Working to keep students safe

The safety and well-being of our youngsters is more important than anything. Schools throughout Longview focus on safety every single day in a variety of ways.

  • Relationships between students and trusted adults is the foundation. In the recent incident at R. A. Long, a student had a concern that he shared, and it was acted on immediately. Adults will continue to be available and responsive to our students. Schools remind students: “see something, say something!”
  • Emergency response drills are conducted so that, if ever necessary, students and staff members will be prepared.  Responses fall into four general categories–shelter in place (for example–wind or hazardous materials), evacuate (for example–fire or threat inside the building), lockout (for example–a police activity near the school, and lockdown (for example–active threat in the building).
  • Collaboration with  community police and firefighters in safety planning and in response to incidents in and near our schools.
  • Best-practice response–In the event of an active threat where a person’s actions are causing or meant to cause harm to others, schools will use an A-L-I-C-E response. Taken in any order, A-L-I-C-E stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Those actions can be taken in any order. Students have been instructed on ALICE protocols.
  • Security–schools restrict entrance points to schools as much as is practical, and at elementary schools only the front entrance–which has surveillance cameras–is unlocked.
  • Reunification–if a situation requires students to be reunited with their families, parents will be asked to present photo ID before their child is released.
  • Communication regarding an incident at their child’s school will be provided to families as quickly as possible. Communications will be primarily via Skyward email. It is critical that parent’s contact information is up-to-date so that information can be delivered. If there is an incident district-wide (such as weather or natural disaster) the district will communicate primarily via FlashAlert. It is important that the FlashAlert subscription (which is free) is updated each year by individual users.
2018-02-18T17:35:38+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Olympic Champions 2-16-18

Academics:

Writing: Hailey Flanagan;

Math: Steven DeRidder; Ryder Howell; Dominic Monroy;

Reading: Alice Megna;

Citizenship:

Respect: Natalia Gonzales;

Responsible: Maribel Morales; Abbi Elkinton;

Kindness: London Schenck;

Strive for Excellence: Caleb Culp;

2018-02-16T17:26:13+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Thank You, Longview for levy support!

“This community’s unfailing support helps provide our students the opportunities they need to gain the knowledge and life skills to succeed. This includes our efforts in the classroom, in clubs and athletics” –Superintendent Dan Zorn

Longview School District voters approved two replacement levies that were proposed Feb. 13.

The two-year Replacement Operations and Educational Programs Levy will help the district maintain essential student programs and services beyond what is funded by the state as “basic education.” Initial elections results show a 59.3% approval.

It includes funds to pay for staff members above those supported by the state including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselor, custodians and coaches; for materials and supplies, staff training and all extra curricular activities including athletics.

The four-year Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy will provide additional money for maintenance and improvement of district buildings, facilities and fields. It will also eliminate the need to use $500,000 out of the general fund for this purpose. In addition, a portion of the levy will enable the district to keep its teaching and learning technology up-to-date. Initial elections results show a 59.1% approval.

These taxes, which replace the ones expiring at the end of this school year, address needs that exceed state funding.

“We are so grateful that Longview voters have said ‘yes’ to local tax support for our schools. This will allow us to continue our focus on student learning and improving achievement,” said Dan Zorn, superintendent.

 

2018-02-14T19:42:22+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Thank you to the Masons!

On Friday 9th we awarded bikes to Daniel Castro Celis and Ava Luther, for achieving the highest score on their IReady test.“Bike for Books” is a program established by the Masons to encourage emerging second grade readers to increase their fluency and proficiency in literacy.  The Masons believe that fluency in reading is integral to success in both school and life.  To encourage the second graders to put forth their best efforts, the Masons donated two stunning bicycles and helmets to be awarded to the highest achieving boy and girl in the second grade.  Keep working hard second graders, before the school ends the Mason will be back to give out two more bikes, this time they will be awarded to our most improved students. Olympic thanks the Mason and PeaceHealth for coming to our school and presenting our students with the bikes and helmets. You are Owlsome!

2018-02-12T16:25:21+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

Olympic Champions 2-9-18

Academic:

Reading: Victor Contreras-Salas; Viviana Tovar-Carino; Kash Kilde; Karmon Tan; Chance Shepherd; Jayden Fairman; Elizabeth Lee; Samuel Pomerinke;

Writing: Skylar Linden; Jillian Woodruff; Rene Owens; Analani Magana-Gonzalez;

Math: Lyndon Le; Autumn Merchant; Blake Kruse; Kohana Woods;

Citizenship:

Respectful: Reanna Castro Gongora; Shaden Duggan; Cruz Soto de Niz;

Responsible: Aidan Rogers; Thomas Moulton;

Cooperate: A.J. Stevens;

Kindness: Joshua Saucedo; Bryce Smith

Strive for Excellence: Bridget Woodruff; Isabella Hutcheson;

2018-02-09T21:42:12+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Olympic Champions 2-2-18

Academic:

Reading: Treasure Swanson Velasquez;

Math: Bybi Chavez-Gayton;

Citizenship:

Respectful: Eva-Marie Moore; Jasmine Losolla; Shyla Brannan; Olivia Sorenson;

Kindness: Joey Hoyt; Evelyn Barella;

Strive For Excellence: Emily Saucedo;

2018-02-02T17:35:30+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

Students experience history, arts through special program

Fifth and eighth eighth graders and selected high school students were honored and enriched to be part of the Jan. 25 presentation of “The Children of Willesden Lane” at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The story of teen piano prodigy Lisa Jura who escaped Nazi-occupied Austria in the late 1930s on the Kindertransport to England is told by Lisa’s daughter, Mona Golabek. Through narration, music, and images, Mona captivated the students with her presentation. Our students were excellent audience members and posed engaging questions at the end of the program.

The event was part of the community-wide read of the book of the same name by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. Students participated in the read thanks to the generous book donation by the Longview (noon) Rotary Club. Student tickets for the performances were courtesy of the Theatre Guild. The district is grateful to the Columbia Theatre and all community partners who helped make this special event possible for our students.

2018-01-25T22:05:18+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

Olympic Champions 1-19-18

Academic:

Reading: Liliana Martinez; Jennix Monreal; Gabriel Dietz; Morgan Brown; Ariana Almanza;

Math: Slater Register; Maribel Morales; Braelyn Brown; Anton Salaz; Chase Sanger; Cesar Sanches-Colores;

Citizenship:

Respect: Kira Morgan;

Be Safe: Ariela Miranda; Krystal Fitch;

Responsible: Leah Parks;

Cooperate: Raina Bueno; Alex Carson;

Kindness: Boston Dennick; Thatcher Register; Bailee Smith; Alianna Avalos- Bazan;

2018-01-22T17:43:37+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

One School One Book Night

Here are some pictures from our one school one book event. Thank you to all the families who joined us!!

2018-01-19T22:42:05+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

One-Stop Levy Information Source

Did you know that one out of every five adults who help students throughout Longview Public Schools is supported by a locally-approved levy?Feb 13 levies

For a wealth of information about the February 13 levy requests, please visit the information hub on the district’s website.

The two levies are explained, frequently asked questions are answered, and a PowerPoint presentation is available, among other things.

Or you can go directly to information about the Replacement Operations and Educational Programs Levy, or to information about the Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy.

In-person voter registration is taken at the Cowlitz County Elections Office through Feb. 5.  Ballots must be returned to election drop boxes or postmarked Feb. 13.

As always, if more information is needed, please reach out to by email or by phone at (360) 575-7016.

2018-01-19T21:15:19+00:00 January 18th, 2018|