November 20, 2022

School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Schools and district offices will be closed Nov. 23, 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving Break.

Free Online Tutoring Service for Students

Students can use a free tutoring service that offers live tutoring, paper review, math question drop off, and SAT/ACT preparation.

Tutor.com is for students in grades 3-12. Students can connect with tutors through chat or a voice call without an appointment. Live tutoring, 2 – 10 p.m. every day.

Students access Tutor.com by selecting a course in their Schoology account.

Looking for 1:1 Educational Support Professional

Are you interested in becoming part of the Meeker Family and work with a student directly?

Please email Taralynn Grau if interested! tgrau@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Meeker Laptops & Chargers! 

Please charge your laptop EVERY NIGHT (power should be on for updates) or bring your charger to school with you. If you have lost your charger, please see Mrs. Kinney in the office, before school, during lunch or after school. She will assign a fine in Compass (Family App), and once it is paid, then you can pick a charger up from Ms. McHugh in the library.

Filming Other Students Without Consent

For the safety of all our students please speak with your student(s) about filming other students without their permission.

See Something, Say Something

You may be aware of the school shooting at Seattle’s Ingraham High School this week. In response to that tragic event, we want to assure you that the safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority.

Our schools have comprehensive plans in place to ensure safe learning environments for all students, and we have strong relationships with our local law enforcement partners to reinforce our own safety practices.

You can find resources for talking to your children about their feelings after traumatic events here.

This is a good time to remind you of our joint campaign with law enforcement called, “See Something, Say Something.” Anyone who knows of a threat to any of our schools should immediately call 911. We are all partners in this work.

Menstrual Hygiene Products

A new state law requires menstrual hygiene products be available at no cost in schools.

By January, Tacoma Public Schools students in grades 6-12 will have access to free menstrual products in restrooms designated as female and gender neutral. If a secondary school doesn’t have gender-neutral bathrooms, products will be available in the health room or at least one bathroom accessible to males.

COVID Guidance Update

The Washington State Department of Health recently released updated COVID-19 guidance for childcare and K-12 schools. We will continue to follow the requirements and recommendations of the Department of Health. 

The biggest change for schools is that staff and volunteers are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

All students who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to isolate at home for at least five full days, regardless of vaccination status. They can return to school on day six if:

Get more COVID-related information, including information about where to get vaccinations and tests.

Meeker Office Hours

The Meeker office is open daily from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM. If you need assistance, please visit us during our office hours.

If you attend after school events, such as a sporting event or concert, please enter through our Commons doors. The front door will be locked.

For Students Experiencing Homelessness, Resources Are Available

If your family is struggling to find stable housing, let us know. There may be additional resources and support we can offer.

Please complete this online questionnaire so we can understand your family’s situation. If you are unable to access the housing questionnaire electronically, please visit our school office to complete a paper copy of the form.

Your student’s counselor, who is your first point of contact, along with our district-appointed liaisons are here to facilitate, locate and assist our families and students who find themselves needing support.​​

Club Beyond Registration

Registration for our second session of Club Beyond opens Monday, Nov. 7. To see which programs are available to your student and register, visit Compass, the TPS Family App

Registration closes Nov. 25 and some classes do fill up. Club Beyond programs are FREE for middle school students.

Donating Lost & Found

Meeker will be donating all Lost & Found Items around the third – fourth week of November. Please discuss with your student to come look through items that were potentially lost.   

Apply to SAMI/SOTA/IDEA

Applications are open now! Deadline to apply is December 16th by 4:00 PM. Apply below:

Apply to SAMI/SOTA/IDEA

Apply to SAMI/SOTA/IDEA

Contribute Photos to Meeker’s Yearbook!

Share your great photos with us for Yearbook. There are two ways to submit photos for the Yearbook:

  1. Download the Yearbook Snap Mobile APP from the APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY and enter our access code: meeker23
  2. Go to www.yearbookforever.com and enter our school’s name, click on Yearbook Snap and enter our access code: meeker23

Pre – Order the 2022-2023 Yearbook!

The yearbook is $26.00 until April 15th, 2023. The price increases to $30.00 starting April 16, 2023.

Pre – Order Your Yearbook

Northeast Tacoma Health Kids Coalition

Volunteers Needed: The Coalition is a PTA program and a partnership between local NE Tacoma schools, their PTAs, and school staff, to ensure the basic needs of students in our community are met. The Coalition started in 2017 and serves students attending Browns Point Elementary, Crescent Heights Elementary, NE Tacoma Elementary, Meeker Middle School, and Stadium High School who live in the 98422 area. Community volunteers pack and deliver kid-friendly weekend meal bags that are distributed through our local schools. There are lots of ways for you to be involved!

Do you own a business and are you looking to support our local schools? We are looking for sponsors to offset the cost of monthly truck rentals to pick up food. Sign up here to show your business’ support for our students:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545AAAE2DA1FF2-netacoma3

We also need volunteers for November to help us pack weekend meal bags.  If you are interested, please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545AAAE2DA1FF2-nethealthy11

Volunteer opportunities are for adults, high school students or middle school students accompanied by an adult.   

Want to learn more or sign up to receive the Healthy Kids Coalition newsletter? Visit the website below:

Northeast Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition

Student Arrival Time in the Morning

Students being dropped off should not be arriving on our campus in the morning before 8:00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Students should not arrive to school on Wednesdays before 9:00 AM. Please speak with your student to make sure they are not coming to school before the designated times above. Thank you for your partnership in this and there are exceptions for students coming for supervised activities.

Bell Schedules

Our bell schedules are located on our website. Please review them to find specific times.

Bell Schedules

Week at a Glance:

Date Daily Schedule

Monday

11/21/2022

Welcome Back, Wolverines!

Session #2 Sports: Volleyball, Boys Soccer

Tuesday

11/22/2022

JV Soccer vs Hilltop Heritage @ 3:00

V Soccer at Hilltop Heritage @ 3:00

C Volleyball vs Hilltop Heritage @ 4:45

JV Volleyball vs Hilltop Heritage @ 3:30

V Vollyball at Hilltop Heritage @ 3:30

 

Wednesday - Friday

11/23/2022 - 11/25/2022

NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 29th: PSAT 8th Grade
  • December 1: Vision & Hearing Screening
  • December 6 – 8: Wolverine Way Assemblies and Little Mermaid Performances
  • December 6: Meeker Winter Family Fun Night @ Center at Norpoint 6-8pm
  • December 9: Little Mermaid Production – Drama Class @ 7:00 PM
  • December 13: Winter Concert I - Advanced Orchestra/Wind Ensemble/Viva Voce/Glee
  • December 19 – January 2: Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
  • January 3: School Resumes