August 20, 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
The teachers and support staff at Jenkins Jr./Sr. High School would like to welcome you back to school this fall. We know that our Distance Learning 2.0 Plan will be challenging for students and parents but we are dedicated to creating engaging learning activities that will make your year special and that will allow you to advance your educational goals and dreams. Please don’t give up on our school. We love educating students, we love our content areas and we desire the best overall education for our students that we can provide. Together we as a community can make this work. If you have feedback or needs, my door is always open, and you can always reach me by phone or text at 509-936-5615.
The district hired some great new staff this spring to join our 7-12 team. First year teacher, Paige Campbell was hired as a one-year leave replacement in music and social studies for Mr. Trudeau who is out on a leave of absence for military service. The staff and students will miss him greatly. Jenkins will also have a student teacher, Kylie Comer, from Eastern Washington University, working with Maddie Kernan in junior high English. Last, Sarah Gregory was hired as an elementary special education teacher and district special education director. Sarah will be working with many of our Jenkins families. Sarah transitions to our district from neighboring Colville. One key to building successful schools is hiring and retaining the most effective and professional teachers on the market. I believe that we once again hired the best of the best this year!
Parent support and community involvement is an important part of school climate and student success. I strongly encourage you to be involved in your student’s education as we start this year. Ask questions, seek information, call my office for support when needed, come into the school and express your educational concerns. You’ll be greeted with a smile.
This is going to be a great year for you as a student as you set goals to reach your dreams. Success is a choice usually earned through hard work and perseverance and guided by adults who care about you as an individual. Don’t let excuses get in the way of your educational opportunities and goals. Persevere. Be strong and courageous.
I am looking forward to the new school year and the challenges we’ll face. I will not let Covid-19 win.
Shawn Anderson, Principal