Decatur Weekly Newsletter

February 5, 2021

Quarter 3 Is Underway

Hey Gators. You've made it through the first week of quarter 3!

These quarters move very quickly and it is easy to get far behind when you do not stay on top of your assignments. Keep working to ensure you have completed all of the coursework in your classes to the best of your ability. One of your goals should be: NO MISSING ASSIGNMENTS! You've got this. Let's finish the year strong!

As I mentioned last week, we are excited to get second semester underway and in the coming weeks, you will start hearing more about the registration process and the course offerings we will have available for next year. Registration information will be shared in the coming weeks through your SEL/CCR classes so stay tuned!

Have a great weekend and remember the words of a former Gator, Dom Cooks-

"It is, and always is, a great day to be a Gator! Yitadee!!!"

February is Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, our scholars that are a part of GUARD (Gators United Against Racism and Discrimination) are planning some schoolwide lessons that will be taught during SEL/CCR time throughout the month.

Thank you to our members of GUARD for stepping up and leading this work! We are looking forward to a stronger partnership and leading together to become an antiracist school.

If you are interested in hearing more about the anti-racist work including an overview of staff professional development, please come to our Family Webinars to hear those updates. There will be another Family Webinar in a couple of weeks. Look for the announcement to go out the week before and the link to be shared the day of.

"I" Contracts

If you have an I Contract (an incomplete grade contract), please make sure that the work is completed and submitted to your teacher so your grade can be updated.

Free Academic Support Available at Gatoraid

Gatoraid is from 1:00-2:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and then 8:00 AM-12:00 PM on Wednesdays. All Gators are welcome!

Here is the zoom link:

TAF@Saghalie School Based Health Center Is Now Open

The district's first School Based Health Center will help remove barriers and increase healthcare access for students at no cost.

Registration is open to TAF@Saghalie and Decatur High School students and will be expanded to other FWPS students at a later date. Families can register their student at or call 253-804-3589 to make and appointment.

Please see the attached flyers for more information.

Family Webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 5:30-6:15pm

This is an online event.

There will be a Decatur Family Webinar next Tuesday evening at 5:30 PM. Please look for an email with the link on Tuesday. We hope to see you there!

School Buildings Closed to the Public

Due to the high number of COVID cases in our community, all district buildings including Decatur High School will remain closed to the public. If you have a need that can only be resolved in-person, please call 253-945-5212 to schedule an appointment.

Thank you for your understanding.