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    Weekly Update 5/21/21
    Posted on 06/01/2021

    Dear Families,

    As we come into the last week of May I wanted to share a quote that really resonated with me this week as our community has collaborated in our Race & Equity instructional design work, and supporting all our students remotely and in person throughout this school year:

    “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.”  Mother Teresa

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


    Community Assembly

    Our Community Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25th at 1:30pm.


    Race and Equity Instructional Design Committee Updates

    Please continue to look for updates at Unified Hive site.

    Next week we will be adding a revised FAQ document in response to our recent Town Hall meeting. In addition, teachers are working on class lists and you will be receiving a welcome back letter with your tentative class placement on June 11th.


    Device Collection Coming Up

    As we close out the 20-21 school year we will be collecting iPads and laptops for re-imaging over the summer. Anything you received from the school should be returned (laptops, iPads, chargers, keyboards and cases.) Dates will be:

    • June 17th – in person students will turn in laptops at school
    • June 18th – students in remote classes will be scheduled to drop off after school (more details coming soon)

    Staffing Updates

    Changes in the office – Denae Gordon is retiring (she will be missed!); Regina Thornton will be our new administrative secretary and, rejoining us, Gemille Wise will be our new office assistant.

    In a prior weekly update you may have noticed that our staffing has shifted from an intervention position, to an additional classroom teacher (at second grade). This means our intervention time will reduce to a .4 position next year, with more of the intervention support being provided by classroom teachers.
    • Carla will be providing a summary of staffing updates for the 21-22 school year at the upcoming General PTA meeting next Wednesday.

    20-21 Yearbooks

    Every student will be gifted a yearbook this year! 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!


     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


    Please join us for the last PTA General Meeting of the year. On the agenda we will be discussing the 2021–2022 PTA Budget and opening up for an electronic vote with a 7-day window, taking nominations for next year's PTA Board, hearing about exciting end-of-the-year activities, and getting an update from Principal Holmes.

    May 26th at 6:00PM


    Our two newest sponsors UMC, Inc. is joining Bagley as a $1,000 Gold Level Sponsor and The Tooth Ferry is joining as a $250 Bronze Level Sponsor. Additional sponsorship businesses this year are Leon Environmental as $1,500 Gold Level Sponsor, 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 as $250 Bronze Level Sponsor. Thank you from the Bagley community!

    Scavenger Hunt

    Sidewalk Scavenger Hunt
    Get the kids to discover the hidden message
    Starting May 20 all students are invited to participate in the Daniel Bagley Sidewalk Scavenger Hunt! There are invisible clues on the newest/freshest patches of concrete sidewalk around the school perimeter. It’s all a mystery until you use the provided form to walk you through the instructions, then find the clues around the exterior of the Daniel Bagley building (on weekends and weeknights too), and submit your completed form by June 4 to earn a prize! There is no cost to participate.
    Download the Scavenger Hunt Form here or pick up a printed copy of the form in the front entrance of the school M, T, TH, or F from 7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. In-person students will get a printed copy of the form from their teachers as well.
    Brought to you by Daniel Bagley PTA and City of Seattle Safe Routes grant.

    Climbing Gym Fundraiser

    June 1, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

    What: PTA climbing gym fundraiser

    Where: Half Moon Bouldering at 124 N 85th St, Seattle, 98103

    • Up to 8 participants
    • Youth under 14 need direct supervision by an adult
    • One supervising adult per 2 kids, under age 14 (1 adult to 1 kid is okay)
    • Participants can climb for the entire 2-hour time slot if they like
    • There is plenty of room to spread out and try different climbs
    • New visitors should fill out waivers online in advance of the appointment
    • Interested parents email Chris Ford,, and he can help sign them up
    • Adults can support the fundraising effort by climbing and non-climbing adults are free
    • 25% of funds raised from day-passes and punch-card check-ins from the climb-date will be donated to the school’s PTA (rental shoes, not included in this offer)

    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!


    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