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Hilton Elementary School

Parent Involvement Plan

Doug Burge, Principal

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509-829-5400

 

This plan has been developed to support Hilton Elementary School Goal #5: To continue efforts to work on enhancing communication.

1.  Annual Meeting: An annual meeting will take place at Hilton Elementary School to inform parents of the parent involvement plan.

  a. This meeting will occur at the first scheduled Parent Association Meeting of the year. It will be in the evening so the parents will be available to attend.

  b. It will be held in September or prior to the beginning of the academic school year.

  c.  Items to be shared:

    1) Student/Teacher/Parent Compact

    2) Methods of communication to be used throughout the year

    3) Calendar of events for the school year

    4) Input for activities at HES

2.  Methods of involvoing parents:  This include3s the differnt ways that parents can be involved with their student and their education.

  a. Parent/Teacher conferences

  b. Volunteers in classrooms

  c. School Activity Nights

  d. Hilton Parent Association

  e. School field trips, class projects

3.  What the school will provide for parents:

  a. Timely information about school programs

  b. Weekly email letter/school information to parents

  c. Monthly newsletter of school events and happenings

  d. Curriculum information/Grade level expectations

  e. Forms of assessment

  f. Information on special programs/school opportunities

  g. Parent access for report card data, attendance, food service

4. Shared responsibilities for student success:

  a. A Student/Teacher/Parent Compact outlining:    1) Shared responsibility for improvement of student achievement

    2) Supporting school discipline policies and rules of behavior

    3) Monitoring attendance

    4) Monitoring homework completion

    5) Participating in activities with child when appropriate

    6) Maintaining communication between school and parents on an ongoing basis

    7) Monitoring positive use of child’s time to help meet school responsibilities

    8) Frequent reports on children’s progress

    9) Reasonable access to staff

    10) Parent/Teacher Conferences

5. To build capacity for parent involvment Hilton:

  a. Will provide assistance to parents as appropriate to understand:

    1) State academic achievement standards

    2) State assessment standards

    3) State assessments

    4) How to monitor student progress and work with educators in that monitoring

  b. Will work with parents to give them opportunities to help improve their students achievement at school

  c. Will educate staff, in the value and utility of the contributions of parents and keep a focus on communication and working with  parents as partners in our school

  d. Will ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of eligible students in a format that the parents are able to understand

  e. May support local parental involvement activities, including childcare, translation, or transportation of students, to enable parent involvement in school activities.

  f. May train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents.

  g. May arrange flexible meeting times for staff and parents in order to maximize parental involvement and participation.

          Describe the strategies planned to increase meaningful parental/family involvement that is designed to enhance

          home/school partnerships and improve student learning.

            *Parent Association membership

            *Involvement in their child’s academic achievement

            *Attend building activities and programs that promote the importance of family

                involvement with school

            *Involve parents in building teams where appropriate

            *Collaborate with community based organizations to provide opportunities for

                our parents

Describe the activities planned to carry out the strategies.

All parents are encouraged to participate in school wide activities and programs. We will do our best to have available staff to provide interpretation and translation services for parents. Written information will be provided in English and Spanish as needed.

School activities include: Student/Parent/Teacher Compacts, School expectations, Family academic nights, newsletters, school programs, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Classroom and school volunteers, Parent Association, and our Mentoring program.

Zillah Middle School

Parent Involvement Plan

Justin Irion, Principal

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This plan has been developed to raise the level of communication and involvement for parents at Zillah Middle School

1. Annual Meeting: An annual meeting will take place at Zillah Middle School to inform parents of the Parent Involvement Plan.

  a. This meeting will occur in the evening so that parents will be able to attend.

  b. It will be held in September or prior to the beginning of the academic school year.

  c. Items to be shared:

    i) Methods of communication to be used throughout the year

    ii) Activities on the calendar for upcoming year

    iii) Input for activities

2.Methods of Involving Parents: this section includes the different ways that parents have to be involved in their students’ education.

  a. Parent-Teacher conferences

  b. Volunteer in classrooms

  c. Math, Library, and similar nights

  d. Parent Teacher Association

3. What the school will provide for parents:

  a. Timely information about programs

  b. Explanation of curriculum used in school

  c. Forms of assessment

  d. Proficiency levels students are expected to attain:

4. Shared responsibilities for student success:

  a.  A student/teacher/parent compact outlining:

    i)     Shared responsibility for improvement of student achievement

    ii)    Monitoring attendance

    iii)   Monitoring homework completion

    iv)   Monitoring television watching

    v)    Volunteering in their child's classroom when appropriate

    vi)   Participating in activities with child when appropriate

    vii)  Monitoring positive use of child's extracurricular time

    viii) Maintaining communication between school and parents on an ongoing basis

    ix)  Parent teacher conferences

    x)   Frequent reports on children's progress

    xi)  Reasonable access to staff

5. To build capacity for parental involvement Zillah Intermediate:

  a. Will provide assistance to parents served as approprieate to understand:

    i)   State academic achievement standards

    ii)  State assessment standards

    iii) State assessments

    iv) How to monitor student progress and work with educators in that monitoring

  b. Will provide training opportunities to help parents improve their student's achievement when appropriate in areas such as:

    i)  Literacy

    ii) Technology

  c. Will educate staff, in the value and utility of the contributions of parents AND educate staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners.

  d. Will ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of eligible students in a format that the parents are able to understand.

  e. May support local parental involvement activities, including childcare, translation, or transportation of students, to enable parent involvement in school activities.

  f. May arrange flexible meeting times for staff and parents in order to maximize parental involvement and participation.

  g. May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement.

Zillah Intermediate strategies and activities for parent involvement are delineated in the following list (A-F) and table.

     Parent Involvement

          A.  Interdisciplinary Teams scheduled to make presentations at PTSA Meetings

          B.  Family Nights

          C.  Interactive Family Math Nights

          D.  Parent conferences for all students in the fall and spring

          E.  Parent/Teacher/Student Contracts for students at risk of failure

          F.  Family potlucks for student recognition

          G.  Newsletters/brouchures/for parents and families

             

Parent Involvement

Activity

When

Who

Assessment Nights

Fall/Winter

Teams/Principal/Counselors

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

Fall/Spring ~Oct./March

All staff/admin.

Parent Newsletter

Quarterly

Principal/Teams

Parent Surveys

Fall/Spring

 

Math Family Nights

Quarterly

Math Team

Team Recognition Potlucks

2 per year

Teams

Migrant Parent Meetings Quarterly District/Migrant Coodinator
Parent Classroom Volunteers Ongoing Teams/All Staff/Admin.
     

 

 

Zillah Intermediate School                                                                                                                              

Parent Involvement Plan

Paula Dasso, Principal

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This plan has been developed to support Zillah School District: Engage families and the community in supporting the instructional focus and student attendance.

 

1. Annual Meeting: An annual meeting will take place at Zillah Intermediate School to inform parents of the Parent Involvement Plan.

  a. This meeting will occur in the evening so that parents will be able to attend.

  b. It will be held in September or prior to the beginning of the academic school year.

  c. Items to be shared:

    i) Student/teacher/parent handbook

    ii) Methods of communication to be used throughout the year

    iii) Activities on the calendar for upcoming year

    iv) Input for activities

2. Methods of Involving Parents: this section includes the different ways that parents have to be involved in their students’ education.

  a. Parent-Teacher conferences

  b. Volunteer in classrooms

  c. Math, Library, and similar nights

  d. Parent Teacher Association

3. What the school will provide for parents:

  a. Timely information about programs

  b. Explanation of curriculum used in school

  c. Forms of assessment

  d. Proficiency levels students are expected to attain:

4. Shared responsibilities for student success:

  a. Shared responsibility for improvement of student achievement

  b. Monitoring attendance

  c. Monitoring homework completion

  d. Monitoring television watching

  e. Volunteering in their child's classroom when appropriate

  f. Participating in activities with child when appropriate

  g. Monitoring positive use of child's extracurricular time

  h. Maintaining communication between school and parents on an ongoing basis

  i. Parent teacher conferences

  j. Frequent reports on children's progress

  k. Reasonable access to staff

5. To build capacity for parental involvement Zillah Intermediate:

  a. Will provide assistance to parents served as approprieate to understand:

    i) State academic achievement standards

    ii) State assessment standards

    iii) State assessments

    iv) How to monitor student progress and work with educators in that monitoring

  b. Will provide training opportunities to help parents improve their student's achievement when appropriate in areas such as:

    i) Literacy

    ii) Technology

  c. Will educate staff, in the value and utility of the contributions of parents AND educate staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners.

  d. Will ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of eligible students in a format that the parents are able to understand.

  e. May support local parental involvement activities, including childcare, translation, or transportation of students, to enable parent involvement in school activities.

  f. May arrange flexible meeting times for staff and parents in order to maximize parental involvement and participation.

  g. May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement.

Zillah Intermediate strategies and activities for parent involvement are delineated in the following list (A-F) and table.

     Parent Involvement

          A.  Interdisciplinary Teams scheduled to make presentations at PTSA Meetings

          B.  Parent conferences for all students in the fall and spring

          C.  Parent/Teacher/Student Contracts for students at risk of failure

          D.  Newsletters

          E.  Develop strategies to make every parent comfortable entering school site

              --Front Desk

              --Front Door

          F.  State Assessment Night

              --Tips for Parents

              --How to help your child succeed

Parent Involvement

Activity

When

Who

WASL Nights

Spring

Teams/Principal./Counselors

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

Fall/Spring ~Oct./March

All staff/admin.

Migrant Parent Meetings

Quarterly

District/Migrant Coordinator

Parent Classroom Volunteers

Ongoing

Teams

Open House

Prior to first day

All Staff / Students

 

 

 

 

ZILLAH HIGH SCHOOL

Home of the Leopards

Mike Torres, Principal

1602 Second Avenue, Zillah, WA 98953-9682

Phone: (509) 829-5565

Fax: (509) 829-5285

 

Zillah High School

Parent Involvement Plan

This plan has been developed to support Zillah High School’s Goal: To continue efforts to work on enhancing communication.

1. Annual Meeting: An annual meeting will take place at Zillah High School to inform parents of the parent involvement plan.

  a. This meeting will occur at the first scheduled Parent Association Meeting of the year. It will be in the evening so the parents will be available to attend.

  b. It will be held in September

  c. Items to be shared:

    1) Student/Teacher/Parent Compact

    2) Methods of communication to be used throughout the year

    3) Calendar of events for the school year

    4) Input for activities at ZHS

2. Methods of involving parents: this includes the different ways that parents can be

involved with their student and their education.

  a. Parent/Teacher Conferences

  b. Volunteers in classrooms

  c. School Activity Nights

  d. ZHS Parent Association

  e. School Field Trips, class projects, activity events

3. What the school will provide for parents:

  a. Timely information about school programs

  b. Weekly email letter/school information to parents

  c. Monthly newsletter of school events and happenings

  d. Curriculum information/Grade level expectations

  e. Forms of assessment

  f. Information on special programs/school opportunities

  g. Online parent access for report card data, attendance, food service

  h. Proficiency levels students are expected to attain.

4. Shared responsibilities for student success:

  a. A Student/Teacher/Parent Compact outlining:

    1) Shared responsibility for improvement of student achievement

    2) Supporting school discipline policies and rules of behavior

    3) Monitoring attendance

    4) Monitoring homework completion

    5) Participating in activities with child when appropriate

    6) Maintaining communication between school and parents on an ongoing basis

    7) Monitoring positive use of child’s time to help meet school responsibilities

    8) Frequent reports on children’s progress

    9) Reasonable access to staff

   10) Parent/Teacher Conferences

5. To build capacity for parent involvement at ZHS:

  a. Will provide assistance to parents as appropriate to understand:

    1) State academic achievement standards

    2) State assessment standards

    3) State assessments

    4) How to monitor student progress and work with educators in that monitoring

    5) Graduation requirements

    6) 4-year Academic Plans

  b. Will work with parents to give them opportunities to help improve their students achievement at school

  c. Will educate staff, in the value and utility of the contributions of parents and keep a focus on communication and working with parents as partners in our school

  d. Will ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of eligible students in a format that the   parents are able to understand

  e. May support local parental involvement activities, translation, or transportation of students, to enable parent involvement in school activities.

  f. May train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents.

  g. May arrange flexible meeting times for staff and parents in order to

maximize parental involvement and participation.

Describe the strategies planned to increase meaningful parental/family involvement that is designed to enhance home/school partnerships and improve student learning.

 *Parent Association membership

 *Involvement in their child’s academic achievement

 *Attend building activities and programs that promote the importance of family involvement with school

 *Involve parents in building teams where appropriate

 *Collaborate with community based organizations to provide opportunities for our parents

Describe the activities planned to carry out the strategies.

All parents are encouraged to participate in school wide activities and programs. We will do our best to have available staff to provide interpretation and translation services for parents. Written information will be provided in English and Spanish as needed.

School activities include: Student/Parent/Teacher Compacts, School expectations, School Orientation programs, newsletters, school programs, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Classroom and school volunteers, Parent Associatio

 

SmarterBalancedLogo

Starting in the spring of the 2014-15 school year, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the new Smarter Balanced tests aligned to the Washington State Learning Standards in English language arts (ELA) and math.

 

Why is the state assessment changing?

  • The state assessment is one of many assessments we give our students to keep track of their learning.  All major decisions about a student are based on multiple pieces of information about the student's achievement.
  • The purpose of the state assessment is to measure how well all our students are progressing on learning the state standards.
  • Standards are statements of what students need to know and be able to do at each grade level, and are designed to prepare our students for being successful in whatever future they choose.
  • We must prepare all our students to live and work successfully in the world of the future, one of constant change and innovations.
  • Washington State first developed state standards in the 1990's.
  • These standards have been revised a few times since then, to keep up with the changing times.
  • In 2011, Washington State adopted a new set of state standards, called the Common Core State Standards, to be fully implemented in 2014-15.
  • The Common Core Standards were developed by teachers, content experts, and state leaders from across the country.
  • They have been adopted by more than 45 states.
  • The Common Core Standards are designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of subject matter, think critically, and apply what they learn to the real world.  Video: http://www.k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/default.aspx
  • The state assessment is changing in order to measure our students' progress on the new Common Core State Standards, designed to help students be ready for college and career.
  • The new assessment is called the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).

What does the Smarter Balanced Assessment Look Like?

  • The Smarter Balanced Assessment is administered online, using "adaptive" testing and will provide achievement scores and growth information for individual students and groups.
  • The assessment will be given in grades 3-8 and 11.
  • For grades 3-8 it will replace the MSP in reading, writing and math.
  • For high school it will replace HSPE/EOCs in a phased-in approach (SBA will be a graduation requirement for the Class of 2019 when they reach 11th grade).
  • Science MSP will continue to be given in grades 5 and 8, and Biology EOC will be given in high school, until a new assessment for the Next Generation Science Standards is ready.
  • The Smarter Balanced Assessment has two subject area tests:
    • English/Language Arts
      • Reading across the content areas
      • Writing
      • Listening
      • Research/Inquiry
    • Mathematics
      • Understanding of math concepts
      • Math skills and fluency
      • Application to real-life problems
  • The test is not timed.
  • Estimated times vary by grade level from about 3-4.5 hours per subject area test.
  • Students may take each subject area test over 1 to 3 days.
  • Many online tools are built into the Smarter Balanced Assessment, such as:
    • Highlighter
    • Calculator
    • Zoom
    • Digital notepad
    • English dictionary and glossary

In addition, all students will be allowed to have scratch paper, protractor, ruler, and other tools.

  • The Smarter Balanced Assessment includes a variety of types of questions:
    • Multiple choice
    • Short answer
    • Technolgoy-enhanced items
    • Performance tasks - Questions with multiple parts, including short answers and essays, based on a real-world situation
  • Accommodations will be available for student with disabilities and for those who are English Language Learners (ELL) in a similar way as on the current state tests, such as:
    • ASL
    • Braille
    • Text to speech
    • Translations
    • Bilingual dictionaries
  • Alternative assessments will continue to be available for students with disabilites at all tested grade levels.
  • Alternative options for high school graduation will also continue to be available, for students who have difficulty in a standard testing environment.

For more information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment please visit: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/

 

Family Resources

Ready Washington is a coalition of state and local education agencies, associations and advocacy organizations that support college-and career-ready learning standards and assessments:  Comon Core State Standards, next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced assessments.

Common Core State Standards

     -Video series

     -Webinar series

     -Parents'Guides to Student Success

     -Common Core State Standards: What Parents Should Know

  • Council for Great City Schools (available in Spanish)

     -Parent Roadmaps (PDFs)

     -Videos and public service announcements

     -Top 8 Questions Parents Ask Teachers (PDF)

 

 

Friday October 31, 2014

Students, Parents, Staff and Community Members,

The October 21, 2014 tragedy at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, in Marysville WA is another reminder of the challenges we face in the world in which we live. As many of us watch the news reports and read social medial about this incident, it’s natural for each of us to struggle to understand how something like this could happen. It’s also natural at a time like this that we think about the safety of our own children.The safety of students in Zillah is our highest priority. We continually evaluate and look for ways to make improvements. Here are a few of the actions we are taking to improve the safety of our students and staff:

  • Our students and staff regularly practice lockdown and evacuation drills in preparation for emergencies.
  • Our staff has been trained by local law enforcement about what to do in the event of a school crisis.
  • We have close working relationships with local law enforcement and have provided all police and fire departments with details about each of our school buildings that would be useful should they need to respond to such an emergency.
  • We have close working relationship with school districts within the Yakima Valley to share ideas, resources and solutions to safety and security challenges.
  • We are making every effort to improve how we manage access to our buildings and schools.
  • We have made improvements in security camera systems, door locking systems, fencing at all schools.
  • We have made a multi-year commitment with the City of Zillah to employ a School Resource Officer.
  • We have added staff to provide greater supervision.

Open communication between home and school is also critical to the safety and well-being of our students and your children. Be observant and let us know if you see or hear something that makes you feel uncomfortable, nervous or frightened. Please contact us if you have a concern or question about school policies, your child’s safety or resources to help you in talking with your child about the tragedy in Marysville.

Kevin McKay

Superintendent

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509-829-5911

                     

Zillah School District

 

Highly Capable Program

 

 

Program Descriptions, Referral Form,

 

& Parent Permission

             

         

Highly Capable Student Definition

As defined in WAC 392-170-035, highly capable students are students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students' general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities within a specific domain. These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes according to chapters 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW.  

As defined in WAC 392-170-036, the term learning characteristics means that students who are highly capable may possess, but are not limited to, these learning characteristics:

Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations; Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers; Creative ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts; Ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength; and Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus.

Program Descriptions

Beginning with school year (2014-2015), a new law passed by the Washington Legislature requiring all school districts to identify their "most highly capable" students and provide a continuum of services to those students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The new law also includes specific language for districts around identifying their "most highly capable" students. Children who demonstrate exceptional ability, exceed grade level standards in literacy and/or math, demonstrate exceptional creativity, and possess strong motivation to excel are good candidates for the Zillah School District’s Highly Capable Program.

As a result of this new legislation, the ZSD Highly Capable Program has been completely redesigned and will be fully implemented starting in the 2014-15 school year.   The ZSD Highly Capable Program will provide an educational experience for K-12 students that will meet the needs of students who have exceptional ability by offering challenging and enriching learning experiences that may include the following; differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, curriculum compacting, and enrichment.  

The ZSD Highly Capable Program will offer the following learning opportunities:

Kindergarten-Grades 5: Highly Capable students will be provided instruction in an accelerated and enhanced instructional design using flexible grouping or curriculum compacting. Highly Capable students will also receive differentiated instruction, enrichment opportunities, as well as other program services.

Grades 6-8: In addition to the menu of option listed in grade K-5, Highly Capable students in grades 6-8 will be provided learning opportunities using accelerated and enhanced instructional design and advanced course placement.  

Grades 9-12: In addition to the menu of option listed in grade K-5 and 6-8, Highly Capable students in high school will be provided learning opportunities using accelerated and enhanced instructional design and advanced course placement.

Annual Public Notification

The Zillah School District will notify parents and students before any major identification activity. Notices will be published on the district website and by other district communication methods that are used to widely communicate to parents across the district. Information will also be made available in every building in the district and translated in languages spoken by the communities whose students attend Zillah schools.

Referral Timeline

The referral timeline begins with the start of the school year with an open enrollment period that will conclude December 1 with screening, assessment and selection to follow.

Referral Process

Anyone may refer a student for testing for the highly capable program. Referrals can
come from parents, teachers, school specialists, friends, family, community members, or even the student them self. Referral forms are available below
and in each school building main office.

Parent Referral Forms and Permissions

All parents (if not the originator of the referral form) must complete a referral form and give permission for the student to be tested and potentially placed in highly capable programs. Referral forms are available below and in each school building main office.

Teacher Referrals & Feedback Forms

Teachers complete a Teacher Referral & Feedback Form for every one of their students that have been referred for testing. These are available in the school office. Teacher Feedback Forms are then made available to the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee during the screening, assessment and selection processes.

Multidisciplinary Selection Committee (MSC)

As outlined in WAC 392-170-070, the Highly Capable Committee will include a classroom teacher, a psychologist, certificated coordinator/administrator, and possibly other appointed district personnel. The multidisciplinary selection committee reviews all the data collected through the screening and assessment process.

Screening Process

The screening process is the first process in determining if the referred student is among the “most highly capable”. These students will demonstrate exceptional ability, exceed grade level standards in literacy and/or math and possess a strong motivation to excel. These students will be considered good candidates for the HC Program. The district will begin screening referred student’s after December 1. The multi-disciplinary selection committee must meet and review Academic Achievement Test Scores from State and/or District Benchmark Assessments in Reading and Math for each student referral.

Grades 3-11: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) students must score at or above grade level in ELA and math.

Grades K-8: easyCBM students must score at or above grade level in ELA and math.

Assessments & Selection Process

To qualify for the highly capable program, the following assessments are used:

Cognitive Assessment-Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV)-Measures a child’s intellectual ability. Norms are Scaled Scores by age, Index Scores, and Full-Scale IQ. Student work on the WISC-IV assessments often takes multiple weeks to be scored. Once a student has qualified for highly capable programs, they do not need to test again. If parents have any questions about placement, they are directed to call the school office at (509) 829-5911.

Creativity Assessment-The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) - is an instrument used for identification of the creatively gifted.

The Multidisciplinary Selection Committee trained in the interpretation of assessment results is convened to review the above mentioned data and make final selection decisions.

Parents will be notified via mail if their student has been selected for Highly Capable Program enrollment.

Retesting & Appeals

Students may re-test given the following conditions: If it has been over 9 months since the student was last tested and the student is enrolled in at least one grade level higher than when they were last tested. Appeals are considered annually for students who did not meet the criteria. The Multi- disciplinary selection committee will examine provided evidence of high ability and need for program placement. The deadline for appeals is 15 school days after the sending of the placement notification letter. Only testing done by Zillah School District will be considered by the committee. A decision will be made by the multi-disciplinary selection committee within 10 days after receipt of written request for reconsideration. The parent/legal guardian will be notified in writing of the selection committee’s decision.

Transfer Students

Students who transfer in from out-of-district and have qualified in that district’s highly capable program are not automatically enrolled.   Test scores and placement letters from the other district may be used as long as they meet our placement criteria. A fall testing opportunity for transferring in students will be available for students who come new to the district at the start of the school year. Students who qualify for highly capable programs in the Zillah School District are placed pending room and availability.

Notice of Non-Discrimination/Title IX

The Zillah School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.260/504/ADA compliance officer. 

 

Student Referral Form

Teacher Feedback Form

 

Web Links for Parents

National Assoc. for Gifted Children - Information for Parents & Educators

Washington Assoc. of Educators of the Talented & Gifted - WA state organization which supports the education of gifted and talented students.

OSPI - Highly Capable Program Information

RCW - Revised Code of Washington - Law that governs the Washington State Highly Capable Program

WAC - Washington Administrative Code - Provides guidance for development and delivery of highly capable program services.

Attachments:
Download this file (Teacher Feedback Form HCP.pdf)Teacher Feedback Form[ ]

The Zillah School District No. 205 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities. Inquires regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the Title IX Officer and Section 504 Coordinator, Mr. Kevin McKay. Supt., 213 Fourth Avenue, Zillah, WA 98953. (509) 829-5943.

If you have anything you would like to comment on, please send an email message to our

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During the winter months there may be times when school is delayed or closed due to bad weather.  When weather or other circumstances create a need to delay or close school we will communicate using the following:

Website:  www.zillahschools.org

Local TV & Radio

SchoolMessenger

Skyward Message Center

Facebook

Twitter

When there is a need to delay the start of school the start time will be 10:00 AM for all schools.  When there is a need to close schools it will be for the entire school day.

 

Phone contacts for each building:

District Office: 509-829-5911 or 509-829-5943

Zillah High School: 509-829-5565

Zillah Middle School: 509-829-5511

Zillah Intermediate: School: 509-829-5555

Hilton Elementary: 509-829-5400

 


 

TV: KNDO 23, KIMA 29, KAPP 35

Radio: 1280 AM, 1460 AM, 91.9 FM, 92.9 FM, 94.5 FM, 104.1 FM, 107.3 FM

ZHS Skyward Family Access Message Center

Facebook