Category: Keystone

Fulcrum New Student Tuition Assistance Program 2021-22

The Fulcrum New Student Tuition Assistance Program is open for the 2021-22 school year. This program is different than TAP in that families do not apply for the program on […]

Fulcrum Programs-January 2021 Update

TAP – Deadline is January 8, 2021 The deadline for Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) applications is January 8, 2021. In order to maintain our timeline and promised dates for determinations, there […]

Database Directory

Most schools should have received their new database directory spreadsheets by now, but we still have a few remaining left to send out. We would very much like to stick […]

Instructional Hours and Days for Private Schools

Instructional Hours and Days for Private Schools Current Rulemaking Activity: Rules regarding emergency waiver authority and private schools. In July, the Board adopted rules to allow flexibility for private schools […]

Fulcrum is featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal

June 2020: The Fulcrum Foundation is featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal Washington State COVID-19 Giving Guide and its Digital Showcase. Please click and share this link with others! […]

St. Edward Parish Welcomes Seattle Nativity to its Campus

St. Edward Nativity News Release Final 6.2.2020v2 St. Edward Parish Welcomes Seattle Nativity School to its Campus Ensures continuation of strong Catholic education for under-served students Seattle, WA June 3, […]

Immunizations and Records for 20-21

Immunizations and Records for 20-21 Last Friday  Katherine Graff BSN, RN School and Child Care Immunization Nurse Consultant at DOH provided an overview of the State Board of Health immunization […]

Call to Action for Catholic Schools

Catholic education has played an important role in lifting many from poverty to a more hopeful future. This mission is in danger as a result of the economic devastation facing […]

Benefits Office – OPEN ENROLLMENT – MAY 1-15

Open Enrollment has begun, so be sure not to miss out! The Open Enrollment period is Friday, May 1 – Friday, May 15.   This is your once-a-year opportunity to review and […]

Waivers and Instructional Days/Hours

Our schools did not miss a beat  in educating our students through distance learning from day one of the school closures during COVID-19.  Our teachers have been providing consistent education […]

Coronavirus Relief Funds for Catholic Schools

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has passed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus response bill intended to speed relief across the American economy. There are seven main […]

Private School Approval Application

Private schools apply annually for approval from the Washington State Board of Education to operate as an approved private school. The application form is currently available online. As of March […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary

Current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on COVID-19. Schools must be ready both in providing a safe and healthy school environment as well as what to do in the […]

Saint Martin’s University- Post Graduate Spring Information Sessions

Saint Martin’s University offers information sessions for those interested in Post-Graduate School Administrator Certificate. Spring Information Academy Flier 02032020 v2 Click here for more information on our partners in Educational […]

Policy Related Updates

POLICY UPDATES FORMS ON THE WEBSITE There are new forms on the website to bring to your attention. First, under Field Trip Forms,  the Field Trip Consent forms have all […]

Regional Curriculum Development Day, March 13, 2020

March 13 will fast approach! Regions are planning exciting initiatives and possibilities for their teachers at the regional level, take a peek! Executive Principals are responsible for completing the online […]

2020 E-Rate Filing Deadlines

E-Rate update on 2020-21 funding year filing dates: The OCS E-Rate task force is preparing for the 2020 filing for FCC E-Rate discounts for Internet (Cat 1) and network hardware […]

Understanding Deadlines

There are many deadlines that schools are requested to meet both by the Office of Catholic Schools and by Washington State’s  Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). These […]

Professional Development Events – hosted by O’Dea High School

O’Dea is offering two Professional Development events in 2020.  Both events will offer sessions on Technology Integration and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programming.  So please save these dates and […]

November 2019 Policy Updates

Law Enforcement Support You may already be aware that Senate Bill 5514, which became law on July 28th, requires local law enforcement agencies to provide critical emergency notifications to all […]

Accreditation Visiting Team Registration

Being part of an accreditation visiting team is an enriching professional development opportunity that provides clock hour certificates to each team member. Through the process of objectively examining a school, […]

Federal Programs

Federal Programs Each of our schools is entitled to access federal funds to support student achievement. There are four federal programs that you have or will want to file to […]

Immunization Update 10-21-19

January 2020 is the initial timeline for compliance with the new Immunization Policy. It is important to understand the vaccine schedule for student immunization. Typically, the way it has worked […]

Accreditation Visiting Team Registration

Being part of an accreditation visiting team is an enriching professional development opportunity. Through the process of objectively examining a school, members look at their own schools in a new […]


In May 2019 the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children only from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required […]