Class pictures will be on Monday, September 27th. Information will be sent home on Monday, September 20th. Pictures can be ordered with check, made payable to DORIAN STUDIO, by cash with exact change, or by ordering online. Please read over the picture day flier to make your choices and choose your package.
Student bus route information has been emailed directly to families from RSD Transportation! If you have questions about your bus stop or route please see the flyer that was sent to your email address. You will find contact information as well as how to access the bus route app, Traversa Ride 360 for your phone. Bus stop information can also be found in Skyward Family Access under the "busing tab". For more information please click here.
September 30 – Virtual Curriculum Night
Your classroom teacher will be providing a zoom link and session ID/Passcode via email for this important caregiver night. Teachers will provide an overview of the student experience, emphasize main learning goals for the year, and share classroom procedures. For student specific questions, we encourage families to set up a meeting with your child's teacher.
Virtual Curriculum Night Session Times:
5:30 - 6:10 pm
6:20 - 7:00 pm
September 24, 2021
Hello Tiffany Park Caregivers,
We have almost completed our first month of school! Students have done an excellent job readjusting to full days of in-person learning. Next week is Curriculum Night and this will be a great opportunity for families to learn more about their child’s classroom and what they will be learning this school year.
Please also remember to regularly visit the school website and the PTA website for the most current information.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Steve Lesco, Principal
Picture Day 9/27/2021
Our school picture day will be Monday, September 27th. Picture day packets were sent home with students this week and can also be picked up in the main office. Please refer to the packet for information on purchasing pictures online or you can send payment with your child on Monday.
Virtual Curriculum Night - September 30th
Grades 3-5: 5:30 - 6:10 Grades K-2: 6:20-7:00
Your classroom teacher should provide a zoom link and session ID/Passcode via email. Teachers will provide an overview of the student experience, emphasize main learning goals for the year, and share classroom procedures. For student specific questions, we encourage families to set up a meeting with their child’s teacher.
*If your family needs a device to access Curriculum Night, please contact your child’s teacher.
Confirmed Covid Cases and Keeping Students Home When Sick
We have already experienced a few confirmed Covid cases at Tiffany Park. Families will receive emailed notification each time there is a confirmed case. If your child is identified as a close contact, you will be contacted separately by our school nurse or health room assistant.
We ask that all families continue to keep students home who are sick or showing signs of COVID. Updated guidance from Public Health Seattle King County requires a student with one or more covid symptoms (see link above) to quarantine for 10 days or receive a negative covid test prior to returning to school. Also remember to contact school if your student tests positive for Covid by calling 425-204-4850.
TPE PTA Meeting – September 28th
The first PTA meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 28th at 6:00pm via Zoom. Please look for an email from the PTA with meeting information.
Volunteers, Visitors, and New Management System
To assist families and others visiting schools this year, Renton School District has placed the Visitor/Volunteer Management System in all our schools. The system allows us to screen visitors and volunteers in our schools; provides a safer environment; and allows us to conduct contact tracing if there is a COVID case in our schools.
Prior to volunteering at school (recommend 1-2 days in advance), you need to complete the volunteer application on the RSD or TPE website. This system replaces the previous requirement for the State Highway Patrol background check.
Upon entering a school or district building, visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a driver’s license, which can either be scanned or manually entered in the system. If a parent does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Visitor/Volunteer Management System. Once entry is approved, the Visitor/Volunteer Management System will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.
*Classroom volunteers are at the discretion of classroom teachers. In accordance with the Governor’s directive and RSD procedure, all school volunteers are required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the volunteer application process.
Student Devices for 4th and 5th Grade Students
We are in the process of distributing Chromebooks to all 4th and 5th grade students. Students are responsible for transporting devices to and from school and caring for them when at school and home. We highly recommend families sign up for the device protection plan. This will minimize cost in the event a device is damaged. To sign up or to learn more details to the Device Protection Plan page.
School Spirit at Tiffany Park
Every Tuesday at Tiffany Park is Tiger Tuesday. Students and staff are encouraged to show off their school spirit by wearing Tiffany Park gear. Please visit the Tiffany Park PTA webpage to purchase spirit wear. The PTA will also be out on the playground area on Tuesday afternoons offering families an opportunity to join the PTA or purchase spirit wear.
Friday is College Day or Team Spirit. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college gear or gear with their favorite sports team.
No School on Friday, October 8th
There is no school for students on Friday, October 8th due to a teacher professional day.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
A reminder that although breakfast and lunch are free for all students this year we rely on free and reduced lunch applications for significant school-based services for students. This is also the basis of our Title 1 funding. In the event that you may qualify, we request that all families please complete the free and reduced lunch paperwork. Paper forms can be picked up at the main office or electronic paperwork can be downloaded and emailed to RSD.firstname.lastname@example.org
Title 1 Information:
What is Title I?
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.
District Parent Involvement Policy
The Renton School District values parental involvement in students’ education and has a Parent Involvement Policy (No. 4130) to support this value. The Categorical Programs Department holds annual parent advisory meetings for Title I, LAP, and ELL parents to gather feedback and implementation suggestions on the district’s parent involvement policy, procedures and programs. The District’s policy is available on the district website and at the front desk in each school. School parent involvement plans are made available to parents at conference time and through school newsletters.
Instruction by Highly Qualified Staff
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) we would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) or instructional paraprofessional(s).
In this Title I school, all Paraeducators meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements.
Citizens Complaint Process
When a District receives Federal Title I funds it allows us the opportunity to provide supplemental support programs for Title I eligible students. As a recipient of these funds we are required to inform you that if you have a complaint about the services offered under Title I and have not been able to resolve them through the District process, you may file a citizen complaint to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or state regulation that applies to a federal program.
· Anyone can file a citizen complaint
· There is no special form
· There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complain
Safely returning to in-person instruction is a priority for all of us. We all play a part in returning to school safely and staying healthy all year. We are implementing layered prevention strategies to keep everyone healthy, especially those not yet able to receive a COVID vaccine.
We have layered safety mitigation and prevention measures aligned to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Governor Jay Inslee's recent directives.
Federal and state health officials remind us that getting the COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from getting sick and helps prevent severe COVID-related illness, hospitalizations, and death.
School preventative measures for the coming school year include:
- face coverings (in school and on school bus transportation)
- physical distancing
- improved ventilation
- cleaning & disinfecting
- staying home when sick
Currently, there is no state requirement for COVID vaccines or routine testing of school district employees or students, and daily attestations are no longer required.
*We continue to monitor guidance from the Department of Health and the state education office to determine if changes regarding in-person instruction need to occur.
Read all of our plan at www.rentonschools.us/learning-and-teaching/2020-2021-school-year