Back to School Info

TJHS main office will be open starting Aug 17, Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Registration starts Friday, August 21.  The first day of school is Sept 2, with a focus on freshmen and transfer students.  Regular classes for all students begin on Thursday, September 3rd. In the next couple of weeks you will be receiving a packet in the mail. Some items in the packet are informational, others are forms that need to be completed and brought to your student’s assigned schedule pick-up day and time. You must come during your assigned time slot as we are unable to take anyone early or late. Back to School Info PDF.  Summer Newsletter. Fall Athletics info.

Schedule Pick-Up Days and Times

Fri 8/21 Mon 8/24 Tue 8/25 Wed 8/26
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019

Times (by student last name)

A-B 8:00-8:20 am H-J 9:00-9-20 am Q-S 10:00-10:20 am
C-D 8:20-8:40 am K-M 9:20-9:40 am T-V 10:20-10:40 am
E-G 8:40-9:00 am N-P 9:40-10:00 am W-Z 10:40-11:00 am

Raider Freshman Welcome Day

Come join us for Freshmen registration, information, fun, and good food as you get ready for High School! Click here for the Freshmen Day Flyer. Schedule of Events:
8:00 AM—11:00 AM Freshmen Registration: Class schedule pick-up, books, student ID cards, pictures
6:00—7:00 PM Student Welcoming Activities: Getting to know TJ campus with Student Leaders & Fun. Activities (Main Gym), Parent Welcoming/Information Meeting (Cafeteria)
7:00—8:00 PM Raiders “Eat it Up.” Burgers & hot dogs served to all future Raiders & parents! Mingle with parents, students, staff and administration.

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.

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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.