Roadmap to Learning
March 9, 2021
Communication for K-6 Families
Thank you so much for partnering with us this year in the education of your child. Now that we are settling into our new routines for both in-person and remote learning, we know the chance to change modes of learning is coming quickly. We must put a process in place because of logistical limitations such as physical space in the classroom, safety protocols and requirements, limiting the number of in-person students in each classroom, and not re-arranging existing in-person classes to the extent possible. It is our desire to honor all requests for change, but we need to work within the context of these limitations.
Addressing your requests in the context of these limitations and realities will take time, and we thank you for your patience and flexibility.
Below is the procedure for switching. Note: If you are not requesting a switch, you do not need to complete the form or take any further action.
- Please click here to complete the electronic form. The form must be completed no later than Friday, March 19, if you wish to request a change in learning mode (in-person or remote).
- Even if you have already notified your school of your request to switch to in-person or remote learning, you still need to complete this form so we can collect accurate data for the entire district.
- You will receive confirmation that your response has been submitted immediately after completing the form.
- You will be notified of the status of your request by Wednesday, April 14. This gives us the time necessary to manage complex district-wide changes at the elementary level. Please note also that Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9 is Spring Break.
- We will implement any changes beginning on the week of Monday, April 19. We will notify you of exact dates in future communication.
- For those currently online and planning on returning to in-person learning, please be aware of the following:
- Students will get a new teacher.
- The district will make all possible options for your child to come back in-person:
- If there is space available, your child will be placed in the appropriate grade-level classroom.
- If staffing and space allow, we may:
- Create new grade or split-grade level classes
- Create new classes made up of students from multiple schools
- Provide for the opportunity for your child to attend another school if there is an opening. Families will need to provide their own transportation to any school other than their neighborhood school.
- If classes are at capacity, your child will be placed on a wait list. Students will be placed from the waitlist as space becomes available.
- The lottery process will be used to determine which students will be placed in the appropriate grade-level classroom if space is available and which students will be placed on a wait list if classes are at capacity.
- Students enrolling new to the district after Friday, March 19, will be placed remotely and if desired, placed on the waitlist for in-person.
- For those switching to remote:
- Students will get a new teacher.
- Students will be placed in the appropriate grade-level classroom.
- Please be aware that classes could be made up of students from other schools across the district and that their teacher may be from another school.
We are very committed to honoring all requests for change, but we also want you to be aware of the limitations and realities that we face. If you have any concerns about this process, please contact Miriam Mickelson, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Services, at 360-563-7257.
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.
The Snohomish School District, in its commitment to excellence, places the success of each student at the center of all decisions and actions. Partnerships and strong academic programs ensure competent, responsible, lifelong learners.