Roadmap to Learning
February 3, 2021
Letter from the Superintendent
It is exciting to have our 2nd grade students back in-person and we look forward to K-1 coming back to our classrooms next week. We are now preparing for grades 3-6 to come back for in-person learning. Our plan is for grades 3-4 to return on Tuesday, February 23, and grades 5-6 on Monday, March 1.
Additionally, above is a video that shares return information for families with students in grades 3-6. Please know that bringing back staff and students safely is our number one priority. Transmission rates, hospital capacity and positive testing numbers are all on a downward trend. We are well within the guidelines as provided by the state and Snohomish Health District. Coupled with this is our safety plans and protocols that are implemented in each building, and we will be diligent to ensure our district is following all department of health guidelines.
Thank you for all you do to help your students stay engaged. These are important decisions and your partnership is appreciated as we work towards providing additional learning options/opportunities for our students.
Serving you proudly,
Learning choice selection for 3rd-6th grade families
Between today and Monday, February 8, all district 3rd through 6th grade families must complete a form in Skyward/Family Access for each of their 3rd through 6th grade children. The selection form is available in parent/guardian Skyward/Family Access accounts (web browser version, not the mobile app) and is located in the Online Forms section of the site. Each family will need to indicate if their child(ren) will return for in-person instruction, stay online through 100% distance learning or continue with our Parent Partnership Program.
Parent/guardian responses are necessary to help us identify staff, classroom and scheduling needs as we prepare to welcome some students for in-person learning and continue to maintain online classes. The transportation input is informational only. Decisions will be in place through the end of the 3rd quarter (April 2, 2021). At that time the district will have a process for switching placement if so desired by the family.
Choose learning option:
- Attend in-person learning at neighborhood school (hybrid ABAB model)
- Continue with 100% online learning model through neighborhood school
- Continue with Parent Partnership Program (includes in-person learning through Parent Partnership Program)
- Continue with Parent Partnership Program (100% online learning model)
- My student will likely utilize district transportation/busing to get to/from school.
- My student will likely not utilize district transportation/busing services.
Additional details for 3rd through 6th grade families
Grades 3-6 learning schedules
- Grades 3-6 hybrid in-person learning schedule
- Grades 3-4 online learning schedule
- Grades 5-6 online learning schedule
Return dates for in-person instruction:
- Preschool and 2nd grade returned on Tuesday, February 2.
- Kindergarten and 1st grade will begin on Monday, February 8.
- Grades 3 and 4 will begin on Tuesday, February 23.
- Grade 5 and 6 will begin on Monday, March 1.
When students in grades 3-6 return, they will return to in-person learning in a hybrid (ABAB) learning model. The school day will be the traditional full-day schedule (ex. 8:35 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)
- Group A - Last names A-K
- Group B - Last names L-Z
Learning choice decisions:
- Decisions will be in place through the end of the 3rd quarter (April 2, 2021). At that time the district will have a process for switching placement if so desired by the family.
In-person learning guidelines:
- Students will be spaced 6-feet apart.
- Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings.
- An online daily attestation (symptom check) must be completed each day a student, staff member or other individual plans to be at school/on campus. For those individuals who do not complete the online attestation before arriving at school/on campus, a health screening including temperature check will be completed when the individual arrives on campus.
- Health and physical distancing guidelines will be enforced.
100% online learning model:
- For those who do not want to participate in the in-person instruction, we will continue to offer our current 100% online learning model for those families choosing this option.
- Free breakfast and lunch will continue to be available for those students and families participating in our daily meal program.
- We know that the possibility of switching teachers will have an impact on our students, families and staff. As a district we need to know which model families choose so we can adjust. It is our desire to keep as many students as possible with their current teachers.
- Families will be notified of teacher placement closer to the start date.
Middle and high school:
- We continue to be in constant discussion about the return of our secondary students. It is the intent of the district to bring back secondary students as soon as we are safely able to do so.
Roadmap to Learning reminders
- Schedules - The return to in-person instruction is a very personal decision for our students and their families. And while many have made the decision to return to in-person learning, others have not. Instruction through our district’s 100% remote offering continues with our team of educators and staff who support these students and their families through our online platforms. Students who have chosen to continue with remote instruction, will remain under the current remote schedule. We remain steadfast in our dedication and commitment to educate all students whether they be at home or in our school classrooms. In-person and remote student schedules are available at www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/schedules.
- 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.