School Newsletters


“Summer slide” is the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. A review of 39 studies indicated that achievement test scores decline over summer vacation. The results of the 13 most recent studies were combined and indicated that the summer loss was equivalent to about one month  of learning.

Addressing the Summer Slide:

• Access to books is critical. The public library is an excellent free resource for families to have access to books of a wide range of interests and reading levels, as well as librarians to guide children and families in selecting great books.

• Reading just 4 to 6 books over the summer has the potential to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall, so even small steps are very beneficial.

• When children select reading materials themselves and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement, including better reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development.

• Parents, caregivers, and other adults can help stem summer slide by reading themselves, children that see adults in their lives reading often tend to read more themselves.

The last day of school is Friday, June 18th. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 am.


Play day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th. Due to social distancing guidelines, students will participate in small groups for one hour. Several of the activities will have water. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. A second change of clothes is recommended.

Summer School:
Summer school will start Monday, June 28th and end Friday, July 22nd. Classes will start at 8:30 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. Summer school for Grades Pre-K-4 will be at Whitstran Elementary School and grades 5-8 will occur at the Housel Middle School. The bus garage will contact you with student pick up and drop off information.

As a district we have opted to extend the students checkout of Chromebooks and hotspots through the summer.  It is our hope that students can, and will, use their Chromebooks for summer school and other educational activities.

All students not returning in the Fall, will need to check their Chromebooks and hotspots back in on June 16th at Prosser High School

• All families that do not wish to keep their Chromebooks over the summer are welcome to check their Chromebooks and hotspots in on June 18th at HMS from 12pm to 4pm.

• Students that are keeping their Chromebooks over the summer need to attend a “recheck out” day in August. 

• The technology department works all summer.  If you have any issues with your device(s) feel free to reach out to them at 

The parent involvement plan for the 2021-2022 school year will be emailed to parents on Thursday, June 17th. Please review the plan and send any comments to

Kindergarten and New Student Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is now OPEN!* To register your Kindergarten student or New Student please visit the Enrollment Information page listed under the "Our District" tab on the main menu of our district home webpage. If you have questions or need help please email our registration help desk at

Mark Your Calendar:
June16: Play Day
June 18: Last Day of School
June 18: End of 3rd Trimester