Welcome to JRE 21-22

JRE Families,

We are so looking forward to seeing our 1st-5th grade students tomorrow! Reminder this is not an early release day; however, all Wednesdays moving forward. I know many of you are feeling anxious about your child’s return because of the Delta variant. I want you to know that your children’s safety is of utmost importance to us. We are erring on the side of caution to every extent possible, and we are committed to implementing procedures that will keep your child as safe as possible. Please reach out with any questions.

One important way to help your child prepare for the first day an manage Covid anxiety is to practice, practice, practice routines like mask wearing, keeping 6’ physical distance and washing hands thoroughly. You should also talk with your child about how they are feeling and let them know you and school staff are there for them. Click here for more tips..

Upcoming Dates:
9/1 First day of school 1st-5th (not early release)
9/9 First day of School for Kindergarten

Bell Schedule:
7:55-2:25 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:55-1:10 Wednesday

Arrival
Children can enter the JRE school either through the North Gate or through the South Gate starting at 7:40 AM. If your student is eating breakfast, staff will direct them to the cafeteria and then to the covered play-court to eat. JRE staff will be stationed at each gate, prepared to help your child get to their outdoor waiting area. Please remind your child the last name of their teacher and their grade level.

Dismissal
We will follow a tiered dismissal to ensure students maintain physical distancing. First students riding the bus will be dismissed. Next students attending MOOSE will be dismissed. Next students walking home will be dismissed (please tell your student if you will meet them at the North or South gate.) Finally students being picked up by car will be dismissed to the front of the building where we have created physical distanced waiting areas.

Device Distribution
Students will receive a device at school. iPads for K-2 and laptops for 3-5. We are still determining the plan for how students will bring them back and forth. There is a device form that will go home the first week and a $25 fee can be paid on School Pay or via check. If you would like to have the fee waived contact the main office dlkeene@seattleschools.org

Supplies
Our child should bring: a backpack, raincoat, water bottle and two masks. Consider packing an extra pair of clothes in their backpack in the event they get wet outside.

Meals
We will provide FREE breakfast and lunch for any student. A reminder that in September and most of October students will be eating outside in the covered play court. Our school safety team will re-evaluate all procedures for safety monthly starting in Mid-September.

Recess
Students will play with their class in one of many zones that rotate daily.

Transportation
The transportation department has sent families bus route info54rmation. If you have questions, please call 206-252-0900

When to Keep Your Child Home: Please keep your child home if they are sick. The health of our children will depend on all of us doing our part. Click for When to Keep Your Child Home Guide.


In partnership

Brent Ostbye

Principal John Rogers Elementary