Welcome to Naches Valley Middle School
We serve grades 5-8 in a comprehensive Middle School setting. We're proud to offer our students a diverse, holistic instructional program in a safe, secure, and friendly environment. Our school is truly a place where kids come first.

Mr. Hilmes - Principal
  • On Line Reporting
    SAFE SCHOOL TIP LINE

    If you need to report any harassment, bullying, suspected drug activity or other issues to help keep yourself... or any of our students safe use our 'SAFE SCHOOL TIP LINE'.

    You may report anonymously or you may give your name. Although without your name we can't legally discipline the antagonist if allegations are proven to be true. After you report, if you keep track of your report code, we can get back to you and ask questions, tell you how we followed up or simply thank you for your report. You may report via getting on the web, texting information in, giving a phone call, your choice.


    Find our new Safe Schools Tip Line here:

    https://nvsd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/
  • HIB information from the student handbook - procedures
    Harassment - Intimidation - Bullying - Safe Schools

    GOAL: Naches Valley Middle School will be a place where students will be able to learn and interact with other students in an environment free from harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying.

    Harassment, intimidation, or bullying is an intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act that:

    Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or
    Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or
    Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
    Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.


    Examples of harassment, intimidation and bullying include, but are not limited to: rumors, jokes, innuendoes, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, constant physical contact, threats, written, oral or physical actions, excluding from a group, etc.

    Students are expected to treat other students with respect and dignity. This would include consideration of the other students’ feelings and emotional needs.

    REPORTING PROCESS: Students who feel they are being victims of harassment, intimidation, or bullying should report it immediately to a school staff member. Staff members can assist you in accessing the Safe Schools web site where you can make a formal report of an incident. Report all legitimate instances of harassment, intimidation and bullying that happen to you, or you witness happening to others. However, any student intentionally making a false report will be dealt with by the office.

    CONSEQUENCES: Once an administrator receives a report from the Safe Schools site, they will conduct an investigation with all students involved. Students are then warned about the inappropriate behavior and the victim is informed to report any future incident immediately. If another incident occurs then both parties sign a harassment contract and parents are contacted. The contract indicates that any additional harassment, intimidation, or bullying will result in suspension from school and possibly legal actions.

    Any retaliation by the offender, or his/her friends, will result in severe consequences.

    School district policy #3207 Washington State Legislature 2002 - SSHB 1444

McKinney-Vento (Homeless Services)

3 months ago

The Naches School District McKinney-Vento program is designed to assist homeless and at-risk students and their families within the Naches School District. The program strives to ensure that students experiencing homelessness are able to enroll as quickly as possible, and that they have the same access to educational opportunities as non-homeless students.

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Richard Rouleau 509-653-1601 or Lori Gylling 509-653-1813.


The McKinney-Vento Act  
The Secretary issues guidelines for States related to requirements under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These guidelines address ways in which a State may (1) assist local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement the provisions related to homeless children and youths amended by the ESSA and (2) review and revise policies and procedures that may present barriers to the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youths in school.  http://nche.ed.gov/legis/mv.php

 
  Homeless Definition

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act defines homelessness as the following living situations:

  • Shelter, vehicle, campground, tent, etc.
  • Street, 24-hour restaurants, bus stations, etc.
  • Motel
  • Displaced due to natural disaster (hurricane, flood, earthquake, etc.)
  •  Abandoned building, trailer, tent, etc.
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives due to inability to pay for any affordable     housing
  •  “Couch surfing”
  • “Bounced around” from family member to family member, or one household to another
  • Unaccompanied youth living on their own

The McKinney-Vento Liaison or designee will determine whether a student qualifies for McKinney-Vento supports based on responses to the NVSD Student Housing Questionnaire.


 Rights of Students who are Identified as Homeless

  • Once identified as homeless, as per McKinney-Vento, you have the right to register your child (student) at school even if you do not have full documentation (such as immunization records, utility bill, birth certificate, etc.,) available at the time of enrollment.
  • Once registered, your child can begin attending school within 1 or 2 days.
  • If deemed in the best educational interests of the child, the student(s) have the right to stay in the same school for the remainder of the school year, even if you move.
  • Depending on the individual circumstances, your student(s) will be provided with transportation to and from with school buses, city bus passes, or gas vouchers.
  •  Your student(s) are entitled to free lunch and breakfast without the need to fill out the form.
  •  Your student must not be isolated or stigmatized.
  •  The above services continue until the end of the school year in which homelessness ends for that family.
  •  Each school district must have a McKinney-Vento liaison. (Please see contact information at the top of the web page.)





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