Decatur Weekly Newsletter

January 22, 2021

Quarter 2 Ends January 28th!

Hey Gators. 2nd quarter ends next Thursday, January 28th. The end of quarter 2 also marks the end of first semester. Now is the time to make sure you are passing all of your classes. If you have specific questions about your grade in a class, please contact your teacher directly using the private chat feature during class, sending a Remind, or sending them an email. Now is the time to finish strong!

Due to the end of the semester, there is no school on Friday, January 29th.

Have a great weekend and remember the words of a former Gator, Dom Cooks-

"It is and always is a great day to be a Gator! Yitadee!!!"

Congratulations DECA Area 5 Finalists Moving On To State Competition

Last week, Decatur DECA scholars participated in the virtual Area 5 DECA competition. The top 6 in each event advance to the state level. We are so proud to congratulate the following finalists who are moving on to the State Career Development Conference (SCDC):

Aleecia Mejia (1st Place in Business Finance)

Claire Xu (1st Place Business Services Marketing)

Gabe Rambayon & Mathew Yi (3rd Place in Buying and Merchandising)

Jadelyn Jones & Jacy Mendoza (6th Place in Buying and Merchandising)

Kayla Koo (4th Place in Entrepreneurship)

George Raileanu (6th Place in Entrepreneurship)

Andy Kim (6th Place in Hotel Lodging Management)

Jamen Jones (1st Place in Restaurant & Food Service Management)

Sophia Martinez (5th Place in Retail Merchandising)

Kody Carmel & Yasmin Cerreno (1st Place in Sports & Entertainment Marketing)

Special Thanks to our hard-working Marketing and DECA teachers Leslie Nolasco and Jeffery Forbes.

"I" Contracts

If you have an I Contract (an incomplete grade contract), please make sure that get the work completed and submitted to your teacher so your grade can be updated.

High School and Beyond Plan

This is a brief reminder that High School and Beyond Plans (HSBP) are due for seniors February 26th. The HSBP is completed in Maia Learning. Seniors, please make sure you are making progress to get that done by the deadline. Remember, the HSBP is a graduation requirement.

Seniors, you will be presenting your completed HSBP at your spring SLC.

Upload Your School Pictures Today!

Your school portrait will be done through an App called Selfie ID. You should have received an email from CampusLinx on January 4th with a unique login code. If you did not receive the email, please contact

The deadline was originally January 15th but it has been extended through next week to allow for more time to get photos uploaded. For more information, click here:

Textbook and Material Return Drive-thru

Friday, Jan. 29th, 10am-6:15pm

2800 Southwest 320th Street

Federal Way, WA

If your teacher has asked you to return books, materials or equipment from quarters 1 and/or 2, there will be a textbook/material/equipment return drive-thru in the bus loop next Friday, January 29th from 10 AM until 6 PM.

If you are not sure if you have materials to return, please ask your teacher next week.

This is only to return books, materials and equipment and is not a pick-up for quarter 3. A quarter 3 pick-up will be available February 3rd.

High School Planning Night (HSPN)

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

High School Planning Night is for current 8th graders that will be in 9th grade next year. This years event will be virtual but will still feature all of the different programs Decatur has to offer.

If you have 8th grader that is interested in coming to Decatur next year, please look for an email from their current middle school that should be sent in the next week.

School Buildings Closed to the Public

Due to the high number of COVID cases in our community, all district buildings including Decatur High School will remain closed to the public. If you have a need that can only be resolved in-person, please call 253-945-5212 to schedule an appointment.

Thank you for your understanding.