September 2020

Principal Address

Welcome Back, Wolf Pack Families! This is our very 1st official family newsletter for the school year! You will be receiving a TAF@SGH newsletter from our office at least 1x per month. It is important to us that you are updated on all of the latest information that will support and enhance your scholar’s learning journey within the wolf pack! Thank you so much for your continued patience and grace as we start the new school year. Our office staff, teachers, custodians, counselors, and administrators are so happy that each and every one of you is back and apart of the pack. Please remember that we are ALL here to serve and support you!

Families, I need your help! A concern has come up regarding unauthorized scholars entering zoom classes. This behavior is disruptive to our overall learning environment and does not meet our POWER expectations of RESPECT and OWNERSHIP. To help to deter these types of incidents in the future, there are a couple of things that we would like to remind our wolfpack scholars. Please speak with your scholar(s) about these important guidelines:

  • ALL scholars must adhere to the remote learning behavior expectations at ALL times!
  • Scholars SHOULD NOT give out their username and password to anyone.
  • To enter zoom classes, students must have their first and last name entered to be allowed in by their teachers.
  • Scholars must log-in to launchpad and use the canvas app within launchpad to access classes.
  • Scholars who do not appropriately identify themselves (full name) may not be admitted to class.
  • Zoom meetings (audio and chat) may be recorded.

Thank you for helping us keep or zoom classes safe and appropriate! Remember, it is and always is, a wonderful day to be a wolf in the wolfpack! Have wonderful wolfpack weekend!

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Free and Reduced Lunch Information

Free and Reduced Lunch is so much more than just free meals. It is a way to help families ensure their scholars don’t miss out on any opportunities they deserve because of financial hardships. It also provides the following services:

  • Waived college application fees
  • Free testing opportunities
  • Xfinity low cost internet access
  • College-Bound Scholarship opportunities

This fall, FWPS is providing weekly free meal pick-up for families through December. After that time, the free meal program will be limited to families that qualify for Free/Reduced lunch only. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Sign up now!

You can apply online on the FWPS website, https://www.mealappnow.com/manfwy/splash.php

MEAL APP NOW by Systems Design

Online Free & Reduced Meal Applications


The system is very secure; your information remains private. It will be used only for the meal application process. Completed paper applications can be dropped off at the school. Application deadline: 9/30
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School to You - Supply Distribution

Dear Federal Way Public Schools Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to share our new “School to You” program that will bring learning materials and supplies to you and your child! Starting next week, bus drivers will be delivering supplies to scholars across our district at designated bus stops.

During the week of September 28, the following items will be provided:

  • The High School Beyond Plan for grades 6-12 students and
  • School supply kits for all. This year only, school supply kits will be provided to all students at no cost. If you have already paid towns to district school supply kit, email ppama@fwps.org.

Next, we will begin providing general curriculum materials for specific grade levels. Additional information with grade level information and when it will be delivered will be provided at a later date. Please visit our website to view the day, time and location for the bus stop nearest your home: www.fwps.org/schooltoyou.

In the meantime, if your scholar has any textbook or supply needs, please call the main office at 253-945-5000.

Office Contacts

Office staff will support families with: tech concerns, attendance, connecting with teachers or counselors, connecting students with supplies, connecting families with teachers.

Office Support

  • HS: Juli Ciotta
  • 8th Grade: Trudy Tatum
  • 7th Grade: De’Jaya Jones
  • 6th Grade: Maritza Vargas

TAF-SSS *TAF Student Support Specialist

  • Chris Newbold
  • 8th Black House – Vanessa Nelson
  • 8th Silver House -Kylie Alvarado
  • ALL 7th Kylie Alvarado
  • ALL 6th Vanessa Nelson


  • 8th Grade and HS: Elizabeth Benitez
  • 6th and 7th Grade: Christine Robinson

Instructional Coach

  • Carlito Umali

TAF Transformation Coach

  • Victoria Thompson

Dean of Students (SEL/CCR Coach)

  • Alanna McCorkle
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Student Support Zoom Office Hours

There is a student support zoom hosted by the Dean, Counselors, and Communities In Schools on Mondays from 11am-12pm. This is a virtual space that students can come to for help with any school related needs. If students have a specific need to meet with a counselor individually that does not need to be immediately addressed between 11 and noon on Monday they are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor.

Student Support zoom office hours:

Join Zoom Meeting

11 am -12 pm Mondays


8th grade and High School appointments:

click on the link below to make an appointment with Ms. Benitez


Email: ebenitez@fwps.org

Google Voice: 619-436-5774

6th and 7th grade student appointments:

click on the link below to make an appointment with Ms. Robinson


Email: crobinso@fwps.org

Google Voice: 619-452-0475

TAF@Saghalie Open House!

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 6pm

Virtual - see the link below


Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +12532158782,,98917607812# or +13462487799,,98917607812#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 989 1760 7812

International numbers available: https://fwps.zoom.us/u/acuqPEMJ3V

Our Assistant Principal, Ida Acton is leaving the Wolf Pack

Our wonderful AP, Ida Acton, will be leaving the pack for a new adventure in a school district closer to her home. We know Acton will always be a wolf at heart! Thank you for your service to the pack. We will miss you!
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TAF@Saghalie Building Information

Address: 33914 19th Ave SW

Mail Phone Line: 253-945-5000

Fax: 253-945-5050

Email: jciotta@fwps.org

Website: https://www.fwps.org/Domain/1360