Aloha Rainier View Families,
It is a pleasure to formally introduce myself as the new interim principal of Rainier View Elementary and to join this extraordinary school community. For all our new Eagle members, WELCOME. I am honored to lead RVW and I am committed to school to home partnerships so learning happens for all scholars as we Soar to New Heights in the ‘21 – ‘22 school year.
I have dedicated over 30 years to Federal Way Public Schools as a teacher, an interventionist, worked at the district office, and as an assistant principal. I am a wife, mother, and tutu (grandmother) and believe in the importance of family. I am thrilled to lead this work as interim principal at RVW dedicated to ensuring a safe and culturally responsive environment for every child, family, and staff member.
I am committed to lead in support of the goals outlined in the Federal Way Public Schools Strategic Plan. At Rainier View our focus is on Goal 2, Whole Child, and Goal 4 Mastery of All Subjects. Our staff believes in our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) system to nurture a respectful, responsible, and safe learning environment. We will begin the year heavy with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and building relationships while keeping a clear emphasis on focus standards to obtain Mastery of All Subjects.
During the pandemic, we gained new tools to support our partnership with families and the community. I look forward to learning more through conversations with our scholars, staff, and families to better understand how to serve our scholars at Rainier View Elementary. Look for emails, newsletter updates, and family forums throughout the year for opportunities to learn and grow together.
Federal Way Public Schools offers many summer learning opportunities and is dedicated to ensuring that learning continues during the summer. Scholars can still log into launchpad to access learning tools used throughout the school year and tune into the local channel 21 for lessons led by FWPS teachers. Please visit https://www.fwps.org/Page/8146 for more details on the summer learning opportunities available to all scholars in Federal Way Public Schools. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Mahalo (thank you) for entrusting the Rainier View staff with your most precious possession, your child. My door is always open, and I welcome your voice and partnership. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. I look forward to watching scholars Soar to New Heights this coming school year as proud and confident Eagles.
Kimberly Graham, Interim Principal