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Seattle Public Schools Newsletter

February 1, 2023

Rolling Into Physical Education 

Hawthorne Receives $18K Grant for Bike Program 

Governor Inslee and Superintendent Jones stopped by Hawthorne Elementary to announce funding for the All Kids Bike program, which teaches kindergarteners how to ride bikes.  

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Strategic Goal: Early Literacy 

Connecting the Dots in Literacy 

Family Literacy Connectors are helping to build bridges between schools and families through creative events around reading. 

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School News

What is CTE? February is Career and Technical Education Month, but some students may not know the benefits of CTE courses. 

We Are SPS! From a principal with a cool shirt collection to an advocate introducing students to careers, we want everyone to know the people who make our school district so unique. 

Get to Know Our Small Schools The district’s secondary alternative schools are great options for students and families considering non-traditional learning opportunities. 

SPS Honors MLK Schools around the district honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with assemblies and marches. 


Celebrating Black Excellence February is Black History Month, and SPS recognizes the contributions of all Black people – past and present – who continue to blaze a trail for those following in their footsteps. 

SPS Condemns Gun Violence and Police Brutality Read a statement by Superintendent Jones on the murder of Tyre Nichols and the mass gun violence in California. 

Choose Your School If you are interested in having your student attend a school that is not their assigned neighborhood school, enrollment for 2023-24 School Choice opens Feb. 1.   

School Calendar Change School will be in session on Feb. 2, originally the day between semesters, to make up for one of the five strike days. 

College Bound Resource Fair Students and families can learn more about programs that support college and career goals of people with disabilities on Feb. 4. 

Celebrating School Counselors Feb. 6-10 is National School Counseling Week. Thank you to all our SPS counselors for your commitment to our students! 

Funding Our Future District leadership recently shared information about the decision process to create a balanced budget. 

Guides for Course Registration SPS has developed a planning guide to help with the high school course registration process for the 2023-24 school year. 

Black Lives Matter at School SPS is committed to supporting Black Lives Matter at School Week Feb. 6-10, in solidarity with our students, families, educators, and community partners. 

Mid-Winter Break All schools will be closed Feb. 20-24 for Mid-Winter Break. The district office will be closed Feb. 20, for Presidents Day. School will resume Feb. 27. 

Last Call for Seattle Promise Applications The last day to apply for the scholarship and completing the Seattle Colleges admissions application is Feb. 17.  

Looking Ahead The 2023-24 school year dates have been published. 

UW Upward Bound Ninth and 10th graders are encouraged to apply to UW’s Upward Bound program. The deadline is Feb. 10.   

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