Parent School Involvement Survey Available Online

Parents and guardians, here’s your chance to tell us about what your child’s school does to include you in his or her education. Please complete the brief Family Partnership survey that is available online at The survey begins Monday, April 11, and closes Monday, April 25.

You will receive an email invitation to participate, and the survey will be available in English, Spanish, Korean and Russian. If you have more than one child in the school district, you may complete this survey for each child. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Parents are welcome to go directly to the survey on the district website, if they do not receive the email. Also, computers and paper copies of the survey will be available at student-led conferences to give parents another option for completing the survey.

All answers will be treated in a confidential manner. Reports will not identify individuals. Data will be reviewed for participants as a group, not by individual responses. After the survey closes, we will report the findings publicly, sharing what we have learned from your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Engaging in an ongoing two-way dialogue is critical as we work together to provide our students with the best possible education. Please take this brief family involvement survey.

Encuesta sobre la Participación de los Padres Disponible en Línea

Padres y tutores, ésta es su oportunidad de informarnos acerca de lo que la escuela de su niño hace para incluirlos en su educación. Por favor llene la breve encuesta de la Asociación con la Familia disponible en nuestro sitio de internet La encuesta comienza el lunes 11 de abril y cierra el lunes el 25 de abril.

Usted recibirá una invitación por correo electrónico para participar, y la encuesta estará disponible en Ingles, Español, Coreano y Ruso. Si usted tiene más de un niño, Ud. puede llenar una encuesta por cada uno. Solo se tardara entre 5 a 10 minutos para completar la encuesta. Se les anima a los padres a ir directamente al sitio de internet si usted no recibe un correo electrónico. En este sitio, hay un vinculo (conexión) en las imágenes que están circulando y también en el Encabezado de la sección del Distrito. Además, habrá computadoras y copias impresas de la encuesta disponibles durante las conferencias dirigidas por los alumnos para darle otra opción para completarlas.

Las respuestas se tratarán de manera confidencial. Los reportes no identificarán a los individuos. Los datos de los participantes se revisarán por grupo y no por respuestas individuales. Después de cerrar la encuesta vamos a informar de los resultados al público y compartir lo que hemos aprendido de sus comentarios.

Gracias por tomar el tiempo de compartir sus pensamientos. Para poder ofrecerles la mejor educación posible a sus hijos, es fundamental tener un dialogo frecuente y trabajar en equipo. Por favor complete esta breve encuesta acerca de la participación de la familia

Ответить на вопросы о вовлечении родителей в школьную жизнь можно на странице интернета

Родители и опекуны, у Вас есть возможность высказать свое мнение о том, что делает школа в которой учится Ваш ребенок, чтобы вовлечь Вас в процесс обучения Вашего ребенка. Пожалуйста, заполните краткий опросный лист “Family Partnership survey” имеющийся на странице интернета Опрос будет проводится с понедельника 11 апреля по понедельник 25 апреля.

Вы получите по электронной почте приглашение участвовать в опросе, и в зависимости от Вашего желания Вы можете получить опросный лист на английском, испанском, корейском или русском языке. Если в школьном округе учится несколько Ваших детей, Вы можете заполнить опросный лист для каждого ребенка. Опрос займет примерно 5-10 минут Вашего времени.

Родители также могут заполнить опросный лист прямо на электронной странице школьного округа Также, опросный лист можно будет заполнить на конференции “student-led conferences”, где можно будет воспользоваться компьютером или копией на бумаге.

Все ответы будут конфиденциальны. Данные опроса будут обобщены. По окончании опроса мы сообщим результаты, и расскажем о том, что мы узнали из Ваших ответов.

Благодарим Вас за участие в опросе. Ваше участие в двустороннем диалоге имеет важное значение, так как вместе мы сможем улучшить обучение наших учащихся. Пожалуйста, примите участие в опросе.

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Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Testing Dates for 2015/2016 are:

Borg, Barry, Tyshkun:
April 19th, 21st, 22nd and May 17th, 20th, 26th

DeMarco, Rolewicz, Steighner:
April 20th, 28th, 29th and May 18th, 24th

Please do all that you can to have your student at school and on-time on these testing days. If you know your student will be absent please contact their teacher.

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Early Release Dates

Remember, school will dismiss at 1:50pm on Wednesdays, April 27th, May 11th, May 25th and June 1st.

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After School Safety

For the safety of our students it is very important that they are picked up or walk directly home at the end of the school day or at the end of their afternoon school sponsored activities. Many students stay on campus and play on the playground equipment without parent supervision. There is no adult/teacher supervision on the playground after school is dismissed at 3:20pm. Thank you for your help and cooperation with this matter.

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Parking Lot Reminders

Please do not park in the handicap parking spots unless you have a placard or special license plate. These spots are for guest and staff and are used regularly. Do not use handicap spots for dropping off or picking up students.
There is also no parking in the “Buses Only” area during drop-off and pick-up times as this is for students arriving and departing on buses.
Finally, it is right turn only out of Camelot’s parking lot during drop-off and pick-up time. This keeps the flow of traffic moving and ensures the safety for drivers and students.
Thank you for helping to keep our parking lot safe and accessible to all.

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2016—2017 Kindergarten Registration

Come register your Kindergartner today. The requirements to start kindergarten September 2016 are:

– Child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2016
– Proof of residence (lease/rental agreement, utility bill, etc.)
– Child’s original birth certificate
– Child’s immunization record

Please note that your child’s immunizations must be up-to-date:
Hepatitis B—3 doses (last dose at age 24 months or older)
DTaP/DT/Tdap/Td—5 doses (if last dose is after 4th birthday, dose 5 is not needed)
Polio (IPV) – 4 doses (if last dose is after age 4, dose 4 is not needed)
Varicella—2 doses (Both doses must be after the first birthday)
MMR—2 doses (Both doses must be after the first birthday)

Camelot Elementary registration hours are between 10:00am and 3:00pm
Save the date: Kindergarten Jump Start will be Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00pm in the Great Hall

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NEW! FWSD “Safe Arrival Program”

Starting January 4th the District will be making “Safe Arrival” phone calls. Please see the letters below for more information.
Safe Arrival Information
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families – Spanish
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families – Russian
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families – Korean

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Successful Hour of Code at Camelot

“At Camelot Elementary, Cheryl Steighner’s third grade class recently rotated through stations based on activities. In one, the students teamed together to use iPads to program balls called Spheros to change colors and execute a series of moves.”
Click here to read the entire article.

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Strategic Planning Initiative

Creating a vision for our children’s future.

Federal Way Public Schools has embarked on a Strategic Planning Initiative to develop the vision and direction for enhancing student achievement and success in the coming years.

The strategic plan will be our roadmap toward a future vision and provides unity, clarity and direction to the important work of the district.

In developing our plan, the District will use an approach that is inclusive and intentional and values all voices, and will continuously engage all stakeholders within the Federal Way Public Schools community.

This work must be collectively developed by members of our greater school community. There will be many opportunities to provide input on the Strategic Plan over the course of the year. The online survey is the initial effort to gather input, a series of forums for students, families and communities is another opportunity for participation.

We hope you’ll join in shaping what our school system should do and be for our community’s children.

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Notice of Directory Information

You have a say in who can see your child’s directory information
Federal law requires schools inform parents that some of their child’s information, called “Directory Information,” might be used for certain school-related purposes. Parents and guardians may tell schools not to release this information. This is part of a law called The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

If you wish to restrict how the district shares this information, please contact the school office and request the form.

What is directory information?

    • Your child’s name.
    • Photographs, video and other images of your child.
    • Recognition, diplomas and awards received by your child.
    • Date and place of birth.
    • Most recent and previous schools attended.
    • Dates of enrollment and enrollment status.
    • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight/height of student, if related to athletic participation.
    • Electronic (e-mail) address and telephone number, including cell phone, student ID number.
    • Student ID number (only if it cannot be used to gain access to education records).

We ask parents to think carefully before restricting this information. And, if you say “no” to providing contact information to outside organizations, your child’s name, address and phone number/s will not be provided to non-district organizations, including: graduation supplies companies; colleges; or military recruiters; and, after graduation, school reunion committees.

What if you change your mind? If you ask us to restrict your student information, but later change your mind, just ask to update this form at your child’s school office

Unfortunately, by restricting your child’s directory information for school publications, your student’s name and photo cannot be included in student annuals and yearbooks. He or she will not be able to be part of classroom, team or club photos which are intended to be published in yearbooks.


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