Legal and Official Notices
Snoqualmie Valley School District is dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive, and transparent educational environment for all our students and families. As part of our commitment to upholding legal and ethical standards, we have established this dedicated webpage to provide families with essential legal and official notices. Below are important information that ensures transparency, communication, and compliance with various regulations. We understand that a strong partnership between our district and families is essential for the success of our students. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the information provided and feel free to contact the district office if you have any questions or concerns. Your active involvement is a crucial component of our shared mission to provide the best possible education for every student in our care.
- 504 and ADA
- Civil Rights
- Drug Free Schools
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Integrated Pest Management
- Language Hearing Assistance
- McKinney-Vento Act
- Non-Discrimination Notice
- Notification of Threats
- Office of Education Ombuds (OEO)
- Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
- Title I: Rights to Review Teacher Qualifications/Citizen’s Complaints (Federal Laws)
- Title IX: Sexual Harassment
- Tort Claim Form
- Use of Directory Information and Photos
- Use of Mass Automated Call-out Notifications
“Harassment, intimidation, and bullying” means any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to, one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 9A.36.080(3), (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability), or other distinguishing characteristic.
Acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying that cause physical harm to a person or damage to a person’s property, substantially interfere with a student’s education, is so severe or persistent that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational or work environment, or substantially disrupt the orderly operation of the school or work place are not tolerated and will be dealt with as serious offenses.
Depending upon the frequency and severity of the conduct, intervention, counseling, correction, discipline (suspension, expulsion, etc.) and/or referral to law enforcement may be used to remediate the impact on the victim and the climate and change the behavior of the perpetrator. This includes appropriate intervention, restoration of a positive climate, and support for victims and others impacted by the violation. False reports or retaliation for anyone thought to have reported harassment, intimidation or bullying is prohibited and will be treated as a serious violation, subject to disciplinary actions. Policy 3207 is a component of the district’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe, civil, respectful and inclusive learning community for all students and employees.
RCW 28A.600.477 defines harassment, intimidation, or bullying as any intentionally written message or image—including those that are electronically transmitted—verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics when an act:
- Physically harms a student or damages the student's property.
- Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education.
- Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment.
- Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
Harassment and bullying behaviors can be viewed in two categories:
- Harassment: Serious, unwanted conduct, such as threats or physical actions;
- Bullying: Ongoing, unwanted behavior, a pattern of behavior rather than random incidents of meanness or hurtful behavior.
The core goal of harassment/bullying behavior is power over the victim which is satisfied based on how the victim reacts or responds.
To report an instance of harassment, intimidation, or bullying please contact your school administrator or fill out the incident reporting form.