19515 S. Tapps Drive E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
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Action Requested: Online Survey Open April 18-29, 2016
The SSD is committed to continuous improvement by developing and implementing School Improvement Plans tailored to specific needs each year. Our schools analyze a variety of information sources – including student performance trends, state comparisons and staff/parent perception surveys – to identify improvement goals that are specific, data-driven and measurable. To help each of our schools understand its strengths and challenges in areas known to impact educational effectiveness, we would appreciate your input on how our schools are doing.
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Emerald Hills Elementary Receives State Achievement Award
Emerald Hills Elementary was one of 4 schools in the Sumner School District to receive the Washington Achievement Award for 2015. Emerald Hills Elementary earned the award for High Progress. High Progress Reward Schools scored in the top 10 percent of schools in the reading or ELA and math combined on state assessments for the All Students group. This designation acknowledges a school’s performance and improvement in both reading or ELA and math during a 3-year period (2012/13 – 2014/15).
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education sponsor these awards, now in their sixth year. Award winners are selected using the State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years.
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Attendance Waiver Applications
Emerald Hills Elementary is no longer accepting out-of-district attendance waiver applications for the 2016-17 School Year due to high student enrollment. Attendance waiver applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on the following criteria: Building Capacity, Academic Performance, Attendance Record, Discipline Record, and student’s programs of interest as identified on the attendance waiver application.
For questions, please refer to the District Website or contact District Administration at (253) 891-6084.
Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 School Year is now underway. All children enrolling for kindergarten for the coming school year must be five years old by August 31, prior to the start of school. When registering a child for school, families should bring:
- Proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport);
- Immunization information and child’s health history; and
- Names and phone numbers of parents, physician, and an emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.
- Proof of residency (choose one of the following):
- Gas, water, or electric bill
- Purchase papers for home
- Lease/rental agreement
- Affidavit of residence with a sponsor or landlord
Families may visit their neighborhood school for a registration packet or download a packet from the Sumner School District Website. Completed registration forms should be returned to your neighborhood school.
(Principal Update sent April 22, 2016, via school messages)
Dear Laker Families,
We found out some exciting news this week. I am happy to report that Emerald Hills is a recipient of the 2015 Washington Achievement Award.
This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents.
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