District News and Announcements
SCHOOLS: SAM features student artwork from Montlake Elementary
The Seattle Art Museum invites the public to view the exibit of "Small Plants Break Through Concrete," a group exhibition of sculpture, painting and printmaking by the students of Montlake Elementary School. The exhibit runs through July 27 and is free.
July 21, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Public Affairs | Phone: (206) 252-0200
Dr. Larry Nyland appointed Interim Superintendent
The Seattle School Board named longtime educator Dr. Larry Nyland during a special meeting July 18 as Interim Superintendent to replace Superintendent José Banda. The Board will conduct a full search with community engagement this fall for a permanent Superintendent. Nyland retired in June 2013 after nine years as the Marysville School District Superintendent.
July 18, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Public Affairs | Phone: (206) 252-0200
Seattle Public Schools to host Special Education Community Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Public John Stanford Center Auditorium, 2445 3rd Avenue South
What: A family meeting hosted by Seattle Public Schools and the TIERS Group Teams Intervening Early to Reach all Students) to hear about the results of an evaluation of special education services, recommendations and the revised comprehensive correction plan. Seattle Public John Stanford Center Auditorium, 2445 3rd Avenue South
July 11, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Public Affairs | Phone: (206) 252-0200
DISTRICT: Superintendent requests waiver from U.S. Department of Education from several provisions of No Child Left Behind Act
In order to best serve our students and families, Seattle Public Schools is asking the U.S. Department of Education for a Local Educational Agency (LEA) waiver from several provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
July 9, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Public Affairs | Phone: (206) 252-0200
DISTRICT: Enrollment Services closed July 14 to August 1
The Enrollment Service center will be closed to the public from July 14 through Aug. 1, 2014, in order for the Department of Technology Services to make the necessary new school year transition updates. During this time, the Enrollment front counter will be closed, as well as the Enrollment service mailbox, the Customer service mailbox, faxes, and our Enrollment phone lines. Student and families will not be able to access or submit online choice or admission forms during this time. The Customer Service phone lines and Receptionist desk will remain open to the public to serve those who need to contact other internal personnel or departments. Enrollment will re-open its doors again on August 4 at 8:30 a.m. for start of school late enrollment. More.
June 13, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Enrollment Services, Phone: (206) 252-0010
School Board approves 2014-15 academic calendar; Eliminates the weeklong mid-winter break next year
The Seattle School Board Wednesday night approved the District’s academic calendar, which includes elimination of the weeklong mid-winter break for the 2014-15 academic year.The mid-winter break will be reduced from a full Monday-Friday to four days over the Presidents Day weekend – including the Monday, Feb. 16 for Presidents Day, which is already a holiday and a non-school day, and Tuesday, Feb. 17 following Presidents Day. As a result of the shorter mid-winter break, the last day of school in 2014-15 will be earlier – Monday, June 15, 2015, assuming no snow make-up days. The yearly academic calendar is negotiated by teams from Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association.
May 21, 2014 | Audience: Families, Students, Staff, Community | Contact: Office of Public Affairs (206) 252-0200
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