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Principal's Message

  • akoch Hello Camelot Knights, families and community members,

    This is truly an unprecedented time that we are in. With so much information coming out, I encourage you to keep up with the resources being provided by checking the Federal Way Public Schools website- www.fwps.org

    As we look to re-open school to in-person learning this coming fall we will be contacting you to provide you with the most current information.  We hope that you have a great summer. Don't forget to spend time outdoors and read as many books as you can.  


    a.       Summer Learning:  This year, FWPS is providing essential summer learning for all scholars. Engaging in learning throughout the summer months will support your scholar in being prepared for when we return to school. We ask that you set aside 90 minutes a day if your child is in grade K-5 and 110 minutes a day for grade 6-12. A daily schedule and free online resources have been posted to the FWPS website at  https://www.fwps.org/summerlearning. We will also be mailing home learning packets to all scholars who were in K-11th grade last year.  Packets should be arriving in your mailbox the week of July 6.  We are also really excited to share a new experience geared toward our youngest of learners.  Tune into FW Channel 21 Monday-Friday from July 6-August 7 each day between 9-5  to see amazing 20-minute reading and math lessons. There will even be math lessons taught in Spanish each hour.  These lessons will give the opportunity for your child to learn and grow throughout the month and will be posted to our FWPS youtube channel as well   

    b.       Fall Re-Opening: Using guidance from the State and the DOH, we are planning for a safe return that prioritizes learning. What we know is that we will begin the year with a hybrid model (some face to face instruction and some remote instruction).  At this time, FWPS is exploring several hybrid models that provides a combination of face to face instruction and remote learning. We have received input from parents and guardians, scholar and staff. The early results reveal the Pre-K-12 two day face-to-face and 3 day remote model is the most desired option.   Please stay tuned for more information to come in the coming weeks.

    c.       Health and Safety and Re-Opening: Health and safety are a priorty.  As we prepare for our Fall Re-opening, we are using the guidance from the Department of Health and OSPI.  Our district is hard at work developing health and safety protocols with social distancing guidelines, arranging schedules that minimize contact, considering bus transportation and engaging in deep cleaning protocls to minimize the spread of germs.  As part of ensuring a safe learning environment, students will be required to wear face masks.  Please take the time this summer to both reinforce and practice the wearing of face masks. We will continue to place health and safety as a priority as we look toward the fall.
    If you need assistance of any kind at this time, please reach out to myself or our family Liaison Shannon Curran or counselor Cindi Bryant.

    Principal, Andre Koch- akoch@fwps.org (253) 945-2504

    Family Liaison, Shannon Curran- scurran@fwps.org (253) 945- 2507

    Counselor, Cindi Bryant- cbryant@fwps.org (253) 945- 2508

    Be sure to follow our school Facebook page as well as the Camelot PTA Facebook page for helpful resources.

    Camelot Official School Page- https://www.facebook.com/CamelotFWPS/
    Camelot PTA Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1482280341798347/


    Go Knights!

    Best regards,

    Principal Koch
     

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