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Starting this coming school year (2019/20), we will be reverting back to the practice of having required sport parent meetings before each sport season. These required meetings will occur before each sport season begins and will be tied into the eligibility of the athlete.
There will be two opportunities to attend a Fall Sports Parent meeting in August. The 1st meeting will be August 20th at 6 pm in the High School Cafeteria, with a 2nd meeting August 26th at 7:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria.
An athlete will be ineligible for practice until a parent/guardian or an adult family member attends one of these two meetings with their athlete. Both a parent/guardian or an adult family member and the athlete need to attend as there are forms that require both parent and athlete signatures. If a parent/guardian or an adult family member doesn't attend a meeting, the athlete will be ineligible for the first contest of their respected sport.
This meeting will cover new and current expectations for parents and athletes, a short meeting with individual sport coaches and an opportunity to register your athlete via online.
This year we are moving away from paper athlete registration and will be utilizing our new online option via our InTouch System (where you purchase items at the schools online already). Instructions, assistance and multiple computers will be available these two nights to register your athlete online. The option will be open on Aug. 1st for parents to register their athlete online via InTouch, but even if an athlete is registered before the parent meeting nights, a parent/guardian or family member still needs to attend one of the two parent meetings with their athlete.

For an athlete to be eligible at NVHS the following items must be completed (these items can all be completed via the new online registration process)-:
1. Current ASB Card ($35.00)
2. Current physical (within the last 12 months)
3. Athletic Contract signed by both parent/guardian and athlete
4. Proof of insurance or plan to purchase school accident insurance plan.
5. A complete emergency procedures form
6. All fines paid
7. Concussion and head injury form completed
8. Passing all classes from the designated previous grading period.

Any questions please contact High School Athletic Director-
Ty Kime

McKinney-Vento (Homeless Services)

10 months ago

The Naches School District McKinney-Vento program is designed to assist homeless and at-risk students and their families within the Naches School District. The program strives to ensure that students experiencing homelessness are able to enroll as quickly as possible, and that they have the same access to educational opportunities as non-homeless students.


If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Richard Rouleau 509-653-1601 or Lori Gylling 509-653-1813.

The McKinney-Vento Act  
The Secretary issues guidelines for States related to requirements under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These guidelines address ways in which a State may (1) assist local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement the provisions related to homeless children and youths amended by the ESSA and (2) review and revise policies and procedures that may present barriers to the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youths in school.

  Homeless Definition

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act defines homelessness as the following living situations:

  • Shelter, vehicle, campground, tent, etc.
  • Street, 24-hour restaurants, bus stations, etc.
  • Motel
  • Displaced due to natural disaster (hurricane, flood, earthquake, etc.)
  •  Abandoned building, trailer, tent, etc.
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives due to inability to pay for any affordable     housing
  •  “Couch surfing”
  • “Bounced around” from family member to family member, or one household to another
  • Unaccompanied youth living on their own

The McKinney-Vento Liaison or designee will determine whether a student qualifies for McKinney-Vento supports based on responses to the NVSD Student Housing Questionnaire.

 Rights of Students who are Identified as Homeless

  • Once identified as homeless, as per McKinney-Vento, you have the right to register your child (student) at school even if you do not have full documentation (such as immunization records, utility bill, birth certificate, etc.,) available at the time of enrollment.
  • Once registered, your child can begin attending school within 1 or 2 days.
  • If deemed in the best educational interests of the child, the student(s) have the right to stay in the same school for the remainder of the school year, even if you move.
  • Depending on the individual circumstances, your student(s) will be provided with transportation to and from with school buses, city bus passes, or gas vouchers.
  •  Your student(s) are entitled to free lunch and breakfast without the need to fill out the form.
  •  Your student must not be isolated or stigmatized.
  •  The above services continue until the end of the school year in which homelessness ends for that family.
  •  Each school district must have a McKinney-Vento liaison. (Please see contact information at the top of the web page.)