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    Social Emotional Learning is a process through which individuals build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and in life. 


    Dear Steilacoom Historical School District Families, 

    For the past 5 years, our district has emphasized a strong focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL is about how we experience and engage with the world.  SEL skills help us become knowledgeable, responsible and caring citizens.  We know the importance of social emotional development as it relates to successful student achievement and our educators are dedicated to creating learning environments that prioritize SEL competencies.  Our 2020-2021 calendar theme, SEL Together, recognizes that Social Emotional Learning happens everywhere: at school, at home, and in our community. No matter where we are, we learn and grow together. 

    This school year will bring new challenges, as we experience many things we have never had to navigate in the past. The skills and competencies encompassed by Social Emotional Learning are essential at all times, but SEL’s importance has become even more clear with the challenges related to COVID-19.  Our district vision remains the same; the Best Education for Every Student and the investment in Social Emotional Learning is rooted in our sincere belief in every student’s potential.  Our school system is committed to ensuring equitable learning environments in which every child can shine.

    We are grateful for your partnership.  Together, we are creating safe spaces where students learn, families connect, and our community thrives.  Thank you for your perseverance in difficult times and for the steadfast love for your children. The educators of Steilacoom Historical School District are able to do our best work because of your commitment, collaboration, and support. 

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    Kathi Weight, EdD, Superintendent