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    Move the Hive!
    Posted on 04/25/2019
    Bee HiveDo you have a question about the move? Please email Each week we will answer your questions in the Buzz.

    Q: Is John Marshall a multi-use site?
    Q: When can we get in to see the building, and our classroom? 
    Q: Will my student have free transportation to and from John Marshall?
    Q: Since John Marshall was designed to be a middle school, does it have a playground? 
    Q: What about after school programs next year? 
    Q: What Can I Expect On The First Day Of School?
    Q: Will the Jump Start program for incoming Kindergartners run this summer? 
    Q: How will I know what teacher my student will have?  
    Q: What about parking and student drop off before school?

    Q: Is John Marshall a multi-use site?

    A: Yes! JM is used as in interim site for schools that are being remodeled, as well as a satellite sight for several district offices. This year, Queen Anne elementary is sharing the site with Lincoln high school administrative staff, Security, Audiology and Technology Services (DOTS). There are also several classrooms dedicated to a high school skills center course. Students come from various high schools to utilize that program. 
    Next year, we anticipate sharing the building with Security, Audiology, DOTS, and Middle College High School. Ms. Holmes has already met with the principal from Middle College to work on logistics of sharing this space. Middle College is an option school with approximately 30-35 students focused on getting a running start for community college. This program will be located on a wing of the 3rd floor and have their own bathrooms. We are also looking forward to exploring some unique opportunities to bring our two schools together for shared learning. 
    We will continue to post additional information about our shared space as it becomes available! 

    Q: When can we get in to see the building, and our classroom? 

    A: That’s a great question! Right now, Queen Anne elementary is at John Marshall. Once school lets out for the summer, they will pack up and district movers will take them to their freshly remodeled building! Simultaneously, Bagley staff will also be packing up our school. Once the move for QA is complete, district movers will move our boxes to John Marshall. 
    According to our move coordinator, we should be able to get into our new space by August 15th. That date is not guaranteed, although we are very hopeful that we can get in on or soon after that date. 
    We are working with the PTA to plan a ‘back to school’ event, scheduled for August 29th from 5-6:30. Students will learn class assignments, get to meet their teacher, have ice-cream, and learn more about the start of school! This event is an all-school one, so please ‘save the date’. (If by chance the school is ready earlier, we will notify our families via School Messenger.)

    Q: Will my student have free transportation to and from John Marshall?

    A: Yes! Every student will have a bus assignment. The Transportation department will mail all assignments out in August. If you do not receive a letter in August, or you have questions about your students assignment, please contact them directly. Their number is 206-252-0900.

    If you decide not to use district provided transportation, please make sure the office knows so they don't put your student on the bus. The best way to do this is to email them at

    Q: Since John Marshall was designed to be a middle school, does it have a playground? 

    A: The answer to that question is YES! The layout of the playground is very different than what we’re accustomed to here at Daniel Bagley. Not only is it shaped differently, it is a bit smaller. The good news is both playgrounds have similar features. Students’ will be able to enjoy climbing on the play structure, playing basketball or tether ball. There’s also an area for soccer or just to run around and have fun.
    As we continue to learn about our new space, and the options for outdoor play, we will continue to explore ideas for our students to enjoy their recess time! 
    If you’re familiar with Google Maps, you can check out the playground here:

    Q: What about after school programs next year? 

    A: After school club opportunities and programs should not change while we are at John Marshall. 
    All program directors will meet students in the cafeteria after school.
    All after school transportation, whether it be a yellow school bus to the north end Boys and Girls club, or a program van for Karate, ILS or YMCA will park on Ravenna street – in front of the school. 
    Onsite Boys and Girls club will have a space inside the building at JM, instead of a portable, but will still meet students in the cafeteria after school. 
    KidsCo after school clubs – at this time, we anticipate that after school club offerings will continue next year. Students will meet leaders in the cafeteria after school. 

    Q: What Can I Expect On The First Day Of School?

    A: Daniel Bagley is being remodeled next year, so we will spend the 2019-20 school year at our interim site, John Marshall. It is located at 520 NE Ravenna Boulevard. 
    The first day of school for 1st – 5th grade students is Wednesday September 4th. Kindergartner students will start on Monday September 9th. 
    The district is providing transportation for all our students. The bus assignments will be mailed in August. Parents choosing to drive their students to school will use the drop off area in the staff parking lot, which is located off 68th street. If you plan on walking to school, you can enter the building through the front door, located on Ravenna street. 
    Upon arrival, students can either go to the cafeteria for breakfast, or the playground. Supervision begins at 7:30. The morning bell rings at 7:50am. At that time, students will line up with their teachers on the playground. Parents and Guardians will receive their teacher assignment the week of August 26th. 
    Later in the month, an email from our principal, Carla Holmes, will be coming home via School Messenger to all our new and returning families. Be sure and watch for that, as it will have more information about starting school in a different building. Remember you can set your communication preferences here:

    Q: Will the Jump Start program for incoming Kindergartners run this summer? 

    A: Daniel Bagley has a long running tradition of offering Jump Start to our incoming Kindergartners and their families, and truly believe it's a great program! But with our move to an interim site, we just are not able to offer it this year. The dates of the program coincide with the schedule for staff to unpack and set up their classrooms for the 2019-20 school year, so it would be impossible to run a successful program.

    There are, however, some opportunities for incoming kindergarten students and their families to learn more about our school.

    Family Welcome Event:  August 29

    This events begins at 4:00 p.m. for Kindergartners and families new to Daniel Bagley. Returning families should come at 5:00 p.m.  Please meet in the cafeteria at John Marshall School for a brief welcome, and then you're off to participate in a scavenger hunt!  The hunt will give students an opportunity to explore the school, see their classroom, meet their teachers, and enjoy dinner and activities on the playground. 

    Family Connections conferences September 4-6

    Teachers, parents, and students have individual time to meet with their teachers and see their new classrooms.  To learn more about these conferences, click here.

    Summer Play Dates

    The PTA sponsors a series of play dates at Greenwood playground (602 N 87th St)
    Sunday, July 14 3-5 p.m.
    Sunday, August 18 3-5 p.m.
    Saturday, September 7 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Q: How will I know what teacher my student will have?  

    A:  Here is an overview of the timeline leading up to the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    We have been told that all students assigned to Daniel Bagley for the 2019-20 school year will receive transportation. The Transportation department will mail letters to all families in August. Questions about transportation? Call 206-252-0900.

    Monday, August 26 - 
    School email to all families will include:
    Teacher assignment
    Welcome letter from your student's new teacher
    Supply list, if your teacher has one
    Detailed information about the start of school
    If you don't receive an email on Monday August 26th, please send an email to

    Thursday August 29th - Welcome Event
    Kinder and new families - meet in the cafeteria at 4:00 p.m.
    Returning families - meet in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m.
    NOTE: You do not need to attend the Welcome Event to find out which teacher your student will be assigned to. This information will be emailed to ALL families on Monday August 26th.

    Please monitor our school website for this and all pertinent information about our move to John Marshall.

    Q: What about parking and student drop off before school?

    A:  There is limited parking available to parents in the staff parking lot, which is located just off 68th St.  There is also on-street parking on the neighborhood streets around the school.  We do anticipate that parking will be a bit challenging and congested, particularly before and after school.  Please allow enough time to find parking if  you are visiting or volunteering at school.

    If you are dropping your student off before school, you would enter the staff parking lot at the West gate, drop your student off, and then exit through the East gate.  

    We understand that at times you may need to get out of  your car to assist your child at drop off.  If this is the case, please find a place to park instead of holding up the drop off line.

    After school, students will not be dismissed from the playground as they are now.  Instead, teachers will walk all students to the cafeteria for dismissal.  You will pick up your students in the cafeteria at John Marshall.  This means that you will need to park and then come inside the building for pick up.

    Please Remember:  We anticipate that all students will have transportation to and from school, provided by the district.  We encourage each of you to take advantage of this transportation option, and avoid the congestion at drop off and pickup.

    Note:  Behind the staff parking lot is a parking lot designated for School District work trucks.  Please do not park in this area.