Washington Child Find Notice

The Omak School District is required by Washington Administrative Code 392-172-100 to inform patrons of  special education services and programs available within the district, including the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1986. 

The State of Washington defines special needs ad having concerns with: developmental delays, vision, hearing, health, communication skills, academic performance, social-emotional status, general intelligence, motor abilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, transition services and other disabilities. People with children from birth to age 21, who have any of these conditions are encouraged to contact the Omak School District's director of special services at 509.826.0320 for more information. Families enrolled in WAVA are encouraged to contact Dolly Fernandes at dofernandes@k12.com.

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The McKinney-Vento Act requires schools to register homeless children even if they lack normally required documents, such as immunization records or proof of residence. WAVA families experiencing homelessness are encouraged to contact our Omak School District Liaison Racie McKee at 509.826.7680 or rmckee@omaksd.wednet.edu or you may contact WAVA's Family Resource Coordinator Katy Swartz at 253.682.7906 or kaswartz@k12.com.