SPS is offering ALL families FREE access to a full day of kindergarten (6-hours) beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. Additionally, the district is promoting family engagement by by scheduling one-on-one teacher visits with every kindergarten family through the state's WaKIDS program. The first day of school for every kindergartner in Seattle Public Schools will be Monday, September 12 to allow teachers time to schedule 30-40 minutes with each family. All other students start on Wednesday, September 7.
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This year, Seattle Public Schools is developing a new look for its district and school websites. They want to hear about the experiences parents and staff have had using the websites. Please encourage your school community to take the online survey before June 30 to provide your feedback. The link below will take you to a page that offers the survey in several different languages.
The District's 24-Credit Task Force has released its final report to Superintendent Larry Nyland. It includes a number of recommendations on how district high schools might support students under a new state requirement that students must earn 24 credits to graduate.
The recommendations were informed in part by feedback from the more than 1,500 families who responded to a survey about high school scheduling, career planning, and related issues. Student focus groups also weighed in.