Everett Public Schools is offering Transitional Kindergarten this winter for children who are not currently in an early learning program and are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Students will be screened in early January and may qualify based on need. The program will focus on basic academic, social, and self-help skills to jumpstart qualifying students toward success in school. Click link for more information.
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Visible Learning Communities with Problem Solvers and Leaders
Whittier is very passionate about preparing and supporting all students to be college, career, and life ready. This process requires thoughtful and intentional planning to build visible learning environments that foster our students’ ability to communicate effectively, problem solve complex tasks, and strengthen their decision-making skills as leaders.
Whittier staff are continuously improving our instructional practices to ensure that we provide students with engaging and relevant learning experiences that are connected to real world learning. We also emphasize the key characteristics of perseverance and grit so that students develop the capacity to work through difficult situations and never give up. These are attributes that will help all students succeed at Whittier and in life.
New cell phone policy
The use of cell phones in the classroom can distract students from instruction, yet can be important to have accessible in case of emergency. With this in mind, the district has adopted a new policy 3246 and procedure 3246P which prohibits cell phone use in the classroom while still providing access for students in case of emergency.
Elementary school students who choose to bring cell phones to school may only use them before or after the school day. During the school day, they must be powered off and stored (e.g., in the student’s backpack, locker, other district provided storage). There will be storage in the classroom so, in the event of an emergency, the cell phones will be accessible without leaving the classroom.
Whittier Elementary is committed to achieving academic excellence that meets the needs of individual students within a positive, engaging environment. The Whittier community is dedicated to developing life-long learners who become responsible and productive citizens.