All Tahoma families asked to update military status in Skyward
The State of Washington is intensifying its focus on educating K-12 teachers on how to support military youth in schools and communities before, during and after the deployment of a parent or loved one.
Beginning this fall, school districts are required by the state to collect data regarding active duty military families as well as active reserves, all branches, and the Washington National Guard.
Reasons for collection of data include:
- To be better able to provide additional services to the students
- To remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents
- To give a closer look at the test scores for these students, possibly showing the need for increased services to keep them on track for on-time graduation
- The state is requiring districts to survey their families annually as to their military status. To reduce the paperwork parents face at the beginning of each school year, we have created a survey in Skyward Family Access. Please take a moment to log into your Family Access Account to complete the survey. All families must complete the survey whether or not one or both of them are in the active military. There will be a “no affiliation” option for those to whom it applies.