2018-2019 School Year Updates
- Star Lake Start and End Times for Students: 8:35 am to 3:05 pm
- All parents need to go onto their ParentVUE account each year to update their emergency contacts, phone numbers, address and medical information. If you haven't done this already, please do this immediately. Help us have up-to-date information for your student so we know who to call in case your child is sick or there is an emergency situation.
- Look under the "RESOURCES" tab for supply lists and uniform policy
- Star Lake Office Hours for the 2018-2019 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.
District Headlines & Features
Dear 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.
As I visit classrooms, I see students actively engaged in learning: 5th graders co-creating paragraphs and analyzing formatting, 3rd graders writing “checks” as they dig into standard and expanded forms for numbers, and kindergarteners identifying and practicing letters. 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 and decrease discipline incidents (specifically for African American boys) with direct instruction and strategies that build positive connections and students’ social emotional skills.
*Goal 4: “Content Area Competence”
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.
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 tonight!