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    Nooksack Valley High School  -
     988-2641
     
    Nooksack Valley Middle School - 966-7561
     
    Nooksack Elementary Schoool - 966-3321
     
    Sumas Elementary School -
     988-9423
     
    Everson Elementary School -
    966-2030
     
    Center for Children and Families  - 988-9423
     
    Bus Garage - 966-2311
     
     
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  • Map of Nooksack Valley School District Borders
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    2015-2016 School Year Calendar
    Please click here to view a printable PDF file of the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar.
    The first student day will be September 2, 2015.
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    Request for Non-Resident Admission/Choice Agreement Form 
    Please use this form to request transfer of your student from one school district to another.  Submit the completed, signed  form to the district office.
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    Intent to Home School Form 2015-2016 
     Use this for to report your families intent to home school your student.  This must be submitted to the district office by September 15, 2015.
     
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    2015-2016 K-12 Immunization Requirements
    Please click here to view the immunization requirements for registration in grades kindergarten through 12.
     
     
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    2015-2016 Preschool Immunization Requirements
    Please click here to view the immunization requirements for preschool registrations.
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    Student Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy 
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    ASB Fund Balances for school years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
     
     
    Please click here to view the ASB Fund Balance Report as of October 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year.
     
    Please click here to view the ASB Fund Balance Report for the 2014-2015 school year. 
     
     Please click here to view the ASB Fund Balance Report for the 2013-2014 school Year.
     
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REPLACEMENT LEVY – February 2016 

WHAT?  Replacement Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy.  This levy will REPLACE AN EXPIRING LEVY. On February 9, 2016, the Nooksack Valley School District is seeking voter approval to replace the expiring levy.  Key facts; 

  • The levy supports almost 20% of the district’s day-to-day operating budget.
  • The levy supports virtually all school district educational programs and daily operations
  • The levy IS NOT A NEW TAX.  It REPLACES the current levy that expires in 2016. 

 

WHY?  This replacement levy funds essential educational programs and activities.  State and federal dollars do not fully fund the day to day operations of the Nooksack Valley Schools.  In fact, virtually all districts in the state rely on a local levy to fund this gap.  These essential programs and activities include; 

  • Lower class sizes
  • Support staff for day to day operations and maintenance
  • Instructional materials and supplies
  • Extra and Co-Curricular activities such as music, drama, athletics, etc.
  • Transportation for field trips, extracurricular activities, etc.
  • Technology
  • Day to day operations and maintenance
  • Eliminating and/or reducing costs to parents (school supplies, fees, etc.)
  • Etc. 

 

HOW?  In February 2012, voters approved a four year levy to maintain essential educational programs and activities.  In fact, voters have approved levies in our school district every year since the early 1970’s.  After careful consideration was given to the necessary scope of the ballot measure, and respect for local taxpayers, our school board passed a resolution for a ballot measure to be placed before the voters in February.  The school board is actually asking for a lower tax rate than voters approved 4 years ago.  The levy is not a new tax, as voters will be asked to renew and replace the existing levy as follows; 

Year

Levy Amount

Projected Levy Rate

2013

$3,600,000

$4.36*

2014

$3,700,000

$4.48*

2015

$3,700,000

$4.48*

2016

$3,700,000

$4.48*  ($4.38 actual rate)

2017

$3,800,000

$4.40**

2018

$3,900,000

$4.40**

2019

$3,900,000

$4.40**

2020

$4,000,000

$4.40**

*Projected rates approved in 2012.  This levy is expiring.

**Projected rates for this replacement levy. 

All registered voters will received a ballot in the mail around January 20, 2016.  Ballots must be postmarked by February 9, 2016 to be counted.  There are also community drop boxes in Everson (outside WECU on Main Street) and in Sumas (behind the post office). 

What about senior citizens?  Senior citizens (age 62+) and disabled individuals may be eligible for a residential property tax exemption.  Call the Whatcom County Assessor’s Office 676-6790 for more information. 

Strong support!  The recent passage of the BOND will allow the District to add four classrooms to Nooksack Elementary, bring much needed renovations to the High School and construct a new Middle School. The renewal of the LEVY will allow the District to maintain educational and operational programs and services for the next four years in the Nooksack Valley School District. 

Remember to Vote 

For more information please contact the district office at 988-4745

 
 

Nooksack Valley School District Needs Substitute Employees

Have you ever considered working as a substitute employee?  The role of a substitute teacher or staff member is highly valued by the District.  Substitutes provide services which allow the District to continue a quality educational program when a staff member is absent. Substitutes work in both certificated (teaching) and classified (support) positions such as:

  • custodians - night shift
  • food service workers
  • bus drivers
  • office support
  • teacher assistants

 Substitute employment packets may be obtained at the District office.  If you are interested in finding out more information about either of these opportunities, or if you would like to have materials mailed to you, please contact the district office at (360) 988-4754.

 

Important information about Nooksack Valley School District

Bonds and Levies

1.   What is the difference between a bond and levy?  A simple way to think of the difference is that BONDS ARE FOR BUILDING and LEVIES ARE FOR LEARNING.  Our recently passed bond issue (which passed by almost 70%) is paying for replacing our 1947 middle school, remodeling our high school (replacing the 1954 sections), and adding classrooms to Nooksack Elementary to account for growth.  These bonds will be paid for over a twenty year period, much like a home mortgage.

Our current levy pays for about 20% of the operation of our schools.  This includes addition teachers to lower class size, curriculum and instructional materials, technology, supplies, transportation, extracurricular activities (athletics, music, drama, etc.), professional development for our staff, and so on.  We pass levies every four years.

2.    When does our current levy expire?  Our current levy expires in 2016.  We will be running a replacement levy on February 16, 2016.  Passage of this levy will replace the current expiring levy, and maintain our existing levels of support for the teaching, learning, and operations of our schools.  All levies are critical for our students and allow us to provide quality education inside of the quality school buildings our community has provided through bonds. 

3.    What is the status of the bond construction projects?  Each of the three projects are progressing through the design phase.  We are working with our architects to ensure that each design meets the needs of our students, staff and community, deliver on our responsibility to our community, and stay within the budget we have set forth.  At this time, we are planning to be ready to bid and begin construction of our middle school and elementary classrooms in the spring of 2016.  Our high school project is on track to beginning construction in the summer of 2016. 

At the same time we have just completed the formal application process to the state for receiving state “matching funds”.  As a reminder, we are eligible to receive state assistance for both the middle school and high school projects.  Original estimates indicate that we would receive about $7,500,000.  Combining these funds with our local bond revenues will allow us to complete our projects as promised. 

One final note for now.  Those of you with middle school age students will be happy to know that we are now planning to build the new middle school directly behind the existing building.  This means that none of our students will be taught in portable classrooms during the construction phase.  Less disruptions mean more learning!

 
 
  

 

  

 

 

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