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    Source

    What’s Source?
    The Source displays assessment scores, attendance, library info and secondary student grades. 

    Do schools need to provide a Source registration code this year?
    No. The process for printing Source letters is different this year.  Staff no longer have to provide codes for parents/guardians. Our team worked to create a process where parents could get the codes themselves via email.  The Source letter is attached to this email and is also posted online: Source Registration Letter.

    To translate the letter:

    • Click the Translate button in the upper, right corner of your browser.
    • Select a language.
    • Click Ok.
    • Scroll down.
    • If desired, print from your browser as usual.

    How do parents and guardians register for the Source?
    Parents and guardians my register for the Source online.  Here is a link with step-by-step instructions, with pictures, on how parents and guardians may setup their Source account:

    Setting up a Source Account.

    Do students need to register for the Source?
    No.  Students simply log onto the Source with their student  username and password, provided by each school.  Classroom teachers may find student usernames and default passwords for students in their classes by logging onto  PowerTeacher and clicking the Student Accounts icon.  Here is a link with step-by-step instructions, with pictures, on how students may setup their initial password at school, along with a tour of the Source: Tour of Source.

    Where can general information about the Source be found?
    At the top of every SPS website is a Source link that goes to the Source log on screen:  http://ps.seattleschools.org

    On the Source log on screen is an About the Source link. This page is your best resource to share with parents and guardians seeking information about the Source.

    Are there Technical Tips for the Source?
    Yes.  At the top of every SPS website is a Source link that goes to the Source log on screen: http://ps.seattleschools.org

    On the Source log on screen is a Technical Tips link.


    About Our School

    What would a typical 6th grade semester schedule look like?

    (EXAMPLES)

    Language Arts

    Ms. Puma

    Social Studies

    Ms. Puma

    Math

    Mr. Leopard

    Science

    Mr. Tiger

    Video Productions/Computer Tech

    Mr. Cheetah/Mr. Lynx

    Spanish/PE

    Ms. Ocelot/Ms. Cougar

    6th grade students have four semester elective slots available for the year. PE and Spanish are mandatory for all 6th grade students and each course equals one semester elective. Band and orchestra are full year courses and equal two semester electives (with Spanish and PE taking the other two slots). The non-music elective options are semester courses designed to give students exposure to the various electives offered.  Students have a choice between Art or Video Production with the other three slots filled with Spanish, PE and Computer Essentials classes.


    What kinds of extra support classes are offered?

    We offer support classes (ASE) in both reading and math. Class size is limited to 15 students to allow for more student/teacher interaction. Students not meeting standard on the MSP for reading and math are offered support classes. These support classes take the place of elective courses. Parental requests for support classes are honored when space allows.

    What can students do during lunch break?

    • Eat lunch in the cafeteria
    • Visit with friends
    • Read
    • Study
    • Check out books in the Library
    • Play basketball or other activities on the blacktop, track or soccer field
    • Work in classrooms by arrangement with teachers

    How do students get into Advanced Math classes?

    Math Pathway Information:
    Please read the document issued by the Seattle School District regarding advanced math placement in middle school. Math Information

    How can parents get involved?
    There are many volunteer opportunities through the PTSA including; school store, lunch monitoring, office and library assistance, and various committees and events. While volunteer opportunities may not be as plentiful as when your student attended elementary school there are still numerous ways to support your student and our school.

    Will my student receive and use a planner?
    Student planners will be available for purchase. All students are expected to use their planners daily and planners are checked by teachers frequently.