Dear Lakeridge Families,
It was nice to see so many of you at the Breakfast of Champions. I am continually impressed by the community support of our schools and the amazing students that graduate from the Mercer Island School district and go on to be outstanding citizens. Thank you for all your support in the district and at Lakeridge!
2017-18 Optional Special Considerations Input for Class Placement
The window for optional parent input regarding classroom placement for the 2017-18 school year via the Special Considerations Process is open until May 23rd. Here is a link to the form: Lakeridge Special Considerations form for class placement . Please use this online form if you wish to provide information for special considerations.
Professional Development for Staff
We have been working with Dr. Caprice Hollins around the issues of Race & Equity in our schools. Dr. Caprice Hollins is working with our staff for three Wednesdays this year (January, April, and May) to lead us in discussions on: Implicit Bias, Racial Privilege, and Strategies to Use When Talking to Students About Race. Dr. Hollins leads a very interactive discussion, presenting with passion and knowledge and inviting teachers and administration to join the discussion to deepen our learning around these topics. This work then continues on at the building level, via each school's Diversity Action Team, and then again at the district level through the Diversity Action Committee. Dr. Hollins has provided us with insightful leadership that has prompted rich district-wide and building-based discussions around the topics of race and equity. At the elementary level, that has prompted us to look at our collection of books in the library, to reflect on how we are inviting our community into our buildings as partners, and to dig deeper into who we are teaching and how we are teaching our students.
Please contact your child's teacher or me with any questions.
Lakeridge Elementary Principal