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    Cedar Park Elementary School

    • Opening Date: September 6, 2017
    • Curricular Focus: Expeditionary Learning
    • Bell Times: 7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
    • School Capacity: 250-280 (about 2 classes at each grade level)
    • Number of classrooms: 18 (2 classrooms per grade level, 2 Preschool classrooms, 2 rooms for specialists, 1 library, 1 resource room)

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    After School Care

    Will after school care be available on site?

    KidsCo will be providing afterschool care and enrichment programs for Preschool - 5th grade. For more information click on the "Resource & Services - Afterschool Care" tab at the top of our website.


    Boundaries and Transportation

    What will be the boundaries of Cedar Park Elementary?

    Anyone can apply to attend any option school. However, students who live within the geozone are given priority in the school assignment process. The Cedar Park geozone can be found marked in yellow on this map.

    How does transportation work for option schools?

    Students who live in the “walk zone” of the school are not eligible for bus transportation. Students who live outside of the “walk zone” AND live in the Jane Addams Middle School assignment area are eligible for transportation. Students who live on the west side of Lake City Way ARE eligible for bus service, given the dangers of small children crossing Lake City Way. The Cedar Park “walk zone” can be found marked in pink on this map.


    Enrollment

    When can students enroll in Cedar Park?

    • Now — Enroll in Seattle Public Schools (Kindergarten and families new to the District only)

    Is there an enrollment goal?

    There is no minimum number of students required to open the school.

    How many students do you accept outside the geozone?

    This year is going to be a BIG year for accepting students who are outside of our geozone since all seats at Cedar Park are open.  However, only students who live in the Jane Addams assignment area will be eligible for transportation.


    Facilities

    What about facility improvements?

    Facility improvements continue to be completed following Board approval during the spring of 2017 and renovations will be completed by the end of the summer of 2017.

    For more information, please see the Cedar Park Informational Overview under the Resources tab.


    Kindergarten

    What is WaKids?

    WaKids is a state-supported program for kindergarten students and families that rethinks how we develop the school-home relationship. WaKids takes a more holistic approach in giving time to learn more deeply about a student's academic, social-emotional, fine and gross motor skills, and lets schools support students and families in a more personal way. Along with a Family Connect meeting (see below), Kindergarten teachers will administer the WaKids Gold assessment in the fall that will gather observational and formative assessment data on a student's skills entering kindergarten and take a whole-child approach in setting learning goals with families at conferences.

    What is the first day of Cedar Park's Kindergarten?

    The first official day of kindergarten will be Monday, September 11th. Kindergarten families will have an individual Family Connect meeting scheduled some time during the first three days of school (September 6th, 7th, or 8th) so students, parents, families, and teachers can meet and begin building partnerships together. This will be a great opportunity to share more about your hopes and dreams for your child and get more detailed information about the program.


    Preschool

    Will Cedar Park house a new SPP Preschool Program?

    Yes, Cedar Park will have two Seattle Preschool Program classrooms of 20 students each. Each room with have a certified Preschool Teacher and a highly qualified Instructional Assistant. Both rooms will be housed inside the school.

    What details do we know about Cedar Park's new SPP Preschool Program?

    We know that it will be a full-day preschool program during school hours from 7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. Classrooms will include sinks, bathrooms, and other preschool necessities. Students will also eat lunch in their classroom and will have a designated preschool playground (outside their classroom) they will recess at. More logistical information will be available before start of school.

    What is the first day of Cedar Park's Preschool Program?

    The first official day of preschool will be Monday, September 11th. Like our Kindergarten families, Cedar Park's Preschool families will have an individual Family Connect meeting scheduled some time during the first three days of school (September 6th, 7th, or 8th) so students, parents, families, and teachers can meet and begin building partnerships together. This will be a great opportunity to share more about your hopes and dreams for your child and get more detailed information about the program.


    Program Information

    What is an option school?

    An option school is a school that uses a specific teaching model or focus in addition to the basic common core curriculum (reading writing, math). Students must opt-in to an option school by completing paperwork with the school district. If applications exceed enrollment, preference goes to students with siblings already at the option school and students who live nearest the school.

    What is Expeditionary Learning (EL)?

    Expeditionary Learning is student-driven, deep and engaging learning connected to the real world that embeds grade level skills and competencies. Expeditionary Learning is a project -based, student-led learning model. Instead of having each subject as a separate entity, this model allows a class to dive deeply into an expedition/project and the teacher to integrate skills and standards into the expedition. Additionally, expeditions have connections to real-world learning. In order to enhance this real-world connection, classes participate in field trips or invite experts to come in and teach them more about their chosen expedition.

    How is Expeditionary Learning SIMILAR to a traditional school model?

    • EL schools held to the same curriculum/Common Core State Standards
    • EL schools use District adopted core curriculum such as the Center for the Collaborative Classroom (English Language Arts curriculum) and Math in Focus (Math curriculum).
    • EL schools participate in standardized testing

    Contact Us

    13224 37th Ave NE
    Seattle, WA 98125

    Main Office: 206-252-4300
    Fax: 206-252-4301
    Attendance:

    Principal: Doug Ouellette
    dcouellette@seattleschools.org


    2017-18 Bell Schedule

    Start and End Time:
    7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

    Early Release Wednesday:
    7:55 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.