Hello Sequoyah Middle School Families,
I am excited to be serving as the Interim Principal of Sequoyah Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school where the community, families, and staff come together in authentic ways to support our scholar’s growth. I have been in education for over 15 years, working with scholars from kindergarten through 12th grade. The different roles I’ve held and the variety of age groups that I have worked with have fueled my passion in education. My work is to ensure that we are providing scholars with the supports needed to shape their future and accomplish their goals. My priority is to provide these opportunities and support to the scholars and families of Sequoyah Middle School. I am excited to join this community.
Together with teachers and staff, our Assistant Principal, Sara Jackson and I will work to build a strong sense of belonging that encourages all scholars to be active learners and members of our Sequoyah community. To accomplish this, I will be partnering with parents, scholars, and community members and ensuring these voices are uplifted. We will be focusing on culture building with supports from the Character Strong curriculum and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports schoolwide. We will also be focusing on rigorous coursework to ensure scholars receive the supports that they need to achieve by providing consistent implementation of curriculum. Everything we do to support scholars academically and social-emotionally is guided and aligned to Federal Way Public Schools’ Strategic Plan.
Thank you for entrusting your child to the Sequoyah Staff. Please feel free to call or email me as questions or concerns arise. I welcome conversations and hope to begin building our partnerships. I look forward to working with you to help our scholars at Sequoyah have a successful year.
Here are a few details as we prepare for our return to school:
Fall Re-Opening: Using guidance from OSPI and the Department of Health, we are planning for a safe return that prioritizes learning. In accordance with Gov. Inslee and OSPI direction, we will be opening the year with full face to face instruction. Please stay tuned for more information to come in the coming weeks.
Health and Safety and Re-Opening: Our scholars’ health and safety are priority. As we prepare for our face to face fall re-opening, our district is hard at work developing health and safety protocols which include social distancing guidelines, arranging schedules that minimize high traffic contact, considering bus transportation and engaging in deep cleaning protocols to minimize the spread of germs. As part of ensuring a safe learning environment, all scholars and staff will be required to wear face masks. Please take the time this summer to both reinforce and practice the wearing of face masks. FWPS will continue to place health and safety as a priority as we look forward to welcoming our scholars back on September 1st. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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