Building access during the building closure

Our school building is closed during remote learning unless arrangements have been made for specialized activities like IEP services that must happen in person and evaluations. There will be staff on-site to support people that need to enter Monday-Friday 9 am – 3 pm.  If you need to speak to someone at school you can contact your students’ teachers or call (206) 252-2705 and leave a message in any language.

Open Concept

The school building was designed in the Open Concept method that fosters teacher collaboration and cross-age instruction. Classrooms are grouped into Pods, and there are few walls and doors in the building. Students and teachers work hard to keep noise disruptions to a minimum, and follow these hallway and classroom guidelines:

  • Level 1 silence
  • Level 2 whisper
  • Level 3 group work
  • Level 4 outside voice
  • Level 5 emergency voice


Classrooms are grouped into clusters, or Pods. Students typically move from their “homeroom” morning pod to their afternoon pod before lunch.

K Pod – Kindergarten & K/1 Mandarin Immersion

A Pod – 1st Grade & K/1 Spanish Immersion

B Pod – 2nd Grade/3rd Grade

C Pod – 4th Grade/5th Grade & 4th/5th Grade Spanish and Mandarin Immersion

D Pod – 4th Grade/5th Grade

E Pod – 2nd Grade/3rd Grade & 2nd/3rd Grade Spanish and Mandarin Immersion

Building Security

We all want to provide our students with safe learning environments.  

All school doors remain locked during school hours 8:00 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.
All visitors, please enter through the front door at the main office.
Staff and students are NOT allowed to open doors for visitors.

To enter the school building:

  • Ring the bell located to the right of the front doors on 14th Ave. South.
  • While facing the bell, identify yourself to the front desk staff.
  • Sign in at the front office and wear a visitor sticker or badge if you are going to stay in the building.
  • Sign out when you leave.
  • Please do not ask students or teachers to let you in through other doors of the building. It is against school policy.