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We ask that you please use pickup and drop off parking in front of the school only for short stops. Please keep our fire lanes (red curbs) and handicapped parking (blue curbs) clear for their intended use. Longer term parking is available behind the high school, below the middle school/high school and near the cafeteria.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elementary school students will begin their day in their assigned classrooms. The doors to the elementary school will open at 8:20 and classes will start at 8:30. All students who ride the bus will be dropped off at the bus pick-up and drop-off area in front of the High School/Middle School. Students will walk across campus and should wait at the double doors by the library for the opening of school. All unaccompanied students should wait at these supervised doors, while students with parents can also wait at the front doors of the school by the maple tree.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School students will be divided into three classes to begin the day: Life Skills with Nancy Wrightsman, our counselor, or PE with Coach Dahl or Coach Elliott. Middle school class assignments for the rest of the day will be posted on the doors of the middle school and teachers will help them understand their schedule. There will be staff members around in the courtyard before school and after the first class to meet and help guide the students to the right places.
For the first day of school, middle school students should report to the old gym. Whether students will be in PE or Life Skills or HS band or HS strings for the first class of the day, all middle school students will meet in the old gym on Wednesday, September 7th at 8:30am. All students should come to school with their basic school materials including a binder, pens, pencils and paper.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR HIGH SCHOOL
High School students will go to their B day classes on Wednesday, September 5th, the first day. All three classes will meet on a half-day time schedule with school dismissed at noon.
-Students should come prepared to have classes on the first day. That means bring binders, paper, pens, and pencils for class and PE clothes, if the student has PE on the first day. If you have PE, be sure that you have a lock to secure your stuff. New locks are available in the office for $6.
The Puyallup Fair is September 7th-23rd. See Roann in the Elementary Office for tickets!
We are very excited to be starting the year with so many students and classes. In only the past week the school board and administration have felt comfortable enough with our numbers and budget to return several classes to the schedule. Please be aware that the current school configuration is based on maintaining enrollment and funding for our programs. More decisions will be made as school gets started and we know what our “real” enrollment looks like. We appreciate your support and patience.
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s specific placement please feel free to set-up an appointment to meet with Mr. Freeman in the coming days. If your child has been left off of the list please let us know in the office ASAP. For your information our class placement policy can be found below.
Class Placement:At Orcas Island Elementary School we strive to work with parents and guardians to provide the best educational setting possible for our children. Assignment of students to classes is an important part of developing classroom communities that support learning for every child. Please know that your child’s academic success, appropriate learning environment, and social well-being are our top priorities as we work through our class placement process. Several elements are considered when making class placements. They are:
· Academic and gender balance of the classroom
· Strengths and styles of individual teachers
· Teacher input and recommendations
· Parent input and recommendations
· Learning needs of individual students
· Other factors specific to each student and classroom
Letters from classroom teachers will be arriving in the mail to each student in the coming days with more information about the start of the school year.