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Mt. Pleasant School

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Please inquire at the office.

School Hours

8:15-2:45

Monday-Thursday

8:15-12:30

Friday


152 Marble Road Washougal, WA 98671
Office: 360.835.3371

Up & Coming Events:

  • October 25-29.... Early Release-Conferences

  • October 27....Pie Pickup at 9:00

  • October 29 .... Trunk-or-Treat


Conference Week October 25-29
Early Release at 12:30

Please sign up here
Conference Sign up

Friday, October 29
6:30-7:30

Look for:

  • November 11-12.... No School Veterens Day

  • November 24-26.... Thanksgiving Holiday


Information on Distance Learning Days

Distance Learning Days: Snow days are now distance learning days! There will be no “Late Starts” or “Snow Days” this year. All classes will meet in their normal Zoom room at these times:

6th-8th ZOOM at 8:15 AM
4th-5th ZOOM at 8:20 AM
2nd-3rd ZOOM at 8:30 AM
K-1st ZOOM at 8:45 AM

If it is a Monday or Wednesday, your student would normally see Ms. Dodge. They should go to her Choice Board and pick an activity to do.


Reopening Guidance

Talking Points from ESD112:

Skamania County Community Health Department has issued guidance for school districts in Skamania County: Reopening Skamania County Schools



Student-Flowchart-9.1.21.pdf

Please keep in mind that we are a small school and have very small class sizes. Due to FERPA Laws, we cannot give out any information that would identify individual students or families. This information includes test scores, and health information.

If your student is impacted by a positive case in their classroom you will be notified based on the guidelines the health department has given to us.

Please call the office if you have ANY questions. We are always happy to talk to you!

Mt. Pleasant School District Equity Plan: INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES


Mt. Pleasant School District is deeply engaged in work around equity, race and identity to better foster and support an environment in which our students, families, and staff grow, thrive, and succeed. This work, and the language used to describe it, is rapidly evolving. This procedure will be reviewed at least annually by the administration staff and the School Board to reflect current practices and language.

Institutional practices are those actions taken by an institution (a school, a department, the school district) that intentionally or unintentionally advantage or disadvantage certain groups. In working to become an anti-racist institution we must actively work to develop and implement practices that are equitable. We must also actively work to dismantle current practices that end with inequitable or discriminatory results.

Objective: By using an Equity Lens Mt. Pleasant School District aims to reduce inequities within the institution, including disproportionality in student outcomes. This Lens is intended to help implement the vision outlined in the district’s equity policy and the strategic plan, which is our equity plan. This Lens will also develop a common vocabulary and protocol for developing and evaluating policies, programs, practices, and decisions to result in more equitable outcomes.

Recognizing that applying the Equity Lens might look different at the school, department, or district level, the Equity Lens should be considered in decisions such as staffing; budgeting; initiating, developing, or ending programs or procedures/processes; developing design specifications; allocating resources and opportunities; and purchase or implementation of instructional materials.

We acknowledge that the use of the equity lens can result in different decisions depending on the data set used and the people involved in the decision making. While reasonable people can disagree, decisions do need to be made and the lens should not be used to paralyze administrative action. To truly apply an equity lens to our work it is important that decision makers be involved in the broader community to ensure an understanding of our students, families and staff.

Process: When using the Equity Lens, consider the following questions and consider the impacts on historically marginalized groups and communities:

1. Who are the groups affected by this policy, program, practice, or decision? What are the potential impacts on these groups?

2. Does this policy, program, practice, or decision have unintended consequences, such as ignoring or worsening existing disparities?

3. How have we intentionally involved stakeholders who are also members of the communities impacted by this policy, program, practice, or decision? Can the stakeholders validate your assessments in questions 1 and 2?

4. What are the barriers to a more equitable implementation of your policy, program, practice, or decision? (Consider mandates, politics, emotions, finances, or programs.)

5. How will you mitigate any negative impacts and address any barriers that you have identified?

In addition to using the Equity Lens, we will:

● Implement a proactive strategy to recruit, employ, support, retain, and continuously develop a workforce of racially and culturally competent administrative, instructional, and support staff that increases the diversity and inclusiveness of the Mt. Pleasant School District work environment and reflects the Highline Promise.

● Distribute resources in a way that considers equity in a student-centered mindset to eliminate or significantly reduce systemic, measurable inequities in achievement.

● Continuously and comprehensively review disaggregated district-, school-, and student-level data to identify areas of disproportionality and identify strategies to eliminate achievement gaps.

● Assure that all students have access to the same rigorous, culturally relevant, standards-based materials and instruction while ensuring the creative use of culturally relevant supplemental materials that engage our community of diverse learners.

● Incorporate student voice as a critical part of decision-making.

● Implement and monitor culturally responsive, anti-racist and gender affirming practices throughout the district and in each school. This can be accomplished through the development of equity teams and the creation of norms and protocols to support these conversations.

● Foster a work environment that provides a safe environment for staff of color that includes accountability of professional and respectful behaviors.

● Hold each other accountable for our individual and collective responsibility to intervene when they see instances of inequity, racism, and institutional bias.

Accountability:

At least annually the Superintendent will issue a report updating each area of work, including progress made and areas for improvement, as well as areas that will be changing for the upcoming year. The report should include both qualitative and quantitative data and may result in recommendations to change policies, procedures, or practices throughout the district.

Mt. Pleasant School District

Adopted By the Mount Pleasant School Board May 2021

Equity Analysis Tool
Academic and Student Well Being Recovery Plan



Our Highly Capable Students competed in the Destination Imagination yearly challenges. We had two teams competing this year. Our Middle School Team and our Elementary Team. Each team was tasked to solve two different challenges. The first being an "Instant Challenge" and the second being a "Team Challenge".


Each team was required to participate and solve an instant challenge virtually. The challenge was unknown and required a solution within a time limit.

- Middle School Team Instant Challenge: https://youtu.be/1-YjGTtk8tc

The middle school team was asked to create a performance that showed the team visiting imaginary landmarks.

- Elementary Team Instant Challenge: https://youtu.be/4n_DKTnG7OM The elementary team was tasked with creating a set of instructions and have one team member follow the instructions to build a tower.


The team challenges are STEM-based open-ended challenges that enable students to learn and experience the creative process while fostering their creativity, curiosity, and courage.


- Middle School Team Challenge Video Solution: https://youtu.be/i7n9Bjd6S3g

In this team challenge, the team was tasked with creating a music video of a piece of literature.


- Elementary Team Challenge Video Solution: https://youtu.be/2W6GH7NRVlI

In this team challenge, members were to create a video game that told a story.


Safety Precautions & Procedures - Frequently Asked Questions:

Updated Sept 23, 2020

Ventilation/filtration:

a. Have upgrades been done to the HVAC system to filter viruses?

We have a brand-new HVAC system that was installed this summer and has the highest level of filters available for that system. The filters meet the standard to filter viruses. Our classrooms are stand-alone units and don’t move air from/to other classrooms.

In addition to the new HVAC units, we have purchased air filters for each classroom with HEPA filters. They filter the air 12 times per hour in addition to the HVAC to make sure we have the cleanest air possible in the classrooms.

b. UV light to sanitize air?

We are not using UV lighting at this time. We are looking into the CDC recommendations for the use of such a device. Initial advice is this that this is not effective for schools and it has not been recommended.

c. Flow calculation/testing to mix in fresh air?

Our new system meets the recommended guidelines.

Bathrooms - if someone gets sick are there only 2 bathrooms in the school?

There are 4 bathrooms in the building two are for students and two are for staff. We have always allowed students to use staff bathrooms if the student bathroom is not available or if there is another reason they feel they can’t use the student bathroom. The Mt. Pleasant staff is creating a system to take students in groups to the bathrooms and follow procedures - only 2 in the bathroom at at time -especially checking for hand washing, The bathrooms are “deep cleaned” tues night and weekends. Staff will clean and sanitize highly touched surfaces several times a day when used by students.

Mask guidelines? homemade versus a blue medical style. Many homemade are of unknown quality and condition and may not include a suitable nose fit mechanism.

State guidelines require students to wear masks and don’t differentiate between cloth or procedural masks. We have masks on site if someone forgets to bring one or they need a replacement. Mask recommendations are under review by Health authorities. Changes will be communicated. Students and staff are required to wear masks at all times when at school or on the bus. Early reports form schools in session with students comment that students of all ages are doing a great job complying with this mandate.

Parent attestation:

Parents are required to provide a statement that their child is not sick and does not have symptoms EVERY time they enter the building. We are hoping for a “sign in” app called “Qualtrics” before their student arrives at the building that states their student meets the requirements to attend school that day. If a parent does not have access to this app, they will be provided paper copies that will need to be brought to school with the student daily. If a parent forgets to fill out the attestation the student will not be allowed in class until it is filled out. We will keep you informed about the availability of the app. We are planning to start the attestation process on Oct 6th with a paper attestation. Look for the paper forms in your child's backpack when they return from school on the first day.

Numbers:

Our district includes students from Skamania and Clark County with the majority of students residing in Clark County. Because our district is located in, and is a Skamania County school district, we are required to meet the metric guidelines set forth by Skamania County. A letter from the Skamania Dept of Heath is on our website- showing the recommendation to allow some “in-person” teaching of students. The Mt. Pleasant school board approved the phase 1 reopening plan at their meeting on Sept. 15th.

Located at the entrance to the beautiful Columbia Gorge, the Mt. Pleasant School District began as a one-room school. Now a K-8 school district with modern facilities and an annual budget of $500,000, the district offers the many benefits of a small school district as well as outstanding supplemental programs that draw on the talents of our staff and the resources of surrounding communities. The school district’s 60+ students learn in a unique multi-age classroom configuration that maximizes student learning and builds a cohesive and productive school environment. Following the eighth grade, the majority of students matriculate to Washougal High School or Stevenson High School.

Mt. Pleasant offers the quality of life of a small community and the beauty and recreation activities in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. An abundance of cultural, dining and retail opportunities is less than 30 minutes away in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Mt. Pleasant School District to provide learning experiences which will not only assist students in developing basic skill, competencies, and attitudes, but challenge them to succeed. Mt. Pleasant will provide these experiences in a safe and secure environment through caring educators and staff in partnership with the community, school board and administration.

Vision Statement

To be recognized as a school district that empowers all children to succeed in an ever-changing world.