Whittier students and families, we miss you so much! Please take care of yourselves, stay healthy, and maintain a positive attitude! Please enjoy our special video message. Stay Whittier strong!
With the district-wide closure of Everett Public Schools, we have created a website that includes an initial set of materials intended to support students’ engagement in learning. The materials do not replace the experience of being in school but can help students maintain the learning that has taken place this school year. Click the headline to visit the page.
Governor Inslee announced a mandate that schools close through April 24. Therefore, Monday, March 16, Everett Public Schools will be closed through Friday, April 24. School will resume on Monday, April 27. Please click link for more details on what this means for our families.
We are committed to providing access to the nutrition Everett Public School students need during an extended emergency district wide closure. We will be offering meals for pick up at a total of 23 school sites and at least 5 apartment complexes. Please click link for more information.
Whittier is a PBIS school! What is PBIS? It began in 1997 when an amendment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) included the language, “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports,” which described methods to identify and support desired behaviors in the school setting. PBIS seeks to encourage and reinforce positive schoolwide behaviors through “The Whittier Way” – Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Your Best!
Click the link above for more PBIS information.
As we continue to work with local and state health officials to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we made the decision to postpone our April 28 bond. District officials are looking at later dates this year based on the evolving healthcare situation. Click link for more info.
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.