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Any child with a suspected disability, who is 21 years old or younger, may be eligible for special help in school. If you know any child, from
birth to 21 years of age who has, or may have, a disability, please contact Longview Public Schools at 360-575-7008. The school district
will help determine if a child is eligible for special education services. It doesn’t matter if the child is currently enrolled in school or not, so
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After reviewing the cloth face covering guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the school district developed the following face covering standards:
Cloth Face Covering:
- Definition: A cloth face covering is fabric that fully covers your nose and mouth.
- Wear face coverings with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Wear the face covering over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Face coverings should be worn by people two years and older.
- Face coverings should not be worn by children younger than two, people who have a documented medical condition preventing them from wearing a face covering or by people who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
- Both factory made and homemade are acceptable.
- Face coverings can be made from a variety of materials like cotton, fleece or linen.
- Neck gaiters are acceptable if the material consists of two or more layers.
- Bandanas and face shields are not acceptable.
Employees do not need to wear a face covering when working in a room alone.
Dear Parents and Families,
We are excited to get kids back in school and are reaching out to ask for your help in explaining new school rules to your student(s) that are in place to keep students and staff safe. Please read this entire letter, as it contains important information about changes to bus pickup times, safety rules, and daily reports you will have to fill out before your students comes to school each day. We are going to need your help and cooperation to make this a successful transition.
Starting Monday, October 19 Pre-kindergarten through second grade students will return to in person “hybrid” learning. Third through fifth grade students will start hybrid learning on October 26. Middle and high school students will start hybrid in person learning on November 9. While it is our intent to get students back in school as soon as possible, please be aware that these dates are subject to change based on community health conditions.
Before students arrive at school, it is critical that parents fill out the daily health attestation for your student. When done before students arrive at school, it will speed up the process of getting students into the school and to their classrooms in a timely manner. If your child displays any symptoms that might indicate they are sick, please keep them home and let your school know. You can attest to your student’s health on Skyward or on a printed form. For more information click here.
Safety signage about wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing are posted throughout schools to help remind students about safety expectations. We are confident that our students will do a great job wearing face coverings and practicing physical distancing. If your child comes to school without a face covering, your school will provide one. Detailed guidelines for appropriate face coverings and other safety protocols can be found on the district website. Your help reinforcing and supporting these expectations with your children will be of great value to the success of our transition back to in-person learning.
Another big change involves our bus pickup times. In an effort to minimize the amount of time students arrive before school, these times have changed. To view new bus pickup times click here , then click the green “bus routes” button. If you are dropping your student off at school, please do so about 10 minutes prior to class starting. It is important that students do not gather on playgrounds or in other areas before school starts.
The federal government extended the summer meal program so that all children from birth to age 18 are eligible to receive free meals. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided if your child wants one. On the days your child is not in school, the district will continue providing meals at six schools and at four community locations.
We are limiting visitors to school as much as possible, but know there will be times you need to see us in person. You are welcome to visit school, but we would appreciate it if just one parent came into school at a time. Please wear a face covering and practice safety protocols when visiting school.
If you have questions, please reach out to your school or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first week of hybrid learning will be a time of transition as our kids get back to in person learning. Please be patient with yourself and those around you. We will get through this together.
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools
Parks and Recreation is offering a Distance Learning Day camp for students who need help during remote learning.
This day camp is from Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm.
- Assistance with logging in and participation in online learning
- Before and After school activities to keep children active, outdoors, and engaged
- Supervised breakfast & lunch, with meals provided by Longview School District Nutrition Services
This camp is now only $65 for families during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Additional scholarships, through the Weyerhaeuser Giving Foundation are available as well for individuals who need aid in paying for the day camp. For more information, please contact 360-442-5400
Click the link below to register for October:
Below is the Washington State Department of Health School Reopening Decision Tree for public and private schools. Movement from stage to stage in the school re-opening plan is based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Cowlitz County, consultation with health officials, and other community health considerations. The Washington State Department of Health School Reopening Decision Tree explains how the district will consider this data when determining the stages of fully reopening our schools.