Principal Orrock

  • Preparing for the 2020-2021 School Year

    This is Valerie Orrock, Principal of Emerald Park Elementary School.  I want to first say that I hope your family is safe and healthy. 

    As we near the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, there is a lot of planning happening to prepare for Remote Learning.  Your child’s class placement and information about recommended supply lists were sent to the email address on file for you.

    We will be sharing more information soon as decisions are made that affect our school. Some of the things you can look forward to learning are about obtaining district learning materials and the daily schedule.

    Remote Learning Class Placement

    If you are new to Emerald Park, you may learn your remote learning class placement in an email soon after your enrollment is processed. I am sure you are excited to meet your child’s teacher.

    Your child’s teacher looks forward to connecting with you. Expect a message from them soon. The email will contain a link to join an online meet and greet event. Using the link and a device with online access, you will be able to meet your teacher and some of your classmates.

    Recommended School Supplies

    I am pleased to share that you will find recommended supplies for remote learning by grade level on Emerald Park’s website. Additional supplies may be requested when a transition to in-person instruction begins.

    If you need assistance with school supplies, please expect information soon as we are partnering with our amazing PTSA to find a way to support families. 

    Daily Schedule & Learning Materials

    You may have questions about what the school day will look like. When does your student meet with their teacher, PE/music/library teachers, or receive other needed services, supplies, or a laptop?

    Wages, hours, and working conditions are generally matters that require bargaining, so you can imagine the hours of collaboration it takes to ensure our eight represented bargaining groups are prepared to implement a change of this magnitude.

    As soon as this information is available and schedules for services created, you will receive communication via our website, calls, emails, or teachers. Thank you for your patience as we launch into an unusual and much-anticipated school year.

    Though we may not be in our school building together, we are no doubt staying strong and safe together. And as Navigators, we will set off on this journey of a lifetime with our sights set on kindness and learning.

    Please expect future communications and continue to monitor the PTSA Facebook page and our website for additional information as the year begins. We will soon be able to answer the school phone mainline and will be available to answer your questions at (253) 373-3850.

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Last Modified on August 20, 2020