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As families, teachers, and staff of John Hay Elementary, and as part of the greater Seattle Public Schools community, we are all heavily invested in decisions being made that will impact our lives and especially those of our students. This page will be used to educate, advocate, and assemble, so we can be sure our voice are heard. Please check the yellow box to the right to find information on upcoming community meetings or action items. A huge thank you to our wonderful new Policy Lead, Lisa McCluskey, for spearheading this effort!

October 2019 Policy Lead Report

Vaccine Information for Families:

Washington state law requires that students are fully vaccinated, be in the process of completing immunizations, or have a signed Certificate of Exemption in order to attend school. Student records must reflect updated immunization status by Jan. 8, 2020.https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/student_vaccination_requirements

Website Feedback Survey:

We are committed to continuous improvement of the Seattle Public Schools district and school websites, and we value your opinion! Please take a moment to complete our website feedback survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/seattleschools-web2019

Upcoming Enrollment Dates for 2020-21 School Year:
If your child will be five by Aug. 31, it is time to get ready to enroll for kindergarten. Registration for 2020-21 for students new to Seattle Public Schools begins Mon., Jan. 6th. https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/registration_for_2020-21

Inclusive Dress Policy for Students, beginning in the 2019-20 School Year:
This summer, the Seattle School Board voted to adopt a districtwide student dress policy for the first time. Watch a discussion with Dylan, an 11th grade student, and Ronald Boy, district legal counsel, to learn more. https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/inclusive_dress_policy

Board Amendments Expand Type of Materials That Can be Adopted as Core Curriculum: 

At the Oct. 16 regular school board meeting, the board approved the amendment to Board Policy 2015, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials, and Board Policy No. 2020, Waiver of Basic Instructional Materials. Notably, this policy change means that the district will not be solely dependent on commercially available instructional materials. The district, as needed, can develop its own materials if corporate options do not serve the needs of students, especially those who are underserved. In the immediate future, the district can both develop and adopt ethnic studies and Native studies curricula, which currently cannot be found commercially https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/School%20Board/19-20%20agendas/October%2016/A01_20191016_Amending%20Policy%202015%20and%20Policy%202020.pdf


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