Decatur Weekly Newsletter

December 11, 2020

Thank You For Attending Scholar Led Conferences!

Hello Gators! Scholar Led Conferences (SLCs) were this week. Please remember that SLCs are REQUIRED for all scholars. If your scholar missed their SLC, they must make that up next week. Please contact their SEL/CCR teacher to reschedule.

Now Is The Time To Get Those Grades Up!

This next week is a great time to focus on completing any work that scholars are behind on. Scholars already set goals and made academic plans as part of their SLC preparation and now it is time to set the plan in motion!

Scholars, reach out to your teachers and make sure you understand exactly what work you need to complete (with your best effort, of course) to bring up your grades. Try to get that work done and turned into your teachers by the end of next week. Won't that be a relief going into break?

You can do it! One more week until you get a break. GO GATORS!!!

Panorama Survey!

Scholars, it is time to take the Panorama survey again. Please remember that your passcode is your student ID number. Here is the link to the survey:

Families, we need your input too! Your link is specific to you and was sent via email by the district last Tuesday. Please check your email to find the link.

Please help us by taking the Panorama survey. We use the data from the survey for making school-wide plans, programs and for staff training. The survey window closes next Friday. Thank you for completing the surveys!

Scholars, Nominate A Staff Member For The "Because of You" Award!

Decatur students are invited to nominate any Federal Way Public Schools staff member in the district they believe has positively impacted them, their school, and/or their community for the “Because of You” award!

You can fill out a nomination form on the district’s website at All nomination forms are due by end of month.

The Decatur Theatre Company Presents: It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play

Tickets go on sale Monday for the Decatur HS virtual winter play “It’s a Wonderful Life”. To purchase tickets, please go to the Decatur website:

Performances are scheduled for 7:00 PM on December 16, 17, and 18.

Ticket prices will be $5.00. The admission price is intended to provide a link for one household to view the virtual performance.

Don't miss it!

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New Health Center for Decatur Scholars!

There is a new school-based health center opening soon at TAF@Saghalie. Please see the parent letter and flyer in the attachments for more information.

School to You Textbook and Supply Delivery - Happening Weekly!

On Mondays, the School to You Program will deliver Quarter 2 textbooks and school supplies to Decatur scholars at their designated bus stops. Bus stop times and locations are updated regularly so please double-check the time and location of your designated stop in StudentVUE/ParentVUE each week. Please remember that face masks must be worn at pick-up.

Attention 9th Graders! If you had English Language Arts during Quarter 1, can you please return your Persepolis book? Thank you!

Drive-Thru Textbook and Material Pick-up for Quarter 2!

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 9am-3pm

2800 Southwest 320th Street

Federal Way, WA

There is a material pick-up drive-thru scheduled for this Wednesday, December 16th for those who were unable to be at their bus stop for the School to You drop-off.

Pick-up will be in the bus loop.

To keep everyone safe and healthy, face coverings are required when you pick up items.

Attention 9th Graders! If you had English Language Arts during Quarter 1, can you please return your Persepolis book? Thank you!

Reminder - Buildings Closed to the Public

This is a reminder that, due to the rise in COVID cases, school buildings are closed to the public and the doors will be locked, however we are still here to serve you via phone and email! If you have a need that can only be addressed in-person, please call 253-945-5200 to schedule an appointment. Please understand that everyone must wear a face mask at all times, adhere to social distancing guidelines and pass a mandatory basic health screening to be allowed to enter the building. Thank you!