News and Events
Dear Sacajawea Community,
The Sacajawea Staff and I appreciated your attendance at Curriculum Night last Thursday. This event helps introduce all of the members of our community to each other at the beginning of the year. The Parent Partnership Conferences and Curriculum Night are two features at Sacajawea that help you to gain an eye into the classroom and school your child spends time in every day.
This week’s highlight is our Career Ladder Teachers. This year we have 3 Career Ladder Teachers, Chrissy Jackson, Deb Sherwood and Mary Mills. In addition to their roles teaching students, they are also working to provide support, resources, mentoring, and professional development to teachers. This summer, these three amazing professionals attended the district’s Summer Leadership Institute with me. This week, we met together again to plan how this excellent resource most effectively.
Here at Sacajawea, we love serving your children. Our goal is to help them to become the best human beings they can be. We do this through academics, social skills instruction, and experiences in the arts. Working together, I know that we can continue to make Sacajawea a wonderful place for students to learn and grow.In Partnership
Unplanned absences: when your child's personal illness or injury, or the illness, injury or death of a family member, prevents your child from attending school, and you notify the school within 48 hours of the absences. The school may require a note from your child's doctor if your child is absent due to illness or injury for an excessive number of days (10 or more during a school year) before excusing those absences.
Five days of a trip for a funeral can be excused.
When you submit a request to the principal at least school days before the start of the planned absence, usually for a doctor or dentist appointment, religious holiday, or a special one-time event of a day or two. The school principal has the final say on whether your planned absence will be excused.
Absences due to disciplinary actions such as suspensions of your child are excused on District attendance records.
What absences are not excused?
Vacations and trips are not excused when school is in session. Families should plan vacations and family travel for when school is not in session. Going to another city, state or country to visit family or friends won't be excused. Extra days before or after school holidays are not excused.
We require your student to complete missed assignments. It is up to the parent/guardian to make sure you receive the classroom work from the teacher and have your child complete it. For more information about state and district attendance policies, see this link: http://tinyurl.com/SPSAttendance
Bus riders will be released from the playground to go directly to their busses. Students will line up outside the bus door until invited onto the bus by the driver.
Driver parent pick-up: teachers will send students from the playground to Deb Olson at the back entrance of the school.
Students going to the Boys and Girls Club or to after school activities will be released to go from the playground. Boys and Girls Club will meet children and check them in; students will walk to after school clubs and classes.
Students who walk home independently can be released from the lower playground. They need to walk home, not stay and play on the playground.
1) Complete the WATCH background check form:
2) Read the Seattle School District Volunteer Policy:
3) Read the "Volunteer Handbook." It is located on the right hand side of the linked page below. Sign pages 18 & 19 and return them to the Sacajawea school office.
Additionally, volunteers who are community members (not Sacajawea parents) should complete the Volunteer Application located on the right hand side of this page:
One time only for all volunteers: Complete the online video course "Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention"
using the link below. Sign and print the "Award of Excellence" at the end of the course and turn in to school office.
Please contact the school office if you have any questions: 206-252-5550.