April 24, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

 

I want to start off by thanking all of you for getting your kids engaged in the remote learning process. In the first two weeks of remote learning, students attended video-conference lessons, completed assignments in on-line and print formats, and interacted with teachers and classmates.  Overall, it is going pretty well.

Looking ahead, we hope students get into a regular routine that will allow them to have an effective remote learning experience. If you need help with this, reach out to your teacher or principal.  We want to be sure we are doing all we can to meet your needs during this difficult time.  We know you are doing the best you can under this unique circumstance and appreciate your continued support of the learning we are providing during the closure of our schools.

For those of you with students taking high school classes, who are wondering about grades and graduation, we posted grading and graduation guidelines on the district web site.  These guidelines are consistent with the direction provided by Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and are being shared by your school principal.  As I’ve said in the past, any high school senior who was on track to graduate before the school closure – will graduate this year.

The district is experiencing increased demand for meals. The number of kids showing up at our meal distribution sites keeps growing. To meet the demand, additional meal distribution options are under consideration. Please remember, any child, from birth to age 18, can pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday. You don’t need to qualify or register to receive meals – the kids just have to show up.

Thank you for supporting our schools, take care and stay safe.  Please let your school principal or me know if you need any assistance.  We will do our best to get you the support you need.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools