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Loyal Heights New Family Information

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

2022 Virtual School Tour

View our School Tour video to see the inside the building, hear from some of the staff and a slideshow with photos of all the staff.

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
  • 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
  • There’s a lot of time until September!

Meet the Loyal Heights Kindergarten Team!

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

Examples of a Typical Day in Kindergarten

  • 7:55-8:05 School Starts (unpack, wash hands, warm up) (10 minutes)
  • 8:05-8:20 Calendar (15 minutes)
  • 8:20-9:00 Science/Social Studies (40 minutes)
  • 9:00-9:20 K-3 Recess (and snack outside (20 minutes)
  • 9:20-10:10 Math (50 minutes)
  • 10:10-10:20 Brain break (10 minutes)
  • 10:20-11:10 Literacy (50 minutes)
  • 11:10-11:45 Lunch/Recess (35 minutes)
  • 11:45-12:20 Social Emotional Learning (SEL)/Literacy (35 minutes)
  • 12:20-12:55 PCP (Art, Music, PE, or Library) (35 minutes)
  • 12:55-1:30 Social Learning (free choice) (35 minutes)
  • 1:30-1:40 Clean up (10 minutes)
  • 1:40-1:55 Recess (15 minutes)
  • 1:55-2:25 Pack up/Story (30 minutes)

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.

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 ?

S is for Safe
T is for Thoughtful
A is for Accountable
R is for Rrespectful

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.

Loyal Heights Enrollment Questions Contact

Administrative Questions

504 plans or bilingual Questions (English/Spanish)

Counselor Related Questions

Special Education Questions 

English Learner (EL) Questions

Loyal Heights PTA Website

Nurturing Knowledge

SPS Resources

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.

Jump Start Update

Jumpstart is a 2 week long program over the summer for incoming kinders to get to know the building and the teachers. Jumpstart will be August 15-19, 2022. For more information, visit the Jumpstart page.

Afterschool Care Options

Various organizations offer before and after school care. View more information about Afterschool Care Options.