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2018 Graduation

June 7th - 7:00 PM at the Yakima Valley Sun Dome.
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Naches, WA
RAISING AWARENESS REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY" March 14 in the NVHS Cafeteria
The Naches Valley High School ASB representatives and officers met with principals to discuss the recent school shooting in Florida, along with the national movements that have followed these tragic events. The outcome was a very good discussion in regards to what NVHS should do to try to answer students' concerns.
In this meeting, all agreed on a common conclusion to "raise awareness regarding school safety." The first step in order to do this was to educate students via a school assembly. Chris Weedin, safety coordinator at the ESD (SSOCC), will make two presentations to NVHS students on Wednesday, March 14. He will present to the 9th & 10 grades from 12:30-1:00 and 11th & 12th grades from 1:15-1:45. The presentations will be held in the cafeteria. The focus of his presentation will cover "See Something/Say Something", Everyone's Responsibility, Mindset Awareness, Crimestoppers & Tip line, Real Life Scenarios.....etc." Questions on the presentations can be made to Mr. Rouleau, Principal of NVHS.
Crime Stoppers
A branch of Crimestoppers
is soon coming to Naches Valley, thanks to NVHS Senior Cole Peterson. As part of his senior project, he wanted to work in partnership with local law enforcement to help stop crimes. He is introducing an app, P3, that is partnered with the Crime Stoppers that lets you anonymously submit tips about crimes. If a tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a reward based on the severity of the crime. Cole is trying to raise a $1,000 for this project and program to take place in the Naches area. This pays for the rewards based on tips for this specific area. He is asking for a donation of $10 to $20 from families. Business are welcome to contribute. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box, 11056, Yakima, WA 98908. Please send check made out to YCCS with Naches written on the memo line. Any questions on the program can be addressed to Cole via NVHS. Help Cole stop Crime in our neighborhoods.

Crime Stoppers Tip Line - 1-800-248-9980
Online Reporting - http://www.crimestoppersyakco.org/sitemenu.aspx?ID=700&;
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Safe School Tip Line
If you need to report any harassment, bullying, suspected drug activity or other issues to help keep yourself... or any of our students safe use our 'SAFE SCHOOL TIP LINE'.

You may report anonymously or you may give your name.
After you report, if you keep track of your report code, we can get back to you and ask questions, tell you how we followed up or simply thank you for your report... all anonymously. You may report via getting on the web, texting information in, giving a phone call, your choice.
Find our new Safe Schools Tip Line here: https://nvsd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/

McKinney-Vento (Homeless Services)

about 1 year ago

The Naches School District McKinney-Vento program is designed to assist homeless and at-risk students and their families within the Naches School District. The program strives to ensure that students experiencing homelessness are able to enroll as quickly as possible, and that they have the same access to educational opportunities as non-homeless students.

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Richard Rouleau 509-653-1601 or Lori Gylling 509-653-1813.


The McKinney-Vento Act  
The Secretary issues guidelines for States related to requirements under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These guidelines address ways in which a State may (1) assist local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement the provisions related to homeless children and youths amended by the ESSA and (2) review and revise policies and procedures that may present barriers to the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youths in school.  http://nche.ed.gov/legis/mv.php

 
  Homeless Definition

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act defines homelessness as the following living situations:

  • Shelter, vehicle, campground, tent, etc.
  • Street, 24-hour restaurants, bus stations, etc.
  • Motel
  • Displaced due to natural disaster (hurricane, flood, earthquake, etc.)
  •  Abandoned building, trailer, tent, etc.
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives due to inability to pay for any affordable     housing
  •  “Couch surfing”
  • “Bounced around” from family member to family member, or one household to another
  • Unaccompanied youth living on their own

The McKinney-Vento Liaison or designee will determine whether a student qualifies for McKinney-Vento supports based on responses to the NVSD Student Housing Questionnaire.


 Rights of Students who are Identified as Homeless

  • Once identified as homeless, as per McKinney-Vento, you have the right to register your child (student) at school even if you do not have full documentation (such as immunization records, utility bill, birth certificate, etc.,) available at the time of enrollment.
  • Once registered, your child can begin attending school within 1 or 2 days.
  • If deemed in the best educational interests of the child, the student(s) have the right to stay in the same school for the remainder of the school year, even if you move.
  • Depending on the individual circumstances, your student(s) will be provided with transportation to and from with school buses, city bus passes, or gas vouchers.
  •  Your student(s) are entitled to free lunch and breakfast without the need to fill out the form.
  •  Your student must not be isolated or stigmatized.
  •  The above services continue until the end of the school year in which homelessness ends for that family.
  •  Each school district must have a McKinney-Vento liaison. (Please see contact information at the top of the web page.)