Whittier Back-to-School Orientation Thursday, August 24
Whittier's Back-to-School Orientation will take place this Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Whittier’s cafeteria and gymnasium. During the orientation, you will receive your child's class placemnt for the 2017-18 school year and the opportunity to purchase school uniforms. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet the Teacher Day: Tuesday, September 5 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
First Day of School: Wednesday, September 6
First Day of Kindergarten: Monday, September 11
Whittier PTA Back-to-School BBQ Friday, September 15
Whittier's PTA will be hosting a "Back-to-School BBQ" on Friday, September 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Whittier courtyard to kick of the start of another great school year. All families are welcome to attend. It's a great opportunity to visit with old friends and make connections to establish new friendships. We hope to see you there!
Attending school each day is the first step in a student's success in school. Recognizing the importance of school attendance, the state legislature revised our state law, RCW 28A.225, on compulsory school attendance. Beginning March 27, 2017, the revised attendance procedures were implemented in all schools in the district to have consistent attendance practices across the state.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the changes in the Attendance Procedures:
How does this change what I usually do to report my student's absences?
If you call our 24 hour attendance line and leave a voice message, you MUST also do ONE of the following:
What is "all the required information" I must send in writing?
So, even though I call in an absence I still have to send in a written note?
Yes, you must send the required information in writing.
Planning for Rigor, Engagement, and Mastery
Whittier is very passionate about planning, preparing, and supporting all students to be college, career, and life ready. Our staff is very intentional about providing students with engaging and relevant learning experiences that are connected to real world learning in which students collaboratively problem solve, use critical thinking skills, and apply their knowledge to solve complex problems. We also emphasize the key characteristics of perseverance and grit so that students develop the capacity to work through difficult situations and to never give up. These are attributes that will help all students succeed at Whittier and in life.