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Welcome to Shuksan Middle School!   


This Welcome Newsletter has videos and information to introduce the staff and provide you with information for incoming 6th grade families.


We also want to publish some of the Questions that incoming families have asked:


Q:  We missed Family Night on May 25.  Is there a recording of it?

A:  Yes!  You can find it here.


Q:  What are the dates for new student orientation?

A:  August 25 (Gr 7 and Gr 8) and August 26 (Gr 6).  Times TBD.


Q: When can we take a tour of Shuksan?
A: If your elementary school does not have a scheduled tour, please reach out to Jennifer Cowan (Counselor).  Email.  She can schedule tours for you and your student.


Q:  Where can I get information about Athletics & Activities?

A:  Go here!


Q:  Can my student participate in Shuksan Summer Reading?

A:  Yes!  We would love for each Shuksan student to “Finish 5!” this summer.  Go here for more info.  A great way to kick off Summer Reading is by joining the Bike to Books event at 2pm on June 21 (link).


Q:  Can 6th grade students take Spanish?

A:  Yes, those students not taking Band or Orchestra are eligible for a Spanish class.  It is a class that rotates at the semester.  More questions?  Email our counselor, Jennifer Cowan, for more details.


Q: What will happen during COVID-19? and how will you let us know about any changes? 

A: The school district will make the decisions about what school looks like in September 2021.  They will announce those decisions to families via email, phone calls and social media. The Shuksan team will also communicate with families. If you have questions, the best people to email after August 1, 2021, are our principals.


Q:  What is AVID and who can join?

A: We are proud of our AVID students.  You can read about AVID here and direct AVID questions to Beth Insera (our AVID coordinator).


Q:  What support services do you offer students?

A:  Please find information about support services here.


We look forward to meeting you soon.
If you have any questions, we invite you to contact:

Matt Whitten, Principal:

Alli Chryst, Assistant Principal:

Peggy Foster, Admin. Assistant to the Principal:

Cat Roosma, Registrar and Counseling Admin. Assistant:

Coco Besson, School Counselor:

Jennifer Cowan, School Counselor: