Parents and guardians, here’s your chance to tell us about what your child’s school does to include you in his or her education. Please complete the brief Family Partnership survey that is available online at www.fwps.org. The survey begins Monday, April 11, and closes Monday, April 25.
You will receive an email invitation to participate, and the survey will be available in English, Spanish, Korean and Russian. If you have more than one child in the school district, you may complete this survey for each child. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
Families and the community are invited to attend a Community Open House scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, to preview new K-8 English Language Arts Curriculum under consideration for implementation in Federal Way Public Schools.
The open house will be held at the Federal Way Public Schools ESC, 33330 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, in Room 104.
Spanish, Russian and Korean translators will be available to answer basic questions families may have about curriculum materials, as well as any questions families may have for field test teachers. Light refreshments will be provided.
Se les invita a las familias y a la comunidad a asistir una Puertas Abierta de la Comunidad programado para las 5-7 p.m. el martes, 8 de marzo para ver antes que los demás el currículo nuevo de Artes del Idioma Inglés de grados K-8 que se está considerando usar en las Escuelas Públicas de Federal Way.
The Replacement Tech Levy is on the Feb. 9 Special Election Ballot. Please vote and return your ballot no later than Tuesday, Feb. 9. If you have questions about the Technology Levy, please visit FWPS.ORG for more information.
Your vote COUNTS! Please return your ballot TODAY!
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Federal Way Public Schools has embarked on a Strategic Planning Initiative to develop the vision and direction for enhancing student achievement and success in the coming years.
The strategic plan will be our roadmap toward a future vision and provides unity, clarity and direction to the important work of the district.
In developing our plan, the District will use an approach that is inclusive and intentional and values all voices, and will continuously engage all stakeholders within the Federal Way Public Schools community.
This work must be collectively developed by members of our greater school community. There will be many opportunities to provide input on the Strategic Plan over the course of the year. The online survey is the initial effort to gather input, a series of forums for students, families and communities is another opportunity for participation.
We hope you’ll join in shaping what our school system should do and be for our community’s children.
Kirkland artist Keegan Hall spoke on campus last week and encouraged Truman students to follow their dreams. Students were wowed by Mr. Hall and he had some impressive reflections about his visit as well:
Last week I had the opportunity to speak to the students at Truman High School … I was invited to tell the students about my story and show them my artwork but, as I began to speak, I realized that I had an opportunity to deliver a message that was far more meaningful and, ironically, less about me… and more about them.
The first Wednesday Late-Start Day is next week on September 30.
Truman will start at 11:15 a.m. The start time for the Puget Sound Skills Center will not change. Students attending PSSC will need to provide their own transportation to Truman and arrive at their regular time to catch the PSSC bus.
These late-start days are designed to support student learning by providing teachers with time for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). PLCs are school improvement models aimed at improving student learning for each individual student. As FWPS continues its focus on increasing student achievement, this schedule will provide teachers with additional opportunities for collaboration.