Update from Principal DeBell 8/31/2020

Good evening Olympic Hills families,

As I mentioned last week, I may send more emails as we get closer to the start of school! I want to apologize my last email did not go out translated as it usually does. Please see below for updates (some new and some repeated):

  • Family Information Sessions Wednesday 9/2: Administration will share start of school information about remote learning, schedules, technology, etc. with time for questions. Both sessions in English and Spanish. 
  • Class assignments are ready! Your child’s teacher will reach out to you by Wednesday.
  • Strong Start Sept 4th-10th: Students have class 8:30-10:30 with two hours of independent work in the afternoon. Class will include social emotional learning, virtual routines, introduction to Microsoft Teams and Seesaw, literacy activities, and introductions to specialists such as art, music, and PE. Each family will have a Family Connection Meeting with their teacher during the week.
  • Schedules will be posted on our website Wednesday.
  • Device Distribution: If you are new and do not have a device for Strong Start, please let your child’s teacher know when they reach out to you tomorrow or Wednesday, and we will have some available this week. Laptops will be handed out to 3rd-5th graders September 9th. We anticipate iPads for PreK-2nd will be available in the next two weeks. 
  • Welcome Back Event September 9th:  Please join us from 4pm-7pm for a socially-distanced opportunity to meet your teacher and pick up school supplies! Families will drive (or walk) by the cafeteria, and staff will greet and hand out supplies, including a bin, pencil pouch, pencils, crayons, white board, and white board markers.
    • 4pm-5pm: PreK, K, 3rd
    • 5pm-6pm: 1st, 4th
    • 6pm-7pm: 2nd, 5th
  • Contact Information:

Please reach out with any questions or feedback!

Libby DeBell

Principal, Olympic Hills Elementary School

e: ecdebell@seattleschools.org | m: (206) 556-6296

Olympic Hills Elementary… Where Kids and Teachers Love to Learn and Grow

Welcome to our 2020 Kindergartners and soon-to-be Otter Families!

Here is some important information on the welcoming of kindergartners to Olympic Hills Elementary in a few short weeks! We are so excited to welcome you to our school and amazing community.

Families are invited to our Jump Start welcome party!

Tuesday Aug 11, 2-4 PM. Stop by the circular drive at school to register your child, meet the teachers, pick up school supplies and receive technology and internet support.

If you are unable to make this time, please reach out the Jump start teachers (emails below) or reply to the email from a OHE teacher to arrange a different time for a socially distancing welcome.

Zoom parent information meetings:

Session 1: Monday 8/17 @ 10:45 AM

Session 2: Monday 8/17 @ 5:30 PM

Join us virtually to hear plans for Jump Start and the year ahead. Bring your questions!

Jump Start: Will occur virtually daily August 17-21

Student sessions will be held daily, 10:00-10:40 am, the week of August 17-21. Zoom will be our virtual learning platform for these sessions.

Still have questions? Please email our Jump start lead teachers:

Ms. Fuller (vnfuller@seattleschools.org)

Ms. Morris (mmmorris@seattleschools.org)