September 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

The first week of remote learning has been a success but has held a few challenges.  The feedback we have received has been positive and helpful – thank you.  A successful remote learning experience would not be possible without the cooperation and hard work of our families.

While district employees are working hard to provide a great remote learning experience for students, we are also preparing for the time when we are able to bring students back for in person learning. We are watching the Covid-19 infection rates closely after the Labor Day weekend and hope our community stays on a healthy path.  If the infection rates remain at safe levels, we will soon be considering bringing our youngest learners back to school in a hybrid format, which combines in-person and remote learning.  The earliest that this could begin would be the week of September 28.

The district is prepared and ready to have students back in class for in person learning when it is safe to do so. Our schools are clean and high frequency cleaning plans are in place. Air filters at every school in the district are being replaced with new, upgraded filters to support clean air. Safety signage is posted around all schools and every school has personal protective equipment for employees and students who need it. For high traffic areas like the main office and cafeteria, Plexiglas barriers are in place to protect students and staff members. After extensive work with the county health department, emergency plans are in place in case a student or employee is diagnosed with Covid-19.

We are excited and ready to get back to what we do best – teaching our kids in person.  In the meantime, thank you for your continued support of our remote learning efforts.  We will continue working hard to meet the needs of our students.  Please keep checking your email, or the district website, for updates.

Thank you for supporting our schools.

 

Respectfully,
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools