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Spring 2024 State Testing Information

Concrete School District students will begin required state testing in February.

The state requires students in grades 3-8 and 10 to take the Smarter Balanced (SBA) or the Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) tests in math and English Language Arts (ELA). Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS).

These assessments provide an accurate and objective evaluation of a student’s progress and development toward college and career readiness benchmarks. They encourage critical thinking and problem-solving, essential skills for success in any future endeavor. Moreover, the test scores furnish educators and districts with valuable information that can be used to enhance the quality of education and improve the learning outcomes of our students. 

Multilingual learners in Washington state are screened and tested annually using WIDA assessments

The SBA in math and ELA can be used to meet the graduation pathway requirement if a student scores a Level 3 or Level 4. 

Spring 2024 State Testing Timeline:
Concrete Elementary School

  • WIDA Access: February 18 – March 31
  • WA-AIM:  March 1 – May 3
  • Science (WCAS): April 29 – May 3
    Math (SBA): May 6 – 17
  • ELA (SBA): April 15 – 26
  • Tests Makeup days: May 19 – 24 

Reminders for Testing Day

  • Get adequate sleep the night before testing
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast on the morning of testing
  • Come to school with a charged Chromebook (Middle School and High School)
  • The district provides earbuds, but students can use their wired headphones (wireless headphones will not work)

If you would like to opt your student out of state testing, please contact the school office.

CSD SPECIAL ELECTION FINAL RESULTS

I am pleased to announce that both Levies passed successfully in the Concrete School District Special Election. Thank you for your dedication to the education and well-being of our students, and for investing in our schools to create a brighter future for them.

The Replacement Levy for Expiring Educational Programs & Operations Levy passed with 56.57% YES votes.

The Capital Levy for Safety, Security and Accessibility Improvements passed with 53.21% YES votes.

Please note that levy measures require a "Yes" vote of at least 50%, and levy tax collections will commence in January 2025.

Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote and for your continued support of our community.

Carrie Crickmore
Interim Superintendent

• Elementary School Announcements •

TK and Kindergarten Interest Survey for 2024-25

Calling all 4 and 5 Year Olds In an effort to better predict and budget for TK and Kindergarten in the 2024-25 school year, please complete the attached survey if: You live in the Concrete School District You have a son/daughter that will be 4 years old by August 31,...

Mission

At Concrete Elementary we challenge students to reach their full potential by focusing on increased student achievement and maintaining high standards in academics and citizenship.

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Spring 2024 State Testing Information

Concrete School District students will begin required state testing in February.

The state requires students in grades 3-8 and 10 to take the Smarter Balanced (SBA) or the Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) tests in math and English Language Arts (ELA). Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS).

These assessments provide an accurate and objective evaluation of a student’s progress and development toward college and career readiness benchmarks. They encourage critical thinking and problem-solving, essential skills for success in any future endeavor. Moreover, the test scores furnish educators and districts with valuable information that can be used to enhance the quality of education and improve the learning outcomes of our students. 

Multilingual learners in Washington state are screened and tested annually using WIDA assessments

The SBA in math and ELA can be used to meet the graduation pathway requirement if a student scores a Level 3 or Level 4. 

Spring 2024 State Testing Timeline:
Concrete Elementary School

  • WIDA Access: February 18 – March 31
  • WA-AIM:  March 1 – May 3
  • Science (WCAS): April 29 – May 3
    Math (SBA): May 6 – 17
  • ELA (SBA): April 15 – 26
  • Tests Makeup days: May 19 – 24 

Reminders for Testing Day

  • Get adequate sleep the night before testing
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast on the morning of testing
  • Come to school with a charged Chromebook (Middle School and High School)
  • The district provides earbuds, but students can use their wired headphones (wireless headphones will not work)

If you would like to opt your student out of state testing, please contact the school office.

CSD SPECIAL ELECTION FINAL RESULTS

I am pleased to announce that both Levies passed successfully in the Concrete School District Special Election. Thank you for your dedication to the education and well-being of our students, and for investing in our schools to create a brighter future for them.

The Replacement Levy for Expiring Educational Programs & Operations Levy passed with 56.57% YES votes.

The Capital Levy for Safety, Security and Accessibility Improvements passed with 53.21% YES votes.

Please note that levy measures require a "Yes" vote of at least 50%, and levy tax collections will commence in January 2025.

Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote and for your continued support of our community.

Carrie Crickmore
Interim Superintendent

2016 Washington Achievement Award Winner

• Elementary School Announcements •

February 28th 2024 – Suspicious Report

Suspicious Report

Dear Concrete Families:

We are informing you that Concrete High School and Concrete Elementary entered into a temporary SECURE status this afternoon.

At approximately 2:20pm this afternoon, we put our schools on a SECURE status. Law enforcement had received a tip that there may have been a weapon on the high school campus. The buildings were locked and a student was questioned. No weapon was found and there was never any threat to students or staff. Students were safe during the entirety of this incident.

As a reminder, SECURE means that students will maintain normal activity inside the school buildings. The exterior doors are locked with no entry/exit allowed. Schools operate as usual with exception of recesses being held indoors. The Concrete School District is fully committed to the safety of our students. The district has protocols in place for such emergency situations that provide a coordinated and common-sense approach to working through emergencies that we may encounter. Staff members across the district are familiar with these procedures.

In addition, students and staff regularly participate in emergency preparedness drills which provide all participants with an understanding of responses to various crisis situations. We regard our students’ safety as our top priority.

Respectfully,

Kristen Fairbank, Interim Concrete High School Principal

https://www.smore.com/n/4n506-standard-response-protocol

TK and Kindergarten Interest Survey for 2024-25

Calling all 4 and 5 Year Olds

In an effort to better predict and budget for TK and Kindergarten in the 2024-25 school year, please complete the attached survey if:

  • You live in the Concrete School District
  • You have a son/daughter that will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024
  • You have a son/daughter that will be 5 years old by August 31, 2024
  • You currently have a son/daughter in the TK program at Concrete Elementary School

TK/Kindergarten Interest Survey 2024-25

School Board Superintendent Proposal

Dear members of the Concrete School District community,

We are writing to inform you that the Concrete School District Board of Directors is considering offering a 3-year Superintendent contract to Interim Superintendent Carrie Crickmore.

The Board discussed the rationale behind this proposal during the Board Work Session on January 22, 2024. If you would like to learn more about the proposal and access information about Ms. Crickmore’s credentials, please review the materials presented in the January 22, 2024, Board Work Session Agenda.

We welcome your questions, comments, or concerns regarding this matter. Please feel free to email one of the board members for further clarification. Your input and feedback on this matter are important, and we encourage you to stay informed about the future leadership of our school district.

The Board will vote on this proposal at the Thursday, January 25 Board Meeting. We appreciate your attention and continued support.

Thank you.

Board Members Contacts

Jessie Mattingly – District #1

jmattingly@concrete.k12.wa.us

Michael Brondi – District #2

mbrondi@concrete.k12.wa.us

Janet Culver – District #3

jculver@concrete.k12.wa.us

Laura Schmidt – At Large

lschmidt@concrete.k12.wa.us

Paul Rogge – At Large

progge@concrete.k12.wa.us

Elementary Office (K-6)

Phone: (360) 853-4110
Fax: (360) 853-4149

7838 S Superior Ave
Concrete, WA 98237

Regular Office Hours
Sept. – June: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Upcoming Events

Mar 4, 2024
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