The Sacajawea office will be closed beginning on Monday, June 29th and will re-open on Monday, August 3rd. August office hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm through 3 pm.
Our first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year is Wednesday, September 2nd. Schedule pick-up for seventh and eighth graders is Thursday, August 20th from 7:30-11 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Schedule pick up for incoming sixth graders will be Friday, August 21st from 7:30 to 11:00 am. You will receive a packet of information in the mail the second week of August with more details.
Federal Way Public Schools App!
Did you know that there is an app to help you keep track of happenings in your school and around the district? That you can deposit lunch money in your student’s account, customize which schools and sources you want to receive information from? See the lunch menu? Check into employment opportunities with the district? Get FWHS construction updates? Click here for more information in English or Spanish (PDF)
A Fond Farewell
Sacajawea students and staff are sad to say “goodbye” to the following Sac staffers who are moving on to new opportunities next year.
– Mr. Taylor, interim principal, who is retiring, again!
– Ms. Colkitt, science teacher, who is getting married and seeking a position closer to her new home north of Seattle.
– Mrs. Bell, technology, who is retiring and looking forward to NOT commuting from Olympia each day.
– Ms. Wallace, language arts and social studies, who is moving to California to continue her teaching career.
– Mrs. Ryan, para-educator, who will be continuing to pursue her Masters in Education.
Six Late-Start Half Days Added to 2015-16 Calendar
The FWPS Board of Directors voted at the regular May 26 board meeting to approve six late-start days during the 2015-16 school year at all district schools. The late-start days are designed to support student learning by providing teachers with time for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Bell times for the 2015-16 school year for both regular school days and late-start half days will be posted soon. Bus transportation will be adjusted on those days to accommodate the late start, and lunch will be served.
The following dates are scheduled as half-day late starts. All are on the last Wednesday of the month:
September 30, 2015
October 28, 2015
February 24, 2016
March 30, 2016
April 27, 2016
May 25, 2016
School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents and schools do not realize how quickly absences (excused as well as unexcused) can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month—can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. Learn more about how attendance can affect your student’s success on the FWPS website: http://www.fwps.org/schoolresources/attendance/
Grades Online – ParentVUE and StudentVUE
The FWPS online grade portals (StudentVUE and ParentVUE) are available to all Sacajawea parents and students. Students who are new to the district should have received log-in information from their first period teachers. Returning FWPS students continue to use the same account as last year. If you have forgotten your password or have other log-in issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Warrior Uniform Shirts Available
Polos are available in Youth Medium or Large, as well as Adult Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large.
Sac sweatshirts are also available. Cost is $14 for crew-neck and $22 for quarter-zip style.
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