Welcome to the Sedro-Woolley School District
We know the latter part of the 2020-2021 school year has been stressful and information continues to evolve at a rapid pace. We appreciate and highly value our staff’s effort to put together a continuous learning process almost overnight.
The guidance we are receiving from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has been fluid and dynamic. In this fluid process there has been some unexpected changes that have challenged us, especially with the early guidance given. I am very impressed and appreciate the flexibility, skill, and creativity that our entire learning community has demonstrated in dealing with this crisis. Our highest priority is to ensure the physical, emotional, and academic safety for our students, staff, and families.
On April 6, the governor and OSPI made the decision to keep our school buildings closed for the duration of this school year. The last day of school is now scheduled for June 19. This was not a decision lightly made, but we agree it’s the correct course of action to keep our community safe while reducing the spread of COVID-19. Our focus is on compassion, communication, and common sense as we ask students and their families to embrace a new way of learning while also working to ensure basic needs are being met, as well as making sure students are feeling secure emotionally.
We know there will be many questions regarding what this extended closure means for Sedro-Woolley students. However, we know we must provide continuous learning opportunities. We also know we must continue to support our high school students as it relates to earning their second-semester credits. Both State Street and Sedro-Woolley High School staff members are working to ensure the Class of 2020 will graduate with full high school diplomas.
This is a challenging and exciting time to be an educator. It’s in these types of situations when creativity and innovation rise to the top to meet our students’ needs. Having to develop and implement new systems in teaching and learning is an opportunity we cannot pass up. As many of you know I like to sail. In rough seas, you must adjust sails, change tacks, close hatches, wear a safety harness, and sometimes drastically change course in order to stay upright. We rely on our crew to work together during the voyage to accomplish these tasks and to get us safely to our destination. Currently, we are in a crisis that is requiring us to draw upon our knowledge, skill, experience, creativity, and innovation to meet our student’s educational needs. I know we are up for the challenge and we will do everything we can for the benefit of our students. We have great students and staff, and we have a great school community that supports our students. Please remember, together we’re better. Even when we’re apart, we can still make a difference.
Remember that our daily meal service continues will be provided Monday through Friday until June 19. We have been serving about 1,900 meals each week — we appreciate the efforts of our food service and transportation staff members to make this monumental undertaking a reality!
During the last week of school, families will be notified about how to return any items that have been checked out, including Chromebooks, library books, and classroom materials. Individual building principals will communicate these plans and also how students will be able to pick up individual belongings and yearbooks.
Thank you again for your understanding and patience as we work through the challenges of these unprecedented times. Please continue to stay healthy and safe.Sincerely,Phil BrockmanSuperintendent360-855-3500Kellie CargileExecutive Assistant to the Superintendent360-855-3502
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