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News and Events

Meetings scheduled to discuss implementation of New Boundaries in 2015-16
In November 2013, the Seattle School Board approved various changes to elementary and middle school attendance area boundaries (Growth Boundaries), to be implemented over time.
 
Community meetings are being held to provide basic information to those affected by the changes, answer questions about the 2015-16 changes, and receive community feedback. This includes a meeting at Dearborn Park International School.

An amendment approved during the Growth Boundaries vote tabled, for one year, discussion of changing Dearborn Park International to an option school. The Board will again look at this potential change as part of the 2015-16 implementation discussions in November. The meeting on Oct. 29 is an opportunity for Dearborn Park International families to learn more.
When
Where
Language Interpretation
Oct. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dunlap Elementary
4525 S. Cloverdale St.
Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese
Oct. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dearborn Park International
2820 S. Orcas St.
Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese
Oct. 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave. NE
Spanish and Somali
Nov. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Alki Elementary
3010 59th Ave. SW

Spanish and Somali
Nov. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Beacon Hill International School
2025 14th Ave. S
Cantonese


More information, including maps of the changes, Frequently Asked Questions and copies of the letters sent to families are on the Growth Boundaries website. Feedback can be sent by email to growthboundaries@seattleschools.org.

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2014 LGBT Families Dinner

Seattle Public Schools’ Health Education Office, Office of School Family Partnerships, and Department of Equity and Race invite you to join lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and friends for dinner and conversation at NOVA/SBOC-World School the evening of Thursday, November 13th, 2014. Dinner and activities are complimentary.

WHO?
 All SPS students, staff and families are welcome at this event!
 
WHEN AND WHERE? Thursday, November 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at NOVA/SBOC- World School (the old Meany Middle School) in the Lunchroom (Directions below)
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? Dinner will be provided. Craft tables will be available for younger attendees. Members of the School Board and other District staff will welcome you. 
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO R.S.V.P?This will be a well-attended event, so reserve a space for you and your family today! Please reply by November 12th. Questions and R.S.V.P. to Lisa Love at 252-0982 or LLove@seattleschools.org (let us know how many people are in your party)
301 – 21st Ave. E., Seattle 98112 ~ (206) 252-3500

LINK TO FLYER
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Meet and Greet Interim Superintendent Nyland

Seattle Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland to host meet and greet opportunities for families, students, staff and the community
UPDATED

POSTPONED: Superintendent Meet & Greet Monday, Sept. 29, in West Seattle
 
Due to potential family scheduling conflicts, Seattle Public Schools is rescheduling the Monday, Sept. 29, Superintendent meet and greet at the Neighborhood House in West Seattle.
 
We’ve recently learned the Seattle Housing Authority is holding a meeting about its proposal for rent changes at the same date and time at the High Point Community Center. We are rescheduling out of respect for many of our families’ desires to attend both meetings.
 
The new date for the Superintendent’s meeting will be in late October to ensure families have time to plan and attend both meetings. 
 
We apologize for the short notice and we will send you information on a new date for West Seattle families and community soon. 

Original Posting 

Dr.Larry Nyland, who was appointed by the School Board in June to serve as Interim Superintendent, has outlined several opportunities this fall to meet with community members.

These informal gatherings will include a few short remarks from Dr. Nyland, followed by time for an open question and answer period.

“I look forward to continuing to get to know our students, families, staff and community members,” Dr. Nyland said. “I want to hear from our school communities about what’s going well in our schools, where we can improve and how I can best serve this school district’s mission of ensuring every student graduates prepared for college, career and life.”

The following one-hour informal meetings are open to the public:

·         Wednesday, October 1 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at John Muir Elementary, 3301 S. Hornton St., Seattle WA 98144 (Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese interpreters will be available)

·         Monday, October 27 from 6-7 p.m. at Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way Seattle, WA  98122 (Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Tigrigna interpreters will be available)

·         Tuesday, October 28 from 6-7 p.m. at Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125 (Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available)

For American Sign Language, please send an email 72 hours in advance to Bernardo Ruiz bjruiz@seattleschools.org



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Letter from Transportation
Dear Lafayette Families:

Attached is a letter from our Transportation Department related to the confusion and frustration recent changes in our transportation policies and last year’s boundary changes have caused during this new school year.


Letter in English             Letter in Spanish             Letter in Somali

Sincerely,

Robert Gallagher
Principal
Lafayette Elementary School




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