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Parents » 2018-2019 Elementary Student Placement Plan

2018-2019 Elementary Student Placement Plan

The excitement of opening the District’s new Simcoe Elementary School builds with each passing day. The building is more than 75% complete and will be ready in plenty of time to welcome students for the start of the next school year. In the mean time there is a lot of planning taking place behind the scenes to accommodate the addition of a fourth elementary school. As you are aware, with the addition of Simcoe, grade-level reconfiguration is taking place at all the elementary schools in the District. Starting with the 2018-2019 school year the District is moving to a paired elementary school model where Simcoe will serve K-2 students and will be paired with Adams which will serve grades 3-5. When Simcoe students move from 2nd to 3rd grade they will attend Adams. That will also be the case with the pairing of Camas and Satus. Camas will serve grades K-2 and those students will move to Satus for grades 3-5.
  Over the past several months the District has spent a great deal of time working on staff assignments and developing a plan for student placement at each of the elementary schools starting with the 2018-2019 school year. The student placement plan that has been developed uses a boundary approach. Under the plan, those elementary students living south and west of Highway 97 as well as those living in part of the west side of town would attend Camas and Satus. Most of the rest of the elementary students living north and east of Highway 97 would attend Simcoe and Adams. (see maps below for complete details of the boundaries) The light purple area in the maps covers those addresses of students who would attend Camas and Satus and those living in the beige colored area would attend Simcoe and Adams.  The District used a variety of goals to help guide the planning process. Some of them include increased safety, impact on parents/families, providing equitable opportunities for students, and reducing as many transportation and traffic issues as possible. The goals were developed months ago using input from various stakeholders. District leadership is close to recommending the plan to the School Board but wants to give the community the opportunity to ask questions about it prior to making a recommendation. That opportunity is coming up Wednesday, March 21st, in the Camas Elementary School Gym starting at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us and become a part of the process of helping open Simcoe Elementary.

District Boundary Map

Boundary Maps North & South of Town

Boundary Maps for Downtown Wapato

Boundary Map East of Town