Weekly Announcements

      We have migrated to the new Office 365 format called SWAY.  

This Week @ SAMI will replace the Weekly Announcements.  

Please continue to use the same link to get this weekly information. Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senior Letter has important information regarding senior check out, prom, the graduation ceremony and more. Please read the Senior Letter and direct any questions to the mentor or Ms. Toy in the main office 253 571 2323 or jtoy@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

First Look for incoming 9th graders (students only, not parents) supports our newest members of the community so they can get to know our campus and each other.  First Look meets at Portables A & C at Camp Six 5502 Five Mile Drive from 9:00 - noon. Dress for forest conditions- hiking possibly muddy trails and beaches. If you cannot attend, please contact Mr. White (dwhite@tacoma.k12.wa.us) or Ms. Thiersch (mthiers@tacoma.k12.wa.us) to let them know. The dates are May 12th, June 20th and 21st, July 9th and August 6th.  If you are NOT receiving the calls and emails home about First Look, please call 253 571 2300 or email kshephe@tacoma.k12.wa.us and Karen Shepherd our registrar can get you into our student information system.

Congratulations to our SOTAbots Team!  Use this link to see the Final 3 of the District Championship - now on to Texas and the World Championship!  And a nice write up in the paper

 Urban Green - the Environmental Learning Center on Tacoma TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s07o32cJwno&feature=youtu.be

Safety is a TPS and SAMI priority linked to strategic goals.  To learn more visit our safety website https://www.tacomaschools.org/safety-security/Pages/School-Emergency-Procedures.aspx

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  Back on Track Summer School at 1950 Pacific Avenue (SOTA) for SOTA &      SAMI Students Monday - Thursdays (except 4th of July) 9:00 am to noon 

  •  June 18, 19, 20, 21  8:30-12:30 (NO FRI)
  •  June 25, 26, 27, 28 8:30-12:30 (NO FRI)
  •  July 2, 3, 5, 8:30-12:30 (NO WED NO FRI)

  

 Senior Break Outs Fridays 1:20 - 3:20  Ms. Boutell has important information about getting into your dream college, university, technical program or internship. For more college events, visit our college and career advising pagePlan for College - use this link to find comprehensive post high opportunities from four year to technical college to apprenticeship.  Tacoma students have options! Use this college match site  to find your perfect college by narrowing your search by program, location and more. The Common App hosts hundreds of colleges helping you by creating an account and choosing your SAMI counselor, Ms. Boutell jboutel@tacoma.k12.wa.us to help you every step of the way.  And College Bound Scholars- use this website to stay current and eligible for your scholarship http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/College-Bound-Pledge . Don't forget to fill out your FAFSA (opens in October)  Free Application for Federal Student Aid  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/  

 

ORCA bus pass-  Students received their Pierce Transit ORCA card.  Also-  See the Yellow Bus Schedule 2017-18 below if Pierce Transit bus times are not frequent enough to get you to SAMI and back. To make sure you get on a bus, arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the time.  If there are concerns, email kstarks@tacoma.k12.wa.us with what happened so we can alert the transportation department. 

TPS calls a late start due to weather? If you receive a phone call or check www.tacomaschools.org that there is a Late Start or Inclement Weather Schedule school will start at 10:00 report to your 2nd or 6th period (safety is the first priority!) Fridays are a usual Late Start at SAMI.

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  • Pre-Application Worksheet  www.CollegeAnswer.com/preapp Any student planning to attend a state or private university, community college, or vocational school is usually required to apply FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) applications can be submitted after January 1st for the upcoming academic year starting that fall. .  

 Use these Scholarships/Financial Aid Search Engines:

http://www.hecb.wa.gov/PayingForCollege

 

 

 SAMI Bell Schedule  

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

8:00 – 9:30

1st

5th

1st

5th

9:45 – 11:15

2nd

6th

2nd

6th

11:15 – 12:05

lunch & study

lunch & study

lunch &      study

lunch & study

12:05 – 1:35

3rd

7th

3rd

7th

1:50 – 3:20

4th

8th

4th

8th

 

Time

Friday

8:00 – 10:00

Inquiry Team for staff

10:30 – 12:30

Mentor Group

12:30 – 1:20

Lunch & Study

1:20 – 3:20

Adventures & Applications 

 
 
 Who do I talk to to find out about..... 

Though your mentor is always the best (and usually the first point of contact), if you need support please contact these staff members through their email or phone.  If you would like to meet them, make an appointment and first check in at the main office in Portable H

  • Guidance and College Support - Ms. Hall jhall@tacoma.k12.wa.us  and Ms. Boutell jboutel@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Bus information (see above) or contact us in the main office?  253 571 2300
  • Medications at school? Ms. Ells, school nurse jells@tacoma.k12.wa.us 253 571 2300
  • Student parking and driving at SAMI? Officer Nettles 253 571 2300 tnettle@tacoma.k12.wa.us 
  • Need help getting your student to set good goals, finding out about appropriate activities, creating a plan for improving grades, helping my student be successful? Start with the mentor
  • Attendance?   Ms. Shephard Portable H 253 571 2300 kshepar@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Balance payments for Orca (bus) cards, camp/all school retreat in August at Black Lake and Mini-term fees?  Ms. Toy 571-2323, Portable H jtoy@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Scheduling classes? Ms. Hall jhall@tacoma.k12.wa.us or Ms. Minks lminks@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • State and National Assessments SBA? Ms. Orlando korland@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • College Board, SAT, PSAT and AP?  Ms. Dumont jdumont@tacoma.k12.wa.us 
  • College in the High School classes? Ms. Hall jhall@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Internships for 11th and 12th grade students? Talk to the Next Move Portable H on Wednesdays Alexa Folsom-Hill www.nextmovetacoma.org 
  • Help with understanding class materials, standards or grades? mentor and Ms. Minks  lminks@tacoma.k12.wa.us 253 571 2313
  • Graduation Support? Ms. Hall jhall@tacoma.k12.wa.us 253 571 2308 or Ms. Boutell at the ELC first floor jboutel@tacoma.k12.wa.us 
  • Emotional or social service support for my student or family?  Ms. Dumont Portable G jdumont@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Admissions to SAMI or SOTA?  Ms. Tiersch 253.571.7911 mtiersc@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • The BRIDGE Program? Ms. Flynn Portable G sflynn@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Strong Start Program ? Ms. Farewell sfarewe@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Special Education? Ms. Flynn  Portable G sflynn@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • 504 (Individuals with Disabilities Plans)? Ms. Dumont Portable H jdumont@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Senior/Culminating Projects? Mr. Chalberg, Ms. Dewine, Mr. Matthews and Ms. Jost
  • ASB clubs and activities?  Ms. Wickman, Mr. Devine 
  • Mentor Group? start with your mentor and then Ms. Minks or Ms. Hall Admin Garden Shed  (yes, it's a garden shed)
  • Workshop classes-   A & A (adventures & applications) Mini-term or Microterm ?  Liz Minks lminks@tacoma.k12.wa.us  253 571 2313
  • Facilities  Ms. Minks lminks@tacoma.k12.wa.us 253 571 2313
  • Graduation activities and ceremony in June? Ms. Wickman and Ms. Farewell
  • Artrageous Auction? Ms. Skobel and Ms. Folsom-Hill