunch to students and families from 9:30 am until 2:00pm. The site is unsupervised.;
  • The Salvation Army will be assisting Project Transformation at Leroy Haagen Park, and passing out several hundred meals to students starting today to compliment the activities happening at the Park which include activities for parents and children from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Activities are unsupervised, so parents need to accompany children);
  • With school buildings closed, families needing to register students new to the District can do so at the Administrative Service Center’s Tan Complex (13501 NE 28th Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
  • The Boundaries Office (located in the Administrative Service Center’s Burgundy Complex) has reopened from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and
  • With sports events starting at McKenzie Stadium tomorrow, Family Athletic Passes (normally sold at high schools) are available at the Community Education office (located in the Administrative Service Center’s Tan Complex) from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $85; and
  • If students do not have a 2018-19 ASB card yet, they can use last year’s to access sporting events.

As previously announced, during the strike:

  • Families should expect a daily update with the status of school for the next day;
  • Middle and high school athletics are also continuing as the coaches are covered under a separate contract;
  • All school buildings are closed to the public as well as any staff not in paid status or scheduled to work; and
  • Current information will be posted on the District’s website at www.evergreenps.org, and at 360/604-3637.

Classes canceled for a third day - August 30 - in Evergreen Public Schools - 08/29/18

Evergreen Public Schools and the Evergreen Education Association (EEA) continue to work on proposals, but still do not have a settlement in time to reopen schools tomorrow (Thursday), August 30. Evergreen’s 1,800 teachers are now on strike after taking a vote last week not to return to the classrooms unless they have an amended agreement to their current contract.

“Our goal is to return students and teachers to classrooms as quickly as possible in a fiscally sustainable way,” said District officials.

As the strike continues, the District announced some updates:

  • With school buildings closed, families needing to register students new to the District can do so at the Administrative Service Center’s Tan Complex (13501 NE 28th Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
  • The Boundaries Office (located in the Administrative Service Center’s Burgundy Complex) will reopen tomorrow, August 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 
  • With sports events starting at McKenzie Stadium later this week, Family Athletic Passes (normally sold at high schools) will be available beginning today at the Community Education office (located in the Administrative Service Center’s Tan Complex) from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $85; and
  • Project Transformation will be at Orchards United Methodist Church starting tomorrow providing breakfast and lunch to students and families. The site is unsupervised but volunteers will be on site. 9:30 am until 2pm. The address is 11000 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. 98662

As previously announced, during the strike:

  • Families should expect a daily update with the status of school for the next day;
  • Middle and high school athletics are also continuing, as much as possible, with scheduled practices and games/matches/meets as the coaches are covered under a separate contract;
  • All school buildings will be closed to the public as well as any staff not in paid status or scheduled to work. The District’s Administrative Service Center will continue to be open and operate on a normal schedule; and
  • Area childcare providers are helping parents accommodate continuing needs of daycare, while a local group, Project Transformation is offering breakfast and lunch, plus activities for parents and children at Leroy Haagen Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Activities are unsupervised, so parents need to accompany children).

Current information will be posted on the District’s website at www.evergreenps.org, and at 360/604-3637.

Classes canceled for a second day - August 29 - in Evergreen Public Schools - 08/28/18

Negotiations are continuing today between Evergreen Public Schools and the Evergreen Education Association (EEA), with the aid of a state-appointed mediator, on what would have been the first day of class for students. Evergreen’s 1,800 teachers are now on strike after taking a vote last week not to return to the classrooms unless they have an amended agreement to their current contract. 

Given the uncertainty if an agreement is forthcoming today, and the need to let students and families know to make alternate plans, Evergreen Public Schools will not be holding class and opening schools for a second day, tomorrow, Wednesday August 29.

Families should expect a daily update with the status of school for the next day. Middle and high school athletics are also continuing, as much as possible, with scheduled practices and games/matches/meets as the coaches are covered under a separate contract.

All school buildings will be closed to the public as well as any staff not in paid status or scheduled to work. The District’s Administrative Service Center will continue to be open and operate on a normal schedule.

Area childcare providers are helping parents accommodate continuing needs of daycare, while a local group, Project Transformation is offering breakfast and lunch, plus activities for parents and children at Leroy Haagen Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Activities are unsupervised, so parents need to accompany children).

Current information will be posted on the District’s website at www.evergreenps.org, and at 360/604-3637.

Start of school, tomorrow, August 28, to be delayed - 08/27/18

Negotiations are continuing today between Evergreen Public Schools and the Evergreen Education Association (EEA). Last Thursday, August 23, EEA took a vote indicating teachers/certificated staff would strike if an agreement was not reached by the first day of school, August 28.   

Given the uncertainty if an agreement is forthcoming today, and the need to let students and families know to make alternate plans, Evergreen Public Schools are not opening school tomorrow.  In addition, families should expect a daily update with the status of school for the next day.

All back-to-school activities scheduled for today, August 27, are still expected to happen. Middle and high school athletics are also continuing, as much as possible, with scheduled practices and games/matches/meets as the coaches are covered under a separate contract.

As of tomorrow morning, all school buildings will be closed to the public as well as any staff not in paid status or scheduled to work. The District’s Administrative Service Center will continue to be open and operate on a normal schedule.

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