Family Academy

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Together, we can accomplish anything.

  • We know that schools can't do it alone. Partnership with families is an essential and valuable asset that can greatly impact scholar success.

    Federal Way Public Schools is proud to launch the new Family Academy, a series of individual sessions for PK-12 families to connect with other parents, school staff, and community organizations around important topics linked to scholar success.

    There will be a total of four sessions to engage in meaningful conversations. Please plan to attend any or all of them in person or virtually via Zoom. At each session, you'll be able to select theme-centered micro-workshops aligned to your needs and interests. Through authentic discussion and partnership, we hope to strengthen connections between our schools and communities, thus improving outcomes for all students. Family Academy provides the time and space for families to learn, share their perspectives, and help shape the future of education for scholars in Federal Way Public Schools! 

    Registration is required for each session.

    Download the Family Academy Overview (PDF):

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Upcoming Sessions

  • Attend one or all of the following hybrid sessions:

    • Session 3: Summer Connections
      Learn about community-based and school-based summer resources and programming.

      Thursday, April 27, 2023
      6-7:30 p.m.
      Mirror Lake Elementary
      625 S 314th St
      Federal Way, WA 98003


    • Session 4: Supporting Successful Transitions
      Get empowered with resources to support your child through various milestone school transitions.

      Thursday, May 25, 2023
      6-7:30 p.m.
      Star Lake Elementary
      26812 40th Ave S
      Kent, WA 98032


Past Sessions

    • Session 1: Health and Wellness
      Dive into the importance of health and wellness by discussing topics related to the mental, physical, digital, social, and emotional well-being of scholars. 

      Thursday, February 2, 2023
      6-7:30 p.m.
      Lakeland Elementary
      35827 32nd Ave S
      Auburn, WA 98001

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    • Session 2: Family Empowerment for 21st-Century Learners
      Foster an in-depth understanding of scholar grade-level curriculum, assessments, and district resources to support academic success.

      Thursday, March 2, 2023
      Silver Lake Elementary
      1310 SW 325th Pl
      Federal Way, WA 98023

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For Every Family

  • FWPS is committed to ensuring all families can participate and engage in Family Academy. Each Family Academy session will provide:

    • Free Childcare Service
      We're hosting the events at our elementary schools where our partner Right at School can provide families with free event childcare. Please note that children must be fully potty trained and over 5 years old.

    • Interpreter Services
      To increase access, per registration requests, we'll invite interpreters in our district's top languages to ensure each family can participate in the event.

    • Light Refreshments
      To keep everyone's minds sharp and energy charged, light refreshments will be served to our in-person participants.