Happy Friday Ardmore Families,
Hope you are all enjoying the few sunny days we’ve had recently. This reminds me that while the surge in Omicron has continued to bring a sense of fear or distress to many, we can still find joy in so many things. This week, I reflected on the significance of Monday’s holiday, Martin Luther King Junior day and what it means to me. Dr. King was a hero in America and his legacy continues to live in our world today. He fought for the civil rights and justice of African Americans in our country. He was an exemplary model that shared a tremendous vision of what America could become. Because of his work and many others like him, we have the privilege to share and be in community with one another. Every day I learn from each of our students and am honored to be in their presence, serving our wonderfully diverse community.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” –The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here to serve our Ardmore community,
Ms. Arroyo, Ardmore Elementary Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Third (3rd) Grade Social Studies Unit|
|BSD Announces NEW 3rd Grade Social Studies Unit!
All too often, difficult stories are ignored because they are considered too uncomfortable to teach or to learn, especially in the elementary grades. The new lessons include the experiences of several Japanese American families in Bellevue before, during and after World War II, to strengthen traditionally silenced narratives.
|Current Guidance on COVID in BSD|
|Bellevue School District Annual Survey|
| Your Participation is Requested: Annual Family Engagement Survey
The Bellevue School District’s Department of Family Engagement is hosting its annual Family Engagement Survey from January 4 to February 1, 2022. Please look for an email from Panorama Education received on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, with a survey link and instructions.
The purpose of the survey is to gather feedback from you, our families, around how our school informs, supports, and empowers you to contribute to your student’s success. Your valuable feedback is essential to the continuous improvement and advancement of the family engagement practices in our school community, and we thank you in advance, for your participation.
For more information, please visit: Family Engagement Survey
Upon completion of the Family Engagement Survey, we invite your input on grading in the Bellevue School District. Visit https://bsd405.org/grades for more information.
|WIDA Annual Assessment – ACCESS|
|COVID-19 Testing at Ardmore|
COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing.
Pool testing Discontinuing as of January 21, 2022
Diagnostic testing–Diagnostic testing is available at Ardmore on Mondays through Fridays during school hours for students with symptoms. If you would like a diagnostic test, please contact our main at 425-office to set up a time to come in.
It’s not too late to provide consent to participate in COVID-19 testing in our schools. Permission for testing can be updated at any time. Testing may only occur with consent. You may provide us with information on your desire to opt-in or opt-out of the COVID-19 testing by completing this COVID Testing Consent form. Because the Washington Department of Health requires the district to obtain written parental consent for minor students, and assent/consent for students themselves if they are 18 or over and their own legal guardian, any student that does not have consent will not be tested.
|BSD Funding Town Hall|
|Save the Date: Funding Town Hall
We invite our community to come engage with Melissa deVita, Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations as she is joined by BSD students for a fun and informative town hall discussion about funding for district programs. The Funding Town Hall will take place virtually through Teams. More information about funding is available on the district website.
Session Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
|COVID vaccination clinic coming up!|
|COVID-19 Vaccine POP-UP Clinic for Bellevue School District Students, Staff and Families
In partnership with Safeway/Albertsons
BSD will host a clinic at WISC on January 26th offering:
Clinic at WISC (Wilburton Instructional Service Center)