Korean School of Federal Way

KSFW is a Korean language school that focuses on the four elements of language acquisition (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), while also offering cultural enrichment classes, such as taekwondo, choir, and samulnori. Classes are open to pre-K to 12th graders, as well as adults. We meet at the Saghalie Middle School campus in Federal Way on Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM during the school year (September - June).
Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal WayJul 27, 2020 @ 6:59am
Online registration is now open for fall semester! 🤓

http://ksfederalway.org/online-registration-open-for-fall-semester/
Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal WayJun 10, 2020 @ 5:05am
PRINCIPAL'S YEAR-END MESSAGE

페더럴웨이 통합한국학교 가족 여러분,

장날과 운동회로 신나게 마무리해왔던 여느때와는 달리 서로 만나지도
못한채 2019-2020 학년도를 마감하게되어 무척 아쉽지만,
줌화상수업으로라도 얼굴들을 볼 수 있었음을 큰 위안으로 삼으며,
건강한모습으로 기쁘게 다시 만날 가을 새학기를 기다리고자 합니다.
COVID-19 으로 초래된 수업환경의 급격한 변화에도 불구하고 한국어
학습에 정진해준 우리 학생들과 이를 적극 도와주신 학부모님들께 깊이
감사드리며, 어떤 상황에서라도 재학생들의 한국어 교육을 책임지고
훌륭히 감당해낼 수 있는 페더럴웨이 통합한국학교가 되기위해 부단히
노력할 것임을 약속드립니다.
끝으로, 지난 5년간 여러분의 교장으로 함께 했던 귀한 시간들을 소중히
가슴에 담으며 솟구치는 감사의 말씀을 드리고싶습니다!

이희정 교장
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Dear Students and Families,

Though we were unable to celebrate the end of the 2019-2020 school year with our usual field day games and marketplace festivities, I am glad that we were able to connect with one another online through our virtual Zoom classes.
As we cautiously proceed through the stepwise easing of social distancing restrictions, let us all be hopeful and look forward to returning to school in good health and buoyant spirits when fall semester begins in September.
I commend our students for pressing on with their Korean language studies in spite of the significant disruptions to their normal school life brought on by COVID-19.
l am also tremendously grateful to parents and family members for supporting our students through the not-so-simple transition to remote learning.
No matter what new challenges the future may hold, we at Korean School of Federal Way will remain steadfast in our commitment to providing students with superior Korean language education.
It has truly been an immense pleasure and privilege serving as your principal during these past five years, and I thank you all for helping to keep our tight-knit community strongly bound together even while we are physically apart.

Sincerely,

Hee Jung Lee, Principal
Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal WayApr 13, 2020 @ 10:40pm
Dear Students and Families,

We hope you are staying safe and sound of both body and mind as you continue to shelter at home.
Life under quarantine may be fraught with all kinds of frustrations and daily inconveniences, but we are learning to cope with these difficulties and set up new routines for ourselves.
KSFW remains committed to students' academic development and is moving forward with a two-pronged remote learning program as state-mandated school closures have been extended through the remainder of this school year.

Last month, students received at-home study packets containing six weeks of material to be completed over March and April.
The study packets garnered positive responses from many families, so for the remaining five sessions in May and June (5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/30, and 6/6), we will mail out another study packet and introduce weekly video conferencing using Zoom.
Zoom meetings will take place on Saturdays starting May 2, and each class will meet at its appointed time for 40-minute sessions.
Classes with younger students may be split into two groups with 20 minutes of video conferencing time for each group.
Zoom meetings will be used to review and preview content from at-home study packets.
These video conferencing sessions will also focus on the speaking and listening components of language acquisition.
Students will receive their Zoom meeting schedule, ID, and password from their respective teachers.

For those who are unacquainted with Zoom meetings, please watch either of the following tutorials on how to use the video conferencing tool.

Zoom beginners' tutorials
In English: https://youtu.be/wbnyQwsVbiY
In Korean: https://youtu.be/pmsQvGcLNHY

At-home study packets will be mailed out starting April 21 to the home addresses listed in our student records.
If your address has changed in the past year, please notify us right away.

While we will work to ensure that our new remote learning program is enriching for students, we also recognize that it cannot be a perfect substitute for in-person learning.
KSFW is therefore offering all students a half semester of credit which they can apply towards the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

I am so proud of our students for showing strong, ongoing engagement with their Korean language education in spite of the major disruptions to their normal school life.
I am also very grateful to parents and family members for ensuring that this valuable knowledge does not fall by the wayside even without the usual support structures.
Though there is much uncertainty about how the COVID-19 pandemic will play out, I am confident we will all come through this challenging period with renewed purpose and a greater sense of our resilience as a community.

Sincerely,

Hee Jung Lee
Principal, Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal WayMar 20, 2020 @ 10:25am
Dear Students and Families,

In order to deter the rapid spread of novel coronavirus, Korean School of Federal Way will remain closed through April 25 in accordance with Governor Jay Inslee's decree calling for the emergency shutdown of all public and private schools in Washington state.
This and other aggressive public safety measures have necessitated dramatic shifts in our lifestyles and behaviors, leaving many of us in a state of heightened unease and concern.
While it is frustrating that we cannot predict when this pandemic will finally subside, we must all rally together as a community to take care of ourselves and one another by practicing proper hygiene and effective social distancing.
Though we may be faced with a protracted battle against COVID-19, if we follow these good practices day by day and week by week, then there is no storm we cannot weather together and the day will soon arrive when we can all gather once more to learn at Korean school.

Over the past few weeks, KSFW's board and administrators have been discussing at-home learning alternatives that will enable our students to continue their Korean language studies during this period of extended school closure.
We have decided that the most viable solution is to mail out a six-week study packet to each of our students.
Our teachers are currently working on compiling study packets for their classes and we expect to mail them out to students and families by this weekend.
Students will be able to submit their completed study packets and receive feedback from their teachers when Korean school resumes after the six-week closure.
Please be sure to check our school website on a regular basis as teachers will be posting additional instructions and supplemental learning materials on their class webpage every week.

We are fully aware that guided at-home study is a less-than-perfect substitute for learning in a classroom with real-time teacher-to-student and peer-to-peer interaction.
With this understanding, our school board and administrators are considering different options for making up the projected 6-day deficit in our usual 15-session semester.
Please stay tuned for an announcement regarding this matter. We will share additional updates as needed while we continue to monitor developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you, as always, for your ongoing love and support.
We hope that our students and families remain healthy, safe, and resilient during this most challenging of times.

With warmest regards,

Hee Jung Lee
Principal, Korean School of Federal Way

페더럴웨이 통합한국학교 가족 여러분!

COVID-19 의 급속한 전파를 막기위해 워싱턴주 전체에 휴교령이 내려짐에따라 저희 학교도 4월 25일까지 휴교를 연장하게 됐음을 알려드립니다.
코로나바이러스 감염 확산의 소용돌이가 워낙 다방면으로 영향을 미치고 있는 까닭에 학부모님들의 심려가 무척 크시리라 생각됩니다.
언제쯤이나 모든 일상이 정상화 될 수 있을런지 예측조차 할 수 없는 현재상황이 심히 안타깝지만, 모두 합심해서 서로를 배려하고 건강을 챙겨가며
하루 하루 지내다보면 ... 여느때처럼 학교에서 환한 얼굴로 반갑게 마주할 날이 속히 오리라 믿습니다.

한가지 중요한 안내말씀을 드리고자 합니다.
통합한국학교 학생들의 한국어 교육을 책임지고 있는 저희들 나름대로 어떻게하면 휴교기간의 공백기를 최대한 메울 수 있을까 고민한 끝에,
학생들이 가정에서도 한국어 학습을 계속할 수 있도록 "6주간 (3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25) 가정학습지"를
학급별로 제작하여 모든 가정에 우송해드리기로 결정했습니다.
선생님들께서 심혈을 기우려 준비하신 학습지는 이번 주말까지 우편배달이 완료될 예정이고, 학생들은 6주간 가정학습지를 마친 후,
개학날 완성본을 제출하여 담임선생님으로부터 평가를 받게됩니다.
그 외에 필요한 사항이나 보충할 내용은 학교 웹싸이트 학급별 페이지를 통해 매주 전달될 예정입니다.

한가지 덧붙여 당부의 말씀드립니다.
봄학기 15주 수업일수에 불가피한 차질이 빚어짐에따라 학교측은 이에 대처할 몇가지 방안을 염두에 두고있으며,
앞으로의 사태추이를 예의 주시해가며 업데이트 해드릴 예정입니다.
아무쪼록, 우리 통합한국학교 가족들 모두 건강하고 지혜롭게 이 어려운 시기를 잘 넘겨내길 소망합니다.
대단히 감사합니다!

이희정 교장 드림
Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal WayMar 6, 2020 @ 6:33pm
Dear Students and Families,

We at Korean School of Federal Way are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our region and elsewhere around the world, and understand that this is a significant topic of concern for many in our community.
During this public health emergency, KSFW remains firmly committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff, and volunteers.
In order to honor this commitment, we are adhering to the safety protocols recommended by state and national health officials.
One such recommendation is that community organizations should avoid creating large gatherings.
Since our school is comprised of nearly 300 individuals (ranging from pre-K through adult and hailing from all across the Puget Sound region), we believe it is necessary to suspend school operations during the month of March as we continue to monitor developments relating to COVID-19.
We repeat, Korean School of Federal Way will be closing for the next three weeks (3/7, 3/14, and 3/21) due to the local coronavirus outbreak.
Our school-wide speech contest originally scheduled for tomorrow, March 7, will be held at a later date.
In addition, the NAKS-NW Speech and Academic Competition scheduled for March 14 will be postponed to April 25.
We will send further school communications as developments arise.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep our students and community safe!

Sincerely,

Hee Jung Lee
Principal, Korean School of Federal Way

페더럴웨이 통합한국학교 가족 여러분,

COVID-19 사태로 인해 얼마나 심려가 크신지요?
페더럴웨이 지역만이 아닌 여러 다른 지역에서 출석을 하고있는 다양한 연령대의 재학생들에게
안전한 학습공간을 확보해주고자 긴급히 손세정제를 비롯한 각종 위생용품과 소독제품을 준비하긴 했지만,
여전히 불안해하시는 학부모님들이 너무 많으십니다.
이에 본교는 보건당국을 비롯한 여러기관에서 보내오는 다양한 정보 및 공지사항들을 신중히 참고하여
아래와같이 긴급 휴교 결정을 내리게 됐습니다.

적어도 앞으로 3주 정도는 지나야 사태가 가라앉는 기미가 보이지않을까 기대해보며,
우리 페더럴웨이 통합한국학교의 300명이 넘는 학생 교사 TA 스태프들의 안전을 지키기위해
이번 토요일부터 시작해서 앞으로 3주간 임시휴교를 하고자 합니다.
School Closures : 3-7 3-14 3-21
3-7 예정되었던 "교내말하기대회" 는 잠정적으로 연기하며.
3-14 예정됐던 NAKS-NW 주최 "말하기대회 및 학력어휘경시대회" 는 4-25 로
연기되었습니다.

휴교 기간 동안 지속적으로 COVID-19 감염 및 전파 상황을 살펴가며, 학사일정을 추후 공지해드리도록 하겠습니다.
아무쪼록 페더럴웨이 통합한국학교 가족 모두가 이 어려운 고비를 건강하게 잘 이겨내기를 간절히 바랍니다!

이희정 교장 드림
Korean School of Federal Way
Korean School of Federal WayFeb 6, 2020 @ 10:14pm
Check out these photos from our fun-filled Lunar New Year celebration on January 25!
It's always an immense joy for us to share in these special holiday traditions with students and families each year!
새해 복 많이 받으세요!