Principal's Message

Welcome, Orca Families!

We are thrilled that you and your students have joined us for the 2020-2021 school year.  We are honored to partner with you in your child’s education. At Poulsbo Elementary, we believe in creating a supportive and caring school community that builds strong relationships and fosters academic, social, and emotional success and development for each student.

We look forward to an amazing year of learning and growth.

Important Updates:

Office: Our office will be open for in-person support. Our office hours are 8 am to 4 pm. Please wear a mask when inside the building.

School Hours: School begins at 9:20 am and ends at 3:50 pm for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesdays are early release days, and school will end at 2:50 pm. Students eating breakfast at school may arrive at 9:00 am and report to the cafeteria. If your child is not eating breakfast at school, the earliest your student should arrive is 9:10 am. Supervision is not available for students before this time.

First Day of School: The first day for 1st through 5th-grade students will be Wednesday, September 1st. The school will end at 2:50 pm as it is our first early release day. The first day of kindergarten will be Tuesday, September 7th.  To maintain COVID safety guidelines, families cannot park and walk students to class on the first day of school. Please follow the drop-off procedures below.  First day of preschool:  September 9th.  AM session begins at 9:10 and ends at 11:55.  PM session begins at 1:10 and ends at 3:45 pm.

Classroom Placement: Class lists will be completed and available in SKYWARD by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 27, 2021.  Class lists are considered final and will not be reviewed for adjustment at this time. If you believe you have information that is important for the school to know that will impact learning success for your child, please set up a time to discuss it with your child’s assigned teacher.  Your teacher will reach out the following week to provide classroom-specific information.

Parent Partnership Zoom with the Principal: This session will be held on August 26th at 6:00 pm and will center on general school information, COVID safety procedures, student drop-off and pick-up procedures, and school-wide expectations.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch will be offered to all students FREE of charge this school year.  If you typically fill out a free and reduced lunch form, please do that again this year.  These are available on the district website, or a paper copy is available in the office.

New Pick-up and Drop-off Procedures: Our parking lot and pick-up and drop-off loops were reconfigured this summer to improve traffic flow during arrival and dismissal. 

Families are an important part of our learning community, and your voice is essential in achieving success for our students.  We greatly appreciate opportunities for parent partnership, feedback, and leadership, and we invite you to become involved in the Poulsbo learning community.  In the coming months, we will open volunteer opportunities such as mentoring, supporting lunch and recess and working in the classroom. We need representation on some of our school committees, and our PTSA is actively seeking volunteers and leadership for board positions and event coordination. 

 We look forward to an exciting year together!


Debbie Audet