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The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. As a support office funded through a Migrant Education state grant, the MSDRS Office plays an important role in administering of state program directives. A working agreement between the administrator of the grant (Sunnyside School District) and the grantor and program director (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia) ensures that all program activities are implemented.

 

 
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MSDRS staff in Sunnyside provide a statewide, consistent and systematic training as to Migrant Records Clerks in migrant-funded districts regarding their local MSDRS requirements. Records clerks are trained on the reporting of migrant student data online. In addition, an overview on other aspects of the Migrant Education Program that are under the direction of the MSDRS office are reviewed. For more information or if you would like to request that a training be conducted in your district, please contact Lisa Schlenker.

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The Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program offers fully accredited high school courses that can be completed by a student semi-independently. By completing PASS courses, a student makes up credit deficiencies, catches up with peers, and is encouraged to continue and graduate. Each course is shipped from Sunnyside, Washington. Tests are administered locally and scored by PASS staff. Grade reports and transcripts are issued. To find out how to implement PASS at your school, or to enroll a student, contact Oscar Carrillo or Heather Garcia-Mendoza at (800) 274-6084.

Please visit the PASS Resources page or PASS Log in for more resources.

Quick Facts About PASS

 
Any high school student registered in a school in Washington and referred to a PASS Contact Person is eligible to enroll in PASS Courses.
  • Failed the course offered in school and cannot repeat it in time to graduate with peers.
  • Missed a significant part of the course due to absence (family migratory lifestyle, illness, childbirth, juvenile detention).
  • Was unable to keep up with students in class due to limited English language fluency.
  • Formerly dropped out of school, and has now returned to complete remaining degree requirements or is over age.
  • Finds the needed course is not offered in time to graduate with peers, or there is a scheduling conflict.
  • Moved mid-semester between schools and found the course not offered, or there was a scheduling conflict.
Experienced Contact Persons report that students who succeed in PASS courses often have certain characteristics in common:
  • Demonstrated ability to work semi-independently.
  • Full-time high school student.
  • Enrolled in 6 or fewer units (one course = 5 units).
  • Works 2 hrs./wk. with a PASS Contact Person, a mentor, tutor, or paraeducator.
  • With PASS, students have the flexibility to work at their own pace and their own schedule.
  • Our courses contain comprehensive instructions so students can complete coursework with minimal assistance.
  • Mobile students can continue their PASS courses even when moving between schools.
Many PASS courses are available in the Spanish language. However, as a general rule, students should be reading and writing in English at about the 8th grade level to benefit fully from these written courses.
  • Enrollments placed in the regular school year term (08/23-06/14) end June 14th, or when units have been tested.
  • Enrollments placed in the summer school year term (06/15-08/22) end August 22nd, or when enrolled units have been tested.
  • Effective September 2013, PASS courses will be made available free of charge to migrant students.
  • The course cost for non-migrant students is $150 for a full 5 unit course, or $30/unit. Payment is made by cashiers check, money order or purchase order.
  • Supplemental Materials Important Note: Effective September 2013, Migrant project districts will need to purchase supplemental course materials through local program grants. Non-migrant students and migrant students enrolled by non-project districts will receive supplemental course materials. Click here to view 08/26/2013 OSPI Memo regarding PASS.
Migrant project districts will need to purchase supplemental course materials through local program grants. Non-migrant students and migrant students enrolled by non-project districts will receive supplemental course materials.

PASS staff have compiled the course supplemental material lists online and uploaded them in two locations:
  • Visit the PASS Resources
  • Login to the PASS database above and select the "CP Resources" tab and "Supplemental Material"

Each course shipment will include the supplemental material list specific for that course.
Many PASS courses are available in the Spanish language. However, as a general rule, students should be reading and writing in English at about the 8th grade level to benefit fully from these written courses.
PASS has worked with curriculum experts across the state to update all courses and align them with the Washington State EALRs. All of our academically rigorous courses have been developed and reviewed by certificated teachers and content experts, and all courses materials are fully accredited through Sunnyside School District by the Northwest Association of School and of College and Universities, Boise, Idaho.
Local schools retain basic education funding while serving students in PASS.
The current courses offered by the Washington State PASS Program are available for download through the most recent Course Descriptions Manual or Course Cost List.
From the PASS pulldown menu, select Getting Started With PASS! for more information.

PASS Awards

The Washington State PASS program invites you to nominate an exceptional:

  1. Migrant student(s) for the migrant Washington State PASS Student of the Year Award (SOY).
  2. Individual or team of individuals who are supporting migrant students success through PASS for the Washington State PASS Contact Person of the Year Award (CPY).

Now accepting nominations. PASS Student of the Year nominees have the opportunity to earn a $100-$1,000 scholarship.

 PASS SOY Nominations are accepted through January 15th of each year:
PASS Student of the Year (SOY) Nomination Form

 PASS CPY Nominations are accepted through April 30th of each year:
PASS Contact Person or Team of the Year (CPY) Nomination Form

 

PASS Contact Information

Already an existing Contact Person and still didn't find what you were looking for? Login to the PASS database and search more FAQs or contact the appropriate PASS Help Desk.

PASS Help Desk
Oscar Carrillo
Phone: (509) 837-2712
Fax: (509) 836-8409
ocarrillo@msdr.org
pass@msdr.org
PASS Course Sales Help Desk
Sandra Johnston
Phone: 888-837-2169
Fax: (509) 836-8410
sandra.johnston@sunnysideschools.org

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MSDRS is funded by the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in partnership with Sunnyside School District.


Administration

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Director
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Office and Data Management Services (DMS)

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Office & Data Management Services Coordinator
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Data Management Specialist/Trainer
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Data Management Specialist/Trainer
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ID&R Trainer
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Fiscal Specialist
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Secretary

Migrant Student Information System (MSIS)

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Programmer/Systems Analyst
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System Administrator
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Technical Assistant

Identification and Recruitment

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Student Support Services

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Student Support Services Coordinator
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Out of School Youth Facilitator
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Publication Specialist/Events Manager
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Secretary