Early Release Day May 11th 1:10pm

Please remember that Wednesday, May 11th, is an early release day. Students will be released 90 minutes earlier than the normal release time on this date. Rainier View will dismiss at 1:10 p.m. If there is a hardship, please contact us at 253-945-3700.

There will be no after school programs on early release days.

Early release/Bus stop conversion chart multiple languages

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Coin Drive Playground Equipment

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Playground Equipment

April 22nd – 29th

Dear Rainier View families, as you may have heard we are working to get a new “Big Toy” on our playground.  The new equipment will support more student activity, has new protective matting, and new features to engage kids in being physically active.  Please support our kids in keeping their bodies healthy at recess.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us here at school.

 Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters… all coins are welcome….even bills!

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3rd, 4th, and 5th SBA Testing

The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) which is the state assessment for ELA (English Language Arts) and Math.


3rd Grade & Mr. Thomas’s Class: April 26th, May 3rd, May 4th, May 18th, May 24th

4th Grade: May 5th, May 9th, May 10th, May 19th, May 23rd

5th Grade & Ms. Stenhjem’s Class: May 12th, May 16th, May 17th, May 20th, May 26th , June 2nd

Help your child get ready to do their best:

  • Making sure they are here on the days of testing
  • A good night’s rest the night before
  • Eats breakfast before coming to school on the days of testing
  • Encouragement

A practice test is also available to help parents and children get an idea of the types of questions that they will see on the real test as well as give them practice navigating through the test (which is completely online).   Follow the instructions provided on this handout..

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Elementary School Parents Make the Difference – May 2016

The four page parent’s newsletters provide information on topics to improve their child’s success at school.  The calendars give suggestions of what families can do together each day.  Both items are provided in English and Spanish.

Parents Make The Difference      English    Spanish PMD Activity Calendar   English   Spanish


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FWPS 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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FWPS Transportation Department Hiring Bus Monitors

If you are interested in a bus monitor position please call 253.945.5960.school_backbus

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Notice of Directory Infornmation

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. District information site.

Request to Restrict Student Directory Information Forms

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Internet available for $9.99 for familes that qualify.

Information about Internet service for $9.99 available in the RVW office

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