Quick reference - Whom to Contact

Quick reference sheet - Whom to Contact
Posted on 11/30/2016

Find the best route to get information and solve school-related problems, as well as give ideas and suggestions. Any staff member may be reached at the school phone number, (206) 252-7700.

Whom to contact if…

  • Your student is absent or you have attendance questions: Attendance Specialist, Ms. Ivari Bland, at 252-7704.
  • You have a transportation concern: Transportation Office at 252-0900. 

Concerns about bus issues related to Aki Kurose, call Mr. Howard at 252-7709 or Mr. Roger Kirihara at 252-7758. 

  • o-Your student is doing poorly in classes and needs extra help with school work

    -Your student is having a conflict with a teacher or thinks the teacher is being unfair…

    -Your student is having a conflict with a student that is adversely impacting them…

    -You fear that your student has been involved in inappropriate activities…

    -You have seen changes in personality, friends, reliability, and/or their school work…

    • 8th grade students: Contact the School Counselor, Sam Labi, 252-7743.
    • 7th grade students: Contact the School Counselor, Símon Iñiguez, 252-7767.
    • 6th grade students: Contact the School Counselor, Emma Hong, 252-7792.
  • You have questions about a specific class, or you have a conflict with a teacher:

    Contact the teacher directly to start with; then contact an administrator if you are having trouble resolving the issue to your satisfaction.

  • You have questions about Special Education: Ms. Donna Gilligan-Miller, at 252-7724.
  • You have questions about a discipline issue: Please call Mr. Howard, Assistant Principal, at 252-7709.

    For discipline appeals information, call (206)252-0820 or visit http://www.seattleschools.org, and follow these menu choices:

    Students - Student Support - Safety and Security - Discipline.  Parents and/or guardians appealing a discipline sanction have the right to request an informal grievance conference with the building principal or designee within three business days of learning of the discipline sanction.

  • You have questions about athletic eligibility: Mr. Roger Kirihara at 252-7758.
  • Your student needs to pay a fine or feeMs. Amber Kemp at 252-7700.
  • Your student has a health concern or 504 plan that you would like to address:

    School Counselor, Emma Hong, 252-7792.

  • Your family needs assistance finding resources:

    Communities in Schools Site Coordinator Kevin Hale at 252-7718.

  • You are interested in afterschool activities for your student:

    CLC Coordinator Mike Browne at 252-7756.

  • You need help navigating Aki Kurose or Seattle Public Schools, you want to get involved at Aki, you would like to give feedback about school communication or events, or you feel you have an issue that is not getting resolved to your satisfaction and you would like additional help:

    Tania Westby, Coord. of School-Family Partnerships at 206-252-7753 or tawestby@seattleschools.org.

  • The District Ombudsperson serves as an independent liaison to assist SPS parents and community members in helping to resolve problems, complaints, conflicts, and other school-related issues when normal procedures have failed. The Ombudsperson office does not have authority and can only make recommendations. Information will be kept confidential at your request. The District Ombudsperson is Heidi Henderson-Lewis who can be reached by phone: (206) 252-0529 or at  www.SeattleSchools.org.

 

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