Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
Welcome to Covington’s 2020-2021, the home of the Huskies! While I know that this year has started unlike any other, we have ever experienced before, I want to extend my gratitude to every student, family, and guardian as we navigate this new normal together. The goal of Covington Elementary staff is to provide guidance for you and your child through this process.
We all believe that students learn best in an active, in-person environment with their friends, and in close proximity to a skilled and caring teacher; however, until this COVID-19 crisis passes, our highest priority must be keeping students, staff, and families healthy and safe. We ask for your help and patience as we navigate this new adventure for our students, our families, and our staff.
Social & Emotional Support
The extraordinary situation presented by distance learning and the COVID crisis make it especially important for our teachers to support the emotional and social wellbeing of our students. Every morning, each of our classrooms begin the day with a brief social/emotional introduction to encourage students to share how their life is going. We will do everything we can to support students who are feeling isolated, as well as those who are feeling frightened and confused by matters far outside of the student’s control.
If you run into technical difficulties with your child’s access or device, please reach out to our Customer Support Center at CustomerSupportCenter@kent.k12.wa.us.
Please continue to keep in mind that daily attendance to our live instruction is crucial for our student’s exposure to ongoing learning and this will help them to be able to engage in independent tasks while learning at home. I understand this is not easy from home and the more we can work together and keep a consistent routine and expectations for our students, the more they will be successful!
Partnership with the School
We are thankful to have a strong PTA partnership. They work collaboratively with us as a school to plan enriching activities that support our entire community. We hope that you will consider joining and supporting the PTA through their events throughout the year both virtually and eventually in person.
In closing, I want to thank you again for your continued support and wish you and your family good health. I feel confident that when we all return together, it will be with a greater sense of belonging and a renewed perspective on all of the values that make Covington Elementary School a great place to be!
I always welcome your feedback, ideas, concerns, and questions so please feel free to contact me either via email at Sarita.Williams@kent.k12.wa.us or via phone at (253) 263-0139.
In the meantime, take care, be well, and stay healthy!