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New Choir Teacher at Mark Morris

Mr. Rogero is the newest choir teacher at Mark Morris High School. He can’t wait to get started with teaching this fall!

2020-08-04T16:30:52-07:00August 4th, 2020|

School Reopening Update – 7/29/2020

July 29, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Families,

 

As we get closer to making a decision on the upcoming school year things are changing quickly. Today eight Clark County School Districts jointly announced they plan to start the school year in full remote learning. To avoid confusion I want to give you a quick update on where we are in the decision-making process.

This morning I met with Cowlitz County school district superintendents, the county health department, representatives from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry, Cowlitz Department of Emergency Management and local pediatricians. Superintendents from all Cowlitz County districts received the latest health data, information and perspectives.  After the morning call, I met with both Cowlitz and Clark County superintendents to discuss school reopening plans.

The School Reopening Steering Committee met earlier today as well, to review return to school plans and make updates and changes. The meeting produced some good insights and revealed a few questions we still need to answer before decisions can be made. This Friday, July 31, the school board will hold a special meeting at 4:00 p.m. to discuss school reopening scenarios.

I want to assure you that we are thoughtfully going through the decision-making process as we develop school reopening plans. We appreciate your patience as we work through this complex process.  We will publish our school reopening plans in early August to give parents and guardians as much time as possible to prepare for school.

 

Respectfully,

 

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

2020-07-29T16:09:48-07:00July 29th, 2020|

Learn Music with Longview Schools

Longview schools offers a rich and exciting music education for it’s students. Below are a selection of videos for your student to supplement their music education. Enjoy!

2020-07-28T11:27:28-07:00July 28th, 2020|

Enrollment Survey Closing Deadline

Dear Parents and Guardians –
 
The school reopening survey we sent you last week will be closing tomorrow, July 15, at 4 p.m. If you have not taken the survey and would like to do so, please check your emails for our survey link.
 
For questions or concerns, please email us at infoteam@longviewschools.org.
 
Thank you for your participation!
2020-07-15T16:23:45-07:00July 14th, 2020|

School Update

June 26, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,

As you can imagine, the reopening of schools this fall is dominating much of the work that will occur at the district this summer.  The state has announced schools will reopen using guidelines provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health and Labor & Industries.  The safety guidelines are significant and we are working hard to figure out how to open school next year under these new rules.

We are planning to start school with all our kids in class, but are preparing for different options should conditions and state guidance dictate the need for an alternative approach.  Present guidance from the state includes an assurance of social distancing and cloth face coverings for all staff and students (with a few exceptions).  Frequent hand washing, increased frequency of facility cleaning, and health screening of individuals who enter our facilities are also being included in our planning efforts. Adhering to the social distancing guidelines outlined by the state is proving to be very difficult, particularly for our middle and high school students.

The other options we are preparing for are a “hybrid option” in which students would be split into two groups.  Each group of students would receive a combination of in person instruction (likely two days a week) and remote instruction (likely three days a week).  This option may be necessary if we are unable to adhere to the state’s social distancing requirements.

We are also planning for a full Remote Learning option should the state close schools this fall.  In this option, we are determining ways to improve the delivery of the instruction, the quality of the assignments given, and the consistency of the expectations and format for remote learning.  We are also working on the creation of a remote learning option for families who are not comfortable with their children returning to face-to-face learning due to health concerns related to COVID 19.

We will do all we can to assure a return to school that is as “normal” as possible while instituting practices that assure the health and safety of our students and staff.    To help us with the planning, we have formed a steering committee and four sub-committees that include parents, teachers, nutrition workers, administrators and union representatives.

During this highly uncertain time, one thing is certain – the district will be prepared to start school in the fall with flexible plans that can be implemented quickly. We anticipate spending considerable effort communicating those plans to our families and the community in early August.

Thank you for supporting our schools.

Sincerely,

 

Dan Zorn, Superintendent

Longview Public Schools

 

2020-07-16T09:34:41-07:00June 26th, 2020|

LCC Head Start/EHS/ECEAP is Now Enrolling

LCC Head Start/EHS/ECEAP is now enrolling 3 and 4 year olds. With eight different locations in Cowlitz County, Head Start/EHS/ECEAP provides free preschool, promotes kindergarten readiness, parent engagement, nutrition, medical, dental, and mental health services. Classes to begin September 2020. Apply now! Online: https://lowercolumbia.edu/head-start/apply.php By phone: 360-442-2800

2020-06-25T08:05:05-07:00June 25th, 2020|
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