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  • Principal Rennie

    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 our district “iReady” assessment in ELA and math. This helps determine where our students are currently performing academically and informs our plans for student learning and growth.

    The first week of school I visited each classroom and read some of my favorite picture books with students. I met new students, welcomed returning students and had a wonderful time!  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 are:

    *Goal 2: “Whole Child”

    Within this goal we are focusing on increasing the number of students who respond to our “Tier 1” positive behavior supports with staff professional development and direct instruction and strategies that build positive connections and students’ social emotional skills.

    *Goal 1: “The Early Years” 

    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 and develop targeted interventions and extensions for individual students; with a specific focus on students in grades K-3.

    Please look for information on our revised action steps and progress in future newsletters, at PTA meetings and at 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 next week!

    Best Regards,

    Kris Rennie

    Principal

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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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 dress code

    Star Lake Office Hours for the 2019-2020 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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