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    Weekly Update 5/14/21
    Posted on 05/18/2021

    Dear Families,

    Students, staff and families are working so hard to continue supporting each other in learning, connecting and being flexible as we navigate the close of this hybrid phase of the school year and begin to anticipate what fully opening next year might look like. I am excited to continue our journey together as Bagley unifies our program across all classrooms, and we continue to enjoy our newly remodeled school together!

    GO BEES!
    Carla Holmes, Principal
    Megan Parker, Assistant Principal

    Race and Equity Instructional Design Committee Updates

    On Wednesday the Race and Equity Instructional Design Committee hosted a town hall to explain the committee’s work and Daniel Bagley’s plan for a unified instructional program next year. The full presentation can be viewed on the Unified Hive site.

    This is what was covered at the town hall:

    Why? (Background)
    • There is a demographic imbalance between the Montessori and Contemporary programs (race/ ethnicity and service/ program eligibility)
    • Feeling of two separate communities in one school

    How? (Committee Process)
    • Daniel Bagley Race & Equity Instructional Design Committee included teachers, parents and SPS district staff
    • Gathering Voices team collected input from focus groups including ELL families, middle school Bagley alumni and 4/5 grade students

    Looking ahead (learning focus for next year/ logistics)
    • Teaching practices team identified core values from both Montessori and Contemporary teachers to guide instruction in the unified program:
    • Community/Collaboration/Flexibility
    • Inclusion/differentiation
    • Supportive learning environment
    • Student choice/ inquiry
    • Clear targets and feedback on progress
    • Logistics: students with choice assignments will still be assigned to Daniel Bagley and families can still opt into Bagley from other neighborhoods
    • Class rosters will be created with a computer program that balances different student groups and with input on student needs from Bagley teachers

    • Great questions from the parent community, FAQ page will be updated next week with key questions!

     Notes from Nurse Kathy

    Safety protocols from Washington State Department of Health- Schools must continue to follow existing guidance for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. There will be no changes in our current COVID safety procedures.

    When to Keep your Child Home from School
    Please keep your student home if they have experienced any one of the symptoms of COVID-19 within the past day that are not caused by another condition. Symptoms of COVID-19 include runny nose or congestion, fever (100.4°F) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle pain or body aches, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Your student should stay home if they had close contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days, OR had a positive COVID-19 test for the active virus in the past 10 or awaiting results of a COVID-19 test due to possible exposure or symptoms, OR if they have been told by a public health or medical professional to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection.

    If your student has only one short-term symptom (fatigue, headache, muscle pain or body aches, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, OR diarrhea) AND the symptom begins and resolves in less than 24 hours, AND has not had known COVID-19 exposure (close contact), then your student can return to school the next day and no COVID-19 test is required.

    If your student is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 for more than 24 hours, AND has not had close contact with someone with COVID-19 they can return to school with a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result or note from health care provider with alternative diagnosis, 24 hours after fever has resolved (without fever-reducing medications) AND symptoms have improved OR if alternative diagnosis, after following provider directions.

    If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, they should remain home and away from others for at least 10 days from when symptoms began. They can return to school after 10 days, AND 24 hours after fever has been resolved (without fever-reducing medication), AND symptoms have improved. If your child never develops symptoms, they should stay at home and away from others for at least 10 days after the date of their first positive COVID-19 test.

    Please notify attendance at if you will be keeping your child home. Please specify the reason for the absence and we will follow up with you if needed. Contact Nurse Kathy Beck at if you have questions about when or how long to keep your child home.

    COVID-19 Return to Work/School Flow Chart

    District Happenings

    Listening to the Experiences of our Families

    Spring 2021: Seattle Public Schools Special Education Community Forums
    For our third and final round of community forums this year, we invite families to join us to share their experiences. Special Education department leadership and staff will be present to provide information, listen to feedback, and answer questions. All sessions will be facilitated, and language supports will be available. Specific links to each session can be found below (click on the title of the event you wish to attend at the time the meeting is scheduled):

    Please contact if you have questions or need information on how to join a meeting via phone.

    PTA Updates

    Huge Thanks to Our Local Business Sponsors!
    Our biggest sponsor to date, Leon Environmental, has helped the PTA to reach its goal of providing a yearbook to every student this year, at no cost to the students! They are joining Bagley as $1,500 Gold Level Sponsors. In addition to Leon Environmental, our sponsorship businesses this year are Green Lake Orthodontics, Seattle SmileWorks, and Tenor as $1,000 Gold Level Sponsors, Emerald City Karate as a $500 Silver Level Sponsor, and Greenlake Primary Care and Tooth Fairy Dentistry as $250 Bronze Level Sponsors. Thank you from the Bagley community!

    Save the Date for Pizza Night

    This Sunday, May 16
    Daniel Bagley PTA is running a Take–out and Delivery Fundraiser with MOD Pizza! They will donate 20% of the cost of your order to our PTA for one day only.
    When: Sunday, May 16, 2021 (10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
    Where: MOD Pizza Ballard (6010 15th Ave NW, Seattle 98107)
    How: Use this link for all the info you need to know:
    If you order in-person, don’t forget to mention you are with Daniel Bagley PTA before placing your order.
    If you order online, don't forget to use the promo code: GR189550D
    For questions:


    General PTA Meeting May 26, 6:00 p.m. Please join us at the next PTA General Meeting on Wednesday, May 26, at 6 p.m.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

    Hello Daniel Bagley PTA Community! Our PTA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee would like feedback about your family and student’s experiences at Daniel Bagley. We hope this will identify ways we can improve the Daniel Bagley experience for all staff, students, and families.

    Data aggregated from this survey will be shared with the Bagley community at a future General PTA meeting as well as with the Bagley Race & Equity Committee to further work on the Unified Hive.

    Thank you for offering insight into your experience and for sharing ideas through this brief survey. Please answer questions as you feel comfortable and fill out only one survey per family. All answers will be kept private unless you verbally agree at some future date to share publicly.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey

    Repeat from Last Week

    Not Returning Next Year?
    If your student will no be returning to Bagley in the fall, please use this link to unenroll them for the 2021-22 school year.

    Updated Tech support sites:
    Please see link below for more information:

    In Person Updates:
    Please remember Wednesday is not an optional day, students are expected to log on to live remote teaching with their teacher in the morning in order to be counted as attending. Thanks!

    Hybrid Learning Appeal Process:

    Beginning April 5, parents or guardians may request an appeal if:

    • The district made an error in assignment, or
    • Can provide evidence of an extreme or unique extenuating circumstance.

    More information can be found on the district website.

    Helping Hive: A Community Pantry

    The Helping Hive, a pantry stocked with basic necessities (toiletries and household supplies) is now accessible to Bagley families Monday-Friday 8am-2pm in the front entryway of the school. Need something? Take something!

    To support the Helping Hive, donated toiletries and household items may be dropped off at the school or ordered through our Amazon wish list. You may also contribute to a parent initiated PayPal pool toward the purchase of $25 Kroger gift cards that will go directly to Bagley families to buy groceries and other needed items.

    If you have questions, ideas or would like to get involved in pantry and family support work, please contact Regina Thornton at