• Principal's Message Continued From The Home Page

    As you have heard, we are busy planning in person small group learning. The focus for these small groups will be students who are in highest need of academic and/or Social Emotional intervention and support. The current guidance from King County Department of Health is to allow student groups of no more than 6 to come in person. As more is known about the makeup and schedule for these groups we will reach out to families whose students are being considered to provide more information.

    In addition, the new date for our kindergarten students return to the building for in-person learning is Wednesday, 12/2. With Monday, 11/30 and Tuesday, 12/1 as asynchronous learning days for our kindergarten students so that staff can do final preparations for in-person learning. Families will be kept informed with as much advance notice as possible should there be any additional changes to this schedule.

    More details on this in person opening will go directly to our kindergarten families, since they will be the first in the building. If you do not have a kindergartener but would like to see this communication for yourself, you can find it on the district website (linked here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTODFXPez5EuJfwN_jCEDPoIXlrE5eRL1dyVxR1Cd5ngFkLGYNbVglgQoPoia619i-Qyo6TkHJ2IipM/pub?urp=gmail_link&gxids=7628 ).

    Important Dates 

    Friday, 11/6

    9:15—beginning of weekly Principal Morning Announcement Webinar (check the Week at a Glance from your teacher for the log on information)

    Monday, 11/9

    9:15—beginning of weekly “Monday morning’s with Miss Anna” Webinar: a 10 – 15 minute Social Emotional all school lesson (check the Week at a Glance from your teacher for the log on information)

    Tuesday, 11/10

    12:45 Veterans Day Assembly Webinar (check the Week at a Glance from your teacher for the log on information)

    Wednesday, 11/11

    NO SCHOOL (Veterans Day)

    Friday, 11/13

    PAC meeting (Parent Advisory Council)

    ·      2:30-3:30pm

    Monday, 11/16:

    ½ day for students, school day ends at 12:15

    ·      Teacher grading day

    Friday, 11/20:

    1st Trimester Report Cards

    ·      Families can access Report Cards through Skyward at 4:30pm

    Monday, 11/23 -Wednesday (at noon) 11/25

    NO SCHOOL for Students

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Thursday, 11/26 & Friday, 11/27

    NO SCHOOL

    Thanksgiving Break

    Monday, 11/30 & Tuesday, 12/1

    Asynchronous Learning days for Kindergarten

    Wednesday, 12/2

    In-person Learning begins for Kindergarten

    Monday, 12/21 – Friday, 1/1

    NO SCHOOL

    Winter Break

    Warmest Regards,

    Carol Best                                                          Jill Kelly
    Principal                                                             Associate Principal
    West Mercer Elementary                                 West Mercer Elementary & Northwood Elementary