New Attendance Procedures
Please view this important letter from Principal Adrienne Chacón regarding changes to attendance procedures at TJ, effective Monday, January 4, 2016: New Attendance Procedures
Teacher PLC Days Change
5th Annual Cultural Fair
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.
Important School Safety Letter from Principal Chacon
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. Search for “Federal Way Public Schools” on the Apple App Store, and in Google Play. What can you do on the FWPS app? Just for starters, you can check:
- Grades, thanks to direct links to ParentVUE, StudentVUE and TeacherVUE
- 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 to. That’s right, 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.
Another way to get emergency notifications: Our new app gives you another way to get 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!
Be an Academic Superstar!
Struggling in your classes? TJ has many supports to ensure your academic success. Check them out!
Associated Student Body (ASB) financial data is available here.
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TJHS Mission Statement:
Thomas Jefferson High School aims to provide a safe, secure, and diverse environment that encourages students to be active, life-long learners. We will do this by providing challenging curricular programs that foster inquiring, knowledgeable, internationally-minded, and caring young people who actively strive to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.