Roadmap to Learning

January 29, 2021

Weekend update

  • This school year the majority of our district’s students have been receiving instruction remotely, from home. However, since September, hundreds of our special education students have been able to receive in-person services such as preschool, physical therapy, speech/language services, occupational therapy and life skills on our school campuses. We are grateful for our bus drivers, teachers, custodians, specialists and school staff who helped make this experience for some of our district’s most vulnerable students so positive. Next week some of our youngest students will return to campus. Second grade students return on Tuesday, February 2, and our kindergarten and 1st grade students will be back on Monday, February 8. We are excited to share this step forward as we continue to work toward the eventual return of all students to our schools and classrooms. Student schedules are available at
  • 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. Student schedules are available at
  • District teams have been working hard for months preparing for the safe return of staff and students to the classroom. We’ve trained staff and worked through the details related to 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

Schedule changes beginning Tuesday, February 2

Below are the changes that will occur beginning second semester - Tuesday, February 2.

Preschool through Grade 2

  • Developmental preschool: Developmental preschool students will return to four days of in-person instruction on Tuesday, February 2. Details were emailed to families last week.
  • 2nd grade: In-person learning for 2nd graders will begin on Tuesday, February 2. Students will follow a transitional schedule. This transitional schedule will be in place until our 3rd through 6th grade students return to in-person school.
    • Kindergarten through 1st grade: Those kindergarten and 1st grade families that choose in-person learning will transition back into the classroom on Monday, February 8. Additional details available from your school and principal.
    • Students who chose to continue with remote instruction, will remain under the current remote schedule.
    • Families will have the opportunity to switch from remote to in-person or vice-versa at the end of third quarter - Friday, April 2.

    Grades 3 through 6

    • At this time, students in these grades will continue with the current remote instruction schedule.

    Grades K through 6 Special Education

    • Students who have not been attending in-person instruction will follow the appropriate schedule above for their grade level.
    • Beginning Tuesday, February 2, kindergarten through 6th grade students with IEPs who are currently attending two days per week of in-person instruction:
      • Resource room students will attend two days per week at their neighborhood school.
      • Students in special education self-contained programs will receive in-person instruction four days per week.
      • The families of students currently receiving in-person instruction will be contacted by their school with specific days and times of attendance.


    • ECEAP schedules were emailed to families last week. Please contact ECEAP at 360-563-4641 with any questions.

    Grades 7 through 12

    • Starting with the second semester, Tuesday, February 2, we are implementing a transitional schedule for secondary staff and students. This schedule moves the student start time for remote instruction to 9:30 a.m. As said, this is transitional as we believe that secondary students will return to in-person instruction, and when we do, our schedule will revert to our traditional 7:30 a.m. start time for students. The need for a transitional schedule is due to our elementary students returning to school and the necessity to align schedules so our elementary and secondary students who are being served on campus can be transported.
    • Key points to the change in schedule:
      • The student day begins at 9:30 a.m. All remote instruction classes will be adjusted forward from that time to reflect the current three-period day.
      • Special education students already receiving services on campus will extend their day until 1:15 p.m. They will eat lunch on campus from 12:30-1:15 p.m.
      • When a secondary grade returns to in-person instruction, all secondary grades will switch to a 7:30 a.m. start time.
      • AIM High School students will maintain their current schedule.
      • Details of the exact schedule are available from your school and principal.
      • As a district we are following the Washington Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District’s guidance. The safety of our staff and students is a priority, and we will follow established safety protocols. Once deemed safe, and all indicators meet the safety guidelines, we will begin the process to bring back secondary grades.

    Calendar information

    Monday, February 1, 2021 – No School

    • There is no school on Monday, February 1.
    • Secondary (grades 7-12) – Please see information from your specific middle and high schools regarding weekly schedules.
    • Food service will not be available on Monday, February 1.
    • For special education students who have been receiving in-person services, although there is no school on Monday, February 1 and Monday, February 15, students will not be coming to school on Friday, February 5, or Friday, February 19.

    Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15 - Mid-Winter Break

    • There is no school on Friday, February 12, and Monday, February 15.
    • Secondary (grades 7-12) – Please see information from your specific middle and high schools regarding weekly schedules.
    • For special education students who have been receiving in-person services, although there is no school on Monday, February 1 and Monday, February 15, students will not be coming to school on Friday, February 5, or Friday, February 19.

    Week of March 28 - Spring Conference Week

    • The district has not made a decision around Spring Conference Week, but due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, we feel the need to let our students and families know as soon as possible about a potential change. At this time, please plan on this week to be a five-day instructional week (same as the 2020 Fall Conference Week schedule).

    Week of April 4 – Spring Break Week

    • There will be no school during Spring Break (April 5-9).

    Changes to meal delivery - Beginning February 3

    Beginning Wednesday, February 3, families will be able to pick up seven days of meals (breakfasts and lunches) on Wednesdays. Meals will be distributed 4-7 p.m. at Little Cedars Elementary and Central Primary Center. Any district student and family is encouraged to participate. The current method of vans making daily food deliveries (Monday through Friday) to district schools will end on Friday, February 5.

    Those students receiving instruction in-person students will receive meals in school during the school day. All other students (remote and hybrid at home) will have the option of picking up a box containing seven days of breakfast and lunch at Little Cedars Elementary or Central Primary Center.

    The meals are free. There is no charge for meals for children 18 and under. Students can pick up their own meals, and only parents/guardians of students can pick up meals for students who are not present. Students may not pick up meals for other students, and parents/guardians cannot pick up meals for other (neighbor) students.

    Meal packs will be available through pre-order only. Order cut off is 8 a.m. on Fridays prior to the pick-up week. Each meal pack will include seven days of breakfast and seven days of lunch. Each meal includes entrée, fruit, vegetable and milk. Milk will be provided in 1 gallon amounts. Click here to complete the pre-order form.

    Menus and nutrition Information will be provided online through the Nutrislice site. Special diet meals will be available upon request for students with an approved medical statement on file (IEP or 504 plan). These will be available for both in-school days and the seven-day meal boxes. To request a special diet meal, please call 360-563-7298.


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