ORIN C. SMITH ELEMENTARY is proud of the role we play in the Chehalis School District and the community of Chehalis, reflecting not only the students’ needs but also the values and beliefs of our community. Our parents, staff and students work cooperatively to create a school climate where each student may develop positive self-esteem while fulfilling his or her potential. Our students experience a strong core curriculum including opportunities to explore areas of special interest and strengths. We appreciate the many parents and community members who regularly participate in the success of our students by volunteering in classrooms, on field trips, and on committees and special projects.

Your support and involvement help make Orin Smith Elementary “A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Be!”

Children and Safety

In light of instances of violence in American Society, both in schools and work places, I would like to assure you that your child’s safety is our greatest concern. The Chehalis School District and Orin C. Smith Elementary have worked hard to improve the safety of its students and staff. We feel our school is a safe, secure, and nurturing place to learn.

We have taken several steps to increase our level of security at Orin C. Smith, including securing the outside doors, requesting that all visitors check in at the office and pick up a visitor badge, and developing and practicing detailed lockdown procedures. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to notify the school (our answering machine is on during non-school hours) regarding safety or security issues. If you feel there is even a remote possibility of a situation developing, you need to notify the school immediately. We would rather check what turns out to be a false alarm than not know about something that could have been prevented.

Your child’s safety continues to be Chehalis School District’s highest priority.