Principal Message

Principal Greg Wilson

August 2022

Hello Rainier Families,

The start of school is getting closer, so be sure to squeeze out as much time with family and friends as you can before the kids head off to school. The first day of school for first through fifth graders is Wednesday, August 31st. Classes begin at 8:30 am.

The first day of kindergarten is Tuesday, September 6th. However, kindergarten families will schedule and meet with their individual teachers for conferences prior to school starting. The dates available for these conferences will be August 31st - September 2nd. Your student’s teacher will contact you to set up the conference date and time.

If you have a child that will be 5 years old by August 31st be sure to enroll them for kindergarten as soon as possible. Don’t wait! Use the link below for access to registration on our district website:

On August 29th from 4:30 – 6:00 Rainier will host a Meet and Greet for all families Kindergarten through fifth (K – 5) grade. This is an informal event. Our class lists will be posted outside the main entrances. During this event, families will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet their teachers, principal, counselor and other key staff members. By this time health protocols MAY allow for families to visit classrooms and be inside the school! Myself and the staff are really excited to see our families once again in or at our school! If protocols will not allow in the classroom visits, we will have tables outside and you will still get to meet your student’s teacher in person before school starts. Whether we are inside the school or at a table outside, we can’t wait to see you!

*Please note Kindergarten Roundup for August 17 has been cancelled as at the time of planning health protocols would not allow us to bring families into the building as soon as we had hoped. So, kinder families be sure to come on August 29th and meet your teacher, and remember you will also have a 1:1 conference with your child’s teacher before Kindergarten classes begin!

Our office is open from 8:30 – 3 pm Monday – Friday. Registration is online, however, if you need support or have any questions be sure to call or stop by. I am looking forward to seeing our returning students again and meeting all the new students and families.


Greg Wilson – Principal