TAF@Saghalie Update


Principal's Message for October

It’s October families! I can’t believe we are in week 5 of our TAF@SGH virtual learning school! We have all been hard at work getting refocused into learning and getting onboarded with all of our various tech tools. I appreciate all of your patience with us as we continue to learn how to operate in our new normal. As we get feedback from you, we are refining our actions and support of our scholars.

I am super excited that I had an opportunity to engage with many of you at our open house event on 9/30. Thank you so much for attending and sharing your feedback with us. I am so grateful that you are our partner in moving your scholar forward in deep learning through STEM and PBL. In order to deepen our relationship, communication with each other, and your understanding of the culture of TAF@SGH throughout the year; I will meet with you 2x per month (principal/family zooms) and sending newsletters 2x per month that are filled with important information regarding how we move as a school. You will begin to get familiar with our school goals, our TAF transformation pillars, and we will spotlight the rich learning that is happening in our virtual classrooms and engaging opportunities that scholars will experience through our TAF enhancements.

In this newsletter, I would like to introduce you to our 2 school-wide goals that we will focus on this year and our TAF pillars. The goals and the pillars frame who we are and what we do! As we move through the rest of year, it is our goal to make our goals and pillars visible to families and scholars.

Thanks again for your partnership and your continued support!

Remember, it is and always is, a great day to be a wolf in the wolfpack!

Feedback Form From Open House: https://forms.gle/SuHfopxnkWKNJz6WA

TAF@Saghalie TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Joan Rohloff, 7th Grade Science

The real-world problem of "Where should we build a watershed?’

This is the inquiry driving the 7th grade Watershed Project. Students examine geologic hazards and human impact on ecosystems in three locations: wetlands, hillsides, or cliffs near the shoreline. Students analyze human impacts and trade-offs of each location and then design a school with solutions that minimize water contamination and human impact on salmon and other keystone species.

Teachers are bringing wetland knowledge to students with virtual field trips to allow them access and ability to observe and analyze the impacts of building in a wetland. An example in the Puget Sound watershed is the construction of the Boeing Airfield on the mouth of the Cedar River as it enters Lake Washington. (seen in photo)

Check out her wetlands video!


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School to You Materials and Supply Pick Ups

We are excited to deliver learning materials and supplies to scholars at designated bus stops across our district! We heard your feedback, and your child’s assigned bus stop is now available in ParentVUE. To find your child’s bus stop location, day and time:

  • Log in to Parent VUE
  • Select the Student information tab
  • Scroll down to find a new section labeled “School to You”.

The week of October 5, we will be distributing learning materials needed for the courses your children are taking. Items will be available for the following students:

  • All elementary school students
  • Middle school students taking PE, Algebra I, or Geometry this semester
  • High school students taking PE, Algebra I, Geometry, PreAICE 9 (FWHS), Algebra 2 or Bridge to College

Families who were unable to pick up school supplies this week may also pick up basic school supplies for your child at their bus stop. A full list of supplies is available at www.fwps.org/SchoolSupplies.

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We need your voice and vision TAF@SGH High School Scholars!

We have an opportunity to add to a city-wide time capsule. We MUST be present and accounted for in that process. You have done so much to positively represent our community! What is an item that you would like to have in the time capsule to represent our amazing school?

HS Time Capsule Survey - https://forms.gle/8pLPVovGASasHHRi9

Scholars please complete this task by 10/8/20! Thanks!

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Upcoming Important Dates

Oct. 9:

  • Asynchronous School Day
  • Digital Citizenship Lessons in SEL/CCR Time

Oct. 12-16

  • Discovery U Week!

Oct. 20:

Oct. 22-23

  • Virtual College and Career Days

Oct. 28:

  • Scholar Advisory to Principal @ noon
Nov 5-6:
  • Student Led Conferences
Nov 11:
  • Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL
Nov 25:
  • Early Dismissal
Nov 26-27
  • Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Quarter and Semester Dates

Quarter 1

  • Sept 8 - Nov 9

Quarter 2

  • Nov 10 - Jan 28

Semester 1

  • Sept 8 – Jan 28

Quarter 3

  • Feb 1 - April 13

Quarter 4

  • April 14 - June 17

Semester 2

  • Feb 1 – Jun 17

TAF@Saghalie College and Career Days

October 21st and 22nd - zoom links for the event will follow.
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Discover U is coming up the week of October 12-16, 2020. Throughout the week, scholars will hear about college and career opportunities through a daily theme. This year’s themes are:

• Discover Local Jobs (Monday)

• Lead your Community (Tuesday)

• Classroom to Career (Wednesday)

• College Gear Day (Thursday)

• Flash Forward Friday (Friday)