We are excited to announce a new partnership to benefit students and families in North Central Washington this school year. The Orondo and Waterville School Districts are partnering with Communities In Schools of North Central Washington to bring the CIS model of integrated student support into their two districts. The partnership between the two school districts and CIS came about as the districts began searching for innovative strategies to address the barriers to student academic achievement. CIS staff will coordinate a comprehensive range of services to support ALL of the needs of students—both academic and non-academic—so they come to school ready to learn. We are excited to partner with the Orondo and Waterville School Districts to help local students stay engaged in school and achieve their dreams of a bright future.