Access to Learning for All Students

March 29, 2020 Letter from Superintendent Kultgen

Dear Snohomish School District Families, 

I hope that you remain safe and healthy as we continue to grapple with the impact of this unprecedented viral outbreak as a community.  

Heading into the first week of April, I would like to share with you our plans for the next few days and weeks. There is much uncertainty during this time, and we are doing our best as a district to formulate and revise academic plans in response to this evolving health crisis. I am grateful for your flexibility, patience, and grace. 

Week of March 30-April 3

  • Monday:  Teachers will reach out to students and families in order to connect with students and share a general plan for this week’s activities. Teachers may do this by sending an email to the whole class, calling students by phone, and/or conducting a small group or whole class virtual meeting (i.e. Zoom).
  • Tuesday:  Teachers will begin to provide resources to students and families for the week’s activities through email, Canvas, and/or Zoom meeting.
  • Wednesday: Teachers will continue to provide resources for the week’s activities and provide support through email, Canvas, and/or Zoom meeting.
  • Thursday:  Teachers will continue to support students in the week’s activities. In addition, teachers will begin sending suggested activities/resources for students to engage in during Spring Break.
  • Friday:  All students will have received activities/resources for Spring Break.

Please note that we will not be holding student conferences during the previously scheduled days and times during the week of March 30, but we encourage ongoing conversations between educators and families around student learning.  

Week of April 6-10 (Spring Break) 

Spring Break is traditionally seen as a time for families and staff to recharge for the sprint to the end of the year. Although this is still true, I encourage our students and families, to engage in the activities/resources provided, so all are prepared for the learning that will begin following Spring Break. 

Additionally, during Spring Break families will be receiving a message from the district outlining a schedule for teacher engagement for the week of April 13. Staff will be in communication upon return from Spring Break. 

I trust that our resilience, innovation, connections, and sense of community will help us get through this trying time!  

Sincerely,
Kent Kultgen, Ed.D. 
Superintendent