Student Led Conferences This Week

Students Led Conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 15th from 2:30-4:30 pm and 5:30-8:00 pm and also on Thursday, April 16th from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1-5 pm.

Your student should have made an appointment through their Advisory teacher. If you do not have an appointment, please contact your student’s Advisory teacher or come during the above listed times.  Teachers will be available in the gym and great hall. If you have questions, please call your Academy office.

We will NOT be having regular school on Thursday and Friday.

 

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April 2, 2015 Incident at Todd Beamer

April 2, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians, In a situation much like yesterday, a bomb threat was sent to school today. Unlike yesterday, today’s threat was received by email. While such threats are almost always hoaxes, schools must take all threats seriously. Our highest priority is the safety and security of our students and staff. Federal Way Police and the district’s security officers searched the school, and like yesterday, they found an item they wanted to look at more closely. At that point, we decided to dismiss school early. In keeping with police and hazard response protocol in bomb threat situations, as the school was evacuated students were instructed to leave personal belongings like backpacks in the school. This protocol is designed to prevent a real bomb or device from being moved from inside the building to where students were gathered outside. As a result, students whose car keys were in backpacks, purses, etc., were not able to drive their cars. Due to the threat, school buses were not allowed in the bus loop and had to park along 16th Avenue. That, coupled with the large number of parents driving to the school to pick up students, produced serious traffic issues. This also resulted in buses running late throughout the district. Unfortunately, this was all due to another hoax, which is very possibly the work of a student who wanted to disrupt the school day. While this individual probably thought he or she was playing a harmless joke, there are serious repercussions. The investigations into yesterday’s graffiti threat, as well as today’s email threat, are both ongoing. We will make every effort to determine who is responsible for these threats. If that person is found to be a student, he or she faces discipline, including expulsion. The district will cooperate fully with the police department and the prosecuting attorney’s office, and vigorously supports the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible. Individuals determined to be responsible for bomb hoaxes and similar threats toward schools face legal prosecution including class “B” felony charges. I wish we could guarantee this won’t happen again. We need the help of our students, parents and guardians. If you or your student know who may be responsible for these threats, please report it to our office, or call or text the Safe Schools Tipline (253.945.SAFE). The tipline provides an anonymous and easy way to report concerns regarding safety of our staff and students, or knowledge of illegal activities, at any time of the day or night. If you have any questions or information, please feel free to contact me at 253.945.2570.

Sincerely, Joni Hall, Principal

Letter in  Spanish

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Graduation Letter and Planner

Graduation ceremony for the class of 2015 is almost here.  Please make sure to review the 2015 Graduation Letter and Planner over the next several weeks as we move closer to the end of the school year.

Graduation will be held Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm in the Tacoma Dome.

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Booster Club Auction and Dinner

TODD BEAMER BOOSTER CLUB AUCTION AND DINNERTodd beamer  logo

April 18th 6-9 pm
Todd Beamer Great Hall

Silent and Live auction – Large Ticket items!

Featuring musical and dance entertainment
catered dinner from Gino’s Bistro

$20 per ticket or $120 per table
Contact Katherine Hinkle to donate or for ticket information

Additional Information for Beamer Auction

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Highly Capable Program Consent Form

If you received info about the HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAM —  Copy and paste the link below into your browser to access the consent form.

http://goo.gl/forms/6KFak8tg2e

For more information go to:  http://www.fwps.org/academics/highlycapable/

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Ordering School Pictures

To order pictures online you will need the “proof number” you received when your picture was taken at Beamer. Pictures are in the Academy Offices.  For further information on ordering pictures call 1-800-347-4687.

1. Go to www.yuenluistudio.com and follow these directions.
2. Select “Online Viewing”
3. Enter search criteria:  Todd Beamer High School Prepay
4. Follow directions to complete the online order process.

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Questions about school? There’s an App for that!

Parents and students today are busier than ever.  Now, Federal Way Public Schools has an App to help you stay up-to-date and involved with school no matter where you are.  All you need is a smart phone.

This new App will allow you to check calendars, grades, lunch menus, lunch balances (and pay), game scores, Facebook and Twitter.

You’ll get the latest news right in the feed — and flyers too, if you choose.  You can customize it to get the information you want most, for just the schools your children attend.  Select the calendars you want and see them combined on your device.

Our new App also gives you another way to receive notifications you typically get through automated phone calls and email.  Once you download the App, these will show up like a text message on your phone, as long as the App is open.  You’ll be able to click through to read more.

Keep your eyes open for more capabilities on the App in the near future.  Search for “Federal Way Public Schools” on the Apple App Store and in Google Play and stay in touch.

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Senior Graduation Orders

Seniors, a reminder that cap & gown order packets are still available in the Resource Office. You may also order on-line @ highschool.herffjones.com. Contact Herff Jones @ 1-800-925-1483 if you any questions.

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Associated Student Body (ASB) Financial Data

Associated Student Body (ASB) financial data is available for each school in the Federal Way School District.

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School Appropriate Dress

Please help us maintain a high quality school environment by wearing school appropriate dress.  For further information on our dress code, you may review our District School Dress Policy.

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