From the Principal

We have had more than our fair share of challenges this past fall having to deal with the pandemic issues and then the Malden Fire on September 7th,  just as we were preparing to go back to school, only added to our struggles to open school on time and serve our Rosalia Schools families.  Fortunately, we were able to open for in-person learning through the support of our School Board and community, one of only 8 percent of schools in Washington State to open in the fall.  And for that, we are so grateful.   I just have to share that I am thankful to work in a school district that has made student learning a priority.  I am thankful that we have a great staff that works unselfishly to help all students succeed, and I am thankful that we have been able to serve our students this fall, despite all the setbacks with COVID and the Malden Fire.  I am thankful we were able to help fire victim families by providing necessary school supplies and access to shower facilities, as well as acting as a referral service for mental health counseling, and providing transportation needs to students, just to name a few.  We are so thankful for the support we have received from our Rosalia, Malden, and Thornton communities.  We are also proud of the resilience that our families and staff have shown through these challenging times.  I also want to thank the neighboring schools and others across the country who have donated school supplies and financial support to our impacted families over the past three month.  We received an outpouring of support from places like Tekoa Schools , Pomeroy High School, Northwest Christian School in Spokane, Erie First Christian Academy in Erie, PA, and White Bluff Elementary School in Richland, WA, just to name a few.  This fall has taught us the importance of gratefulness in so many ways.  The outpouring of support this fall has restored our faith in humanity and made us so thankful for the generosity of  strangers.  We have received donations from all over the state and even monetary donations from a couple places around the country that just wanted to help.  In conclusion, even though this fall has been one of the most challenging times of recent memory, we continue to be blessed by the outpouring of support from communities both near and far and look forward to a time where we can pay it forward to other communities in need.

Matt McLain, Principal
Phone number: 509-523-3061