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RETURN TO SCHOOL UPDATE

RETURN TO SCHOOL UPDATE

Oak Heights Families,


As you know, K-2 students will being to return to in-person school in March. By now, families have shared their intent to either stay in remote learning, or to return in a hybrid in-person model. Thank you for sharing your intent so quickly, we really appreciate your help as we move into this next phase. Please know that I will continue to send regular communication to you as we go through the process of bringing students back to school.


This week, I am hosting Family Connection Meetings via Zoom to update families about Stage 2 and to answer any questions you may have. These meeting are on March 4th with sessions at 8:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon. Check you email and teacher newsletters for Zoom links. Spanish interpreters will be provided, but if you need another language to be interpreted, please contact Sandy at (425) 431-7744.


Stage 2: Reopening Timeline

March 2-5th Administrators work with HR on staff placements and class configurations

March 8th HR notifies teachers about remote or in person assignments

March 10-12th Families are notified of new class placements/teachers

March 8-19th Remote learning continues for staff and students with current classes.

March 22nd Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd begin new class assignments

March 22nd 2nd grade begins in-person

March 29th 1st grade begins in-person

April 5-9 Spring Break

April 12th Kindergarten begins in-person


As we approach in-person start dates, we will be communicating with families about Oak Heights' specific procedures and protocols (pick up, drop off, busing, lunch, breakfasts, etc.) for bringing your student back to school.


In the meantime, please refer to the district reopening update with important information regarding what families can expect in the hybrid model. Please also note that school hours for students in hybrid at Oak Heights will be 9:00 am-3:00pm and students who choose to remain remote will also have the 9:00am-3:00pm school hours.


Once again, I want to express gratefulness to all of you. Your partnership and support is deeply appreciated. This recent news is the next step in bringing our students back and I believe we can do this best as we work together. Feel free to reach out at any time.



In partnership,


Jessica Asp

Principal, Oak Heights Elementary

Weekly Video Announcements

Click here to watch the

OH Weekly Announcements for March 1st

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2070532283

Materials and Library Book Distribution-- March 10th from 2-5pm

Come pick up classroom supplies and library books March 10th 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.

Enrollment and Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 School Year

We will begin enrolling kindergarten students (or students new to the Edmonds School District) for the 2021-2022 school year on March 3, 2021. To enroll, you may pick up enrollment packets at the main office. You will need with proof of residency from your home (lease/rental agreement, mortgage statement, or a recent utility bill), proof of birth, and your child’s immunization history.


If you missed the District Kick Off Informational Webinar, you can watch it here on YouTube.

Oak Heights PTA NEWS!

PTA Meeting Dates:

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

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


Upcoming Events:

Family Fun Night March 12th 6:30-8:00pm

PTA Website:

https://oakheightspta.com/

ONGOING INFORMATION

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.

Collaborative Learning and Conversations about Race

Wednesday, March 3rd, 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!

How to access Digital Libraries!

Great news - we created a video for students and families that explains how to best explore and navigate the Digital Classroom Libraries. You can watch the video here. Fun fact - the video's closed captioning feature can be used so families can access the information in a variety of languages!

Title/LAP Families (Reading Support)

If your child is served by the LAP/Tile program, please check out our Oak Heights LAP Reading Website.


https://sites.google.com/edmonds.wednet.edu/ohlapreading

Here you can learn about our fabulous reading teachers, ask questions, and find information about the skills your child is learning.

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.

Resources for Chromebooks

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!


Family Internet Safety Resources

  • From 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.

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