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School Levy on February 10 Ballot


Voters will have an opportunity to renew local funding for Quincy schools in February when a school levy will be on the ballot. The current levy expires at the end of 2015. The levy provides over 22 percent of the district's general fund budget which pays for everything it takes to operate schools, from staff to school buses to textbooks.


For more information, please click on these links:



Levy Presentation

Levy at a glance Flyer - English

Levy at a glance Flyer - Spanish



Tom Turner


Mr. Tom Turner, long time teacher and coach passed away on January 2, 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer. Mr. Turner is survived by his wife and four children. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the Quincy High School Gymnasium on February 7th at 2:00 pm and the family welcomes you to come. Mr. Turner is probably best known as the person who started the boy’s soccer program at QHS and was the head soccer coach until he resigned due to his health issues last year. Mr. Turner was very involved at QHS and thought of the school as part of his family. He often arrived early in the morning and stayed late into the night working with students on projects or coaching athletics on the soccer field. He will be missed.


John L. Boyd
Quincy School District
(509) 787-4571
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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."                           —John Quincy Adams


School Delays and Closures

In the event that it is necessary to close schools or delay opening because of extreme weather conditions or other unusual circumstances, local radio and television stations will be notified. A decision will be made and conveyed to these stations by approximately 5:30 a.m. If no announcement has been broadcast by 6:00 a.m., it should be assumed that school will operate on the regular schedule. Information will also be posted prominently on the front page of the school district website (www.qsd.wednet.edu) as “Urgent News.” When possible, we will also use our automated phone calling system to notify parents and staff members.      

 For late starts, buses will operate on the regular routes or winter emergency routes as necessary, but on the delayed schedule. Winter emergency route information will be distributed to parents and posted on our website. For winter emergency routes, buses will stop at designated bus stops where parents are responsible to meet the bus to drop off or pick up their students. To assure the safety of all, students who are not met at the bus stop will be returned to school.

 Parents should make alternate plans for their children in case of an emergency closure or early dismissal. When appropriate, the school office should be notified in writing of such arrangements. In the event of an early dismissal, elementary students will be dismissed only after the parent or guardian has been contacted by school officials.

 In the event of a delayed opening, AM Preschool classes will be canceled.         

snowflake 1Links to Radio and TV annoucements


 En el evento que sea necesario de cerrar las escuelas o de empezar tarde por condiciones extremos del tiempo o otras circunstancias no muy común, las siguientes estaciones locales de radios y televisiones serán notificados. Una decisión será hecha y pasada a estas estaciones aproximadamente a las 5:30 a.m. Si no han anunciado por la radio o televisión para la 6:00 a.m., debe suponer que la escuela va operar al horario regular. La información también será fijada muy a la vista de la primera página del sitio Web de distrito escolar (www.qsd.wednet.edu) como `Noticias Urgentes.` Cuando posible, también usaremos nuestro sistema de vocación de teléfono automatizado para notificar a padres y empleados.

 Para empiezas tardes, los autobuses van a operar en las rutas regulares o rutas de emergencias del invierno como necesario, pero en el horario de empiezo tarde. Información para rutas de emergencia en el invierno serán distribuidas a padres y fijadas en nuestro sitio Web. Para rutas de emergencia en el invierno, autobuses se van a parar en paradas designadas para el autobús donde padres son responsables para encontrar el autobús para dejar o recoger a sus estudiantes. Para asegurar la seguridad de todos, estudiantes que no sean encontrados en la parada del autobús serán regresados a la escuela.

 Padres deben hacer otros planes para sus hijos en caso de cerrada por emergencia o salida temprana. Cuando apropiado, la oficina de la escuela debe ser notificada por escrito de tal arreglo. En el evento de salida temprana, estudiantes de la escuela Elemental serán soltados solamente después de que los padres o guardianes han sido contactados por oficiales de la escuela. En el evento de que la escuela empieza tarde, las clases de Prescuela por la mañana se cancelan.

snowflake 1Páginas de web para anuncios de radio y televisión




October 24, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today there was a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the Marysville School District.  As soon as I heard about the shooting, I immediately contacted police Chief Bob Heimbach to be sure that there was no imminent threat to our students.  The Chief is asking officers to be present at schools as students are dismissed for the weekend.  In addition, our school administrators and campus safety staff made themselves available to students by being in the hallways in support of students. 

Please know that the safety of our students is our highest priority and the district has a safety and crisis plan for each of our schools.  The school administrators conduct safety/emergency drills regularly that includes lockdown, fire, earthquake and emergencies in general.  We work directly with The Quincy  Police Department as part of our continuing effort to keep you and your children safe.

When a very public tragic event occurs, it’s important to keep your children close, safe, calm and reassured.  To do that, there are important steps you can take.

Additional information can be found at:  http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/parenting/talk-to-kids-media-violence.shtml

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


John Boyd
Quincy School District


District SES Website Information

After School Tutoring Available!

Your child may be eligible for free extra tutoring/instruction through Title I Supplemental Education Services!

Applies only to students enrolled at the following schools:

Pioneer Elementary, George Elementary, Monument Elementary, Quincy Jr. High

For more information about tutoring providers please visit:  http://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/SES/Statewide.aspx

If you would like more information, please contact your school office. 

Tutoring Applications





Supplemental Services in Quincy


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Dr Robert Brooks


Dr. Robert Brooks’ delivered a key note address to the QSD staff entitled, The Power of Mindsets: Creating a Positive School Climate. He  asked us to “connect the dots backwards” in order to recall the events that have impacted our present lives and he reminded us that even the most successful adults have had at least one “charismatic adult” in their lives without whom they may not have achieved success.   We watched a YouTube video of Pharrell Williams explaining that without the support of his band teacher, he would not be where he is today.   Through his humorous and touching stories, Bob Brooks helped us understand that a basic feature of a positive mindset is “To believe that all children from birth want to learn and be successful.” Instead of believing that students are unmotivated, Bob described how students are often dominated by “avoidance motivation” in order to protect themselves from feeling embarrassed and humiliated.  He suggested that:  If we believe all students are motivated to learn and if we understand and that students practice “avoidance motivation,” it will empower us to create “motivating environments” where students can thrive and achieve at high levels. When students are failing we have to ask ourselves what we can do differently rather than expecting the students to change first.   Finally, Dr. Brooks discussed three basic needs that must be met for students to be motivated to learn. 

  1. The need to belong and feel connected (and let’s add the word welcome): When any member of the school environment feels alienated, learning and achievement will be compromised and anger and resentment will become dominant features
  2. The need for self-determination and autonomy, which are significant features of a sense of ownership and resilience: What input and choices do all members of a school community feel they have?  Do they feel their voice is being heard and respected?
  3. The need to feel competent: To identify and reinforce each child’s “islands of competence”  

I would like to ask that we begin to challenge ourselves by eliminating the words lazy and unmotivated from our vocabulary and to empower each other by asking what we can do differently to help student learn.   I will be looking to highlight examples of staff creating “motivating environments” at different times throughout the school year so please email me if you or your colleagues have examples to share and we will highlight these in on our website and in publications.  I will email these examples to Dr. Brooks and who knows, we just might find our way into Dr. Brooks’ next keynote address.  

Powerpoint presentation

Student Mindset article

Teacher Mindset article

Dr. Robert Brooks website


John L. Boyd


Quincy School District


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Quincy School District

119 J Street SW

Quincy, WA 98848

Phone: 509-787-4571

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8:00-4:30

Summer Office Hours: Mon. - Thurs.  8:00-4:30 (June 16-August 15, 2014)

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Quincy Weather

Current Forecast
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:43 am PST
High: 41°F
Low: 31°F
Sunrise  7:26 am
Sunset 4:52 pm
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 100 %
Visibility: 2.5 mi
Barometer: 30.22 in
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