Apply for a chance to be placed on the waitlist for Section 8 Housing. Section 8 is a housing subsidy that assists low-income families with their rent. www.kcha.org
Dinner and auction to fight TSD student hunger
2017 summer school information
March 16, 2017 (check back as more details are finalized)
Summer school will run Monday through Thursday from July 5-August 3, 2017.
Questions? Contact Chief Academic Officer JoAnne Fabian, 206-901-8032.
- Focus: Targeted literacy, math, and English language support for identified students who will benefit from summer intervention
- Coordinator: Javier Roman, Thorndyke Assistant Principal
- Location: Tukwila Elementary
- Time: 8:15-8:30 a.m.—breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—educational program, 12:30-1 p.m.—lunch
- After-school program: provided by the City of Tukwila Parks and Recreation, 1-3 p.m.
- About 300 students were notified of eligibility and invited to enroll in summer school in mid-March. After assessments in April, schools will evaluate data and send out a second round of invitations as needed. If you have questions or believe your child would benefit from summer school, please contact your school principal.
- Focus: Targeted literacy and math support for identified students who will benefit from summer intervention; retrieval of Washington state history and/or science credit(s)
- Coordinator: Suzanne Hamilton, Showalter Dean of Students
- Location: Showalter Middle School
- Time: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Focus: Credit recovery and acceleration through Tukwila Online School
- Coordinator Brian Seigel, Foster Math Teacher
- Location: Foster High School
- Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Credit Recovery
- Summer-school elementary positions posted: February 2017
- Letters to families of eligible elementary students inviting them to summer school: Early March 2017 with follow-up letters in late April
- Professional development for elementary summer-school teachers: June 22 and 23
Revised calendar: Snow make-up days move last day of school to June 21
- Revised school-year calendar (Feb. 13, 2017)
Snow and icy conditions closed schools on Feb. 6 and 7, 2017. We have adjusted the school year calendar to make up those days. We had one make-up day built in on Friday, May 26; students will go to school on that day. The last day of school has been pushed back one day to Wednesday, June 21.
Thank you for your flexibility, and cross your fingers for no more snow this winter!
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PRESENTATION AT HIGHLINE COLLEGE
The 90-minute presentation will discuss the latest executive actions on immigration, your legal rights, what to do if you or a loved one is approached by an immigration official or police officer, and more. The presentation will be conducted in Spanish and led by NWIRP legal staff members. Please pass this invitation to anyone who may be interested.
Know Your Rights Presentation
10am – 12pm
Saturday, February 4th
2400 S. 240th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198
Winter Spirit Week! (Feb 6th-10th)
ASB WINTER SPIRIT WEEK & VALENTINES DAY DANCE
MONDAY – Mustache Day (I mustache you for kindness)
TUESDAY – Neon Day (You light up my day)
WEDNESDAY – Bullying Awareness Day ( Sock it to Bullying)
THURSDAY – Throwback Thursday (Kindness through the ages)
FRIDAY – Viking Solidarity (Wear Black/Support Your Favorite Caus)
VALENTINES DAY DANCE ON TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 14TH (2:30-4:30 PM)
SMS Athletics – Season three registration is open.
Season Three Athletics – Girls Basketball & Wrestling.
The first meeting for girls Basketball is Friday, January 20, 2017, during lunches.
Strategic Refresh: Focus on Technology (community meeting)
It’s time for a strategic refresh!
The district’s community-developed Strategic Plan is now entering its third year. The document is still a good one, reflective of our collective values and priorities while providing a roadmap to ensure graduates are prepared for work and life.
There is one area, however, that the superintendent and school board would like to focus on to make sure schools are aligned with current teaching and industry best practices: Technology. The Technology Learning Benchmark in our Strategic Plans says: “Tech-savvy, teach-literate: Each student will achieve the state-level technology standards and will graduate as a tech-savvy, tech-literate citizen connected to the real world.”
We are a region that leads the world in technology, and just like in that industry, we have to be very cognizant about staying up to date in providing our scholars with the most modern digital resources that will support their success. Technology is both a powerful tool for teaching as well as a critical skill set for 21st-century careers. Our graduates should not be only technology users, but technology innovators.
Please join Superintendent Nancy Coogan at one of these upcoming strategic-refresh meetings as we expand the technology-benchmark goal for students and look for ways to interweave technology expectations into our educational strategies and indicators of process.
- 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, TSD Administration Building, 4640 S. 144th St.
- 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, Showalter Middle School library, 4648 S. 144th St.
- 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, TSD Administration Building, 4640 S. 144th St. .
Mumps information in Tukwila schools
Jan. 19, 2017
Public health officials just informed our District Nurse that a student in the Tukwila School District had a recent case of the mumps (or, at the very least, had mumps-like symptoms). The student—who attends Foster High and has siblings at Showalter Middle and Thorndyke Elementary—has recovered and is no longer contagious. At this time, health officials are NOT recommending that any children or staff members be kept home from school for safety reasons.
We are notifying community members so that you can be vigilant in case any family members exhibit mumps symptoms, which include fever, headache, and swelling of the cheeks and jaw. If anyone develops these symptoms, please call your healthcare provider right away and tell them your family may have been exposed to the mumps. Your child should be in the clear by early next week, when the incubation period for this particular outbreak will be over.
A letter from Seattle King County Public Health has been sent home with every student (see below). If you have questions, please contact your health provider.
As always during this cold and flu season, please make sure your children wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs, stay home from school if they are sick, and remain up-to-date on all vaccination recommendations. Thank you.