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    Family Bulletin March 28 2021
    Posted on 03/28/2021
    Welcome Back After Covid

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    Click links to view the video of the K-5 Reopening Q&A session:

    Part1  K-5 Reopening Q&A

    Part 2 K-5 Reopening Q&A (Passcode: L5fgh!B1)

    Upcoming Dates:
    Mar 31 (Wed) K-5 In Person Learning Orientation 5:00 pm (Zoom)
    PTSA Board Mtg. 6:00 pm
    Apr 1 (Thur) MS Re-Opening Information and Q&A 5:00 pm (Zoom)
    Apr 5 (Mon) K-5 In Person Begins
    Apr 7 (Wed) MS In Person Learning Orientation 5:00 pm (Zoom)

    New Information
    1. In Person Learning (For K-5) – For those who have opted to return to in person learning, we will hold an orientation on March 31st (Wed) at 5 pm. The link to register is here:

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    2. Re-Opening Information (For MS) – As of Friday evening we still did not have a tentative agreement for 6-12 students who plan to return on April 19th. Once there is an agreement, and hopefully it happened over the weekend after writing this bulletin, there will be a survey coming to you via email. This survey will ask if you want your child to return to school or remain remote.
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting where we will share plans for re-opening and what it will look like, as well as answer questions. When: Apr 1, 2021 5:00 PM Pacific Time

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    3. K-5 March 29 – 31 Asynch Time – K-5 Staff will be in mandatory trainings and preparing for students to return to school on these 3 days. There will be no synchronous (live) instruction, but plenty of asynchronous work will be available.

    4. AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) Hate Crime – As a community and school we have been shocked and saddened by the hate and violence being shown to our AAPI community. Whether we are seeing it across the country, or in our own town of Seattle, it brings fear. I’ve married into a part Japanese family, and reality of them ever being a victim, makes it all very real. A couple of children’s books you may want to use are: Young, Proud, and Sung-Jee, and Eyes the Kiss in the Corner.

    5. Parent Volunteers – As much as we are wanting to have our wonderful volunteers back helping in the building, we are still under tight restrictions. As of this point we can’t even have you helping out with student arrival and departure or even on the playground. We will definitely be letting you know when

    What is LEEP? Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program
    Think of LEEP as a blend of summer camp and summer school. Through engaging and fun activities and classes, LEEP helps students build excitement around school and learning. Classes are interdisciplinary and intended to improve skills like organization, time management, and self-advocacy.
    • LEEP is a four-week summer session. It will run from July 6-July 30, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • It remains completely free for families. Transportation within Seattle, all needed materials, and breakfast/lunch is provided at no cost.
    Who should apply for LEEP?
    LEEP is specifically for students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. Students are academically, ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse. We aim to enroll students who traditionally do not have access to similar summer programs, due to academic performance or family circumstance. In 2020, 96% identified as students of color, and 40% qualified for free and reduced-price lunch.
    Important 2021 dates
    • April 1: Application deadline
    • May 1: Notification date
    • July 2: Orientation
    • July 6-30: LEEP 2020 program dates (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; full attendance is required)
    For interested students and families:
    • Here is a LEEP presentation for students and families to learn more about the program.
    • Here’s the link to the application itself.
    • If it helps, please share my tutorial for the application process.
    • If families still have questions, there is a virtual informational session on Saturday, March 20th @ 11am. Families can RSVP for those on our main website to gain access to the webinar link

    7. Volunteers needed for Family Support – There are two opportunities: 1) Hazel Wolf families food delivery on Tuesdays & Fridays, 11am-3pm. 2) Food Is Love (to HW families and other families in Lake City, needs help with food delivery, meal pick up or delivery prep on Fridays only.

    Please email Traci at: Please let me know if you have any questions, which program you would like to deliver for or if you would like to help with both.

    1. COVID Vaccine Available for Caregivers of Kids with Special Health Care Needs -- Although children in general are at less risk from COVID-19, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs may be at increased risk for severe illness with COVID-19. Below is information on options for accessing vaccinations in Washington State for these children, their families, and providers.
    Click here for info:

    2. COVID Emergency Relief Fund - Please consider making a monetary donation of any size at: These funds are distributed by Principal Nelsen to HW families directly impacted by the pandemic.

    3. In-kind Donations for HW Families – The PTSA continues to organize and disperse donations to families in our community who seek additional support. The Target wishlist is regularly updated and items will ship to a volunteer’s address, view the list here: Also, you are welcome to drop off donations at a volunteer’s house. Please email Tracy for more info:

    4. Extended Hours at SPS Tech Resource Center at Nathan Hale HS – Students and families can make appointments by calling Student Tech Line at: 206-252-0100 or email: Nathan Hale High School, 10750 30th Ave NE. Parking is available on 110th. Mon. AND Weds: 11am-6pm. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30pm. Find details here.

    5. SPS Meal Sites Open for ALL SPS Families
    – Open Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pick up sack breakfasts and lunches prepared by our central kitchen. Available for ALL students, parents and guardians. Students do not need to be in attendance. List of all sites here: