Principal Message

Principal Sheri Warrick

Summer is good for the SOUL!

In this summer season, I hope families are able to spend time experiencing adventures in our beautiful outdoors!  There is so much to learn and embrace about the Pacific Northwest – Staycations are certain the best here!

This summer, my family has spent time working on house projects, exploring nature and connecting to our extended family.  Our favorite days have been – going for a short drive to a waterfront –looking for shells and skipping rocks and just enjoying each other.  The most important work with our children is to connect with them and to do your best to maintain routines. 

I would imagine many of you have had similar experiences this summer.  If this is not your experience and you and your family are experiencing difficulty in any way, you are in my thoughts.  This is certainly one of the most challenging times to keep moving forward when the future is so uncertain.  While I know I may not be able to help with the situation, I am here for your family and am willing to listen.   I care about you—Idlewild Parents and Students!  If you need someone to listen, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  (

Some questions you may have:

How do I enroll my kindergartner? – it is all online enrollment at this time. If you have new neighbors who have moved in – enrollment is also online. If you need support with this, Idlewild has a computer station for you as a parent to use to enroll your child.  At that time, we can also assist with scanning needed documents.

What will school look like in the fall?

The district is preparing for three options for the 2020-21 school year, and it is our goal to be prepared to move in between these options as necessary, as directed by the state and health department:

  • Remote learning—100% remote learning at home (with additional support for identified students)
  • Hybrid learning—schools will operate at 50% capacity on an A/B schedule alternating face-to-face learning with at-home learning. Wednesdays would be used for planning and providing support for identified students. (e.g. students with IEPs, etc.; to be determined) 
  • A day: students with last names A-K (with exceptions)
  • B day: students with last names L-Z (with exceptions)
  • Face-to-face learning—when allowed, 100% face-to-face learning in schools

Our district is considering the health department’s position regarding the opening of schools this fall, and we working on a plan that ensures the highest levels of safety for students and staff. The health and safety of our students and staff are paramount, and this plan is being developed in alignment with state and Department of Health guidelines and directives.

What if we are moving?  The main office of Idlewild will be open August 3.   Call Mrs. Paulson, 253-583-5290 and let her know to un-enroll your child.  The school you will be enrolling in can email/fax request for records so that can all be done digitally for the student/family.


Sheri Warrick

Principal, Idlewild Elementary



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