EARLY DISMISSAL 1:35 pm this Wednesday
Star Lake Families - students will be dismissed at 1:35 pm
Star Lake has new start and end times this year : 8:35 am to 3:05 pm
Please make sure that you activate your ParentVUE account! Through this tool you will be able to see who your child's teacher will be this upcoming school year. You can also update any contact or address information using this tool as well.
Student class placement will be available on ParentVUE AFTER Tuesday, August 29th at 5 p.m.
Please check out our updated uniform policy below or on the RESOURCES tab on this website:
Students MAY wear ANY solid polo shirt
Students MAY wear JEANS, blue or solid khakis
Students MAY wear solid CREW NECK sweaters over polos in class
Students may NOT wear hooded sweatshirts in class
1st - 5th Grade Families: Please stop by school on Tuesday, September 5th between 3:30 and 5:00 to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies, and have some ice cream!
1st - 5th Grade Students: School begins on September 6th at 8:35 am.
Kindergarten Students: School begins September 11th at 8:35 am.
Electronic Registration for 2017-2018 School Year
Federal Way Public Schools is committed to engaging parents as partners in their child’s success and continually strengthening our systems and processes. In support of improving communication efficiency and empowering all families as partners, we are transitioning to an electronic registration process, effective at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
To support this effort, you will need to have an activated ParentVUE account prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Many of you already have an account, and you regularly use this to review information on your child’s progress. This account will serve many purposes, including:
- Daily Grades
- Report Cards
- Student and teacher schedule(s)
If you have an active ParentVUE account, the next step for you prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year is to update emergency contact information. If you do not use an active ParentVUE account, the next step for you is to activate the account and enter accurate emergency contact information for your child/children. You will need a valid email address in order to complete the activation. If you need assistance, you can use the district web link: www.fwps.org/kiosk. You may also visit your school’s office manager, data secretary, or family liaison for support in August.
If you have questions, contact our Information Technology Services Department at 253-945-2000.
District Headlines & Features
Greetings Star Lake Families,
Our Star Lake Community is busy settling into our school year!
Here are just a few things that have been happening in September:
- Students and staff have been getting to know each other and have been discussing and practicing classroom and common area expectations centered on KIND, SAFE, AND PRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR.
- Travis Geving, assistant principal, and Tiffany Williams, counselor, are visiting classrooms to discuss friendship skills and bullying prevention strategies.
- Teachers are determining students’ reading levels using our Independent Reading Level Assessment and administering a new district assessment in ELA and math called “i-ready” to help determine where our students are currently performing academically and to inform our plans for student learning and growth.
As I visit classrooms, I see students actively engaged in learning! 1st and 2nd grade students writing about “small moments,” 3rd graders creating number lines as they dig into rounding numbers, and kindergarteners learning and practicing letter sounds. Exciting learning and rich conversations are occurring in each of our classrooms every day! Please ask you child what they have been learning.
Our teachers and school leadership team are currently working on revising our School Improvement Plan or SIP. Every school in the district analyzes student data and uses this information to determine our strengths and areas of growth as they are measured by the metrics in our District Strategic Plan. Our overall goals for this year remain the same:
Goal 2: “Whole Child”
Within this goal we are focusing on increasing student attendance and building students’ social-emotional skills
Goal 4: “Content Area Competence”
Within this goal we are continuing to build teacher instructional strategies through professional learning communities, and professional development as we work with our ELA and math curriculum to positively affect student academic growth.
Please look for information on our revised action steps and progress in future newsletters, at parent coffee houses, PTA meetings and family engagement activities. As always, feel free to call, email or stop in and visit for more information! We value your input!
I am excited for a wonderful year filled with growth and learning and I look forward to seeing you all at our Back to School BBQ on September 28th!