Thanksgiving Break & Emergency Evacuation Drill

There will be early dismissal at 12:10 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  There will be no school on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break.

On Wednesday the 25th, it will be a Gold schedule day (periods 2,4,6,8) with shortened class periods and two lunches. During 2nd period, we will hold our annual required Emergency Evacuation Drill.

The drill is sponsored by Thomas Jefferson High School’s Student Emergency Response Club and will simulate the scene that would occur after a shallow 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

All students and staff will evacuate the building and meet outside at designated areas on the football field. The drill is expected to last approximately an hour and a half. We encourage students to dress appropriately for the weather that day; however, students may not bring sleeping bags, tents, etc.

More information on the drill is available here.  The bell schedule for Wednesday, November 25th is on our Bell Schedules page.

Important School Safety Letter from Principal Chacon

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!

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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.