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Annual Powwow set for March 4 - 01/30/17

Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver School District, and Battle Ground School District's Native American Education Program (Title VI) and the Native American Parent Association of SW Washington will host an annual social Powwow on Saturday March 4th, 2017. The event will be in the Heritage High School gymnasium from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Heritage High School is located at 7825 NE 130th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98682.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 12 noon, with the Grand Entry at 1pm and 7pm. The event will end at 10pm. There will be Native American social dancing, drumming & singing, cultural performances, Native Arts & Craft Vendors, Fry Bread & Food Concession, and informational booths.

The Native American Education Program (Title VI) Powwow is a great opportunity to highlight our student leaders, promote indigenous awareness, and to educate our community about the cultural diversity of our Title VI school district consortium and Title VI students.

For more information contact the Native American Education Program at (360) 604-6757 or email Renea Ly at renea.ly@evergreenps.org. For Vendor information contact the Native American Parent Association of SW Washington at (360) 836-2191. No alcohol, drugs and smoking permitted on school grounds.

Evergreen adjusts calendar, school times, waives three make-up days to end school year on June 20th - 01/26/17

Evergreen Public Schools has made a series of calendar adjustments, including waiving three of eight snow days, to end the school year on June 20. To do this, while still meeting the state of Washington's school attendance requirements, the district is doing the following:

* There will be school on Friday, January 27 and Friday, February 17 (these were previously no school days for students);
* Beginning Monday, February 6, school will start five (5) minutes earlier and last seven (7) minutes longer, each day, until the end of the school year; and
* Adding June 16, 19 and 20 as school days (extending the previously scheduled end of the school year by three days).

To obtain the state waiver, Evergreen is adding 12 minutes more a day to meet the state requirement of an average of 1,027 hours of instruction for the school year, as well as holding school on two previously designated "no school days." This satisfies the prescribed waiver process that can be triggered once the Governor issues an Emergency Declaration (which he did for the snow event beginning January 10). The new last day of class (unless there are future inclement weather day cancellations), will be TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017. For high school seniors, graduation dates remain the same, and the last class day will be June 13.

"We appreciate the input and willingness of our School Board, labor unions, staff and parents to allow us to come up with this innovative solution to meet the educational needs of our students," said Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent John Deeder.

Calendar information, new school start and dismissal times and other information is available at www.evergreenps.org/snow-days.

Evergreen Public Schools hosts Community Tours - 01/24/17

Save the date and join us for a visit of Evergreen Public Schools! Tours include visits to a middle school, elementary school, high school and one program at Cascadia Tech Academy (formerly known as the Clark County Skills Center). Tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.

The tour begins at Cascadia Tech Academy, located at 12200 NE 28th St., VA. 98682 and attendees are bussed to each school. The tour will include classroom visits and the opportunity to see education in action!

The following tour dates are available:

Thursday, February 2, 2017 (Spanish - interpreters) Pacific, Hearthwood, Evergreen High School and Cascadia Tech Academy. Contact Adriana Garcia at 360-604-4029. Please register by January 25, 2017.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 General Tour -- Covington, Orchards, Heritage High School and Cascadia Tech Academy. Contact Machelle Gurnsey at 360-604-4088. Please register by April 28, 2017.

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