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Bond Projects: Rebuild Emerald Hills Elementary
In January, voters in the Sumner School District attendance area will receive a ballot in the mail to vote on a $145.6 million dollar capital facility bond. The bond would fund critical capital facility projects identified by a Facilities Planning Committee and unanimously approved by the School Board.
Replace Emerald Hills Elementary with a new facility that would address issues with roofing, electrical, HVAC efficiency, technology infrastructure, and sewer/storm drainage. Students will remain in the current building while the new facility is constructed on the adjoining field space. When complete, students will move into the new building.
For a list of all bond projects, click here.
Capital Projects Bond Brochure
Capital Projects Bond
At the forefront of our work is planning for the growth that our school district is experiencing. In addition, we need to increase instructional space, accommodate full-day kindergarten, provide classrooms to lower elementary class sizes, expand curriculum offerings, enhance student safety and security, and improve the overall quality of student life. The Capital Projects Bond on the February 9 ballot will address these needs.
Ballots have been mailed. Please remember to vote by February 9.
Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, February 1st for Sumner School District. All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:
- Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);
- Immunization information and child’s health history; and
- Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.
- Proof of residency (choose one of the following):
- Gas, water, or electric bill
- Purchase papers for home
- Lease/rental agreement
- Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord
Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet after February 1, 2016, or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.
(Principal Update sent January 15, 2016, via school messages)
Dear Laker Families,
We are always looking for ways to recognize students who have regular attendance and are on time for school. Today we recognized these students during our morning announcements. You may want to check backpacks for the special reward your child received.
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Capital Projects Bond: February 9, 2016
At the November 18 school board meeting, the Sumner School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a bond election in February 2016. The proposition to be set before voters would authorize the district to build, expand, and improve school facilities through $145.6 million in bonds.
The need to provide additional classrooms for full time kindergarten and lower class sizes per State mandate has most elementary schools at capacity currently. In addition, Sumner School District is one of the fastest growing districts in Pierce County with multiple master planned communities actively building now or in the planning stages. Student enrollment is expected to increase by almost 2,000 students over the next 10 years.
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Attendance Waivers for the 2016-17 School Year
Waiver Applications for the 2016-17 school year need to be submitted January 1 - April 15, 2016, for optimal consideration. Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete the In-District Waiver Application beginning March 1. Out-of-District Waiver Applications are required each year for continued attendance. In-District Waiver Applications are not required each year for continued attendance unless transitioning to another school. (Example: Elementary to Middle School, or Middle School to High School). Visit the District Website for more information.
- January 1 – February 29: Existing Out-of-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration.
- March 1 - April 15: New Out-of-District Waiver Applications and In-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration.
- April 16 – May 31: Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered for acceptance based on school capacity.
- June 1 - September 20: Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered after September 20 based on school capacity.
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