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Reopening Schools 2020 Update for Grades K - 12 from Jason Thompson, Superintendent
Reopening Schools 2020 Update for Grades K - 12 from Jason Thompson, Superintendent
Marysville School District
Saturday, August 01, 2020

TO: Marysville School District Students, Families, Staff, and Community Members

FR: Jason Thompson, Superintendent

RE: Reopening Schools Update for Grades K - 12

July 30, 2020

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I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Pacific Northwest summer and are staying safe and healthy even as there seems to be a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in our county. Knowing the situation is changing week to week, we must be able to adapt our plans for the fall while remaining committed to providing quality instruction for our students in a safe manner. We appreciate all of the input we have received from students, parents, community members, and staff. 

I have stated and remain committed to our desire to have face-to-face instruction in the fall. I understand that is what many of you are wanting as well. Guidance from Snohomish Health District and the Governor, the current community transmission rate data and the evolving science around COVID-19 indicate it is not feasible to reopen schools in person in the fall.

Pending approval of the Board of Directors, we plan for our students to begin the 2020 - 2021 school year in a 100% remote model, using a staged approach for in-person reentry into school buildings. Remote learning in September will look quite different than it looked in the spring. We heard your feedback loud and clear and are making adjustments and improvements to the remote learning model. You will hear more about schedules, attendance, grading, and expectations after the final plan is approved by the school board. There will also be a parent meeting later in August to make sure families have all they need and understand the remote learning model.

The staged reentry to schools will be determined by the impacts of a changing COVID-19 pandemic, available resources, direction from Snohomish Health District, OSPI, and our Governor. Having the flexibility and agility to move to different models will enable us to provide the best education possible in whatever scenario presents itself. We will continue to focus on supporting students and families with unique needs, including special education services, English language learners, students experiencing homelessness, and others.

There are three scenarios for teaching and learning: 100% in-person learning, hybrid learning, and 100% remote learning.

Under these scenarios, there is a breakdown of hybrid stages to allow us to pivot quickly when needed. We have developed a webpage with information and updates about reopening schools and descriptions of the different models and stages will be posted once developed.

Stay safe and healthy.