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Natural Learning Series - Trees

Saturday, January 21 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center (12424 42nd Ave S.)

Hosted by the Foster High School Environmental Science and Studies Club (ESSC) the Natural Learning Series is a multipart engagement and learning session to build connection between people and the natural world. The first session is about trees - learn about tree anatomy, types of trees, and our interactions with trees!

CARE Night

Join us for a CARE Night on Wednesday, February 1 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Foster High School. Free clothes and free food will be provided.

SBIRT Screener Letter to Families


We want students to feel safe and have the support they need to be successful in school. In order to ensure their safety and wellbeing, Showalter Middle School participates in a mental health and substance use prevention and intervention program. The goal of the program is to support students’ physical, emotional and social well-being, as well as to minimize adolescent drug, alcohol, and nicotine use. In previous years, this program helped us identify the strengths and needs of over 400 middle school students, connecting those who need extra support with services or programs to help them succeed. This program is called SBIRT, an evidence-based program used nationally. SBIRT stands for Screening (“Check Yourself” survey), Brief Intervention and Referral To services. 

This school year, Showalter students may participate in the “Check Yourself” survey during their Homeroom class. The 15-20 minute online screener will ask questions about their strengths, goals, drugs/alcohol/nicotine use, mental health, and safety. Individual student responses are seen only by school support staff that are administering the program. Parents and legal guardians are able to review survey questions and a summary of responses with the school screening coordinator upon request. More detailed privacy and partnership information is on the next page. 

After the screening, follow-up with students could include goal-setting, supportive conversations, referrals to services/resources, and parent/guardian contact as needed. 

This program will not impact class performance or grades. Participation is voluntary

If you do not want your child to participate in the mental health and drug/alcohol/nicotine use screening program, please inform us using one of the following methods as soon as possible: 

● Complete the included opt-out form and send it to the school office 

● Complete the opt-out form online at

● Call the Prevention and Intervention Specialist at (206) 901-7834 and state that you do not want your student to participate in SBIRT. 

For more information, contact your school’s Prevention and Intervention Specialist - SBIRT: (206) 901-7834.


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