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    Sun Dragons' Dayette March 19, 2021
    Posted on 03/25/2021
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    Parent Chat with the Principals

    Mr. Jaskot and Dr. Zisko will be hosting a parent night on Tuesday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. We will provide the most up to date information as we currently know for in-person and remote learning. We will answer questions from families.  

    In-Person Timeline

    All families will receive a survey requesting their intention for the remainder of the year. Families will be offered a 100% remote model, or may select to resume in-person (half day, four days per week). The in-person instruction is considered a hybrid model, balancing in-person learning with remote learning.

    We had a successful return of our Pre-K students at the in-person outdoor learning pilot on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Students and staff had three hours of learning on the playground each day. We expect Pre-K outdoor learning to continue as planned next week. On Monday, March 29, we welcome back students enrolled in SPP+ and Special Education intensive pathways for in-person learning.

    On Monday, April 5, we welcome back all K – 5th grade students whose families have chosen to return in-person. As we receive results to the in-person family surveys, we will begin the task of creating am/pm cohorts. As soon as we are able, we will notify you of your child’s assignment. In-person learning will occur half day for each student (am or pm) M, T, Th, F. There will be about two hours of remote instruction on Wednesdays. Teachers will spend the remaining part of Wednesday in planning and preparation time.

    Teachers and staff will be returning to on-campus work over the course of the next two weeks. Administrators and front office staff will be on campus every school day March 22 – April 2. As we train staff on the new safety protocols, please be aware that students’ remote instruction will be supplanted with asynchronous activities for three days. During these three days, your child’s teacher(s) will be in training. Below is a more detailed schedule of the upcoming changes to remote learning:

    Monday, March 22 – Wednesday, March 24: SPP+ and SpEd intensive teachers return to campus for training. Synchronous services for SPP+ and SpEd intensive students are suspended during these days. Students will receive asynchronous instruction. There is no change to remote learning for students not enrolled in SPP+ or SpEd intensive services.

    Thursday, March 25 – Friday, March 26: Remote teaching for students enrolled in SPP+ and SpEd intensive services resumes. There is no change to remote instruction for students not enrolled in SPP+ or SpEd intensive services.

    Monday, March 29: SPP+ and SpEd intensive students begin on campus services (half days; M, T, Th, F).

    Monday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 31: All other K-5 staff return to campus for training. Synchronous services are suspended during these days. K-5 students will receive asynchronous instruction for these three days.

    Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 2: All staff report to school to work in building. Remote instruction resumes for K-5. SPP+ and SpEd intensive continue in-person services.

    Monday, April 5: All students that have selected in-person learning will come back to campus in assigned am/pm cohorts (M, T, Th, F).

    *Note: Beginning Monday, April 5 campus will be closed on Wednesdays for cleaning. All staff, including administrators and office staff, will work remotely on Wednesdays.


    Preschool and Kindergarten registration continues for current and upcoming school year

    The first phase of open enrollment is over, but families can still join the lottery for a choice school through May 31. Families with young children are encouraged to register. These videos show how to enroll in Cantonese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese & English.

    Admissions is open in-person on M & W. Did you know families can directly call bilingual staff?

    Amharic/Oromo: 206-445-3848 | Chinese: 206-475-1860 |   Somali: 206-430-2494 | Spanish: 206-471-2414 | Vietnamese: 206-471-9386.   |    For help in English and all other languages, call 206.252-0760. You may also text them at 425-307-4888.

    SPS Head Start has openings for 3 and 4-year olds in their FREE inclusive half day and school-day preschool – transportation provided!   

    SPS Seattle Preschool Program registration is handled by the City’s Dept of Ed/Early Learning at 206.386-1050 – very low or no co-pay for many families. SPP serves 3-4 year olds in a 6.5 hour school day; no transportation unless required by an IEP.

    Early Entrance Kindergarten application deadline: April 15, 2021

    Families with a preschooler who just misses the 8/31 birth date Kindergarten cutoff can apply for Early Entrance K if they believe their child is socially, emotionally and academically ready to start school. The child must turn 5 between 9/1-10/31. Read more about Early Entrance K, which is managed by the Advanced Learning dept. 

    Pi Contest Fun!

    Oh goodness you kids are amazing! Our top student memorized 134 digits! Here are the results of the fun Pi Day contests that were held in primary and intermediate grades on March 12. Thank you to Ms. Dawson and Mr. Maldonado for emceeing this fun event!

    Place Intermediate Primary

    1st Josie and Billy Lusk   Elias Bird (70 digits )

    2nd Kaya Baral (104) Lauren Ameling (50)

    3rd Benjamin Bird (54) Mehrsa Navid (34)

    Trimester Ends March 18

    Interested in your student’s grades? Elementary progress reports will be available for families to view in the Source on April 10, 2021. Progress reports are our opportunity to provide families with feedback and communicate with you about your student’s learning. Information about the Source for families is available here. We are also happy to print and send home a copy with your student. We can also mail home if needed. Please let us know if you would like a paper copy and how you would like to receive it. Email or call the school office at 206-252-6010.

    Last Friday’s Treat may still be viewed

    Mr. Dugdale’s concert can still be seen on the link below will take you to the earshot website and Mr. Dugdale's Performance