News Archive

  • Equity in SPS

    - A community conversation about the past, present, and future of equity. Watch the webinar recording here.

  • COVID Safety Protocols

    - Quarantine guidelines and an FAQ about health & safety, athletics & performing arts.

  • First day reminders

    - Start dates, meals, transportation, immunizations, laptop checkout & more!

  • PowerSchool notice

    - PowerSchool will be unavailable from Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. until Aug. 30 at 7 a.m. for required maintenance. Users may notice a difference in access to learning applications. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Equity in SPS

    - We are committed to having conversations about race & equity in a way that fosters community and underlines the importance of success for all students.

  • School supply lists

    - Looking for this year's school supply list? Visit your school website, contact your school office, or let us know at asksps@spokaneschools.org.

  • Restorative Justice 101

    - A brief history of Restorative Justice & how Restorative Practices are used in our school communities.

  • SPS statement & report

    - SPS asked a third-party investigator to follow up on a complaint related to a lesson that took place at Sacajawea MS in early May.

  • Now hiring substitutes!

    - We're looking for those interested in becoming substitute teachers, custodians, paraeducators & more. Learn more at our Jobs page.

  • Admin site closed July 5-9

    - The SPS administration building on 200 N. Bernard will be closed in observance of the 4th of July holiday. It will reopen Monday, July 12. Questions? Call 354-5900.

  • Free summer meals

    - Children 18 years and younger can get free 5-day meal kits from June 28-Aug. 20. Check our list of pick-up times & locations.

  • Congratulations!

    - SPS is one of 79 National Board Accomplished Districts! This program honors districts in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification, considered by many to be the highest symbol of professional teaching excellence.

  • Take a look!

    - Presenting the SPS Elementary Spring Visual Art Show. Enjoy!

  • Drumroll, please!

    - Our new school names are: Denny Yasuhara MS, Pauline Flett MS, Carla Peperzak MS & Lisa Mattson On Track Academy.

  • Renaming Sheridan

    - Sheridan needs a new name! Share your best ideas through June 4.

  • Summer learning

    - Opportunities to explore, imagine & learn together this summer!

  • A Downtown Stadium

    - The SPS Board of Directors voted 4-1 to build a new stadium downtown.

  • Grades 5 & 6 back full time

    - Beginning April 28, fifth & sixth graders will shift from a hybrid schedule to full time in-person instruction.

  • Boundary changes

    - Information about community forums, draft boundary maps, FAQ & more.

  • Elementary Conferences

    - During conference week March 29-April 2, elementary students will be released at 1 p.m.

  • We want to hear from you!

    - Find answers to frequently asked questions, opportunities to testify at public forums March 16 & 17, and how to join our ThoughtExchange Survey.

  • Wind makeup days

    - June 21 & 22 are the designated makeup days for Jan. 13 & 14 when school was closed due to high winds and power outages.

  • Webinar with Dr. Borba

    - Join Dr. Michele Borba, child psychologist and award-winning author, for a webinar on "Raising the Pandemic Generation" Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.

  • Upcoming Webinars

    - Dates, times & registration links for upcoming SPS webinars in one handy place.

  • COVID-19 Testing

    - Free, voluntary COVID-19 tests for SPS students, staff & families.

  • Bonus Meal Kits

    - Interested in a bonus meal kit for Winter Break? Please fill out a survey so we can be sure to prepare enough kits.

  • COVID Dashboard

    - Numbers of confirmed cases by site, people in quarantine, and more.

  • 2nd Graders Back to School

    - Transition schedule, activities for learning-at-home days, returning to school video, safety protocols, meals, transportation and more!

  • Replacement Levy Facts

    - The SPS School Board recently passed a resolution to put a replacement educational program & operations levy on the Feb. 9, 2021, ballot.

  • Child Care Grants

    - For families and providers from the Spokane County CARES Act. Apply by Dec. 10.

  • By the Numbers

    - Stats on weekly academic participation, supports, meals served and more!

  • In honor of Veteran's Day

    - The Ferris High School Wind Emsemble presents a virtual performance of Mark Williams' Star-Spangled Banner.

  • 1st Graders Back to School

    - Transition schedule, activities for learning-at-home days, returning to school video, safety protocols, meals, transportation and more!

  • Conference sign-up

    - Launch conferences will be Sept. 8-11. Building relationships is key to a successful start!

  • School Supply List

    - What students will need for distance learning and the eventual return to in-person learning.

  • Safety Model Update

    - Learn about a new employee group -- Safety and Wellness Specialists -- in an upcoming webinar Aug. 21, 25 and 28

  • Back-to-school options

    - Sign up for SV Academy by Sunday, Aug. 16, for flexible, full-year distance learning

  • Back to School 2020

    - Information about distance learning, the SPS Reopening Plan, frequently asked questions, and more.

  • Be a student advisor

    - Juniors & seniors from Ferris, NC, On Track, Shadle Park, and TCS: Apply to serve as a Student Advisor to the School Board

  • Congrats, SPS website!

    - The National School PR Association judged the SPS website worthy of an Award of Excellence! Thank you to all the staff and families who shared input during the design process.

  • New board member needed

    - SPS is looking for interested community members to fill a vacant School Board position.

  • Superintendent message

    - A message to our families from Spokane Public Schools' new superintendent, Dr. Adam Swinyard

  • School Board message

    - SPS Board President Jerrall Haynes addresses superintendent selection of Dr. Adam Swinyard

  • Summer learning

    - We have many ways for students to keep learning this summer!

  • Safe School Reopening

    - Keep up with the work of our Task Force and subcommittees as we plan for a safe reopening in the fall.

  • Admin building closed

    - Buildings may be closed to the public and we are still working! Please don't hesitate to contact us via email for assistance.

  • Want to register in person?

    - Kindergarteners and new students: Stop by your school June 15-18 from 9-11 a.m. to pick up or drop off registration packets or any forms needed to complete the process.

  • Student health

    - Please ensure your child’s immunization records are up to date for the 2020-21 school year. New care plans for students who need medication at school are due Aug. 28.

  • Supporting students

    - We all play a role in ensuring our students feel accepted and supported. Targeting or discriminating against Asian students in connection to COVID-19 is unacceptable and goes against our values of racial equity and social justice.

  • By the numbers

    - Track meal distribution, laptop checkout, technology usage and more since the school closure began March 17.

  • Congrats, SPS!

    - Washington School Recognition Program honors 14 SPS schools

  • We're working from home

    - We’re here for you! Call our office and leave a message. We’ll get back to you promptly. Contact teachers directly with questions about homework.

  • Laptop distribution

    - SPS is checking out laptops to our students during the closure based on need and availability.

  • Learning at home

    - Resources to support student learning while schools are closed.

  • Talking with your student

    - Kids likely have many questions about COVID-19 and what the school closures mean for them. Here are some ideas about how to help.

  • School names needed

    - This is the first time in SPS history that four schools will be named at the same time. We need your ideas!

  • Coronavirus information

    - SPS continues to monitor this evolving public health situation. We work side-by-side with Spokane Regional Health District and will follow their professional guidelines.

  • Request for proposals

    - SPS is pleased to release this year’s Request for Proposals for new charter schools. Please read the RFP for details and timelines.

  • Glover groundbreaking

    - Join us Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m. as we officially begin the Glover Middle School replacement project.

  • We need you!

    - Any community member, parent or staff member can apply to be part of the Boundary Adjustment Committee. Applications are due Oct. 25.

  • Principal of the Year!

    - Congrats to Logan Principal Brent Perdue, who was named Distinguished Elementary Principal of the Year for 2019

  • Groundbreaking ceremony

    - Please join us Tuesday, Oct. 1, as we kick off the Shaw Middle School, Hillyard Library & On Track Academy projects
    9:30 a.m. @ Shaw

  • Design Open House 9/19

    - Join us for the Glover Middle School design open house Sept. 19 from 5-7 p.m. in the Glover cafeteria. Drop in any time!

  • Thank you, community!

    - 28 local organizations helped Bite2Go XL get critical food supplies to at-risk teens at middle & high schools

  • Congrats, AP Scholars!

    - 402 students scored well enough on last year’s Advanced Placement exams to earn special designations.

  • First day of K!

    - Kindergarteners start school Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 8:30 a.m.

  • New Linwood opens

    - Ribbon cutting: Aug. 29, 8:15 a.m.
    Dedication: Sept. 12, 8:45 a.m.
    Community open house: Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • New charter school

    - Lumen High School, set to open in August 2020, will serve pregnant teens and teen parents.