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Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Licton Springs K-8 emphasizes creative, hands-on learning, community engagement, and culturally responsive practices that nurture respect. We incorporate Native experiences, cultures, and historical perspectives while serving a diverse student community. We connect learning in the classroom to real-world context to foster integrity, self-discovery, and a joy of learning.

Vision

Licton Springs K-8 aims to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by developing critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and our core values of collaboration, respect, equity, innovation, and resilience. Licton Springs K-8 strives for excellence academically, socially, and emotionally while recognizing the uniqueness of individual learners.

Motto

Rising to Justice — Learning with Joy — Building our Future

Teamwork – Respect – Equity – Courage – Innovation

School-Wide Expectations

We Are Kind – We Are Scholars – We Are Leaders

Library

LICTON SPRINGS K-8 Library is a physical space full of human and other information resources. It is often the connecting center for building community including students, staff, parents and friends of LICTON SPRINGS K-8. Come in and visit! 

Basic Rules, Student Rights and Responsibilities

Basic Rules, Rights, and Responsibilities at SPS

Dress Code

Dress appropriately for school in ways that will not cause safety or health problems or disruptions. Clothing that displays drugs, alcohol, violence, illegal activities, obscenities, vulgarities and/or depiction of discrimination does not align with our community values and is unacceptable. Students will be asked to change/remove clothing or be sent home. Older students working directly with young children will be asked to dress conservatively.  Belts and t-shirts will be supplied to students if needed.

District Dress code

Use of Classroom and Cell Phones

Students may only use school phones in the classroom for official school use or emergency purposes. Student must obtain permission from classroom teacher or office personnel.   Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed at school but should not be on during class time.  Cell phones will be taken away from students if they are being used during class time without teacher’s permission.  First Offence – Phone will be returned to the student at the end of the class period. If the phone is taken away for the second time, the cell phone will be turned in to the administration and the parent will need to pick it up after school. If the phone is taken away for the third time, the phone will be kept by the administration and the phone can be picked up by parent/guardian.

Electronic devices, Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters, etc.

Skateboards, scooters, and bicycles may be ridden to and from school, but NOT on campus.
Electronic devises are not recommended. LICTON SPRINGS K-8 is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please secure your equipment and do not bring valuable items to school.

Transportation and After School Plans

A safe bus ride, to and from school, is expected for your child. If a student does not follow the bus rules or does not exhibit appropriate behavior, s/he will be referred to administration. Exclusion from the bus can result from repeated referrals.  If you have questions or concerns please contact the Transportation Office at 206.252.0900.

Yellow Bus Pass

If a student needs to ride a bus other than the one assigned to him/her, the student MUST get a YELLOW pass. An office staff member will issue the yellow pass upon parent request from the student’s guardian. The note must be taken to the office or an email received before 1:00 pm and arrangements cannot be made over the telephone.