Reopening Updates for 2020-21 School Year
January 20, 2021 — Reopening Letters From Superintendent Brockman:
UPDATED JANUARY 11 — To prepare for the reopening of our school buildings to middle and high school students,
we are conducting a survey for families who are planning to have their students remain in the remote-only learning option. Remote students may find that their schedule and teachers may change and they may have more asynchronous learning than they are currently experiencing.
Families who plan to send their students to school in the hybrid model do not need to fill out the survey. In-person students who participate in the hybrid model will be expected to wear masks, stay six feet apart from others, and regularly wash their hands.
Families will also need to fill out a daily attestation form saying their student has not had any COVID-19 symptoms. Primary symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. If your student experiences any of these symptoms, please consult a healthcare provider and keep them home from school.
Once we have the survey results (deadline to opt into the remote-only model is Jan. 22, 2021), building leaders at the middle and high schools will be able to finalize their plans for staffing, transportation, meal services and hybrid/remote student schedules. We are hopeful hybrid students will be returning to buildings in mid-February.
With that in mind, we will also be shifting the start times at both Cascade Middle School and Sedro-Woolley High School to their earlier start times (7:43 a.m. and 7:55 a.m., respectively) on Feb. 1, 2021. State Street High School will be staying with their current schedule. The return-to-campus date is still to be determined, but shifting the start time at the beginning of the semester for CMS and SWHS will allow a smoother transition. This will allow us to offer transportation to hybrid students at elementary, middle and high school levels. For more information about bus routes or to find the nearest bus stop if you are new to the district, please call the Transportation Department at 360-855-3504.
The USDA Meal Kits will continue to be provided at no cost on Wednesday. Breakfast and lunch will also be served to students on campus at no cost through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
If you have building-specific questions or concerns, please contact your student’s principal. They will use the data collected from these surveys
If you have general questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.