Announcements

WELCOME TO THE NEW 2015-16 MARCUS WHITMAN ELEMENTARY

Marcus Whitman Elementary is located at our temporary site for the 2015-16 school year while construction of the new Marcus Whitman Elementary building is completed.  Our temporary address is 518 Catskill Street, Richland, WA  99354 (the old Sacajawea Elementary site).  Our phone number remains 509-967-6300.

Our new start and end times for the 2015-16 school year will be from 9:15 am to 3:45 pm.

Important Dates:

First Day of School - Tuesday, Sept. 1 (Grades 1st - 5th)

Marcus Whitman Open House - Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6:00 pm

First Day for Kinders - Thursday, Sept. 3

Full Day Kindergarten - We are very excited to offer Full Day Kindergarten to all students this year!  Kindergarteners will attend 9:15 am - 3:45 pm and will be eating lunch at school each day.  The first two days of the school year for kindergarten will be family connection conference days (times will be scheduled and communicated via letter).  The first day kinder students will attend is Thursday, Sept. 3.

Bus and Transportation Information - A letter will be mailed out to each family with child specific bus information during the week of August 17 - 21.  If you have transportation questions, please feel free to call the transportation department at 509-967-6152.  For the most up-to-date transportation schedules go to http://www.rsd.edu/info/bus-routes.html click on Marcus Whitman.

End of the Day Bus Policy for 2015-16 - All Marcus Whitman students will be riding the bus home each day unless a parent is physically "on site" to pick them up.  We strongly encourage all students to ride the bus and not be picked up because of traffic congestion on the Sacajawea-Marcus campus.

Public School Choice Information See forms below