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Message from Superintendent Polm regarding a produce recall.


This message is regarding a food recall issued by Mann Packing and announced by the US Food and Drug Administration as well as several news outlets on November 4. (See link of public announcement).

According to the information released, there have been no vegetable-related illnesses reported yet. An announcement by Mann Packing reported that the recall is being done “out of an abundance of caution”. See link:

In Port Townsend, we received some of the recalled product from US Foods in October. We served the recalled broccoli and cauliflower roasted and raw on the salad bar. The only meal that we served with the recalled broccoli was the Ramen Noodles on 10/16. The concern is for the bacteria "listeria" as noted in the release.

Of course our main concern is the health and wellness of our students, staff and any community who may have consumed recalled product on the dates noted above. Please know that the product has been removed from service. If there are any questions or concerns that our staff can respond to, please feel free to contact our Food Service Director, Stacey Larsen at 360-379-4281 or


John A. Polm, Jr., Ed.D.
Port Townsend Schools "Learning Through a Sense of Place"

Upcoming Events
The Port Townsend School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Monday, November 18, 2019 at 1610 Blaine St., Room S-11 at 4:30 p.m. for an executive session to discuss the performance of a public employee.  View agenda.
Following this Special Meeting, the Board of Directors will hold a Regular Business Meeting at 1610 Blaine St., Room S-11 at 5:30 p.m.  View agenda.

Notice of Quorum
A quorum of the Port Townsend School District Board of Directors will be attending the Washington State School Directors Association annual conference, along with Superintendent Polm, this year, November 21-24 in Bellevue, WA.  This is primarily a learning and training opportunity for Board members.  No district business will take place during the conference.

2019-20 One-Page School Calendar

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In case of school closure due to weather, information will be posted here, and is available on Seattle television and radio stations, KIRO 7, KOMO 4, KING 5 and FOX 13.  Also, if you dial 360-379-4500 and enter extension 4587, closure information will also be there.
SafeSchools Live Tip Program is now SafeSchools Alert.  Look under Families for link.

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About Us
The Port Townsend School District is dedicated to providing a place-based education to every student. Port Townsend is a great place to live, work, raise a family and enjoy numerous recreational activities.  The community is very supportive of the Port Townsend School District and partners to provide engaging learning experiences for all students through Centrum, the Northwest Maritime Center, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Jefferson Land Trust, the YMCA, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, PTA, the Port Townsend Education Foundation, and various other youth oriented activities and clubs.    
The District had an annual average enrollment of 1,141 for the 2017-18 school year. 

 Superintendent:  Dr. John A. Polm, Jr.

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Nathanael O'Hara    Connie Welch    Keith White  Laura Tucker  Jennifer James-Wilson   
Nathanael O'Hara        Connie Welch         Keith White          Laura Tucker         Jennifer James-Wilson 


Port Townsend School District Campuses

    1637 Grant Street
    Port Townsend WA 98368
    360 379-4535
    FAX: 360 379-4261