Early Release Days:

Remember, school will dismiss at 12:40pm on Wednesday, May 25 and June 1. If there are difficulties, please contact the main office. Please note: May 25 will be a special EOC testing early release schedule (please post below). Download the Early Release/Transportation flyer.

Student Testing Information:

Wednesday, May 25 is an Early Release and EOC Testing Day. All 9th and 10th graders and any 11th graders that have not already passed the test will be taking the Biology EOC test on this day. 12th graders that choose to attend school on May 25 will have assigned rooms to report to. Download the EOC testing flyer.

The bell schedule will be as follows:
7:30-11:18 – Testing
11:24-12:40 – Advisory and Lunch (2 lunches only)
1 st lunch – 11:24-12:00
2nd lunch – 12:06-12:40

If you have any questions, please contact Paige Stines, Testing Coordinator.

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See the article in the Federal Way Mirror (Note: page maintained independent of TJ or Federal Way Public Schools)

Early Release Day Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Remember, school will dismiss at 12:40 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Please see the TJ Bell Schedule for Early Release days here.

The change to an early release schedule came as a result of feedback from a majority of our families who indicated that an early release would be significantly less of an impact than late start.  We would like to thank our families for their support of collaborative time for teachers to meet in Professional Learning Communities, participating in data driven dialogue around student work, which can significantly impact achievement. Early Release Flyer

Please see the district website at www.fwps.org for more information.

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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. 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!

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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.