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    • Star Lake Start and End Times for Students: 8:35 am to 3:05 pm 

     

    •  Look under the "RESOURCES" tab for supply lists and uniform policy

     

    • Star Lake Office Hours for the 2018-2019 School Year: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm -- after these times the building doors will be locked.

     

    • Attendance messages can be left ANYTIME at 253-945-4000.

     

    • To ensure the safety of every  student and staff member at Star Lake,  we ask that all visitors sign in at the office and visibly wear a visitor badge.  We welcome all parents/guardians to volunteer at our school.  If you are interested in going on a field trip or working in your child’s classroom, you must have an approved Washington State Patrol form on file. See our "FORMS" tab under "RESOURCES" for an application. This process generally takes about 1 month to process. Approved forms are good for 2 years. Please check with our office to make sure yours is still valid.

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  • Principal Rennie

    Greetings Star Lake Families,

     I hope that you all had the opportunity to attend student-led conferences with your child. The students and staff were so excited to share with you all the work that has been occurring in the classroom. Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families!  We accomplished this the last two years and are excited to do this again this year! These fall and spring conferences are a crucial time for students to share their strengths and goals, for teachers to share assessment data, interventions and extensions and for you, our families, to share your hopes and dreams for your scholar and develop partnerships toward meeting those goals.

     If you were unable to attend conferences this past week, your child’s teacher will be contacting you to reschedule either an in-person or a phone conference.  We appreciate your willingness to reschedule and have this essential conversation!

     Each year our teachers and school leadership team analyze student academic and social-emotional data to determine our School Improvement Plan stretch targets and action plans.

    GOAL 2: whole child

    We have been examining our discipline data.  We are excited that 95% of our students are positively responding to our Tier 1 PBIS supports and do not have ANY office discipline referrals.  Our data last year indicated that, of the students with referrals, we have more discipline referrals for boys and for Black students.  Our action plans and professional development for staff are focused on digging deeper into why this may be happening, and how we need to positively address this disproportionality so that the needs of all of our students are met.

    GOAL 4: content area competence

    Our focus with goal four is always to increase the number of students who are meeting standard as measured by classroom, district and state assessments.

     This chart shows our stretch targets for last year (17-18) and our % of students meeting by grade level on the state assessment.  We had a 10% point increase in the number of students meeting in math over 16-17 and a 2% point increase in ELA over 16-17. We are outperforming other schools in the Puget Sound area with the same free and reduced lunch rate in math on SBA!

     

    ELA SBA

    Math  SBA

    Grade

    2018 % proficient

    2018 target

    2018 % proficient

    2018 target

    3rd

    39%

    47%

    55%

    49%

    4th

    36%

    50%

    31%

    48%

    5th

    52%

    60%

    43%

    45%

     Our School Improvement Plan outlines the targeted action plans, interventions, and professional development we will be engaging in to meet these targets.  I will be sharing highlights from this plan, and our progress throughout the year. This information was shared at our November PTA meeting and parents had the opportunity to provide input.  If you were unable to attend and have any questions or input, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  Our SIP plan is also available on our website, or again I am happy to send you a copy and we can discuss the plan, and any of your questions and feedback! 

     I am so very thankful for your partnership and for the privilege to work with the fabulous students and staff here at Star Lake!  I wish your family health and happiness!

     Kris Rennie, Principal

     

     

          

     

     

     

     

     

     

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