Cordata Elementary School

June 2020 Newsletter

Hello, Cordata Families!

Welcome to June! It’s hard to believe that we are a just few weeks away from summer vacation. While I know this academic year did not play out as we all had planned, I hope that our Bobcat family is doing well, and thinking ahead with excitement for next year! Our last day of school will be Thursday, June 18.

This month’s newsletter is packed with important information, so please take time to check it out! While we don’t have answers just yet about how things will look in the fall, Bellingham Public Schools has a great team of people working on a plan to keep us all safe and learning! Please do check the district website occasionally over the summer for more information, and watch your email for messages from Dr. Baker or me.

As the school year draws to a close, I want to thank all of you for a great first year as principal of Cordata. I have enjoyed working with you and your wonderful, talented, students. I look forward to my second year as principal, and continuing our work to build a robust family organization at Cordata!

Have a wonderful summer, and I’m excited to see everyone soon!

Go Bobcats! 😊

Julie van Wijk

Cordata Principal

Cordata staff miss our Bobcats.

Here is a video to let you know we are thinking about you.

Dear families,

Many of you have asked about promotion to the next year’s grade and what will happen at the end of the school year regarding next year. We have been working on this as a district and it has been decided that all elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next year’s grade level following the end of this school year. You can read more about this in Dr. Baker’s May 20 message found [Message%20for%20School%20Newsletters%20/%20Family%20Message]here.

To the extent possible for each student and family, the continued expectation is for students to stay engage in learning activities through the end of the school year. We look forward to continuing to support learning and connection, and realize that within this current circumstance of the extended school closure learning opportunities may be impacted and slowed down. While we do not yet know what the fall will look like, our plan is to be ready to meet your child in their learning and help them thrive! Please continue to take part in the learning activities posted by your child’s teachers and other learning that you are taking part in in your homes.

For more information about the end of year reporting please refer to the Engagement and Grading Guidelines during COVID-19 School Closure section of our district website. Thank you for all you are doing to support your child and their learning during this time.

Now enrolling for free public preschool at Alderwood, Birchwood, Carl Cozier and Cordata elementary schools

Bellingham Public Schools are pleased to offer free half-day preschool for children who are 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2020 and live in the Alderwood, Cordata, Carl Cozier, and Birchwood attendance areas and qualify for the program.

If you are interested in enrolling your child into one of our Title I preschool programs, please complete this online registration form or call Debbie Haney at 360-746-4045 by May 30, 2020 so we can schedule a screening appointment to see if your child qualifies.

Student Registration for Fall - New families to Cordata ONLY!

The online registration can be found here:

If you have questions or need help, a please call and leave a message at 360.676.6400 or fill out the following on-line form and someone will get to them as soon as possible to answer any of there questions.

Technology Support/Laptop Distribution Schedule

Requesting a Device:

If you are in need of a student device, please click here to fill out an online form.

After submitting the Tech Request form, you will receive a call or email within a few days letting you know your device is ready for pickup at Cordata School. Please do not come for pickup until you have been notified that your device is ready. A parent will need to sign a form when the laptop is picked up.

Picking Up Your Device:

We are pleased to offer student laptop pickups at Cordata at the following times:

(Please check back for updates.)

Mondays 11:00am-12:30pm (During lunch pickup)