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Action Requested: Parent/Family Survey
Sumner School District schools are committed to continuous improvement and as part of our school improvement process, every school in our district develops and implements a School Improvement Plan that is tailored to its specific needs each year. Our schools analyze a variety of information sources – including student performance trends, state comparisons and staff/parent perception surveys – to identify improvement goals that are specific, data-driven and measurable. To help each of our schools understand its strengths and challenges in areas known to impact educational effectiveness, we would appreciate your input on how our schools are doing.
Below is a link to an online, multiple-choice survey, available in both English and Spanish. We ask that you please complete and submit the survey by March 27, 2015. If you have more than one child in the Sumner School District, you may complete a survey for each school your children attend. Please complete each survey so that all of your children’s schools will benefit from your feedback.
The survey questions were developed by the Center for Educational Effectiveness, a Bellevue, Washington-based educational research firm, in collaboration with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State. As a cost savings measure, our district has moved away from paper surveys, to electronic versions made available to parents. However, if internet access is an issue, please ask for a hard copy survey available at all reception areas.
We truly appreciate your time and participation. Your feedback is very important to our ongoing school improvement efforts as we endeavor to make our schools the very best for the students who attend them.
After-School Academic Support Bus
Beginning March 16, 2015, the Transportation Department will pilot a new after-school bus service for students who stay after school to receive academic support services. For the remainder of the 2014-15 School Year, a bus will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays to transport students home from the following schools:
Lakeridge Middle School
Mountain View Middle School
Bonney Lake High School
Sumner High School
The Academic Support Bus will drive a limited route and will leave at approximately 4:15 p.m. The routes will have limited stops due to servicing students located in a variety of areas. Please check the District Website for bus stop locations nearest to your home address and estimated drop off times.
March 13 - Waiver Applications Due
Students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete a Waiver Application by March 13, 2015. All Waiver Applications and Release of Attendance forms (if applicable) need to be received by this date for optimal consideration.
2015-16 Sumner High School Waiver Process Overview and Timeline
Graduation Order Update
Orders for graduation caps and gowns and class rings are still being accepted through Jostens. Most items will be mailed directly to your home address. Graduation caps and and gowns will be delivered to the school during the spring delivery dates. If possible, caps and gowns should be ordered no later than 2 weeks before graduation.
If you have any questions or would like to add more to an existing order, email Jostens at email@example.com.
Academic Assistance at Sumner High School
Do you need help with course work? Click on the PDF below to view all of the opportunities for academic assistance at SHS.
Academic Assistance Opportunities
Sumner High School Remind 101 Information
Would you like to receive text messages specific to your graduating class?
Parent and Student Remind 101 Text System
Family Access User Tip
Skyward Family Access allows parents to monitor their child's grades and attendance. Accounts are provided by the campus and are available to any family member. Contact Jamie Voiles at 253.891.5500 for your user account information and begin taking advantage of the tools available to you as you monitor your child's activities and progress to insure their academic success.
Check out this Skyward Family Access video to get a short overview of updated features to get the most out of your Family Access experience!
Teacher Tuesday is a weekly opportunity for the district to highlight highly effective educators in our schools making a difference. Every Tuesday a teacher is recognized for their continuous excellence in teaching. To nominate a teacher for Teacher Tuesday, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and Announcements:
- March 30-April 3 - Spring Break
- April 8 - Board Study Session
- April 15 - School Board Meeting
Student Activity Information:
- March 26 - SHS Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m. in the PAC
Sumner High School Events Calendar