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    In-Person Updates
    Posted on 04/02/2021
    In-Person Updates




    The information on this page is for Aki Kurose students. Please visit the Seattle Schools page to see all the latest information from the school district.

    Latest News

    Please be on the lookout for email communication to ALL STUDENTS on Wednesday, April 14th.

    For students who are returning in-person, you will receive all the information needed on Sunday, April 18th, to get you ready for in-person learning on Monday, April 19th.

    Quick Links: 

    Sample Schedule  Daily Attestation Frequently Asked Questions

    Lastest In-Person Learning News from the District

    Click Here to See the News Article

    In-Person Learning Informational Session Video

    This video was recorded on April 5, 2021.


    From April 7-16 families can call their student’s school to request a change to their Intent to Return survey selection. After April 19, parents or guardians of 6-12 students will need to formally request a change through the appeals process. During the review process, parents or guardians must maintain their current learning model pending final decision. 

    View the Appeals Process

    In-Person at Aki Kurose

    Students who are returning to school in-person can expect that they will do remote learning from home in the mornings and then attend classes at school from 11:55am-3:50pm, Monday and Tuesday afternoons. All students will be learning remotely on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


    Based upon the survey results received on Wednesday, April 7th, we will have 2 cohorts (groups) of students:

    1. Cohort A - Students returning In-Person
    2. Cohort C - Students remaining 100% REMOTE

    Sample Schedule

    Here is what the schedule might look like. The final schedule is still to be determined. 

    This is visual table. See ADA accessible sample schedule below.



    Sample Schedule (ADA accessible)

    For Cohort A:

    • Monday and Tuesday
      • 9:00 - 11:10am: Remote school from home
      • 11:10 - 11:55am: Lunch and go to school
      • 11:55am - 3:50pm: In-person with teachers and students at school
    • Wednesday
      • 9:00am – 2:35pm: Remote from home
    • Thursday and Friday:
      • 9:00am – 3:50pm: Remote from home

    For Cohort C (100% remote):

    • Monday and Tuesday
      • 9:00am – 3:50pm: Remote from home
    • Wednesday
      • 9:00am – 2:35pm: Remote from home
    • Thursday and Friday
      • 9:00am – 3:50pm: Remote from home

    Daily Attestation

    Each day the student will be coming to school in-person, they MUST complete a health check (attestation). Families will receive an email (or text) in the morning by 5am, on the days the student is expected to be at school. 

    In the email, there will be a link with a few questions to answer, to let us know that the student is not at risk of having COVID-19. 

    The student will not be allowed to enter the school, if this attestation is not completed and APPROVED.

     Watch this video to see the attestation process:

    Click Here to Attest Now

    What happens if a student arrives at school without having done the daily screening /attestation?

    The student will stand to an area on the outside of the building, until they have attested, using their own mobile device, or a staff device.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Many of your questions may have been answered in the district news article. 

    Click here to see the article.

    What needs to be done before coming to school for in-person learning?

    1. The district survey deadline ended April 6th. If you did not submit the survey, your student will stay assigned to 100% remote learning. Parents/guardians can contact the school before April 16th, if the student would like to attend in-person. You will need to follow an appeals process to change your student's status after April 16th.
    2. A COVID safety agreement needs to be signed for each student by a parent/guardian and returned to the front office by email to, or in-person.
    3. A daily health screening (also called "attestation") needs to be completed and approved for entry into the building.

    What happens if a student is having symptoms of illness? 

    The student will be monitored in a Protected Health Care Room until a parent/guardian can pick them up. 911 will be dialed immediately, if a student exhibits difficult breathing or is experiencing distress.

    Will my student have the same teachers?

    SPS is working to maintain teacher consistency. To the extent possible, students returning in-person will remain with their current teachers.

    How often will areas be cleaned?

    • High traffic areas, like restrooms stair rails, will be cleaned three times a day.
    • Classrooms will be cleaned by students at the end of each class period.

    Will transportation be provided?

    No school buses are provided students, unless the student has an IEP. Families can request Orca cards from the district. Click this link for more information regarding Orca cards.


    Students will not be allowed to eat in the building. Grab and Go food will be available at the lunch distribution door, but students will have to keep the food in their backpack until dismissed from school. 

    Will lockers be available for use?

    No lockers will be used. Students will be expected to carry their backpacks with them throughout the day.

    What should students bring to school?

    Students should bring a backpack with the following items:

    • Fully charged district-provided laptop, with charging cord
    • Pencils
    • Full water bottles (drinking fountains are not in use)

    What do classrooms look like?

    Students will be sitting 6-ft apart, facing the front of the classroom. 

    How many other students will one student have contact with?

    Your student will be encouraged to interact with other students and teachers with mask on and to maintain 6-feet of distance at all times.

    What will passing periods look like?

    We will have three minute passing periods. Students will maintain six-foot distance, walking down hallways with directional arrows. Narrow stairwells are one-way only. 

    What will restroom breaks be like?

    • Classrooms are assigned specific bathrooms
    • Students only use the bathroom during class time ONLY
    • Classrooms will have Bathroom Sign out sheets that must be filled out with student leave time and return time, for contact tracing 
    • Students need to note occupancy and enter only if occupancy allows, otherwise they will wait outside bathroom until they are able to enter into the bathroom

    Are students allowed to bring their cell phones?

    We will allow students to bring their cell phones to be in contact with families before and after class, but not during class. The main office phone is also available for use, if needed.

    Will there be after school activities/groups/sports?

    There will be no spring sports for this school year. 
    After school activities or groups that your student math currently be in (My Sister's Keeper, etc.) will continue virtually.

    The information on this page is for Aki Kurose students. Please visit the Seattle Schools page to see all the latest information from the school district.

    Please send any additional questions to or call (206) 252-7700.