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Week of February 7, 2022

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This Week at FHMS

Monday, February 7

  • WIDA Access Testing for ML Students-Listening

Tuesday, February 8

  • Election Day
  • WIDA Access Testing for ML Students-Reading

Friday, February 11

  • WIDA Access Testing for ML Students-Speaking
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Looking Ahead

Monday, February 14

  • First Semester Grades Due

Tuesday, February 15

  • Report Cards/GPAs Finalized
  • WIDA Access Testing for ML Students-Writing

Thursday, February 17-Friday, February 18

  • Midwinter Break

Monday, February 21

  • No School-Presidents' Day Observed

Friday, February 25

  • Sundaes for Scholars (1st Semester GPA Celebration)
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COVID Update

Here's a COVID update from last week:

  • This week we had five positive cases.
  • Most positive cases came in from over the weekend.
  • Cases are slowing down overall.
  • Mondays tend to be our biggest contact tracing days.
  • Communication has been streamlined to respect parent requests about the volume of COVID messages from the school.
  • If you have questions about the number of cases or concerns about contact tracing, please reach out to our COVID coordinator, Dr. Stacy Mehlberg, at or our school nurse, Karen Walker, at

Friendly Reminder: School Start Time

Don't forget that school starts at 8:35 am, which means kids need to be in their seats before the start bell rings.

Students, Plan Ahead! ASB Cash Register Hours

The cash register is opened in the morning until the 1st bell rings for class. It is also open during students’ lunches. The cash register will close immediately after C lunch and will not be opened after school.

Have You Voted Yet?

Lake Washington School District has three measures on the February 8 ballot to support excellence for every student.

You should have received your ballot in the mail. After filling it out, you can put it back in the mail – no stamp needed – or drop it off in a King County Election drop box. Ballots must be dropped off or postmarked by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8.

Want to learn more about Propositions 1-3 and how they support our students through continued funding for staff, programs, technology, as well as helping us ensure all students have room to learn in safe and healthy school buildings? Visit

Did you know that the state school tax for education is decreasing? The King County Assessor confirmed that the state schools tax rate for property owners in King County is being reduced by approximately 25-27 cents per 1,000 of assessed valuation. The state school funds go to the state and are used for education funding for all districts across Washington state. Our local LWSD tax rate collects funding that stays in our school district.

Have additional questions?
Submit your questions using our Let’s Talk page: Let's Talk! 2022 Levies - Lake Washington School District (

Simple Steps Make a Big Difference by the Finn Hill Green Team

Solid waste which is commonly known as trash is bad for the environment. Frequently, items put into the trash could be recycled or composted instead. For example, empty plastic bottles and soda cans are not trash, they can be recycled. At lunch, lunch trays and plates are compostable, the milk boxes and bottom of juice containers are recyclable. The food that is leftover on your lunch tray is compostable except for meat and acidic foods like oranges.

If you are not sure if something is recyclable, compostable or trash, ask an adult nearby or look at the sign on the yellow compost bin in the courtyard or cafeteria. To take better care of our planet, you can start by taking a small and simple step of composting and recycling.

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Garden Update by the Green Team

Green Team has started growing their first plants. We have used some of our fundraising money to purchase grow lights, seed soil, a variety of herbs and greens, and seed trays. Based on their research and the seeds I provided them they chose to start with plants they think will grow well in containers : chamomile, lemon balm, basil and peppermint. A week after planting their first seeds they already are starting to see germination occurring especially with their Lemon Balm.

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