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New Special Services Director


Holly Patton


Chimacum School District is pleased to announce that we have selected Holly Patton as the new Special Services Director. Holly Patton has over 25 years of experience working as an educator and advocate, supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.

New CHS Dean of Students


Mark Gudger - Dean of Students


We are pleased to announce that the Chimacum School District has selected Mark Gudger as the new CHS Dean of Students.

Port Ludlow Welcome Event

A. Yaley & J. Michaels


Chimacum School District attends the Port Ludlow Neighborhood Welcome Event!

Visible Learning Conference


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Chimacum School District educators attend the June 2017 annual Visible Learning Conference.

Spring 2017 Newsletter


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Sports Physicals for CMS & CHS athletes in August.

New Elementary Principal


Jason Lynch


We are pleased to announce that the Chimacum School District has selected Jason Lynch as the new Elementary School Principal. 

SmileMobile Dental Clinic


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The SmileMobile dental clinic is coming to Chimacum July 24 - 28, 2017.

Camp Beausite - Hiring


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Now hiring seasonal positions!

New CHS Principal


Brian MacKenzie


Chimacum School District selects Brian MacKenzie as the new High School Principal.

Chimacum Community Celebration


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Campus Incident On 5/30/17

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UPDATE: 6/1/2017

The District wants the community to know that issues of safety and security are taken seriously.  On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, an incident took place on the Chimacum School District main campus....

Primary School Parent Meeting

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Special Parent Meeting
Primary School
Wednesday May 31st

5:00 PM


Choir Concert Rescheduled


The 5th - 8th grade choir concert has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 PM in the Chimacum Auditorium. Notices with additional information will be sent home with students.

School Delayed Due to Snow


December 9, 2016

  •  No preschool today
  • Primary School start time: 10:05 AM;  Dismissal Time: 2:35 PM
  • Elementary School start time: 9:50 AM;  Dismissal Time: 2:20 PM
  • Middle & High School start time: 9:45 AM; Dismissal Time: 2:20 PM

More information will be posted as conditions potentially change.

Please be safe.

School Start Time Delayed Due to Snow

December 9, 2016

School start time is delayed due to snow.  We will adhere to the  2016-2017 Chimacum Snow Routes list provided here. There is one bus run for all K-12 students and they will be transported together. Primary and Elementary students will dismiss early as well, please see schedule below.  Again all K-12 students will be transported to and from school on the same bus.

  • Primary School start time: 10:05 AM;  Dismissal Time: 2:35 PM
  • Elementary School start time: 9:50 AM;  Dismissal Time: 2:20 PM
  • Middle & High School start time: 9:45 AM; Dismissal Time: 2:20 PM

More information will be posted as conditions potentially change.

Please be safe.



The concert taking place tonight, 12/8/16 at 7:00 PM has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our number one priority is community safety! 

Veterans Day Assembly American Flag


Please join us in honoring Veterans Day. Families, Veterans and community members are welcome to attend!

Chimacum School District will be hosting several Veterans Day assemblies on Thursday, 11/10/2016.


Brand New Bikes!

Chimacum Elementary annouces READING and MATH contest during the month of November with a chance to win BRAND NEW BICYCLES AND HELMETS!!

Middle School Basketball Coach

Currently, we do not have coaches for Middle School boys basketball. The position has been open since July.  If you are interested or you know of someone who may be interested, please complete the online APPLICATION found under the Employment tab of our website.

Huntingford Humanities Lecture


Jefferson County Library presents the Huntingford Humanities Lecture with Daniel James Brown.  Please join for an evening with author Daniel James Brown as he discusses his #1 New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat.

Skyward Password Update

As of 10/24/2016 all parents, students and staff members will be asked to change their Skyward password the next time there is a log in attempt.  These changes apply to Skyward Family and Student Access as well.

District Visioning Update

On October 5th students, staff, and community members came together to review community input from the Spring 2016 District Visioning meeting.   A work session began and the COLLABORATION between all was INSPIRING.


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Author Kelly Milner Halls - The Wonders of Weird Kelly Milner Halls


Author Kelly Milner Halls will be joining us at Chimacum School District on October 14th.  Her nonfiction books for young readers on....

School Safety Forum Follow Up Safety Forum Panel


On 9/21/16, school safety partners and community members came together to view a compelling video, have a panel discussion with local first responders and talk about school safety.

7th grade outdoor education program

The 7th grade outdoor education program is a 6 day experience at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, working in conjunction with Centrum and Chimacum Middle School teachers. Through experiential learning...

Primary School - Student Artwork

Here is a sample of Ms. Moriarty's first graders art from last year! Her current 2nd graders and all the primary students are creating more beautiful artwork that is on display in the hallways now!  Enjoy!

CHS Band Plays at Chimacum Ferry Dedication


The Chimacum High School Band was invited to play at the dedication of the Ferry Chimacum. School Board members Kevin Miller and Mike Gould were present as well. The dedication took place on Wednesday, September 14th at 11:00 AM in Seattle.  Video included.

School Safety Community Forum
You Are Invited!
9/21/16 at 6:00 PM

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For the last several months officials in the Chimacum School District and local law enforcement have been coordinating their efforts to plan for cases of school emergencies.  We know schools across the country face similar challenges.  We will explore roles and responsibilities, parent reunification, threat assessment, and safety concerns which could take place in the district. 
Chimacum Fights for Full Funding of Education

CSD Special Services Department Kick Off Workshop


Staff members of the Chimacum School District’s Special Services department recently gathered together for a full day, “kick off to the new school year” workshop.


Annual Visible Learning Conference


This summer Christie Johnson, Mitch Brennan, Mark Barga and Kerry O’Connell attended the Annual Visible Learning Conference along with educators from all over the United States, Australia, and Canada.

Differentiation and the Learning Brain

On August 24th, Chimacum Creek Primary and Chimacum Elementary School teachers and staff participated in Differentiation and the Learning Brain with Kathleen Kryza.

Pi Application

Registering for the Pi Program

The High School Pi program is currently full, but families are encouraged to get on the waiting list as things change quickly.  There is room in Elementary and Middle School Pi programs.  Please pick up an application at Chimacum Middle School.  Office phone 302-5944

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Training

Safe Routes to Schools Grant August 2016. Chimacum teachers at Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Training at Spanaway Middle School with Feet First and Cascade Bike Club.

K-5 Math Curriculum Preview




The Elementary Math Curriculum Committee is recommending for adoption an elementary math program called Bridges in Mathematics. The district is seeking public comment for the period of April 26 to May 5.

CSD Community Forum


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Please join us in the Chimacum School District Auditorium on May 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

Chimacum WE ACT Club


We Day Photo

The We Act club sponsors local and global citizenship through fundraising activities and involvement.  On April 21, 2017 the Chimacum We Act Club was a featured guest.

This video is a must see!

Inclement Weather Details


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Weather reports are forecasting the possibility of snow on Monday morning.  For this reason, we want to share what to expect regarding communications and schedule changes should there be a delay or cancellation of school due to inclement weather.

Replacement M&O Levy 2017



ThoughtExchange: We want to hear from you!

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For the past several months our district has been reaching out to you—our valuable patrons—to see how we can better engage you in the educational process.  We want to thank so many of you who have commented on how we are doing and for partnering with us as we vision for a better future. This third exchange is our next step in getting your opinions on how we are doing. 

Results Are In!


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As you are aware, our school community recently took part in an online learning process. We’ve reviewed your thoughts and priorities and now want to share the results with you.

Brian MacKenzie - New CHS Assistant Principal


Brian MacKenzie grew up in Federal Way and Enumclaw. A third-generation UW graduate and educator, he taught secondary history, math, English, German and Spanish for 14 years in the Mississippi Delta......

School Board Resignation - Cammy Brown CSD Logo


Dear Chimacum Community:

On October 26th the Chimacum School Board accepted the resignation of board member Cammy Brown. We thank Cammy for her exemplary service on the board.  If you live in District 2......

Congratulations CHS Boys Tennis!


Boys Tennis

CONGRATULATIONS to the Chimacum High School Boys Tennis Team - 1A Academic State Champions with a combined GPA of 3.823!!

2016 Leadership Retreat


The CSD Leadership Retreat took place locally on 8/15 & 8/16/16.  District leaders prepared for the 2016-17 school year. 

Jefferson County Library Presents.....



SmileMobile Dental Clinic


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The SmileMobile dental clinic is comng to Chimacum April 17-21, 2017. Call today to schedule an appointment!



What makes a great board member?


School Board Director candidate filing period is May 15 - 19, 2017.  If you would like to learn more about becoming a board member please review the following.




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May 4th - 7th

Donated Emergency Kits - Thank You Community!


Chimacum Creek Primary Principal Kalie Enlow receives emergency kits donated from Citizens for safe students. 


Thank you Community!

CSD Newsletter November 2016


Chimacum School Matters - News from Your Chimacum School District

Composting Workshops!

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Chimacum Prevention Coalition (CPC) Annual Community Survey JeffCo Public Health


Jefferson County Public Health needs your input. The Chimacum Prevention Coalition (CPC) does an annual community survey of adults that is concerned with perceptions related to youth alcohol and drug use.

CHS Dram Club Presents



Tsunami Awareness Roadshow


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The Washington State Emergency Management Division’s Tsunami Workgroup will be coming to Jefferson County on April 14 to present information about tsunami risks, alert and warning systems, and preparedness information for our area.

Beautiful Day for a Bike Ride!


Bike Ed Class


Thank you to the Safe Routes to Schools 2016 Bike Grant the Chimacum Middle School Bike Education class is in full swing.

A Message From WSDOT


This message was received from the WSDOT Olympic Region Communications Manager regarding the US 101 Elwha River Bridge and the need for public input.

Shop for Schools!

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On May 7th the Quimper Mercantile Sharing with Our Schools Program will take place.

6-8 Science Curriculum Preview


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Following a district subject area committee made up of secondary science teachers, the Chimacum School District is seeking public comment from the time period of May 1, 2017 to May 12, 2017, for the purpose of soliciting feedback from the community. 

Community Leadership Award

LuAnn Rogers, Carol Grieves & Rick Thompson

The Community Leadership award is presented to community members or groups in recognition of their outstanding contributions toward education. This year Chimacum School District honored Dick and Carol Grieves of Port Ludlow.

Port Ludlow Artists’ League: ART FEST


Port Ludlow Artists's League Flyer Photo


A full day of art and fun at the Bay Club!


Robotics Summer Camp


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NESSP Robotics Summer Camp at Chimacum Middle School!

Student Leaders for School Board


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Dear Chimacum High School Students in the Class of 2018-2019.
School Board Policy 1250 provides for student leaders on the school board.

ThoughtExchange Update


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This winter we invited our school communities to share their thoughts about what we're doing well and where we can improve on in regards to communication.

Film Screening


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You are invited to an evening with nationally recognized speaker Jim Sporleder and free screening of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.

Community Dinner & Workshop



Port Ludlow Performing Arts Presents......


The Enchanted Tail-Art

The Enchanted Tail

A joyful musical story filled with fun and interactive songs telling the story of a mischievous fox and an enchanted princess.

CCP: Student Drop-off and Pick-up No parking fire lane


Chimacum Creek Primary. Keeping students safe is our first priority.

Founder’s Award Recipient Todd Miller


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Congratulations to High School Teacher, Todd Miller for receiving the Founder’s Award from the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

6th Grade STEM Project: Environmental Stewardship


Environmental Stewardship

Sixth graders have begun working on this year's STEM project: Environmental Stewardship! We invite community members to view and provide feedback for our students.

Read to Rover Program: Meet Jeeves


Read to Rover dog Jeeves


Meet Jeeves. A Read to Rover poodle with lots of attitude! This is just ONE of the reasons why we love the Read to Rover program so much!

Board Self-Assessment


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Chimacum School District participates in the WSSDA Board Self-Assessment, which is based on the five Washington School Board Standards. The report generated by the survey questions is thorough and thought-provoking.

State Response: Recent Outbreak of Mumps


Our goals in sending this information are to help prevent mumps disease from reaching schools, and if it does, to help us all respond effectively to prevent it from spreading.

Washington State is currently experiencing its biggest outbreak of mumps in at least 10 years.

FREE All Day Kindergarten Registration OPEN for 2017-18 Kindergarten



Chimacum Welcomes New Board Member LuAnn Rogers

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This Fall marks Chimacum Creek Primary School's EIGHTH year participating in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs)  Program.  Our Chimacum organization, named READ to ROVER,

Benefits of a Sensory Room



Multi Sensory Environments improve the development of thought, intelligence and social skills. Multi Sensory Environments offer....