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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Seattle Schools This Week

This week starts the community meetings about the Strategic Plan.  I also received this info from a reader:
  • Open Enrollment processing will be completed and information on next year's assigned students downloaded on Friday, April 12th.
  • Information on assignments and waitlist status will be available to families beginning at Noon on Monday, April 15th.  You will be able to access this information on-line or by calling the automated phone line, 206-252-0212.
  • Individualized letters will be mailed the week of April 22nd to anyone who submitted an Open Enrollment application.
Monday, April 1st
Strategic Plan community meeting at Eckstein Middle School from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  (Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Amharic and Tigrigna)

Tuesday, April 2nd
Strategic Plan community meeting at Chief Sealth International High School from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  (Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Amharic)

Wednesday, April 3rd
Community meeting with Director McLaren from 9 am-10:30 am at Alki Elementary School.

School Board meeting starting at 4:15 p.m.  Agenda 

Saturday, April 6th 
Strategic Plan community meeting at Garfield High School from 10 am to noon.  (Interpreters available in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Amharic and Tigrigna)

College Bound Scholarship Conference
University of Washington
Mary Gates Hall
9:00am-12:00pm
Check in begins at 8:15 a.m.

All College Bound Scholarship students (and parents) in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend.

At this event students and parents will:
  • Learn about the steps you need  take to access your College Bound Scholarship.
  • Learn about financial aid, other scholarship opportunities  and the  college admissions process.
  • Explore tables at the college and youth services fair.
Light refreshments will be provided. Giveaways and prizes available for students!

Contact:Krista Rillo
College Bound Scholarship Counselor
klrillo@seattleschools.org
(206) 252-0075

Also, just to note - the Seattle Times has now instituted their subscription program.  I am not buying a subscription to the Times and, even if I did, I probably could not provide you with a link to any story if you didn't have a subscription.  I don't know if the Times considered how other news sources drive readers to their webpage.  So, if there's a story in the Times, we are unlikely to be reporting on it here. 

6 comments:

Jet City mom said...

Even the NYT grants readers a number of articles to read for free every month.
Im surprised the Times didnt opt for that.

mirmac1 said...

Personally, I hope this boosts the Seattle PI..

mirmac1 said...

Talking about other media:

Tacoma School Board moves ahead in process to become charter authorizer

Mary Griffin said...

Melissa,

You are missing out on Lynn Varner editorial SB 5242 (the so-called "forced placement" bill) as I write.

On the one hand, I am guessing you could probably guess exactly what it says without reading it, but on the other hand, when there is actual news, the readers on this blog will have to bear the responsibility to keep up.

Frankly, I wonder without you writing your well-reasoned opposition to Lynne Varner's usual ed reformer pieces in the Times, I'm worried that the non-ed reformers will lose a strong voice.

Melissa Westbrook said...

Thanks Mary but actually someone in the comments section of the last Varner editorial made a good point - why don't we all just ignore her? She has virtually nothing valid to say so why even listen?

Mary Griffin said...

That may also be true. Time will tell.