REGION 6 Training March 8, 2014 Region 6 Winter Conference and "PTA & The Law"
When: Sat., March 8, 2014 8:30am - 1:00 pm
Where: South Shore K-8, 4800 S. Henderson Street, Seattle, WA 98118[ visit website ]
Registration/Check-in at 8:30
PTA & The Law from 9:15-12:30
Session 1 9:15-10:30
Volunteers the Foundation of PTA
PTA Challenges Roundtable
Superintendent Jose Banda to host regional town hall meetings Superintendent Jose Banda to host regional town hall meetings
*PTA Presidents should make sure to go or send representatives to these meetings!
Seattle Public Schools will host five community meetings to share information on the District's five-year Strategic Plan, with tailored comments, topics and data from each of the five educational regions. These meetings are designed to engage families, students, staff and community members in ideas to ensure academic success for every one of our students. There will also be time for participants to ask questions of the Superintendent and District leadership.
The community meetings will be held:
* Monday, March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for the Southeast region, South Shore K-8, 4800 S. Henderson St.
* Thursday, March 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for the Northeast region, at Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave. NE
* Thursday, March 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for the Central region, at Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave.
* Thursday, March 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for the Northwest region, at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th
* Monday, March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for the West Seattle region at Roxhill Elementary, 9430 30th Ave. SW
Interpreters in Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese and Tagalog will be available at each meeting. In addition, supervised children's' activities and light refreshments will be provided.
Each meeting will include a joint presentation by Superintendent Jose Banda and the Executive Director of Schools for that region. Families, staff and community members will be invited to participate in small group discussions about the Strategic Plan on how to ensure the District meets its goal of ensuring every student graduates prepared for college, career and life.
To submit topics you'd like to see presented in your region, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "town hall meeting topic" by Feb. 27.
To learn more about the District's Strategic Plan please, visit: http://bit.ly/1eS5btR
School Board Approves Bus Arrival and Departure Times for the 2014-15 School Year Seattle School Board members on Wednesday approved Transportation Service Standards for the 2014-15 school year, including bus arrival and departure times.[ visit website ] Members approved an amendment introduced by Director Sue Peters, which shifted bus arrival times back about 10 minutes from the most recent proposal, closer to the bus arrival times for many schools this year. She called the amendment a "compromise" solution that is intended as a one-year solution only.
"Our effort to fine tune this is definitely in response to the community," Peters said. "People are being heard. While the proposals tonight may not be perfect they are a step in the right direction."
Arrival and departure times for all schools can be found online.
In an effort to save money and preserve funding that directly affects our classrooms, the District was tasked by the School Board with cutting the transportation budget.
On Feb. 5 Board members also approved:
*Ending yellow bus transportation to option school students who live outside that school's middle school attendance area
*Eliminating transportation to elementary school students who live outside that school's attendance area
*Sunseting any previous "grandfathering" of transportation that was allowed when the New Student Assignment Plan took effect in 2010-11.
*Standardizing all yellow bus arrival times to three tiers. Please note these are not start times for schools, but the arrival times for buses. Next fall's school bell times will be set later this winter.
These measures will save the District more than $3.4 million next year, helping preserve money for our teachers and classrooms.
Every student will receive a letter prior to Open Enrollment with specific information on next year's assignment, as well as on Open Enrollment, in case you want to apply for a different school.
Open Enrollment is February 24 -March 7 and families have the option to request assignment to a different school, and a guarantee to enroll in their designated attendance area school, if desired. Enrollment information can be found at www.seattleschools.org/enrollment, by visiting the John Stanford Center or calling 206-252-0760.
Middle School and High School Tours 2014-2015 Middle School Tours and Information Sessions, one should verify the information with the school before attending.
Questions About Enrollment? There will be Seattle Public Schools staff at the following events who just might know the answers. People from Enrollment Services can answer questions about choice schools. Staff from Early learning and kindergarten transition will be there too. Materials in many languages[ download / view file ] Please pass this on to parenting groups, preschools or neighbors who could use the language support or might not know of the events.
Information about Choice Schools http://www.seattleschools.org
Open Enrollment February 24 through March 7,
Early registration for 2014-2015 School year began Oct. 1, 2013
When you register your child, You'll need to provide the following:
Student's Proof of Birth
Student's CIS (Immunizations)
Two documents verifying parent name and proof of Seattle residence
Student's Admission Form.
Photo ID of Parent/Guardian