Snohomish School District

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Re-Opening 2020-2021

  • June 29, 2020

    Families –

    I want to provide you with an update of the work of our district’s Re-Opening Committee (ROC). The committee, which meets weekly and has had three meetings to date, includes district administrators, principals, and parents. Additionally, subcommittees comprised of district teachers, classified staff and students are working to provide input to the ROC.

    The ROC’s goal is to have a recommendation to the School Board around July 22. The committee’s work is guided by directives from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

    Here are the key points from the ROC’s last meeting (Friday, June 26) that I want to share with you:

    • The committee came to agreement on these four broad primary considerations, or principle guidelines, by which re-opening options will be evaluated:
      • High quality learning opportunities for all students
      • Safety of students and staff
      • Sustainability
      • Community
    • ​​​​​​​While we all agree that our goal would be to have every student back in school, in person, full time, as soon as possible, the committee, after considering the most recent guidelines from OSPI and the DOH, overwhelmingly (more than 80 percent) expressed the opinion that it is unlikely that we can accomplish this goal at the start of the school year.
    • Acknowledging that not all students will be able to attend all day, every day, the committee will brainstorm and investigate all models that would allow as many grade levels or identifiable student groups as possible to attend all day, every day, while following all safety guidelines as set forth by the OSPI and DOH.
    • The committee knows that the distance-learning models need to be consistent across classrooms/schools and have clear learning expectations.
    • The committee understands all educational opportunities must take into consideration family schedules.
    • The committee wants to investigate ways the district can utilize or expand the Parent Partnership Program for families who are not yet ready to send their children for face-to-face instruction.
    • The committee stressed the importance of increasing communication with the whole Snohomish community in this process and in communicating the decisions reached as soon as possible.

    Below are important resources about the guidance from OSPI that likely provide answers to many questions:

    Documents, agendas and minutes from the district’s ROC meetings are posted on our website at www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening. We encourage you to take a look through them and stay connected. We also have a dedicated email address (reopening@sno.wednet.edu) for those with questions or looking to provide input.

    I look forward to providing you with additional updates as we move through this process. As always, I hope you and your families are taking time to relax and enjoy your summer break.

    Thank you.
    Kent Kultgen, Superintendent

District Announcements

  • Kids' Cafe summer meal service begins Monday, June 29

    All area kids age 18 and younger are invited to join us at our Kids' Café summer meal program. The program is free, and there is no pre-registration or sign-up. Kids just need to show up and enjoy a great meal. At sites where there is only a single serving time*, kids will receive a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following day. Kids' Café is held Monday through Friday and runs from Monday, June 29, through Friday, August 28. We offer meals at the following times and locations:

    • Snohomish High School
      • 8:50-9:05 a.m. – Breakfast
      • 12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. – Lunch
    • Snohomish Boys and Girls Club
      • 8:15-8:45 a.m. - Breakfast
      • Noon-12:30 p.m. - Lunch
    • Seattle Hill Elementary*
      • 10:50-11:05 a.m.
    • Centennial Middle School*
      • 11-11:15 a.m.
    • Three Rivers Mobile Home Park*
      • 11:25-11:40 a.m.
    • Circle H Mobile Home Park*
      • 11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    • Emerson Elementary*
      • Noon-12:15 p.m.
    • Valley View Middle School*
      • Noon-12:30 p.m.
    • Snohomish Aquatic Center*
      • 12:35-12:50 p.m.
    • Snohomish Mobile Home & RV Park*
      • 12:50-1:05 p.m.
    • Cascade View Elementary*
      • 1:05-1:20 p.m.

     

    All meals this summer will be provided at a district vehicle (no meals will be served in school cafeterias). Please look for the vehicle each day in the school bus loops/drop-off areas and where meals have historically been served at mobile home parks. Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/kidscafe.

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  • ECEAP enrollment for fall

    The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, or ECEAP, is a child development program for children aged 3 or 4 and their families. Children who experience poverty, homelessness, or are living in foster or kinship care, or are adopted from foster or kinship care, as well as children receiving special education services with the school district, are prioritized. Although it is uncertain what the opening of school will look like for the fall, ECEAP is still enrolling students and offering family support coaching, teacher check-ins, resources, educational activities, as well as online family support groups and informational classes to help ready your child for school. Please call 360-563-4641 for more information or 360-563-4636 for more information in Spanish.

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  • New student enrollment and registration now available online
    The Snohomish School District has implemented a new online process to enroll and register new students to the district and incoming kindergarten students. This process is only for incoming kindergartners and new students to the district, not students transferring to another school within the district. To learn more and be redirected to the online registration page, please click here.

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  • State immunization requirement changes

    Beginning August 1, 2020:

    • Every new student registering for school or child care in the state of Washington must have medically verified immunization records on file with the school in which they are registering. Medically verified immunization records include one or more of the following:
    • The update to Chapter 246-105 WAC has three major focuses:
      • It now requires medically verified immunization records for school and child care entry.
      • It clarifies conditional status in regards to school and child care immunization requirements and implementation.
      • It changes the Tdap immunization requirement to 7th through 12th grades.
    • Learn more by clicking here.
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