August 23, 2021 – Wilburton Community Newsletter

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A Note from the Administration

 

Chhoun Mey, Principal

meyc@bsd405.org

 

Stephanie Mathias, Assistant Principal

mathiass@bsd405.org

Dear Wilburton Families and Parents,

Our staff and I are extremely excited to start this school year by welcoming back our students to a full day of learning. Just as important, we also know that with the continue rise of COVID-19 infection rate, particularly among kids, we know that there is some apprehension around sending back students to a full day of school that also includes partaking in lunch. Our staff have been busy putting together a school safety plan that includes mitigating measures to prioritize the safety of all our students, families, and staff members.

Please do reach out to me, Stephanie or other staff members with any questions or concerns you might have.

In Partnership,

Chhoun Mey

Stephanie Mathias

Back to School Information Session

August 26th

AM Session – 7:15 – 8:15

PM Session – 6:00-7:00

 

Agenda:

We will be offering two identical session through Microsoft Teams. Please use the links below to access to the Back to School Sessions:

    • Arrival Dismissal Procedures
    • Lunch Schedule
    • Community Building
    • Q and A
Teacher Meet and Greet (Updated)

Teacher Meet and Greet (Update – change of format and times)

Due to the increasing COVID infection rates in our area we will be moving our Teacher Meet and Greet event to our soccer field on August 30th. We will also be assigning specific times for families to come and meet teachers. Families can expect to come through the east gate near the playground structure to access the field. We are asking families to limit their time to no more than 15 minutes to avoid any potential crowding. We will be placing tables with teacher names on them and placing them on the field. Please remember to wear masks and to physical distance when possible.

Below are the time slots for the Teacher Meet and Greet event:

Kindergarten and 1st Grade – 12:00-1:00

2nd Grade – 1:00-2:00

3rd Grade – 2:00-3:00

4th Grade and 5th Grade– 3:00-4:00

If families have multiple students attending Wilburton, please reach out to individual teachers to make arrangements for a quick meet and greet with teachers outside the schedule listed above.

When families are leaving our Teacher Meet and Greet event, our PTA is generously passing out an ice cream or popsicle to teach student to enjoy on their way home.

BSD Updates and News

Start of School-First Day of School Information – Important Updates

We are focused on full time, in-person learning starting September 1.

Bellevue School District guidance for the new school year can be found on the Start of School Information for the 2021-22 School Year  page on bsd405.org. There, you will find information organized by topic with regular updates from departments and schools, including: Back-to-School Events, Bellevue School District Virtual Academy, COVID-19 Health and Safety, Bus Routes/Orca Cards, Start and Dismissal Times, StudentVue/ ParentVue, School Lunch, Child Care, Mask Wearing at School, Enrollment, Advanced Learning, Technology, Student Portal and Employment Opportunities with BSD.

Also, you will find videos by topic, describing the daily health and safety measures our schools are implementing with a reminder to check your students’ school(s) for specifics. Topics include: Preparing for a Safe & Healthy School Year, Creating the Safest Environment Possible-Mitigating Measures, Implementing Measures in School Buildings, Arriving at School, Mask Wearing at School, Meals at School, Virtual School Options-BSD Virtual Academy, Isolation and Quarantine, Returning from Travel, Volunteers| Visitors| Field Trips| Taking Care of Business Days and Curriculum Nights, Athletics and Activities, Performing Arts and Physical Education Classes, Recess, Student Technology and Support, Stay Connected-Where to Find Current Information

Review the full list of videos on BSD’s YouTube Channel here

Preschool at Wilburton and BSD

 

BSD Preschool registration is OPEN!

Working Day and School Day spots are currently available but limited at Wilburton. Half day spots are open at other various locations. Our staff will happily help you find the right location that fits your family’s needs based on availability.

Click HERE to register now!

Join the PTA

A great way to support our school community is to join the PTA. The PTA partners closely with school staff to provide extracurricular activities, community events, and support school wide events.

To join, please click on this link.

Bellevue Schools Foundation

Established in 1979, Bellevue Schools Foundation (BSF) is the 1st foundation dedicated to supporting public K-12 initiatives in Washington State. Our mission is to promote and fund the best possible learning opportunities for all students in Bellevue’s public schools. As a pillar in the community, the Foundation is uniquely positioned to be a catalytic agent of positive change and advancement in the public education sector. The Bellevue School District serves 20,000 students, enrolled in 29 schools, and the Foundation’s investments allow students to achieve higher levels of academic success and social-emotional well-being, regardless of language, gender, race, socioeconomic status, and special needs. With over 100 languages spoken in the District and 125 countries of birth represented, Bellevue Schools Foundation is committed to expanding funding for racial equity and amplifying the diverse voices and strengths of students and families within the Bellevue community.

For more information on how you can engage with the Foundation, please contact Executive Director Juliet Buder at juliet@bsfdn.org or click here.

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Dates to Remember

Check out our Calendar

    • August 26th – Kindergarten Orientation (Sign-Ups through link in email)
    • August 30th – 12-4pm – Teacher Meet and Greet
    • September 1st – First day of school for 1st grade to 5th grade
    • September 3rd – First day of school for kindergarten
    • September 6th – No school (Labor Day)
    • September 7th – No school for kindergarten (WA-Kids Testing)

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.