Toutle Lake School District sits on the western side of Mt. St. Helens and encompasses beautiful Silver Lake. We believe that families are one of the most important keys to students' success. Our new website contains information to help navigate the important details that are key to our partnership.
We will create a safe and engaging environment where everyone belongs and is encouraged, supported and challenged to be their best.
Toutle Lake School District will prepare our students to become empowered and successful, inspiring them to be life-long learners with endless possibilities.
Superintendent’s Message -
Welcome to our new website. It has been a very busy year so far, but it has been so worth every minute to have all of our students and staff back together. We have embarked on a journey to create a new mission, vision and goals for student learning. We are continuing to look at the goals for student learning and what we need to accomplish and how to monitor those goals as we move throughout the school year. Our goals will eventually turn into school improvement plans and a district strategic plan.
We have completed a safety audit with many recommendations to improve the safety of our campus. The first change we made was to have our buildings re-keyed. There were many undocumented keys out in the community which posed a safety risk with access to our schools. We have also implemented new emergency response plans and procedures for all possible emergencies that could occur and we have started doing the required monthly drills for practice and teaching students how to respond if an actual emergency did occur.
Many new professional learning opportunities have been provided to staff with three full days of training offered so far, as well as additional once a month extended hours on Wednesday for staff learning. Staff are now implementing professional learning communities with their early release Wednesdays and we will continue to provide support to make this time as effective as possible to support teachers to improve classroom instruction and identify interventions to strengthen student learning opportunities.
We still have a lot of work to do but it is the right work. By giving our staff the tools to be more effective in the classroom we hope to give more students opportunities for success. Thank you for being partners in our work. As we work together to improve communication we welcome any suggestions that you have. Please feel free to drop us an email, phone call, or come in to visit.