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    • SBAC Testing for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade
    • May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
    • May 30 - HIV/AIDS Prevention for 5th grade 12:45pm boys/2:00pm girls
    • May 31- All library books and fines due!
    • June 1 - Fishing Derby @ Howard Bowen Memorial Park - 9:00 am
    • June 1 - Girls on the Run 5K race

    As the weather heats up, please take a moment to review the district's dress code policy:

    Students’ clothing must not be disruptive to the educational process or cause health/safety problems. Appearance should be consistent with the following restrictions:

    1. Shoes are required to be worn at all times.

    2. Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh or longer in length.

    3. Spaghetti strap tops are not permitted unless a shirt, blouse or vest is worn over them. Sleeveless tops are expected to cover under-garments at all times. Bare midriffs are not permitted.

    4. Clothing and other items that promote gangs and gang related activities, drugs/alcohol and tobacco products, or has sexual connotations are not allowed.

    5. Dress and/or appearance which constitutes a clear and present danger to student/ staff health and/or safety or which causes interference with work or creates a classroom or school disruption, will not be permitted.

    6. We promote that hats are to be off in the building as a sign of respect.

    7. Flip flops are not suitable for PE.

    Students will be directed to change clothes or go home. Repeated violations are subject to consequences.

    Sumas Elementary School 


    Children must be five years of age by August 31, 2019 to enroll.  Families can use our Online Enrollment Portal to register their student. To access this Portal go to our Nooksack Valley School District website (www.nooksackschools.org), click on the Resources tab and then on the New Student Online Enrollment link. Paper versions of the Registration packets are available at each school. 


    La inscripción para kindergarten y la solicitud de preescolar para el año escolar 2019-2020. Los niños deben tener cinco años de edad antes del 31 de agosto de 2019 para inscribirse. 

     Las familias pueden usar nuestro Portal de inscripción en línea para registrar a sus estudiantes antes o después del evento de registro de Kindergarten. Para acceder a este Portal, vaya a nuestro sitio web del Distrito Escolar del Valle de Nooksack (www.nooksackschools.org), haga clic en la pestaña de Recursos y luego en el enlace de Inscripción para Nuevos Estudiantes en Línea. Las versiones impresas de los paquetes de inscripción también estarán disponibles en cada escuela. 



    Note from Superintendent Mark Johnson on Bond Passage


    February 22, 2019 

    Hello Nooksack Valley! I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for supporting our recent bond election.  As we started this school year my “word” for the year was “gratitude”. I wanted to make sure I was taking the time to recognize and appreciate the many blessings in life, both big and small, and not simply “move on to the next thing” (as is my tendency).

    This bond passage is a BIG thing, and I am so very grateful to our community. Our Pioneer Country is a community that has always overwhelmingly supported our children, this time in the form of voting “yes” in order to provide necessary facilities. My gratitude is equally overwhelming!

    A special thanks go to our facilities committee who spent about one year analyzing the needs, determining potential solutions and corresponding costs, and making final recommendations to our school board.  Scott Mitchell and Jennifer Lautenbach served as co-chairs for the campaign, both working tirelessly to ensure we reached the 60% “yes” requirement for bond approval.

    My commitment to all of you is to steward every single dollar to ensure we get the very best value we can.  You all deserve that, as do our children.

    With Great Gratitude,

    Mark Johnson

    Superintendent of Schools



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