At Sand Point Elementary, we are a community of lifelong learners, responsible global citizens, and champions of our own success.
At Sand Point Elementary, we firmly believe that all students can achieve high academic levels in accordance with the Washington State and District Learning Standards. While the learning process is different for each student, the teachers and staff at Sand Point work hard to create an environment that challenges, supports, and instills creativity in the learning process. Our hope is that our students will leave the school with a sense of personal accomplishment and the full range of tools necessary to be successful later in life. Furthermore, we believe that learning should be fun. We strive to instill a passion for exploration and intellectual curiosity.
In order to insure that all students achieve at high levels of instruction, we set high expectations for our students and create curriculum that is clearly linked to District and State standards. These standards allow for creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in literacy, math, science, social studies and the arts. Assessments are also authentic and aligned with these standards.
Student success is ultimately dependent upon our partnership with you, the parents and guardians. We are here to serve as an educational resource in the academic, social, and emotional development of young people. If we can assist you at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your involvement in the education of your children is both valued and critical to the success of this most important work.
This year (2014-2015), Sand Point Elementary began our fifth year, since reopening in 2010. We currently have 282 students enrolled in classes Kindergarten-Fifth Grade. Our demographics include: over 41% free-and reduced lunch participants, 27% English language learners, 17% African American, 37% White, 18% Asian, 13% Hispanic, and 15% Multiracial. Of our 282 students, we have 22 different home languages. Our school-wide goals for this school year include: a) linking of implementation of Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop, and Everyday Math to Common Core State Standards, b) adoption of common language and practices used to discuss and evaluate learning and teaching building wide, and c) the growth/development and engagement of our new school environment community.