Important School Safety Letter from Principal Chacon

No School on October 9

Friday, October 9 is a Teacher In-Service day.  There will be no classes and school will be closed as staff will be in training all day.

SAT & PSAT School Day

Federal Way School District is paying for all students to participate in the SAT/PSAT School Day Initiative on October 14, 2015.  See the flyer for more information, including important details about testing release times and transportationPSAT-SAT Day Flyer

Fall Campus Beautification – Volunteers Needed

Join us in making TJ sparkle on October 24, 2015! The fall campus clean-up includes various projects including our Community Garden.  TJ Campus Clean-up & Beautification Flyer

School Starts Three & Half Hours Later on Weds., October 28

Our next Late Start Day will be  Wednesday, October 28.  Here at TJ, we will expect our student to start arriving at 10:45 and to be in their classrooms at 11:00. Late start bus schedules can be found here: TJ Late Start Bus Schedule.  See the late start bell schedule here: Bell Schedule for Late Start Days

Student Success Conferences (Student-led Conferences)

Parent involvement is integral to student success.  See how your child is doing at Student Success Conferences November 4-6, 2015.  November 4th and 5th will be open ‘arena style’ in the Cafeteria, Deuce and Library.  Drop in anytime between 2:30-4 pm or 5:30-8 pm on November 4th.  November 5th we will be available 11 am-4 pm and 5:30-8 pm.  Novembers 6th we will be available by appointment only.  Call or email your child’s teachers by November 2nd to set up individual appointments.  Otherwise, come see us during the open times that are set up on November 4-5.

See our flyer! Student Success Conferences

Back to School Info

Welcome back, Raiders!  Please see our Fall Back to School Newsletter and Fall Athletics info.  Welcome “Red & Gold days”!  We have a new “A/B” class schedule – alternating odd and even class periods.  On Mon/Wed/Thurs we will have four class periods.  On Tues/Fri we will have four class periods + advisory.  Check out the bell schedule and calendar here: TJ Bell Schedule 2015-16 Red & Gold Days Calendar 2015-16 *

On days that we have assemblies, we will follow the following schedule:  Bell Schedule for TJ Assembly Days .  On late start days we will follow this schedule:  Bell Schedule for Late Start Days.  See the TJ Calendar 2015-16 (updated 10/1/15) for scheduled assembly and late start days.

*Subject to change

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:

  • Calendars
  • 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.

IB & MYP information, including Academic Honesty Policy
SOCIAL MEDIA: Like us on Facebook

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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.