2017 summer school information
March 16, 2017 (check back as more details are finalized)
Summer school will run Monday through Thursday from July 5-August 3, 2017.
Questions? Contact Chief Academic Officer JoAnne Fabian, 206-901-8032.
- Focus: Targeted literacy, math, and English language support for identified students who will benefit from summer intervention
- Coordinator: Javier Roman, Thorndyke Assistant Principal
- Location: Tukwila Elementary
- Time: 8:15-8:30 a.m.—breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—educational program, 12:30-1 p.m.—lunch
- After-school program: provided by the City of Tukwila Parks and Recreation, 1-3 p.m.
- About 300 students were notified of eligibility and invited to enroll in summer school in mid-March. After assessments in April, schools will evaluate data and send out a second round of invitations as needed. If you have questions or believe your child would benefit from summer school, please contact your school principal.
- Focus: Targeted literacy and math support for identified students who will benefit from summer intervention; retrieval of Washington state history and/or science credit(s)
- Coordinator: Suzanne Hamilton, Showalter Dean of Students
- Location: Showalter Middle School
- Time: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Focus: Credit recovery and acceleration through Tukwila Online School
- Coordinator Brian Seigel, Foster Math Teacher
- Location: Foster High School
- Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Credit Recovery
- Summer-school elementary positions posted: February 2017
- Letters to families of eligible elementary students inviting them to summer school: Early March 2017 with follow-up letters in late April
- Professional development for elementary summer-school teachers: June 22 and 23
School Emergencies – What Parents Need to Know
Coming May 26th to Foster High School. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Foster High School’s Teen CERT club will be hosting a very special family night – School Emergency Procedures – What Parents Need to Know
Check in and pick up important information between 3:00-3:30. Presentations will start promptly at 4:00pm.
This is an event that you need to attend. Agenda items will include harassment/bullying, reunification plan, contact information, roles, notification, training and more. And as a special treat, the Red Cross present with a mini-mock shelter and education piece. Dinner and Childcare will be provided.
To help us get an accurate count for dinner, (we don’t want you to go home hungry) please email Mrs. Aguiluz if you plan on attending. Her email is email@example.com. Or call her at 206-901-7902.
Class of 67 Reunion
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 6:30-11:30pm
Embassy Suites Hilton – 15920 West Valley Hwy, Tukwila, WA 98188
$56 per person – Before June 1. After June 1 $66 per person.
Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while you visit with our classmates of 1967.
Join us in our new Group Facebook page – FOSTER CLASS of 67.
Your 50th Reunion Committee:
- Cheryl Zilbert Collier (206) 330-5416
- Tom Myers (503) 901-3863
- Vicki Burnett LaStant (253)468-9705
- Mary Skeel Luedke (206) 669-4386
- Arlene Kato (206) 930-8113
- Janita Capps Maestas (206) 999-1497
Send check or money order to: Cheryl Collier – P.O. Box 27835 Seattle, WA 98165. Be sure to include your name, maiden name, # of persons attending and the amount enclosed. Also indicate if we may share phone and e-mail with classmates.
Revised calendar: Snow make-up days move last day of school to June 21
- Revised school-year calendar (Feb. 13, 2017)
Snow and icy conditions closed schools on Feb. 6 and 7, 2017. We have adjusted the school year calendar to make up those days. We had one make-up day built in on Friday, May 26; students will go to school on that day. The last day of school has been pushed back one day to Wednesday, June 21.
Thank you for your flexibility, and cross your fingers for no more snow this winter!
Mumps information in Tukwila schools
Jan. 19, 2017
Public health officials just informed our District Nurse that a student in the Tukwila School District had a recent case of the mumps (or, at the very least, had mumps-like symptoms). The student—who attends Foster High and has siblings at Showalter Middle and Thorndyke Elementary—has recovered and is no longer contagious. At this time, health officials are NOT recommending that any children or staff members be kept home from school for safety reasons.
We are notifying community members so that you can be vigilant in case any family members exhibit mumps symptoms, which include fever, headache, and swelling of the cheeks and jaw. If anyone develops these symptoms, please call your healthcare provider right away and tell them your family may have been exposed to the mumps. Your child should be in the clear by early next week, when the incubation period for this particular outbreak will be over.
A letter from Seattle King County Public Health has been sent home with every student (see below). If you have questions, please contact your health provider.
As always during this cold and flu season, please make sure your children wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs, stay home from school if they are sick, and remain up-to-date on all vaccination recommendations. Thank you.
!GRATIS ! CLASES DE INGLÉS PARA ADULTOS
!GRATIS ! CLASES DE INGLÉS PARA ADULTOS
- Horario: Lunes y Martes
- 9:15 am ‐ 11:00 am
- Lugar: Thorndyke Elementary School
- 4415 South 150th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168
Las clases son completamente gratis. Se necesitan nuevos estudiantes
Para inscribirse, venga a la Escuela Primaria de Thorndyke el Lunes o Martes. Llamar al Ms. Browne 206 901 7603 o Alberto Florez 206 348 7329
Necesitamos su nombre y número de teléfono.
Spike in flu cases: Keep kids home if sick!
Winter health reminders
Public Health officials are warning of a spike in flu activity this month—in fact, the number of people in hospital emergency departments with flu-like illnesses to-date is more than for the previous five years at this time of year, and we have not peaked yet. Please make sure to wash your hands frequently and get a flu shot, especially if you’re part of a vulnerable population (people with asthma, diabetes, heart disease …). To keep our school community healthy, please keep children home from school for at least 24 hours AFTER they have a fever or signs of a fever, without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
Also be aware that a mumps outbreak recently occurred in south King County and pertussis is circulating through the community. It is critical for the health and safety of our students that everyone who attends a Tukwila school is up to date on his or her vaccinations. You will soon receive a letter from your school nurse if your student is out of compliance; there are many community resources that will provide the needed vaccinations in one visit for free or an affordable cost. Contact your school nurse if you have questions.
Pathways to Excellence Award
Nov. 13, 2016
Pathways to Excellence Award
Featuring Foster High School (plus 2 others)
6:30 PM oKCTS Channel 9
It’s a Great Day to be a Bulldog!