Viewlands Elementary – 2022/2023 information
- Details from Carrie Wheeler | Viewlands Elementary Principal
- First day of school
- School hours
- Class Assignments
- New students
- School supplies
- Family pick up / School bus / Transportation
- School Breakfast / Lunch
- John Marshall Campus
Please see the tabs for information regarding start-of-school. We will continue to send reminders via email. I look forward to our partnership this year. Please reach out with any questions.
With each new school year, we hope to continue to build on successes, reflect on any challenges and strive to enhance our school community connections! We are excited to partner with you for the 2022-2023 school year. Viewlands will be in our temporary location at the John Marshall building for one more year. Go Orcas!
[UPDATE] | September 14th was the first day of school for K – 5th grade students. Please continue to watch emails for updates from school.
7:55 am – 2:25 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:55 am – 1:10 pm Wednesday (Starting September 21, all Wednesdays will be early dismissal)
Class assignments will be shared with families on Thursday, September 1, by 5:00pm. You will receive a welcome email from your student’s teacher.
Please plan to share with the classroom teacher your pick-up plan for your child daily (family pick-up, bus, or other after school program pick-up Monday through Friday). When you receive your welcome e-mail from your classroom teacher on Thursday 9/1, please respond with your child’s pick-up plan.
We invite new to Viewlands families in Grades 1-5 to come to the John Marshall building, meet our office team, and get introduction to the school location. This can occur on Monday, August 29th, or Tuesday, September 6th, at 9AM. If you are a new to Viewlands 1st through 5th grade family and would like to visit on one of those days, please call the office (206) 252-4400 to RSVP.
The school supply lists can be found on our Viewlands website under resources.
If your family is not able to provide these supplies, we completely understand. We don’t want supplies to be a hardship. All supplies will be shared classroom community resources. If your family is able to donate extra of the supplies, we also we come those!
We ask that families provide each student a backpack and water bottle. If your child needs a backpack or water bottle, please reach out to our office team at (206) 252-4400 and we will provide one!
Family drop off
Family members that plan to bring their child(ren) to school rather than using bus transport will be greeted at 7:45 on the corner of Ravenna and NE 68th Street. Families will need to park off campus or on NE 68th Street (that is reserved for short term 15-minute parking during drop off and dismissal times). There is no other parking on campus. The parking lot is staff only due to the number of staff that work from the Marshall campus. There is not a drive up drop off option. Please do NOT pull up to drop off or pick-up on Ravenna in front of the school. This is for school busses and other district transportation ONLY during arrival and dismissal. SPD will be out intermittently to ticket cars that are pulling up in this area.
Students will walk out as a classroom. They will drop kids at each bus and end at the family pick-up area near the corner of Ravenna and NE 68th. We ask all families to stay north of the planters on the north end of campus, near that corner and the preschool play area to wait for their children. Please know that the first few days may take time, especially at dismissal. Safety is our main priority. We will continue to monitor this process and adjust if needed and appropriate.
School Bus / Transportation
Students who qualify for transportation will receive an email from Seattle Public Schools with your student’s bus stop and route information starting August 22. All Viewlands students that live in the Viewlands attendance zone are eligible to use transportation while we are at the temporary location. If you live outside the Viewlands attendance zone, your child is not eligible for bus transportation. If you need assistance updating your address or checking eligibility for transportation, please contact the Transportation Department at 206-252-0900 or through Let’s Talk.
If you have other questions about your child’s assigned bus route, please reach out to Ms. Lin on our office team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our bus drop off zone for our large busses will be on Ravenna Ave directly in front of the school. This is a bus zone and a NO park zone or drop off zone. Staff will be greeting the busses. We will have staff supporting students as they transition into the school. Students will walk with their teachers and class to the bus zone at the end of the day, boarding bus by bus while staying together in a classroom group through this process at dismissal. Our small busses will pull into the parking lot right by an entrance to the school. Staff will greet these buses there and help students deboard the bus. This same process will occur in reverse with staff helping students board our small busses in the same location at the end of the day.
While school breakfast and lunch is no longer free at most schools, the good news is lunch and breakfast will still be free for all Viewlands students. Seattle Public Schools is able to continue to offer free lunch and breakfast for all students at Title 1 Schools, including Viewlands, for the 2022-2023 school years. The breakfast options are highly limited and not a robust breakfast but available to students that need to eat at school when they arrive. Students can bring a lunch from home or get the school lunch options.
Viewlands is co-locating at the Marshall campus with another school and a couple programs. There is a SPS Department of Technology north end and the Audiology offices that have permanent locations on the John Marshall campus. They have dedicated space that is not shared by Viewlands. Cascade Parent Partnership Program K-8 is the home-school resource school that is part of SPS. Cascade is co-locating with Viewlands on the Marshall campus, during their remodel. They will be with Viewlands at the Marshall campus this school year, same as last year. Cascade is a K-8 program. They have both remote and in-person classes. Our students have separate space from the Cascade students. We do share student bathroom spaces and the lunchroom. Middle College is a high school program in Seattle Public Schools. They operate on multiple different campuses. They will have office spaces at John Marshall, but no students. This location will only be for their office staff and occasional staff meetings. They have dedicated space on the 3rd floor of the building.
Currently, the guidelines have not changed since last spring.
- Masks are encouraged but optional for students and staff.
- Social distancing in classrooms is NOT required.
- Children with symptoms are required to stay home and testing is encouraged.
- Close contacts are not required to quarantine if they remain symptom free. Contract tracing is not occurring at the school unless there are individuals considered to be high risk (defined as having a diagnosis that makes them immunocompromised as determined by the school nurse).
- Visitors are limited in the school building at this time and are required to be vaccinated or have proof of a negative COVID test.
- Volunteers will be allowed at school.
- All volunteers have to be approved through the SPS process and will have to show proof of vaccination.
- If students have Covid related symptoms at school, they will go to the protected health room and will need to be picked up by a family member right away.
- COVID testing will still be available at schools. We will have rapid tests and PCR testing available at the school.
- When individuals are positive for Covid, there is still an isolation period of 5 days required. Students or staff may return on day 6 if they are symptom free or significantly improved but will be required to wear a mask at school day 6 through day 10.
- Social distancing not required at lunch. However, we will continue to host lunches similar to last year with assigned tables for each classroom and 2 to 3 students at a table.
Please report all absences, planned or not, and early dismissals to the main office at (206) 252-4400 or email@example.com
Viewlands Race and Equity Team
The Race and Equity Team at Viewlands is a group of staff, parents, and students who help unify our school. The Team has helped organize a monthly email newsletter, an annual March for Peace, Juneteenth park potlock, March for AAPI Solidarity and Awareness, community building for LGBTQIA2S+ Members, and student/family presentations called Orca Spotlights that celebrate our unique traditions and customs.
The Race and Equity Team mission:
The Viewlands Race & Equity Team will actively work to make school practices more equitable and build connections among community members. The Team will specifically work to amplify voices of students, families of color, LGBTQIA+ families, and folks who hold other historically marginalized identities, to influence school practices and connection-building.
Interested in learning more? Email The Race & Equity Team
Viewlands students have the unique opportunity to learn about the watershed ecosystem and the salmon life cycle first-hand through our connection with Carkeek Park. In addition to visiting the education center to watch salmon, students are able to see salmon hatch from eggs and mature in a large tank in the hallway at Viewlands. The student salmon release parade is a highlight of the year. VEPTSA coordinates an annual community Carkeek Salmon Walk to see salmon swimming upstream!
Promoting Social Emotional Learning
Seattle Public Schools (SPS), including Viewlands Elementary, incorporates social emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom at every grade level. Learning to manage one’s emotions starts early and helps with successfully negotiating life experiences, whether at school, work or home.
Viewlands Elementary School
10525 3rd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98177
Temporary address during construction
520 NE Ravenna Blvd
Seattle, WA 98115
Main Office Phone: 206-252-4400
Viewlands Elementary PTSA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.