News Briefs for March 30, 2023

News Briefs for March 30, 2023
Posted on 03/30/2023

⬜  Seniors! Apply now for the TSF Scholarship: Due April 30, 2023

The Tahoma Schools Foundation (TSF) is an non-profit organization that raises funds and provides resources for Tahoma students. TSF is seeking to issue FOUR $5,000 scholarships for graduating seniors to use for higher education, trades or other professional programs! Applications for the TSF Foundation Scholarship (click here) opened on Feb. 1, and will remain open through April 30, 2023. 

⬜  TSD Board Special Meeting, Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m.

The next Tahoma School District Board meeting is Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Services building Board Room.  For the  full agenda, which will be updated Friday, March 31st, Please go to Details will be posted on the website and on social media.

⬜  Upcoming Tahoma Budget Webinar: Wednesday, April 5 (6-7 PM)

On Wednesday, April 5, join us from 6-7 PM for a webinar discussing Assessed Valuation and Your Taxes. The webinar will discuss how the increased property values in our community impact your tax bill as it relates to local school district taxes. Click here to register for the webinar. In case you missed our mid-fiscal year update video, check it out here!


⬜  Transition to the Future Night: Ages Birth to 21

Do you have a child with an IEP or 504 plan and want to learn more about available community resources and college programs? There will be a Transition Planning for the Future event at Tahoma High School on April 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. hosted by the Tahoma Special Services Dept. and the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC). This event hopes to bridge the gap between families and community agencies. For more information, please see our Peachjar flyer here.

⬜  Feed a Tahomie Fund Kickoff Event: April 6

Feed a Tahomie Fund is a Maple Valley Food Bank program aiming to provide nutrition security for students in our community. They are having a launch party on April 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a catered dinner by EJ’s Catering. Learn more about this kickoff event and get your ticket here!

⬜  Tahoma Schools Foundation’s Annual Recycle Event

Come to Tahoma High School on April 8th from 11 AM - 1 PM, and help Tahoma Schools Foundation make a difference for Earth Day while supporting our students! Bring any recyclables, electronics, appliances, fitness items, clothing textiles, and more. TSF is asking for a donation of $10 per vehicle and they will take these items off your hands! This is an awesome opportunity to support our students through the Foundation and protect the planet at the same time. Come out and show your support! Sponsored by Smart Haul

Spring Break

Our school buildings will be closed for Spring Break, April 10–14. The Central Services office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

⬜  Sexual Health Parent Information Nights

The Tahoma School District provides curriculum and instruction designed to help students make healthy choices and practice safe behaviors. We understand that this is an important endeavor and it requires a strong partnership with parents and families. To help strengthen this partnership, Tahoma’s Teaching and Learning Department annually hosts three parent information webinars to discuss the sexual health curricula in our schools. This is a valuable opportunity for families to get a full understanding of the sexual health curricula students learn at each level. All webinars will be recorded and posted to our district website after the event.  

  • Elementary (Grades 4 & 5) Thursday, April 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm 

Grades 4-5 Registration

  • Middle (Grades 6-8) Monday, April 24 from 5:30-6:30 pm

Grades 6-8 Registration

  • High School (Grade 9) Tuesday, April 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm

Grades 9 Registration

To register for one of the webinars, click on the meeting date above. Families still have the option to opt their child out of these lessons after reviewing the lessons. The link to the opt out form will be available on our sexual health information page after the information webinars.


⬜  Upcoming Student Job Fair at Tahoma High School

Tahoma High School will be hosting a job fair for students on Wednesday, April 19 from 2:15–3:15 p.m. at THS in the commons. There will be employers looking to hire students for part time, summer, and full-time employment. Employers who wish to attend should contact Lara Lindersmith at [email protected] or 425-413-3468.


⬜  Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child turning 5 on or before August 31, 2023? If so, register your child for kindergarten as soon as possible! There will be a kindergarten event before the end of this school year, where your child will have the chance to visit their future school and take a few quick assessments. This will help determine eligibility for Kindergarten Camp in August, which is by invitation only, as well as assist with class placement in the fall. Register for kindergarten today!


⬜  Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Eligibility

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills, as well as a $100 one-time discount for a device. Households approved for free/reduced-price meals within the last 12 months are eligible for ACP benefits. Learn more at, and apply for free/reduced-price meals here at our website.


⬜  Scholarships for Summer Programs: City of Maple Valley Parks & Recreation

The City of Maple Valley has posted its Recreation Guide for spring/summer activities, with registration opening in April. Families interested in scholarship opportunities for these activities should visit the City’s Recreation Scholarship webpage. This webpage also has information for families wishing to donate to the scholarship program. 

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