Week of April 26, 2021
We are proud of our students and their "support staff" (families) for their success!
Please remember that Music, PE, and Library are part of the instructional day and students are expected to attend. All of these classes are done remotely via zoom whether students are in the hybrid or remote model.
We have fielded some questions about the fall, and right now all I can say is that we hope to have as many students back in person as possible, but we do not know what the model(s) will be yet. As district level decisions like this are made, they will be sending communications directly and we will share any Edmonds Elementary specific information as well. For now, we do know that our current model will be in place through the end of this school year. We know that there will be summer school opportunities for our most struggling students and we will have some form of in person learning in the fall. The Edmonds Elementary Team will support our students the best we can!
Parent Pick-up and Drop-off Please stay in your car and in line
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.
Funny Story from an In Person Classroom
Please Complete attestations by 7:15 - earlier if possible!
Do you need to change your pick up plan? Is your student going to be absent?
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 email@example.com.
See our "Story of Your Name" Flipgrid "Mixed Tape"!
Please return Jump ropes - Ms. Kotik
For those families who borrowed jump ropes for the P.E. Jump Rope Unit in February, please return those this week and drop them off at our Wednesday distribution times this Wednesday, April 28th. Thank you for all of your hard work jumping rope and thanks again to the PTA for making the purchase of these jump ropes possible.
Message from PTA - Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7
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I-Ready Feedback Surveys - Families, Students, and Teachers
This school year has been a full-year, district-wide pilot of the i-Ready platform. A very important component of the pilot is to gather feedback on i-Ready from our students, families, and teachers.
Family i-Ready Feedback Survey - The Family i-Ready Feedback survey will be open from April 26th through the end of the day May 2nd. Below are links to the various forms of the family survey. Please help distribute to families on April 26th.
Student i-Ready Feedback Survey - The Student i-Ready Feedback survey is open now and will close at the end of the day May 2nd. Please help distribute and advertise the link below to all your teachers so that they can help distribute the link to students. This survey is designed to be completed in 3 to 5 minutes.
New Student Enrollment website launched
New Student Enrollment website launched
Contact: Amanda Ralston
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.
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!
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.
12:00 - 1:00 Last Names A-H
1:00 - 2:00 Last Names I - M
2:00 - 3:00 Last Names N-Z
Important District Information
K-2 Grades will use SeeSaw as their Learning Management System 3-6 Grades will use Canvas as their Learning Management System
Find free and reduced meal applications and other important information on our district's website on Food and Nutrition Services.