COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
On April 6, Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. While this news is disheartening, it’s not surprising. The statewide efforts to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 are working, and we have to continue the course to protect the safety and well-being of our students, staff members, and families.
While our school buildings will be closed, teaching and learning will continue. Please review our family and student communications to learn more.
We are following the order from Gov. Jay Inslee to implement social distancing to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This includes all K-12 school districts in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
Yes. Our Nutrition Services Department will have free grab-and-go meals for any person 18 years or younger and persons 19-21 years of age with a physical or mental disability, as defined by the State between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the following locations:
- Students must be present to receive a meal.
- Each student will receive two meals, lunch and breakfast for the following morning.
- At this time the menu will consist of cold breakfast and lunch choices
- Please enter through the bus loading zone. Our Nutrition Services staff will be set up to serve you drive-thru style, and walk-ups are welcome. Please look for our signs for additional directions and flow.
- No adult meals will be available for purchase.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Nutrition Services office at 425-335-1561.
If transportation is a barrier to accessing meals, please call 425-335-1500.
We have provided learning resources to families and teachers are reaching out to students to provide resources. We are also continuing to provide Chromebooks for students who need them.
Guidance and directives from our state and national education partners have resulted in continued revisions of our plans and communication during the emergency school closure. We know that these changes have been confusing and frustrating. Thank you for your patience and flexibility thus far.
Please review the letters below for detailed information about how our district’s learning focus is changing for the remainder of the school year, and what that means for your child and your family.
During the school closure, families are encouraged to support their children in accessing learning engagement resources. Families who have personal devices for their child to use at home are welcome to use it to access learning resources.
Students in grades 6-12 have a district Chromebook for use at home. Families in need of a Chromebook for their elementary child to access learning engagement resources will have the opportunity to check one out at the following locations and times:
Families who do not already have a device at home for their elementary child to use to access learning resources may contact email@example.com and we will arrange a time to connect with you.
Please visit the Clever Access page on the Learning Resources for Families Google site.
Resources are available for families in need of Internet access during our school closure. Comcast’s Internet Essentials program offers free Internet access for the next two months for qualifying families who are new customers. For more details please visit, www.internetessentials.com. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-335-1500 to request assistance.
We know that our high school students and families have very specific questions about earning credits, and meeting graduation requirements. We are in the process of getting answers to these important questions and concerns. State Superintendent Chris Reykdal has also made this one of his top priorities. As we learn more, we will communicate with families of senior students.
OSPI is canceling all state testing for the 2019–20 school year. This includes the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS), the Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM), and WIDA Alternate ACCESS for English learners. Here is the guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
We know how impactful school closures are for working families. We are working with our community child care centers and organizations to continue to offer child care services in our schools during the closure.
Child care and day camp for Lake Stevens students (PDF)
This list is meant to serve as a resource to help parents and guardians arrange childcare and outdoor educational opportunities for students during this emergency closure. Lake Stevens School District is not endorsing or promoting any of these facilities or programs. Please contact each facility directly with any questions.
- Country Dawn
10315 20th Street SE
- Lake Stevens Christian Daycare & Preschool
9805 31st Pl NE
- Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club
1609 E Lakeshore Dr
Outdoor Educational Opportunities
- Cedar Springs
- YMCA - Program at Allen Creek Elementary
6505 60th Dr NE, Marysville WA 98270
Lake Stevens School District welcomes the Class of 2033! We began accepting kindergarten enrollment packets beginning Monday, May 11. Packets can be picked up and dropped off at our middle school meal sites and the district office. More information is available on our kindergarten enrollment page.
Yes. Schools and PTAs are creating plans for yearbook distribution. Information will be shared with families by their schools prior to the end of the school year in June.
At this time, it's not safe for students and staff members to return to our school buildings. There will be an opportunity for students to pick up personal belongings before school ends in June. Information will be shared with students and families later this spring.
There will be an opportunity for students to return library books and other school supplies before school ends in June. Information will be shared with students and families later this spring.
All school athletic competitions and practices are cancelled for the remainder of the school year.
Yes. All community facility use rentals are cancelled through the remainder of the school year. Please visit our Facility Use page for more information.
The Snohomish County Health District recommends the following precautions: Take the same precautions for novel coronavirus that you would for other illnesses, like the flu or common cold. In fact, the novel coronavirus is part of the same family of viruses as the common cold along with the more severe MERS and SARS. It is believed to spread in a similar way—through droplets from coughing or sneezing, close contact like shaking hands, or touching a surface where the virus is and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth before washing hands.
Steps to prevent illness are:
- Wash hands often with warm water and soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t touch mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces. Microfiber cloths work well. When using disinfectants, follow instructions on the product label.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away and wash hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
- If you feel sick, stay home and avoid close contact with others. Keep sick children home from school or child care. If you’re well but someone in your household or workplace is sick, avoid close contact.