Travel and Quarantine Policy for the Spring Break

If your student is attending in-person learning at Cherry Crest, please notify cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org by April 8th if you will be traveling out of Washington state over spring break, and include the date you will be returning to Washington.

We will let you know when you need to submit a negative covid test for your student. Students and staff who travel outside of Washington cannot return to the building until either:

– 7 days quarantine with submission of a negative COVID-19 test taken 3-5 days after travel
– 10 days quarantine after travel without a test

See https://bsd405.org/back-to-buildings-plan/faq/#quarantine

Take the Bus!

We are finding that dismissal is taking longer than normal for parents driving their children to and from school. With hybrid students across all grades returning to the Cherry Crest building, we strongly encourage all eligible students to take the school bus! Visit the Cherry Crest website for details about having your child safely and efficiently travel to/from Cherry Crest on the bus.

Quarantine Policy for the Spring Break

Grades K-5 will have a week of all remote learning after spring break, from April 19-23rd, with Teams meetings each day starting at 8 am for all students.

If you do plan to travel outside the state over spring break, please follow any updated protocol at https://bsd405.org/back-to-buildings-plan/faq/#quarantine and notify cherrycrestattendance@bsd405.org if you are required to submit a negative Covid test after you return.

District Offers School Bus Route Tracking with Edulog App

The Bellevue School District is providing the Edulog Parent Portal smart phone app to deliver information about your student’s school bus ride. It allows you to access designated bus stop times and locations of your student’s school bus.

To download see: https://bsd405.org/departments/transportation/edulog-parent-bus-tracking-program/.

Seeking Fifth Grade Memory Book Volunteers

Calling 5th Grade parents to help create memory books for our 5th graders! We need help with ideas of what to include, help gathering content (photos and memories), and final assembly.

Please email 5thgradeevents@cherrycrest-ptsa.org for more information or to volunteer!

In Person Learning Updates from Principal Steere

On March 11 Principal Steere recorded a video for families with information and updates related to in person learning at Cherry Crest elementary. Watch the video for:

• Status of in-person learning; including information about car pickup, bus service and the brand new Parent Portal Bus App
• Updates on planning for 3rd–5th grade return
• Information about the Safety and Health Conditions Review Team at Cherry Crest

In person learning expansion – Safety and Health Conditions Review Team

School and district leaders have begun work on plans to expand in-person services for third through fifth grade students.  This includes resurveying family choices for hybrid or virtual learning last summer. We don’t yet have firm dates for return but do know that they will follow a similar half day AM/PM model as primary grades.  Our safety team meets weekly to review relevant local COVID data and building safety readiness. 

Read more about the role of the Safety and Health Conditions Review Team and their role in expansion of in person services at Cherry Crest.

Last Week of Scholastic Book Fair!

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your children, family and friends, as well as support our school! 100% of the proceeds are used to purchase new books for the Cherry Crest Library!

Find the Book Fair online through March 14th at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/cherrycrestelementaryschool

You can choose to shop through the Virtual Fair where you can browse and see all of the items as if it were set up at school use the catalog. Items will be sent directly to your home. To limit shipping costs, we suggest making your book purchases (which don’t have shipping fees if over $25) separate from other items which will have shipping fees regardless of the amount of money spent.