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  • Beginning on October 5, all schools in Washington will begin marking absences from remote learning as excused or unexcused in accordance with rules set by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). An absence can be excused for any previously allowable reason and any COVID-19 related circumstance with the student or family member. A student’s parent/guardian can excuse an absence by calling or emailing our school attendance secretary within five (5) days of the absence. Our school’s attendance secretary can be reached at  206-393-4170, ext. 1


    Below are two common questions and answers about how students can demonstrate attendance in the remote learning environment. You can also find more information HERE. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our attendance secretary.


    Can a student demonstrate attendance before or after regular school hours?

    Yes.  OSPI recommends that school districts provide multiple methods for students to access learning, outside of and beyond participation in live synchronous lessons. Our school district will count a student present if they engage in asynchronous activities, in place of a live scheduled session. This can include a student attempts an assignment, logs on for a part of the class, or asynchronously demonstrates participation. Students are encouraged to watch live teaching when possible.


    Can a student demonstrate attendance over the weekend for the previous week?

    Yes. Our schools will provide flexibility for families unable to log into live sessions due to internet access, bandwidth, access to childcare, other family obligations and work schedules.

    If your child is not able engage on a daily basis, you should contact our office to share that information in order to develop a plan to track their attendance.

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    1. Students, use these directions to practice logging in before the first day of school. 

    2. Watch this Screencast: How students will log in to their synchronous instruction every day (under 2 minute video)

    3. Parents, download the Seesaw Family App or sign up at

    Your child's username and password will be included in their Student Materials bag on a blue notecard. If you are having trouble getting in, email ANYONE here at school (classroom teacher, dean, principal, etc.). We are all committed to having 100% of our students logged in successfully on the first day of school.

    • Seesaw is our official LMS (Learning Management System) What is Seesaw? (5 minute video)
    • Classlink is the student's gateway to everything (Seesaw included) 

    Seesaw is the platform we will use to communicate with students AND families. These emails from our BC office will stop happening so frequently when school starts and we shift most of our communication with families to Seesaw. I am excited to explore some new ways of directly communicating with families utilizing some new Seesaw features! 

    Information & Directions Families Need:


    1. What if my child/student changed their password last year and has forgotten it?

    Contact your school Library Tech for password reset. You will find this information on the school homepage.

    2. As a parent, I have the Seesaw Class app on my device. Do I need it anymore?

    No, we are asking all parents to add the Seesaw Family app so they can communicate with their child’s teacher through Seesaw notifications. It also allows for parents to translate.

    3. I have an iPad for my K & 1st grader? Does my child log in the same way as last year?

    No it is different. Students will use ClassLink to join their Seesaw class.

    4. Who gets the student’s usernames and password to the student/family?

    The school can come up with a plan whether it’s done at device check out or sent via email by office or teacher. Different students have different plans.

    5. What if one of my students wants a device after the school has already passed them out?

    Make-up times will be offered for families that are unable to attend the scheduled day for their school. Note that it may not be possible to schedule make-up days before the first day of instruction. Contact:

    6. One of my students has a device that isn't working. Who do they contact? 

    For Chromebook and iPad technical support please complete an online tech support form at:

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  • At Home Instructions For Logging In to Google, Classlink, and KCLS Resources

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  • Shoreline Public Schools Mission

    Provide a collaborative learning community which engages all students in learning the academic and work-life skills needed to achieve their individual potential and become responsible citizens.

    Engaging Minds, Inspiring Dreams, Empowering Lives



  • Briarcrest Elementary Mission 

    Through our core values of respect, equity, and integrity, Briarcrest Elementary School nurtures the whole child by establishing strong family connections and instilling a growth mindset, cultivating high academic success.

About Our School

  • Briarcrest Elementary, located in the southeastern corner of the Shoreline School District, has an enrollment of approximately 465 students in grades K-5.

    The school, just north of the Seattle city limits, is home to the Dual Language Program for Shoreline Public Schools. Briarcrest offers physical education classes and vocal music to all students, and an instrumental music program to fifth graders.

    Through our core values of respect, equity, and integrity, Briarcrest Elementary School nurtures the whole child by establishing strong family connections and instilling a growth mindset, cultivating high academic success.


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