ratio of devices to students in each class K-4 beginning in 2018


District Announcements


Survey - Search for a new Superintendent for our District

The Ellensburg School District #401, Board of Directors, Ellensburg, Washington, is soliciting input in the superintendent selection process. Numerous meetings have been scheduled with the consultants from McPherson & Jacobson L.L.C. to receive input. We realize not everyone's schedule allows attendance at one of those meetings. Please provide your input by answering the questions below.

English Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ellensburgschooldistrict401

Spanish Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ellensburgschooldistrict401spanish

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Wonder Project

What does kindness look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like?

Our district is partnering with Gallery One to showcase KINDNESS through expressive art projects, essays, poetry and displays submitted by our students and staff. Contribute as an individual, department, club or team! All projects will be displayed at the Kindness Fair on Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00 PM at Lincoln Elementary School. Select submissions from the Kindness Fair will be on display at Gallery One during the December First Friday Art Walk!

The Wonder Project is inspired by the book Wonder, which will be widely available throughout our schools.

Some great ideas for projects include:

  • Color, sketch, paint or create a photo collage of a kind act.
  • Write a poem or essay about how a kind act positively affected your day, your week, or your life.
  • Create an interactive project to inspire others to be kind.
  • Highlight a charitable organization that inspires you and showcase how our community members can get involved.

Pick up a copy of Wonder at your school's front office and GET INSPIRED to help our students practice and showcase KINDNESS in our community and beyond.

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Air Quality

The Ellensburg School District will be actively monitoring the air quality and regularly consulting with the Kittitas County Health Department. We will following their recommendations, which can be viewed below in entirety.

We are doing our best to keep doors and windows closed, and having recesses and physical education inside. Decisions about middle and high school athletics will be made by 2:00 PM each day and communicated via the district website and Facebook page.


Please let your student's school know if your child is ill or if they are at greater risk for respiratory distress due to the smoke. If your child has asthma and / or respiratory issues causing them to need inhalers, PLEASE be sure inhalers are brought to the nurses tomorrow along with medical authorization forms.

Masks are available for people who must go outside at the Kittitas County Public Health Department located at 507 N Nanum St # 102, CWU SURC, and the Ellensburg Senior Center.


Kittitas County Press Release
For Immediate Release
Air Quality Recommendations
Kittitas County, WA - 09/05/2017 - The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center has received and supports a recommendation from the Kittitas County Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson with respect to air quality. The EOC strongly encourages adherence by all residents and organizations, especially those involving youth activities, to the following recommendations.
Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) recommends outdoor activities be cancelled during times when air quality is "very unhealthy" or "hazardous". If possible, move the activity indoors or to a location with good or moderate air quality. This is especially important for people with asthma, respiratory infections, diabetes, lung or heart disease, or people who have had a stroke; and infants, children, older adults, and pregnant women.

Please continuously check current air quality conditions. Air monitoring can be seen on the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) air monitoring site: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/.

If you are unable to access this website, air quality information can also be accessed using the AirNow site at https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main or by using the visibility range graph attached.

When considering outdoor activities for children and youth, please use the Washington State Department of Health handout "Air Pollution and School Activities" found at http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/334-332.pdf and attached.

For all populations, please refer to the Washington State Department of Ecology handout "Washington Air Quality Advisory for Smoke and Other Fine Particle Air Pollution" found at https://fortress.wa.gov/.../publications/documents/0802022.pdf and attached.

When "very unhealthy" or "hazardous" air quality conditions exist, everyone should stay indoors as much as possible and only engage in light activities. Masks are available for people who must go outside at the Kittitas County Public Health Department, Putnum Centennial Center in Cle Elum, CWU SURC, and the Ellensburg Senior Center.

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School Board Announcements

The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM at City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926

The agenda can be viewed at:


The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session on Monday, September 25, 2017 beginning at 5:30 PM at Hal Holmes Center, 209 Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

The agenda can be viewed at:


Effective immediately, the School Board will be utilizing a cloud based technology called BoardDocs Pro in support of all School Board Meetings. This process will allow interested parties to review agenda items, board actions and meeting minutes.

The direct link to Ellensburg School District’s BoardDocs Pro portal is:


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