We're re-sharing some information Janine sent out about this very unique start to the school year. We'll continue to add updates to the PTSA website and share via Rocket Reader and on the PTSA's Facebook page.
September 4-11: Strong Start Days
September 4-11th are considered “Strong Start” days for fall of 2020. We will focus on supporting students social and emotional well-being, culturally responsive community building, family connections, and making sure students know how to use their technology tools to access learning. What does this look like?
Overall School Schedule
The district and the Seattle Education association came to an agreement that includes the following details
Example Daily Schedule
This image is an example of what the daily division of time may look like. You'll get more precise details from your teacher.
As we get ready for this unprecedented start to the 2020-21 school year, we've updated the "About Our Staff" page with pictures and bios of all of teachers and staff.
Take a look at all the wonderful folks who will help your kids learn! First remotely and in-person sometime soon (knocks furiously on wood).
Sharing Principal Roy's most recent update:
I hope you and your family are safe, well and continuing to enjoy some family time during this extraordinary summer.
We are each trying to meet the needs of our children as we navigate health issues, economic and racial inequity challenges, and childcare. Whenever I am faced with many unknowns, my husband Robert always begins with, “What do we know for sure?” Here is what I know for sure right this minute:
We are in the midst of two pandemics:
To ensure student, staff and family safety, SPS will begin 2020-21 in remote learning. SPS is intensely working on plans, schedules and details for the fall. We are all literally ‘building the plane in the air’ in the midst of both COVID and racism turbulence. Continue to monitor SPS Planning for Fall 2020 for the latest information.
SPS will provide devices to each K – 12 student in September:
Lunches will continue to be served at 26 SPS lunch sites. SPS Board of Directors will vote on August 12th on Superintendent Juneau's recommendation to prioritize the
health and wellbeing of students and staff by starting the 2020-21 school year remotely. Latest info here.
JumpStart will be remote this year. SPS has provided some resources and staff and I are working on a plan for how this will look so that we can begin to build relationships with students and families. Teachers and I will provide updates to Kindergarten families over the next few days.
QAE staff are incredible! They have continued to work hard during the summer, connecting with me and each other to ensure we stay focused on our school goals:
Take care, mask up and stay well,
Janine Roy, Principal
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Remote Learning (Fall 2020)
8:30am - Start Time
3:30pm - End Time
Further schedule details to be shared by district and Principal Roy.
"Regular" In-Person Schedule
7:30am - Breakfast & Playground Supervision Begins
7:50am - Breakfast Ends, Opening Bell
7:55am - School Day Begins
2:25pm - Dismissal
Wednesday Early Release
1:10pm - Dismissal