SPS March 25 Family Update: Return to In-Person Instruction

Dear Families of Students in Elementary and K-8 Schools:

Last night, the school board approved bell times for elementary and K-8 schools. School will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. for students in both the remote and hybrid, in-person (part-time in person and part-time remote) models.

This change will take place on Monday, March 29 for all elementary and K-8 students and continue through the end of this school year.

In-Person and Remote Bell Schedule: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (in person, if selected)

Morning block: 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Afternoon block: 11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays all students will be remote, 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

This change does not include 6-8th grade students at comprehensive middle schools. Comprehensive middle schools will continue to start at 9 a.m. Learn why a bell time change was recommended. (https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/in-person_learning/transportation_update).

As a reminder, all K-5 students will have asynchronous learning on March 29-31 as teachers prepare to switch to in-person teaching or to teach new classes of students who will be staying remote.

In preparation for K-5 students who will begin returning to school in person on April 5, we encourage you to watch this video with your child about what the school day will look like. Day in the Life Video

Daily Health Screening

All students learning in person will be required to have a completed health screening each day before entering the building. The personalized link for your child will be sent to your email every morning to confirm your child does not have symptoms related to COVID-19. Daily Health Screening Video.

Please continue to review resources on our website, including health and safety protocols, our Top Ten Things Families Should Know infographic.

Office of Public Affairs

Otter News 2/14

We return to classes on Monday February 22.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION: If your child will be 5 years old by August 31, it is time to enroll for kindergarten. https://mysps.seattleschools.org/event/enrollment-begins-2021-22-new-student-registration/ If you need assistance with enrollment, please contact Andrea Bergan at aebergan@seattleschools.org.

SUBMIT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Please get your volunteer applications in! https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer for instructions and application. Approved applications are good for 2 years. Required to volunteer in your child’s classroom virtually and when we return to the building. Questions? Contact Michelle at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org

SPRING ART KIT PICKUP DAYS!

New art kits are ready for pickup! Swing by school to grab your student’s on February 24 from 1-3pm OR February 25 from 4-6pm.

Can’t make the pickup times? Kits will be available in a bin outside of school or email about delivery. Questions? megsmithling@gmail.com

JOHN ROGERS PTA FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT
March 10, 6:30 PM, Zoom link to come, all are invited. Join us for a fun online family community night playing trivia and hanging out with friends! Email Karen: krandrew@yahoo.com with questions and suggestions for trivia categories

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Support our John Rogers Community by organizing spring otter gear sale (school shirts, sweatshirts, etc)! Looking for someone to lead the way with an online ordering process. Interested? Please contact: johnrogerspta@gmail.com

CREATIVE CLASSES FOR YOUTH AT COYOTE CENTRAL

Arts programs for students – free or pay what you can! Art, dance, music, sewing, etc. Information and class registration: https://coyotecentral.org/ Questions? Alex Peterson: alex@coyotecentral.org

PARENT DISCUSSION The PTA has a helpful virtual discussion group for families. This group allows you to talk with parents in your class, in your grade level also the entire school community. It can be a place to ask questions, connect with other families, and find support. Visit https://discussion.johnrogerspta.org/ to register. Questions? Contact Melissa.

BECOME A PTA MEMBER TODAY! Membership is $9. JOIN NOW! Scholarships are available by emailing John Rogers PTA. Questions? Contact John Rogers PTA.

PTA GROUP ON FACEBOOK  John Rogers PTA Facebook page

NEWSLETTER REQUESTS Blurbs must be less than 50 words & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by noon Thursday: frappuccino35@hotmail.com

JR Otter News 1/17/2021

Otter News
The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible

Reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Day
1/19: Virtual PTA Meeting
1/20 All School assembly at 8:30 AM (teacher should provide link)
1/21: Library curbside pickup
1/28: Day between semesters (NO SCHOOL)

Trimester 1 progress reports are available in the Source for parent review. If you are unable to access the Source, please contact Ms. Keene in the office Mon – Thurs. for assistance (206) 252-4320. https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/dots/support_training_forms/source

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION Online registration for new students for 2021-22 school year began 1/4. If your child will be 5 years old by August 31, it is time to enroll for kindergarten. https://mysps.seattleschools.org/event/enrollment-begins-2021-22-new-student-registration/ If you need assistance with enrollment, please contact Andrea Bergan at aebergan@seattleschools.org for assistance.

Please share with your neighbors and friends: Virtual Tours for prospective John Rogers families are on Wednesday 1/20 at 7 PM and Tuesday 1/26 at 7 PM. See the John Rogers website for more information and for the Zoom link https://rogerses.seattleschools.org/

NEED TECH HELP? In-Person Tech Support Center hours 11 AM – 6 PM at Nathan Hale High School – Entrance is on 110th street near the athletic field. Parking is available on 110th Helpful tech information: https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families

LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP: THURSDAY, JAN.21, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (*Students must place a hold by 3pm the day before to be eligible) *Helpful how-to video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18rmlg5MoOdMQe5FbwFrVY2LmYohz-kEy/view Questions: Ms. Burke, Librarian: jeburke@seattleschools.org

PTA (PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION) MEETING: 1/19 AT: 7:00 PM
Join us to learn more about our school community and how our PTA is supporting John Rogers. All are welcome! Meetings will be held via Zoom with the same Meeting ID and Passcode until it is safe to meet in person again. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6789533424?pwd=WlRjdEZaRW5LODZoeWwwVnpZMTB0UT09

Meeting ID: 678 953 3424

Passcode: Otters


Become a PTA member today! Membership is $9. JOIN NOW! Scholarships are available by emailing  John Rogers PTA .

BECOME INVOLVED WITH PTA FINANCES! We have openings on a Budget Amendment committee and a Mid-Year Financial Review committee. This will be a 2-3 hour time commitment in January and is a great way to learn more about the PTA’s finances. Contact Chris jrptatreasurer@gmail.com

2020-21 VISITING ARTISTS! Through a Creative Advantage grant, we welcomes two teaching artists this year! Starting Jan 4, Chris Daigre will teach a unique dance method combining African, Latin, jazz and modern dance techniques. Tune in for a final performance at our February assembly! In March, Greg Thornton, aka Mr. Greg, an artist-activist, joins us for a multi-week visual arts residency. Questions? Megan: megsmithling@gmail.com

MEADOWBROOK COMMUNITY CENTER VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Meadowbrook CC is hosting a virtual craft class and provides the supplies with purchased craft kits. A fun activity for kids to make a handmade gift to give! Must register/purchase by 1/17. More details and the link to register: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/seattle/activity/search/detail/35629?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true February brochure will be out soon. https://issuu.com/arcwa/docs/january_virtual_programs_winter_2021_brochure_fina/2?ff Questions? Kylie: Kylie.Helmuth@seattle.gov

NEWSLETTER REQUESTS Blurbs must be less than 50 words & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by noon Thursday: frappuccino35@hotmail.com

JR Otter News 12/13

Otter News The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible

12/14: Pickup prepaid cookie dough & coffee 4-6 PM

12/17: Library curbside pickup 4-5 PM

12/18: 1-hour early dismissal (winter break) Reminder: There is no school from 12/21 through 1/1 for Winter break. Classes will resume January 4.

NEED TECH HELP? (WILL BE CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK) In-Person Tech Support Center hours 11 AM – 6:00 PM at Nathan Hale High School – Entrance is on 110th street near the athletic field. Parking is available on 110th. Mondays and Wednesdays 11 AM – 6:00 PM (closed for lunch 1:30-2:30 PM) Helpful tech information: https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families

MEAL BOX PICKUP FOR WINTER BREAK DECEMBER 21 and DECEMBER 29 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM. (MEAL SITES CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK. All meal sites will reopen on Monday, January 4. Student Meal Box Pick Up for Winter Break – Seattle Public Schools (seattleschools.org)

DONATING KROGER GIFT CARDS
If you are able, please donate a physical (not digital) Kroger gift card/s to John Rogers Elementary. Let’s help our school community during this difficult time! Increments in $50 – 100 appreciated. Physical gift cards can be mailed to the school, picked up at your home or dropped off to Andrea Bergan, JRE School Relations Assistant. Questions? aebergan@seattleschools.org Kroger gift cards can be found at Fred Meyer, QFC and on the Kroger website if ordered online to mail directly to John Rogers Elementary. Kroger website: https://giftcards.kroger.com/our-store-cards/kroger

Mail gift card/s to: John Rogers Elementary Attn: Family Support, 4030 NE 109th St, Seattle, WA 98125

Currently, we have a supply of Kroger gift cards for families who need assistance. Confidential requests can be made to Andrea Bergan via email at aebergan@seattleschools.org

SUBMIT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
Yes, these are REQUIRED even during remote learning. Get your volunteer applications submitted! https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer for instructions and application. Approved applications are good for 2 years. Questions? Contact Michelle at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org Thank you for your cooperation!

Just like when we are in the building, all volunteers are required to “sign in” when joining a virtual classroom. Please use the link below. Questions, contact Michelle or your classroom teacher. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WNEx1HRgMkiHg1Hqb23SJw1SIocfhfdDp1ftf27AG3NURTI4UzlVSFhYN1E0UlBOVTZBVjZYWUhJTS4u

MONDAY, 12/14 FROM 4-6 PM – COOKIE DOUGH AND COFFEE SALE PICKUP
Pickup your cookie dough & coffee paid order/s in the roundabout in front of the school (Drive through encouraged): Monday, December 14th from 4-6 PM. Questions? Julia (coffee): Julia.engel@live.com , Brianna (dough): picstix@yahoo.com

LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP: THURSDAY, DEC.17, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
(*Students must place a hold by 3pm the day before curbside pickup to be eligible) *Helpful how-to video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18rmlg5MoOdMQe5FbwFrVY2LmYohz-kEy/view Questions: Classroom teacher should have posted details on Seesaw. Questions: Ms. Burke, Librarian: eburke@seattleschools.org

PARENT DISCUSSION The PTA has a helpful virtual discussion group for families. This group allows you to talk with parents in your class, in your grade level also the entire school community. It can be a place to ask questions, connect with other families, and find support. Visit https://discussion.johnrogerspta.org/ to register. Questions? Contact Melissa.

PTA GROUP ON FACEBOOK John Rogers PTA Facebook page

BECOME A PTA MEMBER TODAY! Membership is $9. JOIN NOW! Scholarships are available by emailing John Rogers PTA.

NEWSLETTER REQUESTS Blurbs must be less than 50 words & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by noon Thursday: frappuccino35@hotmail.com

JR Weekly Message 11/22

Otter News      The Rogers Way to Be – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible 

11/23-27:   No School this week – conferences

DONATING KROGER GIFT CARDS     If you’re able, please donate a physical (not digital) Kroger gift card/s to John Rogers Elementary. Let’s help our school community during this difficult time! Increments in $50 to 100 appreciated. Physical gift cards can be mailed to the school, picked up at your home or dropped off to Andrea Bergan, JRE Family Support Worker Questions? aebergan@seattleschools.org

Kroger gift cards can be found at Fred Meyer, QFC and on the Kroger website if ordered online to mail directly to John Rogers Elementary.     Kroger website: https://giftcards.kroger.com/our-store-cards/kroger      Mail gift card/s to:   John Rogers Elementary  Attn:  Family Support 4030 NE 109th St, Seattle, WA 98125

Currently, we have a supply of Kroger gift cards for families who need assistance. Confidential requests can be made to Andrea Bergan via email at aebergan@seattleschools.org

SUBMIT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION     Please get your volunteer applications in! https://www.seattleschools.org/families_communities/volunteer for instructions and application.  Approved applications are good for 2 years.   Per School District policy, approval is required to volunteer in your child’s classroom virtually and when we return to the building.   Please ask your the classroom teacher about how to use the Volunteer Sign-In log while we are virtual (like signing in at the office when we are in school).   Questions?  Contact Michelle at mpdougherty@seattleschools.org   

THE ROGERS COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT    We invite all families to send us 1 to 3-minute videos that share your family culture. Tell us about what you love, something you celebrate, or teach us a word that’s special to you.  Thank you, and we can’t wait to hear from you!   Questions? sltrinneer@seattleschools.org

Google Photos Link 

We Transfer Link 

ANNUAL COOKIE DOUGH AND COFFEE SALE!    John Rogers PTA is selling coffee from Caffe Vita and cookie dough from Cougar Mountain!  Coffee is whole bean and 12 ounces.   Orders can be submitted November 15-25, and pickup will be on Monday, December 14. More information and link to order form: https://johnrogerspta.org/ Questions? Julia (coffee): Julia.engel@live.com , Brianna (dough): picstix@yahoo.com

MINTED FUNDRAISER   If you typically order holiday cards and/or photo gifts, this is an easy way to earn money for John Rogers! You get 20% off, and Minted donates 15% to John Rogers. Please feel free to share with family, friends, and your social network! Go to: www.minted.com/holiday Enter Code: FUNDRAISEJRESPTA  Questions? Nilu: nellyh@gmail.com

LET’S CONNECT!     Would your family like to connect more with your child’s class? If so, classroom Raft Captain’s need your permission to email you. Currently, only the teacher has permission to email you. Please send a quick email to your grade level (see grade level gmail accounts below) with your child’s name, teacher and your contact info. Your classroom new Raft Captain (similar to former room parent role) will be creating a class roster list to help with future fun connections and classroom events.  Please find the grade level/s below and email with your child’s name, teacher and your contact info. 

JohnRogersKindergarten@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade1@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade2@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade3@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade4@gmail.com

JohnRogersGrade5@gmail.com

NEWSLETTER REQUESTS   Blurbs must be less than 50 words & include contact info. Email: Kristi Yee by noon Thursday: frappuccino35@hotmail.com


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