Dear Superstar Families, 

Yesterday, the postponement of our return to in-person learning for both our elementary and secondary students until January was announced.  Elementary students will only be brought back for broad in-person learning in January, following Winter Break.  Any decision at that time will be subject to review of the health data conditions for King County.  This announcement brings mixed feelings, but ultimately the health and safety of our community always comes first, and the strength and connection of our community remains strong and resilient.  As a Stevenson community, we are committed to providing a high-quality remote instruction.  We recognize that our students need varying levels of support, and we are here to partner with families.  We continue to be proud each day with the hard work of your children and the incredible remote instruction by our teachers and staff.   

Attendance Reminders for Wednesday:  Please remember to report absences on Wednesdays the same way you do on any other day of the week, by contacting our Attendance Office.  Email: stevensonattendance@bsd405.org or call: (425) 4566002.  Please provide the following information: your child’s first and last name, grade, teacher’s name, reason, and which day or days your child was or is going to be absent. Absences and tardies will be unexcused until we receive information from you. For more information about Attendance, please check:   

https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/policy/3122P.pdfMore information at: https://bsd405.org/schools/attendance  

School Nurse Newsletter for October: http://bsd405.org/stevenson/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/10/e-SCHOOLRNnewsletterOctober2020.pdf

Safety Team Reminders:  The Great ShakeOut Day was October 15.  This is a day when we engage in best practices and safety habits should an earthquake occur.  While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing is for sure – we need to ensure students can apply what we teach annually at Stevenson within their home learning space.  Because we are uncertain of the configurations of each child’s learning space, this year we are sharing virtual resources with you to customize your experience.  You can hold your ShakeOut drill when and where you want – it’s up to you.  Check out “2020 ShakeOut – Virtual Learner” from CUSEC on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/465961794. Additional resources can be found at: https://www.shakeout.org/index.html.  Thank you! 

 K-4 Families ONLY – Did You Pick-Up Your Student’s Materials?  Families were asked to pick up materials on October 14th and we are thrilled to share most of our families were able to pick up their items!  If you missed this pick-up window or still need your students classroom items, please email Ms. Evelyn Campos (campose@bsd405.org) and she will make arrangements for your child to receive their learning items.  These items were carefully selected by your teacher to enhance remote learning.  Thank you for the support of your students and our staff! 

 Advanced Learning Applications for Winter 2020-21:  Applications for winter 2020-21 advanced learning testing for students in grades 1 through 11 are now available. District families planning to apply for testing should apply before Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. More information on the application process and a link to the application form are on the Advanced Learning webpage. 

What is advanced learning? Students identified as in need of advanced learning services typically view the world in non-traditional ways; they are divergent thinkers who approach tasks in a more abstract and complex. Instruction is designed to move learning beyond the knowledge and procedural levels and students gain a more conceptual understanding of subject matter. Learn More
 

Thank you Superstar Families! 

 

Sincerely, 

Anissa Bashey