News Briefs for June 10, 2022

News Briefs for June 10, 2022
Posted on 06/10/2022

 We Hope to See You at Maple Valley Days!

Maple Valley Days happens THIS WEEKEND, from June 10–12, 2022 at Lake Wilderness Park. Tahoma School District will have a strong presence at Maple Valley Days, including middle and high school marching bands and color guard in Saturday’s parade. Tahoma’s School Board Directors will also be marching in the parade and are excited to see you there! 


Visit the Maple Valley Days website to see the current parade lineup and information about other events, booths and vendors at Maple Valley Days. We hope to see you this weekend!


⬜  Graduation 2022

We honor our graduation seniors at ShoWare Arena on Tuesday, June 14th at 7 p.m.  The ticket only admission is sold out. However, the commencement ceremony will be livestreamed HERE on June 14 at 7 p.m.


 Summer Chromebook Information

We are not collecting Chromebooks from students grades 6-11 who are returning to the Tahoma School District in the fall. Students and families should review the Summer Chromebook Care and Responsibility document, which includes an FAQ for families. 


Students who are withdrawing from the district should return their device(s) on the last day of school. If you withdraw your student from TSD during summer, please contact Tahoma’s Technology Help Desk at (425) 413-3230 to arrange a drop-off. 


⬜  Extended Enrichment Program (EEP) Registration for 2022-23

Extended Enrichment Program (EEP) registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open! EEP is Tahoma School District’s before and after school care program for grades K-5, and is hosted at each of our elementary schools. For more information about EEP and the link to register, click here.


⬜  Register your child for Kindergarten!

Do you have a child who will be turning age 5 on or before August 31, 2022? If so, now is the time to make sure your child is registered for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. Enrollment is now available exclusively online, and detailed instructions can be found HERE on our website. 

 

It’s important to register as soon as possible, since your child’s school will be reaching out soon to make appointments for their incoming kindergartener events in May and June. More information about these events can be found HERE.


 Bear Metal Robotics Summer Camps

Bear Metal Robotics Summer Camps are back! This year, there are 10 camps over 6 weeks for grades K-8. In addition to their traditional robotics camp (9 years running) in which kids design and build robots in small teams and then compete against other teams on the last day, there are a variety of new STEM camps covering Lego robotics, electronics, fabrication, design and more. Camps are designed and run by Tahoma Bear Metal Robotics high school team members and alumni, and are held at THS. 


Trying to figure out which camps are right for your student? Check out this spreadsheet which includes descriptions and links to all sign ups.


⬜  Sexual Health Family Information Webinar: June 16 at 6 p.m.

Tahoma School District is hosting a family and community information webinar on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. to provide an overview of the work that our team of parents, teachers, school nurses, counselors, and Special Services has been doing to review new sexual health materials, and an overview of the top OSPI-approved materials that are being considered for each level. CLICK HERE to learn more about the review process and to register for next week’s webinar.


⬜  Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth is honored on June 19, after the school year officially ends, but Tahoma celebrates the commemoration of the emancipation proclamation being enforced in Texas in 1865. President Biden signed this national holiday on June 17, 2021.


⬜  June is Pride month

Tahoma celebrates the contributions our diversified staff and students make to our school district and our community. In order to have schools that are welcoming, supportive, safe and inclusive for every student, we believe in respecting and appreciating students’ differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, mental health status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, religious status, and socioeconomic status. This step is critical in our efforts to support the sense of belonging for each student. For our District announcement click here 


⬜  We are hiring bus drivers!

We provide extensive paid training so our new bus drivers feel confident and prepared to keep students safe on the road. New hires who apply with their CDL and school bus driving credentials receive a $3,000 bonus! Apply to be a Tahoma bus driver click here


⬜  Upcoming community events

As summer approaches, students and families look forward to activities that are fun.  We encourage you to check out these following websites for community events:

Maple Valley and Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce: Click here

City of Maple Valley:  Click here

King County Library: click here 

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council: Click here

Greater Maple Valley Community Center: Click here


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