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    Plans for School Year 21-22
    Good News! Plans are well underway to return to our normal schedule. Students will attend school from 9:15-3:45 every day of the school week except for Wednesday which will return to its 9:15-2:05 schedule. We still have some details with lunch to figure out but are confident all will be resolved soon.

    PTSA Sponsored Read-a-thon
    Read-a-thon was a success again this year! The reading portion is now over and all that is left is to tally up the minutes read, collect all the sponsorship money, and turn it all in (by Monday, June 7th).

    Incoming Kindergarten “Meet the Teachers” Event
    West Mercer’s next year kindergarteners and their families are invited to join us via Zoom to meet our kindergarten team! Enjoy a story and see some of the other incoming kindergarteners! Invitations to all registered students have been sent for this event on June 9th from 2:30-3:00 We look forward to seeing you!

    Last Day of School
    Monday, June 21st will be the last day of this school year. We will be in session from 9:15-12:35 (in person hours) but will not have any remote learning that afternoon. Students will need to drop off their technology equipment that day.

    Student Supplies for next year
    Just as we have for the past few years, we are working in conjunction with SchoolKidz to provide easy to order school supply kits. As we look forward to full time in person learning in September, it is time to order your student’s school supplies! Using School Kidz is a convenient way to make sure that your student has all of the correct school supplies requested by their teacher.

    To order your student’s supplies, visit the website www.shoptkits.com and use account #94221. Supply boxes for your student will be delivered to their classroom on the first day of school. Orders MUST be in no later than June 25, 2021.

    If you choose to not use School Kidz or miss the June 25th deadline, then you can purchase the supplies on your own for the first day of school. If you would like to request a scholarship for school supplies, please reach out to Anna Orton at 206-236-3438 or at anna.orton@mercerislandschools.org

    Important Dates

    June 7

    Read-a-thon payments due and packets turned into the office

    June 9

    Incoming Kindergartener Welcome Zoom meeting; 2:30pm

    June 11

    Report Card Prep (no afternoon instruction); School hours are 9:15-12:35

    June 14

    PTSA Volunteer Tea; 2-3pm via Zoom

    June 17

    5th grade party

    June 21

    Last day of school (no afternoon instruction); all tech turned in for the summer; School hours are 9:15-12:35

    June 25

    Last day to order school supplies from School Kidz (see above)

    Start of School Dates for 21-22 School Year (back to full day instruction: 9:15-3:45 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 9:15-2:05 on Wednesday)

    August 31

    Meet your Teacher, Open House

    September 1

    First day of School (grades 1-5th); Kindergarten Parent Connection Conferences

    September 2

    Kindergarten Parent Connection Conferences continue

    September 3

    First day of School for Kindergarten—morning only; Kindergarten Parent Connection Conferences continue in the afternoon

    September 6

    Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)

    September 7

    First full day of Kindergarten

    September 14

    Curriculum Night


    It has been a great honor to serve as your principal for the past 6 years. You are an amazing school community and the students we share have been an inspiration to me! West Mercer will always hold a special place in my heart.


    Warmest Regards,

    Carol Best                                                       Katy Gibson                                                    
    Principal                                                          Interim Associate Principal                            
    West Mercer                                                    West Mercer