Students will be dismissed at 12:55 on all Early Dismissal days starting Wednesday, October 19, 2016 for the rest of the school year.
RUMOR ALERT: CLOWN THREAT
An internet/social media rumor that started in August in South Carolina has made its way into Clark County. The rumor is that people dressed as clowns will be coming to local schools to do harm to students. Similar stories have been reported in across the country, and now in the Pacific Northwest. These are all the result of people reposting or sharing previous posts, and/or specifically creating false social media profiles in order to post copy-cat messages to scare people. Four teenagers in New Jersey have recently been arrested in conjunction with purposefully posting clown threats to create fear.
Police in various jurisdictions around the country, as well as here in Vancouver and Clark County, have been unable to confirm “clown sightings” or legitimate threats to any schools. If you come across posts such as these, or hear people saying the threats are meant for one or more of our schools in Evergreen, please do not be alarmed as they are most likely not truthful. If we become aware of any specific threats for which there are facts or evidence to support them, we will alert you right away.
Our school security teams, as well as Vancouver Police and Clark County Sheriff School Resource Officers, and similar teams in our neighboring school districts, are coordinating and sharing information. You can help by not sharing these rumors, providing the facts if you hear people talking about rumors, and easing fears of students who may be concerned about the threats.
Save the date and join us for a visit of Evergreen Public Schools! Tours include visits to a middle school, elementary school, high school and one program at Cascadia Tech Academy (formerly known as the Clark County Skills Center).
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, students and families in Evergreen Public Schools won't be spending time and money assembling elementary school supplies, while middle and high school students will not have to pay most sports, performing arts and class fees.