Mid-Winter Break

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No School Monday and Tuesday, February 15 & 16, 2016

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First Scheduled Early Release Day is February 24

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.

Please see the district website at www.fwps.org for more information.

Click the link below for Spanish, Korean, or Russian:

Early Release – Website

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Your Vote Counts!

votePlease vote in the special election and return your ballot no later than Tuesday, Feb. 9.

If you have questions about the Technology Levy, please visit FWPS.org for more information.

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Semester Break/Report Cards

No School, Friday, January 29 — Semester Break

Friday, February 5th — Report Cards Go Home

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No School, Monday, January 18

i_have_a_dream_by_aners56-d3kx6ucNo School, Monday, January 18 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Revised School Year Calendar

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.

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2-Hour Late Start, Monday, January 4

ALL SCHOOLS on 2-hour Late Start Schedule: Monday, January 4

NO A.M. Preschool, Headstart or ECEAP
NO Out of District Transportation

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Winter Break

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Winter Break

No School

December 21, 2015 — January 1, 2016

See you on January 4, 2016!

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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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Referrals for HC Services

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 dithomas@fwps.org.

Please click here for information on how to apply

 

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