No School Monday and Tuesday, February 15 & 16, 2016
Please remember that Wednesday, February 24, is an early release day. Students will be released 90 minutes earlier than the normal release time on this date. Lakeland will dismiss at 1:50 p.m. If there is a hardship, please contact us at 253-945-3000.
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 than late start. 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.
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If you have questions about the Technology Levy, please visit FWPS.org for more information.
No School, Friday, January 29 — Semester Break
Friday, February 5th — Report Cards Go Home
The School Board approved the new model for collaborative time for teachers to meet that includes eight 90-minute student early release days, eliminating the four 3-hour late starts previously scheduled.
This means all students will be released 90 minutes early on the following dates: February 24, March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 1.
ALL SCHOOLS on 2-hour Late Start Schedule: Monday, January 4
NO A.M. Preschool, Headstart or ECEAP
NO Out of District Transportation
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.
Referrals for HC Services
- Does your student want to learn everything?
- Does your student learn everything fast?
- Does your student have an insatiable curiosity?
- Does your student love solving problems?
- Does your student take risks because they want to know what will happen?
Referrals for Highly Capable services will be accepted December 14, 2015 – January 15, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. By referring your student, he or she will be considered for the highly-capable designation and may be eligible for services and programs provided by the district.
Students may be referred by parents, teachers, community members, or even themselves AND students may be referred at any grade level.
Questions or concerns? Please contact the FWPS HC Director, Diana Thomas, at 253-945-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.