At Sequoyah MS, The Smarter Balanced Assessment will begin Monday, May 2nd and continue through Tuesday, May 17th, 2016. The assessments measure student knowledge of the new state standards. This is the second year that Federal Way Public Schools have been teaching to these standards, which are often referred to as Common Core.
Below is a link to our testing schedule. Attendance is crucial! If you know your student will be absent on a testing date, please notify our office, at 253-945-3670, so we can make accommodations for testing. If your student is ill on testing day, please keep them home and we will make arrangements for make-up testing. It is also important that your student gets adequate sleep and eats a healthy breakfast in order to set them up for success.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Schedule (PDF)
*Please watch for our next newsletter on Friday, May 13th.
Click the link below to get the 2016-2017 AVID application. Applications will need to be turned into the Sequoyah office no later than April 22, 2016. If you have questions email
Lauri Isaksen at email@example.com .
2016-2017 AVID application for Sequoyah
Our Strategic Planning Initiative will create a road map toward a future vision for enhancing student achievement and success in the coming years.
Your Child’s Future: How Big Can You Dream?
What should our schools do and be for all of our children? Tell us your hopes and dreams for your child’s academic learning. >>Read more
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.
Studies show that our positive presence as parents and guardians not only improves the wellbeing of our own students but can create a positive and dynamic school climate.
You are invited to join the Guardians And Parents as Partners team at Sequoyah Middle School! This team will be working together to build relationships with students and staff to create a supportive, caring, and safe school climate we all want for our school.
Please join us for one of two information/sign up meetings this week:
Thursday, December 3rd from 6-7pm OR
Saturday, December 5th from 10-11am
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP
Joining together with you,
Springy Yamasaki Amy McGraw
Principal Sequoyah Middle School Sequoyah Parent and GAPP Coordinator
Starting in fall 2015 for students in 7th and 8th grades. They will need two doses of the vaccine <<read more
For over a decade, Federal Way Public Schools has set a high bar for its students, asking them to earn more credits by graduation than the state require. >> Read more
High School graduation requirements change flier(PDF)
“The DreamBox student driven learning environment differentiates content, pace, and sequence for the highest levels of student achievement so every student can learn to think critically, understand deeply and have a life-long love for and confidence in math.” >> See more
DreamBox is used as a supplemental curriculum in the math department to support the needs of all students.
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