Eastgate Elementary Eagle Sighting

May Pelto, Principal

Mary Colón, Assistant Principal

March 23, 2021

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Upcoming Dates

Coffee House – Every Friday, beginning January 8, 10:15-10:45

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5th Grade Hybrid Start Date – March 25

3rd Grade Hybrid Start Date – April 1

4th Grade Hybrid Start Date – April 5th

Spring Break – April 12-16

K-5 Remote Week – April 19-23




Attendance is taken daily – if your student is absent please contact our attendance office at 425-456-5104 or Eastgateattendance@bsd405.org





Grades 3-5 Return to In-Person Information

5th Grade Hybrid Start Date – March 25

5th Grade Virtual Start Date – March 25

3rd Grade Virtual Start Date – March 29

3rd Grade Hybrid Start Date – April 1

4th Grade Hybrid Start Date – April 5

4th Grade Virtual Start Date – TBD

  • If you do not know your child’s A/B hybrid assignment, please contact the office at 425-456-5100
  • Virtual start dates are for students who were previously in a hybrid class assignment and are moving to a virtual class assignment



Eastgate 3-5 Return to Hybrid Walk Through

Below is a similar PowerPoint to our Coffee House presentation


Please use your child’s log-in information to view the video



Important 3-5 Hybrid Information

Your child will receive an information packet with car name cards, maps, Health Check QR code, and student ID number. Below are other important details for ensuring a safe and smooth transition back to hybrid.


Health Check

  • Go to bsd405.org for your child’s daily health screening. Click on the Health Check link in the upper left corner
  • Please do this before they get on the bus or before you arrive to school
  • Students will be expected to complete this health check before they go to their classrooms




  • Transportation Department will be sending route and time information for students who qualify
  • Students will load from the back of the bus to the front of the bus
  • Students will sit one to a seat unless they are siblings
  • Mask must be worn, windows will be open
  • Please complete your child’s health check prior to student loading the bus
  • Drivers will sanitize high touch areas
  • Bus Riders dismiss to the under cover area and enter at the gym door
  • A visual check, including ensuring a mask is on, and sanitizing will occur at the door
  • If a Health Check was done students will line up by class
  • A staff member will walk bus riders to class at 9:00
  • Sign up for the Edulog – Parent bus tracking program – https://bsd405.org/departments/transportation/edulog-parent-bus-tracking-program/




  • Drop off and waiting area for parents will be the covered NE “stage” area by the parent drop off
  • Masks must be worn by all on campus, even when outside



  • Staff will greet car drop-off students at 8:55
  • Children should remain in the car until a staff member greets them and asks if a health attestation has been completed
  • Parents are to remain in their cars
  • Students will walk to the atrium door
  • Wait to enter on the socially distance markers
  • A visual check, including ensuring a mask is on, and sanitizing will occur
  • Students will walk to the classrooms and line up on the labeled dots


Upon arrival at the classroom, classroom teachers will give a temperature screening. Students with a high temperature will go to the waiting room for a second screening.




  • Staff will bring bus lines into the gym to wait for buses
  • Students will load as soon as bus arrives and load from back to front



  • We will be using a Car Rider Dismissal System – students will stay in their classrooms until they are informed that you are in the parking lot
  • You will receive a car sign with your child’s name and a number – Please place this on your dashboard as you arrive. This will be used to call your child out to the parking lot
  • Do not exit your car – students will come out to you
  • Walkers – please wait for your child in the Walker Area (stage area by the parent pick up lanes)




  • Individual supplies and storage bins have been purchased for all students. These will stay at school daily
  • Teachers may have asked your child to bring materials from home
  • Your child should bring their iPads or laptops back and forth daily unless otherwise directed by the teacher
  • MASKS are required to be worn daily. We will have additional masks and shields for students who need them
  • An extra mask and filled, labeled water bottle should also be brought daily


Quarantine and Illness

  • Please do not send your children to school with any symptoms noted on the Health Check. Students demonstrating any of these symptoms will be sent home.
  • If staff or a student tests positive for COVID-19, then they need to isolate at home for 10 days after their symptoms started. They can return to the school building if they meet the following criteria: It has been 10 days after their symptoms started and at least 24 hours have passed since their fever resolved (without fever reducing medications) and their symptoms have improved.
  • If a person test positive for COVID-19 but does not have symptoms, they need to isolate at home for 10 days from their positive COVID-19 test.
  • If staff or a student is a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they need to quarantine at home for 14 days from their last date of close contact with this person.  They still need to quarantine at home for 14 days even if their COVID-19 test is negative.
  • When a student is quarantined, their teaching will be asynchronous. It is important that parents / guardians communicate with their teacher so that their student continues to learn
  • For more information go to https://bsd405.org/services/health/too-sick-for-school/