Principal Message

Principal Sheri Warrick

Winter Break is just around the corner!!  We hope you all able to spend time with family.  If you travel, please be safe and remember we care about each one of you!! 

Below you will find some bits of information I’d like to share – so that you are in the “know.”

Access to Idlewild’s playground: 

During the school day, the Idlewild playground is part of the school’s campus and is used repeatedly during the student day. For these reasons, the playground, part of the schools’ campus is closed to the community.  After school hours and on the weekends, the playground is available to the community and to Idlewild families to enjoy.  We understand that a couple weeks ago, a lock was put on the gate entering the playground.  We had a substitute custodian working that night and thought that was our protocol.  We have since taken off the locks so that mistake does not happen again.

Physical Education:

Many of you have may have noticed change in the way we have embraced Physical Education.  Our school had to make a change in the way students received their 100 minutes of PE due to the demand on the facilities and the new expectation that all specialists participate in literacy support.  Mr. Winkler is responsible for 45 minutes of physical education per week.  The classroom teacher is responsible for 30 minutes of physical education within their school week and the students are running a lap every day before recess starts 5 times a week for 5 minutes.  (45 + 30 + 25 =100).  In addition to this scheduled plan, classroom teachers are utilizing brain breaks within the classroom and outside the classroom that are offering opportunities for students to exercise raise their heart rates and to also get their wiggles out.  Teachers have discretion regarding to how many breaks their class needs. 

Idlewild’s Enrollment:

Idlewild has focused efforts to make sure our building can support the students that we have enrolled.  In years past, we have been over capacity.  For example, our library is hosting reading intervention, library specialists and Spanish specialists – many times at the same time.  We need to make sure we have separate space for Spanish outside the library.   Currently we have 492 students attending Idlewild. 56% of the students here are enrolled with a waiver.  Once we have accepted a student on a waiver, we consider them a Falcon for life! We will not revoke waivers due to attendance or behavior Clover Park School district policy and State regulations support a student staying enrolled in the school regardless of behavior or attendance.  regarding      We have been closed to new waivers in 1st-5th grade since last March.  Idlewild reduced kindergarten sections from 4 to 3 classes this year.  Four classes out of twenty-one are over in class size by one student.   

 

Sheri Warrick

Principal, Idlewild Elementary

swarrick@cloverpark.k12.wa.us

253-583-5292

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