New Family Information

New Family Information

Do you have a kindergartner starting at Loyal Heights in the fall? Orare you new to the area or thinking about changing schools? Find out more information here. 

Jumpstart Update

Due to COVID-19 and other factors, Loyal Heights will NOT run the Jumpstart program this summer. Updated on June 9th, 2021.

Virtual School Tours

If you were unable to attend our virtual meeting or you just want to review the information presented, please enjoy our Incoming Families Virtual Tour video. Below is some of the content covered during the tour meetings. 

Learn more about Loyal Heights Elementary 

While most of the incoming families will be looking at our Kindergarten program and teachers, we also acknowledge that some families will have students entering grades 1 – 5. For more upper grade content, visit the Contact tab below and The Family Handbook page. We welcome all beavers, little ones and bigger ones too!

The Loyal Heights Vision and Anti-Racist Statement

These important messages can be found on the Our School/About page of our website. 

Is my child Kindergarten Ready?

WaKids – Click here for more information
•Talk to Pediatrician
•Talk to Preschool
•How does your child attend and engage in groups?
•Does your child share and take turns?
•Refer to the next slide as a resource as well

colorful text of the words Welcome to Kindergarten

Meet the Loyal Heights Kindergarten Team!

From left to right:
Mrs. Fourquet, Mrs. Lepse, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Colwell and Mrs. Hottovy

photo of all 5 k teachers at LH

Examples of a Typical Day in Kindergarten

Loyal Heights Elementary   19-20

Kindergarten Daily Schedule (M, T, Th, F)
In Person Learning


Playground Open/ Busses Arrive


Bell Rings
(Kids line up outside, Mrs. Colwell leads kids inside)

7:55 – 8:10

Morning Work Tubs, Attendance

8:25 – 9:05


9:10 – 9:25

All Kindergarten Recess

9:25 – 9:35

Snack/ Story

9:40 – 10:50

Math / Science
(*Thursdays : Library 9:30-10:05 and snack after)

10:55 – 11:25

Kindergarten Lunch/Recess

11:25 – 12:30

Literacy/ Independent Work Time

12:30 – 1:05

Specialist Time (PE, Music, Art)

1:10 – 1:45

Social Learning / Free Choice

1:45 – 2:00


2:00 – 2:25

Jobs/ Pack up/ Dismissal

K Remote Learning daily schedule example coming soon!



Academic Support and Social Emotional Learning at LHE

The following programs are in place at Loyal Heights:

•Counseling – Preventative and responsive
•S.T.A.R. – Beaver Expectations
•Ruler Framework- Yale Center Emotional Intelligence
•MTSS-Multi-Tiered Systems of Support 
•P.B.I.S.- Positive Behavior Intervention Supports 

School Counselor

We are proud to have a full-time on-site counselor at Loyal Heights, Ms. Brittany Rider.
Please visit our School Counselor page for more details about Ms. Brittany and her services.

photo of counselor Ms. Rider, holding a picture of a heart

S.T.A.R. is a Loyal Heights program of our Beavers expectations

Students are encouraged to think about their actions with these 4 concepts in mind.

Are you being a STAR ?graphic of a beaver standing in front of a big golden star image

S is for SAFE

Ruler Framework- Yale Center Emotional Intelligence

The R.U.L.E.R. Approach is a program used district wide. Details can be found on the SPS Social Emotional Learning page.

The Loyal Heights MTSS – Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and PBIS – Positive Behavior Systems are detailed in the Loyal Heights Family Handbook.

Do you have a question? Looking for more information?

Contact information & Helpful Links | Loyal Heights and SPS

Loyal Heights Enrollment Questions Contact

      KathyKatzen- email:, (206)252-6000

Administrative Questions

      PrincipalMichael Berkenwald:, (206)252-6005

504 plans or bilingual Questions (English/Spanish) – 

      AssistantPrincipal Elizabeth Sánchez:, (206)252-5910

Counselor Related Questions


Special Education Questions 

      Charlie Hill: (retiring in June 2021.)

English Learner (EL) Questions


Kindergarten Summer Jumpstart Information:
Jumpstart is an on-site, 2 week, free program for incoming K students to meet teachers and ease into daily school routines.

Loyal Heights PTA Website:  LH PTA Website

Nurturing Knowledge: 
(On-site before and after school provided by outside organization)

SPS Enrollment Information:  SPS Enrollment Page

SPS Immunizations Information:  SPS Immunizations Page 

SPS Transportation Information:  SPS Transportation Page

SPS Nutrition Services Information:  SPS Nutrition Page

SPS Remote Learning Information:  SPS Remote Learning Page


Enrollment Information

Visit the  Seattle Public School enrollment page for detailed information and deadlines. After you enroll your student and if you live within the   Elementary School Attendance Area Map, you will be assigned to Loyal Heights Elementary. Visit  district's Address Look Up feature to verify if your residence is within the Loyal Heights attendance area. If you live outside the boundaries, you can still apply to be added to the wait list.


In Person Learning or Remote Learning?

The district diligently works on updating their response on how to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The best way to find out the most current decisions, visit the Seattle Public Schools district homepage at