March 18, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Families –

With the district-wide closure of all schools in the Snohomish School District, we wanted to provide families with more information to support students’ access to learning. The materials do not replace the experience of being in school but can help students maintain the learning that has taken place this school year.

Calls from teachers

By the end of this week, district teachers will be making initial connections with students and their families through the primary phone number on file in the student’s Skyward/Family Access record. Please note, because many staff are not using district phones and are not on site or in our schools while these calls are being made, the calls will likely be noted as “caller unknown” or “blocked caller” in your caller ID.

Does your student not have access to a computer/laptop or internet access available at home?

In order to better engage in learning while at home, it may be useful for Snohomish School District students to have a computer/laptop and internet access. If any student does not have access to a computer/laptop or an internet connection at home, please complete one of the form links below. A separate form will need to be completed for each student in a family.

Families needing devices will receive a follow-up communication, and devices will be distributed during the week of March 23. Please note that due to the district's limited number of devices, the district's priority for distribution is for students and families who do not have devices or access to the internet.

Important – If you do not have a device that is able to access the online forms, please call one of these phone numbers between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. today or tomorrow (Thursday, March 19). A staff member is available at these numbers to work with our families over the phone to get the necessary information.

  • Elementary – 360-563-7247
  • Middle and high school – 360-563-7251
  • Spanish speaking families – 360-563-7290

 

Continued development of access to learning materials

As the school closure continues, we are continuing to develop materials which include:

Student engagement materials do not include:

  • Replication of classroom instruction.
  • Monitoring students’ access of online tools / resources.
  • Providing an exhaustive list of options.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters. Please remember to take care of each other. I am confident we will get through this, but it will take all of us thinking creatively and continuing to support our community’s children.

Kent