Olympic Hills Family Newsletter


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Dear Olympic Hills families,

It was wonderful seeing so many students and families at the Beep and Greet yesterday!

I'm thrilled to share Olympic Hills has been recognized as one of 222 innovative schools across the country for remote learning practices by the Canopy Project! Check it out here.

As you know, the school district announced the return to in-person learning has been pushed back to March 8th. Bargaining is still in process, and it is very possible the March 8th date will be pushed back again. When we do reopen, we know students in the Focus program will begin first, and students in preschool, K, and 1st will begin about a week after. I want to thank families for your continued patience and flexibility as we wait for more news.

In the meantime, our safety team of staff and parents continues to meet twice per week to prepare. We received a handbook from the district with many covid safety guidelines and procedures that we are customizing for Olympic Hills.

As always, please reach out to me with any questions or feedback.

In partnership,

Libby DeBell

Assembly Video

Black History Month 2.26

Upcoming Dates

3/2 Spanish Family Council Session

3/8-3/12 Classified Staff Appreciation Week

3/11 PTA Family Night

Counselor Update

As many of you know, sadly our counselor Ms. Paulina is out on leave. We are hoping she will be able to return this spring. In the meantime, our Care Team has identified other staff members to check in with many of the students Ms. Paulina was supporting. if your child needs any supports, please reach out to myself, Ms. Toledo, or Ms. Gardner, or another trusted adult at school.

Girls on the Run

Registration is now open! Sign up here: https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/program-registration

The cost is a sliding scale and families can choose what cost works for you from $20 to $170, and a full scholarship is also available. Sessions are planned to be all virtual this spring, with a possibility to be in-person at some point. Please reach out to Ms. Stephenson with any questions!

Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment

For incoming kindergarten students or new students, registration is now open. Please spread the word and encourage friends and neighbors to register at the Enroll My Student webpage.

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Nathan Hale Resources

Technology Resource Center at Nathan Hale: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00am to 6:00pm, lunch from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Still first come, first served. No appointments can be made.

Family Works at Nathan Hale: Wednesdays 12:45pm-3:00pm. An organization called FamilyWorks is providing Family Support Services to help families navigate various services and resources. They will be staffed with individuals who speak Somali, Spanish and English.

Medical Clinic at Nathan Hale: This year, the clinic is open to students of all ages who attend Seattle Public Schools. The nurse practitioners there can see students who need a physical, vaccines, a medication refill, or to complete medical forms required for school, among many other primary care needs. Services are free regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Call (206) 302-1840 to schedule an appointment.

Olympic Hills Elementary School

Where kids and teachers love to learn and grow

School Office Hours and Contact Information:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:00pm