Dear 2020-2021 Kokanee Families,
We hope you and your families are doing well during this challenging time. Below, please find information about a virtual information day/night event to welcome our new families to Kokanee. We wish we were able to do an in-person event with all of you, but we have been having a lot of fun doing large Zoom events with our students, staff, and community.
Welcome to Kokanee Event: This event is for all new 20-21 Kokanee families which includes: new students entering kindergarten, new students entering first grade who completed kindergarten at Wellington due to capacity at Kokanee, new students enrolled in our Elementary Advanced Placement (EAP) classrooms or in our Highly Capable Program (Hi-Cap), new students enrolled in our mid-level sensory special education program, and new students who have recently moved into our Kokanee attendance area. We are so excited to welcome you all to our school! The event will take place:
· Thursday, June 25th @ 10:00am
· Thursday, June 25th @7:00pm
This will be a virtual Zoom event that will be recorded and posted to our Kokanee Elementary School Website if you are not able to attend the live meeting. We will also post the event to our Kokanee Facebook Page. We would like to tailor this event to the needs and questions of our community. Please take a few minutes to fill out one of the surveys below:
New Students Entering Kindergarten: We cannot wait to welcome all of our kindergarten students to Kokanee next year. To date, we have 92 registered kindergarten students. We will host a curriculum night in August to share everything about kindergarten at Kokanee and this will be a chance for you to meet your child’s kindergarten teacher before the school year starts. Please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/QWRtfmMPQYaFd5uS8
New Students Entering First Grade From Wellington: We are so excited to get to welcome our first grade students to Kokanee from Wellington. So far, we have 90 first grade students. We will host a curriculum night in September to share everything about first grade at Kokanee and for you to meet your child’s first grade teacher. Please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/Bbx4mPib8CQ3xXBK7
New Students to Elementary Advanced Placement (EAP) or Highly Capable (Hi-Cap): We couldn’t be more excited to finally bring the EAP and Hi-Cap programs to Kokanee. We have over 200 EAP and Hi-Cap students! We are planning for two EAP classrooms in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade next year. We will host a curriculum night in September to share everything about EAP and Hi-Cap at Kokanee and this is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher. Please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/BaHewzWP8ELPGaUW9
New Students to Kokanee’s Mid-Level Sensory Special Education Program: We have an amazing sensory team at Kokanee and we are so excited to welcome more students into our program. Lorie Kleve will teach our K-1 students, Kris Harris will teach our 2nd – 3rd grade students, and Sally Bryan will teach our 4th – 5th grade students. We have 30 students in this program. We will host a curriculum night in September to share everything about our sensory program at Kokanee and for a chance for you to meet your child’s teacher. Please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/66ddUjrXpTLGyAqH9
New Students Who Have Recently Moved Into Our Kokanee Attendance Area: We love welcoming new families and students into our school. Congratulations on your new home! We will host a curriculum night in September to share everything about Kokanee and for a chance for you to meet your child’s teacher. Please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/oy38psx7BLqy5spa8
Our team is also working on class placement for the 2020-21 school year and you may fill out our Kokanee Elementary Parental Input Form 2020–2021 Class Assignment survey: https://forms.gle/7XRFfangiBkgVtPaA
Our Mission: At Kokanee Elementary School, we, in partnership with families, provide a safe, inclusive environment challenging each student to learn, grow and apply their knowledge to contribute positively in our diverse society.
With the recent events taking place in our country, our Kokanee Equity Team would like share resources with all of you for your own personal development. Please find our newsletter here: https://www.smore.com/1d7x8
Finally, in May 2020, OSPI convened a stakeholder workgroup to inform recommendations and guidance for school districts as they plan for the reopening of Washington's schools in the 2020–21 school year. The broad workgroup consists of more than 100 educators, education leaders, elected officials, community-based organizations, parents, students, and community members. OSPI expects to publish a report with the workgroup's recommendations by June 12, 2020. Once the recommendations are published, the Northshore School District will convene a team to determine NSD’s plan for reopening schools in the Fall.
Looking forward to connecting with you soon!
Joel Fagundes Icis Tirado
Kokanee Principal Kokanee Assistant Principal