Roadmap to Learning

March 8, 2021

Communication for Middle and High School Families

Families,


Thank you very much for being patient as the details for returning our secondary students were being finalized. I understand that the time it took to create this plan created apprehension and anxiety. I personally want to thank you for your understanding. With the return of our secondary students we will have all preschool through 12th grade students back in-person allowing us to start thinking about next September. As a district we are planning on a normal return next fall with students on campus. We also understand there may be some adjustments due to COVID-19, but barring any unforeseen conditions, our kids will be back.


The remainder of this communication shares some key points on what our secondary students will experience. Later this week we will send a form through Skyward/Family Access asking who wants to return in-person and who wants to stay remote. From this information we will split our students by alpha in order to assign students to the A/B/A/B schedule. Please know this is a process and there may be some flexibility as we assign students to the schedule by last name.


Centennial Middle School, Valley View Middle School, Glacier Peak High School and Snohomish High School

  • Students with last names A-K
    • On Monday/Wednesday (in-person days)
      • Traditional six-period day with five-minute passing times.
      • 25-minute office hour period that allows at home and in-person students to access their teacher via Zoom.
      • Added five minutes to the student instruction day: High school 7:30 a.m.-2:17 p.m. and middle school 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
      • Students who choose to remain remote will Zoom into each individual class.
      • Students who are sick or quarantined will Zoom into each individual class.
    • On Tuesday/Thursday (home days)
      • Teachers will post on Canvas access to on-going assignments and activities for the purpose of practice, review, enrichment and extension.
    • On Friday (home day)
      • All students will work remotely via Zoom.
      • Six periods a day and each period will be 20-minutes long.
      • Independent student learning time.
  • Students with last names L-Z
    • On Tuesday/Thursday (in-person days)
      • Traditional six-period day with five-minute passing times.
      • 25-minute office hour period that allows at home and in-person students to access their teacher via Zoom.
      • Added five minutes to the student instruction day: High school 7:30 a.m.-2:17 p.m. and middle school 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
      • Students who choose to remain remote will Zoom into each individual class.
      • Students who are sick or quarantined will Zoom into each individual class.
    • On Monday/Wednesday (home days)
      • Teachers will post on Canvas access to on-going assignments and activities for the purpose of practice, review, enrichment and extension.
    • On Friday (home day)
      • All students will work remotely via Zoom.
      • Six periods a day and each period will be 20-minutes long.
      • Independent student learning time.
  • Dates of Return
    • Week of March 22:
      • Student Safety and Transition Week for grades 7-12
        • Each secondary school will plan activities to welcome back students and families.
        • Our current three-period per day remote learning will continue through this week.
        • Afternoon office hours and small groups will be cancelled to provide teachers time for training and transition.
    • Week of March 29:
      • Grades 7, 9 and 12 will return following the new schedule.
      • Grades 8, 10 and 11 will remain remote and will stream into each individual class following the new schedule.
      • High school hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 2:17 p.m., and middle school hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    • Week of April 12:
      • Grades 8, 10 and 11 will return in-person following the new schedule.
      • Grades 7, 9 and 12 will continue in-person following the new schedule.
      • High school hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 2:17 p.m., and middle school hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Parent Partnership Program (grades 7-10) and AIM High School (grades 9-12)

  • In-person learning will resume for all grade levels beginning the week of March 29.
  • Please watch for more information that will be provided directly to impacted families by Principal Plucker.


More communication will be coming this week, such as more detailed schedules and the form through Skyward/Family Access asking students and families to choose remote or in-person. Please continue to be engaged, ask questions and prepare for the return of our students.


Again, thank you very much. This has been a long journey that will be a definite benchmark in our lives. With the return of all our kids, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger and brighter and will lead to normalcy as we plan for next year.


Thanks,
Kent

Roadmap to Learning reminders

  • Attestation - Students receiving in-person instruction should please remember to complete their online attestation and daily symptom check before arriving on campus each day (emails will be sent to student families about 5:15 a.m. and 7 a.m.). Attestation information is available at www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/attestation.
  • Bus routes and schedules - Please be sure to check our transportation information as some of our routes and schedules were recently updated to reflect additional student riders. Bus route and schedule information is available at www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/transportation.
  • Sickness - Remember to keep your children home if they have a temperature, are symptomatic or are not feeling well. Sickness information is available at www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/sick.
  • Face coverings and hand hygiene - Students will keep their face covering on and clean their hands before and after eating, after using the bathroom, after recess and at other times throughout the day. Face covering and hand hygiene information is available at www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/faqs.
  • Health and safety efforts - General re-opening web pages include information on topics such as personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements, face coverings, physical distancing, student transportation, hand hygiene, cohorting, student drop-off and pick-up, ventilation, classroom setup, recess and lunch and much more. You can learn more about our district’s health and safety efforts at www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening.

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