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    • Roof Replacement Update October 14

      Progress continues on Phase 1 of the roof replacement project. Exterior construction activities include replacing roofing materials on the west-facing slope of the north classroom wing. Wayne’s Roofing has approximately two good-weather days of work remaining to have the roof assembly system complete on the west side of the north wing. This work will take place during non-class instruction hours and potentially on weekends.
    • Welcome Letter to Families 2019-2020

      Dear Firebird Families, Welcome to the rising of a new and exciting 2019-20 school year at Rising Star/Van Asselt @ African American Academy! We look forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in our children’s education. Our talented, skilled, and dedicated staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren) to join our learning community in September. Our devoted office team is getting ready to welcome our Kindergarteners to Jump Start, ordering needed materials, and doing a million things to get ready for the school year. Our hardworking and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. Additionally, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and plan events and programs for the new school year.
    • School Supply Wish List - All supplies are greatly appreciated!

      • Ticonderoga #2 pencil with eraser
      • Scented permanent markers (various colors)
      • Expo dry erase markers (various colors)
      • Color pencil
      • Crayon
      • Eraser
      • Glue stick
      • Elmer's glue stick
      • Scissor
      • Ruler
      • Snack
      • Student personal headphone
      • Kleenex
      • Disinfect wipes
      • Hand sanitizer
    • 2019-2020 School Year Calendar

      School Year Calendar

      The school calendar is negotiated between Seattle Education Association and the district. The Seattle School Board adopted the 2019-20 school calendar at the Jan. 23 board meeting.

      2019-20 School Year Dates

      Students are released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance.

      Aug. 19 – 23 Jump Start, a sneak peek at school for incoming kindergartners. Read more about Jump Start.

      Wed., Sept. 4, 2019 First day of school for 1st – 12 grade students (regular school hours apply, no early release)

      Wed., Sept. 4 – Fri., Sept. 6 Family Connection Conferences for incoming kindergarten and preschool families. Read more about Family Connections Conferences.

      Mon., Sept. 9 First day of school for kindergarten, Seattle Preschool Program and full-day Head Start students (three-day delayed start for Family Connection)

      Fri., Oct. 11 State In-service Day (no school)

      Mon., Nov. 11 Veterans Day (no school)

      Nov. 25 – 27 Elementary conference days (no school for elementary and K-8 students; varies by school)

      Nov. 28 – 29 Thanksgiving break (no school) Nov. 28 Thanksgiving, Nov. 29 Native American Heritage Day

      Fri., Dec. 20 1-hour early dismissal (winter break)

      Dec. 23, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020 Winter break (no school)

      Mon., Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

      Wed., Jan. 29 Day between semesters (no school) *possible snow make-up day (1 of 3)

      Feb. 17 – 21 Mid-winter break including Presidents Day (no school)

      April 13 – 17 Spring break (no school)

      Mon., May 25 Memorial Day (no school)

      Thurs., June 18, 2020 Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal) *possible snow make-up days June 19 and 22

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    • Student Username and Password Changes for 2019-20 School Year

      This fall, Seattle Public Schools has made a change to the username students use to log on to district digital tools such as The Source and the student portal. This change will enable students to keep their same username until they graduate!

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    • Principal Letter to the School Community

      Some of you may be aware of a student incident that took place prior to the summer break. While this situation was resolved in May, including mediation of a resolution between the teacher and family, because of recent social media posts, I want to make sure our families, staff, and broader community know what took place and staff actions moving forward.
    • Welcome Back!

      Read Principal Lam's and Asst. Principal Kovach's Back to School Letter
      Read More about Welcome Back!
      Posted on 09/03/2018
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    • Family and Student Access to The Source and Schoology

      Click the Student Portal blue icon at the top of all Seattle Public Schools websites for quick links to The Source, Schoology and other online tools to support students.

      A student works on an assignment. Text over photo "Student and Family Portals"