Category: Policies Update

Updated School Retention Schedule from Archives Office Now Available

Dear School Leaders, The Archives Office at the Chancery has just released an updated version of the Catholic Schools Retention Schedule protocol located at:  Catholic Schools Records RETENTION Schedule_2021-Archives Office […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Safety Updates

The School Safety and Student Well-Being Advisory Committee of the Office of the Superintendent met on December 5th.  This committee is primarily the working body of House Bill 1216 […]

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 […]

Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Information

MEMO: PFML Announcement 10.28.19 PFML Announcement 10.28.19 In January 2019, WA State began collecting premiums from employee wages to fund the new WA Paid Family & Medical Leave taking effect […]

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 […]

Overview of New Immunization Policy

Booster Seat Law Change

Governor Jay Inslee signed a new law updating car seat regulations in Washington State beginning January 1, 2020. The booster seat law in Washington State changes for students from PK-8th […]

Immunization Update

Seattle Archdiocese Immunization Policy effective January 1, 2020 Prior to entry, attendance or transfer to a Level 1 Catholic preschool through high school in the Archdiocese of Seattle, students must […]


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 […]