Olympic Hills Family Newsletter


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Dear Olympic Hills families,

Next week, we are planning to welcome back preschool and Focus students. As you may know, there is still planning and bargaining in process regarding reopening. Families of preschool and focus students can expect to receive more frequent, specific communication over the next week as we continue to prepare.

Next week is Classified Staff Appreciation Week, and we need your help showing love for our classified staff! Office staff, custodians, nutrition services, bilingual instructional assistants, special education instructional assistants, reading instructional assistants, and family support staff are all the amazing, dedicated classified staff at Olympic Hills.

To show your appreciation, please send a short video clip or picture to Ms. Toledo (mesalesrojas@seattleschools.org) or Ms. Gardner (rrgardner@seattleschools.org). We will put these together for next week's assembly video. Please also consider sending a direct thank you message to a classified staff member to express your gratitude! All of their email addresses are in the family handbook here.

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

In partnership,

Libby DeBell

Assembly Video

Otter Diversity Art

Upcoming Dates

3/8-3/12 Classified Staff Appreciation Week!

Thursday 3/11

  • Preschool and Focus students return to school
  • PTA Family Night 6:00pm - Science Night!

First Edition of the Otter Times!

Produced by our incredible 5th graders Micaela Gutierrez, Siiri Dawson, Ava Lee, and Mona Oster with the support of our 5th grade teacher Julia Herman. Attached below!

For Your Information

Lake City Collective Vaccination Clinic for BIPOC community members March 13th: Click here for more information.

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!

Dance class will now be Mondays at 3pm only for all grades. The link is in the Awesome Otter Fun Time slides.

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.

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.

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School Office Hours and Contact Information:

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