Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!
We hope to see you on August 25th or 31st for our resource days (for times, see the Principal News Letter below). Click here for information on Parent Groups (including meeting dates and times), forms to sign up for PTSA or donate to STEPS, signup to volunteer, or simply ask for help!
Principal news letter
August 19, 2015
Dear Sammamish Families:
We are eagerly awaiting a successful beginning for the 2015-16 school year. We hope you have had an enjoyable summer with your family and friends. I hope you have had a chance to drive by the campus and see how our new building is progressing. I am sending information about the last week in August and the upcoming school year. We will re-open the Sammamish offices on Monday, August 24th. We are also mailing a copy of this information via US Mail.
Driving/Parking: For information on parking and traffic flow for the 2015-16 school year please click here.
Sammamish Resource Days (all grades) are intended to provide one-stop service for all back-to-school needs. Orca cards, ASB cards, PE shirts, and parking passes will be available for purchase. The dates are Tuesday, August 25, 9:30am-6:30pm with tours of the new building from 5:00pm-8:00pm and Monday, August 31, 6:30am-2:30pm.
There will be a College Application Process Presentation for senior families facilitated by Arlene Scott our College Corps Coordinator at 6:00pm on Tuesday, 8/25 in the library.
Sammamish Family Welcome for all incoming 9th grade families and new families will be on 8/31 from 8:00am to 10:30am. Freshmen Orientation is from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Sammamish Parent Groups will be at Resource Days on Tuesday, August 25th – 2pm-6:30pm and Monday, August 31st from 8am-2:30 pm. Meet other parents, get involved, buy Totem Wear, join PTSA, see how STEPS is supporting the school, learn how Bellevue Special Needs PTA can help, and more! The PTSA/STEPS website is at http://sammamishtotems.weebly.com. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the weekly Totem News. We encourage everyone to join the PTSA. Sponsorships are available.
School fees may be paid online at https://touchbase.bsd405.org/ or cash, check or credit card at Resource Days. PTSA memberships, STEPS donations, and Totem Wear merchandise may be paid for by cash or check.
Starting the School Year Information: All the information is available at http://www.bsd405.org/sammamish/or if you need paper copies, please contact Millie Laird at email@example.com or(425) 456-7600. Updated Student Schedules will be distributed in the Gym area on September 1 starting at 6:45am.
It’s important to keep reading over the summer. Students need to complete their English reading assignment prior to the first day of school. Assignments can be found athttp://www.bsd405.org/news-events/summer-in-the-district/summer-reading/high-school.aspx
Fall sports information including registration instructions are at www.bsd405.org/sammamish/athletics/ Fall turnout dates: Football is 8/19; Girls and Boys Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim and Dive, Boys Tennis, Boys’ Water Polo and Girls Volleyball are all 8/24. Sports practices will not conflict with Sammamish Leads.
Sammamish Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, September 24 from 6:00- 9:00pm. Please mark your calendars.
Student picture days are September 2 and 3, during English classes.
Laptop distribution for grade 9 and new students will be on Monday, 8/31. All students who have yet to receive their laptops will receive them on September 2 and 3. All families will need to sign the attached forms.
9:30am-6:30 pm First SHS Resource day
2:00-6:30pm Parent Groups available for questions/assistance
5:00-8:00pm New building tours
6:00-7:00 pm College application presentation with Arlene Scott, College Corps Coordinator
6:30am-2:30pm Second SHS Resource day
8:00-10:30am Sammamish Family Welcome for 9th grade and new families
8:00am-1:00pm Freshman orientation
8:00am-2:30pm PTSA volunteers available for questions/assistance
2:00pm-4:00pm New building tours
7:30am-2:30pm (tutorial until 3:05) First day of school
7:30am-12:15pm Wednesdays are ½ days and start with 2nd period class
Tues & Wed, 9/1 & 9/2
During English classes Student picture days
6:00pm-9:00pm Curriculum Night
Supporting Strong Attendance: We expect all students to be on time (7:30am) and attend regularly. We believe strong communication between home and school supports students who might be struggling with attendance. We ask parents to support their students by helping them get to school on time and by contacting the school attendance specialist regarding any absence or tardy by calling 425-456-7606, e-mailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending a note.
We truly hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and will be ready for an exciting school year. We are excited to welcome you to our new school for the launch of the 2015-16 school year.
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