Wade King Elementary

September 3, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Good Morning Wade King Families,

I wanted to remind you that today is a big day! We are excited to give you the school supplies your child will need to start learning with us next week. If you have questions about any of the things below, or anything else, please email me or call our office at 360-647-6840. We're here to help! This year will be different... but we'll work together to make it great!

Hope to see you today!

Stephanie Johnson, Principal

Important Dates For Fall

September 3rd (TODAY) - School Supply and Laptop Pick-Up (see below)

September 3rd (TODAY) - 'Coffee and Conversation' with Mrs. Johnson from 7:30-8:30am and 6:30-7:30pm (see below)

September 4th (Friday) - Virtual Meet & Greet from 8:30-9:00am (see below)

September 7th (Monday) - HOLIDAY - Labor Day

September 8th (Tuesday) - First Day of Remote Learning for Students

Contact Information

If you have a question or need support... we are here to help! Connect with Stephanie, Greg, or Jaymie and we'll help or direct you to someone who can.

Stephanie Johnson (Principal) - Stephanie.Johnson@bellinghamschools.org

(360) 201-7801

Greg Holmgren (Assistant Principal) - Gregory.Holmgren@bellinghamschools.org

(360) 961-8539

Jaymie Wakefield (Counselor) - Jaymie.Wakefield@bellinghamschools.org

(360) 746-5319

Parent 'Coffee and Conversation' - TODAY

Our principal, Stephanie Johnson, invites you to join her for an virtual ‘Coffee & Conversation’ on Zoom. This is an informal time to ask any questions you have.We are stronger together!

Thursday, September 3rd, from 7:30-8:30am and 6:30-7:30pm

Join us using this Zoom link!

School Supplies - Pick Up

Thursday, September 3rd from 9am-7pm

As part of Project Free Education, we continue to be able to provide all essential learning supplies for every child. We invite you to come to Wade King on Thursday, September 3rd any time between 9am and 7pm to pick up your supplies. If there is a long line, you might consider coming back at another time later in the day.

We will be following the same safety protocol we used when families picked up their child's belongings from school in June. This will enable us to maintain physical distancing to keep our community healthy. When you arrive, drive into either the carpool or bus loop and stay in your car. When you are close to the front of the line, one of our staff will ask you (from a distance) for the names of your children. You will then pull up to a table. Our staff will put your child's bag of supplies (and laptop if needed) on the table and step back. After the staff person steps back, an adult in the car can get out to pick up the bag of supplies and/or laptop from the table, get back in your car, and drive away

If you are unable to pick up your child's belongings and work at one of these times, our staff will connect with you to make arrangements for you to get your

Laptop Pick-Up for 2nd – 5th Grade Students

Thursday, September 3rd from 9am-7pm

2nd-5th grade students will receive a laptop during our School Supply Pick-Up, if they did not already receive one last spring. Families do not need to request devices. We will have laptops ready for students who need them.

If your child already has a school laptop, please charge that laptop and bring it with you when you pick up your child's school supplies. We will give you directions to connect to our BPS Wi-Fi from the school parking lot, restart the laptop, and log in to update it. This process takes 5-10 minutes.

Virtual Meet and Greet - Friday, September 4th from 8:30-9:00am

Your child’s teacher has posted an ANNOUNCEMENT in your Seesaw INBOX. The announcement will include a Zoom link to your child’s virtual classroom. On Friday, any time between 8:30-9:00am, we invite you and your child to use this link to meet your new teacher and see who your child will be learning with this year.

Our Virtual Meet and Greet is also a chance to test your technology! We have staff who will be able to support you with technology questions that arise during this time. If you are trying to log on and are having difficulty, please email me your name, your child’s name, your child’s teacher, and your phone number. I’ll have a staff person contact you as soon as possible.

Connecting to Seesaw

We want ALL of our students and families to be connected to Seesaw!

Kindergarten and 1st grade families

Kindergarten and 1st grade families should have received an email from Seesaw letting them know that they are now connected to their child’s FAMILY APP/Family LOGIN. Families should click on the link in the email to set up or reconnect to their account. If you are having difficulty, we’re here to help! Please email Julie Hunter, our librarian.

2nd through 5th grade families

2nd through 5th grade families need to connect to both the SEESAW FAMILY APP/Family LOGIN and the SEESAW CLASS APP/Student LOGIN.

The FAMILY APP/LOGIN will only let you view your child’s learning journal and send/receive messages. You likely received an email from Seesaw to set up or reconnect your account. This only connects you to your FAMILY SEESAW account.

The CLASS APP/STUDENT LOGIN is necessary for your child to access Seesaw activities and post to his/her learning journal. You may have the FAMILY APP already installed on a personal device, but we also need your child to have the CLASS/STUDENT LOGIN on his/her school laptop. Instructions to do this, and your child’s personalized text code, will be attached to your child’s school supply bag. If you are having difficulty, we’re here to help! Please email Julie Hunter, our librarian.

Free Food Boxes - NOW ON WEDNESDAYS 4:30-5:30pm

Providing food for students will remain a priority this fall. Wade King is one of several locations across Bellingham where you can drive up to pick up a box of food between 4:30-5:30pm. Food boxes contain 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this if it would be a support for your family.
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Free and Reduced Price Meal Application Form

We will have printed copies of these forms available during our school supply and device pick up next week and during food distribution. Just ask!

Bellingham Schools - Frequently Asked Questions

Click this to go to the frequently asked questions page on our district website.

Safe Schools Reporting and Tip Line

Students, parents or community members who have information, tips, or concerns regarding a safety issue in our schools are encouraged to text or call 844-310-9560 or visit bellinghamschools.org/safe for confidential, anonymous, two-way communication with our safety staff.

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