Welcome 5th Grade Families

Wherever you're from, you belong @Shuksan!

Welcome to Shuksan!

We are so excited to meet and learn with you! Starting 6th grade is a big deal, isn't it? We think so!


1. We'd like to introduce you to some of the staff who work with 6th graders and tell you about what you might expect.

2. We want your questions! If you have any question, please ask! Please use this button at the that says, "Ask your questions here!"

¡Bienvenidos a Shuksan!

¡Estamos muy emocionados de conocerte y aprender contigo! Comenzar el 6º grado es un paso importante, ¿verdad? ¡Eso es lo que pensamos nosotros!

1. Nos gustaría presentarles a algunos miembros del personal que trabajan con los estudiantes de 6º grado y contarles lo que puede anticipar.

2. ¡Queremos sus preguntas! Si tienen cualquier duda, por favor pregúntela! Utilice el botón en la parte inferior de esta página que dice: "¡Hagan sus preguntas aquí!"

Welcome to Shuksan! Let's get started with a few videos!

Meet our 2021-2022 Grade 6 Teachers: https://flipgrid.com/+78p91xqk

Meet our Shuksan Staff

Click here to meet our staff on "Staffbook." We're excited to meet you!

How do I get to Shuksan?

Transportation details from the District will be sent to families. There are many different ways students commute to school:


  • ride school bus
  • walk
  • family carpool
  • bike


Not sure what route to take on your bike? We are excited to partner with Smart Trips and will work with families to make biking a fun, safe and efficient way to get to school. In addition to group ride-alongs, Smart Trips will also provide individualized bike coaching sessions to families.


Want to ride with other Shuksan studnets? Smart Trips will host a ridealong on August 25 to guide Shuksan bikers from Columbia, Birchwood and Alderwood. Bikers will ride to Shuksan for Gr6 Orientation. Time TBD.

What does a typical day look like?

While we don't know all the details for Fall, we do know what a "normal" day usually looks like for 6th graders.

9:15am Start Time

3:45 pm School is Dismissed


In Grade 6 you will have a combination of these classes throughout the day -- and a 30-minute Lunch!


  • Core Class -- a combination of Social Studies and Language Arts
  • Science
  • Math
  • Enrichment: Band, Orchestra, Art, Spanish, Technology and PE


There will be more details to follow about teachers, class times and the A/B schedule.

How will I learn in Grade 6?

In all classes, Shuksan students will:


  • ask questions
  • find answers
  • analyze all types of text
  • solve problems
  • learn from their challenges
  • team up with others
  • support ideas with evidence
  • analyze and interpret data

How can I learn more about Shuksan?

How can families partner with Shuksan?

We believe that students learn best when families and schools work together. We want to learn from and with you.


Last year, we formed a new family group called, FIESTA (Families at Shuksan Together). We invite you to connect with us and help us create a sense of belonging for all students and families. More info here.

Support Services for SMS Students

People @Shuksan who love to help

Students make us so happy! Glad you'll be one of ours!