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.

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