Saturday, September 30, 2017, free clothing will be available for Tumwater-area families in need of infant to teen-sized clothing. The giveaway will go from 12-3 pm at Michael T. Simmons Elementary, 1205 S. 2nd Ave in Tumwater. No income verification required. Please bring your own bags. CLICK HERE for more information.
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy and support to the families and community of Rockford, WA. In light of the tragic events in Rockford (just outside of Spokane), on September 13th, this is a sobering reminder of our ongoing efforts to provide a nurturing and safe school environment in Tumwater. We continue to teach our students "If you hear or see something ... say something." We encourage this of our community members as well. Threats of violence are often preceded with information someone had but failed to disclose. We continue to ask our community members to report this information to local law enforcement or school officials as part of our ongoing effort to keep all schools safe. Our schools conduct safety drills throughout the year as part of our safety plans focused on preparing for natural disasters, fires, threats of violence, and other hazards. While we do not want to cultivate an atmosphere of fear, we work to ensure that every school remains focused on prevention strategies, early detection of risks, and well-rehearsed response plans. Our goal is to send every student and staff member home safely, every day, which is why we also invest in school resource officers, security personnel, and related support staff to help with these efforts. The tragedy in Rockford can lead to fear, questions and concerns for many, including our students. Please click on the headline for some suggestions on how to talk to kids about school violence prevention from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Does your family or someone you know have preschool age children? The district's Head Start/ECEAP centers are now enrolling children in our FREE preschool program. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by August 31 to qualify. Call 360-586-1440, 360-464-6801 or visit www.soundtoharbor.com. Enrollment is based on income qualifications. CLICK HERE for more information.
This is our seventh year of offering classes for parents facilitated by Candyce. Each year parents and staff rate these classes highly and ask for more! Click on the title to see the complete schedule for this year.
Fall Bus Routes are posted to the Transportation page. Please make sure to review your route as there are significant changes to most routes, including new route numbers, stops and times. You can CLICK HERE to view the routes. Please contact your school office or Transportation with questions.
Tumwater School District is looking for substitute bus drivers for student transportation. Please contact our Transportation Supervisor, Cally Stroud, at 360-709-7703 to express your interest. The District can provide training for you to receive your Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
The District has a Strategic Planning Goal that by 2021, all Tumwater families will have access to high quality early learning services which help prepare students for Kindergarten. If you have children in your home ages 0-5, please take a moment and complete this service (it will take less than ten minutes). For questions regarding the survey, please call our Special Services Department at 360-709-7040. CLICK HERE to access the survey. Thank you for your time.
8:30 AM School Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM BHHS Spirit Fire
5:30 PM BLE PTA Meeting
7:00 PM School Board Meeting