Olympic Hills Family Newsletter

5-18-2020

Dear Olympic Hills families, the staff at Olympic Hills has created a video message to express how much we miss and love you all! Click this link to watch the video!


Many of us are wondering what school will be like in the fall, and at this time we do not know for sure. We do know, however, that distance learning will likely continue to be part of school until there is a vaccine. As such, our staff is using this time and the last five weeks of the school year to learn together about distance learning best practices to meet the needs of all of our kids. We are exploring different ways of communicating, the best online learning programs, balancing online and paper learning, and ways to do whole class, small groups, and one-on-one teaching. Hearing from you is a valuable part of this process, and we will be reaching out over the coming weeks to gather your feedback.


Take care,

Libby DeBell

e: ecdebell@seattleschools.org | m: 206-556-6296

Follow me on Instagram @principaldebell

Information and Resources

Field Trip Reimbursements: I am pleased to share we are finally able to reimburse families for the Seattle Children's Theater field trip. You should receive a check in the mail in the coming weeks.


Student Belongings: Families will be able to pick up student belongings and return school items June 9-11. We will share a more detailed schedule and process beforehand.


Library Link Available to K-5 Students: Great news! Announcing the expansion of the Library Link program to grades K-12, which gives all students an e-library account with their student ID #. They can access e-books, e-audio books, graphic novels, music, & movies. Elementary students will be automatically enrolled starting 5/19. More info on Library Link may be found at this link.

Students: 990000 (four zeroes) followed by your 7-digit student ID number to create a 13-digit number. Teachers: 991, followed by two to four zeroes, followed by your 6- to 8-digit teacher ID number to create a 13-digit number.

Examples: If your student ID is 1234567, your Library account number is 9900001234567

If your teacher ID is 1234567, your Library account number is 9910001234567

The PIN is the student’s birthdate: MM/DD. If a birth date is November 7, the PIN will be 1107.


Google Translate: The SPS EL Dept created videos in the top 8 languages to teach families to access and use Google Translate app on phones. Please use this link to access the videos.

From the PTA

Community Chat with School Board Director Liza Rankin Thursday, 5/21 5 to 6pm: All school community members and students are invited! Proudly sponsored by Seattle Council PTSA. Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 863 1979 2162. Password: 3CYkns

Counselor's Corner

New Weekly Parenting Class - Parenting in Times of Covid-19

  • We invite you to connect with other families and learn Positive Discipline tools that will support you in your parenting. WEDNESDAY May 20th 7:30pm–8:15pm & every week on Wednesday until June 17. Join Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 871 8076 7167. Password: 554566


New Weekly Student Classes with Ms. Paulina

  • From Boredom to Creativity, Mondays 2:00-2:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 876 8232 5028. Password: Counselor
  • Bilingual Story Time, Wednesdays 2:00-2:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting. Meeting ID: 826 6973 1607. Password: Story