News Briefs for Jan. 12, 2023

News Briefs for Jan. 12, 2023
Posted on 01/12/2023

 Important Upcoming Schedule and Calendar Details

With the recent weather-related delayed/canceled school days, our school year calendar looks a little bit different than when we started this school year. Additionally, we have elementary conferences coming up soon, which will have special early release times for students. Everything you need to know about upcoming calendar changes and scheduling can be found here on our district website, including the key dates for the 2023-24 school year.

Kindergarten Registration Open Now!

Do you have a child turning 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2023? If so, it is time to register your child for kindergarten at Tahoma! Our online enrollment opened on Dec. 1, and parents/guardians are encouraged to complete their child’s registration by Jan. 31, 2023. Families will begin receiving important kindergarten information soon thereafter, including our monthly Kindergarten Newsletter.

⬜  Tahoma High School “We the People” Team Wins State Championship

We want to give a HUGE shoutout to Tahoma High School’s “We the People” team, who brought home a first-place victory from the Washington State We the People Championship. They are headed to Washington, D.C. in April for the National Competition, which will simulate a congressional hearing and will take place in real congressional hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. We are so proud of these outstanding young adults and the way they represent Tahoma!

⬜  Tahoma School District Board Work Study Meeting, Jan. 17

At 6 pm on January 17th, the Tahoma School District Board will meet at Rock Creek Elementary to discuss Elementary Site Plans and Tahoma 100. For full agenda, please go to

⬜  City of Maple Valley 2044 Comprehensive Plan Kick-off Event

Friday, January 20 at Lake Wilderness Lodge, the City of Maple Valley is hosting a kick-off event as they begin developing their 2044 Comprehensive Plan. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. with free pizza and games. At 6:30, there will be a movie (Turning Red) for the kids and a 30-minute presentation and trivia game for the adults, followed by an hour of community engagement with City staff from 7-8 p.m. Did we mention there will be free pizza?

⬜  Tahoma School District Board Meeting, Jan. 24

At 6:30 pm on January 24th, the Tahoma School District Board will meet at the Central Services building Board Room. For full agenda, please go to

⬜  Semester Break Day - No School on Wednesday, Jan. 25

There is no school on January 25th for all school buildings.

⬜  Elementary Only: Conferences Calendar Reminder

Elementary parent-teacher conferences are Thursday, Jan. 26-Tuesday, Jan. 31. Below are the elementary dismissal times during those school days.


Glacier Park, Lake Wilderness, Shadow Lake:

Thursday, Jan. 26 – 12:20 PM (3-hour early release)

Friday, Jan. 27 – 1:20 PM (2-hour early release)

Monday, Jan. 30 – 12:20 PM (3-hour early release)

Tuesday, Jan. 31 – 12:20 PM (3-hour early release)


Cedar River, Rock Creek, Tahoma Elementary

Thursday, Jan. 26 – 12:50 PM (3-hour early release)

Friday, Jan. 27 – 1:50 PM (2-hour early release)

Monday, Jan. 30 – 12:50 PM (3-hour early release)

Tuesday, Jan. 31 – 12:50 PM (3-hour early release)


Tahoma High School, Maple View Middle School and Summit Trail Middle School will have full day dismissals on those dates, except Friday, Jan. 27 (2-hour early release Friday).

⬜   The Lightning Thief the Percy Jackson Musical

This production will be in the Tahoma Performing Arts Centers:

Friday, January 27 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 28 2 p.m.  and 7 p.m.

Friday, February 3 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 4 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For online ticket presales, go to  Adults $10 and children $5

⬜  Join Team Tahoma!

Are you searching for a flexible, rewarding job? If so, we encourage you to check out our current job openings, which include substitute school nurse positions. Do you know someone who would be a great fit for our district? Share the word that Tahoma is hiring great, qualified people to join or expand their role in our Tahoma family!

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