Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Phone: 509.394.2352

Summer Meal Program - Grab and Go! 

Our meal program will run concurrently with summer school - June 29 - July 31 from 9:30- 11:00 All students under the age of 18 are eligible regardless of residency or school enrollment at Touchet.

The Touchet School District will not be offering a Grab and Go tomorrow, Friday, July 3, 2020.  We will resume Grab and Go meals on Monday, July 6, from 9:30-11:00.

El Distrito Escolar de Touchet no ofrecerá un Grab and Go mañana, viernes 3 de julio de 2020. Reanudaremos las comidas Grab and Go el lunes 6 de julio, de 9: 30-11: 00.


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Parent Survey

In the coming week we are inviting parents to complete a short survey to let us know how we are doing so far, and how we can improve.

Parent/Guardian Survey


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Touchet is nestled along Highway 12 in southeast Washington. Only 17 miles west of Walla Walla and just 30 minutes away from the Tri-cities. Touchet (Too-she) is a rural farming community. Farmers raise alfalfa seed, wheat, hay, and Walla Walla sweet onions. Florida Power and Light has a business office in Touchet, where they manage one of the largest wind farms in the west. 

2015.TouchetSchool1 The Touchet School District has long been recognized as a leader in state school reform efforts and for its delivery of dynamic instruction in basic skills. The Touchet School District serves approximately 200 students with outstanding academic, vocational, cultural, and athletic opportunities. The Touchet School is the heart of our community. Many partnerships between businesses, parents, and staff provide challenging and enriching learning experiences for all Touchet students. Both new and longtime residents of the Touchet community enjoy the benefits of a financially and academically sound school district.

Additionally, Touchet has a long history as a district with a progressive curriculum - a blend of common-sense skills instruction and creative strategies that promote higher-level thinking and reasoning. Teachers in the district participate in a wide range of training options, with many workshops and classes taught on site. The district's instructional programs and staff have received recognition and awards over the years, attesting to the hard work of its professional staff. Together, Touchet educators, parents, students, and community members have created a vision that promotes lifelong learning and educational innovation.


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District/Secondary
90 Champion Street 
P.O. Box 135 
Touchet, WA 99360 
Phone 509.394.2352
Fax 509.394.2952

Elementary
Phone 509.394.2922
Fax 509.394.2924

Superintendent Message

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As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, we want to again thank you for your support and partnership in providing continuous distance learning for students and provide you with an update on our reopening planning for fall 2020. 

On June 11, we shared the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s “Reopening Washington Schools 2020 District Planning Guide.” Our goal is to develop a fall reopening plan for students to return to face-to-face instruction. We have been and will continue to work throughout the next several weeks to address all aspects of the reopening plan.

Committees of administrators and staff are convening to assess needs and develop plans that address health and safety, teaching and learning, social-emotional learning, and facilities aspects of our reopening plan. We will be continuing to periodically update families and seek your input on our reopening plans throughout the summer.

Based on conversations we’ve had with parents, we feel it is important to highlight two of the specific mandates from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), which districts and schools are required to follow as a condition of their reopening plan. 

One of the DOH mandates for reopening includes the requirement that “all students, staff, volunteers and guests must wear cloth face coverings in K-12 settings.” We heard from many of you about your level of concern with the face covering requirement. We appreciate knowing that this mandate is a concern for families.

Please understand that the district and Board do not have the authority to modify this requirement. This requirement is from the Washington State DOH, and therefore any modification of the requirement would need to come from them. 

Another DOH mandate for reopening is to “maintain a minimum six-foot separation between all employees, students and others to the maximum extent feasible.” Districts are being directed to plan for 36 square feet of classroom seating space per student. We are in the process of assessing our classroom and school spaces to determine how we will be able to meet this distancing requirement. 

Please know that we are doing our very best to plan with the goal of resuming face-to-face instruction in the fall, knowing that we must meet the requirements of the Department of Health.

We miss our students, and we are committed to doing everything within our power to reopen schools and resume face-to-face instruction in the fall. We plan to update families on our progress in mid-July. 

We wish you and your family a happy, safe, and restful summer!

Mr. Elizondo
Superintendent, Touchet School District

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