2016-2017 School Year Calendar

Here is the link to the 2016-2017 FWPS School Year Calendar:

http://www.fwps.org/cms/lib010/WA01919399/Centricity/Domain/811/2016-2017-1-pg-Calendar.pdf

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Early Release Dates and Times

REMINDER!

The following dates will be early release days:

April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 1.

Students will be released 90 minutes earlier than the normal release time on these days.  If there is a hardship, please contact your school office directly. Green Gables will dismiss at 1:50 p.m. on these early release days for the remainder of the year.

The change to an early release schedule came as a result of feedback from a majority of our families who indicated that an early release would be significantly less of an impact. We would like to thank our families for their support of collaborative time for teachers to meet in Professional Learning Communities, participating in data driven dialogue around student work, which can significantly impact achievement.

Here is the updated 2015-2016 Green Gables School Calendar.

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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 www.fwps.org. 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. Continue reading

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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.

http://www.fwps.org/strategic-plan/

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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.

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.

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.

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FERPA Spanish 2015-16

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The Battle of the Books 2016–Selected Titles

Will you be a 3rd-5th grader next school year? Do you want to participate in the Battle of the Books?  Do you want to get a head start on reading some of the book over the summer? Here is the list of the selected titles for the 2016 Battle of the Books:

YRC Nominees 2016

  • Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
  • Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
  • Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar by James Patterson
  • The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston
  • Never Say Die by Will Hobbs

Sasquatch Nominees 2016

  • Jinx by Sage Blackwood
  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
  • Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg
  • The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
  • One for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  • Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • The Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley
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Supply Lists

Click on the Link Below for the 2015-2016 Supply Lists for K-5th Grades

2015 – 2016 Supply Lists

You may order school supplies through our PTA and EPI, Educational Products, Inc.

**Order Securely Online**

Starting NOW thru August 5th

  1. Go to educational products.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID, GRE379
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Sales tax will be applied at checkout.

School supplies will be delivered to the school and put in your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. For questions, please contact David Goretski  PTA VP at 206-683-1924.

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ParentVUE

If you need support with your username/password, you may see Shelby in the office. She is able to retrieve that information for you!

Click on the link for directions on how to activate your ParentVUE account:

ParentVUE Directions

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