Dear Enatai Families,

What an amazing week it has been at Enatai Elementary School!  This week we welcomed new students into our virtual 4th and 5th grade classes from schools across Bellevue, and we saw the 3rd graders in Mrs. Simons’ class as well as the 3rd and 4th graders in Mrs. Neal’s 3rd/4th split class return to in-person learning.

In-Person Updates:

Here are just a couple of quick updates for families whose students are attending or will soon be attending in-person learning:

  • Please complete the daily health check before arriving at school.  If you have any questions about how to access the health check or having technology issues, please call us at 425-456-5200.  We are happy to help you resolve these.
  • The Daily Health Check link is:  https://healthcheck.bsd405.org/
  • At the end of the AM and PM session, we appreciate your flexibility as we work to support social distancing by moving families picking up walkers closer to the preschool entrance to save space at the front of the school for our bus riders and students being picked up in the drop-off/pick-up lane.

Overall, it has been a smooth transition bringing back two intermediate grade classes this week, and we look forward to bringing back Ms. Uselman’s and Ms. Fisher’s 4th grade students on April 1st!

Additionally, for families in grades 3-5 who wish to view the recording of Tuesday, March 23rd’s Principal Coffee that focused on the procedures for grades 3-5 returning, the video can be found at the following link:

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/27140903-eb0c-4278-adb0-801a49e6030e

*Note you will need your student’s login and password to view the video.

 

Information from our Central Office

Stress and Anxiety – Social-Emotional Support for Families
Stress and anxiety stemming from the pandemic can bring about new mental health issues for students who have not needed support before and can exacerbate problems for students whose mental health is already compromised. Our school counselors are committed to delivering direct and indirect services to meet our students’ socio/emotional needs. Our MHAT (Mental Health Assistance Team) continue to nourish students’ mental health through individual counseling and group counseling.

We are working closely with our community partner agencies (YES, Consejo, Sound, SeaMar, and ACRS) to provide mental health counseling for those who may need more intensive support. We will also continue to come together for our monthly Community Forum on Mental Health to provide information to our parent community, so they can have strategies and tools to support their children through these challenging times. Here is link to specific district resources for families who want more information.

 

As we close this newsletter, we just want to extend a “Thank You” to our virtual and in-person families for your partnership as we have worked to adjust and change classes – to make sure every student is in the right class!

Until next week…