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Principal's Message

Dear Chief Moses Parents/Guardians:

 We are looking forward to a great 2018/2019 school year here at Chief Moses Middle School. As we approach the beginning of the new school year, we’ve put together a few informational items, as well as some important dates for you.   The office is now open, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, please feel free to contact the front office/counseling office if you have any questions. 

Registration is scheduled for Thursday, August 16th, and Friday, August 17th. Times are as follows: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. only on Friday. You may park in the front or back of the building.  Please enter Chief Moses through the front office area or cafeteria. 

 In the cafeteria, you will be able to review your student’s Skyward profile.  You will also be able to make any changes to your address, phone numbers, and we strongly encourage all families to ensure that an up to date email address is on file for your student, as many communications are done electronically with families.  Pictures will be taken at registration.  Everyone should have their picture taken as they are used for Skyward, identification cards and yearbook.  Picture-retakes will be September 10th.  Chief Moses Cafeteria staff will be available for you to pay for student lunches. 

 In the front office, you will be able to pay for your student’s ASB, purchase a yearbook, student Chromebook insurance, Brave Gear, PE Uniform, sign up for sports. We will have a bank of computers set up for your use in order to sign your student upon FamilyID (the online sports eligibility website); which is mandatory for all students participating in sports in the Moses Lake School District.    We accept cash, check, or debit card.

All Chief Moses students will be issued a Chromebook which you will be able to pick up in the Library during registration.  The Moses Lake School District is committed to integrating technology in the classroom to: Promote student engagement and enthusiasm for learning.  Please explore or to learn more about privacy and internet safety, cyberbullying, screen time limits, learning with technology and many more issues facing your child today. 

Important Brave Dates:

Open house dates for Chief Moses:

August 27th 6pm-7pm 6th Grade Old Gym

August 28th 6pm-7pm 7th Grade Old Gym

August 29th 6pm-7pm 8th Grade Old Gym

August 29th will be the first day for 6th Grade Only.  Students will tour the school, practice opening their lockers, meet staff, and participate in various other fun activities designed to help them feel comfortable coming to middle school. Buses will run for pick up and return of students; to find out what bus your child would ride, and pick up times, please visit Moses Lake School District Website and click on the tab under Transportation.  

August 30th school for ALL grade levels!!!!



The following information will help you identify which counselor will be assigned to your child:

Mr. Mason – last name beginning with letters A – I

Ms. Trammell – last name beginning with letters J - N

Mr. Gassman – last name beginning with letters O – Z


As with each year, we look at areas for improvement; one area we are wanting to work with parents on is the student pick up and drop off area at Chief Moses Middle School. All students that are being dropped off and picked up from school by family should use the parking lot located on the east side of the of the building and is labeled East Lot.  Please do not use the parking lot labeled West Lot.  If you are dropping or picking up your student on Nelson Road, please be aware of students & staff in the crosswalk area.  


We are looking forward to a very productive and fun year for everyone.  It is our goal to create an environment where all students feel a sense of security and belonging.  We realize that a partnership between school and home is essential, so please do not hesitate to call (509)766-2661 if you have any questions or concerns.  See you soon and enjoy your last few weeks of summer break.


Kindest regards,


Vicki Swisher                                             Adam Sawyer                                                Mike Nordsten

Principal                                                     Assist. Principal                                            Assist. Principal

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