Stay updated with the 2016 bond projects
Want to know more about the 2016 bond projects, including the history, projects, timelines, and logistics?
Have a question? Contact Dr. Judith Berry, Associate Superintendent, at 206-901-8037.
Weekly video updates by Dr. Judith Berry, Associate Superintendent
May 11, 2017
In service to students: Filing date for open school-board seats is May 15-19
Are you passionate about education and want to make a real difference in the Tukwila School District? Please consider running for one of the school-board seats that are up for election in November 2017. You must file with King County Elections the week of May 15-19.
- What does a school board member do? School board members work together to oversee the school district. As a board, their primary responsibilities are:
- Hire, supervise, and evaluate the superintendent
- Set the vision, mission, and strategic goals for the district
- Review, revise, and adopt policies
- Establish and oversee the budget
- Serve as community representatives
- Monitor the district’s progress and growth towards its goals
- More information about filing and running for office in King County
- Candidate workshops and support from Washington State School Directors’ Association
TSD board members are elected according to the Director District they reside in; however, they represent the entire district while seated on the school board.
- Director District 1 (currently held by Mary Fertakis)
- Director District 3 (currently held by Alicia Waterton)
- Director District 4 (currently held by Ricardo Frazer)
Nominations open for Foster Alumni Hall of Fame
Do you know an outstanding Foster High graduate who is making a difference in our community and/or world? Please nominate any and all amazing Bulldogs to be considered for induction into the Foster High Alumni Hall of Fame. The selected honoree will be notified in June and recognized during a ceremony during homecoming next fall. Nominees must have graduated from Foster High School at least 15 years ago and have made an outstanding contribution to the community and/or their career field. Nominations are due by May 31, 2017.
2017 summer school information
April 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.
- ORIENTATION SESSION FOR INVITED STUDENTS: June 1, 6-7 p.m., Tukwila Elementary. More information.
- 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.
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.