The Whittier Way: Be Safe - Be Respectful - Be Your Best
Whittier Curriculum Night September 26
Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- Session One 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
- Session Two 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.
This is an opportunity to hear from your child's teacher about grade level learning outcomes, classroom expectations, classroom communication, how parents can support their children at home, as well as a chance to ask questions. Each teacher will host two presentation sessions to accomodate families who have multiple siblings in our school. You can also learn about the iReady Reading & Math computer system, AR Reading, and Gradebook for parents. We look forward to seeing you at this event.
Childcare is NOT available for this event.
"Whittier Rock Your School - Get Your Teach On 2019"
Whittier’s 4th grade classes joined thousands of educators around the world on 9/19/19 to rock their classrooms to create an awesome learning day that reinforces our drive to engage student love to learning. All three classrooms created an outside-the-box black light learning experience for students to collaboratively problem-solving ELA, math, and science tasks.
High School & Beyond Night at Everett High October 9 from 5-8pm
Everett Public Schools is hosting a High School and Beyond night for north Everett families on Wednesday, October 9, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Everett High School. Learn what you can do now to map your future, visit college & career fair booths, learn about great career options, and find out how to make college affordable. Learn from guest speakers how college is possible for everyone and how education opens doors!
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.