April 30th deadline for student transfers
As we prepare for the redistricting of our elementary schools and make plans to accommodate the explosive growth taking place in Gig Harbor North, new out-of-district transfer requests will be impacted as follows:
- No new out-of-district transfers will be accepted at grades K through 5
- No new out-of-district transfers will be accepted at Harbor Ridge Middle School
Fillable transfer forms and school district transfer policies are available online at www.psd401.net at the Family scroll down menu under the Transfers tab. Completed forms must be returned to the District office via email, post, or drop-off, no later than April 30th. If you have questions, please call Roxann Tallman at 253-530-1007.
2nd Annual St. Paddy's Day Fun Run!
Our 2nd Annual "Lucky 8K GO GREEN run & 2 Mile Walk" will be held in beautiful scenic Gig Harbor along the North Waterfront. Get your lucky running shoes and green spirit wear on and join us downtown at the Harbor History Museum located next to Donkey Creek. The race starts on the new bridge at Harborview Drive and goes through historic downtown Finholm's district onto the iconic Lighthouse and back. Once you return, join our sponsor booths and vendors for Food, Drink, gifts, and crafts, activities for the kid and a spirit or two for the adult leprechauns.
What's New with State Testing?
STATE TESTING CHANGES
New Learning Standards / New State Tests
Starting this school year, our state’s learning standards are now aligned to the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts. New state standards mean new state tests. Washington, along with 23 other states, has a new state test aligned with the Common Core Standards. These next-generation assessments are called the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA). They are designed to accurately measure student progress toward college-and career-readiness in English language arts and mathematics.
Running Start Information Night
This message is to inform you about the upcoming Running Start Information Night that will be held on Thursday, March 5th from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Peninsula High School Auditorium. A Running Start Advisor from TCC and a counselor from PHS will be there to explain the Running Start Program and answer any questions you might have. There will be handouts available regarding the Accuplacer testing process and brochures that explain what to do step by step. If you are interested in Olympic College, Bates or Clover Park we will also cover the process for those schools. So, if you know that your son or daughter wants to do Running Start next year or you are thinking about it and want to get more information please plan to attend.