Neah-Kah-Nie School District is committed to provide physical and emotional wellness services for all students.  School counselors are available at each school.  A school nurse is available through the Tillamook County Health Department.  Our nutrition service provides healthy and appealing meals at affordable prices.  Students are encouraged to be active learners during recess and physical education classes.  A wide variety of extra-curricular activities are available for students.  An activities bus is available to transport high school and middle school students home after extra-curricular activities.  Neah-Kah-Nie School

District facilities including indoor/outdoor basketball courts, an all-weather track, and baseball/softball fields are well maintained and available for community use.  Neah-Kah-Nie School District collaborates with local community agencies and groups to provide opportunities for youth that encourage healthy choices.


Our district is proactive in providing parents with information that benefits the health and safety of students and demonstrates our commitment to the wellbeing of all faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Click here to explore the information available to you through our online Parent InfoCenter.

Exemption from Immunization (formerly religious exemption)

Effective March 1, 2014, Governor Kitzhaber signed SB132 into law.  This law changes the process for parents or guardians who wish to claim a nonmedical (formerly religious) exemption to a vaccine that is required for school or childcare attendance.  Under this law, these parents or guardians will be required to receive education about the benefits and risks of vaccines from a healthcare practitioner or through an online module prior to claiming an exemption.

You may access the online nonmedical (formerly religious) exemption training module by clicking here.

Family Resource Coordinators

Are you new to the school or community and need information on health services, transportation, food service, or housing?  Are you interested in volunteering at your child’s school, but don’t know who to contact at the school?  Family Resource Coordinators are responsible for coordinating community and school resources for families.  Please contact Terry Houchins terryh@nknsd.org  at Garibaldi Grade School 503-322-0311 or Linda Hershey lindah@nknsd.org  at Nehalem Elementary 503-355-3650, if you have any questions concerning community or school resources.

Terry Houchins
Terry HouchinsGaribaldi Resource Coordinator
Linda Hershey
Linda HersheyNehalem Resource Coordinator


Esther Troyer
Esther TroyerHigh School Counselor
Rob Herder
Rob HerderStudent Support Coordinator
Cherie Hasenoehrl
Cherie HasenoehrlGrade School Counselor

District Nurse

Cerisa Albrechtsen
Cerisa AlbrechtsenSchool Nurse