Oak Heights Elementary Newsletter

Home of the Bobcats!

Be on the lookout for Intent Forms for 2021-22 School Year!

Check your home email for an intent form for each of your students. These intent forms are due by 11 p.m. on Monday, May 24th.


The district plans to offer in-person learning 5 days a week for the 2021-22 school year.

Current guidance states that in 2021-22, the following mitigation stratgeis will continue:


  • 3 feet physical distancing in classrooms
  • face coverings/masks
  • cleaning and disinfecting
  • responding to and reporting COVID-19 cases



Because some families may still need or want remote schooling, the district will offer online learning programs. The online learning programs will be different from the current remote learning model where students are still enrolled in their neighborhood school and are taught by teachers from that school. **For next year, our online learning programs will act as separate schools with their own teachers and staff.**

What will the online learning programs look like?

The online learning programs will vary by grade level. High school students who want online learning will be a part of the Edmonds eLearning Academy. For our 7th-8th graders, we are looking at the best possible online options to meet their developmental and academic needs. For elementary students, we plan to provide a program that will look familiar to this year, with a mix of Zoom classes, small group time, and independent work time.

Why do I need to fill out this information now?

The district needs to assign staff to in-person classrooms and our online learning programs in order to create class assignments and student schedules.

Can I change my decision?

Changing your student’s intent has a significant impact on schedules and staffing for our schools. However, we know circumstances change. The district will send out a follow up message in August, giving families an opportunity to change their intent form if needed. After that, intent changes will be considered on a case by case basis.

**If no response is given, we will plan for your student to attend in-person.**

K-3 Vision Screening for Hybrid Students

Our nursing team will be completing vision screening in all hybrid K-3 classes on Monday and Tuesday this week. If your child wears glasses, make sure they bring those with them when they come to school.


If you have any questions about the screening, please reach out to our school nurse, Lily Milewski at 425-431-3081

Weekly Video Announcements

Click here to watch the

OHAnnouncements for the week of May 17th

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2187003232

School Information:

  • Campus opens at 8:40am

  • Breakfast Service begins at 8:40am

  • School starts at 9:00am

  • School ends at 3:00pm

  • Wednesday drive up grab and go free meal kits from 11:45-12:45 continues

Oak Heights PTA Needs You!

PTA has open board positions for the 2021-22 School Year!

Come to the next PTA meeting and learn about all the fantasitic ways you can get involved as a parent leader for the Oak Heights community.

Open Positions include:


  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • and more!


For questions email oakheightspta@gmail.com


PTA Meeting Dates:

ALL are welcome to join the meetings. We would love to see more families there!

Monday, May 17th 7:00-8:00pm Zoom Link Click on the link to join the meeting!


PTA Website:

https://oakheightspta.com/

Materials and Library Book Distribution-- May 26th from 2-5pm

Come pick up classroom supplies and library books May 26th from 2:00-5:00 pm.


This is a drive up event. Please be ready to share your student's name and teacher. Thank you for using your yellow Bobcat Pick Up signs! We appreciate it.


As always, if you cannot make the event feel free to come by the school main office from 9:00am-3:00pm to pick up materials.

Hello from Clothes For Kids!

Clothes For Kids is still open and serving local students by appointment only. Students who have already shopped with Clothes For Kids once this school year can schedule an appointment to shop for a second wardrobe. In May, we will be open for school shopping on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Families need to schedule an appointment for each student shopper: https://clothesforkids.org/book-an-appointment/. The family can fill out the Requisition for Clothing form here at the shop when they come in for their appointments.


If students/families prefer, our volunteers can select clothing for the students and set a time for someone to pick it up at the Clothes For Kids shop (take-out style) within one week. Students will be able to order wardrobes for pick-up through the end of the school year (please see attached Order for Pick-up form).


Clothes For Kids provides free school clothing (including socks, underwear, outerwear, and shoes) to lower-income students. Any student in Snohomish County or the Northshore School District (Head Start/ECEAP through 12th grade) who requests help is eligible to receive free school clothing from Clothes For Kids. Our school clothing starts at size 3T and goes up to 2X adult sizes).

What happens if my child feels sick while at school?

If a student is not feeling well with multiple symptoms, we follow a process in our school outlined by the health department for school settings.


  1. The student is transferred to the designated health room.
  2. Staff caring for the student use protective equipment (masks, gloves, gown, face shield)
  3. We then contact the parent/guardian that the student is symptomatic and needs to go home.
  4. Our staff may refer family for testing.
  5. We close off the area student had occupied.
  6. We relocate the classroom to another space while the room is disinfected
  7. Staff will follow up with parent/guardian to determine return to school date
  8. If your child has to quarantine for 10-14 days, their teacher will connect with you about an at-home learning plan.



In these times, we follow a strict protocol when students are symptomatic to keep everyone safe. If your child has seasonal allergies or another preexisting condition that may flag them as symptomatic, please contact our nurse Lily Milewski, so we aware. 425-431-3081

Family Internet Resources

Family Internet Safety Resources

  • Monitor and block access to specific websites on Chromebooks by signing up for the SecURLy Parent Portal, families can set up safe filters, such as Safe Mode for YouTube. They can also create an offline schedule that sets a time for no Internet access.

  • Parents can view Chromebook activity “history” under the Activity tab, sorted based on sites visited, videos searched and watched, keywords searched, and more.


Zoom Update from Chromebooks:

The Chromebook needs to be restarted in order for updates to be applied.


How to Keep Your Chromebook Up to Date!

ONGOING INFORMATION

Kindergarten Welcome Session

If you missed last week's Kindergarten Welcome Session, we recorded the session for you to watch at your convenience. The recording is in English and includes Spanish translation.


Topic: Kindergarten Welcome Session

Date: Apr 21, 2021 09:48 AM Vancouver


Meeting Recording:

https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/rec/share/FMOJYvBtgxXKzNa7_vQ8MNsu_qNJk7S2FrDyNUCqVqrYgQKcb-NPAgLc9rekevkr.B3C_zanq9bo6ChlF


Access Passcode: RzqP.h67


In this video you will meet our teachers, learn about our program, registration, and more!

Spanish Translation Telephone Line for Families

¡El distrito escolar tiene una nueva línea en español para familias y estudiantes! Esta es una línea en español del distrito, cualquier padre, tutor, familiar o estudiante que necesite ayuda en español en el distrito escolar de Edmonds puede llamar a esta línea.


The school district has a new Spanish Line for families and students! This is a district Spanish Line, any parent, guardian, family member or student that needs assistance in Spanish in the Edmonds School District can call this line.


425-431-1304


8 am -4 pm

Childcare Partnerships : Edmonds School District

Right at School:

https://rightatschool-oak-heights-elementary.jumbula.com/#/2020-21-before-after-school


Oak Heights Program: We're here for parents who are looking for a safe and fun place for their child before and afterschool. Led by our nurturing educators, your child will become part of a community that truly feels like family. We are asking families to supply a personal kit of basic supplies to keep on site to reduce the need for sharing and promote a safe environment.

Our programs operating hours are 7:30-9:00 and 3:00-5:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


Boys and Girls Club All Day Childcare:

https://bgcsc.org/snohomish-clubs/edmonds-club/edmonds-childcare/


YMCA-All day Academy :

https://www.seattleymca.org/programs/child-care-and-school-enrichment/school-age-programs/y-leap-academy


Kids Krew Mountlake Terrace:

http://mltrec.com/2085/Child-Care

COVID-19 SAFETY HANDBOOK

In anticipation of our eventual return, the district has put together a detailed COVID-19 Safety Handbook for families. You can click here to open the digital document. In the handbook, you will find health protocols and daily action steps to stay safe. You will also see plans for meals, transportation, cleaning, and procedures on how to report positive cases. This is a living document and will be updated if changes or updates from health officials are needed.

In Person Learning Informational Videos

Mask Wearing Tips for Students

DO choose masks that:


  • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
  • Completely cover your nose and mouth
  • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps
  • Have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask
  • If you are to wear a gaiter it must have two layers


DO NOT choose masks that:


  • Not recommended: Have exhalation valves or vents which allow virus particles to escape
  • Not recommended: A faceshield alone

Collaborative Learning and Conversations about Race

Wednesday, May 19th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

This is an OH community group that is hosting ongoing open learning and discussion sessions most Wednesdays from 4-5pm!



ALL ARE WELCOME


CLICK HERE for Zoom link!
Meeting ID: 926 5950 6902
Password: 499590


Can't make it one week? CLICK HERE for the growing list of ideas to make change in your professional and personal life discussed during past events.


**For updates on action steps, check out the website!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Student Tech Support on Zoom

The Student Technology Support team is launching a new option for student support on Zoom. Students can now connect with one of our team members by using the following link: https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/my/esdtechsupport and passcode: 030727.


Tech Support Zoom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Students will be placed in a waiting room and admitted to a private breakout room once one of our techs is available.


Our student support techs will still be available by phone or email Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM at 425-431-1211 or techsupport@edmonds15.org.

Grab and Go Meals

Food Services:

  • Free Grab and Go meals are available at Oak Heights on Wednesdays from 11:45-12:45

  • 7 days of FREE breakfast and lunch packaged together.

  • No paperwork or pre-orders are needed.

  • Any child can go to any location

  • Any child 1-18 can get free breakfast/lunch at a site

  • Children do not need to be present for parents/guardians to pick up a meal.

  • Click here for all pick up locations.

Community Events/Flyers

OH Flyers link Peach Jar (Many in multiple languages)


Free Edmonds School District Preschool Programs Flyer


NO COST Tutoring Click here to read about the program run by Edmonds high school students!

425 Tutoring :posted 10/26/20 (Grades PK-6; all)

Oak Heights Elementary

Jessica Asp, Principal

Katie Shook, Assistant Principal

Sandy Blomgren, Office Manager

Maryanne Trang, Office Support Specialist/Registrar