Dayton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) have been
designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Officer- Superintendent Douglas Johnson, 504 Coordinator-secondary Principal Paul shaber, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator- Jana Eaton. Questions or complaints can be directed to the District Office located at 609 S 2nd Street, Dayton WA 99328 or by phone at 509-382-2543.


In compliance with Senate Bill 5533 and RCW 17.21, the Dayton School will provide annual notice regarding the use of pesticides. The notification will meet the following requirements: Not less than 48 hours before a pesticide is applied in a school building or on school grounds the school district shall provide to each parent and guardian of each student enrolled at the school and each staff of the school. The notice will include the common name and/or trade name of the pesticide; a description of the location of the application of the pesticide; a description of the date and time of the application; a description of the reasons for the application of the pesticide; any additional warning information related to the pesticide; and at least 72 hours before a pesticide, other than a least toxic pesticide, is used by a school, the school district shall post a sign that provides notice of the application of the pesticide in a prominent place that is in or adjacent to the location to be treated; and at each entrance to the building or school ground to be treated. If you would like personal notification regarding pesticide use, please contact John Delp or Jim Gallaher, Maintenance Department at 382-2543 ex. 220.




The Dayton School District is required by Section 99.7 of Federal Regulations titled "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)," to provide parents annual notifications of their FERPA rights. If parents have a primary or home language other than English, the district will effectively notify them of their rights under this section.

The parent or eligible student has a right to:

1). Inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the district receives a written request for access;

2). request an amendment of the student's education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or other-wise in violation of the student's privacy or other rights;

3). Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that the act and the regulations in this part authorized disclosure without consent;

4). file with the US Department of Education a complaint under Section 99.64 concerning alleged failures by the agency to comply with the requirements of the act and this part;

5). a description of who is considered to be a school official and what is considered to be a legitimate educational interest so that information may be shared with that person;

6 ). obtain a copy of the policy adopted under Section 99.6. A copy of this policy is available by request at the Dayton School District superintendent's office located at 609 South Second, Dayton, WA 99328, or by calling 382-2543. This notice is intended to comply with the applicable requirements in 34 CFR Part 300, 34 CFR Part 99, and WAC392-172-404.

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School
A Guide for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
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  Childfind: We're looking for Special Kids

As a member of the Educational Service District 112 Special Education ESA, Dayton School District conducts childfind activities for the purpose of locating, evaluating, and identifying individuals with a suspected disability who are residing within district boundaries, whether or not they are enrolled in the public school system. Childfind activities apply to individuals birth through 21 years who are not currently receiving special education and related services. If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening. Parents having concerns about their child's health, hearing, intellectual functioning, language, learning, movement, serious behavioral needs, speech, or vision can contact the principal in their child's school or contact the Educational Service District 112 at 800-233-0067.

Release of Directory Information

The School District considers the following information as "directory information" under the terms of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: student name, address, phone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in school activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent school attended by the student, and student photographs. Also, a list of seniors will be sent to the Armed Services Interservice Recruitment Committee each year. Parents or guardians may refuse to permit the designation of any or all of these categories as it relates to their children by notifying the superintendent at 382-2543.


Under the provision of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) you are hereby notified that building materials containing asbestos are located within Dayton Elementary.

Mr. John Delp, district maintenance supervisor, has been appointed by the school board as the AHERA Designated person. Copies of the Operations and Management Plans are located within the administrative office and are available for your inspection during regular business hours. John can be contacted at 382-2543.


The Danielson Framework for Teaching

The Framework for Teaching is a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. The complex activity of teaching is divided into 22 components (and 76 smaller elements) clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility:
1. Planning and Preparation
2. Classroom Environment
3. Instruction
4. Professional Responsibilities
Each component defines a distinct aspect of a domain; two to five elements describe a specific feature of a component. Levels of teaching performance (rubrics) describe each component and provide a roadmap for improvement of teaching.
The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. The Framework may be used as the foundation of a school or district's mentoring, coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation processes, thus linking all those activities together and helping teachers become more thoughtful practitioners.
Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
1a Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
1b Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
1c Setting Instructional Outcomes
1d Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
1e Designing Coherent Instruction
1f Designing Student Assessments Domain 2: Classroom Environment
2a Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
2b Establishing a Culture for Learning
2c Managing Classroom Procedures
2d Managing Student Behavior
2e Organizing Physical Space
Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
4a Reflecting on Teaching
4b Maintaining Accurate Records
4c Communicating with Families
4d Participating in a Professional Community
4e Growing and Developing Professionally
4f Showing Professionalism Domain 3: Instruction
3a Communicating With Students
3b Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3c Engaging Students in Learning
3d Using Assessment in Instruction
3e Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness

Association of Washington School Principals – Leadership Framework
The AWSP Leadership Framework was designed to promote the growth of the principal in areas that are most likely to result in increased student achievement. It directly aligns with Washington state evaluation criteria, rules and regulations.
There are eight (8) evaluation criteria to be used for all principals. They are described below.
Criterion 1: Creating a Culture
• Element 1.1 Develops and sustains focus on a shared mission and clear vision for improvement of learning and teaching.
• Element 1.2 Engages in essential learning conversations for ongoing improvement.
• Element 1.3 Facilitates collaborative process leading toward continuous improvement.
• Element 1.4 Creates opportunities for shared leadership.
Criterion 2: Ensuring School Safety
• Element 2.1 Provides for physical safety.
• Element 2.2 Provides for social, emotional and intellectual safety.
Criterion 3: Planning with Data
• Element 3.1 Recognizes and seeks out multiple data sources.
• Element 3.2 Analyzes and interprets multiple data sources to inform school-level improvement efforts.
• Element 3.3 Implements data-driven plan for improved teaching and learning.
• Element 3.4 Assists staff to use data to guide, modify and improve classroom teaching and student learning.
• Element 3.5 Provides evidence of student growth that results from the school improvement planning process.
Criterion 4: Aligning Curriculum
• Element 4.1 Assists staff in aligning curricula to state and local district learning goals.
• Element 4.2 Assists staff in aligning best instructional practices to state and district learning goals.
• Element 4.3 Assists staff in aligning assessment practices to best instructional practices.
Criterion 5: Improving Instruction
• Element 5.1 Monitors instruction and assessment practices.
• Element 5.2 Assists staff in developing required student growth plan and identifying valid, reliable sources of evidence of effectiveness.
• Element 5.3 Assists staff in implementing effective instruction and assessment practices.
• Element 5.4 Evaluates staff in effective instruction and assessment practices.
• Element 5.5 Provides evidence of student growth of selected teachers.*
Criterion 6: Managing Resources
• Element 6.1 Managing human resources (assignment, hiring).
• Element 6.2 Managing human resources (ongoing professional development).
• Element 6.3 Managing fiscal resources.
• Element 6.4 Fulfilling legal responsibilities.
Criterion 7: Engaging Communities
• Element 7.1 Communicates with community to promote learning.
• Element 7.2 Partners with families and school community.
Criterion 8: Closing the Gap
• Element 8.1 Identifies barriers to achievement and knows how to close resulting gaps.
• Element 8.2 Demonstrates a commitment to close the achievement gap.
• Element 8.3 Provides evidence of student growth in learning.*

For more information follow the link to AWSP website

The United States Department of Agriculture Non-Discrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.