June 5, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

The end of the school year is just two weeks away on June 19. We appreciate your support and help with remote learning.

Please join me in congratulating and wishing our graduating seniors well. Graduation ceremonies are this weekend at all our high schools. Both R.A. Long and Mark Morris are holding a diploma pickup event, so parents have a chance to safely celebrate their student in person and take photos. The virtual graduation ceremonies will air on KLTV, which is Comcast channel 11, or can be viewed on www.kltv.org. On Saturday, June 6, KLTV will broadcast the R.A. Long ceremony at 3pm, with Mark Morris following at 7pm. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

For those of you who checked out Chromebooks, please keep them during the summer. Our hope is that your student will use the Chromebook to continue learning or for credit retrieval this summer. We have free learning resources listed by grade level on the district web site at www.longviewschools.com. If you need support with credit retrieval opportunities, please contact your high school principal. When next year starts, the Chromebooks will be used for most grade levels, so please plan to bring them back to school in September.

Our district’s School Opening Steering Committee has begun working on possible scenarios for the start of next school year.  This committee is made up of parents, teachers, administrators and other staff members representative of our employee groups.  We continue to hope for a regular start to the 2020-21 school year but are preparing for other possibilities, dependent upon the direction we are given by the state.

Starting Monday, June 21, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program. Both a breakfast and lunch will be served each day and the meals are free. Please remember, any child from birth to age 18 is eligible and must be present to pick up meals. If you have questions, or need information about the summer meal program, please call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172.

If you have questions, or need support, please contact your teacher or school principal. We are here to help.

 

Respectfully,

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools