Stage 2 "nearly 100% remote learning" and stage 3 "hybrid learning with early learning" bubbles of the reconnect plan

We are in Stage 2 and 3 of our Reconnect Plan. Learn more about our Five Stages. Staff resources can be found on the Human Resources webpage.

Taking care of yourself and your family is taking care of your community.

For students and families returning to school please keep in mind:

Stay home if you have any symptoms listed on our COVID safety agreement for families webpage. If your child begins to feel unwell during the school day they will be directed to a screening room and families will be notified if their child needs to be picked up from school.

If you are well enough to come to school:

  1. Wear your mask. We will provide masks for those who need them.
  2. Maintain your physical distance (six feet or more).
  3. Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water.

Our teachers and staff will be reinforcing these routines and practices.

Have more questions? Visit our Reconnect Plan FAQ.

Returning to School

Health Attestation

All families will complete a daily health attestation before entering school buildings. Stay home if you have any symptoms listed on our COVID safety agreement for families webpage. If your child begins to feel unwell during the school day they will be directed to a screening room and families will be notified if their child needs to be picked up from school.

Schedule (Elementary)

Our schedule will be 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Students and staff will follow the current Wednesday remote learning model. When at school, students will engage in regular school activities, which have been modified to keep spacing a priority. Each school will have protocols for bathroom visits and regular handwashing. During outside play, we will focus on keeping appropriate space.

Masks

We follow Washington DOH and OSPI guidance for face coverings. All students and staff are required to wear face coverings in school. Some students may be unable to wear face coverings due to medical or other conditions. Our behavior and health teams work with these students, families, and classrooms on an individual basis to support them in safely accessing their education.

Students will be provided cloth face coverings (masks) to wear at school, and are also allowed to wear their own as long as it fits our requirements. Students will need to launder their masks at home. We will also have disposable masks available in case of forgotten, lost, or soiled masks that need to be changed.

 

Return to School Video for Elementary School

Transportation

Transportation will be available for all eligible riders. Children are eligible riders if they reside 1) within the service area for their school and 2) outside the walk route. Eligible riders will be receiving more information soon so they can register to ride and find their bus stop. Families with children who receive specialized transportation will be contacted separately by staff.

We recognize transportation may be a concern especially given the modified start and end times of the in-person school day. If your child isn’t an eligible rider but transportation is a need for your family, please contact transportation at 360-676-6546.

School Meals

Every school will be serving breakfast and lunch to every student at no cost. You do not need to have an account to eat one or both of these meals. Students can bring meals from home if they prefer. If you have been picking up our weekly meal boxes, please continue to do so. When you pick up the weekly box, let our food services staff know you have children attending school and eating our meals and you will receive a modified meal box of the fresh items — produce, bread, dairy — and the weekly scratch-made entrée. 

 

Every school will serve meals differently due to difference in layout and space. Each school will practice the best social distancing and safety protocols for their site.

Cleaning Protocols

Best Practice

Viruses do not typically survive on surfaces for an extended period of time. To clean surfaces and objects wipe them down with the provided cleaner and disinfectant wipes. The most effective way to remove the virus is using a towel and cleaner to wipe it away. Just like when you wash your hands and the virus goes down the drain with the soap and water, the virus on the surface is wiped onto the towel. After cleaning, dispose of single-use towel or launder reusable towel.

Daily Cleaning

Custodians clean and sanitize used spaces daily and high use areas multiple times per day.

To ensure used spaces get clean make sure your building team is communicating with custodians on which work spaces are being used. If working remotely from the classroom, teachers should try and use one area of the classroom. If using a part of the classroom outside of your normal area, leave an obvious note for the custodian.

Cleaning Products

Do not bring in your own cleaning products. Mixing cleaning chemicals can be hazardous. Every building has access to appropriate cleaning products. If you need more, ask your custodian.

Provided Supplies

  • Spray bottles of cleaner
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Cleaning rags
  • Gloves

Ordering Supplies

Custodians order cleaning supplies through the district work request system. Coordinate with the staff requesting supplies and the building custodian.

Case Response Cleaning

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case affected rooms may have to be closed down for 24 hours. The closed rooms should be well ventilated, opening up windows and doors as safe and able. Custodians will clean and sanitize the room after 24 hours has passed.

Staff and students from the affected room will need to relocate to an alternate room until after the cleaning is complete.

Who is receiving in-person instruction in our schools?