Alki Weekly Update

09/23/22

Greetings Alki Families!

Happy first Friday of the official Fall calendar. Though the weather still seems very summer like, I am glad it is officially fall. I love this time of year- the leaves changing color, the days getting cooler, starting to think about the holidays, football, etc. We've had a great full week of school this week. Thank you to those of you who attended Open House on Tuesday night. We had a very nice turnout and I hope you learned a little more about the curriculum and instruction for your students, as well as a gleaned an little insight into the teachers for your students. We have a great staff who work hard to accomplish my two main goals: Create a kind caring respectful school, so that every student can learn at their highest levels. Enjoy the sunny weekend.

Parent Conferences

  • Parent conferences will be held on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st this year.
  • Times are still being finalized, so look for more information on how to sign up in the weeks to come.
  • To accommodate teacher prep for student/parent conferences, please note there will be 2 hour early releases on Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th (release at 1:30 each day), as well as no school at all on Friday, October 21st.
  • Parent conferences are not required at the middle school level, but we would be glad to meet with you if needed.

Electronic Student Statement Form

  • This link was pushed out to student’s via Class link last week.

  • This will open a form for them to fill out when they are having an issue with peers and want an adult to help them deal with it.

  • The goal is to provide students an avenue for communication of concerns when something is going on, and they may not know where to go for help.

Canvas Parent Account

If you are needing assistance with your Canvas Parent account, please visit https://vansd.org/canvas-parent/ for step by step instructions. The instructions will walk you through how to sign up for a Parent account, how to create a pairing code and how to connect to your student's account using the Parent mobile app.

Upcoming Dates

9/26 2:50 early release

10/3 2:50 early release

10/10 2:50 early release

10/11 Picture retakes

10/14 No school- teacher training day