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    Weekly Update 5/28/21
    Posted on 06/02/2021

    Dear Families,

    As we head into the final three weeks of school we want to thank our families for the continued partnership we have shared this year in supporting our students at home, at school, and in our community. This has been a difficult year, despite many obstacles, we have been problem solvers together, and students have continued to learn and grow. We know that as we look forward to the 21-22 school year there will be many new and exciting experiences, and together, we will continue to build our unified hive together!

    Have a great 3 day weekend!

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

    Virtual Field Day

    June 9th 10am (look for link to the launch coming soon)– Mr. Weigel is working hard to plan for a fun way to still celebrate virtually together this year. He will be distributing swag bags to students in person on June 7-8. Students who are remote can come pick up a bag on Thursday, June 3rd from 3-4pm (organized by last name):

    • 3:00 A-F
    • 3:15 G-M
    • 3:30 N-S
    • 3:45 T-Z

    Summer School Information

    As you may have seen in this week’s School Beat here are the options SPS will be offering this summer.

    On-demand learning
    All students will have access to an on-demand Summer of Learning lessons in English language arts, math, and social emotional learning. A Summer of Learning lessons calendar will be updated weekly with new lessons and activities.
    • A focus on social emotional wellness, mathematical concepts, and language arts fluency.
    • Access to videos and supplemental materials students can use to reinforce what was presented in the video lessons.
    • This is a self-paced option where students will have access to a teacher and be provided instruction as a review of the current grade students are finishing. The focus on mastery of the material will set students up for a positive start to the school year.

    An Advanced Learning summer project packet will be available for all students on the Advanced Learning website. Physical copies will also be available at the 26 summer meal sites. This packet will consist of a collection of STEM projects that will offer all middle school students a variety of STEM activities that can be done from home.

    Summer Staircase
    Students who have been identified by their schools as needing extra support will be invited to join a targeted summer learning program, Summer Staircase. Due to staffing availability and social distancing in school buildings, these targeted options will have a limited number of seats available.
    • School staff will refer students to attend in-person or remote learning options this summer.
    • Summer Staircase is designed as an inclusive learning opportunity for all students, including students served in Special Education.
    In-person instruction will follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    Bridge Course: incoming 6th grade students
    The 5th to 6th grade Bridge Program is designed to support students' transition from elementary to middle school and will be offered remotely through Schoology.
    Activities will include social emotional learning (SEL) lessons aligned with weekly themes. Lessons will support unique experiences of middle school-aged students, so students feel ready for the transition to sixth grade. Additionally, educators and staff will provide weekly live events to address content and themes to engage students in important social interaction and help students build connections. Students will be able to register for this program starting in June on the Summer Learning webpage.

    Notes from Nurse Kathy

    Updated CDC guidance around travel health and safety as we approach the Memorial Day weekend, with sunny forecasts ahead:
    While some restrictions have been loosened and many people are able to receive vaccines, please note that the following guidance is still in place:
    • It is recommended that non-essential travel is limited for unvaccinated people
    • Fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the United States
    • Regardless of vaccination status, everyone who travels should wear a mask and monitor for symptoms for 14 days
    • Unvaccinated travelers should get tested 1-3 days before travel and get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days or self-quarantine for 10 days if they aren’t tested
    • People should NOT travel if: exposed to COVID-19, are sick, test positive for COVID-19, or are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test
    • People should NOT travel with someone who is sick

    Further information can be found here:
    • Public Health travel information -
    • CDC Travel Information -
    • DOH Travel Information -

    Please have a safe, relaxing and well-deserved holiday weekend and thank you for your continued dedication to the wellbeing of our community.

    Q & A COVID-19 vaccine and children
    Do you have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and it’s safety and effectiveness in children? Listen as Eckstein middle school students and immunologist Dr. Helen Chu of University of Washington address some common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in children.

    Click here if you have an SPS student who is age 12 and older to find a clinic in a K-8, Middle or High School. At some locations, adults can get vaccinated too.

    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


    was held 5/26. Please see powerpoint for information if you were unable to attend. If you are a PTA member, please nominate board members for 21-22.

    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!


    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!

    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

    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.

    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)

    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