The McDonald School Community is holding a panel discussion this Saturday morning (Dec. 12), at the Lincoln High School library, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The panel will discuss possible program options that are available to the school.
School Board Member Sherry Carr will be in attendance, and the instructional/administrative staff from Seattle Public Schools, along with parents from schools with programs of interest, have been invited to participate in the discussion, which is designed to give parents residing within the McDonald School boundaries a deeper understanding of the programs available.
To get to Lincoln High School’s library, enter through the West Entrance to Lincoln (Interlake Avenue and 44th) Turn left and the library will be right in front. If you enter through one of the other entrances (on the East side of the school), go upstairs to the 2nd floor and turn right. The library is on the North side of the building.
To learn more about the programs available to McDonald School, here are some handy reference tools:
1. Program Opportunity Papers (POPs). The purpose of the Program Opportunity Papers is to ensure that we all understand what programs are possible. These programs reflect current community interest and also map to programs offered by the District. Each paper has been written by one or more McDonald School community members. The Program Opportunity Papers are on the McDonald School Community website.
2. Program Placement Survey. The purpose of the survey is gather input from resident families on what Program(s) the community would like to see implemented at the McDonald school. The survey’s supporting questions include how many children each family has, if there are sibling issues and preferences for the structure of the McDonald School design team. On December 15th, we will share the results of the survey with School District administrators, the School Board Directors and the Superintendent. The Program Placement Survey is discussed on the McDonald School Community website and can be accessed directly through Survey Monkey. The group is under the assumption that providing the results to decision makers by the 15th should ensure that the community perspective is recognized before finalizing the selection of a program.