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Seahawk Blitz joins the Muir Elementary Turkey Trot

It was all smiles and high fives at John Muir Elementary when the Seahawk Blitz joined students at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This event took place during lunch recesses and promotes the importance of physical fitness and activity.

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Tobacco-Free Environment Policy Implementation

File: KGC-R

The following implementation plan was developed by the Tobacco-Free Committee to ensure clear communication and implementation of the proposed policy.

Administrators' Orientation:
A presentation will be made to building administrators concerning policy implementation. Information presented will cover:

  1. Including staff and students in discussions about policy implementation.
  2. District plan will inform staff, students, parents, contracted personnel and visitors about policy and smoking cessation classes.
  3. Procedures for handling policy violations.

Tobacco Free Environment Signs:
The District will provide each building with signs to remind people that use of tobacco products is prohibited by state statute and Board policy.

Communication:
In order to successfully implement this policy, regular communication to staff, students, parents, and the community is needed. Clarifying when and where this policy will be in effect as well as why this policy is being established is important. The District will coordinate the dissemination of information through the following sources:

  1. Notices in the Lake Washington News
  2. Local TV, radio, and print media including Channels 28
  3. Employee unions and association
  4. Facilities/administrative buildings
  5. Building use forms and/or cover letters
  6. Building information, teacher handbooks, publications
  7. PTSA Newsletters

Building administrators are encouraged to conduct meetings with staff and students and student groups to increase building awareness and develop plans to create a supportive environment for the implementation of this policy.

Smoking Cessation Classes:
Information will be provided to employees and their spouses about community-based smoking cessation classes and what insurance plans will cover. Information regarding non-smoker support groups will be provided. Resources and information will be provided by the Staff Development and Risk Management departments.

A student smoking cessation and education program will be developed in coordination with secondary education, including non-smoker support groups.

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Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

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Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

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Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

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Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)