Here's an update from a parent on the new middle school. Note: there are still 2 more meetings coming up next week on the hiring process as well. I expect enrollment choices i.e. rollup vs geosplit to be made about 12 months prior to opening.
"Long story short, the Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (opening Fall 2017) is expected to serve1) ALL students who live in the newly established Robert Eagle Staff service area (Greenwood, Olympic View, Northgate, Broadview-Thomson, Daniel Bagley). This includes students who want to take part in the HCC program as middle schoolers.2) And ALSO all students who live in the Whitman Service area who want to take part in the HCC program as middle schoolers.All families of students grades 4, 5 and 6 who might meet this description are welcome to attend the Principal Planning meetings.Robert Eagle Staff Middle School Principal Hiring Meetings - UPDATED!In September 2017, a new middle school will open in the NW Region.Robert Eagle Staff Middle School will serve all students from Greenwood, Olympic View, Northgate, Broadview-Thomson, Daniel Bagley attendance areas as well as middle school students who are enrolled in the HCC program and who live in the Whitman service area.Meetings to discuss the hiring of the planning principal for this new middle school will be held at four sites. Parents of current 4th and 5th grade students are invited to attend to hear more about the hiring process and the planning that the new principal will lead during 2016-2017 to ensure a successful launch of the new school. These meetings are intended to address the hiring of a new principal and will not address questions regarding enrollment, boundary questions, and so forth. Those issues will be addressed at meeting to be scheduled at a later time.Parents of 6th grade middle school students who live in the areas served by the elementary schools listed above are invited to attend, as are parents of 6th grade HCC students who live in the Whitman service area.Meetings are scheduled on the following dates and times:Thursday, Feb. 18 at Northgate Elementary ()at Greenwood Elementary ( )at Cascadia Elementary Auditorium ( )All meetings will take place in the lunchroom unless otherwise noted at the school site. Spanish language services will be provided at Northgate and Greenwood. These meetings will be hosted by Jon Halfaker, the Executive Director for Schools in the NW Region.Learn more about the new school on the Seattle Public Schools' Building Excellence Program website"