ER Suns Newsletter 5.3.21

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Student Placement

Family Input for Student Placement in 21-22 School Year

Each year, East Ridge families are invited to provide input regarding their child’s classroom placement for the next school year. Our paramount duty during the placement process is to create well-balanced classrooms that provide the best instructional setting for all students. In determining placement, our school teams and principal consider what we know about individual students, student groups that work well together, parent input, and overall classroom balance. As a family, you may have additional insight that helps us ensure a positive and productive year for your child. If you have input you would like us to consider, please complete this form and press submit by Friday, May 14, 2021. Please complete a separate input form for each child in your family. In completing this form, please note:

  1. Completion of this form is optional. All students will be given careful consideration for classroom placement, whether or not parent input is provided.
  2. We do NOT accept specific teacher requests or guarantee placement in specific classroom programs. We will NOT forward any forms with specific teacher requests to placement teams.
  3. The information you provide will be shared with all staff involved with your child’s placement, including your child’s current teacher and next year’s teacher – this form is not confidential.
  4. Please understand that since we may have a low number of classes at each grade level, we will not be able to create classrooms that honor all requests, especially requests to separate children and/or requests regarding combination classrooms.
  5. The district fully intends to have students in school five days a week beginning on September 1, our scheduled first day of school. District staff have been thoughtfully planning a 100% online option to serve students who cannot attend school in person due to personal or family health concerns. More details on the 2021-22 online school option will be communicated from the district in coming weeks.

Please complete this form no later than May 14, 2021 to ensure your input is considered. Thank you for your partnership in your child’s education.


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Daily Student Health Checks!!

Daily StudentHealth Checks need to be completed DAILY before your child can attend school. They must be completed by 8:30am.


Racial and Educational Justice Family SurveyRacial and Educational Justice Family Survey

At East Ridge, we want to create a school environment where all children and families feel seen, heard, and valued. Our school’s racial and educational justice team, and our staff as a whole, want to have the opportunity to reflect on your child and family’s experience. Please share your feedback with us on this survey! Your responses are anonymous. Thank you!


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Safety Protocol Update

Please note that on the District site Face Coverings page, gaiter style masks were added to the list of masks that are not allowed



Earth Day Optional ContestEarth Day Optional Contest

Alden Geissler & Sarah Zimberg, former East Ridge students, have created an Earth Day opportunity for our students. They have made a video about recycling and created a contest opportunity for our East Ridge Students!

Check out this video

Google Slide Deck

Contest submission google form

Contest entries are due May 7.


Four-Day Weeks

- No School on May 28 and May 31 -Four-Day Weeks

We have two four-day weeks in May.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, May 24-A Day

  • Tuesday, May 25-A Day

  • Wednesday, May 26-Regular Asynchronous Wednesday

  • Thursday, May 27-B Day

  • Friday, May 28-No School

  • Monday, May 31-No School

  • Tuesday, June 1-A Day

  • Wednesday, June 2-Regular Wednesday

  • Thursday, June 3-B Day

  • Friday, June 4-B Day


Important Music and PE Reminder

We enjoy spending time with your students during our online Music and PE classes!

We have noticed a decline in the number of students who are attending our Zooms and completing the asynchronous assignments.

Whether your student is part of the hybrid model or has remained online, they continue to have Music and PE live Zooms and asynchronous lessons each week. Please be sure to check in with them to confirm that they are attending these Zoom meetings (during their asynchronous days) and submitting the asynchronous assignments.

As with the first semester, student participation in specialist classes will be included on the June report card.

Any questions should be directed to your student’s Music or PE teacher.

Your East Ridge Specialist Team


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Kindergarten and New Student 2021-2022 Registration

Kindergarten and new student registration for the 2021-2022 school year has opened.

Registration is online at: Please call our office at (425) 408-4403 or email if you need help with the online registration process.


Have Fun with Ms. Simpson!

Have Fun with Ms. Simpson!

Join Ms. Simpson on Wednesdays from 1-2 to boost your activity time and social time. Join for part of it or all of it. Come for the fun!

Who’s invited? All grades, Staff, parents, and friends!

Part 1

1:00-1:10 Yoga

1:10-1:20 Jump Rope Skills

1:20-1:30 Social time and closing

Part 2:

1:30-1:40 Fitnessgram: push-ups, crunches, flexibility and sprints

1:40-1:50 Fortnite dances and hip hop

1:50-2:00 Social time and closing


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Library News

There IS library pick up this week for remote learners!

Final two Remote Learner Library Book Bag pick ups will be May 5 and May 19.

All Remote Learner library books need to be returned on May 26

Curbside Pick up & drop off times for May 5 & 19 stay the same: 11am-1pm & 3:30-4:30pm.

***Students who come to school for in-person hybrid may bring their library book bags back to school and place on the library carts in their foyers to return.***


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East Ridge Keeps Playing

This week’s game is Let’s Go Fishing. The social/emotional learning skill is Analyzing Solutions – Looking at different ways to solve a problem and coming up with multiple answers. This week’s brain break is Sleepy Bunny. Thank you, PTA for this resource!




Endurance is the ability to persist for an extended period of time, to sustain effort toward improvement and the ability to recover from hardships.


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View the East Ridge Calendar:


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Looking for More Information?

See our past newsletters for information about:

  • Attendance

  • Schoology

  • Virtual Tour

  • ...and much more!


ASB Spirit Days!

ASB Spirit Days!

May 4: Wear Star Wars inspired clothing or black (May the 4th be with you)

May 21: Sports Day

June 4: Hat Day



Blood Drive

We are excited to be able to offer a first for East Ridge!! We will be hosting a blood drive for our East Ridge Community on May 25th from 1-6 pm at the Hampton Inn in Woodinville! Please go to and enter the sponsor code EastRidge to sign up now!!! ASB is excited to offer this much needed and important opportunity during these challenging times.

Blood drive at Hampton Inn, 5/25, 1-6pm


PTA Board nominations, election 6/15 at 7 pm


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Staff appreciation week - daily gifts

blood drive flyer, 5/25, Hampton Inn & Suites