April 18, 2014
To the families of our 6th and 7th grade students,
I want to share with you about two situations that have come up this week to help clarify information.
On Wednesday morning, a conflict between two students occurred in a classroom with a substitute teacher. Both students were sent to the office and the situation was investigated. One of the students became very upset and in an effort to minimize traffic and avoid escalation, I asked that teachers keep students in the classroom. We did not have a lockdown, but took precautionary measures in case the situation escalated. Thankfully, the situation was resolved within a short period of time and we avoided any further disruption to the school day.
This morning while parents were dropping their children off for school, a parent was exercising her first amendment rights on city property across from the school. Her message was that her daughter was sexually harassed and that the boy was not disciplined. I will always work to maintain the highest level of confidentiality for any student and will not give specific information about disciplinary action. I can assure you that any time a report is made about an incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying we will investigate the situation quickly and will make sure appropriate action is taken.
Safety at school is one of our highest priorities. School safety includes being safe from harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Please talk with your child about the importance of reporting situations that are upsetting to them so we can work together to put a stop to them.
Our students continue to be a source of pride and joy at school and the great work they are doing each and every day is evident in their individual and collective accomplishments. I look forward to continuing our partnership in supporting your children as they work to succeed academically and beyond.
Early realease at 1:00 today.
Soccer pictures will be next Tuesday at 3:30.
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Morgan Middle School’s Tip Reporting Service
Students: To make sure you're not getting yourself into trouble by visiting inappropriate websites on school computers, it's a good idea to review the Ellensburg School District Acceptable Use Policy by clicking here.
Did you know you can access your child's grades 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Just click the "Family Access to Check Grades" link in the upper left hand corner of this page, and you can!
If you need your login information for 6/7 students, please contact Sue Foy at 925-8200 and she can get you set-up.
If you need your login information for 8th grade students, please contact Laurie Sloan at 925-8366 and she can get you set-up.