BACK TOGETHER WALKATHON 2021
Watch: Spiritridge Walkathon 2021 Principal Message

Visit the PTSA Walkathon Site to donate today

Families,

We are in the middle of our annual Spiritridge Walkathon 2021 Back Together Again. Please watch the Spiritridge Walkathon 2021 Principal Message for details.

The return to in person school has been a tremendous lift of safety protocols, logistics and plans. None of this return could have happened without the tremendous efforts, commitment, and dedication of our GSA’s – General School Assistants. They are the key ingredient to a safe return to school and why we have been able to navigate in person learning.

Our GSA staff engage in three critical roles at Spiritridge: Safety/Supervision, Academic Support and Mentorship

Safety: GSAs are the key to what is allowing us to be in school safely – from Arrival, to lunches, recess, and dismissal. Without their effort, work, and supervision we would not have fidelity of high-quality safety measures for your child that we have in place a Spiritridge.

Supervision: Students have been out of school for a long time and return to school has brought social dynamics that we have to reteach and coach students through. Our GSAs ensure that student problems and conflicts are resolved peacefully at recess

Academic Support – After 18 months of learning away from full day in person school we have some significant learning gaps to support. GSAs help students in closing those learning gaps through classroom support, interventions, and coaching.

Mentorship: We want all students to feel a sense of belonging at Spiritridge and that they have at least one trusted adult they can talk to – Our GSA fill this role for many of our students. From recess, lunch, and classroom interactions they often get to know students from differing perspectives than teachers or other staff.

Please support our efforts and donate today. Help us reach our goal of $86,000. And if we reach out goal see if Mr. H will be doing the Gatorade Dump or Lake Sammamish Leap!!

Visit the PTSA Walkathon Site to donate today

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.