Update for July 1, 2020

Posted by Lake Stevens School District on 7/1/2020 2:00:00 PM

We are hard at work on a plan to safely return to school this September. A School Reopening Workgroup made up of educators, nurses, school support staff, and parents has been meeting since June to create important recommendations in three areas—Operations, Health & Safety; In-Person Instruction; and Online Instruction. We also have groups focused on student meals and transportation, and a student focus group. These groups will present their findings to our Administrative Team in early August.

Workgroup representation

A graphic showing the workgroup representation.

A family survey will be conducted later this summer to gain important feedback on the proposed scenarios for the return to school. This information will help the Administrative Team present a final recommendation to the Board of Directors at their Aug. 12 meeting. Once a reopening plan is adopted by the Board, it will be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and reviewed by the Snohomish Health District.

There are many important decisions that need to be made in a short amount of time, using ever-changing science and data. While we will be moving quickly, we are working thoroughly to ensure that all of our students and programs are well-represented.

School Reopening Workgroup Timeline

  • June 29: First School Reopening Workgroup meeting
  • July 1-31: Subgroups meet and plan. Submit findings to Administrative Team by July 31.
  • August 3-7: Administrative Team reviews findings. Creates final recommendation for Board of Directors.
  • August 12: Board of Directors reviews recommendation.