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    Dear incoming Eagle Staff Student and Family,

    Welcome to Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, home of the Ravens. It is an honor to partner with you in your middle school journey as you make the transition to Robert Eagle Staff MS. Over the next year or two years you will have the chance to explore new ideas, master new skills, and learn from your teachers and peers. Our primary goal is to ensure that you as a student are challenged to grow in core academic content, in critical thinking and problem solving, in your ability to collaborate and communicate, and in developing a strong belief in yourself, a “growth mindset.” And we want you to have fun!

    Mark your calendars for the following dates and opportunities:

    • August 11, 9-10 am or 1-2 pm: Eagle Staff tour for Incoming 8th Grade Students
    • August 15 9-10 am or August 16 1-2 pm: Eagle Staff tour for Incoming 7th Grade Students
    • September 5, 1:30: Robert Eagle Staff Middle School Ribbon Cutting and Welcome
    • September 6: First Day of School
    • September 19: Robert Eagle Staff Middle School Picture Day
    • October 10: Robert Eagle Staff Middle School Curriculum Night

    If your student attended Whitman MS or Hamilton Int’l Middle School, we likely have a copy of her/his course selection form which we will use to help us build our elective offerings and your student’s schedule.

    If your student is coming from another school, review and rank the elective possibilities listed on the next page in order of preference, and return by mail or in person to RESMS 1330 N. 90th St., Seattle, 98103, or by email to Contact Principal Marni Campbell at or 205-252-1473 with any questions.

    **Note: All electives are not guaranteed, so be sure to rank in order of preference.

    Thank you for becoming part of the Eagle Staff community!

    Note: All students will take a full year of Language Arts, Social Studies, *Math, and Science and will be assigned to these classes according to district designations such as HCC and/or course pathway. Students with IEPs, we will review your IEPs and meet with your teachers to make sure that we are providing the best supports for your learning.

    In addition to these four courses, all students will take Physical Education (PE) for one semester unless they qualify for a PE Waiver. PE waivers are available for the following reasons: Physical Disability, Religious Belief, or if the student is taking two year-long electives. PE Waiver packets will be available in October 2017.

    Students will have two periods in which to take elective classes. These periods may be filled with semester-long (half year) or full-year courses. Unless there is a waiver request, PE will be one of the semester-long courses

    *See information on the reverse side regarding Math class placement and Music opportunities.

    Math Placement at Robert Eagle Staff MS

    Math placement will take into consideration all of the following criteria:

    • Next course in sequence
    • Teacher recommendation
    • Smarter Balanced Assessment scores (Level 4 for students considering skipping a specific course)

    Contact Sara Rubio ( or Marni Campbell ( with any questions.

    Music Placement at Robert Eagle Staff MS

    Dear Robert Eagle Staff Music Family,
    Welcome to the Eagle Staff Middle School Music Program! We are very excited to have you be a part of the inaugural year of music-making at our brand-new school. The music teachers at Eagle Staff are committed to creating a high-quality educational experience that is rewarding, enriching, and fun for ALL students. As a part of this program, students will build their skills and knowledge and become exceptional musicians, leaders, and citizens of the Eagle Staff community.

    • Incoming 7th and 8th graders (please read carefully): Your current instrumental music instructor will provide an ensemble placement recommendation for next year. If your teacher recommends an audition to determine placement, Eagle Staff instrumental teachers will contact you and set up a time for the audition. If you desire an audition, please email John Aguilar at or call at (206) 474-8872.
    • Please be sure to complete the course request form on the reverse so that we know your student would like to study music for the 2017-2018 school year.

    John Aguilar and Lindsey Dustin, Robert Eagle Staff Music Teachers

    Incoming 7th & 8th Grade Elective Survey