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Family Newsletter

Week of May 10, 2021

Each year we ask our current K-5 grade families to submit a student enrollment confirmation form. Due to the current school configurations in remote and hybrid, we are collecting information using a Google Form.

As we prepare for the next school year, our goal is to create the best community for learning in each classroom. The classroom community might include students of the same grade level or it may include students at two different grade levels (split grade class). A great deal of time, energy and professional judgment goes into the placement of each and every on of our students. Factors we consider while building balanced classes include: combinations of students that create the strongest learning environment possible (for all students, not just a few), student personality, behavior and special needs, as well as individual learning styles.

Please fill out the Google Form for every child you have enrolled at Edmonds Elementary between K-5 grade.

  • The information included on this Google Form is shared with the entire student placement committee including classroom teachers, administrators, counselors and specialists. We use a team approach for class placement.
  • Teaching assignments are not confirmed at this time.
  • Specific teacher requests are not accepted.
  • Our goal is to inform families of class placements several days prior to the start of school.
  • Enrollment numbers after the start of school may require adjustments in a student’s class placement.

Please submit this Placement Form for every K-5 child in your household ASAP.

Please Complete attestations by 7:15 - earlier if possible!

Thank you to those of you who are completing the health attestations first thing in the morning. There is a bit of a lag from when you complete it until when we see it, and we cannot let students into class until it has been completed, so the earlier the better. If we do not have to call and remind you, we can get our students into their classrooms and learning without delay.

Parent Pick-up and Drop-off Please stay in your car and in line... avoid walking between vehicles

Thank you for your patience as we implement required protocols to keep our students safe. We all want our students to be safely on time. Please do not add unnecessary delays by getting out of the car when dropping off or picking up students. Also, we need to keep the west side of the parking lot clear so students can get to their parents. Please model taking turns for our students and follow the car line. Thank you.



Safety Note: if at all possible, please have your child/children exit the vehicle on the right side next to the sidewalk so they don't have to walk between cars. Also, please do not park in the lot to pick up students as we want to keep students safe and not crossing between vehicles.

Summer Meals Program: June 21st – August 26th

Contact: Deborah Jacobsen or Thame Fuller


In partnership with the Edmonds School District, the Foundation for Edmonds School District and its

Nourishing Network program will host a summer meal program from June 21st through August 26th

(there will be no program on July 5th, 2021). Children ages 5-18 can come for free grab and go

meals at one of four Lynnwood locations. No registration is needed.

Three locations will also provide 1 hour drop-in healthy activities followed by grab and go meals.

Please see the flyer for more information.

PPE, social distancing, and sanitizing procedures are in effect in accordance with State Government

Mandates. For more information or questions, please contact Thame Fuller, Director of Programs, at

thame@foundationesd.org or 425-431-7092.


Clothes for Kids

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).


Best regards,



Lisa K. George

Clothes For Kids

16725 52nd Ave W, Suite B

Lynnwood, WA 98037

425-741-6500

www.clothesforkids.org

Do you need to change your pick up plan? Is your student going to be absent?

Please be sure to contact the office directly by phoning (425)431-7374 if you have any updates.


If you are changing your child's pick up arrangements (bus vs walk vs pickup) please call the office by 1:00pm so we can have them in the right place at the right time.


All absences must be called into the office at 425-431-7374 ext 1 or emailed to Janet Keehr keehrj@edmonds.wednet.edu.

New Student Enrollment website launched

New Student Enrollment website launched

Contact: Amanda Ralston


https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/families/enrollment

The district and school websites have updated buttons that open the new student enrollment section. This new section now features online student enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year as well as provides full paper packet options.

Tech Support

Edmonds Tech Orientation

Contact: Sarah Luczyk


The Libraries and Instructional Department and Technology Department are pleased to offer video training and a hands on Canvas course for families new to the Edmonds School District as well as other families that may want an overview of our online instructional tools. The links to the orientation video, Canvas course, and other helpful materials can be found on the ESD Learning Resources website or the Canvas Family Resources website.


The Canvas course was created to help new students navigate access to their first day of school online and will cover topics such as Gmail, Google Drive, Chromebook basics, Canvas/Clever (for Seesaw), Skyward, Edmonds Bookmarks, and Zoom. We are excited to share this with them and others who could benefit from it.


A special thank you to Sarah Schumacher and Kim Zimmerman from Meadowdale Middle, who partnered with us to develop these valuable resources!



Chromebook Updates

  • Our team recently came across a Chromebook update simulator. Feel free to use this to guide your students through updating their Chromebooks. The page features other Chromebook simulations that may also be useful for you and your students.


Student Tech Support

  • The Student Technology Support team is offering student support on Zoom, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Students can connect with a support team member at https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/my/esdtechsupport using the passcode: 030727. Students will be placed in a waiting room and admitted to a private breakout room once a support tech is available.

Drive Through Materials Pick Up Days

If your student has materials to pick up, teachers will inform you. That way you don't have to make an extra trip.


Here are the dates for Materials and Library Book Distribution, please note the change in times.



May 12


12:00 - 1:00 Last Names A-H

1:00 - 2:00 Last Names I - M

2:00 - 3:00 Last Names N-Z

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May 26

June 9 - return items... tbd

Important District Information

Check back for district updates by "refreshing" this live document Monday afternoon.

Helpful Links

SeeSaw and Canvas Resources

K-2 Grades will use SeeSaw as their Learning Management System 3-6 Grades will use Canvas as their Learning Management System

Free and Reduced Meal Applications Available

Find free and reduced meal applications and other important information on our district's website on Food and Nutrition Services.