Whittier Summer Office Hours
The Whittier Elementary School office will be closed for the summer from Monday, July 1, through Friday, August 2, 2019. The offfice will open again on Monday, August 12. Summer office hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch. Thank you Whittier families for a great 2018-19 school year. Have a great summer!
Whittier's Everett Ready Orientation July 25!
Whittier's Everett Ready Parent Orientation will take place Thursday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the Whittier cafeteria. Come learn about this outstanding 2-week program to help prepare our incoming kindergarteners for the 2019-20 school year.
The Everett Ready Kindergarten Academy will run from Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursdays for two weeks. This is a great opportunity for your incoming kindergarten child to become more familiar with Whittier, meet new friends, learn school routines, play games and practice new skills, and to meet the kindergarten teachers and staff. Breakfast will be provided from 8:45 - 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. We are very excited for our new learners to officially join the Whittier school community!
Whittier Back-to-School Orientation Thursday, August 22, 2019
Whittier's Back-to-School Orientation will take place Thursday, August 22 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Whittier cafeteria and gym.
During the orientation you will receive your child’s class placement/new teacher for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Class placement is subject to change once the school year has started based on additional enrollment that will occur through the first week of school. The first day of school for the 2019-20 school year will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
The purpose of the orientation gathering is to:
Kindergarten families will have the opportunity to sign up for a Whittier Family Connections meeting that will take place with teachers on September 3, 4, 5, or 6 to develop a strong home-school partnership. The first day of school for kindergarteners will be Monday, September 9.
Whittier Summer Library Hours
When school ends, summer reading begins! Whittier's Library will be open this summer to support the district wide Summer Reading Challenge on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting on Tuesday, July 9. Here are the following dates that the library will be open during the summer: 7/9, 7/11, 7/16, 7/18, 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1, 8/6, 8/8, 8/13, 8/15. Create your own reading adventure!
Access specific information about the Summer Reading Challenge by following this link:
Summer Math Challenge
The Everett Public Schools Summer Math Challenge is for ALL students. Make summer count and keep your math brain sharp! Engage in exciting mathematical activities, problem solving and puzzles by participating in the EPS Summer Math Challenge.
Planning for Rigor, Engagement, and Mastery
Whittier is very passionate about planning, preparing, and supporting all students to be college, career, and life ready. Our staff is very intentional about providing students with engaging and relevant learning experiences that are connected to real world learning in which students collaboratively problem solve, use critical thinking skills, and apply their knowledge to solve complex problems. We also emphasize the key characteristics of perseverance and grit so that students develop the capacity to work through difficult situations and to never give up. These are attributes that will help all students succeed at Whittier and in life.