June 12, 2020
Dear Parents and Families,
The school year ends on June 19, which is coming quickly. I am sure many of you have questions and we will do our best to get them answered for you.
The safety and security of our students and employees is always a top priority. Due to health concerns related to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to forego elementary summer school services this year. We appreciate your patience and understanding with this decision. The funds that we had set aside for summer school will be used to provide after school services to students in need of academic support during the 2020-21 school year.
Looking ahead to next year, we are planning to start school with all our kids in class. However, we will continue to plan and prepare for different options in case circumstances change over the next 3 months. State officials provided school districts with guidance this week and we are using it in our planning and preparation. We are excited about getting our kids back in school in the fall and are committed to providing a safe environment. We will continue to keep you abreast of the details as they emerge from our discussions and preparations.
If your family checked out a Chromebook, please have your students use it this summer to access free learning resources on the district web site. Please plan on returning Chromebooks to school next fall. Our goal is to keep students learning through the summer months in preparation for school next year. If you are moving out of town, or to a different school district, please reach out to your school and make arrangements to return the Chromebook.
Finally, a couple reminders, Starting Monday, June 22, we will be transitioning to our regular summer meal program. If you have questions about the summer meal program call the district nutrition office at 360-575-7172. Kindergarten registration is open online on the district web site. If your child is 5 years old, it’s time to get enrolled in Kindergarten for next year.
If you have questions, or need support, please contact your teacher, school principal, or the district office. We are here to help and appreciate your support.
Dan Zorn, Superintendent
Longview Public Schools