Otter News

September 3, 2020


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Welcome Back

Hello Artondale Families,

We are excited and ready for the new school year to begin next week! Staff have been working hard getting everything planned and ready. Thank you for your resiliency and support as we work together for our Otters.

Each classroom teacher will connect via e-mail to their students and families by Friday. Many grade levels will also be sending out a survey to ask how we can support you with remote learning and more important information about your child. Teachers will also be scheduling a "getting to know you" meeting with you and your child within the first week of school. If you need assistance with connecting with your teacher before the first day of school, please contact our office and we would be happy to assist you.

We appreciate you being a member of our Artondale learning community!

In partnership,

Mrs. Rosendahl


Artondale Open House

Please enjoy our virtual open house. There are links embedded in the open house to our amazing Artondale staff. We are excited to have our Otters back this school year!
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Beep and Greet

Thank you to our otter families for coming to our Beep and Greet today! It was so great to meet our newest kinder otter pups and new students to Artondale. To our returning otters, we are excited to see you again!

Supply Kits and Device Pick-up Make ups

If you are unable to pick up a learning/supply kit and/or device please come during one of our make up times. Please go to the main office and buzz at the front door and we will bring one out to you.

Friday, September 4th, 9am-11am

Tuesday, September 8th, 8am-4pm

If you need other arrangements to get a learning/supply kit or device please contact Mrs. Faker at We would be happy to assist you.

Otter Community Connection

Thank you for families and staff for joining our first otter community connection on Wednesday, August 26th. If you were unable to join us please view our presentation. Embedded are live links and video of the presentation as well.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Office is OPEN!

Our office hours are from 9am to 3pm daily. We will close at 12:00 pm tomorrow, Friday, September 4th.

Please call the office at 253-530-1100 or email if you have any questions.

Welcome New Kinders

Welcome Kindergarten Families!

We are so excited to meet you all and your Kinders! We will be starting Kindergarten a few days later than the rest of school for the state-wide WAKid family conferences. WAKid conferences are a time for us to get to know your child and family. The conferences will take place via Zoom one on one with your family and teacher and be about 20 minutes long.

Save the dates!

    • Look for an email from your teacher to sign up for WAKids Conferences
  • September 8th & 9th: WAKid conferences
  • September 11th: Kindergarten 1st day of school

Thank you!

The Kinder Team

Hali Armour, Sally Brandt, and Liz Vela

If you have not completed our survey, Please take a moment and complete so we have valuable information about your child.

New Artondale Updates

I am sure if you have driven along 40th you have seen the progress of our new school. Check out the aerial photo. Things are really moving along!

Visit the district website for more information about the project.

If you haven't seen it yet in action, please drive by and see how our future school is being built.

If you are leaving the school district

If your child is not returning to a school within the Peninsula School District - all devices and hotspots need to be returned to the school. You may drop off during the library drop off times and/or contact your classroom teacher, Mrs. Faker, or Mrs. Rosendahl to make arrangements.

Chromebook Repairs & WiFi

If you are having problems with your chromebook, please send an email to Include student name, school name and the issue with the Chromebook. PLEASE CHECK SPAM FOLDERS FOR REPLIES FROM SERVICE CENTRAL! They will usually respond within 24 hours. Thank you!

As a reminder, If you need internet services, please e-mail Jessica Rosendahl,, and she will put in a request for a wifi hot spot from the district. If you come to our school parking lot you can get external district wifi sitting in your car.

The Peninsula School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX and Compliance Officer, Dan Gregory, at (253) 530-1009, email or the Section 504 and ADA Coordinator, John Yellowlees, at (253) 530-1081, email address: 14015 62nd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.