Hope K-8 families,
Typically the last day of school for K-8 families is a short day,
running from 8:30 to 10:00 AM only. On the day before that, the
class wraps up end-of-year events, such as class parties, cleaning
out desks, turning in iPads and textbooks, etc. On the last day of
school, during a normal (non-pandemic) year we have a long end of
year chapel with a message and various honors and awards for
students, followed by 8th grade graduation practice and students
getting last minute yearbook signings from other classes.
This year, our end of year chapel service will not include awards, we
will not be able to go to other classes for yearbooks signings, and
8th grade graduation practice is happening the night before since 8th
grade is still in the hybrid model. Combined with COVID screenings in
the morning and the continued risk of exposure to COVID and parents
needing to transport children for a very short day, we realize the
benefit of this year’s last day of school is very limited. As a
result, we have made the decision to cancel the last day of school on
June 8, 2021.
Extended care will be open a full day 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on June 8,
2021 for families that need childcare that day. You may sign up as
usual on our website. Preschool classes will not be affected by this
change and will have the usual school day.
We apologize for the lateness of sharing this information and hope it
is not an inconvenience. If you have any questions, please let us
know in the school office at (206) 935-8500.
The School Office