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Upcoming Events and Information – 2017-2018 School Year

  • June 20:  Last Day of School!
  • August 1: Clearance for Fall Sports Begins
  • August 15: First Day of Football Practice
  • August 21: First Day of Fall Sports Practice
  • August 21: Senior Bear Days, 8-11am
  • August 22: Junior Bear Days, 8-11am
  • August 23: Sophomore Bear Days, 8-11am
  • August 24: Freshman Orientation, 8-10am
  • August 24: Freshman Bear Days, 10am-2pm
  • September 4:  School Starts!
  1. Danielle Bricker
    August 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I don’t see any information for parents, regarding the incoming seniors. I am curious about dates for Senior Portrait Submission(I’ve heard this comes pretty early in the year?) , Senior Grad Night Fund Raisers, when to order announcements,etc. Maybe a timeline of graduation deadlines through out the year for planning purposes? Thanks!

    • fjequinto
      August 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      These dates are set by various groups (Senior Portraits by the Yearbook Staff, Grad Night by the PTA, etc), and information will be posted on the Tahoma HS Web Site when it becomes available. It will also be sent out to parents through our Bear Bytes emails – if you do not get these, please contact the main office at 425-413-6200.

  2. Gage Moody
    August 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

    When can students buy parking passes and how much are they?

    • fjequinto
      August 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      More information will be posted on 8/15, but the passes are $40/yr.

  3. carolyn young
    August 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Hi! My son has reported to Evergreen to play soccer, and his coach told him today they have not received his SAT score and official transcript from Tahoma. They will not let him play until received. Alex says he filled out the forms to have them sent. Help! What can I do? Thanks for any help!

    • fjequinto
      August 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Contact the main office at 425-413-6200 and ask to be transferred to the counseling / registrar office – they handle all transcripts.

  4. Christina
    August 9, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Do you furnish a supply list for grades 10-12?

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      There is not a standard list. Students will need typical supplies like pencils / paper, and any class-specific supplies will be shown on the teachers’ websites at http://swift.tahoma.wednet.edu/ths

  5. Eric
    August 10, 2016 at 8:05 am

    What are Bear Days? It’s in the notification but there’s no explanation and I can’t find anything on the website.

    • fjequinto
      August 10, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Bear Days are like a registration day, where students have the opportunity to make purchases such as ASB cards and parking passes, as well as ensure their schedules are correct.

      For Sophomores, Bear Days are preceded by an orientation, which will help students become acclimated to the high school.

  6. sherry fullerton
    August 10, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Do you recommend a new junior to go to Bear day or are they transfer student?

    • fjequinto
      August 11, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Bear Days are where students can review their schedules, and make purchases like ASB Cards, Yearbooks, and Parking Passes – so if your student wants to do any of those things they should go, otherwise they will need to wait until the first day.

  7. Tina
    August 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    When are class schedules sent out? My daughter has reported that some students have already received theirs…?

    • fjequinto
      August 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Schedules can be reviewed in person during Bear Days, but may be accessible sooner through Skyward online.

  8. Keri
    August 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Can you mention when schedules will be available? SIA if already noted. Thanks!

    • fjequinto
      August 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Schedules can be reviewed in person during Bear Days, but may be accessible sooner through Skyward online.

  9. Debbie Johnson
    August 15, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    What if a student buys a parking pass and then changes which car he drives daily after school starts?

  10. Cinder
    August 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    My child is returning to Tahoma School District, after being absent for a couple of years. I can not find my login or password from prior school years. My old email has been deleted due to hacking, so I am unable to reset those settings for lost password reset. Who is best to contact to fix this problem so that I can see class schedules and pay for online purchases like ASB, parking passes..etc.

    • fjequinto
      August 19, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Contact the main office at 425-413-6200, and ask to be transferred to the registrar.

  11. Alyson
    August 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    When is graduation for seniors this year?

    • fjequinto
      August 19, 2016 at 9:49 am

      June 8th.

  12. RTP
    August 21, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I can’t get into the new online payment system. Is it live yet?
    Have no problem accessing Skyward.

    • fjequinto
      August 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      It went live on August 1st, at https://wa-tahoma.intouchreceipting.com/ – if you are still having trouble contact the main office at 425-413-6200 and they can help walk you through on the phone.

  13. yolore28
    August 22, 2016 at 6:08 am

    My son states he will have football practices starting today but can’t find anywhere a schedule for his practices, where can I find it?

  14. Emily Williams
    August 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Are there PE Uniforms that we need to purchase?

    • fjequinto
      August 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Each teacher will provide specifics for their own course, but there is no specific uniform that is required – just appropriate clothing for athletics. (athletic shoes, no jeans, etc.)

  15. Petina
    August 24, 2016 at 9:26 am

    What day is homecoming?

    • fjequinto
      August 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      The Homecoming game is Friday 10/14, with the dance the Saturday after.

      • Sloane Cerbana
        August 31, 2016 at 3:28 pm

        Like the next day Saturday (10/15) or the next week Saturday (10/22)

      • fjequinto
        September 1, 2016 at 9:36 am

        The day immediately after (Saturday 10/15)

      • Sloane Cerbana
        September 1, 2016 at 9:41 am

        Thank you!

      • Annette O
        September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        What time is the Homecoming dance scheduled to begin/end?

      • fjequinto
        September 12, 2016 at 9:17 am

        Homecoming dance typically lasts from 8 pm to 11 pm, but more details will come as the date gets closer.

      • Paula
        September 5, 2017 at 7:41 am

        10/14 Is a Saturday and 10/15 is a Sunday .. when is the homecoming dance?

  16. Shelley
    August 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Can I pay for PE clothes online when I pay the rest of the fees? I am not seeing that option…

    • fjequinto
      August 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

      There is no mandatory PE uniform at the High School – just whatever clothing is appropriate for PE (e.g. no jeans, athletic shoes, etc). That means there are no uniforms available for purchase.

  17. T Phillips
    August 25, 2016 at 8:21 am

    What is the fall 2016 date for SATs?

  18. TR
    September 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Could I get some clarification on the attendance policy as it was explained to seniors today at the assembly? My student will be missing days for college visits and as stated it sounds like students will be penalized whether an absence is excused or not. Thank you!

  19. Angel
    September 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Besides the makeup days for the ones that didn’t go to bear days, when are the retakes for the high schoolers?

    • fjequinto
      September 9, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Retake day is October 6th.

  20. Teresa
    September 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    What time do the football games start? What time are the dances, start and end?

    • fjequinto
      September 17, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      While most Varsity games will start at 7 PM, the full schedule can be found at http://www.tahomafootball.com/calendar.

      Most after-game dances start once the football game ends, and finish at 11 PM. Most formal dances (like Homecoming, Prom, etc) will start around 8 PM and end around 11 PM, with more specific per-dance details being provided closer to each dance’s date.

  21. Renea J J Zosel
    September 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I am just curious about the PSAT dates…

    • fjequinto
      September 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      The PSAT will be offered at THS on Oct 15. Students sign up by paying the cashier $20.

  22. Mia
    October 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Where can I find out about future PSAT dates?

    • fjequinto
      October 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

      The PSAT Date is typically in mid/late October – this year it is October 15th. It is usually held once a year.
      Next year’s date will be determined in the fall.

  23. dglisson
    January 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Should students attend tonight’s Getting to Graduation meeting?

    • fjequinto
      January 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Students are welcome to attend, but can always talk to their counselor to review their personal pathway towards graduation and the required credits as well.

  24. Steven
    March 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

    March 3 to 4 – Leadership Retreat (Camper letter with packing list)
    Tomorrow, the Leadership Retreat comes back at approximately 8:30. Where do the buses arrive? TJHS or THS?

    • fjequinto
      March 3, 2017 at 11:11 am


  25. Kevin
    March 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

    When is prom?

    • fjequinto
      March 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Saturday, April 29th, at the Pacific Science Center.

  26. Susan Mackey-Ellis
    April 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    When/where is graduation? How many tickets do each senior receive?

    • fjequinto
      April 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Graduation is Thursday, June 8th at the White River Amphitheatre, starting at 7:00 PM.

      Each senior receives 6 tickets free of charge at Senior Checkout. Any number of additional tickets can be purchased beginning May 31st for $5 each. No tickets will be sold at the gate! There will be a “will call” available for pre-paid tickets. Tickets will be collected at the entry gates.

      More Graduation information can be found at our graduation webpage at https://tahomahigh.com/graduation/

  27. June 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    How and where do we order the professional photos that will be taken of the graduates before walking across the stage? I haven’t seen any information regarding this yet.

  28. June 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I do not see any information on how to order the professional photos that will be taken prior to the graduates walking across the stage. Where do we get the order forms or how does this process work?

  29. Kim Mucke
    July 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Are the Bear Days dates listed above for 2017 or 2016? Tx!

    • fjequinto
      July 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      All dates on this post refer to the 2017-2018 school year.

  30. Michelle
    July 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Is it true that the bell schedule has changed for the high school next year? I saw in the email newsletter that it’s now 7:40 but the website still says 8:15.

    • fjequinto
      July 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      The bell schedule has changed, and start time will be 7:40 AM, with classes ending at 2:10 PM.

  31. Ryan
    July 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    What does the APP stand for on the schedule.

    • fjequinto
      July 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      It stands for academic prep period, which will be replaced by a different format for the 17-18 school year.

  32. Phyllis Barlow
    July 19, 2017 at 10:38 am

    What time is sophomore orientation on August 24? What is the earliest that students can be dropped off at school when the school year starts?

    • fjequinto
      July 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Concrete details on the start time will be released closer to the actual Sophomore Orientation day in August.

      However, historically the event has started at 9 AM.

      Our custodial and administrative team has not made a final determination on when the building will be open for students once the school year starts. Please contact the main office via phone at 425-413-6200 closer to the start date for the most up to date information.

  33. Kristin Jones
    July 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    What time is the Grand opening and Bear Days for Seniors taking place?

    • fjequinto
      July 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      For the Grand Opening of the new High School, there will be two events:
      -The public dedication ceremony will happen on Aug. 8 from 7 PM – 9 PM.
      -An open house will happen on Aug. 12 from 10 AM – 1 PM.

      Bear Days for Seniors will have their schedule finalized and announced closer to the date in August. Historically it has started at 9 AM.

  34. Julie Bailey
    July 26, 2017 at 6:49 am

    My daughter is going to be out of town for Freshman orientation – is there a makeup day for those who can’t make the scheduled date?

    • fjequinto
      July 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      “Bear Days” are designed to give students the opportunity to purchase parking passes, ASB cards, yearbooks, pictures and make sure their schedules are correct. However, they are not a required event.

      Those unable to attend “Bear Days” will be required to wait until after the first day of school to take care of these obligations. Payments can be made online for class fees, yearbooks, ASB cards, and participation fees – please bring your receipt in to verify payment.

      It has not been determined at this time whether or not a makeup will be offered for the orientation portion, but when the schedule is finalized in August this will be determined.

  35. Julie
    July 27, 2017 at 7:31 am

    My daughter will be out of town for the Freshman orientation. Are there any options for make up of that?

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      There is no need to make up any of the orientation material – it is an advance opportunity to familiarize students with the school prior to the start of school.

  36. Nicole
    July 29, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Will there be an alternate orientation day for incoming freshman?

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      There is not.

  37. Lauren Bush
    August 1, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    so i looked on the calendar and 10/14 is a saturday. so would 10/13 be the homecoming football game and 10/14 be the homecoming dance?

    • fjequinto
      August 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      You are correct. Typically Football Games are on Friday nights, and dances are on Saturdays.

  38. Rhonda Rochleau
    August 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

    What time of day is the freshman orientation and Bear Days on August 25th?

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      It all starts at 9 AM.

  39. Donna Smith
    August 4, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    The football schedule for 2017 shows the game on October 13th as an away game. Is the homecoming game and dance really scheduled for that weekend?

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      I provided the wrong date earlier – this year Homecoming Game is Friday Oct. 20 and Dance is Sat. Oct. 21

  40. Rosemary Angotti
    August 7, 2017 at 6:10 am

    What times are the orientations? I only see dates.

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Orientations start at 9 AM on the given day – more detailed information can be found on the most recent post.

  41. Tami Koch
    August 8, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Where can I pay for the parking pass fee online? I cannot find it on the high school website or in online payments. Thank you!

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      We are working on getting it online in Online Payments – in the meantime the most recent post has a paper form.

  42. Keri
    August 9, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Sorry if this was already asked, but when are the schedules released? TIA

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      By Bear Days on Aug. 23rd at the latest.

  43. Julie Bailey
    August 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    The website bell schedule says that high school starts at 8:15. However, when I talk to every child I know they’ve been told that school starts at 7:40 can you confirm which one is correct

    • fjequinto
      August 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      School starts at 7:40 – the bell schedule has now been updated.

  44. Phyllis
    August 10, 2017 at 8:00 am

    The transportation/bus schedule website is not opening. When will the website be available? Thanks.

    • fjequinto
      August 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Our website provider had been having troubles, but they are in the process of being fixed. The website will be available shortly.

  45. August 15, 2017 at 7:45 am

    What time is Junior bear days

    • fjequinto
      August 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Wed. Aug. 23rd, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

  46. August 16, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Is it posted somewhere where students who walk to the high school enter the building? Can they enter at the entrance by Les Schwab?

    • fjequinto
      August 16, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Either entrance can be used by students to enter the building. Buses will drop off on the East (Les Schwab) Entrance, while Student Parking will be on the West (Sports Fields) entrance.

  47. August 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    When do we get to know what classes we got for next year

  48. Jada
    August 23, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I don’t see a time for freshman orientation

    • fjequinto
      August 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      9 AM on Friday the 25th.

  49. Shialyn tilton-horn
    August 24, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Us there another sophomore orientation that I could go to? I wont be able to make it on August 24th.

    • fjequinto
      August 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      There is not. It’s not a mandatory event, just a way to explore the new school before the first day of school.

  50. Danine Howard
    August 27, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Our Son is a Freshman and he didn’t receive any information regarding supplies he will need for each of his classes. Can you direct me to where this information can be found?

    • fjequinto
      August 28, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Each teacher maintains their own website, where they can put supply lists if needed.

      Their websites can be found at http://swift.tahoma.wednet.edu/ths

  51. Julie Bailey
    August 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

    What time will the school be open in the morning?

    • fjequinto
      August 28, 2017 at 7:23 am

      Custodians will open the school at 6:30 AM.

  52. Mckenzie forster
    September 1, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    When is picture day

    • fjequinto
      September 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      While picture day happened at Bear Days, photo make up days will be on Sept. 13 and 14.

  53. September 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    No map of the school or parking lot to help students and parents? Like where is the parent drop off lot?

    • fjequinto
      September 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      The parent drop off is on the East side of the building, where the entrance is near Les Schwab and Four Corners.

  54. Julie
    September 15, 2017 at 10:17 am

    looking at the football schedule I don’t see any games past the 15th of September. Where is the full schedule?

  55. Bryan Hesse
    September 25, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Why is there no Girls Swim schedule on the site or school calendar and no meet schedule

  56. Trisha
    October 9, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Is there a place for info on coronation? My daughter says she needs to set up, but I have no idea the time or day. Thanks

    • dpeters2013
      October 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Set up is in the gym. Friday, Oct 13, 1:15 to 10pm. Saturday, 9am to 8pm. Sunday, 12:30pm to 5pm. Whenever she wants to come.

  57. Fawnda Acosta
    October 12, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Are parents allowed to attend the coronation assembly if their child is nominated or is it a student only assembly? If we can, what time does it start? Thank you!

    • dpeters2013
      October 14, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Due to seating constraints we are not generally inviting people, but each nominee may have 2 guests. Please park in visitor parking on the east side and check in at the Main Office.

  58. Christina
    October 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Is there some place that my student or my self can find out when there will be assemblies during lunch. He has had to skip lunch a couple time because he was not aware that he needed to bring a bagged lunch. Thank you in advance for your help.

    • fjequinto
      October 17, 2017 at 9:28 am

      The Daily Bulletin area will inform students when there is an upcoming assembly. (https://tahomahigh.com/students/daily-bulletin/)
      However, even during assembly days hot lunch is served and students are scheduled for 45 minutes of lunch time on assembly days.

  59. dpeters2013
    October 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    It starts at 10:15am.

  60. Eric H
    January 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Any idea what the first day of school will be for 2018/2019 school year, or when the bear days will fall at then end of August?

  61. Michele Prevette
    March 21, 2018 at 8:43 am

    When do prom tickets go on sale?

    • dpeters2013
      March 21, 2018 at 9:51 am

      March 26

  62. Petina Jordan
    April 19, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Do you know when Bears Days are this summer?

    • dpeters2013
      April 20, 2018 at 6:07 am

      Yes. Seniors will be the morning of August 22 and Juniors that afternoon. Sophomores will be the morning of August 23. Freshman Orientation will be the morning of August 24 with their Bear Days from 11am to 3pm.

  63. Eric
    April 22, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Any idea when Skyward will be working? It has been down all weekend.

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