Fife High News

8/25-8/26 Trojan Days Information

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Thank you!

Paige Carroll

Principal

Fife High School

What's in This Edition?

This edition of Fife High News is dedicated to Trojan Days information and other logistics needed to get ready for the start of school.


What info will be in the next edition of Fife High News?

  • First Days of School Info
  • Sophomore Orientation Info
  • Friday Night Lights Back To School Tailgate


Miss the last edition of Fife High News? Press Link: https://www.smore.com/z8t4y

What are Trojan Days?

What: Trojan Days is our student check-in. This is NOT an orientation day. This event is a grade level processing day where students can take care of some school logistics prior to school starting.


What happens at Trojan Days?


Purchasing:

  • $40 ASB Cards (can purchase in person or online)
  • $55 Yearbook (can purchase in person or online)
  • $25 Parking (in person only-- see below for more info)
  • Club Dues (cost varies per club) (in person and online)
  • Purchase spirit gear from the booster club (including a NEW blanket design-- PICTURED!)


Note about payments at Trojan Days: checks, cash, and credit card is accepted.


Other Trojan Day Activities:

  • Turn in parking pass forms (limited-- see below)
  • Take your ID and Yearbook Pictures
  • Turn in Medical Forms including proof of vaccination (see below)
  • Turn in Free-Reduced Lunch Forms
  • Tech support

Trojan Day Info: The Details

Trojan Day Details:

Who: Only for currently enrolled 10-12th grade students

Where: FHS Cafeteria

When:

  • August 25 - Seniors 8-12PM
  • August 25 - Juniors 12:30-3:30PM
  • August 26 - Sophomores 8-12PM
  • August 26 - makeup all grades 12:30-2:30PM


What do you need to bring to Trojan Days?

  • Students need to arrive with a method of payment.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Form (if needed-- see below for more details)
  • Proof of COVID Vaccination (if applicable)
  • Any medications your student needs to give to the nurse


Parking at Trojan Days: Please park in the student parking lot (the lot next to the new elementary school). Enter from 23rd street. DO NOT PARK in spots that are coned off.

Parking Info

Parking is LIMITED

If you have been by the school, you will notice construction still taking up a portion of the staff parking lot. This year, we will be short a few of the parking spots that we normally have, which will affect the number of parking passes we will be able to sell.


Because parking is limited, seniors take priority for available spots which can be purchased at Trojan Days. After Senior Trojan Day, the remaining spots will be available to the Juniors (first come first serve until spaces are gone). If there are spots still open after Juniors have been processed, they will be made available to the Sophomores. Any student wishing to get a parking pass must have a current driver's license. Additional spots may go on sale when the STEAM center is completed later this year.


Students who are taking part-time Running Start or Pierce County Skills Center courses will still need to purchase a parking pass if they plan to drive to school and park in a school parking lot.


If you are wanting to purchase a parking spot,

1. Fill out this form prior to coming to Trojan Day. (To access the form, students need to be signed into their fife google account). If you are a senior who qualified for parking lot painting you also need to fill out the form if you have not done so already.


2. Bring a copy of your driver's license to Trojan Day (driver's permits not accepted)


3. Pay $25 at Trojan Days

Tech Support

District Technology department staff members will be here to help if you have questions or need support with:

  • Chromebook issues
  • Parent Square (the new district communication platform)
  • Skyward student re-registration

Bring Medical Information to Trojan Days!

Do you take medications while at school?


Working with your doctor, please fill out the form below with the information needed for our school nurse.

  • Medical/Immunization Change Form - This will go to the school nurse.
  • Bring the form along with your medications to Trojan Days to give to the nurse. If you don't have this ready by Trojan Days you can bring it by the school anytime after August 26th.


Proof of COVID 19 Vaccination

  • COVID-19 vaccine is NOT required, however...

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available to all people age 12 and older. Fully vaccinated students and staff who do not have symptoms do not have to quarantine when exposed to COVID-19 and may not require COVID-19 testing. Fully Vaccinated - Definition

  • Schools are collecting documentation for verification of student vaccinations. Acceptable documentation for verifying the vaccination status of students and staff includes at least one of the following: (K-12 Schools Covid Requirements p. 3)

    • CDC vaccination card which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date(s) administered,

    • or a photo of the vaccination card.

    • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider with the information listed above.

    • State immunization information system record with the information listed above.

  • Staff and students without appropriate documentation will follow quarantine protocols.

  • You may email your documentation directly to your school nurse: dbusch@fifeschools.com

Need a Tour?

Need a tour? Our first day of school, Thursday September 1st, is an orientation day dedicated to helping our sophomore's and new to district students transition. Tours will be given to all our new students on that day.

Take care of business from home! Fife Webstore!

Webstore is available! You can make purchases and pay fees/fines for your student at your convenience. Click the link below to access the Webstore.

https://wa-fife.intouchreceipting.com/


What can you pay online*?

  • ASB ($40)
  • Yearbook ($55)
  • Club Dues (cost depends on which club you are joining)
  • Outstanding Fines you might have on your account.


*You can also pay for everything at Trojan Days

Trojan Yearbook Purchasing

The 2022-2023 Trojan Yearbook will be available to purchase at Trojan Days on August 25 & 26. The Trojan Yearbook is $55. Students will have two options available for personalization if interested. Personalization Option 1: Basic Package - $75 (includes: name, 1 icon, & clear book protector) and Personalization Option 2: Deluxe Package - $85 (includes: name, 3 icons, autograph pages & clear book protector). If you have specific Trojan Yearbook questions please contact Mrs. Ramos at lramos@fifeschools.com.

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The 2022-2023 Fife High Trojan Yearbook needs you "the Fife High School Community" to submit pictures about what Fife High School students are doing throughout the 2022-2023 school year. Please share and upload as many pictures as possible to the Fife High School Community Upload website. All Senior portraits and Senior baby pictures MUST be submitted through the Community Upload website. Please go to https://yearbookforever.com/ and enter Fife High School. Then click on Community Upload at the top of the page and enter the access code: Trojans2023

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SENIORS!

CLASS OF 2023 are you planning to submit a Senior portrait and/or Senior baby picture to the Trojan Yearbook? All Senior portraits and Senior baby pictures MUST be submitted through the Community Upload website by Friday, December 2, 2022. Please go to https://yearbookforever.com/ and enter Fife High School. Then click on Community Upload at the top of the page and enter the access code: Trojans2023

School Pictures (ID and Yearbook)

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Student Schedules

Student schedules will be visible in Skyward on August 24th (as long as you have updated your student's information in skyward). Print them from home or download the Skyward App to have your schedule at your fingertips!


Schedule Requests can only be made for the following reasons:

  • I have not met the prerequisites for one or more courses on my schedule.
  • I am a Senior and I'm missing a course needed in order to graduate.
  • I do not have a course assigned to a period.
  • I am a Running Start Student and need my FHS courses adjusted or removed.


Schedule change requests can be submitted using this form linked here: 2022-2023 Schedule Change Request Form (This link will not be live until Aug 25th)

Free and Reduced Meal Application Form

Both new and returning students who wish to apply for free and/or reduced meals and have access to their skyward account should click the link to the application in Family Access on Skyward. The Free and Reduced Meal form must be completed every year to qualify. This form also provides access to free or reduced fees for things like SAT/ACT, AP exams, college entrance fee's, and some school activity costs.


New students who do not have access to their skyward Family Access account yet, can fill this form out at Trojan Days.


Completed paper applications can be submitted at Trojan Days, but also can be emailed back to Toni Barnett at tbarnett@fifeschools.com or mailed or delivered to Fife School District office.

  • The English & Spanish paper version of the Food Program application and the household letter can be found @ Fifeschools.com, Departments, Food Service, Free and Reduced Lunch Info


Returning Students

Returning students maintain their prior year’s free or reduced eligibility for the first 30 school days, or until a new application is processed. If a returning student does not have a new application processed by October 14, 2022, they will automatically be transferred to a paid account on the next school day. Families are responsible for any charges incurred.


Please notify Toni Barnett, Manager of Food Services (253.517.1000) if a returning student has a newly enrolled sibling so that we may extend the 30 school day eligibility to the new student. Families will still need to complete a new application to avoid any unnecessary charges.

Athletics Information: getemtrojans.com

It is not too late to sign up for Fall sports, including football. If you missed our clearance day, you can still get cleared for athletics, please visit: getemtrojans.com to learn how you can get cleared for this season. If you have any questions, please contact the Fife High School Athletic Director, Shane Nixon, at snixon@fifeschools.com.
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Annual Student Information Update

New this year, all Families (both Family 1 and Family 2) need to review and update their student’s information for the 2022-2023 school year. This is done through Skyward Family Access. This will ensure that each student has up to date contact and demographic information. The information must be updated for each student in the family.


To review the information, please open your account on Family Access for your student. On the left hand side click on the “Information Update” button.


Or look for the notice (shown below) in the center of the screen and click on the link that says “Go to Information Update for students name.”


Please scroll through, review and update all of the steps listed. It is very important that we have updated phone numbers for Families, Emergency Contacts, and the Student (if they have a cell phone) so that we can get in contact with you as well as send out notifications.


It is important that all families review their information and submit into the system even if there are no changes. Students will not be able to access their 2022-2023 class schedules if this process is not completed. Once this process is completed, students will be able to access their schedules on August 24th. If you have any questions, please contact the high school at: fhsenrollment@fifeschools.com

Other Important Info

When is Sophomore Orientation?

September 1st during the first day of school. More information will explain how this works in our next newsletter!

Student Accident & Sickness Insurance Plans

Each school year the option to purchase student school time insurance plans for sickness, accident and sports coverage is included in our summertime communication. By clicking here: Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co Inc you can access all of their information, plans, enrollment forms, payment options and their contact information.

Fife Transportation

For any questions regarding bus routes, bus stops, etc. please contact Fife Transportation at 253.517.1060.

Native American Education

Please contact Martha Sherman at msherman@fifeschools.com with questions or visit her website for more information.

Important Dates

8/17 Football Begins

8/22 All Fall Sports Begin

8/25- Senior and Junior Trojan Days

8/26- Sophomore Trojan Day

9/1- First Day of School

9/2- Friday Night Lights Back To School Night Tailgate 5:15PM

9/2- First Home Football Game

9/14- 7PM Booster Club Meeting

9/15- Picture Day during Flex

9/23- Cabbage Patch Olympics

Get Involved with the Fife High School Booster Club! Want to buy a blanket or booster spirit gear?

Click here to learn more about how you can get involved with the Fife High School Booster Club!

Fife High School

Our Mission: To be a school that prepares all students for life beyond high school by developing their mind, body, and character