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    As ordered by Governor Inslee, all Chimacum Schools are closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year, June 19. All athletics, activities and clubs are cancelled during the school closure. This includes Head Start, Madrona, and West Sound Tech.  Questions? Please call (360) 302-5891.  For local community support visit Local 20/20 at https://l2020.org/.

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Principal's Message

David Carthum

Hello CJSHS Community,


What an exciting time to be a Cowboy! First, I want to welcome everyone to the 2019-20 school year. I hope that you and your students are enjoying your summer and that they are getting ready to come back to Chimacum Jr./Sr. High School to learn, grow and be successful. We look forward to working with you and your students this year.  


We are welcoming new staff to the CJSHS family.  Julianne Bonnell is going to be joining Ms. Prather as one of our science teachers.  We feel very lucky to have both of these highly skilled science teachers as part of our excellent staff.  Also, Corinna Coorssen will be joining us and will be teaching Spanish.  She comes to us with much experience and will do an excellent job. We are excited to have these folks be part of the CJSHS family. 


A lot of work has been going on in our building this year.  When done we will have new restrooms, a new commons floor (it’s beautiful), and a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) room.  This will also be a place where we will be having the students work on robotics. Also, we will have a teaching space out by the greenhouse that East Jefferson County Rotary has been generously supporting with funds, time and effort. Thank you Rotary!


As the year progresses, we ask parents and guardians to please stress the importance of regular daily attendance, appropriate student dress, and taking an active role in their students' learning. We will also continue to enforce no cell phones out during class time. These are essential components for student success and need to be reinforced at home. Parental input and collaboration is something we strongly value and encourage in our school community. It takes a team approach to provide a safe and structured learning environment for all of our students.


I look forward to working with each of you to make this school year a success. Enjoy the rest of your time off! 

See you soon!


David Carthum


Chimacum Junior Senior High School



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