Messages to Families

  • SBLSD News: 5/26/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 5/26/2022

    In this issue:

    • SHS Senior Showcase honors 11 students
    • Gratitude Lockers spread positivity
    • Hundreds gather for mental health awareness event
    • Sumner Rotary awards BLHS, SHS seniors with scholarships
    • Student artwork to be featured in city of Bonney Lake calendar
    • Signing Days celebrate pathways after graduation
    • Pierce County Skills Center students of the month
    • Superintendent Message: Texas school tragedy, resources
    • No school Memorial Day, May 30
    • School board seeks public input for redrawing director districts
    • No vaccine required for volunteers at outside activities
    • Sunset Chev Stadium to temporarily close for Upgrades
    • School Board meeting: June 8
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  • Superintendent Message: Texas school tragedy; my pledge for continued safety, security

    Posted by SBLSD on 5/24/2022

    My heart breaks deeply for those affected by today’s school tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. From New York to Texas and points throughout our nation, senseless mass shootings or acts of violence of any kind are absolutely unacceptable, which intensifies my pledge to continue doing everything possible to keep our students and staff safe. 

    We will never become numb to these incidents nor to the ripple effects felt here in our Sumner-Bonney Lake community. Families trust us daily to provide a safe learning environment for their precious children, a responsibility we don’t take lightly. The Bonney Lake and Sumner police departments will provide increased presence at schools this week.

    Please know, we will not waiver in our steadfast commitment to the security of our buildings and the safety of our students and staff — every day, not only when tragedy strikes elsewhere. Here are some of the District’s ongoing safety and security measures:

    • Emergency Drills: Every month all schools perform emergency drills, which include fire/evacuation, lockdown, earthquake, shelter-in-place and safety-related.
    • Secure electronic entry systems: Most schools have either a safety vestibule or secure electronic entry systems into classroom areas. Schools in construction (Sumner HS and Mountain View MS) will incorporate these features.  
    • Locking Classroom Doors: Staff have the ability to lock their classroom door.
    • School Resource Officers: School Resource Officers monitor all of our schools located within Sumner and Bonney Lake city limits. For schools located outside city limits, the District is in discussion with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and is researching opportunities to have SROs at those schools in the future.
    • Campus Safety Officers: Campus safety officers at middle and high schools.
    • Security Cameras: Security cameras are installed at all of our schools.
    • Partnerships: Partnerships with law enforcement and emergency management agencies include safety meetings, coordination of emergency drills, staging, risk assessments and staff trainings. School Board policies on Relationships with Law Enforcement and Other Government Agencies (4310) and School Safety and Security Services Program (4311).
    • Training and Preparedness: District staff is trained on effective school emergency management and regularly drill as an Emergency Operations Center re-enacting a wide range of possible threats and hazards that may impact a school. Safety and security staff receive a number of trainings with local law enforcement and local jurisdictions to enhance our ability to respond quickly and effectively when there is a threat to student safety.

    We all share the responsibility of creating safe learning environments so students can achieve their highest potential. Here’s how you can help:

    • Report any potential threats. If your child sees something that may be a threat at school or online, please report it to your school principal, a trusted adult or law enforcement. You may also use our anonymous Report It system via phone, text, email or web.
    • Make sure your school has up-to-date contact information on file in case we need to notify you about an emergency situation. The Family Communication Protocol lets families know how and when they will be informed about a schoolwide emergency situation.

    We’re thankful for our vigilant staff, secure facilities and strong partnerships with law enforcement agencies to help maintain safe schools.

    Sincerely,
    Laurie Dent, Ph.D.
    Superintendent

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  • SBLSD News: 5/19/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 5/19/2022

    In this Issue:

    • BLHS Senior Showcase
    • Counselor on taking care of your mental health
    • Watch: New lahar drill video
    • Sunset Chev Stadium to temporarily close for upgrades
    • Sign up for summer recreation activities
    • Summer VIBE program open for students
    • Learn how to prepare children for kindergarten
    • School board meeting highlights
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  • SBLSD News: 5/12/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 5/12/2022

    In this issue:

    • New Core Plus Aerospace at SHS
    • BLHS Culinary Arts team takes 8th place at Nationals
    • Mental Health Awareness: Elhi Hill grad shares her story
    • Mental Health Awareness Event, May 23
    • SHS band, color guard and drill perform at parade in Wenatchee
    • Events for incoming 6th grade students, families
    • Panther 5K benefits BLHS students
    • School Board: Study Session highlights, upcoming meeting
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  • SBLSD News: 5/5/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 5/5/2022

    In this Issue:

    • Staff Appreciation Week at SBLSD!
    • Partnership, planning pays off in lahar drill
    • BLHS senior sings her way to first place at state
    • Mental Health Awareness Month & Event
    • Upcoming Recreation Department fun runs
    • May menus
    • Parent event: Understanding your highly capable student
    • May school board study session, meeting
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  • SBLSD News: 4/28/22

    Posted by SBSLSD on 4/28/2022

    In this Issue:

    • Lahar Drill: Valley schools evacuate, hill schools shelter in place
    • Panther Robotics score top 7 percent at world competition
    • Administrative Professionals Day 2022
    • SHS, BLHS take home awards from Spring Fair
    • May meal menus
    • Parent event: Understanding your highly capable student
    • It's not too late! College is still possible
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  • SBLSD News: 4/21/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 4/21/2022

    In this Issue:

    • Bonney Lake Elementary celebrates first-ever Growth Parade
    • Parent volunteers: Thank you for your support
    • SHS students earn National Certificate for Wildland Firefighting
    • Panther Robotics competing in Worlds championship; watch live
    • TNT highlights BLHS softball team’s undefeated league games
    • Bus safety tips during pickup and dropoff
    • School Board April 20 meeting highlights, recording
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  • SBLSD News 4/14/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 4/14/2022

    In this issue:

    • DEE's world record cereal domino for food bank
    • SHS, BLHS celebrate signing day for student athletes
    • SHS Spartans baseball tnt highlight
    • BLHS student selected for state art competition
    • SHS's Sather receives state award
    • Daffodil Parade photo roundup
    • State requires updates to student records for ethnicity, race
    • COVID vaccine not required for students next fall
    • Regional lahar exercise April 29
    • Register for kindergarten
    • Last day of school
    • Upcoming school board meetings
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  • SBLSD News: 4/7/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 4/7/2022

    In this Issue:

    • Benefit Night recap
    • Official last day of school
    • Daffodil Parade this weekend
    • BLHS drill team takes home state title
    • BLHS culinary arts earns first place at state
    • Panther Robotics hosts district competition
    • BLHS musical dates
    • Car show fundraiser returns
    • Park naming essay contest
    • April school board meetings
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  • SBLSD News: 3/24/22

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/24/2022

    In this Issue:

    • Regional lahar exercise April 29
    • Music in Our Schools Month
    • BLHS, SHS FCCLA qualify for nationals
    • Construction projects update
    • BLHS Drill Team to compete at state this weekend
    • Trade Day at SHS, BLHS
    • Spring Break reminder
    • Honors for high school girls basketball
    • School board meeting highlights
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