Principal Message

Principal Greg Wilson

January 2024

Dear Rainier Families,

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2024! I hope you have had a pleasant Winter Break and were able to spend time with family and friends. The Rainier staff and I are looking forward to seeing our students and families when school starts again on Monday, January 8th!  

  • Inclement weather is now upon us. Be sure that your students have proper attire each day. Be prepared for rainy and cold weather. We almost always go outside for recess so let's have our kids prepared.  Warm coats, hats and gloves can be essential this time of year. Please review the Inclement Weather Information page on the district website for guidance and procedures in the event of inclement weather.  
  • We will be hosting Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, January 9th from 9:00 - 9:30 in our cafeteria. This is an informal event to share ideas, concerns, and celebrations!
  • There will be no school on Monday, January 15 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • On Wednesday, January 24th we will be hosting a relaunch of our WatchDOGS program. This is a quick event from 8:30 – 9:00 am in our cafeteria. Dads and “Father Figures”, along with their Rainier student(s), may enjoy a donut, hear about WatchDOGS and be sure they have all the information they need to sign up and get started volunteering at Rainier! Watch for a flier entitled “Donuts for Dads” to come home with your student. This will also be available for pick up in our main office. 
  • Friday, January 26th is a snow make up day, if needed. This means there is no school on January 26th unless we missed a full day (not a 1 or 2 hour late start) during January. 
  • February 13, 2024 is a Levy voting day. The Clover Park School District community will vote to replace a four-year Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy. This special election is to replace an expiring levy that was approved in 2020. This levy supports essential funding, beyond state basic funding to help maintain class sizes, music programs, arts, athletics, nurses, counselors and technology support. Again, this is a replacement levy, not a new tax. Be sure to get out and vote! 

Thank you for choosing to send your student to Rainier. I am proud of our students, staff, family and community. I appreciate each day that I can be a positive part of each child’s educational experience. 


Greg Wilson - Principal