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Foster Family Newsletter

May 21 - June 3, 2023

Family Newsletter Archive

Information for Seniors

  • June 2: Senior sunset/rock painting/cup set up @ 4pm

  • June 5 - 6: Finals

  • June 6: Seniors last day

  • June 7: Seniors must have everything complete by 3:00 pm in order to participate in graduation! This includes: Grad Alliance classes, High School and Beyond plan & passing grades in all classes.

  • June 7: Senior Awards Night at 6:30 in the PAC

  • June 8: Grad rehearsal 8am @ the stadium

  • June 8: Grad parade to Showalter & elementary schools followed by a catered BBQ!

  • June 9: Graduation


  • If your student ordered your cap & gown you can pick it up in the Counseling office

  • Students are welcome to decorate your caps - be sure to be school appropriate.

  • Tickets - 8 per student

New Weather Station

We've installed a weather station on the roof of Showalter Middle School! If you'd like to see our very Tukwila-specific weather report, visit this website: 

Tukwila Weather Station

Y-We Summer Programs

For more information, visit the Y-WE website.


Foster High School STEAM Fair

You are invited to visit the Foster High School STEAM Fair on May 24th, from 4pm to 7pm, hosted by the Robotics Club and Key Club, where we will celebrate and showcase our students' innovative projects and exciting research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). The fair will take place in the Commons and will be open to all members of our school community, including students, staff, families, and members of the wider community. It will feature exhibits from a wide range of classes and clubs, with lots of fun and interactive activities. You can attend for as long as you like and leave any time.

We hope you can join us to witness the hard work and dedication of our students throughout the school year and participate in exciting STEAM activities. Food will be provided and cooked in front of you by the culinary class, making it an event that's not to be missed! This event is hosted by the CTE Department.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance! We look forward to seeing you there!

Alert King County

The City of Tukwila is encouraging everyone that lives, works, or plays in Tukwila to sign-up to receive emergency alerts. Signing up is FREE and EASY!

Alert King County is our First Line of Communication for Emergency Information. Alert King County is an “opt-in” emergency mass notification system that allows first responders to communicate emergency, life safety information to everyone that has signed up. It is the easiest way to quickly get
critical, life-safety information to our residents.

Alert King County allows you to:

  • Choose How to Receive Emergency Information. Receive emergency notifications by cell phone, landline, email, or all three.
  • Enter Multiple Addresses. Enter your home address, your work address, or other places you’ll spend time to get emergency messages targeted for your area.
  • Cancel or Change Your Information at any time. If you need to change your contact information or if you no longer wish to receive alerts, you can update your information or cancel at any time.
  • Select Your preferred language. You can now receive alerts in English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Korean, French, Portuguese, and Chinese. More languages are being added regularly.

Your Information Remains Private. The information that you put into Alert King County is confidential. It cannot be accessed by anyone in Tukwila government and is NOT sold or released to anyone.

Ready to sign-up? Go to
If we can’t reach you, we can’t communicate with you.

Water Safety Information

Dear King County families,

Welcome to summer 2023! With children finishing school and about to be out of daily classes, many will visit local pools, rivers, streams lakes, and Puget Sound for swimming. Water recreation is a popular summertime activity here in King County. To ensure you and your family have fun, King County is sharing ways you can plan and make safety your goal.

While most kids enjoy swimming safely, preventable drownings and other tragic situations sadly happen every year. Preventable drownings in King County have continue to remain elevated with 29 fatalities in 2022,
including 16 deaths in open water. In 2021, 29 people also died. In 62% of those open-water drownings, a life jacket may have saved the person’s life.

Public Health – Seattle & King County advises:

  • Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket when swimming if no lifeguards are present, and while boating, tubing, or rafting. Children ages 12 and younger are required by law to wear a life jacket on any vessel under 19 feet.
  • Ensure all family members know how to swim before going in the water.
  • Watch children closely when they are in or near any type of water; always stay within touching distance of small children.
  • Never use alcohol, marijuana, or other impairing drugs during water and boating activities.
  • Learn CPR. Visit for training information on Hands-Only CPR.

Dangerous river conditions:

River recreation is inherently dangerous. No lifeguards are on duty and conditions are always subject to change. Throughout the summer, King County rivers will have cold, fast flows from this year’s late snowmelt. Rocks and gravel shift seasonally along rivers, changing the nature of local swimming holes. In some areas, shallow water will seem warm, but any moving or deep water will be very cold, which could result in cold water incapacitation or hypothermia.

When planning a boating or floating trip:

  • Always tell someone your route and when and where you expect to put in and take out.
  • Never float a river alone and, if possible, make sure there is at least one craft with oars in your group in case a rescue is needed.
  • Bring a dry bag with food, water, and warm clothes.

For more information and where to find life jackets visit the King County Rivers Safety website at or search for the “Washington State Parks Life Jacket Loaner Map.” Coupons for
20% off regular price of any life jacket in stock at Big 5 Sporting Goods are available through the Seattle Children’s Drowning Prevention Network at

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer.

PK-12 Registration Event

If you have a student who will be 3 or 4 by August 31, we encourage you to apply for our preschool program! Join us for a Registration Event on Monday, May 22 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Cascade View Elementary (13601 32nd Ave S). Visit our enrollment page for more information.


Upcoming Events

Monday, May 22

PK-12 Registration Event
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Cascade View Elementary

Tuesday, May 23

Board Work Session
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | TSD Administration Building | Zoom link

School Board Meeting
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | TSD Administration Building | Zoom link

Wednesday, May 24

Foster High School STEAM Fair
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Foster High School Commons

Friday, May 26

No School

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day - No School

Friday, June 2

Senior Sunset & Rock Paining
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Foster High School