Communication with Families
Email and our webpage is our primary source of information to parents.
Our Marvista PTSA also maintains a website with current and important information. Every Monday the PTSA sends an email out to all Orca Times subscribers that includes information about upcoming events and other important information. To sign up for the Orca Times, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to ensure the school office has your current email address. Please update your emergency card with your current email address. For families who do not have access to internet, we are happy to send home all communication via hard copy. Please let your teacher or the office know this is your preference. You may also receive communication from the school in the form of pre-recorded phone messages, bulk email messages and hard copy letters in the mail.
Office Hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Our phone number is 206-631-4200. The voicemail system will be on at all other times. If your child is not home at the usual time please call us. If it is after 4:00 p.m., please call Transportation at 206-631-7502.
School Telephone use
The office telephone is a business phone; therefore, student’s use will be limited to emergencies. Students will NOT be allowed to call home to see if they can go to a friend’s house after school or for similar types of reasons. These types of activities are to be arranged at home. A child will not be allowed to call home for forgotten items i.e. homework, band instruments, lunch etc. Cell phones are not permitted before, during or after school when on school grounds unless students need to call parents to arrange transportation. They may be placed in backpacks, turned off.
Your teachers are eager to communicate with you. Teachers may be reached via email or by calling the office during school hours. Keep in mind that during instructional time, the office staff will take a message or direct you to the teacher’s voice mailbox and the teacher will call you back at their earliest convenience. All staff members have an email address, see the staff directory for their information.