At Sumas Elementary we are committed to helping all students reach their full academic potential by providing high quality curriculum and instruction in a safe and supportive learning environment. We are committed to ensuring the success of all our students. Included in this report is information for our community of our improvement efforts to provide our students with a quality education that will enable them to be successful in the twenty – first century.
We appreciate the continued support of our parents and community as we partner to provide the very best educational opportunities for all our students. We are very proud or our school and our students and we are dedicated to excellence. Sumas has a family feel to it that is supported by our caring community. We work as a team to support each of our students learning needs.
We believe early intervention makes a difference. We provide a Head Start Preschool on site as well as a developmental preschool program. This summer we offered a jump start to incoming Kindergartners not yet experiencing preschool. All incoming Kindergartners and their families are invited to a Ready for K intro which gives families a great experience into the day in a life of a student at Sumas Elementary. We are reaching out to families to create a connection between home and school all along their child's learning experience.
The focus at Sumas Elementary is on the whole child. We value using best practices in instruction and use our learning time as a staff honing these skills. We have quality teachers that are passionate about meeting students where they are academically and helping them show growth. All the while, students are learning how to communicate, problem-solve and self-regulate their emotions while working with others. This takes practice and support. Staff continue to develop their skills and strategies to help each child be college, career, and citizenship ready.
Each November we hold student involved conferences, where the student, teacher and parent meet to share progress and set goals for the year. We encourage communication between the home and school, reinforcing to the student that we are working together to provide the very best education.
We serve a wonderfully diverse student population which enhances the quality of education available for everyone. Our student attendance for 2017/2018 was about 94%, and we averaged about 18 students per class. Please click here to view the most current demographic data provided by the Office of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Sumas Elementary school is home to preschool through grade 5 students, approximately 290 students. Our small school continues to grow and as a result we now have 5 portables which contain 7 classrooms in addition to our main building.
2017-2018 School Improvement Accomplishments
2017-2018 School Improvement Activities
The staff of Sumas Elementary are fully committed to continuous professional development and providing research based instructional practices for all students. We commit to...
Opportunities for Parents and Community
We believe that for students to learn and develop their potential, it is essential that families and schools enter into an ongoing partnership. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in a variety of ways and activities.
We welcome all parents to our Parent Teacher Organization. We will help you find an activity or venue that you would like to support or be involved in that matches your time constraints. We appreciate support in any way you can share it.
Parents are invited to attend regular Coffee with the Principal meetings to learn about curriculum, school news and information and new programs. This is a casual forum for parents to bring questions, concerns or ideas to the attention of the principal. Parents are also encouraged to communicate with teachers and to actively participate in their child’s learning.
Volunteers are welcome! There are many ways you can volunteer. We will help you find an avenue that works best for you. Please pick up a volunteer packet with Mrs. Dewaard at the main office.
2017 - 2018 Building Budget Expenditures
Certificated Staff Salaries 7%
Classified Staff salaries 4%
Capital Purchases 0%
Sumas Elementary School OSPI Report Card