Hawk Happenings


Schedule for Zoom Meetings...for Now!

Happy Wednesday, HRBA Families.

We continue to roll out and tweak our online/distance learning program as we enter week 3. If many of you are confused, trying to keep track of the different online classes, you are not alone. I've been working on keeping it all straight, myself. :) With that in mind, I have compiled a list from the teachers and am sharing this out so that you can mark them on your calendars. Each teacher sends them out, along with the link, in their newsletters, but that can be hard to keep track of...especially if you have multiple children and several teachers!

Here is the plan at this point:

Pre-K 3:

Mondays - 10:00 am Circle Time - Ms. Wendy

Thursdays - 10:00 am Circle Time - Ms. Wendy

Pre-K 4:

Videos will be sent out via Ms. Patty's YouTube channel

Kindergarten A/B:

Mondays - 10:00 am - Spanish - Ms. Raquel

Tuesdays - 10:00 am & 2:00 pm - Spanish - Ms. Sonia

Wednesdays - 10:00 am - Math - Ms. Raquel

Thursdays - 10:00 am & 2:00 pm - Math - Ms. Sonia

1st/2nd Grade*:

Mondays- 9:00 am - Religion - Ms. Juliet

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Gruber will be using Loom to send out video lessons (direct instruction)

3rd Grade:

Mondays- 12:00 pm - Spanish/ Math - Mr. Rodriguez

Tuesdays- 10:30 am- All content as needed - Mrs. Allen

Thursdays- 12:00 pm- Spanish/ Math- Mr. Rodriguez

4th Grade:

Tuesdays- 12:00 pm- Spanish- Mr. Rodriguez

Thursdays- 10:30 am- All content as needed - Mrs. Allen

Fridays- 12:00 pm- Spanish- Mr. Rodriguez

5th Grade:

Mondays- 10:00 am- Spanish/ Geography- Mr. Ivan

Tuesdays- 9:00 am- Math - Mr. Ivan

Tuesdays- 11:00 am- Math- Mrs. Donoso

Wednesdays- 10:00 am- Spanish/ Geography- Mr. Ivan

Wednesdays- 11:00 am- Math- Mrs. Donoso

Thursdays- 9:00 am- Math - Mr. Ivan

Thursdays- 11:00 am- Math- Mrs. Donoso

6th/7th Grade:

Mondays- 11:00 am- Science/Social Studies- Mrs. Donoso

Mondays- 1:00 pm- Leadership Class- Mr. Rodriguez

Tuesdays- 9:00 am- Math - Mr. Ivan

Tuesdays- 10:00 am- Spanish- Mr. Ivan

Tuesdays- 11:00 am- Math- Mrs. Donoso

Wednesdays- 9:00 am- Geometry- Mr. Ivan

Wednesdays- 1:00 pm- Leadership Class- Mr. Rodriguez

Thursdays- 9:00 am- Math - Mr. Ivan

Thursdays- 10:00 am- Spanish- Mr. Ivan

Thursdays- 11:00 am- Math- Mrs. Donoso

Fridays- 1:00 pm- Leadership Class- Mr. Rodriguez

8th Grade:

Mondays- 9:00 am- Algebra- Mr. Ivan

Mondays- 1:00 pm- Leadership Class- Mr. Rodriguez

Tuesdays- 1:00 pm- Technology Class - Mr. Rodriguez

Wednesdays- 11:00 am- Algebra- Mr. Ivan

Wednesdays- 1:00 pm- Leadership Class- Mr. Rodriguez

Thursdays- 1:00 pm- Language Arts- Mr. Farias

Fridays- 1:00 pm- Leadership Class- Mr. Rodriguez

We will adjust the lessons, as necessary, based on the long range plan for the Governor's "Stay at Home" Order, as well as the age appropriateness and feasibility of online classes. We are offering these to keep kids learning and engaged, but we understand that they may not work for your particular schedule and that the younger students need parental assistance to get online. Please have the children do their best to attend, if possible, as this will help them with the content and they can see their teacher and other students. It may help them to feel a sense of normalcy in these crazy and scary times. As always, though, simply keep in touch with the teacher(s) to address any questions/concerns. They are here to help...we all are! I also want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our parents for your support of your children and of us. You are working so hard to support this work and we appreciate all you are doing, in spite of everything else going on right now. We know this is NOT easy!! Hang in there and please let us know if this illness touches your family directly.

Remember, next week is Holy Week and the start of our Spring Break (April 6 - 10, and 13). This will be a break for all students (unless you have work to make up) and staff. Classes will complete this Friday and then resume on Tuesday, April 14th. We hope that, by the 14th (if not before), we will receive additional guidance from Governor Inslee and the OSPI as to the plan for the remainder of the year. At this point, we are scheduled to return Monday, April 27th, but everything I am hearing in the background sounds like this may not be the case. Stay tuned.

I want to wish all of you a wonderful Easter. Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a blessed Holy Week!


Katie Dempsey

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Holy Week

As we enter Holy Week during this extraordinary time, I want to share something from Fr. Michael Radermacher:

These are definitely extraordinary times in need of extraordinary measures. This present COVID crisis is one in which God knew what was coming and knowingly chose us all to minister—albeit at a distance. And that’s a bit of what I shared at this morning’s committal:
Christ’s greatest act of love was not gathering with his disciples at his Last Supper, nor washing their feet, nor even allowing his arrest, torture, and crucifixion. Rather, it was allowing himself to be distanced and isolated from everyone, including his Heavenly Father. It was in that utterly isolated “quarantine” he experienced resurrection and we experience our redemption.

This insight comes in large part from the book, “Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints.” So if you find time alone—perhaps with a “shelter in place” directive, I encourage you to read it, even though it is not an easy read. You and all parishioners, school staff and all students, remain in my prayers each day.
Fr. Michael

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Survey Results from Week 1 and 2

Thank you for taking the time to complete our recent surveys. The next one will go out when we return from Spring Break. Here are the results from weeks 1 and 2 for you to review (The results are shown as: week 1/week 2):

Q1: Has this virus situation caused you to change your work schedule/location?

  • Yes - 21/21
  • No - 5/8
  • Not Sure Yet - 1/0

Q2: How are you managing with your children being at home instead of at school?

  • I work inside the home already - 1/4
  • My work is requiring/allowing me or my partner/spouse to work from home - 19/17
  • I am no longer employed so I am already at home - 3/1
  • I am having to locate child care to watch my child/ren - 3/6

Q3: How has the communication been with/from the teacher(s)?

  • Great - 12/17
  • Good - 12/8
  • Ok - 2/2
  • Could be better - 1/2
  • Terrible - 0/0

Q4: How is the technology working for you if you are part of the Google Classroom or Seesaw distance learning?

  • Great - 8/11
  • Ok so far - 14/16
  • Lots of problems - 4/2
  • Help! I am overwhelmed - 0/0

Q5: How are you feeling about the workload for your children?

  • It is too much - 4
  • It is about right - 24
  • It is too little - 1

(This was question 5 for week 2)

Narrative Answers to Q5/6:

What can the school do to better support you during this time?

  • We have a lot of people thanking us for not only being quick to get the distance learning up and running, but also for being so willing to make adjustments based on the grade level/age, available technology, parent feedback, etc.
  • Most of the feedback has been wanting more technology available for instruction of content. Several people mentioned the need for more direct instruction through video/online classes and for the students to be able to have screen time with the teachers and other students for both learning and community.
  • Comments that are specific to individual classes should be directed to the appropriate teacher(s) and those have been forwarded on to the teacher(s) to the best of our ability.