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School Tour Dates:

Kindergarten Evening Informational Night:   
February 4,   6:30~7:30 p.m.--in the Cafeteria

Middle School Informational Night:  
Wednesday, Feb 18th 6:30-7:30pm
--In the LIBRARY


Kindergarten parents please join us in the
school cafeteria to meet

the principal and staff;
get to know other parents;
get your questions answered;
and start your tour.

5th grade parents please join us
in the library to learn about
middle school academics, programs,
activities, clubs, sports, and more!

Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
13052 Greenwood Avenue North
(206) 252-4080



Please take some time to read the important information below


Upcoming Elementary (K-5) Dismissal Time Adjustment

As of February 2nd elementary (K-5) students will be dismissed from instruction and their classes at 3:30pm instead of 3:55pm. 

Buses will remain on the same schedule and we will provide supervision until 4:00pm for bus riders and families who are unable to arrange transportation for their student at 3:30pm.

Big Blast is adjusting their student pick-up time to support this change.

One of the reasons for this change is because per district contract, it has been identified that K-8 elementary students are currently in school too long. Another reason is that SPS elementary (K-5) teachers need 30 minutes of self-directed planning time. 


Our transportation department has been made aware of this long day for all K-8 schools and they plan to rectify this for next year.  

We have been working closely with our Seattle Education Association (Teacher union), legal department and transportation department to minimize the impact on students and families and to ensure that we have a contractually sound bell schedule. 

·         We are working on a logistical plan which includes:

o    Student supervision and consistent locations for grade level bands.

o    Family dismissal surveys will be sent out the week of January 12th with your child. This information will help us further develop our logistical plan.




Safety

As you remember, we were directed to go into a lockdown/shelter in place due to an incident at a nearby apartment complex on Thursday December 18th.  Our staff and student response to our initial call for a lockdown was amazing. 

I realize that in situations like this everyone’s experience is different –good, bad or indifferent as evidenced by the emails I received afterwards. 

We receive our directives from the Seattle Police Department and our District Security when situations like this arise and our security was on site during the most recent event.  Our safety committee met the next morning to reflect and make needed adjustments. 

An important reflection of mine is to dedicate enough time to effectively communicate with our families, including:

  •  A Robocall (voice recording) first then email—I apologize that this did not happen during the last incident as an ‘emergency” email was only sent.
  •  Provide crucial details as needed and known; for example, this incident/threat was nearby not in our school or on campus—so you should know that important piece of information

Learn a Latté (coffee with the Principal) January 27th 9:45-10:15, Library Topic: RULER, Supporting Emotional Intelligence at
Broadview Thomson


Again, with the different experiences that I was made aware of, please realize that our intention is and will always be to keep our students safe. 

Thank you for your feedback as this only helps continue to improve our practice!
 
Well, fall has flown by! I will conduct monthly Learn a Latté sessions which will allow you to learn more about our current work at Broadview Thomson and I always allow time for questions and answers.  You can also submit future topic suggestions directly to me rjsammons@seattleschools.org  

I hope to see you here! 

GO BULLDOGS!

RJ Sammons

Principal









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