One-Stop Levy Information Source

Did you know that one out of every five adults who help students throughout Longview Public Schools is supported by a locally-approved levy?Feb 13 levies

For a wealth of information about the February 13 levy requests, please visit the information hub on the district’s website.

The two levies are explained, frequently asked questions are answered, and a PowerPoint presentation is available, among other things.

Or you can go directly to information about the Replacement Operations and Educational Programs Levy, or to information about the Replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy.

In-person voter registration is taken at the Cowlitz County Elections Office through Feb. 5.  Ballots must be returned to election drop boxes or postmarked Feb. 13.

As always, if more information is needed, please reach out to by email or by phone at (360) 575-7016.

2018-01-19T13:15:19+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

School Board vacancy – apply by Jan. 19, 2018

Applications for a vacancy on the Longview Public Schools Board of Directors are currently being accepted.

In accordance with Board policy, individuals seeking appointment to the Board of Directors must be U.S. citizens and qualified voter residents of Longview School District #122. This is an “at large” position meaning it represents the entire geographic area of Longview Public Schools.

School board meetings are at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Meetings take place in the Administration Building Board Room, located at 2715 Lilac Street, Longview. Board members also serve on subcommittee meetings, which occur at least quarterly.

The candidate selected for appointment will serve on the Board until the next odd-numbered year general election, November 2019.

Complete and submit your application online or pick up an application at the Administration Building, 2715 Lilac Street, Longview, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Applications are due to the Superintendent’s Office Jan. 19, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

After the Jan. 19 application deadline:

  • The Board will review applications in an executive session at the end of the Jan. 22 regular meeting.  The Board may select candidates to interview after they complete their review of qualifications.  The selection of candidates will occur in open session after the executive session.
  • Candidates will be interviewed in open session during the Jan. 29 Special Meeting at 6:30pm.  There will be a discussion of qualifications in executive session, then selection of a candidate for appointment to Position #3 in open session.
  • The new board member will be sworn into office on Feb. 12.
2018-01-09T09:23:10+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

News from the Nurse: Prevent illness with hand washing

Keep calm wash your hands

District Nurse Lisa Lyons shares a healthy tip for these colder days when people are spending more time inside together.  “Remember to wash your hands! Washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can reduce the passing of gastrointestinal illness by 50%.  The passing of respiratory illness can be reduced by 20-50%!”

2017-12-13T13:31:54+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

District seeks Budget Advisory Committee members

Longview Public Schools is currently seeking applicants interested in serving on the Budget Advisory Committee.  Committee members must be residents of the Longview School District and have an interest in long-term improvement efforts for our schools.

To apply, either:

  • Complete the online application and submit it electronically, or
  • Download the application and return it to the District office, 2715 Lilac St, Longview WA 98632

Applications are due Dec 22.

2017-12-07T16:50:54+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Longview Public Schools seeks community feedback

district seeks inputLongview Public Schools wants to hear what the community has to say about the Nov. 7 bond which did not reach the 60 percent supermajority requirement.

The request for tax dollars to replace three aging elementary schools, renovate the preschool program building, and add safety enhancements in the district reached 57.77 percent yes votes. While the measure is still fresh in the minds of residents, the district is gathering feedback on-line and in two public meetings.

Public input sessions with Supt. Dan Zorn are planned for Dec. 5 at Northlake Elementary School, 2210 Olympia Way and on Dec. 6 at Mint Valley Elementary School, 2745-38th Ave.  Both events begin at 6 p.m.

In addition, all community members are encouraged to participate in an on-line Thoughtexchange process starting Dec. 4 at 5pm in which thoughts about the facilities issues can be shared. In this process, participants can leave thoughts, review the thoughts of others and star the thoughts that are most meaningful to them. The process can be visited repeatedly and results will be available immediately to the district and to participants. Thoughtexchange will only be available Dec. 4-15.

These feedback opportunities will allow the district valuable information as it revisits facilities needs later this winter.

Thoughtexchange: Join the Conversation Dec 4-15
2017-12-04T14:25:17+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Bond approval shy of 60 percent requirement

Longview Public Schools wishes to thank all Longview voters who participated in the democratic process Nov. 7! As of Nov. 8, a total of 9,483 votes were counted with 57.71 percent voting for the issue and 42.29 percent voting against. While the request to replace aging buildings did not collect a 60 percent supermajority, we are gratified by the participation and support expressed. The district put forward its proposal after two years of research, community input and financial analysis. Moving forward, the district plans to solicit community feedback in the coming weeks. For background information please click here.

2017-11-09T09:44:31+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Dan ZornDear Community Members,

A sign hangs in my office, right above my computer monitor. It says, “I will devote time each day to improving the literacy skills of our students.”

It’s a promise I made to myself March 18, 2008, when I was an assistant superintendent in Montana, and it’s a promise I continue to keep today.

Declaring my intention to help improve student reading and writing might seem like a strange goal for a superintendent, because my job is to oversee an entire school district—15 campuses, 908 employees, nearly 6,500 students and an $87 million budget. My days revolve around community outreach, and meetings about curricula, facilities and future planning.

But when it comes right down to it, my goal as superintendent is to position the school district so it has the skilled people, the functional buildings and the up-to-date technology that make learning not just possible but inevitable.

Why? To help each of our students become literate learners. Literacy is the most important thing we do. It is the key to opening the gateway of opportunity and success for our students.

In this autumn’s Report to Our Community, you will see that Longview’s students and staff are making progress. Our graduation rate is rising, and our students’ results on state-mandated testing show areas of improvement.

You also will read that Longview has a vision for the future. That involves updating our facilities, beginning with those that support our youngest learners.

Do new buildings improve our students’ ability to read and write? Not by themselves. But when you add the passion and talents of LPS staff to facilities that work—buildings that accommodate the latest teaching technology and methods—it’s a recipe for student success.

And seeing our students’ success is what makes all the planning and strategy worthwhile.

Thank you, as always, for your support of Longview Public Schools!

Sincerely,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

2017-10-23T14:17:17+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Air quality information tracked: update Sept. 8

Longview Public Schools officials will continue monitoring information regarding local air quality being affected by wildfires in the region.

District administrators rely on Air Quality Index (AQI) information provided through the Washington Department of Ecology.  Throughout the school day on Tuesday Sept. 5, the air quality index remained at the low end of the “moderate” scale.  At this condition rating, schools were advised to monitor students with asthma, respiratory infection, lung or heart disease and provide modifications and rest to normal recess, PE, and athletic activities. Depending on their student conditions, some schools chose to keep their students inside.

As the air quality rating changed to “unhealthy for sensitive groups” in the late-afternoon on Sept. 5, outdoor athletic practices and events were cancelled. This category recommends that students with asthma, respiratory infection, long or heart disease stay indoors and other children should limit activities to light exertion.

As of Wednesday, Sept. 6, the smoke and fine air particle levels increased and outdoor recesses were cancelled. By one measure, the Washington Air Quality Advisory (WAQA) level reached the “unsafe” category. Outdoor sporting events were cancelled and practices were scheduled for indoors.

As of Thursday, Sept. 7,  fine air particle levels decreased from the previous day, and both the WAQA and AQI levels remained a low- to mid-range in the “moderate” category. At that level, no changes to outdoor recesses or athletic events were recommended–except for special populations.

As of Friday, Sept. 8, air quality levels measured by WAQA and AQI returned to the “good” category. No recommendations are in effect for that category.

The district will continue to follow AQI and WAQA information and respond to recommendations for  levels of air pollution.

Although the district is planning to maintain regular school schedules, parents are encouraged to take this opportunity to sign up or ensure their current information is on file with the district’s emergency notification system, FlashAlert.

2017-09-08T08:40:13+00:00 September 5th, 2017|

Welcome Back Broadway Families

Welcome back to Broadway Learning Center! If you are new to Broadway, we hope your experience here is positive for both your child and you. Broadway is home to the Longview School District Special Education Preschool Services (3 and 4 year old classrooms) and Extended Day Support Services for students with autism, speech and motor services. We also provide consultants to Lower Columbia College ECEAP classrooms, Early Head Start, and Adult English as a Second Language classes. All of the staff members at Broadway are committed to serving your child and family with a high quality program as we begin a new school year together.

In order to keep current in our records, please complete and return the “Student Registration form,” the “Student Transportation form” and the “Housing  Questionnaire form” by August 23. These can either be dropped off in the main office at Broadway or mailed back to us. Providing updates to emergency contacts, medications, changes in phone numbers and/or address, and transportation needs and critical information will ensure a smoother start to the new school year.

The “Longview School District Housing Questionnaire.” We are charged under the McKinney-Vento Act to inform people in temporary living situations who may have benefits due them.  After school starts, teachers will also be sending home a short half-page card, “Student Information Card,” to complete and return to your teacher. Please be sure to have this card and the questionnaire completed and returned by the end of the first week of school, September 8.

All schools in the Longview School District release one hour early on Wednesdays. Broadway will continue with Early Release Wednesdays for the 2017-2018 school year. Students in our PM classes will be dismissed at 2:45 PM on Wednesdays only beginning September 6, 2017 through June 6, 2018. This does not include the PIC class.

Our daily schedule for classes has not changed. The following is a reminder of the daily schedule.

Morning Sessions (3 year olds)

9:00-Morning session begins – Students picked up at double doors off of parking lot.
11:20-Lunches served to students.
11:50-Morning session ends – Students are loaded on buses or picked up by parent (Parents, please be at the double doors prior to 11:50.)

 

Afternoon Sessions (4 – 5 year olds)

1:00-Afternoon session begins – Students picked up at double doors off of parking lot.
3:45-(Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday) Afternoon session ends – Students are loaded on buses or picked up by parent (Parents, please be at the double doors prior to 3:45.)
2:45-(Wednesdays only) Afternoon sessions end for classrooms except for the PIC Room. Students are loaded on buses or picked up by parent (Parents, please be at the double doors prior to 2:45.) Teacher Shilah’s/Crystal’s class (PIC ROOM) is not a part of the Early Release days – release at 3:45.

New Faces

Please join me in welcoming the following new staff:

  • Room 4 (formerly Room 3) – Teacher Brianna Nelson.
  • Room 6 (formerly Room 5) – Teacher Shilah Nickerson
  • Room 12 (formerly Room 10 – Teacher Andrea Feller
  • Teacher Alex continues at Broadway in a new capacity working with Head Start/ECEAP. Her office will be in Room 16.

Room Numbers

You might have noticed above that we have renumbered our rooms, deleting room numbers that were ½’s, and giving visual presence to rooms formerly not numbered. This is preparation for school safety improvements giving emergency personnel, parents, and other visitors a better sense of the location of rooms. Later this fall we will be adding hanging door signs for each room that can be seen from either end of the hall.

I am looking forward to seeing old faces and the addition of new friends!

If you have not watch the live tour of Broadway on the district’s web page, it is something you need to see in regards to the needs of the building.

See you soon!

2017-08-16T13:04:42+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Broadway summer 2017 information

Last day office is open: June 23, 2017

Summer programs: none

Meals for Longview kids:

  • Northlake Elem, 2210 Olympia Way
    Monday – Friday, June 26 – August 18 (no meals July 3-7)
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Kessler Elem, 1902 Kessler Blvd
    Monday – Friday, June 26 – August 18 (no meals July 3-7)
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • CVG Elem, 2644 30th Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – July 28
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am, Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Mint Valley Elem, 2745 38th Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – July 28
    Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45am Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Monticello Middle School, 1225 28th Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – July 28
    Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
  • Archie Anderson Park, Between 21st and 22nd Ave
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – Aug 18
    Lunch 12:00 – 12:30pm, Snack 3:00 – 3:15pm
  • Longview Teen Center, 2121 Kessler Blvd
    Monday – Friday, July 10 – Aug 18
    Snack 3:00 – 3:30

Office opens in fall: August 15, 2017

First day of school: September 5, 2017

2017-08-22T15:18:31+00:00 June 26th, 2017|