Weekly Bulletin

September 22 Bulletin

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Hello Parents/Guardians!

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Curriculum Night, Thursday, September 28, 2023, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  This is not the time to conference with teachers, but it is a time that you will be able to meet your child’s teachers and experience a shortened version of what your child’s day is like.

Regarding our school climate and expectations, we are working on how to communicate with peers when there is conflict and misunderstandings. We are encouraging students to seek the assistance of adults early on and before situations escalate.  Please talk with your child about the importance of being respectful and helpful, not demeaning, and harmful. We are learning and growing together.

As always if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You are needed and valued!

Evie Taylor, Principal

Washington Middle School

Respiratory Illnesses and COVID-19

The SPS Respiratory Illness Response webpage has been updated with information for the 2023-24 school year.  Please review this page for details on how to respond to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Check out links to Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School, a guide for parents in multiple languages. 

Vaccine Clinics

Dates for the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association Vaccine Clinics throughout the district have been announced.  There are two clinics scheduled at Washington Middle School in the Gym on Saturday, 9/30 (9am – 3pm) and Saturday, 10/14 (9am – 3pm.)  Click here for clinic dates and times through the district as well as registration information. 

Ultimate Frisbee

Game Day: Saturday, September 23rd

Location: Ingraham High School

The ultimate frisbee program is competing today at 2:30 in their first game of the season vs Hamilton Middle School – and it’s not too late to join! We could use more 6th graders! All experience levels are welcome!

Ultimate Frisbee Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45pm – 5:15pm

Fall Ultimate Frisbee league site: https://www.discnw.org/e/2023-fall-ms-mixed-sps-team-league

Girls Soccer:

Begins Tuesday, September 26th at 4:00pm – 5:30pm

​​​​​​​MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: https://www.smore.com/8vjkb including information about laptops, sports, important dates, and more! 

Weekly Bulletin Archive

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Your children are awesome! I can sense such immense potential and as a staff, we are learning how to actualize that potential. Please do help us in this journey by communicating with teachers the wisdom and knowledge you have regarding how your child best learns and those things dear to them.

As an instructional leader, I am collaborating with our staff to make our school climate one that is inviting, inclusive, and embraces differences. Your child spends more time at school than they do at home! My philosophy is that school must be academic, social, and an outlet to develop non-academic skills and talents.


For the 2023-24 school year, we were authorized to make a change that allowed us to cover a second music teacher with a concentration in Band. This will likely be an option next school year. For this reason, I am transparently informing you that unless there is a change in our school budget, next year, we will be in the same place. Presently, we are investigating how needed funds and donations can be utilized within our district guidelines.


Please know that we endeavor to be mindful of the diverse beliefs, religions, and ideologies represented in our school. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. You may communicate in your language other than English. I will find someone to interpret.

Evie Taylor, Principal
Washington Middle School

​​​​​​​MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: https://www.smore.com/8vjkb including information about laptops, sports, and more! 

September 8 Bulletin

Dear Students, Parents, and Faculty,

Greetings Washington Middle School Families!

Our first 3 days of school have been great!  It has been exciting meeting students and observing in classrooms. Teachers were asked to spend time the first 3 days of school assessing and getting to know their students, in addition to telling them a little about themselves and why they have chosen to be at WMS. 

I see great potential and a productive year ahead!  Thank you for entrusting your children to us!

Looking forward to meeting you,

Evie Taylor, Principal

Washington Middle School

Medication Reminders

Students cannot take any medications (including over-the-counter medications and vitamins) at school without a Medical Authorization Form.  We must have the following:

  • Written medication authorization form signed by a licensed medical provider and parent
  • Current medication in prescriptive container with prescription label/student name or the original container for non-prescription medications.

All medications must be secured and taken in the nurse office unless otherwise authorized and stated in care plan (this is reserved for Life-Threatening medications such as insulin, EpiPens, and asthma inhalers.)

Curriculum Night

Meet your student’s teachers on September 28th from 5:30 to 7 PM. Families will have a chance to walk through student schedules. More information to come.

Coaching Help Needed

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Mrs. Jessica Kronstad as our Head Girls Soccer Coach! Jessica’s experience and passion for the game make her a valuable addition to our team once again.

If you or someone you know is interested in coaching, we have some open positions for the upcoming season:

  • Ultimate Frisbee Head Coach
  • Ultimate Frisbee Assistant Coach
  • Assistant Coach for Girls Soccer

The Fall Season is just around the corner, running from September 23rd to November 4th. It’s the perfect opportunity to get involved and make a positive impact on our young athletes’ lives. Without coaches, we won’t be able to have a sports season for students.

Here are the stipend details for the season:

  • Head Coaches: $1,358.69
  • Assistant Coaches: $815.46

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of our coaching team and contribute to our students’ growth and success. If you’re interested or have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Boyd (isboyd@seattleschools.org).

Have a great weekend!

Washington Middle School Administration Team