State Testing May 20, 21, 27, and 28
Sophomores and juniors must report to school with headphones at the normal time for SBAC testing. Passing these tests is a graduation requirement for current sophomores! Juniors who pass the SBAC test may use their passing score to count towards graduation requirements if they have not yet passed 10th grade state tests. Additionally, high SBAC scores may waive the need to take placement exams at Washington colleges.
For non-testing students (9th and 12th grade), buses will run on a 3.5-hour delay. Report to school at 11:00 am. Classes will meet 11:00-2:10 pm on testing days as follows:
5/20: Periods 6&2
5/21: Periods 3&7
5/27: Periods 6&7
5/28: Periods 3&7
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. 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!
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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.